1970s bars scenes – photos satin, sex and sangria
IN the 1970s, bars were places of expectation. The men, all whipped hair, would seduce the satin-clad ladies with garish drinks. Decor was in the “exotic roadkill” style. The counters were often in a fabric. In this gallery you can almost smell the composite blend of creme de menthe, tinned pineapple, Hi Karate and cigarettes.
British film star Oliver Reed is seen in the bar at the St. Regis Hotel where he is staying during his visit to New York, April 15, 1970. In his latest movie "Women In Love," he portrays a pub crawler. The scar on the left side of his face was acquired in a barroom brawl. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)