Monday, June 02, 2008

GROWING UP STAR WARS: 1977 - 1985 NEW FLICKR GROUP

Growing Up Star Wars: 1977 - 1985 is a new flickr group created by Glen Mullaly, Mike Middleton and yours truly. The group is a celebration of those fun and innocent times when most of us were living the Star Wars life!

Folks have already contributed some wonderful old snapshots, kid drawings, and local newspaper scans. Come for a visit and while you’re there checking out the shag carpet and the shag haircuts, be sure to join flickr, then our group. Flickr is free to join and you can post a limited amount of photos. You can also pay for a pro account for unlimited uploads.

Now go and dig out some of those old photos of you blowing out the candles on your R2-D2 cake or the snaps of you dressed like Yoda during Halloween. We would also love to see more vintage Star Wars kid artwork and crafts. Bug your mom to see if she saved any of your early masterworks and post ‘em to Growing Up Star Wars.

I added these to the group -




13 comments:

Glen Mullaly said...

Sounds like a good idea. I may have to check that out!

Mike Middleton said...

Yeah, me too!

Jeff said...

What a great Flickr group! I am SO there. I must go through my old pics this evening and find some to contribute.

Todd Franklin said...

Glen & Mike - Hey we should set up a group just like this one!!!

Jeff - Glad to have you in the group. Have fun digging thru your old photos and we'll be looking forward to what you found!

Karswell said...

I will definitely dig around the old photo album crypt and see what I have to contribute as well. I have to ask though, what is going on in that first pic of yours? I don't see anything Star Wars in it. Is it your shirt? Or something you're throwing? Or your hair that looks like a Death Star Commander helmet?

Todd Franklin said...

Steve - I'm sure you have some classic stuff! Ah, it should be for my helmet hair, but no I'm wearing a C-3PO t-shirt and shooting off my laser finger. I still have the shirt -
http://flickr.com/photos/neatocoolville/2542005053/

johnny dollar said...

i joined! i need to get access to the family photo albums, but i do have a polaroid of me with darth vader at my parochial school in 3rd grade.

Todd Franklin said...

Thanks for joining Johnny! Can't wait to see the polaroid!

Rufus said...

Somewhere I have a polaroid of the "family" of R2D2s that we formed out of various sized models. I'll have to send it, idiotic though it might be.

Todd Franklin said...

Rufus - That's great and idiotic the better!

narvolicious said...

I'm gonna have to do some serious digging in the albums to find some Star Wars stuff...I'll be sure to post if I come across any!

Dave Lowe said...

I discovered your blog a few months back and I wanted to let you know how much I love it!

This flickr group is a great idea. In 1980 when I was 14 I created a 72 page comic epic of what I thought Return of the Jedi might be. I posted it all on my blog awhile back. It might be too big for your flicker group. Here's the link for the fun of it...

http://davelowe.blogspot.com/2008/05/star-wars-friday-final-chapter.html

Todd Franklin said...

Narvolicious - Have fun digging and if you find some fun SW snaps, thanks in advance for adding 'em to the group!

Dave - Thanks for the nice words about the blog! Wow, I just read your Jedi comic epic and its amazing! I always wanted to see Chewie fight Vader! Thanks for letting me know about it and feel free to post the cover to Growing Up Star Wars and then add the links for the pages in your description!