Here's a "Letter To The Editor."
This is a small sampling of what was going on in the entertainment world.
Alfred Hitchcock was still making movies, although "Family Plot would be his very last one. Also, "The Wiz" was live on stage at The Ahmanson in Los Angeles (this was a couple years before the movie version.)
I had to look up J.D.'s Revenge because I had never heard of it before. The tag line for the movie was "He came back from the dead to possess a man's soul, make love to his woman, and get the vengeance he craved!" It looks like Louis Gosset Jr. had second billing in the movie. As for the film listed in the bottom right corner....who knew that they actually used to advertise rated "X" films in the newspaper! Oh yeah, and a little movie called "The Omen" was out that year too.
Here's an ad for auditions for a new game show. Hmmmm, never heard of it. It must not have been very successful.
Don't go to the mall today. They will be closed. Actually, I don't know if they are open or closed. I remember when almost everything would be closed on the Fourth of July as well as other holidays....7-Eleven stores were the exception. You would even be hard pressed to find a gas station that was open. THAT doesn't happen anymore. As for the Los Cerritos Center, I remember going there as a kid with my mom and my brother. It opened in 1971 and it was a pretty groovy mall, but unfortunately all of it's 70's splendor got removed in the early 90's when it underwent a major remodelling.
Gee, I didn't even say anything about "America On Parade" at Disneyland. Well, in my opinion, it was one of their best parades ever. It had huge over-sized costumes and floats, as well as lots and lots of performers. It was also a very long parade. They just don't produce parades like that anymore....at least not here in the U.S. parks. I have some souvenirs from the parade that I will try to get posted at some point. These include a large collection of professional slides that were sold at the park and also the parade's soundtrack that was available as a 33 1/3 rpm "picture disc." I was very pleased to discover recently, that Tokyo Disneyland uses several of the songs from the soundtrack in the waiting area for their Mark Twain Steamboat!
I hope everyone has a very happy and safe Fourth of July!