Saturday, October 03, 2009

Dracula Gets Down

I can't believe it took me two years to notice this wonderful picture from the 1982 Don Post Catalog, I'm guessing it had been taken a couple of years earlier. If you google "Halloween in the 70s" this should be the first thing that pops up.
Dracula is seen here clearly living the high life, pissing away the royalties from all his merchandise and film remakes. His agent Nosferatu, seen in the background, is currently booking Drac as the October co-host on the Mike Douglas Show.


gingerlock said...

This picture is a clear illustration of something I always notice when looking at old catalogs, TV shows, etc. and that I also remember from my own childhood.
Namely, that the aesthetics and overall "aura" of the very early 80's were simply an extension of the 70s. Disco, woodgrain, lots of brown/yellow/orange color schemes, etc. For all intents and purposes it still WAS the 70s. The 80s as most people remember it (neon, synthpop, big hair, materialistic glitz) didn't really kick into high gear until some time in mid/late '82.

Dancin' Homer said...

gingerlock the same can be said for the 50s, 60s and 70s (and I'm sure every other decade)
Kids didn't automatically start greasing their hair and listening to rock n roll on New Years Day 1950, nor did they grow their hair, smoke pot, and wear Peace signs in 1960, nor did they start wearing polyester and disco dancing in 1970.

i remember a class in college (back in the late '80s) where my prof laid it out for us . . . that "the sixties" really went from about 1964 - 1973, and "the seventies" went from 1974 to 1982.

Plaidstallions said...

I totally agree with what you guys are saying, the 70s didn't find it's groove until '73 and I'd say didn't die until about 1982 when things got a little bland.

rob! said...

This is what the dreams of a coked-up Forry Ackerman would look like.

Paxton said...

Hmmm, outtakes from the original Star Wars cantina scenes?

This is a bar I want to get a drink in.

John III said...

Watch what you order then. Especially if the drinks have smoke emanating from them!


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