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memories of the ’70s – Romper Room

For kids in Canada in the 1970s, they soon woke up to their own show – starring Miss Fran on Romper Room. Created in the United States in 1953, the show’s focus on preschoolers, those who were five and younger, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Maude

And then there was Maude. A spinoff of 1970s’ All in the Family, Maude Finlay is the cousin of Edith Bunker and her notable appearances from 1971 resulted in her own sitcom, debuting on CBS in 1972. Created by Norman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Joy of Sex

With the matter of factness of an academic and the influence of a cookbook, British author Dr. Alex Comfort made information very accessible with the publication in 1972 of The Joy of Sex. Modelled on the same layout as The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silly String

For kids in the mid 1970s, they may have asked for this from Santa, but it depends if you were naughty or nice if you got it: Silly String. An accidental invention by Leonard A. Fish, an inventor and Robert … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bob Newhart Show

A well-known comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart took his low-key brand of laughs and created a sitcom for the 1970s: The Bob Newhart Show. Newhart played psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley, with his wife Emily played by Suzanne Pleshette and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Waltons

In the early 1970s, there was one family we spent time with weekly: The Waltons. Based on the book Spencer’s Mountain written by Earl Hamner Jr, the series (also created by Hamner) focused on the life of a rural Virginia … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Madeline Kahn

This funny lady became a star in the 1970s thanks to director Mel Brooks, which made her a household name: Madeline Kahn. Growing up in New York City, Madeline Wolfson went to school on Long Island, studying drama, music and … Continue reading

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