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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
42 Years Ago Today

Here's a PSA for the Girls Clubs of America, with a female singer/guitarist extolling the virtues of the Girls Clubs, and film footage spotlighting a young gymnast interspersed with clips of one girl looking on as a car engine is being repaired, a stage audition with budding ballerinas, a campfire sing along, and a gathering in a room with a handwritten "DALLAS OR BUST" sign on the wall in one corner.

This was one of many now-iconic PSA's that aired throughout most of the 1970s.

"A Girls Club is a place to be / A Girls Club is a place for you and me."

This aired on July 2, 1973.

Girls Clubs of America - "Girls Clubs Are Great!" (PSA, 1973)

Here's a PSA for the Girls Clubs of America, with a female singer/guitarist extolling the virtues of the Girls Clubs, and film footage spotlighting a young gymnast interspersed with clips of one girl looking on as a car engine is being repaired, a stage audition with budding ballerinas, a campfire sing along, and a gathering in a room with a handwritten "DALLAS OR BUST" sign on the wall in one corner.

This was one of many now-iconic PSA's that aired throughout most of the 1970s.

"A Girls Club is a place to be / A Girls Club is a place for you and me."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, July 2nd 1973 during the 8:30am to 9am timeframe.

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When did they merge with the Boys Club? I don't know if they had any around me when I was growing up but I took dance and gymnastics near my house. I always wanted to swing on those poles like the girl in this video but I was way too tall to have been a serious gymnast so I quit early on.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Sunday, December 2nd 2012 at 10:43pm.

I looked up when Boys and Girls Clubs merged and it was in 1990.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, December 2nd 2012 at 11:00pm.

The singer in the ad kind of sounds like Alix Dobkin. I'm pretty sure the singer in the ad and the person who actually sings the song are different people.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, December 2nd 2012 at 11:11pm.

I could never make out what she was singing, except for the last verse of course.
Comment posted by 4thtroika on Monday, December 3rd 2012 at 12:56pm.

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