Tag Archives: 1970s

The Full-er Monty

The Monty Hall Smokin-Stokin’ Fire Brigade

airdate June 5, 1972

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This show was one for which Monty Hall had negotiated (in the renewal of his contract for Let’s Make a Deal) so he could shine as something other than a game show host. The show was a tour of California to visit with the people and join in their festivities

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Co-stars were: Cass Elliot, the Mike Curb Congregation, comedian Fred Smoot; and Jim Backus, Laugh-In’s Johnny Brown, Dom DeLuise, Fabian, Annette Funicello, Rosey Grier and Jo Ann Worley make cameo appearances

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Fire engines and hook-and-ladders, and festivities as fiestas, pow-wows, Japanese celebrations, a Gold Rush days fete and a cattle round-up

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One scene had Cass Elliott and Monty Hall wearing Japanese kimonos and Cass read a story from a book to a group of kids; it was a Peril of Pauline type story, where Cass the heroine was being annoyed by a handlebar-mustache villain (maybe played by Dom Deluise), who kept tying her to railroad tracks and such

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then we cut away to Monty Hall dressed in his kimono, doing a faux slow-walk toward the camera while someone sang ‘Along Came Jones’, but Cass had to rescue herself everytime. I think she was in about 3 perils –then Cass as narrator said “she was tired of waiting for Jones, and decided to marry the villain.” Then Monty shows up at last, saying “Hi. I’m Jones. Any mail for me?” [text via IMDB]

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I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT I NEED TO SEE THIS BUT THE INTERNET HAS NOTHING CEPT THE IMAGES YOU SEE ABOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO INTERNETS!!!!!!!!!!

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Skin and Bones

Levi’s ads by Ida van Bladel

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for Young and Rubicam Benelux, 1971

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C-3POh Snappy!

this day in history – April 3, 1978 – C-3PO dons a bowtie and attends the 50th Academy Awards

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and apparently molests Oscar!!!!!!!!

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Thinking Outside The Big Box – So BEST

BEST was the best.  they were like the Best Buy of their time.  little did I know that at one point, they also had THE best buildings EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the architectural firm SITE created 9 unique buildings for BEST

best peel

best peeling 1971

Peeling Project, Richmond, Virginia, 1971

best texas 1974

best bricks

Intermediate Facade Building, Houston, Texas, 1974

best sac

best sac2

Notch Showroom, Sacramento, California, 1977

best tilt towson

best tilt

Tilt Showroom, Towson, Maryland, 1978

best cutler ridge

best broken

Cutler Ridge Showroom, Miami, Florida, 1979

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best best best

Anti-Sign, Ashland, Virginia, 1979

best rainforest

best rainforest2

Hialeah Rainforest Showroom, Hialeah, Florida, 1979

best forest

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Forest Showroom, Richmond, Virginia, 1980

best outside

best inside out

Inside/Outside Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1984

sadly, none of those buildings look like that anymore, eggcept for the Forest Showroom one which is now a church!!!!!

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but SITE wasn’t the only firm to make BEST buildings

best flowers

best flowers2+

Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi – Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 1978

sadly, these guys were never built!

best parking lot

Parking Lot Building by SITE, 1977

best didnt happen4

1977 — Anthony J. Lumsden

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The Earth, the Temple, and the Goods (unbuilt), 1979 — Robert A.M. Stern

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1979 — Charles W. Moore

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1979 — Michael Graves

best didnt happen 5

1979 — Allen Greenberg

check out this short documentary on the BEST stores designed by SITE. directed and produced by Howard Silver

h/t Wandrlust | Arqueologia del Futuro | Cultural Ghosts | Super Rad Now

best short

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