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Disco Dancing with Donny and Marie

Disco with Donny and Marie
Heaton and Zimmerman
1979

I had a reference question a while back where I had to explain Donny and Marie to a teenager. God, I felt old. If you are more than 40 years or so, you probably remember them fondly or with disdain. I doubt there is any middle ground. I think it was probably one of those shows that was best viewed when high. If you need schooling on Donny and Marie, click here. Although Donny and Marie are around in Vegas and other venues, they are not what they were in the late 70s. (As if anyone is.)

This book is purely dance instruction for disco-complete with cut out feet. I encourage that everyone learn some of the techniques presented such as the “Travolta Point” or the “Disco Chicken”. My dancing skills were never that good, but I think I can manage the Travolta Point without too much trouble. I would bet just about every library in the US had more than a few choices on disco dancing at the time, however I think we can let this go and hustle to the book sale. So break out your shiny shirt, shag cut, and puka shell necklace and get ready to boogie.

Groovin’ in the Stacks,

Mary

More Disco Help at the Library:

Disco Never Dies

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Do the Hustle

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Fashion for your man

Menswear
Everything about Sewing
Vogue
1972

I know everyone is running to get some info on how to make that stylin’ suit on the cover. The ultra wide tie really pulls it all together. (Sidenote: I believe there is a rogue photo of my husband as a teenager dressed up in a similar manner. He denies all knowledge of this alleged photo.)

I really love some of the fashion stuff from yesteryear. I crack up about what we all thought was so cool back in the day. Then I cry because I am old.

Mary

More Sewing Stuff:

Groovy Menswear to Sew

Pregnancy Fashion Sewing

Relax in your homemade leisure suit

Like a living doll

Skirtains, Anyone?

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The Sport of a Lifetime

Roller Skating: The Sport of a Lifetime
Waugh and larsen
1979

Submitter: The chapters on the history of skating are interesting, but at this point the entire book is historical! This title has not checked out once in the past eight years. I doubt patrons will miss it from the public library shelves.

Holly: The characters pictured in this book (samples below) are priceless! It’s clearly a weeder if it hasn’t left the shelf in 8 years, but I gotta say – I enjoyed this submission immensely. I also love the subtitle, “the sport of a lifetime.”

More Roller Skating:

Disco Roller Skating

Keep on Rollin’

Keep on Rollin’ (Sorry. Apparently we aren’t too clever with our titles sometimes. This is a totally different book.)

Roller Boogie

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