It’s the personal computer revolution, as those ingenious devices that put men on the moon, revolutionized science and perplexed millions are finding their way into the home.
Look back at all of these talking dolls from the ’60s! Just pull the string – or the ‘Magic Ring’ – and you never know what these toys will say next!
If you already own a 1960s house, are thinking about buying one, or just want to see how new suburban homes were designed back in the Kennedy era, check out these vintage ’60s home plans!
When Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! originally aired in December 1966 no one expected the cartoon to become a part of American pop culture legend.
The Provenceaux Collection: This lovely bedroom group is just one of more than a dozen French Provincial designs made by Bassett.
Stick cloves in an orange and you have a pomander ball – well, it is almost that simple. Pomander balls became popular around the 17th century and have been in use ever since. Here’s how to make one!
Eight Is Enough premiered on March 15, 1977, and ran for five seasons before wrapping up in August of 1981. Starring Dick Van Patten, the show focused on Tom Bradford and his eight children.
Thanksgiving, now held each year on the fourth Thursday in November, has long been a controversial holiday, Here, look back at Thanksgiving history as it played out over more than three centuries.
The best way to gift-wrap a bulky or odd-shaped kitchen appliance or utensil is – don’t! Give it a fanciful shape, instead – with Christmas paper, ribbons, ornaments and more.
What was Victorian etiquette was like for men? There were rules for everything – so take a trip back to the 1880s and see what was what way back when.
Since the most expensive part of your system will probably be your records, it makes a lot of sense to spend money on a better turntable – so here is how to choose a good turntable.
Anyone who lived through the great videotape format war of the late 1970s to early 1980s will never forget the big question: VHS or Beta? Here’s the Betamax side – the player that ultimately lost.
The Chevrolet Vega was a small car made to compete with the foreign imports that were dominating the US automotive market. Here’s a look back at the Chevy car made only in the ’70s!
Chewy, moist pudding brownies. If you loved them as a kid, try this recipe. It’ll bring back the good old days. Two recipes from the ’60s for you to try!
Monsanto’s Home of the Future at Disneyland – set in the futuristic year 1986 – was built almost entirely of plastic, either alone or in combination with traditional building materials.
Remember these retro cups so popular years ago? Colorama, Heller’s vintage “Colorized” aluminum tumblers, were beloved for as being unbreakable, lightweight, inviting to use and smartly designed.
Every home has room for a Christmas tree, even if it’s only the tabletop variety. See the festive joy a small tree Christmas tree can bring to your home!
Send Christmas cards for the boys “over there” laden with cheery messages The number of Christmas packages that may be sent to the boys at
The classic 1982 movie Blade Runner, about the genetic development of androids, imitates the style history’s great detective films, and is set in a bizarre vision of urban America in 2019.
The classic ’59 Buick cars were said to be the clearest and cleanest example of a new styling trend that would be popular for years, and had editors name Buick ‘best looking overall’ of all 1959 cars.
See how the famously handsome football star Joe Namath used to pitch rocker-recliners and other easy chairs from La-Z-Boy… and the ads weren’t exactly subtle.
If you’d like to celebrate an proper Edwardian-style Christmas, here are lots of ideas for you! Get inspired by these recipes, decor tips, vintage images and lots more.
Something new has happened to pumpkin pie: Double layer pumpkin cheesecake pies! Cream cheese blends perfectly with spicy pumpkin, and bakes up smooth and creamy.
To help keep an eye on the war, during both WWI and WWII, the Navy asked to borrow binoculars from American citizens, paying them $1 per pair – which was much cheaper and simpler than buying new optics for the military.
‘Man-eating shark attacks’ made the headlines back in 1916 after there were several attacks and deaths from sharks off the coast of New Jersey and New York. Find out what happened here!
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” became an unexpected – and unforgettable – classic. It combines the story of a boy who wins a lifetime supply of chocolate and a colorful musical with intricate sets and wild visual effects.
1974 Apollo. By Buick. We wanted to give people a small car to move up to.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show stars Mary in the role of Mary Richards, a small-town single girl who moves to the big city and lands a job as associate producer of a news program on a local TV station.
Some microwave oven questions & answers from the early 1970s! Plus tips like: “Just plug it in and turn it on. The food gets hot. The oven stays cool. If you want, you can even cook on paper plates.”
Here’s a look back at some of the greatest examples of fashionable gowns and flapper-style vintage dresses from the roaring twenties that would be at home on the set of a Great Gatsby movie.[/box]
Lee Majors starred in the Six Million Dollar Man TV series as astronaut Steve Austin, who, after a crash that nearly killed him, was remade in a bionic man – essentially a cyborg – and turned into a government agent.
‘Let us always be willing to give them whatever credit is their due.’ 186,000 men of African descent fought for the Union in the Civil War. Here are some antique portraits showing just a few of these soldiers.
In the ’70s & ’80s, many parents didn’t mind Saturday mornings at home with the kids. One reason was “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” one of the best examples of how television had improved for children.
Long nose? Thin mouth? Here are some ways to minimize your facial flaws with the help of vintage-style glasses, with based on fashion tips direct from the fifties!
To many Americans living south of the Mason-Dixon line, sweet potatoes are not at their best unless cooked with marshmallows. Here are 5 ways to make old-fashioned marshmallow sweet potatoes for a Thanksgiving side dish!
What vintage Halloween candy did people get when trick-or-treating? See classic Butterfinger bars, Brach’s candy, Milky Way, Dubble Bubble, Baby Ruth, candy corn and more!
Cookies… made with boxed pudding mix? Yep, it’s a thing, and they’re pretty delicious, too! Get retro recipes for chocolate chip cookies, butterscotch, oatmeal, lemon & more pudding mix cookies here.
During WWII, countless products were limited in order to help meet the demands both of the military and the citizens back home. Here’s a look at what those ration books and rationing stamps looked like.
Cranberry souffle salad can be the highlight of your meal The Monroe News-Star (Louisiana) November 14, 1957 Almost a year has passed since a new
Many TV critics were surprised that Emergency! was a success. One factor for sure: actors Randy Mantooth and Kevin Tighe, who played paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto, made indelible impressions on viewers.
“Hey, Andy, look at this. Onion dip with Miracle Whip.” There’s only one thing better than homemade onion dip. And that’s homemade onion dip made
The Addams Family TV series portrayed the everyday life of one kooky and spooky family. Although the show had a huge impact on pop culture, it only ran for two seasons – from 1964 to 1966. Meet the cast and hear the snappy theme here!
Take a look back at 20 of the Lincoln Continental classic cars that Ford produced back in the ’70s — including the Mark III, IV and V.
’63 Dodge sedans and coupes, station wagons and convertibles – see the Dodge cars that were new and popular back in 1963!
The Wide-Track 1968 Pontiac GTO’s abilities can be traced partly to its standard 400-cubic-inch, 4-barrel V-8. A 3-speed with Hurst shifter. And Fastrak, redline tires that adhere to the road like glue clings to your fingers.
Because the secret of today’s hair isn’t just more hair. It’s cleaner hair, blown dry – to give it bulk and body it out.
So hot in the ’60s, the dramatic, dome-shaped beehive can be created at home! Here’s how to get the vintage beehive hairstyle that creates the illusion of tall elegance.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize winner who made nonviolence his chief weapon in the fight for civil rights, was shot to death in 1968. His assassination triggered violence across the nation. Find out more here.
On this 1982 sitcom, the square pegs were Patty Greene (a young Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lauren Hutchinson (Amy Linker). Patty’s the smart, skinny, nearsighted one; Lauren’s the one with baby fat and braces. The round hole is Weemawee High, which they’ve just entered.
Let’s look back at the popular sitcom The Facts of Life – meet the actresses, hear that catchy theme song one more time, and get the lyrics for the hit show’s opening credits!
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