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memories of the ’70s – Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, Albert Finney took on the famous role of Hercule Poirot to solve the Murder on the Orient Express. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film was adapted by Paul Dehn for the big … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Thank God I’m a Country Boy by John Denver

In the mid 1970s, a non-traditional country song hit the top of the Billboard charts as John Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy became one of the most popular songs on radio playlists. Recorded for Denver’s 1974 album Back … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Lady Marmalade by Labelle

The sound of the mid 1970s was found in the soulful sounds of the girl groupĀ Labelle and theĀ hit song Lady Marmalade. Written by songwriting duo Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, the song was inspired by Crewe’s observations of the city … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress

Designer Diane von Furstenberg was the name women wanted on their wardrobe, especially with the debut of her eventually iconic design – the wrap dress. Launching her company in 1970, von Furstenberg took her small investment of $30,000 and started … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Christie Brinkley

This Michigan girl became the idyllic embodiement of the California supermodel when she launched her modelling career in the 1970s: Christie Brinkley. Born Christie Lee Hudson in Michigan, as a kid her parents divorced and her Mum remarried David Brinkley … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Helter Skelter

Four years after the grisly revelations surrounding the actions of cult leader Charles Manson and the Manson Family came the book, written by the lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter. The name comes from a theory that there would be … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – the thong swimsuit

“No one has freed the body like Rudi Gernreich”, said the editor of French Vogue in 1967. The Austrian-born, California-based fashion designer made his mark in fashion, first with the scandalous monokini in the late 1960s and in 1974 with … Continue reading

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