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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late ’70s, a quiet film addressed the hard part for many war veterans in the film Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd commissioned by Jane Fonda, the film was directed by Hal Dowd and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Harper Valley PTA

In the late 1970s, a popular country song that became famous 10 years previously inspired a comedy film: Harper Valley PTA. Taken from the song written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Jeannie C. Riley, George Edwards and Barry … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Grease

A successful theatre musical went from stage to big screen in the late ’70s, creating a whole new audience obsessed with the songs and characters of Grease. Created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey in 1971 in Chicago, the play … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Grammys in 1978

For award shows, choosing the winner can be tough, but in 1978, the Grammys decided that one winner wasn’t enough. At the 20th annual Grammy Awards, held on February 23, 1978, the academy had to decide on the song of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Every Which Way But Loose

After a string of action films as Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood became a brawler with an orangutan named Clyde and on a mission in Every¬†Which Way but Loose. Directed by James Fargo, the storyline focuses on Philo Beddoe (Eastwood) a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Turkey drop episode of WKRP in Cincinnati

In the first season of 1970s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, the writers had many characters to get the laughs. In the seventh episode, they wanted to focus on Mr. Carlson, who felt he wasn’t being included in the daily running … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Witch’s Night Out

Kids of the 1970s were treated to several Halloween specials, including this made in Canada gem: Witch’s Night Out.¬† Produced, directed and written by John Leach, this animated kids’ Halloween special featured eight unique voices, including Gilda Radner, Catherine O’Hara … Continue reading

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