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memories of the ’70s – The French Connection

Based on the book by Robin Moore, The French Connection was a breakout thriller about international drug trafficking. Directed by William Friedkin, the film starred Gene Hackman as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and Roy Scheider as Buddy “Cloudy” Russo, two NYC … 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 – Looking for Mr. Goodbar

The early 1970s were focused on sexual liberation – after the openness of the flower children of the 1960s, women were throwing off the chains of society’s conservatism. Books such as The Sensual Woman, The Joy of Sex and The … Continue reading

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