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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 ’80s – Graceland by Paul Simon

Over 30 years ago, Paul Simon went deep into the heart of South Africa to make the album Graceland. His seventh studio album, Simon was dealing with the end of his marriage and depression, as well as a previous album … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Nature

In the early 1980s, education channel PBS launched a show that would become a mainstay of its offerings: Nature. This weekly one-hour series reveals the intimate details of wildlife and environment from all over the planet, showing viewers the wonders … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Grey Gardens

The wealthy are not always happy and living the high life as well depicted in the documentary Grey Gardens. Produced in 1975 by Albert and David Maysles, Grey Gardens got its name from the residence of two elderly women living … Continue reading

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