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Fancy Dress Party

Given how popular fancy dress parties were in the 1970s, you’d think they would turn up more often. Perhaps people are wisely getting rid of those pics before disposing of their snapshots! The awful, tacky get-ups, the stereotypes, the smeared make-up on men, the giddy, gaudy, god-awfulness of it all is so endearing. In the late-hour, full-swing drunkenness of these pics we see true humanity poking through, and it is beautiful.

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Joburg Streets by Night

This takes me back to exciting South African radio programs like Squad Cars. In Joburg by night, the 1970’s ‘Skelms’ were up to no good. Speeding down the boulevard, in their black getaway cars with the chrome reflecting the patriotic Christmas lights  above.

This was a particularly forgiving specimen. The night scene shaped up beautifully.

Before and after. Click for big.

 

Posted by on October 19, 2012 in City street, Night scene, Old cars, South Africa

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