Almost Famous hit me hard as a teenager. To leave behind the Dullsville hallways of high school and hit the road with the likes of fictional band Stillwater was all my 15-year-old heart could dream of. Rollicking tour buses, bedroom floors covered in records, an early 70s appreciation for classic rock — these were my prerequisites for a modern education. — Amy Merrick
1. Steno Notebook, $3; 2. Metal Clip Sunglasses, $45; 3. Papermate Pencil, $10/dozen; 4. Neigh Preston Shearling Coat, $3443; 5. Jet Set Storage Bench, $249; 6. RCA Voice Recorder, $23; 7. Solo Cups, $10/50; 8. Report Platforms, $74; 9. Cream Wheels of Fire, $19; 10. Crosley Portable Turntable, $160
The second set of stills and product round-up continue after the jump . . .
Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical story follows William Miller, a high school nerd turned Rolling Stone writer, as he reports from the road with a fledgling, increasingly famous band. Piles of polaroids and girls await at each stop, as well as some not-to-miss cool 1970s style. The soundtrack alone changed the course of my young adult life. Loud and proud, I’m a band-aid for life.
1. Fender Picks, $4; 2. Restored SX-70 Polaroid Camera, $350; 3. Sportmax Hat, $70; 4. Willow Glasses, $128; 5. Leather Butterfly Chair, $199; 6. 1960s Bristol Coach Model Bus; 7. Tiger’s Eye Ring, $15; 8. Pan-Am Passport Cover, $18; 9. Duffel Bag, $48; 10. Crosley Pay Phone, $90