Time capsule: March 12, 1969 | EW.com


Time capsule: March 12, 1969

''The Love Bug,'' ''Laugh-In'' and ''Portnoy's Complaint'' were big this week in 1969

At the movies, Walt Disney’s car caper The Love Bug was entertaining tots, while the sexually explicit Swedish arthouse film I Am Curious (Yellow) was shocking their parents. On TV, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In — featuring a giggly Goldie Hawn — held the No. 1 slot. In bookstores, Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint was enticing neurotic bookworms. And in the news, James Earl Ray spent his first full day in the prison where he would serve his 99-year jail sentence for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.