A Conversation for The 1960s - an Introduction

fads and gimmicks

Post 1

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Things like 'slinkeys' those spring like things that would go down a flight of stairs.

Lettuce leaf cigarettes: I'm serious!

Mintesers, (Maltesers with a crunchy green minty centre).

Butterfly yo-yos.

Can anyone recall any more fads and gimmicks?


fads and gimmicks

Post 2

clzoomer- a bit woobly

Button on frills for the shirt fronts of trendy lads. Beatle boots. Double breasted *Monkee* shirts. Flat panel fresnel lenses that were supposed to make your television screen larger. Small mouthwash sprayers for your breath (did they survive?).


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