Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – 1979 Disco Mirror
Of my entire immense collection of Disco artifacts this almost-John-Travolta-with-almost-Toni-Tennille disco mirror is way, way, way up there on my favorites list.
Almost-Travolta and his partner are exactly the kind of people who wouldn’t have made it into Studio 54. Quite the contrary, her little-too-late swish of Farrah Fawcett hair, drapey polyester dress and bangle bracelets make for the kind of outfit that filled up discotheques on the outskirts of towns at the sides of freeways all over the United States.
There’s so much more going on on this mirror than disco dancing it’s totally nauseating to look into it for very long.
But I would never complain too loud about a product that hangs on a wall that’s actually called “Disco Dancing”.
The footwear especially kills me:
Which is good because after staring into the mirror for too long it’s all I can do to stare down at the floor and see my own feet in order to bring my head back to a normal state. Then again, it’s a very cheap and medically safe high to look at almost-John, almost-Farrah/Toni T. and their disco floor-inspired mirror background to feel like I’m hallucinating.
Categories: Dance, Disco, Furniture and Housewares, Kitsch, Kitsch O' The Day, Music
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