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Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party (1971) - Manfred Hubler, Siegfried Schwab [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]

More Psychedelic Jazz & Soul: from the Atlantic and Warner Vaults (2004) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]


Particularly excellent: divine, fabulous, fantastic, fantastical, glorious, marvelous, sensational, splendid, superb, terrific, wonderful. Informal dandy, dreamy, great, ripping, super, swell, tremendous. Slang cool, hot, keen, neat, nifty. Idioms: out of this world. --Roget's

As teen slang for "wonderful," it dates from 1944; popularized 1960s and early 1970s, out of currency by 1980. --Douglas Harper

Word etymology

Adj. groovy is 1853 in lit. sense of "of a groove;" 1937 in slang sense of "excellent," from jazz slang phrase in the groove (1932) "performing well (without grandstanding)." As teen slang for "wonderful," it dates from 1944; popularized 1960s, out of currency by 1980. --http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=groovy [May 2005]

The Groovy Age of Horror

The Groovy Age of Horror is a blog about paperbacks, fumetti, movies and comics of the 1970s horror boom, which has been a recent source of inspiration. --http://groovyageofhorror.blogspot.com/

The Groovy Age of Sex and Erotica
I wish there was a blog with that content, although groovyageofhorror partially fits the bill.

Curt Purcell:
Jahsonic continues to post more great stuff than I can keep up with. It doesn't look like I can link to individual posts, but the Dingle Dangle magazine cover is a must-see, plus he's got great posts on Erika Blanc, Cinefantastique, Heavy Metal, assorted goodies from Bad Mags, and a post on the word "groovy" that warms my heart! --Curt Purcell via http://groovyageofhorror.blogspot.com/ [May 2005]

Groovy interiors

Wohnmodell (1969) - Joe Colombo ("Visiona" exhibit by Bayer 1969)

The 1960s were all free love, flower power and pop music but, as the saying goes, if you remember it, you weren't there. The previous decade's love of American design was replaced, as Swinging London became the centre of all things groovy.

The modernism of past decades had rejected historical influences so, in a spirit of rebellion, 1960s plundered the past for inspiration. The result is a ragbag of styles culled from all over, including Victorian and Edwardian, the 1920s and art nouveau. But it was not just about replicating past styles; everything was given an irreverent twist to make it all its own. --http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/design/period_1960s.shtml [May 2005]

see also: groovy

Groovy cars

1970 US Citroen Mehari brochure
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Citroen Mehari in an unidentified European comic

front cover of the 1972 French Citroen brochure
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from the 1972 Citroen brochure
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Erika Blanc (1942 - )

Erika Blanc, photocredit unidentified
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Erika Blanc, photocredit unidentified
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Erika Blanc, photocredit unidentified
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Erika Blanc, photocredit unidentified
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La Plus longue nuit du diable (1971) / The Devil's Nightmare (1971) - Jean Brismée [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

La Plus longue nuit du diable (1971) / The Devil's Nightmare (1971) - Jean Brismée

from the cover: This is the first time this slice of demented Belgian/Italian sleaze has been available in its full widescreen glory. Featuring a collection of shifty aristos, grumpy servants and a saucy homicidal succubbus played by the lickable Erika Blanc--this is seventies gothic at its campiest best. --via Amazon.com

Erika Blanc is a succubus in
La Plus longue nuit du diable (1971) / The Devil's Nightmare (1971) - Jean Brismée [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

La Plus longue nuit du diable (1971) / The Devil's Nightmare (1971) - Jean Brismée [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

La Plus longue nuit du diable (1971) / The Devil's Nightmare (1971) - Jean Brismée [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Daniel Emilfork (1924 - )

But never mind the plot. The reason to watch this is the central character, the succubbus, as played by an eye-poppingly beautiful Erika Blanc. She is simply a joy to behold for every second that she's on the screen. You may recognize her from The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (another groovy flick--worth watching just to see her rise out of a coffin!) or Mario Bava's gothic masterpiece Kill, Baby, Kill!, but I've never seen her look better than in Devil's Nightmare. That red hair, those blue eyes, that gap in her front teeth when she flashes her temptress smile . . . she's radiant, she owns the screen.--http://groovyageofhorror.blogspot.com/2005_02_06_groovyageofhorror_archive.html [May 2005]


Cinefantastique, volume 6 number 1, 1977

First issue back in 1970.
Fred Clarke was 19 years old when in 1967 published a mimeographed version of CFQ. The fanzine follows three years later and soon becomes one of the best magazines covering the fantastic cinema. --http://www.geocities.com/moviemags/cfq.html [May 2005]

European art and avant-garde/experimental films) and popular culture
Open the pages of any U.S. horror fanzine--Outre, Fangoria, Cinefantastique--and you will find listings for mail order video companies which cater to afficionados of what Jeffrey Sconce has called "paracinema" and trash aesthetics.(1) Not only do these mail order companies represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the video market,(2) their catalogues challenge many of our continuing assumptions about the binary opposition of prestige cinema (European art and avant-garde/experimental films) and popular culture.(3) Certainly, they highlight an aspect of art cinema which is generally overlooked or repressed in cultural analysis, namely, the degree to which high culture trades on the same images, tropes, and themes which characterize low culture. --Sleaze Mania, Euro-trash, and High Art, Film Quarterly, Winter, 1999 by Joan Hawkins http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1070/is_2_53/ai_59210751/pg_1 [Mar 2005]

Heavy Metal magazine

Métal Hurlant juillet 1977
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Groovy sex magazine

Dingle Dangle no. 3
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Sex magazine from 1970
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Erotic movie grooves

http://www.moviegrooves.com/shop/by_genre/sexy.htm, Nov 2003. Check Beat at Cinecittà Vol 1 and 2 A sensual homage to the most raunchy, erotic filmmusic from the vaults of italian 60s & 70s cinema

Inside Deep Note: Music of 1970's Adult Cinema (2002) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Inside Deep Note: Music of 1970's Adult Cinema (2003) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Album Description Subtitled - Music of 1970s Adult Cinema. Containing over one hour of sweaty grooves, wah-wah guitars, analog synths, funky horns, and deeply satisfying instrumental delights nicely spiced with entertaining dialogue, Inside Deep Note is beautifully packaged in a deluxe digipak with 16-page full-color booklet containing detailed liner notes and tons of classic (nude) photos. Grammofon. 2003. via Amazon.com

Vampyros Lesbos (1971) - Hubler, Schwab [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Soundtrack to
The Schulmadchen Report/Schoolgirl Report (1970) - Gert Wilden & Orchestra
[Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Naked as a Jaybird (2002) - Dian Hanson

Naked as a Jaybird (2002) - Dian Hanson [FR] [DE] [UK]

About the Author
Dian Hanson served her country in the sexual revolution, where she developed an interest in erotic publishing. She was one of the founding editors of Puritan Magazine in 1976 and went on to edit Partner, Oui, Hooker, Outlaw Biker, and Juggs magazines, among others. In 1987 she took over Leg Show magazine and transformed it into the world’s largest selling fetish publication. She considers herself an erotic anthropologist: the magazines and their readers her laboratory and test subjects.

Product Description:
If you missed the Jaybird revolution the first time around, don’t get left by the wayside now! Find out what inspired John and Yoko to take their clothes off!

The year was 1965, the place was southern California. Public nudity was illegal and nude photography was, in the eyes of the government, pornography (unless practiced in the conservative confines of a nudist camp or tastefully displayed on the pages of a nudist magazine).

A new brand of nudism, however, was on the rise among hippies and other free-spirited individuals who loved nothing more than to peel off their clothes and lounge around in their birthday suits.

Jaybird magazine, a celebration of These days, issues of Jaybird are impossible-to-find collectors’ items, Technicolor testaments to a bygone era of free love and pubic pride. But not to worry-TASCHEN has resurrected Jaybird with this highly amusing, lavishly illustrated, sweeping retrospective of the magazine that let it all hang out. --via Amazon.com

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