1960’s Slang

Groovy! Boss! Hip! Happening! Nifty! Far out! Neat!: Cool! Awesome!

What’s your bag, man?: What’s your problem?!

What a spaz!: What a jerk!

Beat it!: Get outta here!

Blitzed: drunk, high, or out of it

Downers: sleeping meds

A gas!: a good time!

skirts!: girls!!

a drag: a boring person

Can you dig it?

Bummer!

Right on!!

Chick/Babe: a hot girl

Cat: guy

 

 

 

Films of 1967-1968

Here is a sampling of the top grossing American films for 1967 and 1968.  There is a big shift towards the hippie culture becoming commercialized in 1968.

Films of 1967:

A pulpy film of women and their pills:fp-1967-valleydolls

The Graduate: An unhappy housewife attempts to seduce a young, indecisive man. Cool Hand Luke: Luke intentionally gets himself arrested by cutting off parking meters. In prison, he refuses to align with the hierarchy enforced by the warden, “the man with no eyes.”

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Joanna returns home to introduce her parents to her new fiance, John Prentice, a black physician.  Conversations about society, equality, and racism ensue.britishquad160-2

Films of 1968:

Barbarella:  This wild hippy sci-fi film follows hyper-sexualized Barbarella on her adventures to save Duran Duran and Earth.

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The Love Bug: Herbie, an anthropomorphic racing VW Bug.  Enough said.

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Rosemary’s Baby: A young housewife gives birth to the anti-christ.rosemarys_baby

LIFE Magazine 1968

Boston University’s Mugar Library holds copies of the weekly American magazine, Life. There is a full book that encompasses every issue from April to June in 1968. The issues exhibit strong images and articles that may spark discussion, clarity, and inspiration.

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This is an ad to encourage young men to join the Army. This is important because, during wartime, The Draft played a large role in collecting troops fight overseas.

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This is a quote from an article titled, “Glamor Gets the Gate as the ‘Uglies’ Come Into Their Own” by John Hallowell. 

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The three photos above are pulled from Albert Rosenfeld’s article, “The Psycho-biology of Violence.” The article’s subtitle reads, “A young science offers insight and a potential remedy for a worried society.”