My friend's mom is trying to find a play that might be called "1601." Probably has as characters: Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh, Shakespeare. She read it in the late 1960's, and it was full of many fart jokes, sexual allusions, etc. Was supposed to be set in Queen Elizabeth's drawing room...
We're having no luck, turning to the hive mind.....
posted by kestralwing
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Help me identify this book? Hardback, with illustrations of towns & shops; lots of detail, kind of cartoony, escalators & stairs crossing. 1960s/70s? Know it's not much to go on, but it's all he gave me. Have at it guys.
posted by ulanbator3
on Jan 27, 2013 -
Other than the Peppermill
, the Neon Graveyard
, or some of the casinos on Fremont Street, where are the best places to visit in Las Vegas to experience the faded but still garish glory of the 60s and 70s?
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Nov 20, 2012 -
I am writing a piece that includes a child's experiences in a Catholic elementary school in the early 60s. I was looking for memories of the details specific to such a place. [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Where can I find artsy public domain snapshots from the 1960s-1970s (think the stuff you would find in bins at garage sales) that I could use on an album cover? more inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 5, 2012 -
1950-1960 Lamp filter: Please direct me to a resource in which I can look up 1950s and 1960s styles of lamps. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant
on Sep 17, 2011 -
Help me find this chocolate frosting recipe from a (Hershey's?) cocoa tin from the 1960s based on my mom's description. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote
on Mar 20, 2011 -
I am looking for a specific film clip, possibly from the 1950's or 1960's, about Copenhagen (perhaps Denmark in general). It was quite a big hit online a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by bering
on Jan 25, 2011 -
What kind of house plants were popular/fashionable in the past? I'm most interested in the 1950s/60s, but would like to know other decades as well. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Identify a Japanese film from the 60s or 70s taking place partially in NYC please. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Aug 28, 2010 -
Tell me about growing up in a small town in the 50s: I'm looking for books, articles, memoirs, interviews, etc that describe or detail growing up in a single industry town in American Rust Belt the late 50s. Ideally I'm looking for stories in places like Braddock or Centralia, mill or mine towns located in the Central Pennsylvania-ish area. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Jul 6, 2010 -
Where can I find an example of an American public elementary school curriculum from the early-to-mid 1960s? I'm particularly interested in the fourth and fifth grades -- what books did they read, what kind of math and science was typically taught, etc.
posted by bagadonuts
on Jun 20, 2010 -
60s Filter: My husband has an upcoming reunion for his high school and is putting together a long playlist of the songs on AM radio in the late 60s. (Yeah, we're old-ish.) He's looking for more female artists. Name and song suggestions, please?
posted by bearwife
on May 1, 2010 -
Your favorite/best valentine/love/torch song that was popular before 1980 (anytime before 1980)? This can include short classical and opera stuff, although that's not what I'm looking for. Please include the performer who made it popular. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood
on Feb 12, 2010 -
Can anyone ID the sunglasses Betty Draper wears in the Mad Men episode that aired on Sept. 27 or suggest similar ones? Photo link inside. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Where can one see/obtain the full version world's first live international satellite broadcast "Our World"? Does footage still exist besides the easy-to-find Beatles segment? [more inside]
posted by quarterframer
on Sep 29, 2009 -
I am looking for any publicly-available staff-and-dependents records for the British Consulate in Los Angeles, specifically for the period 1965 to 1966. I have some info. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 29, 2009 -
There are some things I'd like to know about the NYU women's dorms in the late 1960s. [more inside]
posted by shelayna
on Aug 19, 2009 -
"If I say that I love you, and you know it's true" - identify this early 60s English pop song [more inside]
posted by martinrebas
on Aug 12, 2009 -
I'm looking for a video of an Italian vespa commercial from the early 60s (probably aired on the show Carosello
), which featured the scooters driven by the boys and all the girls sitting side-saddle behind them. It had snappy music that was punctuated every few seconds by the single lyric "Ves-PA!" (The commercial I'm looking for isn't this one
... It was instead made earlier and the kids should be dressed more formally.) Can you help me find it?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel
on Jul 17, 2009 -
I have been watching the AMC series Mad Men
(set in NYC office setting around 1960) and it made me wonder. Just how accurately does it portray the professional workplace of the period? (Ubiquitous smoking, drinking, degrading comments to women and overt flirting, etc.). In particular, was it ever considered normal to keep a stocked bar in every office/conference room?
I realize things are exaggerated for TV and to contrast with today’s norms... but generally speaking was it really this bad back then? I guess I am looking for responses from those who are familiar with the TV show and worked in an office in this timeframe.
posted by punkfloyd
on Jul 16, 2009 -
I really enjoyed the "You're as Cold as Ice" segment of This American Life's "Mistakes Were Made"
show - can anyone recommend other documentaries / books / articles about the creepy / gothic side of California counterculture and technofuturism in the 60s and 70s?
posted by ryanshepard
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Continuing a long tradition of "Name this [whatever]," I'm trying to identify a science fiction story or series of stories published in Boy's Life Magazine in the mid-1960s. [more inside]
posted by lhauser
on Apr 12, 2009 -
Anyone know this song
? Sorry, I only have that excerpt.) Sounds like a 1960s folk-pop tune. In case you don't feel like downloading it, the lyrics are along these lines: I gotta get the world off my back / Pretty soon I'm gonna crack / so I gotta get the world offa my back somehow ... I grew up and looked around me and I saw that the world was in a mess / thousands of hungry people, children starving in wars, injustice, and everybody kept picking on me ...
I had no luck searching with the lyrics online. Thanks for any help you can provide!
posted by ktoad
on Jan 8, 2009 -
Great energy is put into determining if a font used in a TV show or movie is historically appropriate
. (Arial, an '80s font used in Mad Men, a show set in the '60s? Gadzooks!
) But how does a designer make decisions in the opposite direction? If you've got a product set in the '60s, how do you know what font's to use? [more inside]
posted by ericc
on Oct 11, 2008 -
I am looking for photos of the Cambridge, MA area taken between 1950 and 1999. I am especially interested in the commercial areas along the current Red Line route (Porter/Harvard/Central/Kendall), and the industrial areas southeast of Central Square. If you happen to know of any repositories of offline photos, that would be cool too. Thanks!
posted by rxrfrx
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Know of any magazines, periodicals, or newsletters dealing with Mid-Century Modernism, particularly home furnishings and interior design? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Feb 20, 2008 -
I'm looking for the title of a Scholastic (I think) kids' book published possibly in the early to mid-1960s, and also the name of the author of a teen novel published in the 1950s. [more inside]
posted by droplet
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a good history of the New Left in the US in the 1960s? If possible I'd prefer a broader overview than a narrow focus (e.g. not a book that only deals with the SDS or Port Huron statement).
posted by patricio
on Jul 4, 2007 -
I call it 60s orchestral jazz? Did I make this term up? If so, what is this style of music called and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha
on Dec 5, 2006 -
I need to find good thrift stores (or just not expensive stores) in Atlanta that sell late fifties to early sixties clothing (vintage or restyled, as long as the restyling isn't too weird). [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven
on Apr 7, 2006 -
ForgottenAnimationFilter - a man goes for a walk every Sunday. His house and shed feel abandoned, so they decide to follow him (on legs). I remember this chap walking along oblivious to the fact that right behind him are two walking buildings. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier
on Feb 21, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend "go-go" music like that found in the movie "Riot on Sunset Strip?" It's the groovy stuff from the '60's, not the music-style popular in DC.
posted by jsteward
on Dec 30, 2005 -
What was the name of the kids' programme, possibly Canadian, that had a boy and his dad driving into the wilderness as its title sequence? [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Aug 13, 2005 -