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The Claycord Online Museum – Smile! Flashback From 1973 (Video of the Sunvalley Mall, Recognize Anyone?)


This video was found on YouTube, it was posted by user Vicci Nolan. The description of the video says “Back in 1973, We were 2 high school seniors, and we fancied ourselves film makers. One of us held the super 8 camera, while the other held a sign that said, “smile.” The first half of the video was taken at Rheem Shopping Center in Moraga, CA and the second half was taken at Sunvalley Mall in Concord, CA. That’s it. Enjoy.”

Do you recognize anyone from the video?

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DB January 19, 2022 - 4:43 PM - 4:43 PM

This is such a cool video! Everyone looks so much happier and healthier back then. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Bill January 19, 2022 - 5:02 PM - 5:02 PM

Great movie. You wouldn’t be able to do that today because not many people smile anymore.

Dr Jellyfinger January 19, 2022 - 6:46 PM - 6:46 PM

You could make the same movie at Sunvalley Mall today…. just change the sign to say “SMILE or I’ll put a cap in yo ass!”

reekorizzo January 19, 2022 - 5:21 PM - 5:21 PM
Rolaids January 19, 2022 - 7:46 PM - 7:46 PM
Willie Killagain January 20, 2022 - 9:28 AM - 9:28 AM

Thats really great! We lived on pine st near park & shop so just about every weekend during the 70’s We would either ride our bikes or walk to the mall We would walk from one end to the other up &down looking at Girls We would also ice skate drink orange julius when we got the munches we would hit up hickory farms for the free samples of salami and cheese .It was the greatest fun times In My life Ill always remember those memories . Thanks for sharing,

Casey January 20, 2022 - 4:07 PM - 4:07 PM

Great video…. such simpler times – I was 11 in ’73, love all the cars and hairdo’s/clothing styles and people not being offended for being recorded. Spent a lot of time at the mall in my teens.
Thanks for sharing

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