Monday, 25 February 2019

70s TELLY!

If you were fortunate (or unfortunate!) to have been a kid in the 1970s, you could spend your evenings watching some fantastic telly!!

Here we have annuals from three of the absolute classics of the era ...



So if you remember them, come along for a nostalgic trip! Or if you're just curious to see what those strange pre-internet people spent their time doing, have a look!!!


First up is a KOJAK annual from 1977, he was a tough New York cop played by the magnificent Telly Savalas.


Who not only was a great actor, but could knock out a tune as well!
He solved crimes, sucked lollipops and had great catchphrases ... "Who loves ya baby", became one of the most iconic phrases in television history.
The series ran for a whopping 118 episodes between 1973 and 1978.

I've also got Corgi Juniors toy car of his Buick Regal, which he got about town in!





Now a 1978 annual from the gloriously naff, but strangely compelling THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN!


Lee Majors starred as Steve Austin, who after being seriously wounded in a military test flight, was rebuilt into a 'bionic man'. Obviously at a cost of $6 million!
He would now jump around, run fast, see things through his bionic eye, and generally catch baddies, all with a weird sound effect going on.
Money well spent I guess, and the TV bosses certainly thought so, as it sauntered on to 99 episodes, + 6 TV movies, and a huge array of spin-offs, including The Bionic Woman!



Now my favourite ... the totally brilliant STARSKY & HUTCH.


Which featured the dynamic duo of David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser as a pair of Californian cops. They whizzed around in a fabulous red Ford Gran Torino car (see below!), and just looked so cool!
The series ran from 1975 to 1979 for 93 fantastic episodes, as the tough but stylish lads got on the nerves of their boss and hung out with Huggy Bear, their impossibly dressed informant!

Now check out my original, slightly bashed, but much-loved, car from the series!




You can find all these goodies at the VINTAGE SOMERSET FAIR this Saturday!! 



All you have to do is run along to Wells Town Hall in the wonderful city of Wells and you'll find them on my stall.

See you there!







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