February 1, 1991 |
It was a sign of the times. During the decade that hippies turned into yuppies, Ken Lauher's customers occasionally brought in their gold and silver peace-symbol trinkets to have them melted down. "I made a lot of peace signs in the '60s and '70s, but in the '80s they were as dead as a doornail," said the Laguna Beach jewelry designer. In recent weeks, however, the seemingly passe anti-war symbol has risen from the ashes of the Reagan era.
January 22, 1991 |
When I was young, back in the Eisenhower days, my father loved to repeat the old saw that each generation would have its war, and would fight that war in its own way. He served at Verdun in World War I and regarded World War II largely as a sissy event. Dad was that kind of guy. But he died in 1968 and thereby missed what might be called the modern corollary to his axiom: Each generation now has its anti-war movement to accompany its war. And that gets us to San Francisco.
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.