Hi Everybody!!

Hi Everybody!!
Welcome to my Hometown!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hippy Hour/Saturday Night Dance (Hippy Hour Photo Blog!)

Hi Everybody!!

Calling all Old Hippies 
(and Anybody Else):

Time To Party!  Time To Dance!

You have arrived at Hippy Hour/
Saturday Night Dance on Google Blogger (brendasue's Blog).
Join us for a trip back in time and a three video dance lineup!  Yes, You have to stand up and dance while You watch the 3 videos!
 If you want to, photograph yourself dancing and post it to G+ (or send to me for next week)!

The Sixties: The Times They Are a-Changin'
Teen "Angels" 
The Emergence of Teen Culture
The growing personal wealth of Americans meant that Sixties children would experience a very different world from that of their parents. No longer burdened with hard labor and world war, a new and lavish importance was given to childhood. Over 70 million baby boomers became teenagers in the 1960s. Indulged, adolescent yearnings were fueled by Barbie dolls, hot rods, the rise of teen movies and the wonders of television. Suave sophistication appealed to clean-cut boys with crew cuts and teen girls wearing shapely sweaters and elaborate bouffant or beehive styles.
Photograph of The Sixties exhibit.

from link:  http://hoover.archives.gov/exhibits/sixties/1963/teenangels.html

File:Hippie girl 1969.jpg
Hippie woman giving a peace sign, Los Angeles, 1969

60s Fashions

Teen Clothing

Teen Clothing

60s Fashion

Teen clothing

Let's get the boring stuff over first. The teen clothing at left and below is how we actually dressed for school in the Sixties. Over the course of the decade, the hemlines would shorten a little, a very little to just above the knee.

I graduated from high school in 1968. We had a Dean of Girls who was relentless about skirt length. If you knelt and your skirt didn't touch the ground, she'd fix that. She'd cut the hem out, making it longer. If that wasn't sufficient for decency, you were sent home.

No pants or shorts allowed in school. And I don't know what awful thing would have happend to you if you dared to wear jeans.

Okay, today that behavior would get her arrested, but the simple truth was that high school in the 1960s was conservative. On Fridays we wore our school colors. Blue skirts, white blouses for girls; blue slacks, white shirts for guys.

That's not what you want to hear, and it isn't what you see in the movies, but I was there and I know :>)

Sears 1966
Shirt - Bermuda collared broadcloth of Dacron polyester and cotton. May be worn in or out. $3.94
Sweater - Cable stitched sweater of wool knit. Cardigan style. $11.94
Skirt - A-line skirt in wool woven plaid. No waistband. $9.94
Socks - Cable stitched knee socks of wool and stretch nylon. $1.88

Montgomery Ward 1964
Left - Plaid and pretty, styled along classic lines in soft 33% wool 33% nylon, 33% acrylic. $10.87

Right - New Look Classics in virgin Turbo Orlon acrylic. Saddle shoulder, crew neck style. Grosgrain trim on cardigan closing. $4.97 Hip stitched 12 box-pleated skirt. J.P. Stevens wool herringbone tweed. $7.97

Teen school clothesSchool clothes

Teenager clothingFor social occasions you could wear your skirt length shorter than what was acceptable at school. The dresses at left and right are light and fun.

Penneys 1968
Glenbrooke Jr Smart Knits - Magnetic mixers of acetate and rayon double knit. Striped shift with button trim placket. 2 inches above the knee. Short sleeves, jewel neck. $10.97

Sears 1968
Left - Sleeveless sweater dress, acetate knit. White bodice, blue and green striped skirt. Turtleneck, daisy pin. $10.97

Right - Pull on style sweater dress of feather light Winsock yarn of Orlon acrylic. Basket weave stitched yoke. $9.97
Teen dresses

Hip huggersWe called these hip huggers. Low slung and worn with a wide belt. They had a slimming effect which made them very popular.

Montgomery Ward 1967
Low slung straight legged pants in cotton denim or print. Wide contour belts with big metal buckle.

Left - Short sleeve "boy" top. Cotton double knit. $2.99 Cotton denim solid color pants. Leather like belt. Sanforized too, maximum shrinkage 1%. $6.00

Right - Smart new tank top. Cotton double knit. $2.99 Printed cotton pants. Prairie flowers on a sand background. Leather like belt. $6.00

Montgomery Ward 1967
Tank tops comes in ribs of cotton double knit. $2.99 Sporty denim pants come in a heavier weight cotton weave. They're Sanforized, maximum shrinkage only 1%. $4.99
Hip huggers

Bell BottomsBell bottom pants are a signature of the 1960s and would last for another decade or so. Bell bottoms graced dress and casual pants alike.

These teen models on either side are wearing Thermo-Jac Skinny Bones pants, the pant with the "Fabulous TJ fit."
Bell Bottoms

JeansYes, we wore jeans, but not nearly as often as today. Where jeans are acceptable just about anyplace in a modern world, in the 1960s, they were worn for only they very most casual activities. You would not, for example, wear jeans to a movie or shopping.

Montgomery Ward 1967
All cotton denim cut the slim line way.
Left - Rider jeans $2.99
Top - Sporty looking knee-cappers $2.79
Bottom - Cuffed shorts - $2.49

Spiegel 1960
Shirt $1.94
Pants $3.94
Shoes $2.88
Teen jeans


Lana's Warmup!  (Remember this one????)

Just Push Play

How to be a sixties girl link:
wikiHow - The How-to Manual That You Can Edit

How to Be a Sixties Girl

Edited byFlamingStar and 25 others

Sharon Tate
 Sharon Tate
You've always been love-struck by the sixties and wish you could be more like those sixties girls with the perfect hair, sweet smiles and nights out at the drive-in theatre... Well with a little help to get started, you may find the sixties girl within you blossom!


  1. 1
    Get the clothes. The sorts of clothes appropriate to the 1960s include:
    • Small scarves around your neck over a cardigan sweater.
    • Tight black skirts with slits up the back or sides, just above the knees.
    • Plain or Black nylons with garter belts and flat black shoes or penny loafers.
    • Blazers and plaid skirts, pleated skirts, gathered skirts with crinolines.
    • White blouses.
    • Plain polonecks (in colours such as black or white, or maybe even something very vibrant!)
    • Wear mini skirts.
  2. 2
    *Wear A-Line dresses with wild flower patterns. Remember flower power was "in" in the late sixties.
  3. 3
    *The sixties was the peace & love decade. Wear peace and/or love necklaces, earrings, etc.
  4. 4
    *Wear paper dresses.
  5. 5
    Listen to The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Kinks, Byrds, Monkees, Animals, Who, Manfred Mann, Small Faces etc etc etc. Choose your favourite 60s band or singer and purchase ALL the memorabilia and fan items you can.
  6. 6
    Purchase or make love beads. Wear them with a pair of bell bottoms and sandals for the hippie look which was fashionable until the mid seventies.
  7. 7
    Wear head bands.
  8. 8
    Embroider jeans or vests. Wear them. The peace symbol was very popular.
  9. 9
    Letter sweaters from your "jock" boyfriend and always a "friendship" or class ring around your neck hanging on a gold chain.
  10. 10
    Get the hairstyle. Bouffants were quite popular among the older women, while teens girls preferred sleek straight hair and head-bands.
    • The Bouffant is much easier to tackle with shorter hair (shoulder length). See How to Tease Your Hair for help on achieving the bouffant.
    • Many women also imitated Jackie Kennedy's hairstyle with her hair softly brushing her shoulders and flipping up at the end under a pillbox hat. Use a straightening or curling iron to flip up the ends of your hair if you do choose this look.
  11. 11
    Use make-up:
    • For eyes: These will be your most accented asset. Apply a white translucent base as eyeshadow, filling the crease with a dark shade eye-shadow. Line the top lash line with black liquid liner, make it slightly thicker on the outer corner and finish with thick mascara or false lashes.
    • Use liquid foundation and powder to achieve perfect skin with little or very light pink blush.
    • Nude lips!
      A Beautiful example of the sixties make-up style!
       A Beautiful example of the sixties make-up style!
  12. 12
    Know popular terms used in the sixties such as:
    • "a gas"- A blast or a good time.
    • "bag"- Often referred to stealing.
    • "fab" describing something that is very good and 'cool', shortened version of fabulous.
    • "ape"- Going ballistic or becoming irate over a situation.
    • "Far out"- Excellent, cool, great.
    • "Hacked"- Mad, furious, upset.
    • "Heat"- Cops/police.
    • "Bookin'"- Going very fast, as in a car.
    • "Cat"- A guy.
    • "Square"- An uncool type of person.
    • "bouffant" (any poofy hairstyle).
  13. 13
    Listen to popular music of the sixties. "The Beatles," "The Monkees," "The Rolling Stones," "The Who," "Lowrider Oldies," "The Mamas & the Papas" and "The Archies" will get you going in the right direction!
  14. 14
    Familiarize yourself with sixties-inspired filmsBreakfast at Tiffany'sThe Pink Panther, etc.

brendasue in sixties with bouffant!

Lana in sixties getting married!

Where ever we were, our hearts were filled with love and we wanted to fall in love. 
Love was Everything!
To set the mood for tonight, Just Push Play

Is Everybody Ready To Dance?????????
Saturday Night Dance Line Up:
Please join Us in Groovin to the next three videos!
We are putting more Joy out there for Everybody!


lana's choice:      Just Push Play

brendasue's choice:     Just Push Play

max's choice:       Just Push Play

Sharing My Campfire:

This Concludes the Dance!  Everybody Still Alive?

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek
See You Next Time!  Peace and love be with YOU
The Sixties: The Times They Are a-Changin'

Of course, one more Great Performance!
Dedicated to my friend jerry robin
Just Push Play