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Our Fascination with Aliens and UFOs As Reflected in Popular Culture

May 04, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  Mankind’s belief in extraterrestrial life forms dates back to at least ancient Greece. In more modern times, the fascination with aliens visiting Earth was reawakened in 1897 with the release of H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel, “The War of the Worlds,” in which he described a horrifying alien invasion in southern England. On Halloween

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“Wives with Beehives” on TLC: Retro Fashion Meets Modern Day Drama

Dec 28, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

I watched, with much anticipation, TLC’s new show, Wives with Beehives. Tagged as a “living vintage” reality series, the show follows the lives of four women who say they’ve vowed to follow the fifties lifestyle – right down to gloved hands and vintage appliances. For an enthusiast, though, I have to wonder if these ladies

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LOOK: Lucy & Desi 1954 Cover

Aug 20, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Take a look at this December 28, 1954 cover of LOOK, featuring Lucy and Desi and their children. Also included in the issue: 5th Annual TV Awards Lucy shopping for a dollhouse with her children. Miss America Lee Meriwether Guy Lombardo Rocky Graziano Fashion wear by the Christmas fire Men’s white winder jackets 20,000 Leagues

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The Three Stooges New Movie (Plot, Trailer & Extras)

Apr 10, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Eighty-two years after their first film, Soup to Nuts, The Three Stooges story continues. The slapstick comedy remake of The Three Stooges hits US theaters April 13, 2012, promising lots of sapping, punching, and bonking. While paying homage to the original actions of Larry, Curly and Moe, this new production is modernized by Bobby &

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“Four Stooges” Offers a Rare Treat

Apr 05, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The Three Stooges have a rather complicated history, yet we all know the names Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp. The original stooges were Moe Howard, Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. The trio stemmed from a 1925 vaudeville act, and their first film was 1930’s Soup to Nuts. Shemp’s initial stooge membership, however, was short-lived. Fed

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Retro TV, Movies, Music & Video Games

Oct 28, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Turn on your radio or TV and it’s a sure bet you’ll find something that looks and sounds awfully familiar.  Now more than ever, what’s old is new, yesterday is today and if it was good then, it’ll be better now.  Retro is everywhere! Why?  Lots of reasons, really.  We’re getting older and living longer,

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Scooby-Doo

Jan 14, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In the mid 1960s parents were complaining that there was too much violence shown on Saturday morning cartoons.  They formed organizations to protest and reform the line-ups. CBS responded with a new show, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Fred Silverman, in charge of children’s programming, was looking for a show that would take into account concerns

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