Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Malmö in 1962 – A beautiful summer day in Sweden

Written by Christopher Alm • November 25th, 2007

Here is a short montage of footage shot in Malmö, south Sweden in the summer of 1962. You can really feel the warm sunny weather and happy-go-lucky people going about their business or just enjoying the nice weather. Everything seems more colorful, happy and better back then.

I wish Malmö still looked like this, but I guess it’s a thing of the past. The footage was taken from Mitt Hjärtas Malmö – Volume 5 available to buy on DVD here.

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Anonymous

    Great clip – love seeing old film of Sweden from the 60’s. Thanks!

  • janepeepshow


  • janepeepshow

    oh & you forgot the ö in the first Malmö :)

  • Charles

    I love the speed of the images how they appear slightly slowed down in some places along with the music because it feels dreamy and nostalgic.

  • Charles

    Check out the great Googie look of the Civic Auditorium in Bakersfield California:


  • Vinyl Room

    I love clips like this.
    Thank you for the opportunity to see this.

  • Gubben

    Ah… still drove on the left side back then… I remember the H day in 1967.

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