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BS: How we looked 40 years ago

Donuel 06 Jan 12 - 08:24 PM
Janie 06 Jan 12 - 08:16 PM
Donuel 06 Jan 12 - 04:09 PM
Donuel 06 Jan 12 - 04:04 PM
GUEST, Dani 22 Dec 11 - 05:19 PM
Lonesome EJ 22 Dec 11 - 04:52 PM
gnu 22 Dec 11 - 02:52 PM
GUEST,Eliza 22 Dec 11 - 02:46 PM
Charmion 22 Dec 11 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,maryrrf (no cookie) 22 Dec 11 - 01:23 PM
katlaughing 22 Dec 11 - 01:19 PM
Will Fly 22 Dec 11 - 12:18 PM
GUEST,Eliza 22 Dec 11 - 12:06 PM
DrugCrazed 22 Dec 11 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Patsy 22 Dec 11 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,Eliza 22 Dec 11 - 09:48 AM
number 6 22 Dec 11 - 09:15 AM
GUEST,Patsy 22 Dec 11 - 08:32 AM
freda underhill 22 Dec 11 - 06:49 AM
katlaughing 21 Dec 11 - 11:25 PM
GUEST,Dani 21 Dec 11 - 09:40 PM
number 6 21 Dec 11 - 09:16 PM
JennieG 21 Dec 11 - 05:07 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Dec 11 - 04:38 PM
gnu 21 Dec 11 - 04:35 PM
JennieG 21 Dec 11 - 04:07 PM
gnu 21 Dec 11 - 03:29 PM
The Sandman 21 Dec 11 - 03:21 PM
Rapparee 21 Dec 11 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Eliza 21 Dec 11 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,Patsy 21 Dec 11 - 06:39 AM
freda underhill 21 Dec 11 - 05:32 AM
Roger the Skiffler 21 Dec 11 - 05:28 AM
Will Fly 21 Dec 11 - 04:51 AM
Stilly River Sage 21 Dec 11 - 01:54 AM
Donuel 20 Dec 11 - 10:10 PM
gnu 20 Dec 11 - 10:07 PM
Dorothy Parshall 20 Dec 11 - 09:37 PM
Rapparee 20 Dec 11 - 09:15 PM
GUEST,Klump 20 Dec 11 - 08:42 PM
Dorothy Parshall 20 Dec 11 - 08:23 PM
Janie 20 Dec 11 - 08:08 PM
Lonesome EJ 20 Dec 11 - 06:21 PM
Sandra in Sydney 20 Dec 11 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,Eliza 20 Dec 11 - 04:55 PM
VirginiaTam 20 Dec 11 - 03:16 PM
Sandra in Sydney 20 Dec 11 - 05:07 AM
GUEST,Patsy 20 Dec 11 - 04:28 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 08:24 PM

frieda, frac stack is whack

You still got it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Janie
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 08:16 PM

I don't particularly remember white lipstick, but do remember pale, frosted pink - would probably still wear lipstick if that were still available.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 04:09 PM

I should have used this link


http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h352/Donuel/


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 04:04 PM

how about 55 years ago?

growing a quick Santa beard


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST, Dani
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 05:19 PM

Yeah, couldn't figure out how to make it work? Link-maker balked....

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 04:52 PM

Most of the models in Penthouse in those days wore white lipstick. Or so I've heard.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 02:52 PM

Dani... link no work.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 02:46 PM

You're quite right Charmion, I think white lipstick was a Twiggy thing, which would place it in the sixties! I used to smother myself in Yardley's Black Rose talcum powder. And I loved my 'sling-back shoes', I had a pair of white ones. In winter we all wore incredibly long knitted scarves, wound round and round and trailing on the floor, and matching bobble hats.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Charmion
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 01:50 PM

White lipstick? Anyone remember white lipstick -- and ironing your hair? This would be circa 1965, rather more than 40 years ago ... Very mod, Ottawa Valley style.

I'm still racking my brains for any snapshots of me that might have survived my dad's Grand Purge of 1982. There aren't many, which is probably a good thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,maryrrf (no cookie)
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 01:23 PM

Errr...I still burn Joss sticks and sometimes wear Patchouli. Back in the day I had white lipstick, white gogo boots, black wet look boots (AND a wet look coat). I remember back in 1968 or so the makeup we all thought was the greatest was Yardley.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 01:19 PM

White lipstick! I'd forgotten about that. Had some, too! Also, my ex-sisters-in-law, who were all like little sisters to me, claim I had some white go-go boots, but I don't remember any!LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Will Fly
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 12:18 PM

No no, DrugCrazed - don't go! Read... learn... wonder... It all happened. You'll be amazed. :-)

Whether you wanted be to or not.

I played at Biba's restaurant in London occasionally - with a band called Susan Brown and her band of Renown.

But I never wore white lipstick and black eyeshadow.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 12:06 PM

Patsy, oh, I'd forgotten those joss-sticks! I had dozens in different perfumes burning away in my little bedsit. And yes, I do remember Biba boutiques. i had white lipstick and almost black eyeshadow, I must've looked like a death's head!


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 12:02 PM

Christ, that's 2 lifespans away for me. Apologies. I'll just...go now.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 10:09 AM

Eliza you had the look I was trying to achieve wow! Yes I used Aqua Manda too. There was a certain oil that was used too (Patchoulli?) it had a kind of lemony smell. My hippier friends were burning joss sticks but I was forbidden because my mum thought that it would make the neighbours think that I smoked cannabis! You must remember Biba boutiques. I thought at the time that the make-up was amazing and found this strange lilac blusher in a pot in reality it must have looked hideous.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 09:48 AM

Luckily I haven't any photos, but I confess to buying, in the seventies, full-length floral nightdresses from Littlewoods stores, and teaming them with a black 'maxi' crocheted waistcoat. I plaited my extremely long hair with scarves and ribbons woven in, and put a hippie band round my forehead a bit like a native American, with a flower stuck in it. What a sight! But I fondly imagined I was trendy and attractive. We all used a perfume called Aqua Manda, a bit musky. As I had very bandy legs, the full-length fashions suited me. Smock-tops were 'in', (and they're 'in' just now, very good for hiding fat bottoms!)


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: number 6
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 09:15 AM

Thank you frEDA.

Those photos are of me taken in 1968 when I was 17, and now ... layered on a jpg I have of some eastern European document of some sort ... a visa maybe, or maybe a driver's licence. The intention was purely in jest. While composing it I had the startling realization that the title was more relevant to the current so called western free world than when I was 18 in the time of Dick Nixon and the Soviet Bloc.

biLL .... :)


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 08:32 AM

Eliza yes I remember 'wet look' boots, we called them liquorice boots and you are right not waterproof or warm at all. It's the styles from the 70s that gets the laughter from my sons with the wide lapels and wide trousers. My mother always said that it looked like I was going to take off.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 06:49 AM

number 6 - that's a good one!

frEDA


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 11:25 PM

RtS, in 1968, I would have still been jail-bait, but that wouldn't have stopped me if I'd heard any kind of UK accent, no matter what kind of hairy face ya had!:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 09:40 PM

file:///Users/danib123/Downloads/40%20years%20ago.jpg

seemed like a good time to dust this off.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: number 6
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 09:16 PM

I just got my student visa renewed after 43 years.

Comrad. May I have your papers pleaze

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 05:07 PM

EJ, isn't that is why we have children......so we can embarrass them? I'm sure I have been the cause of some mortification to my children in years gone by.

Long may it continue!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 04:38 PM

Me in 1985
My daughter thinks my 80s-style shorts are a bit on the obscene side. I don't think I had a pair of shorts until about 6 years ago that the pockets didn't hang out of the leg opening. Anyway, this was me age 35 in the Canyonlands Utah for a vision quest.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: gnu
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 04:35 PM

But, you still seem sweet. That's what counts, so I am told.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 04:07 PM

There won't be any current pics of me because I really really hate the way I look these days......it's been all downhill since 25, you know......I am resigned to the fact that no longer am I the sweet young thing I once was, but doesn't mean I have to like what I am now.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: gnu
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 03:29 PM

SRS... Freda... I'm beginning to see a definite trend... I said wouldn't post any more childish comments, but... hmmm... maybe... nice pics? Nah... talk about good lookin babes!


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 03:21 PM

here i am sometime in the 1980s, with some other young gits playing concretinashttp://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/5148
i am the clean shaven one


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 10:58 AM

i had a couple pairs of black boots....


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 10:43 AM

Patsy, they sound lovely, very funky! I had a pair of 'wet-look' boots. Do you remember them? When you bought a pair, they came in a long box with a warning paper saying they were not in the least waterproof!


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 06:39 AM

My style of dress was questionable though, I remember I had a pair of black shiny shoes with cherries on them, I thought I looked the cat's whiskers in them in reality it looked something that Minnie Mouse would have worn!


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: freda underhill
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 05:32 AM

38 years ago, + now


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 05:28 AM

Yay! kat, you were a FOX! If I'd met you on my study tour of US cities in 1968... ( you'd have probably run a mile from my Noddy Holder-esque sideburns!)
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Will Fly
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 04:51 AM

Hey, SRS - 30 years has made no difference! Lookin' good...


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:54 AM

Okay. I dug out an old one. 1978. I think a friend took this with a Polaroid. My facebook and Google+ image is only a couple of years old, for contrast.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 10:10 PM

Rapaire, the fire engine red hair mustache is intimidating.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: gnu
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 10:07 PM

Works for me Dorothy... some good lookers in this here Mudcat Café!

Hmmm... are my comments not PC? I shall refrain from such childish comments in future. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 09:37 PM

Holy moly. It did work!


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 09:15 PM

http://images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com/image/jpeg/7f61674db3fa420a78987b144a0f3ef29785e2f3.jpg

what i looked like in 1969 -- you might have too fool around to enlarge the image, 'cause it's a little guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Klump
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 08:42 PM

So who looks most like an early 70's porn star ?

We could certainly make up some porn actor names to go with photos uploaded so far.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 08:23 PM

October, 1968

I carefully follow the directions for a blue clicky to absolutely no avail. WHY!!!!????????


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Janie
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 08:08 PM

Mom is still the keeper of the pictures of my younger years or I might would get brave and post one. (the brave part is about figuring out how to scan an old photo and upload it.)

Really enjoying this. Thanks ya'll, keep 'em coming!


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 06:21 PM

Giok, was that taken when you were in the Moody Blues? And gnu, definitely got a kind of a young Gordon Lightfoot thing happenin.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 05:50 PM

Eliza, I can sit on my hair - it's long but fine & so would not cover me if I let it down, & I can't sit on very much of it.

June 2011 my hair is much longer than Anne's!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 04:55 PM

What I miss is my hair. It was so long I could truthfully sit on it, and very thick, and it had never ever been cut since I was born. But I began to look a bit eccentric, fashions changed, and I finally had it cut. But forty years ago, if I undid my hair, you'd have seen my face and the bottoms of my legs, the hair covered the rest of me like a huge cloak! Sigh...


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 03:16 PM

I shall probably regret this


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 05:07 AM

2 photos of me in 1972 when I was 20, well it is really 2 views of the same pic.

Ozcatters 2010


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 04:28 AM

I was a fresh faced long haired petite 16 year old apprehensive and excited all at the same time of what the future held.


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: gnu
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 07:03 PM

NOW I know why the babes go for you, Giok. You must carry that pic in your wallet. Handsome lad that. >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: How we looked 40 years ago
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 05:56 PM

Try this g


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