Barney Miller

Barney Miller

The year was 1975, and after an divisive war and political scandal, America was yearning for a little honesty and a lot of humor. Barney Miller delivered on both counts. Sporting a theme song just as funky as its characters, this beloved sitcom won the hearts of millions with its hilarious depiction of daily life within a NYC police precinct. Continue reading...

Leisure Suits

Leisure Suits

Life is a never-ending quest for more leisure time. But once it is acquired, what to wear? Back in the 70s, a t-shirt and jeans worked fine for a trip to the local arcade, but they weren't quite snazzy enough for a dinner party or the local disco. Enter the polyester leisure suit - part formal, part fashionable, your wardrobe wasn't complete without one. Continue reading...

Fame

Fame

Equal parts drama and musical, Fame treated viewers to a look inside the New York City High School for the Performing Arts to watch a group of talented teens struggle for their chance at stardom. For anyone who ever entertained a dream of seeing their own name in lights, this captivating 1980 film offered a glimpse of the hard work and dedication required to achieve that hallowed name recognition. Continue reading...

Dino Riders

Dino Riders

Between the electronic toys of the 70s and the quirky toys of the 90s came the clever toys of the 80s. Cartoon creators and toy makers combined their popular concepts into freakishly cool tie-in toys. Robots and vehicles collided to form Transformers. Machines and animals merged into Battle Beasts. And pre-historic creatures met the people of the future in the guise of Dino Riders. Continue reading...

Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band

With a string of hits like “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Take the Money and Run” and “The Joker,” the Steve Miller Band came to epitomize the rock sound of the 70s. A blues guitarist at heart, Miller took these stylings into the pop realm and changed the sound of music forever. Millions of records sold later, many would consider him one of the greatest of his era. Continue reading...

Mullets

Mullets

It's a hairdo with a split-personality, one that offers the wearer the ability to transform from orthodox to outrageous in the blink of an eye. Today, there are websites devoted to poking fun at the oft-maligned mullet, but lest we forget, this “business in the front, party in the back" look was a must-have hairstyle in the 80s. Continue reading...

Flipper

Flipper

Film and television producer Ivan Tors had a strong affinity for nature, especially the marine variety. As a result, he produced a string of marine-themed shows like The Aquanauts. However, the most famous and popular of these productions was the hit show Flipper. It was strongly reminiscent of Lassie, but replaced that show's dog character with a more water-friendly dolphin. Continue reading...

Fantasia

Fantasia

The pairing of classical music and animation might not seem all that revolutionary today, but it sure was in 1940, especially when the latter part was imagined by the creative visionary, Walt Disney. The result was Fantasia, a creative masterpiece that amazed audiences when it debuted, and is still beloved over seventy years later. Continue reading...