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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:44 am 
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Okay that topic may make those of you who were around in '77 feel a little ancient. The movie came out around Christmas time in that year and this is the scene/song that put John Travolta on the map. Enjoy.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:58 am 
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Travolta was already "on the map," due to his television role as Vinnie Barbarino in the highly popular "Welcome Back, Kotter," which first aired in 1975.


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10 years or so I was with my kids at Disney for Fall break; at the Epcot "Eat to the Beat" program they had the Spinners performing. My kids were shocked when I was able to sing along with every single tune.

I remember visiting the Civic theatre when it was a disco for a short time; the dance floor was on the stage, the bar was set up at the orchestra pit.

Amazing, almost seems like yesterday...

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The thing I remember most from the Disco era was the 100% polyester/flammable shirts which were especially comfortable in tropical climates.

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I was in B School and drove out to the old Robert E Lee theatre with two Newcomb girls who desperately wanted to see the movie.


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I was in B School and drove out to the old Robert E Lee theatre with two Newcomb girls who desperately wanted to see the movie.


Two girls, one guy......niiiiiiiiiiiice


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I was in B School and drove out to the old Robert E Lee theatre with two Newcomb girls who desperately wanted to see the movie.


Two girls, one guy......niiiiiiiiiiiice

You knew the drill - you're dating one girl and she coyly asks if her roommate can come too ... and then your mind takes over ...


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TUPF wrote:
The thing I remember most from the Disco era was the 100% polyester/flammable shirts which were especially comfortable in tropical climates.


Corollary- I have a fraternity brother who had a light blue polyester leisure suit; I was always wondering how many esters they had to kill for that thing.

Oh, all the formals back then with the oddly colored tuxedos or shirts.

My cousin (a certified Yat) was dating a girl from Metry; she idolized Gino Vannelli. I remember another friend who went to a costume party dressed up like him; had a bunch of Spanish moss coming out of his shirt to equal the amount of chest hair...

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Yup. The puffy shirts and robin egg blue prom tuxes were quite a statement.

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My parents had the double-album soundtrack. I remember listening to it a lot (on their big, wood furniture-piece stereo, natch) during the Winter of 1977-78. Between the school district bus driver's strike that extended my Christmas break to nearly a month, and then the Blizzard of '78 that January, I was home a lot.

Oh... did I mention I was in first grade? :mrgreen:


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My parents had the double-album soundtrack. I remember listening to it a lot (on their big, wood furniture-piece stereo, natch) during the Winter of 1977-78. Between the school district bus driver's strike that extended my Christmas break to nearly a month, and then the Blizzard of '78 that January, I was home a lot.

Oh... did I mention I was in first grade? :mrgreen:


Thank you so much for ruining my day, making me (as well as TUPF) feel very old.

Now get off our lawns!!! :jerry:

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I was too old for the disco craze...


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Roller wrote:
I was too old for the disco craze...


You were too old for the Gregorian Chants craze


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My parents had the double-album soundtrack. I remember listening to it a lot (on their big, wood furniture-piece stereo, natch) during the Winter of 1977-78. Between the school district bus driver's strike that extended my Christmas break to nearly a month, and then the Blizzard of '78 that January, I was home a lot.

Oh... did I mention I was in first grade? :mrgreen:


Thank you so much for ruining my day, making me (as well as TUPF) feel very old.

Now get off our lawns!!! :jerry:
Speaking of feeling old. I’m starting a mentorship with a local at risk HS student, so in preps I ask to meet with the teachers for the subjects the kid is having trouble with. Every one of the kid’s teachers are my daughter’s age or younger. I’m old.

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TUPF wrote:
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PeteRasche wrote:
My parents had the double-album soundtrack. I remember listening to it a lot (on their big, wood furniture-piece stereo, natch) during the Winter of 1977-78. Between the school district bus driver's strike that extended my Christmas break to nearly a month, and then the Blizzard of '78 that January, I was home a lot.

Oh... did I mention I was in first grade? :mrgreen:


Thank you so much for ruining my day, making me (as well as TUPF) feel very old.

Now get off our lawns!!! :jerry:
Speaking of feeling old. I’m starting a mentorship with a local at risk HS student, so in preps I ask to meet with the teachers for the subjects the kid is having trouble with. Every one of the kid’s teachers are my daughter’s age or younger. I’m old.

Well, yeah... You've got me by a little over a decade and there are a handful of my friends who have kids already out of college and in the working world, some as teachers... I'd expect a good majority of teachers, especially of younger kids, to be your daughter's age or younger.


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Roller wrote:
Travolta was already "on the map," due to his television role as Vinnie Barbarino in the highly popular "Welcome Back, Kotter," which first aired in 1975.


Two points here. 1) What I had in mind by "on the map" was the big screen map. 2) When I used to work for the Treasure Chest Casino, there were several times when they would make an announcement over the loudspeaker "Paging Vinnie Barbarino". I never did find out if that was someone's nickname or the caller was just pulling the string of the telephone operator/casino. :roll:

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Fan Since '54 wrote:
Roller wrote:
Travolta was already "on the map," due to his television role as Vinnie Barbarino in the highly popular "Welcome Back, Kotter," which first aired in 1975.


Two points here. 1) What I had in mind by "on the map" was the big screen map. 2) When I used to work for the Treasure Chest Casino, there were several times when they would make an announcement over the loudspeaker "Paging Vinnie Barbarino". I never did find out if that was someone's nickname or the caller was just pulling the string of the telephone operator/casino. :roll:

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Paging Vinny Barbarino could have been a security signal of some type which obviously they didn't let you in on

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Now that you mention it, I think you are more than likely correct about the "security alarm" thing. :idea:

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Someone paid $200,000.00 to transform the original building (now a Chinese restaurant) temporarily back into the nightclub seen in the movie. https://pagesix.com/2017/12/16/it-cost-200k-to-recreate-saturday-night-fever-nightclub/?_ga=2.59524717.1166675325.1513479591-500494644.1482893631

(Link is extremely light on details)

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Fan Since '54 wrote:
Now that you mention it, I think you are more than likely correct about the "security alarm" thing. :idea:

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Since I am decades removed I’ll tell you that on one of the boats I was on, if anyone mentioned the phrase “Midshipman Kane report to...” it was to let ship’s company know someone was under duress or that the security perimeter had been compromised. Break out the rifles, shotguns, and small arms.

All fine and dandy until one summer when we got our allotment of middies for familiarization cruises, there actually was a Midshipman Kane.

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Another movie that came out in '77 was Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Two iconic movies that year. No clips, but an image of Devils Tower, one of the places we visited in September on vacation.

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Another movie that came out in '77 was Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Two iconic movies that year. No clips, but an image of Devils Tower, one of the places we visited in September on vacation.

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Seems like just yesterday I was reading the 30 year reminiscences.

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sr wrote:
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Another movie that came out in '77 was Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Two iconic movies that year. No clips, but an image of Devils Tower, one of the places we visited in September on vacation.

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Is it made out of mashed potatoes?


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