The story of the first book takes place in the year of 1969. Even being an adult (yes, the book is also for adults!), you may not remember some brands and expressions of the age. If you are a child (yes, the children and young people shall also read the book!), you probably never heard of some of these expressions. Then, I created a little list to ease the life of everyone.
Itamaraty – The Aero Willys was an automobile manufactured by Willys Overland do Brasil between 1960 and 1971. In Brazil, the Aero Willys was released in March 1960. The Itamarary was released in 1967 and was a more luxurious version.
Symca Esplanada – Luxury sedan, 4 doors, released in November 1966, in the motor show of São Paulo.
CMTC – City company of collective transport. Created in 1946.
Peanut candy (Dadinho) – a sweet of peanut, made since the fifties.
Chicabon – The most famous stick ice cream in Brazil. It was released in 1942, by Kibon and until today it keeps the same formula. See more at:
Brylcreem – A cream to keep the hair laid.
Acqua Velva – Known as the first “after shave”, a product for men.
Boeing 737– Released in 1962, is, until today, one of the most popular airplanes of the history of the commercial aviation. Boeing webpage: http://www.boeing.com
Caravelle – The first jet airplane with turbines in the fuselage. Released in 1955.
Dc 9 – Jet plane produced by the company Douglas, between 1965 and 1968. An aircraft for short distances, direct competitor with the Boeing 737.
Revell – founded in 1943, by Lewis H. Glaser and Jacque Fresco, in California. In 1947, they began to produce plastic kits with several parts of car models in scale to mount.
Sikorsky Skycrane – War helicopter produced initially in 1958.
Lost in Space – A scientific fiction series produced by Irwin Allen, between 1965 and 1968. It told the saga of the Robinson Family and their story through unknown planets and galaxies.
Star Trek – Created in 1965 by Gene Roddenberry, the series was aired between 1966 and 1969, in Brazil. Like “Lost in Space”, it became “cult” and is still exhibited in several paid channels and open channels all over the world.
Mr. Spock – Beside captain Kirk and the “Enterprise” crew, Mr. Spock is one of the most known characters of the Star Trek series. Half human, half volcano, he was interpreted by Leonard Nimoy.
Jupiter 2 – Name of the spaceship of the TV series called “Lost in Space”.
Auika – Used to be the greeting of the Inca Venusian, the villains of the Japanese series National Kid, a success in Brazil in the sixties. It was created upon request, by National Electronics, as a company publishing strategy.
The Day the Earth Stood Still – Film of 1951, directed by Robert Wise. An alien gives an ultimatum to the Earthlings: Live in peace or you will be destroyed.
The War of the Worlds – Film of 1953, directed by Byron Haskin. Adaptation of the story told on the radio about the invasion of the Earth, by Martians.
H. G. Wells – British writer, born in London, in 1866. Author of “scientific novels”, such as “The Time Machine”, “The Invisible Man” and “The War of the Worlds”, etc.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Long feature cartoon, released in 1937, produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
Rosemary’s Baby – Horror film directed by Roman Polanski, released in Brazil in 1969.
Ebal – Editora Brasil-América, founded in May 18, 1945, by Adolfo Aizen, called the “father of the comic books” in Brazil.
National – Line of household appliances, personal appliances and industrial appliances manufactured by Panasonic, a company founded in 1918. As of 1988, the company began to use only the name Panasonic.
Grundig - Manufacturer of German electronic products, founded in 1930, in Nuremberg.
Rayban – Manufacturer of sunglasses, founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb.
Congonhas – Airport in the South Zone of the city of São Paulo. One of the most used across the country. Founded in 1936, it was called so as homage to the Congonhas do Campo Viscount, the first governor of the province of São Paulo, after the Independence of Brazil.
Cinema Metro – One of the most modern and luxurious cinema rooms of São Paulo, founded in 1938, for exhibition of films of the company Metro Goldwyn Mayer. As of 1970, it began to be run by CIC (Cinema International Corporation). Sometime after, it was divided into two rooms:
Metro 1 and Metro 2. It closed its activities in 1997.
Cinema Astor – One of the biggest and most luxurious cinema rooms of São Paulo, opened in 1960, at Conjunto Nacional, Avenida Paulista. It closed its activities in 2001.
KGB – (Komitet gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti/State Security Committee.) – The secret police of the Soviet Union between 1954 and 1991.
Stasi – created in 1950, it followed the soviet model and was the main organisation of secret police of the German Democratic Republic (The Socialist German). It was dissolved in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Ummagumma – Double album of the progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, recorded in 1969, with live and studio tracks. It was released in the United Kingdom, in October 1969. It’s said that, before that, many pirate recordings (Falsified Lps) circulated across the world.
Pink Floyd– English progressive rock band, founded in Cambridge, in 1965, by Syd Barret, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright. After Barret abandoned the band, for health problems, David Gilmour replaced him.
The Who – English band that rose in 1964 and had as an original formation: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
Van der Graaf Generator – English rock band, founded in 1967, by the poet and writer, Peter Hammil, in Manchester. Visceral rock with contestation and mysticism lyrics.
Yes – Progressive rock band, founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire.
Mutantes – Psychedelic rock Brazilian band, formed in 1966, during the Tropicalism, by Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee and Sérgio Dias.
Ronnie Von - A famous singer of the 60s, idolised by female fans, for her beauty.
Roberto Carlos - Another well-known singer. One of the founders of the movement called "Jovem Guarda" in the 60’s.