Postcards from various shopping centers, malls and department stores in Sweden from the 1960s and 1970s. Pay attention to the various plants, swank architecture and lovely colors....

I’ve always had a keen interest in architecture, but nowadays it seams bigger than ever. Probably because I have been lucky enough to find some interesting books at my college library about the modernism and functionalism in Sweden. The modernism architecture was introduced in Sweden during the Stockholm International Fair in 1930 and really set a standard for the design and lifestyle during the following decades. Everything looked clean, simple and functional, hence the word functionalism. The 1950s and 1960s...

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By Christopher Oct 12th 2005 in Film

Dentist on the Job

This British movie from 1961 can be found on the DVD version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Well, okay not really. Before the actual movie begins, you are presented with about two minutes of the opening titles from Dentist on the Job. A voice from the projectionist is then heard, that it’s the wrong movie, and then the Holy Grail begins. I couldn’t help thinking that I’d actually want to see this movie, however silly it may be....

I’m a big fan of Taschen’s books. So far I have purchased their two advertising books from the 1950s and 1960s. The 50s book is the newer edition with only some 350 pages, the first edition had over 900 pages, but it seams that it is out of print now. I was lucky to find the 60s book at the swank department store Harrods in London last year. If you are into Googie design or just like the colorful, simple,...

This is a photo from Disneyland probably taken in the early 1970s. It depicts an attraction called The Peoplemover. It was meant as a demonstration of futuristic technology, suitable for moving people around urban centers, airports, shopping malls and what not. It was introduced in 1967 and took the passengers for a ride around Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Los Angeles, with the light weight tunes of Buddy Baker playing in the background. The ride was unfortunately closed in 1995....

Ride the Monorail
By Christopher Sep 3rd 2005 in Event

Ride the Monorail

The Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 with the theme Century 21 has to be the coolest fair ever! Go from downtown Seattle on the monorail, speeding along high above the streets of Seattle. The fair was home of the Space Needle, one of the most famous Googie architecture landmarks in America, it still stands there today if you want to visit it. It was also home of the Bubbelator science ride, which took up to 150 people in a transparent...

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