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2022-08-14 3:58:13 PM  
TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.
 
2022-08-14 4:16:43 PM  

yakmans_dad: TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.


In the 70's we had a TV with a stereo built into the cabinet that was huge. Jesus and the boys could have had the last supper on it.
 
2022-08-14 4:18:28 PM  

squidloe: yakmans_dad: TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.

In the 70's we had a TV with a stereo built into the cabinet that was huge. Jesus and the boys could have had the last supper on it.


Yours had a TV in it? Lucky.

Ours was just the stereo. And speakers. Radio and turntable and a place to store records.

It could seat 8.
 
2022-08-14 4:19:46 PM  
Now only pro wrestlers do it


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2022-08-14 4:23:28 PM  
Boomers:  "These darn Millennials are too attached to their phones!"

Also Boomers:
 
2022-08-14 4:25:16 PM  

Snapper Carr: Now only pro wrestlers do it


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Second picture caption for the TV:  "Oh it's true I came!  It's true!"
 
2022-08-14 4:26:33 PM  
David Rabbitborough The Australian Suburban Home 3
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2022-08-14 4:32:56 PM  
Famous early pop art collage Richard Hamilton "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?"

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2022-08-14 4:36:35 PM  
The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

Then she went on her little tangential crusade, and I bailed.
 
2022-08-14 5:16:24 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.


The living rooms of a house  was generally the nicest room of a house with the most expensive furniture and often a show off room for receiving guests. A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.

Of course that was where people posed.
 
2022-08-14 5:41:57 PM  

HairBolus: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

The living rooms of a house  was generally the nicest room of a house with the most expensive furniture and often a show off room for receiving guests. A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.

Of course that was where people posed.


Unless they got a new car.  If they got a new car you posed before family picnics, weddings, graduations, funerals . . .   In one shot, it was two of the things dad loved best -- the kids, and his car.
 
2022-08-14 5:43:06 PM  

HairBolus: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

The living rooms of a house was generally the nicest room of a house ... A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.
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You got that right. Here's the same model 1967 color Zenith that my family owned until about 1983 (a pretty good lifespan).

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They went for about $450 each, or about $3900 in today's dollars.

Just mind boggling
 
2022-08-14 6:23:20 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: HairBolus: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

The living rooms of a house was generally the nicest room of a house ... A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.
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You got that right. Here's the same model 1967 color Zenith that my family owned until about 1983 (a pretty good lifespan).

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They went for about $450 each, or about $3900 in today's dollars.

Just mind boggling


A decent tv today costs about $4k too.
 
2022-08-14 6:23:47 PM  
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2022-08-14 6:31:29 PM  

yakmans_dad: TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.


For the longest time, when I was little, we ha a broken Sylvania in the living room because it served also as a side table and plant holder.
 
2022-08-14 6:42:21 PM  

assjuice: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: HairBolus: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

The living rooms of a house was generally the nicest room of a house ... A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.
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You got that right. Here's the same model 1967 color Zenith that my family owned until about 1983 (a pretty good lifespan).

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They went for about $450 each, or about $3900 in today's dollars.

Just mind boggling

A decent tv today costs about $4k too.


Commercial grade 55" displays for video walls will run about that, but not your typical consumer 55" display.

Even the LGs are only about $500
 
2022-08-14 6:46:19 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: HairBolus: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

The living rooms of a house was generally the nicest room of a house ... A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.
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You got that right. Here's the same model 1967 color Zenith that my family owned until about 1983 (a pretty good lifespan).

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They went for about $450 each, or about $3900 in today's dollars.

Just mind boggling


Back To The Future (1985) - Baines's Dinner Scene in 1955
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Lorraine: "It's our first television set. Dad just picked it up today. Do you have a television?"

Marty: "Well, yeah. You know we have... two of them."

Milton: "Wow, you must be rich!"

Mrs. Baines: "Oh, honey, he's teasing you. Nobody has two television sets."
 
2022-08-14 6:57:30 PM  

Coach McGirk: squidloe: yakmans_dad: TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.

In the 70's we had a TV with a stereo built into the cabinet that was huge. Jesus and the boys could have had the last supper on it.

Yours had a TV in it? Lucky.

Ours was just the stereo. And speakers. Radio and turntable and a place to store records.

It could seat 8.


Yours had a stereo in it? Lucky.

Ours was just a big wooden box with a glossy black square painted on the front that we stared at, hallucinating.
 
2022-08-14 7:10:03 PM  
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2022-08-14 7:52:16 PM  

LZeitgeist: Coach McGirk: squidloe: yakmans_dad: TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.

In the 70's we had a TV with a stereo built into the cabinet that was huge. Jesus and the boys could have had the last supper on it.

Yours had a TV in it? Lucky.

Ours was just the stereo. And speakers. Radio and turntable and a place to store records.

It could seat 8.

Yours had a stereo in it? Lucky.

Ours was just a big wooden box with a glossy black square painted on the front that we stared at, hallucinating.


You were lucky, you got to hallucinate.
 
2022-08-14 7:59:47 PM  
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What a child posing with a television may look like.
 
2022-08-14 8:12:43 PM  
My televisions are mounted on the wall. If I sit on one, it's coming down.
Not to mention, I barely use my television except for XBox, though I did watch the original Star Wars trilogy and Predator (for about the 150th time) this weekend. Most of my tv watching is on my iPad now. I can stream whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want.
 
2022-08-14 8:18:23 PM  
At least they aren't making duck lips.
 
2022-08-14 9:01:36 PM  
Searching at thrift stores and online sites, I've collected roughly 5,000 snapshots of people posing with TV sets in the 1950s through the 1970s

If that's what it takes to keep you from showing up on the observation deck of a clock tower while carrying a loaded rifle, more power to you. Enjoy.
 
2022-08-14 9:35:03 PM  
Pets, too.

funny cat falls of tv in china
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2022-08-15 2:29:04 AM  

yakmans_dad: TVs were once a significant piece of furniture. Film at 10.


In my family, the tv was one of the most expensive, if not THE most expensive, item in the living room. Of course people are going to pose by it. Eventually my dad built a shelf about 5 feel off the ground and put the tv there. By that point it wasn't a console tv but one of those new fangled high tech remote controlled tvs. No one could pose by it anymore but it felt like watching tv in a movie theater because you were sort of looking up at the screen.
 
2022-08-15 3:16:43 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: assjuice: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: HairBolus: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The author explained the reason for the phenomena early in TFA - In front of the TV was the only place where there was room to pose for a shot. Homes were a lot smaller back in the day.

The living rooms of a house was generally the nicest room of a house ... A TV was usually the most expensive item in a home.
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You got that right. Here's the same model 1967 color Zenith that my family owned until about 1983 (a pretty good lifespan).

[Fark user image image 259x194]

They went for about $450 each, or about $3900 in today's dollars.

Just mind boggling

A decent tv today costs about $4k too.

Commercial grade 55" displays for video walls will run about that, but not your typical consumer 55" display.

Even the LGs are only about $500


I think he might just be confused by everyone telling him about their "4k TVs".
 
2022-08-15 3:27:32 AM  
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2022-08-15 12:03:26 PM  
I've been struck with a wave of nostalgia for our first TV, a blonde-finish MCM Zenith (I think) which lived on well into my teen years in the 70s in our basement family room. I would love to find one to restore, but without a model number, it's just endless browsing of old TVs on ebay, Craigslist and FB Marketplace. Even searching for Zenith returns a million different models. I will have to dig through old family photos to see if we have any of it to help my search.
 
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