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Vintage Women’s Boxing
History
Vintage Women’s Boxing
June 14, 2015 at 6:31 am 0
With my next fight coming up next week, I was suddenly overcome with the urge to look into vintage women's boxing. Here is a selection of some of the amazing images I found! tumblr_mb19xudhyn1rpa1dio1_400 images 899e211c4d36f55229ca6cbedabb65a9 tumblr_lpiky1YXu71qjnsozo1_400 5731091951_b18ea40603
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San Francisco in the 60s
History, People
San Francisco in the 60s
April 25, 2015 at 5:24 am 0
I happened across a post (on Buzzfeed of all places!) with 21 photos of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco in the 60s. Haight Ashbury was the mecca for hippies in the 60s, culminating in the Summer of Love in 1967. I visited Haight Ashbury a couple of years ago, but I've always wondered what it would have been like to be there when it was all happening... enhanced-buzz-wide-2484-1375743484-40 enhanced-buzz-wide-8666-1375742314-42 enhanced-buzz-wide-8683-1375742492-16
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Happy Valentine’s Day
History, People
Happy Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2015 at 2:28 am 0
It's been 64 years since Jake LaMotta fought Sugar Ray Robinson in a match that came to be known as the Valentine's Day Massacre. LaMotta started as his normal strong self, but by the later rounds he was being brutally beaten by Robinson. Though the fight was stopped, LaMotta never hit the canvas and thus was born the immortal saying: "You never got me down, Ray." You can watch some clips from the match below.
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Put On Your Boogie Shoes
History, Music
Put On Your Boogie Shoes
February 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm 0
I'm going through an extended disco phase right now. That means iPod on my Disco Inferno playlist, pretty much non-stop, and 70s disco movies to keep me warm at night. Here's one of my fave ever disco songs: Boogie Shoes.
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Teddy Girls
Fashion, History
Teddy Girls
December 25, 2014 at 7:00 am 0
Teddy Boys were a subculture of the 50s, primarily in England. They wore Edwardian-style clothes, and listened to jazz and, later, rock n roll. From this culture sprang the wonderful Teddy Girls. From Wikipedia:
Teddy Girls wore drape jackets, pencil skirts, hobble skirts, long plaits, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars, straw boater hats, cameo brooches, espadrilles, coolie hatsand long, elegant clutch bags. Later they adopted the American fashions of toreador pants, voluminous circle skirts, and hair in ponytails. The Teddy Girls's choices of clothes were not intended strictly for aesthetic effect; these girls were collectively rejecting post-war austerity. They were young working-class women from the poorer districts of London. They would typically leave school at the age of 14 or 15, and work in factories or offices. Teddy Girls spent much of their free time buying or making their trademark clothes. It was a head-turning, fastidious style from the fashion houses, which had launched haute-couture clothing lines recalling the Edwardian era.
 
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Do the Hustle
History
Do the Hustle
September 18, 2014 at 8:57 am 0
When disco was all the rage in the 70s, the Hustle was the dance du jour. Being the studious retro nerd that I am, a few years ago I taught myself to do the Hustle - just in case. (You never know when you might travel back in time and visit Studio 54!) Check out this instructional video and I'll catch you on the dancefloor!
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