Posts tagged with ‘1970s

Everything you’ve wanted to know about the real life fake ‘Argo’ movie from 1980

In Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film ‘Argo’, the plot revolves around a real life CIA operation from 1980 in which six American hostages are rescued from Iran under the disguise of being part of a Canadian film crew doing a location scout for a movie also called ‘Argo’. The story is true, and so was the movie… well, the script was real.

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IHC After Dark: Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii

The full director’s cut of Floyd’s famous concert from 1972. Something to give you some wacky dreams.

Afternoon music: Shirley Bassey “Light My Fire”

Doors cover songs seem to vary quite a lot… most musicians I’ve heard covering the Doors are trying too hard to imitate Jim Morrison in some way and miss the mark. But in 1970, Shirley Bassey did this classic her own damn way and nailed it. More or less.

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Perrier commercial from the 1970s shows how to do a slow, sensual handjob

I do this to all my beverages. They love it.

Ordering pizza with a computer from 1974

December 4, 1974: Donald Sherman, who lives with the neurological disorder Moebius Syndrome that results in impaired speech among other challenges, used a computer to order a pizza over the telephone. The system was developed by computer scientists Jerome (J.J.) Jackson and John Eulenberg, director of Michigan State University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Domino’s hung up on Sherman and the computer. Several tries later, Mr. Mike’s Pizza patiently took the order for a 16” pie with mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, and sausage, and this “high-tech sociolinguistic experiment,” as Eulenberg described it, was deemed a success.

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Star Wars immunization PSA from the late 70s

R2 worries about coming down with childhood diseases like ‘whooping cough’ (or Pertussis for you eggheads out there). Threepio, of all characters, calms him down then tells the ‘parents of Earth’ to make sure their kids are fully immunized.

HD stabilized video of the lunar rover from Apollo 16 in 1972

Using a HD transfer of the original Apollo 16 moon rover footage from 16mm film, it was cleaned up and stabilized. It’s almost like you’re right there, except with less real moon dust.

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Daily Richard Feynman: “Take the World from Another Point of View”

From an interview on PBS NOVA from 1973.

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IHC After Dark movies: ‘The Shiver of the Vampires (Le Frisson des Vampires) (NSFW)

A fantastically cheesy bit of cheap 1970s French horror from director Jean Rollin. A pair of newlyweds, a mysterious house, sex vampires… that kind of thing.

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This is one of the first photos ever of an Apple computer
Back in 1976 when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were putting together the first Apple I computer, this is one of the first pictures ever taken. Quite a ways away from the super polished, super gorgeous Apple products of today, but you’ve gotta start somewhere.
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This is one of the first photos ever of an Apple computer

Back in 1976 when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were putting together the first Apple I computer, this is one of the first pictures ever taken. Quite a ways away from the super polished, super gorgeous Apple products of today, but you’ve gotta start somewhere.

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"Red Sonja and the Wizard": Lost footage from Comic Con, 1978

In the seventies, Red Sonja writer Frank Thorne and Wendy Pini used to perform a show, “Red Sonja and the Wizard,” at comic conferences. No record of these legendary shows were thought to have survived, however—until this film, shot by an audience member at 1978’s San Diego Comic Con, surfaced on YouTube.

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Darth Vader, before he was famous
A short newspaper clip published in 1977, right before the official release of Star Wars, describing Darth Vader as a “Star Creature.”
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Darth Vader, before he was famous

A short newspaper clip published in 1977, right before the official release of Star Wars, describing Darth Vader as a “Star Creature.”

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A treasure trove of animation from the early days of computer animation

From the 1970s into the 1980s, the YouTube channel VintageCG has over 100 videos showcasing the quick progress through the early days of computer animation, when just having a vector shape show up on screen and a shiny metal ball on a flat plane was a mind-blowing achievement.

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