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November 29, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 25, 1990 | CHRIS COOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Cook covers fashion for The Japan Times.
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.
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November 7, 1990 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 26, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 10, 1990 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 10, 1990 | Tom Bates, Bates, who received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 1972, is working on a book about the Army Math bombing.
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.
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July 13, 1990 | PADDY CALISTRO, Calistro writes a beauty column for The Times Sunday magazine.
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.
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June 26, 1990 | ROBERT A. JONES
Do you recall the prediction that the 1990s will amount to a replay of the '60s? I'm not certain about its origins, but I believe this prognostication was based on the observation by historian Arthur Schlesinger that American culture revolves in 30-year cycles. If the Schlesinger theory holds, the '90s should flower into a decade of social turmoil and yearning for higher truths. This may or may not turn out to be the case, of course, but it behooves us to watch for the early signs.
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April 6, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This article is dedicated to those times when our spirits ran free, when anything was possible, and when we could put all our possessions in a VW bug and go. Tom Robbins thrived back in those days--in the afterglow of the 1960s. In four original novels he captured the lingering essence of that epoch--before Vietnam was a movie, before sex could kill you, and when they still talked about drugs as recreation.
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March 7, 1990 | JEAN MERL and SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
In the Antelope Valley, it was the anti-gang dress code. In Chicago, it was the firing of school principals. In Contra Costa County, school budget cuts. The students who took to the streets in angry protest at two South Bay high schools Monday and Tuesday are part of a recent explosion in campus activism, the likes of which has not been seen since the civil rights and anti-war movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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