I’ve been watching some episodes of the old Wonder Woman TV show recently (before you say anything it was my wife’s idea to watch it, she was a big fan when she was young) and despite the creaky plots, cheesy dialogue and wooden acting it’s actually rather entertaining. Though when I used to watch the show back in the 1970s I don’t think I noticed that it even had things like a plot and dialogue and would have happily watched an hour of Lynda Carter opening a tin of baked beans, as long as she did it wearing that costume.
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Tina Moore, wife of the great Bobby, seen here making Victoria Beckham look a bit Third Division.
Do you think she wore that England shirt when they…you know..?
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Good old Titbits, a cheesy gossip mag full of curvy young ladies in bikinis but you didn’t have to be embarrassed about looking at it because your mum bought it — the Littlewoods catalogue was similar in that respect, pages and pages of girls in their underwear but you could pretend you were looking at the toys.
I would really love to know what “Nitro Man Blows The Gaff” was all about. Isn’t that a great bit of tabloid poetry?
This issue is dated June 17, 1972, and that very same week pop pickers you could hear this little number on the charts. Not quite as good as I remembered it being though, but it has a certain charm.
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Things are a bit slow here at the moment, I have a pile of half-written new posts staring at me and begging to be finished but my head’s not into it right now. I left my enthusiasm in my other trousers this week.
I posted this tune a while ago and now I have the pictures to go with it. Though Jenny is so young in this it might make you feel a bit pervy.
Even if I gave you a million tries you’d never guess what was going on in this picture. Believe it or not, the caption with it reads: “Models in bikinis deliver a letter of protest about French nuclear testing to the French Embassy in London, 1973.”
I don’t think this was some clever reference to the famous nuclear test site of Bikini Island because the French testing was going on elsewhere. No, I think it might simply be a case that in the 1970s if you wanted the newspapers to cover an event you had to involve half-naked dolly birds.
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