#23: YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW IS SELDOM TODAY.
There's a certain charm to the dated vision of the future. A quaint naiveté one doesn't find in the once-conjectured reality we currently occupy nor recognizable (by ourselves, not yet) in the visions of tomorrow and the life futuristic we as a culture are producing. Frankly it's easier to look back on the past and guffaw. Well, we saw a bit of this charm in the previous post - a staging of André Courrèges' spring '68 fashions - and so here again I'm posting another little issue from the same year: a Braniff Airlines commercial prophetizing the space age thrill of air travel ... circa 1975. Pretty ambitious for seven years, one has to admit.
Clearly in the scheme of things, 1975 was going to be a great year for hoods and streamlined fashion helmets! Though I have to ask, what's the story with that lady in the crinkled metallic number scratching her ass? Guess the future was going to be itchy. And with all those rather jerky, hard-finished means of conveyance to which the modern traveler is subjected, I would say it's kind of whiplash-y, too...