December 26, 2011

Call up the go-go girl...



...and request a dance. Can you imagine? Part 1 and Part 2.

Whisky a Go-Go

A little peek inside the Whisky a Go-Go in LA, circa 1965.

December 18, 2011

Sunday morning dose of Rudolph

Independent. Whoooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

December 17, 2011

still hooked on looking at...

old footage of cars. Here's the Sunset Strip circa 1958.

December 16, 2011

beautiful old cars


I'll take a 1959 Oldsmobile convertible please. And the beach house.

December 9, 2011

beautiful color footage of Los Angeles...


during the holidays from 1946. Here's Part One and Part Two.

December 8, 2011

take a cruise down Sunset Strip...

...from 1964 and check out the groovy cars. Vrooooooooooooom!

December 3, 2011

Saturday morning dose of Soul Train...

from its early days with Get Down by Curtis Mayfield. Get down!

November 27, 2011

Sunday morning dose of the tropics...

with Johnny Nash singing Hold Me Tight from 1968.

November 19, 2011

Saturday night dose of authentic...

mid 1950s Mambo music by Perez Prado doing Mambo #8. Woohoo!

October 30, 2011

Sunday morning dose of The Beach Boys...

singing Wendy on an unusually snowy day in October.

October 28, 2011

drive-in theater refreshment movies


so scary and bizarre... I love them! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

September 25, 2011

Sunday morning dose of color...

...with the incomparable Otis Redding on The Beat from 1966.

September 24, 2011

crazy man, crazy!

Groovin' on The Munsters with The Standells covering The Beatles.

September 16, 2011

Sweet Soul Music

Arthur Conley singing Sweet Soul Music from 1967. Nice, clear footage of the band groovin' and folks in the audience diggin' it.

September 10, 2011

Allen House in Boston


Some summer shots of The Allen House on Washington Street.

September 9, 2011

Friday morning dose of kitsch

There's a ghoul in the school! Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

September 2, 2011

shake ya money maker!

James Brown singing Sex Machine from 1970. Yeah man.

August 28, 2011

it was that thing...

... all hairy and horrible. I want to see it! Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!

August 26, 2011

Friday morning dose of go-go-ness...

...with more American International stuff. Groooooooooooooovy.

August 23, 2011

American International Pictures

AIP started in 1955, cranking out a ton of double-feature, B-movies aimed at teenagers with lots of music, fast cars and swinging.





Here's Michael Landon in I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Rrrrrr!


Here's the trailer from Riot on Sunset Strip, circa 1967



Candy Johnson during closing credits from 1963.

Here's the trailer for Muscle Beach Party for a kooky slice of 1964.

Check out James Brown singing I Got You in 1965's Ski Party.

Here's the trailer for Beach Party from 1963. Get out your bongos.

 Dr. Goldfoot and his Bikini Machine was cinema at its best.

August 22, 2011

Monday morning pick-me-up...

with go-go dancing from an episode of Burke's Law circa 1964.

August 21, 2011

August 19, 2011

Friday morning dose of Oompa Loompas


was singing this song this morning and just had to hear it.

August 18, 2011

traveling go-go party!

Summer isn't over yet. Head to the beach in your shimmymobile.

August 13, 2011

Simmons Hall at MIT

The weeHouse post inspired me to finally take a bike ride to see this building in person. There are some beautiful old and new dorms in Boston and this one is incredible!

August 12, 2011

prefab ain't what it used to be...

Thank God. Check out these cool weeHouses. I want one! Yehaaw!

Friday morning dose of go-go-ness...

...from the Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

August 9, 2011

put on yer bikini...

head to Surf City and shake it! Whooooooooaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!