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Fashion Ahoy!! [1974]

Fashion Ahoy!! [1974] #sailfish #dress #florida #style #fashion #oldgoldfiltered #filmisnotdead

There is no end to the gems which unearth themselves from the Florida archives!

As it always seems to be, this 1974 fashion shot from Roy Erickson caught my eye as I was searching for something else.  That is one happy Sailfish, with small waves below it to soften its massive leap across her skirt.  The material in her dress appears to be identical to some of the shirts I wore during Junior High – slick, shiny and snaggy.  I’m sure there’s a name for it, but the word escapes me right now.

We can just call it “Disco Denim.”

When I Grow Up, I’m Gonna Be On Youtube [1973]

YOU will grown up someday
YOU will get a job
YOU will be working

This educational film tells kids, in kind words, that the time will come when they stop goofing around the yard and start taking their goofing off to the streets. It talks about how grown-ups want to do things that contribute to families and the community. It does this through the display of wicked 70s fashion and an upbeat “I’m Okay You’re Okay” soundtrack.

Who would have imagined – in 1973 – that the film would be taken off the reels and digitized for all to see on Youtube?

So embrace the course knits, the groovy plaids, and shiny free-hanging hair with your whole 70s heart and enjoy the trip!

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