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Nostalgic Vintage Photos That Define The 1970s

Fads | October 7, 2019

Pinball was outlawed in Los Angeles until the mid '70s

source: reddit

Believe it or not, but the 1970s were the first decade since the ‘40s that pinball was scene as a legitimate past time and not an excuse for gambling. In 1974 the California Supreme Court ruled that pinball was more a game of skill than chance and overturned its prohibition in Los Angeles, which in turn created a need for new machines. Pinball cabinets like “Space Odyssey,” and the very leggy Playboy Magazine game sprung up around the city. Slowly but surely the ban on pinball went away and one of the greatest national pastimes filled the arcades of America. 

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.