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Time capsule: March 12, 1969

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

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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.