January 21, 1991 |
It's been more than 30 years since John F. Kennedy inspired a nation brimming with youthful, postwar idealism and heralded in the wrenching decade of the 1960s. But all these years later, the period--which historians say didn't really end until the mid-'70s--apparently is still considered by some people to be too hot to touch.
January 6, 1991 |
Cars, clothes and conversation change over the decades, but one fact remains the same: Teen-agers have always found the time to hang out together outside of school. Here's a brief list of popular local hangouts, and--if they're still standing--what they have become. Happy Days in the 1950s Hi-Way 39 Drive-In Theater: A place to show off your car or your date, it's still operating in Westminster.
December 7, 1990 |
If A-line dresses, daisy prints and bell-bottoms weren't enough for you, here's another sign of 1960s staying power: hairdos such as the smooth French twist, the piled-up pouf and the high crown flip are back. Thankfully, the secret to these massive hairdos no longer involves the tortuous technology of the '60s--back combing, hair spraying and rolling hair on orange juice cans. This time around, wigs and hairpieces are enough.
November 29, 1990 |
With a smile that slid into an easy laugh, Jackie Haddad Hellingson recalled that free-frolicking beach summer of '65 when her gang of bronze-skinned teen-agers waged war against The Outsiders. Yeah, those were the crazy times when every day seemed to last a year and the surf-wompers, sun-lovers and rock 'n' roll kids staked out the Windansea Beach in La Jolla like it was their own back yard--because it was. Back then, The Enemy drove huge gas-guzzlers with out-of-state plates.
November 25, 1990 |
Japanese designers presented their spring '91 collections here recently, and 1960s looks dominated the runways, just as they did in the European and American collections shown in October. And just as the Italians now show their collections in Paris, the lineup here included American designer Bill Robinson and South Korean designer Shin Wol Lee, whose entry marked a first for his country. A-line dresses, short skirts, skimpy shorts and fishnet tights were among the neo-'60s looks.
November 7, 1990 |
Don't give up your Ivana Trump hairdo, your hatbox-shaped handbag or your metallic sandals yet. They should come in handy next spring, judging from the latest round of fashion shows in Los Angeles. During two weekend forecasts, models hit the runways yet again in '60s falls and hairpieces to accent chemises and tank dresses that smacked of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Jacqueline Kennedy.
August 26, 1990 |
A quarter-century ago, we were the future: the first wave of baby boomers to graduate from high school and step out into the world. And step into it we did. The Class of '65 graduated the year Watts exploded, the year the first American walked in space and the year the government began drafting 18-year-olds with a vengeance as it started committing front-line troops to the war in Vietnam. We were the last class of innocents. For most of us, drugs were something they did in L.A. or New York.
August 10, 1990 |
It came to Dan Levy midway through a Grateful Dead concert on a hot afternoon in July, 1988. As a crowd of mesmerized Deadheads listened to the band in Berkeley's Greek Theatre, the 30-year-old publishing whiz kid suddenly had a crystal vision all his own. Here were thousands of loyal fans, he thought, many of them veterans of the 1960s music scene. An even larger number weren't born when the Dead, the legendary San Francisco band, was formed 25 years before.
August 10, 1990 |
Twenty years ago, on the night of Aug. 24, 1970, four young men known as the New Year's Gang bombed the Army Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Wisconsin . By far the most violent protest of the era, the blast damaged 26 campus buildings, wiped out the work of dozens of scientists, injured a night watchman and three graduate students and killed a physicist, Robert Fassnacht, who left a wife, three children and an unfinished experiment in superconductivity.
July 13, 1990 |
This summer's newest hairstyles come straight from the history books--1960s history, that is. Back-combed "bubbles," wash-and-wear geometrics, and hippie-like, long, straight styles are being reshaped. At Cristophe and Vidal Sassoon, two top Beverly Hills salons, recent shows featured versions of looks first seen on the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar more than 20 years ago.