I’m glad to see that “Retro” is in. There’s a soft spot in my heart, especially, for the period from the late Fifties through the early Sixties. It was during this time (in 1962) that I made my debut into the world.
Mad Men, my current favorite TV series, does an excellent job of bringing to life the spirit of those times. I’ve heard they intend to keep it going for another three seasons, which — the way they cover ground — would probably bring the story up to the late Sixties. Given the show’s political ideology, I guess they can hardly wait to get there. Though in my opinion, that’s a good place for it to end.
Luscious cars (see the beauty above), stylish buildings, fashions that made even ordinary people look glamorous — there’s a reason why people still love Sixties Retro. I love it, as well, because it reminds me of the period itself: the birth of the modern libertarian movement — and the birth of Yours Truly.
Check out Plan 59, a website devoted to all things Retro. I visit there every day. Catch an episode of Mad Men on TV. Listen to some vintage jazz, or Sinatra singing just about anything. If ever you’re in my home city, treat yourself to dinner at Hula’s or Bruno Mali’s. Get a couple of Shag prints to hang up on your wall…
What’s the reason for this post? Nothing urgent. I just wanted an excuse to put hang a picture of that gorgeous car — and these eternally hip and funky people — on my virtual wall.
(My home city is Phoenix Arizona: the greatest city on earth. And “Shag” is the name adopted by artist Josh Agle. Who was — perhaps significantly, also born in 1962.)