Eothen – the Long Island estate which served as Andy Warhol’s summer home in the seventies, is currently on the market for a cool $85,000,000. Back in the day, It became a welcoming haven for Andy’s rich and famous friends, including The Rolling Stones, who spent time there during the summer of 1975, planning a tour and casually enjoying the Montauk scene.Read more
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Canada’s largest art theft occurred on Labor Day in 1972 when three armed bandits broke into the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through a skylight under repair and stole 18 paintings and 37 objects of decorative arts and jewellery. All but one of the stolen paintings – a small Jan Breughel painting – remain missing today.Read more
Heavy Metal magazine, which made its début in 1977, is an American version of the French science-fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant, which began publishing two years earlier. It initially presented translated versions of the French edition’s illustrated stories.Read more
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that officially opened in 1973 after 14 years of construction. The performance venues are among the busiest performing arts centres in the world — hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people.Read more
Although it first became available in 1965 and was awarded “Toy of the Year” in 1967, Spirograph is firmly planted in the memory banks of countless seventies kids.
Invented by British engineer Denys Fisher, the original US version consisted of two plastic rings, both with gear teeth on the inside and outside. Smaller plastic gear wheels, each with holes to accommodate a ballpoint pen, could be placed inside the larger rings and rotated with the pen, creating complex geometric patterns on the paper beneath.Read more