Nostalgia

20 Popular Movies of 1973

  1. The Exorcist
  2. The Sting
  3. American Graffiti
  4. Papillon
  5. The Way We Were
  6. Jesus Christ, Superstar
  7. Mean Streets
  8. The Paper Chase
  9. Save The Tiger
  10. Serpico
  11. Bang The Drum Slowly
  12. Blume In Love
  13. Day of the Jackal
  14. Don't Look Now
  15. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  16. Last Tango In Paris
  17. Live And Let Die
  18. Paper Moon
  19. Sleeper
  20. Walking Tall

The Top Twenty Television Shows from 1973

  1. All in the Family
  2. The Waltons
  3. Sanford and Son
  4. M*A*S*H
  5. Hawaii Five-O
  6. Maude
  7. Kojak
  8. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  10. Cannon
  11. The Six Million Dollar Man
  12. The Bob Newhart Show
  13. The Wonderful World of Disney
  14. The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie
  15. Gunsmoke
  16. Happy Days
  17. Good Times
  18. Barnaby Jones
  19. NFL Monday Night Football
  20. The CBS Friday Night Movie

News Highlights of 1973

  • An agreement is signed in Paris to stop fighting in Vietnam.
  • G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord, Jr., are convicted of plotting to spy on the Democrats in the Watergate break-in.
  • The first planeload of POWs return home from the Vietnam War.
  • Four top aides to President Nixon quit over the Watergate affair.
  • The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to the Washington Post for its investigation of the Watergate scandal.
  • After more than 300 years of British rule, the Bahamas become independent.
  • Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns under scrutiny by the FBI on charges of taking kickbacks from government contractors.
  • Juan Peron, president of Argentina from 1946 to 1955, is again elected to that post.
  • President Nixon agrees to turn over tape recordings of conversations that might have some bearing on the Watergate break-in.
  • In retaliation for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War, Arab nations place an embargo on oil shipments to the United States. The federal energy director announces a standby gas rationing program.
  • O.J. Simpson, pro football player, sets a rushing record of more than 2,000 yards in a season.

Sports Winners of 1973

  • Baseball: The Oakland A's beat the New York Mets 4 games to 3.
  • Football: The Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 on January 13, 1974 at Rice Stadium in Houston in Super Bowl VIII.
  • Basketball: The New York Nicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.
  • Hockey: The Montreal Canadians beat the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 2.

Popular Books

Fiction

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
  2. Once Is Not Enough, Jacqueline Susann
  3. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
  4. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
  5. Burr: A Novel, Gore Vidal
  6. The Hollow Hills, Mary Stewart
  7. Evening in Byzantium, Irwin Shaw
  8. The Matlock Paper, Robert Ludlum
  9. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing, Paul E. Erdman
  10. The Honorary Consul: A Novel, Graham Greene

Non-Fiction

  1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor
  2. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins
  3. I'm OK, You're OK, Thomas Harris
  4. The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
  5. Weight Watchers Program Cookbook, Jean Nidetch
  6. How To Be Your Own Best Friend, Mildred Newman, et al.
  7. The Art of Walt Disney, Christopher Finch
  8. Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook
  9. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistar Cooke
  10. Sybil, Flora R. Schreiber

Popular Television Commercials

  • 7-Up
    There was a 7-Up commercial which featured this gorgeous guy driving in a hot car at full speed. He gets pulled over, is read his rights of his arrest, than this female police officer takes off her hat and starts grinning at the guy. She falls head over heels in love with the guy. He doesn't get arrested. She gets in the car with him. The other police officers who are male and had their eyes on her were flabbergasted. The theme song throughout the commercial was ' Are You Up For It?'

  • Alka Seltzer
    A man is sitting on the edge of his bed with a rather ill look on his face and he says "I can't believe I ate the WHOLE thing". The voice over goes into his schpeel about Alka Seltzer and then comes back to the guy who now is smiling and says "the WHOLE thing".

  • Bayer Children's Aspirin
    A little boy at the door asks a little girl's mom if her daughter can come out to play. Mom replies that her daughter is sick and can't come out. The boy looks concerned and asks "does she hurt and have a [emptore]?" Mom replies that she gave her daughter Bayer Children's Aspirin and she would watch over the child to which the boy says with a smile "mothers are like that, yeah they are".

  • Beneficial Finance Company
    The loan company that gives you great money a great values. Because at beneficial you're good for more.

  • Burger King
    It had the Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemmon showing you the many possible things to have on a burger, putting one on a stack after each one he names. Soon, the stack gets so high he has to jump up to put a burger on it and then he has to get on a stepladder. When he's done, he's like 'Wait, that's not [whatever combination], THIS is [whatever combination]!' With that, he plucks a burger out from the middle of the stack, and the rest just plops together. *cue 'Have it your way' jingle*

  • Charlie (from Revlon)
    There's a fragrance that's here to stay and they call it... Charlie. Kinds fresh, kinda now, Charlie. Kinda new, kinda WOW, Charlie.

  • Coca Cola
    Mean Joe Green throws the jersey to that kid!!! Remember??? Hey kid, catch!

  • Coca-Cola Classic
    There was Coca-Cola commercial where everyone form all over the world gathered around and sang " I Want To See The World ".

  • Connect Four
    The Boy playing his sister in that "vertical checkers game" from (Hasbro?). "Object: connect 4 of your checkers while preventing your opponent from doing the same. But watch it... your opponent can sneak up on you and win the game." "Gotcha... four across" "Where?" "I don't see it..." "Here... Diagonally" "Pretty sneaky, Sis."

  • Continental Airlines
    It was Footage of the tail sections of various Continental jets as they landed, took-off or taxied. The song went: We're here to make you happy, We're out to make you pleased, You're flying Continental, Your flight will be a breeze. We'll help to make you happy, We'll skip to prove it's true, On Continental Airlines We Move Our Tails For You - (Chorus): We really move our tails for you, We make your every wish come true, Fly Continental Airlines, We really move our tails for you

  • Dr. Pepper
    David Naughton singing and dancing that ridiculous song "I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, wouldn't you like to be a pepper too."

  • Florida Grape Fruit Industry
    First appeared around 1969 or so. Has a "british" looking man with a hat on in stage store set up. Only thing shown is a white background with a stand of grapefruit. He squeezes them one at a time while the voice over says "with florida grape fruit, you know every grapefruit is good" (or something to that affect). A lady comes by with a cart and simply grabs two and puts them in her cart. The scene fades out and the next one fades in with the British looking guy walking away with a cart full of Florida grape fruit.

  • Freakies Cereal
    It was for Freakies cereal and there were these weird little alien-looking guys singing: (to the tune of Who Wrote the Book of Love): "Who Made the Freakies Tree?"

  • Jack-In-The-Box
    I seem to remember a commercial where a kid is eating a hamburger from Jack-In-The-Box.

    "Jimmy does your hamburger taste good?"

    "I can't tell you."

    "Why not?"

    "Because my mommy told me not to talk with my mouth full!"


  • Keep America Beautiful campaign
    This commercial was made sometime in 1970, 1971. This indian was walking all over a land full of trash and rubbish. I think he had some sort of disgusted look on his face. Then later, some person that wasn't thinking threw a styrofoam box full of unfinished spaghetti out of his window of his car, and the spaghetti and box fell on the indian's foot. When that happened, the indian started crying. Then the announcer said, "Please.....Keep America Beautiful."

  • Mickey Mouse Gumball Bank
    The famous line was "Thanks for the gumball Mickey"

  • Milky Way candy bar
    The chocolate bar with delicious chewy caramel in the middle at work, rest, or play, it's Milky way!

  • Mr. Big (Canada)
    This candy bar debuted in 1978 in Canada, and the commercial showed the factory where this candy bar was being made. The jingle went "Here comes something really special, a candy bar with so much more. Crispy biscuits, creamy caramel, rice crisps, peanuts by the score. More to eat, and more goes in them, chocolately coated Mr. Big!

  • Oscar Mayer Bologna
    "My bologna has a first name it's O-S-C-A-R, my bologna has a second name it's M-A-Y-E-R, Ooh, I love to eat it everyday and if you ask me why I'll say, cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."

  • Parkay Margarine
    Voice over claims Parkay tastes like butter. Woman looks at tub of Parkay on her kitchen table and says "but you're Parkay". In a rather comical voice the tub of Parkay says "butter". They go back and forth until she tries a taste of it and she says "it does taste like butter" so the tub of Parkay says "Parkay!"

  • Public Service - Anti-Pollution
    It was the commercial with the Indian (Iron Eyes Cody), paddling a canoe in either the Hudson River or New York Harbor, with garbage floating by, and he has tears in his eyes.

  • Ravioli
    The man is going to his weekly dart game, and he is feeding his son ravioli 'one for you, one for me...two for you...and 1-2 for me!.....etc." Then the wife walks in and asks what he's doing, and the man says to the kid "eat your darts!" "i mean eat your ravioli son!"

  • Rolo candies
    Remember the Rolo candy guy dressed up in that chocolate suit dancing around singing, "A Chewy-chewy Rolo in a roll for you........"

  • Tootsie Roll Pops
    Animated. "Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the center roll of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" "I never made it without biting." "Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" "Let's find out. One, two, three, crunch. Three." "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop? (Crunch!) The world may never know."

  • Tootsie Rolls
    Animated, train, whale, airplane turn into Tootsie Rolls. Song: Oh, the world looks mighty good to me, 'Cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see. Whatever it is I think I see It becomes a Tootsie Roll to me Tootsie Roll Tootsie Roll Chocolatey Chew Tootsie Roll I think I'm in love with you Whatever it is I think I see It becomes a tootsie roll to me.

  • Ultramax Shampoo
    Start with Ultramax Shampoo and your hair's gonna do whatcha want it to do! Memorable jingle!

Toys of the 70's

  • Baby Alive
    Doll that ate food. When you turned its head it chewed.

  • Bamm Bamm Punching Bag
    A punching bag with bamm bamm printed on it

  • Banana Seat Bikes
    These were especially popular for the girls. Also great for riding friends around on the back.

  • Big Wheel
    The Big Wheel was a small plastic tricycle with a large front wheel.

  • The Cheetah
    It was a lot like a chopper bike. It was built low to the ground, with one small tire in the front and two wide, plastic tires in back. You reclined in the seat and two pedals were in front of you. When you "pumped" each pedal alternately, the bike built up speed - a lot of speed! Pushing forward on both pedals at once would slam on the brakes, allowing the rider to skid and spin around.

  • Chopper bikes
    Not strictly a toy,but a great Bicycle,with a unique design,(at the time anyway),of a small wheel at the front and large at the back,and great big u-shaped handlebars.

  • Clackers
    Two glass, often glitter, balls on a string with a key in the center and you banged them together

  • Dawn Dolls
    Dawn Dolls were little barbie type dolls that came in different clothes including her friends.

  • Evil Kneivel Motorcycle
    You place the motorcycle in this device and you wind it up. When it's wound up I think you press a button or something, it's been a long time and I don't really remember. Then it charges out of the device and pops a wheelie. I believe it came out around 1975 or so.

  • Growin' Up Skipper
    Barbie's little sister. When you crank her arm her waist would lengthen about a 1/2 in. and breasts would pop out! Crank the arm backwards and she shrinks back.

  • Hoppity Hop
    It is a big red or blue rubber ball with a round handle that you can sit on and hop while holding the handle.

  • Hoppity Hop Ball
    A ball with a handle, you can sit on the top and bounce around on it

  • Inchworm
    It was a green worm with a yellow seat and wheels. You would sit on the seat and kind of rock up and down and roll it around.

  • KISS Dolls
    These were 12" Ken-style dolls made to look like the members of the rock group KISS. These toys were made in 1978 by a toy company called Mego. For a while, these dolls were generally forgotten about but now are sought out by adult KISS fans wishing to relive their childhood and celebrity doll collectors and are sold at collectible shops and KISS conventions for up to $400 apiece!

  • Mood ring
    The Mood ring was popular in the mid 70's. The ring would change colors depending on the wearers mood.

  • Mrs. Beasley Doll
    From the 70's tv show Family Affair. A cloth doll with yellow yarn hair and a blue dress with white polka dots. She has glasses that are drawn on her face. Pull the string on her back for one of several messages..."my what a sweet child," or "let's get some ice cream," or "how 'bout a little kiss?"

  • Pet Rocks
    These rocks came in carrying cases complete with food and instruction manual.

  • Pong
    The start of gaming systems as we know them...

  • Rock'em Sock'em Robots
    A red and a blue robot fought in a boxing ring. On the commercial when the one kid lost he said, "Hey! You knocked my block off."

  • Romper-Stompers
    Yellow plastic cups that you stood on, they had green plastic handles that you held onto while you walked around....

  • Six Million Dollar Man & Bionic Woman Dolls
    From the hit 70s TV shows came these interesting dolls of characters Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers. Both had plastic skin on their arms which could be rolled up to reveal bionic circuits. Clicking noises were added as Bionic sounds.

  • Slime
    A mother's worst nightmare! This actual goopy type of slimey, slippery, wet type of stuff came in a little trash can container, and some came with eyeballs in it, or rubber worms. Very messy!

  • Slip n Slide
    This was a very long strip of yellow type of plastic which you put on the grass, attached to the hose, and ran and slid on. There was also that crazy attachment that went on the hose, and when the water was on full blast, it would fly all around, shooting water everywhere.

  • Socker Boppers
    Socker Bopper were like big blow up hand mittens usually a solid color they just started remaking them

  • Suntan Dodi and Jodi dolls
    These looked like Barbie type dolls, but these were cool because you put them out in the sun, and they would actually get darker, they came with stickers to monitor there tanning, and they also came with heads that when you turned the top of their hair, they would go from blonde to brunette.

  • Super Stretch Man
    Wrestler type man filed with some mysterious goo. You could pull his limbs and they'd stretch really far.

  • SuperElastic Bubble Plastic
    Gooey substance squeezed from a tube, when blown through a small straw - large colorful balls are formed.

  • Totem Tennis
    Played with a metal pole with a tennis ball connected by a piece of string. Hit with wooden bats round and round.

  • Weebles
    Cute little plastic egg-shaped people that wobbled, but could not fall down. Came with many accessories, weebles tree-house, haunted house, etc.

  • Whizzers
    The looked like a top and you could roll the tip across the floor to get just the tip spinning and then set it down and watch it go.

  • Zim Zam
    Zim Zam was a tether ball game in which a tennis ball was attached to a pole. The opponents took turns paddling the ball back and forth trying to get to the top or bottom of a coil that the tether was attached to.

70's Slang

  • ...with
    Ending a question or sentence using the word "with" has been used in the scandinavian communities of the mid-west since the early 70's. I remember getting flack from people we visited out east, in Boston, during the bicentennial when I used it that way. The most common questions I remember asking are; "ya wanna go with?" or "can I go with?"

  • A.F.A.
    Instead of signing letters, photos,etc. sincerely we would sign A.F.A. That stood for A Friend Always

  • Boss!
    Cool; awesome

  • Bread
    Money; Cash. "Do you have any bread?"

  • C.B. Radio language
    The on air language used over cb radio, one of the most memorable fads of the 70's 10-4 GOOD BUDDY!

  • Check ya later.
    See you later.

  • Cheesier
    Used in the Bronx; Little kids called other kids this if you sucked up to grown ups.

  • Dy-no-mite!
    Great

  • Fag Hag
    A David Bowie fan. Or any female whom is attracted to homosexual males.

  • Far Out Man!
    Way cool

  • Foxy
    1) Adj. Good Looking. eg. "Hey foxy lady"

  • Gravy
    Sweet,cool,excellent ex."Man that club was gravy"

  • Groovy
    Cool

  • I Hear That.
    I accept your decision.

  • Jinkies
    Sign of surprise, "Oh my god!", "Oh dear!"

  • Jive Turkey!
    A detestable person.

  • Later
    See you at another time.

  • Let's Book
    let's leave this place

  • Mellow Out
    Chill out; Calm Down: Take a pill; Relax; Pop a lude and watch some Land of the Lost, kid.

  • Outta Sight
    Like far-out. Very cool, good.

  • Psychedelic
    awesome; That is one psychedelic fad!

  • The Rabbit Died
    A way of stating someone is pregnant. Refers to the old test of injecting a rabbit. If the rabbit survived, the person wasn't pregnant, if it died, they were.

  • Right on!
    Good; accepting something

  • See ya on the flipside
    See ya later

  • Slide
    1) Verb tr. To give. ex. "...slide me some bread/skin man."

  • Solid
    Cool "Thats pretty solid"

  • Stella
    A rude connotation for a 'disco' chick; 'Hey, stella! Shouldn't you be heading for the circus, instead of that disco club?'

  • Streak
    To run in public in the nude. Very popular in 1974.

  • Zoot
    For something to go flailing outwards, usually shouted as like "ZOOT!"

Food of the 70's

  • 7-Up Candy Bars
    Chocolate candy bar with seven different centers all in a line.

  • Baken Snaps
    Bacon like strips shape potato chips with the most incredible flavor ever with stripes down the center like actual bacon.

  • Barron Von Red Berry and Sir Grape-Fellow
    A pair of breakfast cereals. The cartoon TV ads depicted the two characters as duelling WWI flying aces.

  • Big Smiley Face Bubble Gum
    This may have been superbubble, it came in a large plank,on the large wax paper wrapping it had a smiley face. It came in regular, green apple and grape.

  • Bottle Caps
    Just like sweet tarts in the shape of a real bottle cap with ridges and everything

  • Bub Daddies
    Extruded chewing gum that was a foot long, and cost 10 cents. You could make bubbles the size of a beach ball!

  • Buc Wheats
    Maple flavored wheat flake - cold breakfast cereal made by General Mills.

  • Butter Crunch Candy Bar
    Buttery tasting chocolate rice crispie bar

  • Candy Cigarettes and Bubble Gum Cigars

  • Charleston Chew
    Big marketing push around 76 or 77. 3 different flavors that I remember (strawberry, vanilla, & chocolate of course). Still available, although I only see vanilla now. The commercial consisted of a bunch of kids sitting around a piano playing the Charleston. This things could pull fillings out of you teeth when stale (although not as well as ju-ju bees) and break a denture (happened to my mom) when frozen.

  • Chic-o-stick
    An orangish/brownish stick about six inches long which was kind of dry and peanut buttery. When you bit into it, it crumbled everywhere.

  • Choco-lite Candy Bar
    A thick, chocolate bar from the mid to late '70s that had air introduced into it when it was formed. It resulted in a "swiss-cheese" effect inside the bar. I guess they thought it should be called "lite" since, because of all the little holes, there wasn't really as much chocolate there as it appeared to be. I thought it tasted a little bland.

  • Chocola
    The best chocalate soda ever!

  • Double Quartet Candy Bars
    These candy bars were chocolate-covered, but inside the chocolate were two squares eac of four kinds of candy: two nougat, two caramel, and I can't remember what the others were, but I had a lot of these. They were great. There was a similar one called Seven Up Candy Bar.

  • Dynamints
    They were like a tic tac, but came in spicier flavors...cinnamon, spearmint, peppermint and this assorted pack. Rattled like tic tacs, but were in a rectangular pack as if you held the tic tacs sideways..they even had grape in the assortment...they even had a spicy kick.

  • Fizzy Tablets
    These were tablets that you droped into a glass of cold water and it would then turn into soda. Came in all different flavors. These were really cool. The cheap imations they have now are not good.

  • Freakies Cereal
    The guys who made this up must have been on acid. Captn Crunch like o's with 7 characters on the back: The boss, cowmungle, hamhose, a guy with big feet and goody-goody, two others. You could get a plastic character inside. Goody gooddy got her own fruity freakies cereal and the shy guy, hamhose got his own chocolate freakies. In the nineties they made a flash in the pan comeback, only the freakies were all skateboard freaks.

  • Fritos corn chips
    They had the Frito bandito "aye aye aye aye , I am the frito bandito"

  • Frosty Root Beer
    Basically, real tasty root beer. Great in bottles fresh out of the deep cold cooler at Mr. Deloches general store. The bottle had a cute little happy snowman on the bottle, he wore a blue top hat and was waving with his own bottle of Frosty root beer in his hand. The word "Frosty" was covered in snow and had snowflakes falling down the front of the bottle.

  • Fruit Brute
    along the same family as frankenberry, booberry, and count chocula, except this one had a wolfman for it's spokesperson.

  • Fruit Striped Gum
    The gum with colorful stripes and a cartoon zebra that galloped around on the commercial

  • Funny Face
    A kool-aid rip off. For some reason the root beer flavor tasted like wax

  • Giant Sweet Tarts (not chewy)
    I would buy these when my bus stopped at Wag-a-Bag on the way home from school. They came in a cellophane package of two; always red and grape. These were not chewy (as they are today). I would wedge them in the roof of my mouth, them lick them until my tongue was completely raw! Great with a coke Icee!

  • Goobers
    Peanut butter and Jelly in a jar ...TOGETHER...they where swirled or more like striped. Came in grape and strawberry.

  • Google Peanut Butter
    In the early 70's a flavored peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla. The commercial was here comes google with the goo goo googly eyes. It was great

  • Grape Tang
    I'm not sure if it was introduced in the 70s. I don't think they make it any more. it was sweet, grapey--kinda like Kool-Aid.

  • Grasshoppers
    This was basically a long, skinny,not as tangy green apple jolly rancher. It came wrapped in clear cellophane with grasshopper written down the length in white. It was about 2 1/2 inches long.

  • Grins, Smiles, Giggles and Laughs
    Another "Cap'n Crunch knock-off" cereal; the old corn-sweetened crunchies in the shape of little happy faces. I seem to remember the concept of the TV ads (again, animated) as a group of inventors named, you guessed it, Grins, Smiles, Giggles and laughs. These inventors built a machine, I think his name was Cecil, in their lab to make the cereal. The only hitch was Cecil would only make the cereal if he was laughing so the inventors spent most of their time trying to make Cecil laugh. He never laughed at the intentional efforts to humor him; only at their bungled attempts. Clearly, the commercials were more memorable than the cereal!

  • Hollywood Candy Bar
    Dark chocolate coating with a marshmallow nougat filling with almonds in a blue metallic looking wrapper.

  • Jello 1-2-3 and Spoon Candy
    Don't you remember these glorious relics of the Jell-O laboratories? Of course, Jello 1-2-3 was my Grandma's favorite for a special holiday dessert. It's hard to remember how many bags of powder were in each carton, or how many steps it took, but the result was three cool layers of gelatin goodness! The bottom layer was like true, clear, pristine Jell-O; the next layer was kind of a "chiffon", lighter than the bottom layer and more opaque. The top was very light in color and texture. What a dessert. Spoon Candy came close: it was a Jello product that ended up kind of like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in a dish. There was kind of a fudgy main part with a chocolate topping. It was pretty tasty as I recall.

  • Jello's Lemon Cloud Pie
    One of Jello's favorite recipe that only took 5 minutes to make. You dissolve any flavour Jello mix, beat in Cool Whip whipping cream. Freeze for 3 hours, top off with Cool Whip whipping cream of whip cream from a can and serve.

  • Juice Filled Paraffin Sticks
    I remember these awful paraffin sticks that were hollow and filled with flavored, colored liquid. You would bit off the end of the stick and suck the liquid out. And there were paraffin lips, and other things to chew on. They tasted nasty but we loved them.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
    Fried chicken with fries, a choice of either potato salad, macaroni salad or cold slaw and a soft drink.

  • Libby's Fruit Float
    This came in a can. It was sort of like condensed pudding with bits and pieces of fruit in it. You mixed it with milk, and chilled it, and it then had the consistency of pudding. It was delicious.

  • Libby's Fruit Float
    Fruit float is above, but you also had to whip it, then it separated into 3 different layers...in the commercial, you also had to say fruit float, fruit float,fruit float...when it's libby's,libby's,libby's on the label,label,label you will like it,like it,like it on your table,table,table when it's libby's,libby's,libby's on the label,label,label.

  • Manwich
    Sloppy Joe or Meat Loaf mix.

  • Marathon Bar
    Candy bar consisting of two strips of caramel criss-crossed multiple times and covered with chocolate.

  • Marathon Bar
    This candy bar was 12" long...There was a ruler printed on the back...

  • McDonald's Steak Sandwich
    It was an oval shaped hamburger patty on a oval shaped bun with real grilled onions and a packet of A-1 type steak sauce

  • Munchos Potato Chips
    In a bright orange bag. They were really light and airy..but probably loaded with salt and oil.

  • Nu-Grape Pop
    Nu-Grape Pop was the best grape pop that you could buy!

  • Peanut Butter And Jelly In Dixie Cups
    The Classic PB and J Were swirled and packaged into small dixie cups that we conveniently spooned up for a snack. That was really Groovy Man!

  • Penny Arrow Bar
    Different flavoured toffee strips about half an inch wide and four inches long.

  • Pet Cherry Ice Cream Sandwich
    The Pet Dairy Company had a delicious ice cream sandwich in the very early 70's. The ice cream was cherry flavored, with bits of cherry in it. The outside cake part was a dark red color. They were great.

  • Pixy Stix
    A tube of sugary flavored powder that you ate by pouring into your mouth like a drink.. It came in cherry, grape, orange, & lime flavors. Also, you could buy the sticks in the small version (about 5 inches long) or the large (about a foot)

  • Pop Rocks
    A small box of candy like rocks, and they pop in your mouth

  • Quisp
    Another of those Capt. Crunch like cereals.

  • Reggie Bar
    A yummy chocolate treat named after Reggie Jackson. He endorsed it on a commercial.

  • Rock Bubble Gum
    This gum was in the form of differently colored rocks. It came in a little hot pink drawstring bag with flowers all over it (70'S flowers). The name was printed on a sticker, then adhered to the bag. The bag was fun to hide things in when the gum was all gone!

  • Slurpies
    That 7-11 drink that had trading cups and detachable prizes on the bottoms. If you drank them too fast, you could get an ice headache.

  • Space Sticks
    Food in the shape of sticks. I think they came in foil pouches. They say the astronuts ate these.

  • Sponge Toffee
    It's square rapped in clear plastic and yellowish,brown in colour and would melt in your mouth.

  • Spree
    A spin off from sweat tarts, really soft covered and great colored round candies that left your tongue the color of the candy!!

  • Start
    Start was a tart-sweet orange flavor breakfast drink. It was a dry mix that came in a can and you mixed it with water. It was wonderful!

  • Stripe-It Rich Cake
    It was Jello's famous easy-to-make home recipe of the 70s. It came out in 1977. You make a cake either from scratch or one of the cake mixes, bake it in the oven. As soon as it's ready you take it out, poke a rows of holes all over the cake with the end of the wood spoon, mix Jello pie filling and pudding mix in chocolate flavour, pour it all over the cake, then use the rest of the pudding mix for cake icing and chill it in the fridge.

  • Tab and Pepsi Light
    The Women's drink. My mom went through a case of it a week. Take out the trash and collecting aluminum can, I soon learned that if there were Tab cans in the trash, there was a woman in the house. Pepsi light was similar, but had a lemon zest to pepsi. Glass bottles were also recyclable and my babysitter filled up a tank of gas with money from recycled bottles in 72. Pull tabs came and went in the seveties and thank goodness they went. In Yakima we couldn't walk barefoot in the sand by the lake in summer because the pull tabs could cut your feet. We even made chains from them by bending the tab over the ring of another.

  • Texan Bar
    Caramel center covered in chocolate very hard to eat in winter days. great advertisment campaign "last request geringo"

  • Toaster Fries
    These were some kind of a processed potato product that resembled a row of tubes. They were supposed to look like french fries. and you put them into the toaster. They were kind of good if I remember correctly. But kids like some strange things.These were introduced before microwaves were popular.

  • Triple-Snack
    Really gross cereal that was actually introduced in the 60s . I think it had sweetened, puffed corn and puffed wheat mixed together, which wasn't too bad, but the yucky part of the Triple-Snack trio was peanuts. Bad idea! Triple belly-flop in the marketplace.

  • Wacky Packs
    Like baseball cards but had spoofed everyday household products. ie Head and Shoulders was Head and Bolders and Comet (the bathroom cleaner) Became Vomit. Wish I could remember more.

  • Wink
    Wink was a grapefruit carbonated soft drink in a lime-green colored bottle.

  • Yumbo and Whaler
    Burger King Yumbo was a ham and cheese sandwich. Whaler was it's fish sandwich

  • Zarex
    This was a sickly sweet concentrated liquid which came in several flavors and was not meant to by drunk straight, but rather diluted with water

  • Zots
    I remember a candy called "Zots" (or maybe "Zotz?"). It was a hard candy with a white powder in the center that fizzed like crazy once the candy dissolved and the center touched your tounge.

Clothes of the 70's

  • Angel Flight Suits
    Coordinated disco suit with jacket, vest, and flared pants. Your shirt had to be a shiny satin with the large collar.

  • Angel Sleeved Blouses
    Loose cut, oversized blouses with "bell bottom" sleeves. All Cotton. I bought my sister one during the height of disco and she never took it off, except to tan.

  • Army Jackets
    Actual olive-drab army jackets (which could be purchased at an Army/Navy store were very big at my high school, especially amongst the stoner males. They were frequently worn with ripped jeans or jeans that dragged on the ground.

  • BASS Shoes
    You mentioned GASS Shoes. These would have been a knock-down version of the more expensive BASS label. They looked a lot alike, but the BASS label was the sought after label of the time.

  • Bamboo purses
    The purse was in a square shape made out of vinyl with a drawstring top. Came in different colors, mostly tan, black, red. (Mine was red.) The outer base and side frames were huge brown bamboo rings. And the strap was made out of smaller brown bamboo rings interlinked together.

  • Banana Jeans
    Instead of the buckle in the front, it was in the back, right below the small of the back & they were very high waisted, usually denim.

  • Bead Chokers
    70's version was a bit cheapo looking compared to the chokers now, mostly because they were hand made. Small beads in a elastic cord and knotted so it became a tight necklace around the neck. Circa 1974-75

  • Bell Bottoms
    Denim tight at the top and baggy at the bottom

  • Blue Jean Purses
    Old blue jeans made into a purse. Cut off legs, sew up bottom use the extra leg material to make the strap, attach a button to close the purse embroider flower designs and add studs for decoration.

  • Blue Jean overalls
    Popular - at least in California. Standard overall design but not meant for working.

  • Capris
    Short cut off jeans about knee length

  • Cheese cloth
    Shirts, dresses, skirts anything was made from cheese cloth, it was crinkly so you didn't need to iron it. It used to shrink sometimes just on the first wash sometimes with every wash. If it was cream coloured you had to soak it in cold tea after washing to keep its colour.

  • Chemin de fer Pants
    Some looked like a chastity belt with 6 buttons on each hip..making a flap when unbuttoned. The other style had 4 buttons in the front and the top button was purposely not able to be buttoned...these had a buckle across the back of the pants...quite the statement back then.

  • Clip-on Suspenders
    Wide, at least two inch suspenders, generally with rainbows or anything way colorful. Silver cheap metal clips. Found first pair in 1974. In Alabama.

  • Clogs
    Sling-back shoes with a thick heel and sole, made of wood with leather or suede front straps and a metal buckle.

  • Corduroy!
    Originally known as the "poor man's velvet" on its invention in the 18th century, this fabric is made with the warp higher than the weft, producing an eye-catching look similar to velvet, but much, much cheaper. Corduroy enjoyed enormous popularity in 1970's men's clothes and was made into suits, blazers, leisure suits, shirts, and jeans ("cords"). Popular colors were various shades of tan and brown, burgundy, and bottle-green. I recall that a green, three-piece corduroy suit with flared trousers was one of my favorite formal items when I was a child. The fabric also appeared made into women's skirts, but on the whole it was thought of by designers as a men's material. Corduroy suffered greatly from its association with the 1970's - items made in this fabric vanished after 1981 and have been impossible to find until right now - Fall 2000.

  • Crocheted Beer Can Hats
    Labels of beer cans were cut into either squares or ovals, and crocheted together to form a hat.

  • Dean's Sweaters
    Usually cream background with a patterned yoke around the neck, 3-button closure at neck. Very popular with the preppy crowd.

  • Denim Jeans Converted Into Skirts
    Ripped out the inseam and stitched floral print material in the middle to make it a skirt

  • Dingo Boots
    About 1977 these were the craze, usually worn with *Gaucho pants( these were just below the knee and usually corduroy) Most of the boots had rubber souls.

  • Dittos Jeans
    These were the first must-have label jeans. They came in a large array of colors and styles with names like "Hi-rise". They were so popular (at least in southern California). After this, many other "label" jeans/clothing became popular. I would LOVE to get my hands on a pair of these. I keep trying e-bay and other sites.

  • Down jackets & Vests
    Big, puffy jacket. Made you look huge! Colors I remember were bright green, orange and blue. Nerd city, but tres cool back then! Mine was a cheap version!

  • Earth Shoes
    Ergonomically correct shoes in which the heels were lower than the front.

  • English Flag Shirts
    Shirt made with the English flag, Cool with the punk rocker crowd, worn only a short period of time but still part fo the 70s.

  • Flame Bleached Jeans
    We used to take these bell bottoms and a plant sprayer with bleach in it and make flames go up the sides from the bell bottoms. They were really cool.

  • Fringed Suede Vest/Jacket
    If you could afford one, a suede vest or jacket with long fringes around the middle and/or bottom made quite a fashion statement!

  • Frye boots
    Hideously ugly and expensive "cowboy" style boots worn by girls when I was in high school (mid 70s) Often worn with the equally hideous gauchos!

  • GASS Brown Shoes
    These were brown or different shades of brown leather shoes sold at Kinney shoe store, and had the GASS logo on the bottom (Great American Shoe Store), and we actually sat there and looked at people's bottoms of shoes to see if they were GASS or not!

  • Gabardine Pants
    Tight, usually corderoy pants that had a belt buckle in the front. Think John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever

  • Glitter socks
    These were knee-high socks with glitter. I had a pair in the late 70s that were blue striped with silver glitter.

  • Goucho Pants
    A coulotte type worn by high school girls that went below the knee, usually colorful, sort of a Mexican look. Usually worn with high leather boots that lace up. Early 70's look.

  • Granny Gowns
    These were long dresses worn mostly by pre-teen girls and most of them had a floral print design.

  • Gypsy Tops (England)
    A light cotton top, gathered at the neck line and bottom, bright colours. The string at the neck usually had little bells on the end. Worn with a matching midi-length skirt, elasticated waist with a tie cord and beels on to match the top, frilled at the bottom.

  • HASH Jeans
    HASH blue jeans where bell bottom and had a double-star design and the letters H.A.S.H. stiched in gold thread on the back right pocket. Many teenageres cut-off the pant legs to make shorts with frayed fringes. The shorter the better. I still have a pair that I got from a teenage neighbor for helping her clean her mom's kitchen so she could go out with her boyfriend.

  • Halter Necks.
    Bright halters or just plain black. Perfect worn with a wrap-around frilled jacket!

  • Halter top
    Thes shirts were like normal tanktops BUT went around your neck..they came in an array of colors but the glittery disco ball effect was the most popular.

  • Hang Ten satin jackets
    Pink, blue and maybe green. They were huge in the disco era ( late 70's). They had white and the jacket color stripes around the sleeves and the collar.

  • High Waisted Baggy Pants
    Slacks that came up nearly to the armpits, and usually had very narrow belt loops, so that you could only fit the requisite pencil-thin belt through them. Loose-legged, with large bell bottoms and huge cuffs. All different fabrics and colors, although plaid was a favorite. Always worn with platform shoes and usually a "midriff" top; a shirt or blouse that only came as low as the top of your trousers.

  • Hip Huggers
    How quickly we forget. Those bell bottoms with the "waistline" striking just below the belly button. Double front zippers were pretty fashionable,one on each side.

  • Hot pants
    Very short dressy shorts,usually plush velvet, with a wide,usually white ,belt,to match your white go-go boots.

  • Jordache Jeans
    Tight jeans, dark blue the best, actually ironing them was a good idea. Late 70's-very early 80's

  • Leather Purses with Beaded Fringes
    Leather purses resembling a pouch with a drawstring with fringes around the edges decorated with multicolored beads.

  • Marshmallows
    They were platform shoes, that had white laces and a thick (THICK) white "marshmallow" heel. They came in different colors (light blue, red, pick).

  • Maxi Dresses
    Full length dresses for parties, etc, like a bridesmaid's dress, worn with choker and crochet shawl, usually a fitted bodice and A-line skirt

  • Mood Rings
    A ring which was suppose to describe what mood you were in by your body heat. Ex: Black= Bad Mood!

  • Moon Boots
    I think these were late 70's, early 80's: winter boots with platforms that look like something Neil Armstrong would wear, except for the colors -- mine had three or four different shades of bright blue, but they came in all colors.

  • Narue Jacket
    Navy blue double breasted type Jacket/with the big buttons very large pointed collar.

  • Oxford Shoes
    Oxford shoes made a comeback in the mid to late 70's. The style was to wear them with colored knee socks and jeans rolled up to slightly below the knee.

  • Painters Pants
    They came in white or baby blue...maybe more colors...a lot of pockets and a loop for hanging (a hammer?) something on the side of one leg....

  • Patchwork
    Patchwork jean, overalls, shirts, and skirts. sometimes denim, cotton or velvet.

  • Peasant Skirt
    A trendy knee-length skirt with a swinging movement. The most popular colors were black, white, beige, tawny, tan, pink, blue, red, purple, gray, burgundy( definitely burgundy) and pea green.

  • Petticoat
    White cotton underskirt with broderie anglaise trimmed frill, worn under another skirt but longer and therefore visible. Also trend to trim hem of a skirt with similar decoration to simulate the sade effect. Lasted one season only in 1978

  • Pin Striped Pants
    Flared material pants with a fine vertical, single or double dotted line running through the pant. Usually in navy blue or dark brown.

  • Platform Shoes
    Shoes with a sole of at least 6 or 7 inches high. Made you look taller than you really were.

  • Platform boots
    Completely different to platform shoes - came up to the calf and were lined with fur. Very comfy - cosy!

  • Polyester Leisure Suit
    That flashy gleam of synthetic, complete with wide lapels, top shirt-button undone to reveal just the right amount of chest hair and gold chainage, accompanied by a strong whiff of Canoe. Think Warren Beatty in "Shampoo." This was the uniform of the 70's lothario.

  • Pom-Pom's
    Pom-pom's on sweaters on furry hats, maybe even on ponchos were present in the 70's.

  • Poncho
    A blanket like cloak with a hole in the middle for the head to go through. The patterns were based on American Indian styles, colorful or with alternating coloured stripes. Sometimes made with natural hand spun wool. Some came with tassels at the bottoms or pompons. They were long covering your thighs.

  • Prism Necklace, Ring
    These were usually in the form of a sphere,sparkled, multi-colored and very, very cool. They hung from a silver ( cheap lol) chain or were worn as a ring, also silver.

  • Puka Shells
    If you didn't have a set of Pukas (a choker) real or plastic you weren't from the 70's

  • Ragcity Blues
    We called them zip around pants because it had one zipper going from one end to another. Another style this company mad were the tie up pants. They had bother ones that tied up in front and ones that were both .

  • Rock Concert T-shirts
    Ordinary t-shirts with a logo picture of a rock star or a rock band or trademark of rock band.

  • Rugby Shirts
    They were long sleeve shirts with horizontal wide stripes. They came in a variety of colors . But the most popular seemed to be alternating blue and yellow stripes.

  • Safari Shirt
    Women's tailored dress shirt with pointed collar,twin button neck closure,patch pockets,2 button sleeve all incorporating oversize buttons. Popular 1969 into the early 70's.

  • Salt and Pepper Corduroy Pants
    Black & white patterned corduroy pants worn at Catholic schools until 1976; available in stores until 1981. Also called 'partridge' print.

  • Satin Jackets
    They were usually in blue, pink, red, or green, and had stripes or just plain. They were similar to baseball jackets, very sporty, and very cool.

  • Shellsuit
    Like the racing car drivers suits. Shiny and lightweight in material usually pastel shades and very flattering. A zip had the full length at the front. More seductive if the zip came down to cleavage level.

  • Shirt: Nat Charles/California
    A shirt revealing black art; abstract drawings of faces surrounded by red, black and green colors. There was also white in all of the faces that seemed to represent the bright rays of a sun. There were words written underneath the images: "Right On", "Soul", "Jive", "Jive Man". But the shirt material was very sensitive to daylight and had a tendency to fade when worn under the sun.

  • Sizzle Dress
    Short button down dress and underneath matching short pants (elastic around the legs)similar to hot pants. Style was in fashion 71-72.

  • Sizzler
    Very short dress with matching panties. The dress was suppose to just short enough that you could see the bottom of the panties. I had a brown with polka dot with a collar that was with brown polka dots. The panty was the same color as the collar-white with brown polka dots.

  • Soul Pipes
    Trousers with cone-shaped pipes.

  • Starsky Cardigan
    As worn by Starsky on the TV cop show "Starsky and Hutch. A hand knitted cardigan in a cream colour with a brown horizontal pattern banded around the middle.

  • Tank Top
    A sleeveless, usually with a low round or V neck, tight fitting jumper worn over a tight fitting shirt with long pointed collar.

  • Tartan
    the Scottish rock band the Bay City Rollers brought on a fashion for tartan garments that made high school look like the Highland Games for a season

  • Tiddies
    Multi layered sandals....with tubing for straps....started in Pasadena Texas I think....they were originally called something else, I can't recall what...but you could purchase them in your size, with as many layers as you wished. The more the squishier !! Then you could custom fit them by taking the tube fittings apart and shortening them if you needed to. The original logo escapes me as well, but they eventually went to Tiddies....with two, well...obviously...bosoms as the logo ! I never figured out why that was...but I suppose because they were soft and squishy

  • Tie Dye
    Any shirt or pants or any article of clothing that was put into a tub with colors and was streaked with multiple colors.

  • Toe Socks
    Socks with pockets for each one of your toes - usually in rainbow colors.

  • Toes in Socks
    These were a fashion disaster. The socks have toes in them like gloves, only each toe was a different color

  • Toughskins
    A SEARS brand of jeans that were reinforced at the knees and came in assorted colors. The POORMAN'S Levi's

  • Track Shorts
    Sports shorts that are really short, with double white stripes at the sides and tiny slits at the sides

  • Treds (shoes)
    I don't know if every country had these but here in Australia we had 'Treds'. I think that is how you would spell it. They were sort of sandals I suppose but the bottom sole was made out of old car tires.

  • Trench Coats
    Coats that are 3/4 length with long sleeves, buttons at the front, two-front pockets, and a belt which ties around the coat.

  • Tube Socks!
    Don't forget the knee socks with the double row of red/blue/black stripes! Very sporty!

  • Turner Shirt
    This shirt is assorted with all different colours and lays as tight as possible on the chest. They were usually worn with trench coats to keep us warm in the village.

  • Velour Windsheaters (Wind Breakers)
    Velour tops in a range of single coloured, or ones with multiple coloured strips. Usually with ribbed round the neck line, ribbed at the end of the sleeves and at the bottom waist bend. They felt "very smooth" to touch.

  • Waffle Stompers
    These were boots (generally dark colored) with intricate waffle iron type soles on them

  • Wallabies
    They were these shoes that were very popular. The soles were rubbery and would sometimes seem to melt. They were tan and had a lace and two lace holes.

  • Window Pane Jeans/ Satin Pants
    Window pane jeans were the jeans that had 3x3 raised squares all over them, they only came in bell bottoms no pockets. satin pants to go with your satin jacket, mine had draw strings at the bottom so you could "cinch" them together or just wear them flared.

  • Wraparound Pants and Skirts
    These were so popular in the mid 70's. The pants were made of cotton, in a lot of different colors, and they were put on the back of your legs, then somehow wrapped around the front part, and then you tied them, the skirts just wrapped around from one side to the other.

  • Yo-Yo's
    Platform shoes w/holes in the middle of the soles!

Prices From the 70's

  • Postage - .8 cents
  • Bread - .27 cents
  • Milk - $1.36
  • Gas - .65 cents
  • Car - $3,200.00
  • Income - $9,572.00
  • House - $45,250.00