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memories of the ’70s – Pumping Iron

The late 1970s brought a docudrama film to the big screen about men, muscles and competition in Pumping Iron. Focusing on the world of body building competitions, Pumping Iron was produced and directed by photographer/filmmaker George Butler. Butler had first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bad News Bears

A movie about a cranky coach and a new team in Little League proved to be a box office winner with the comedy drama The Bad News Bears. Starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal, The Bad News Bears was written … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The $10,000 Pyramid

After the gold rush of game shows in the 1960s, the 1970s provided a few gems, including the popular daytime game show $10,000 Pyramid. Created by Bob Stewart, the basic premise of the game was two contestants, each paired with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – American Gladiators

In the late 1980s a new competition game show came out swinging – American Gladiators. Created by Dan Carr and John Ferraro, the game show was based on a competition held at a Pennsylvania highschool, with the concept sold to … Continue reading

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