Sonny & Cher’s comeback: Sonny & Cher were world-famous and hugely successful in the 60s, but their career was on the skids in 1970. Despite their outrageous appearance, their lifestyle and music was squeaky-clean, and didn’t go over well with hippies. They resorted to playing lounge acts to hostile, middle-aged audiences, who heckled them. Cher started heckling back, Sonny scolded her, and she heckled him. The heckling became the best part of the act, and Hollywood noticed and gave them the “Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.” [Cintra Wilson/Salon]
You’ll hate me for posting this and hate yourself for watching it.
The song also figures into Wes Anderson movie “Isle of Dogs,” and “Akira,” or so I have been given to understand.
plaidstallions: “I want to make fun of these people but i’m secretly envious of their comfort.”
I used to have a bathrobe like the one at the top right. It was indeed quite comfortable.
Charming 1995 article about a New York woman’s 16-year love/hate relationship with her rent-controlled apartment. $475/mo. for a two-bedroom on Riverside Drive? Even in 1995 that’s a miracle.