In the summer of 1978, Hoxie Bros Circus came to Secaucus, NJ. Luckily for us, someone captured the circus on glorious 8mm color film.
In 1987, CBS aired "The Popcorn Kid." It was about a young kid who worked at a movie theater in Kansas and wanted to work in film. As a video store worker through most of my teens, I identified with it and loved it.
In 1956 my Great Aunt wrote a letter to Con Edison to thank them for helping to retrieve her earrings. It is quite a nice thank-you letter.
In 1981, Disney released this ambient audio dream of an album and I have been listening to it ever since.
Let's take a look at a controversy that is over the 30 years old. Did Castlevania II rip off the art style of Ravenloft?
In 1987, Mattel released a barbie sized doll called Spectra. Her and Shimeroons didn't last long, but they were still amazing.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties comedy classic, "Trading Places." It is a perfect film to watch this holiday season. Even if you don't listen to the show, I hope this reminds you to rewatch the movie.
I watch Die-Hard every Christmas. That does not make it a Christmas movie. It is a Christmas movie, because it is a Christmas movie.
They made a commercial for Q*bert the board game in 1983 that featured a live-action version of Q*bert. I would have watched this as a TV series.
Gemstones is a fun and simple game, that is sadly out of print. So I thought I would share my latest find of a sealed game package along with the rules for anyone who wants to try it out at home.