Posts tagged ‘1980’
From the back cover of the September 1980 edition of LIFE Magazine come this awesome blend of history and pop culture. Let’s take a look at each element:
Michael Landon – He was a big star, known in later life for his honesty and family values. He died too young.
Kodak – 100 years old at the time of the ad, Kodak is hanging on by a thread and a sliver at the age of 132.
Ektra – A camera model launched in 1941 as a rangefinder, and finishing its days as a 110 compact
The Perm – It was kind of a big deal.
Pink Knit Shirt – Chip and Muffy would be so proud
Tony is a friend from Flickr.
Like me, he loves to do photography on the side and still shoots film. His eye for the unusual, and penchant for documenting life’s details, makes his photostream one of my first visits each morning.
Recently he posted this gem of history from his own birthday party in 1980.
“I’m second from the right,” he states. “the one with the Santa Geoduck.”
No picture from the late 1970s or early 80s would be complete without at least one rugby shirt, and Tony delivers! The punch bowl here is classic; not only is it purple but it has some sort of gold covering as well. The purple lapels behind it also have some shiny trim, sure to attract plenty of 14-year old disco queens back in the day.
This is the kind of archive shot that was merely meant to capture an event for friends and family, but in the end became a time capsule for style and decor. This exemplifies my love for retro perfectly, in one square photo from 32 years ago.
Party on Tony!