The Music of a Different Cultural Revolution
A long time ago…
Before civil rights and gay rights and equal money for equal work, there was the 1960’s, and Viet Nam, and an underlying current of civil unrest that occasionally bubbled to the surface. Out of the horrors of Southeast Asia and into the rarified air of 1960’s Hollywood stepped Peter Aarons, into the shadow of his powerful father, Peter Aarons. The real one – the White Lion of Hollywood.
When your only goal is to be the finest concert pianist since Sergei Rachmaninoff, and you are neither snob nor power monger, and you don’t want to run the family business or be an actor in more than a passing sort of way, life gets complicated. When you want to hire a black housekeeper with a Mexican husband, things get downright unpleasant.
What was life like in Hollywood in 1966?
- The Movies to Watch include Alfie (pictured right), The Sand Pebbles, The Professionals and Fantastic Voyage
- Best Film Oscar Winner:
The Sound of Music (released in 1965)
- Sex Symbols, Leading Men and Hollywood Hunks:
Robert Goulet, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones
- The Top Song was I’m A Believer by The Monkees
- The Most Famous Person in America was probably Walt Disney
- Notable books include: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and The Little Red Book, aka Quotations From Chairman Mao by Mao Tse-tung
Scott ‘Jumbo’ paper towels: 30 cents
Playing Cards: 2 decks for 58 cents
Wham-O Superball: 66 cents
- 1st appearances & 1966’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Spirograph, Twister, Barrel Of Monkeys, Crazy Maze, View-Master* with TV themed reels
*View-Master originally came out in 1939