What Every A/V Club Looked Like

1970 Blackcat
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Halloween 1948

Cactus 1949
Doing the Charleston, dressed as flappers of yore

And this guy came dressed as Mickey Rourke…

The Cure’s Robert Smith Leaves Stage To Arrest Disorderly Confederate Soldiers

Cactus 79

At least that’s what it looked like to me.

But upon further inspection, it’s not Smith; it’s a UT campus policeman, arresting one of the Kappa Alphas during their traditional (and illegal) “confederate swim” in Littlefield Fountain. Bet that wouldn’t fly nowadays on any side of the aisle.

Halloween 1978

The original Halloween was released 40 years ago, in 1978.

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It still creeps me out. That mask is terrifying.

But the students at the University of Texas in 1978 were fairly tame by comparison. I’m not even sure what the woman on the left is. A younger girl?

These were “50s be-boppers.”

The large Groucho nose was a big deal in the late 70s. Why did everyone have Raggedy Ann cheeks?

Now this is more like it.

I still can’t figure out what was the deal with clowns. At least there’s a vampire here, although his head looks more like Han Solo. 

The saucy wench looks like she’s having the most fun–and it isn’t even dark yet!

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