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Postcard From a Friend

Sending notes through the post office is a former trend, a former necessity. In a world of abbreviated words and emojis, a stamped paper is rare.

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This Day in History: Janis Joplin Performs with Big Brother and the Holding Company

Most 1960s enthusiasts are familiar with the raspy, chill-raising voice of Janis Joplin. Her rage and sadness was like an alcoholic drink mixed with soul music. You can take it in doses to understand her, but exceed it and you’re bound to mix your own emotions for an eruption of blues.

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Honey Ltd Gets The Recognition It Deserves

You’ve probably seen the album cover with five girls sitting under the 1960s hazy sunshine. Their groovyness is releasing from their bodies and into the flowers surrounding them. They are dressed like the Fanta girls, each representing a color, a flavor of the soft drink. Yellow, red, purple, white. Honey Ltd. was a ’60s vocal… Continue reading Honey Ltd Gets The Recognition It Deserves

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4 Memorable Swimsuits of the Past

Pack your sunblock and sunglasses because we’re going swimming! The hot, long days of summer are approaching and so is the time to start buying a bathing suit to make you look classic chic for your days at the beach. There have been numerous styles that have become iconic thanks to the ladies who wore… Continue reading 4 Memorable Swimsuits of the Past

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Oh, Juliet, Juliet

Oh, Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? Those memorable words spoken by Juliet Capulet had girls swooning over their own Romeos. The 1968 film version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been the most iconic to bring the play to life. Released during the decade when teenagers could rule the world and when free… Continue reading Oh, Juliet, Juliet

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5 Facts About the Gidget Series

It’s been 50 years since the television series Gidget went off the air. Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the series.

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Fun Facts About the 1960s Beach Party films

“Surf, sand, biceps and bikinis!” That was a taglines for one of the 1960s beach films where the charismatic duo of Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon made summer a surfin’ and swingin’ adventure. Here are 10 facts you did not know.

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Listen to the Monkees as They Bring Summer

It’s not a Beach Boys song, but the newest Monkees song sure brings the sound of summer.

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A Glimpse of Mineo Mania

The 17-year-old actor’s success in Rebel Without a Cause earned him an Academy Award nomination and the love from thousands of girls.

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10 Interesting Facts About The Monkees TV Show

Here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the band you love:

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8 Best Gidget Styles

Gidget is best known for her passion for surfing, but she also has a creativity for fashion. From bathing suits to party dresses and ribbons on classic hairstyles, Gidget’s style is a 1960s dream.

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Letty’s Jukebox: Endless Summer

Enjoy the last month of sunny skies and BBQ pool parties with this Endless Summer playlist.

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What’s in a Name?

I was never a fan of my name. The three syllable word always makes me cringe when Americans pronounce it, because they make it sound harsh. Over the years I’ve grown admiration of my birth given name. The name that only Spanish speakers know how to properly pronounce.

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Ode to Judy Garland (Poem)

To celebrate MGM’s successful actress and singer Judy Garland on her birthday, here is a poem I wrote about her a while back. Ode to Judy Garland by Leticia Lopez (Letty Rydell)  I became Judy And you ended up with Rooney. Brought up by Vaudevillians We became characters, trotting At Every Line, Humming to every… Continue reading Ode to Judy Garland (Poem)