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Founder + Creative Director @WideEyeCo digital #design #agency, visual culture/politics/human & beagle-dad. Occasionally, but not usually, I tweet useful stuff.
Feb 22, 2021 • 41 tweets • 17 min read
One of the Ostrower Family's most valued possessions is a VHS recording of the #StarWars world bcast premiere on CBS from March 1984.

No one owned home videos back then so this was a big BIG deal. It was the only way to rewatch a movie.

(warning: nerdy 🧵 ahead)

1/? We would watch the VHS nearly every weekend (commercials & all)

Over time we realized we had what amounted to a time capsule from the Reagan-era.

Here is an incredible TWA ad from early in the bcast w awk 80s gender politics.

Note the young #PaulaZahn pop on a the end.

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