Sunday, March 29, 2009

Vintage Paper

On a day out to Chicago with a friend yesterday, after a midday stop at Manny’s Deli we drove north to Chicago Comics (at Belmont & Clark) where following a few other stops we hit a used bookstore with aisles narrower than a submarine’s.

My only purchase here was a Playboy (in good condition) from June 1975, not only because it featured Marilyn Lange, but because it’s fun skimming old, '70s ads of guys in mutton chops and polyester suits so thick they could stop a bullet, plus articles about then-cutting edge technologies (like brick-sized pocket calculators) which today could not compete with a child’s toy.

Also included in the back pages was a brief profile of a young Hollywood director having just wrapped shooting on a flick about a shark, after which he was to begin his next film: a science-fiction effort was to write and direct.

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1 comment:

brad weber said...

the place with the narrow aisles was The Gallery Bookstore, Ltd. 923 W. Belmont, Chicago.

Definitely worth a walk-through.