August 21st, 2014

Bill “Stay-Smoochie” Gordon

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

An ad from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting showing how much WHK’s Bill Gordon was loved in Cleveland. According Mel Maurer at The Plain Dealer, “Bill was the original ‘wild and crazy guy,’ a comic innovator who helped to pioneer, if not invent, unscripted radio.”


August 14th, 2014

Last Chance To Lounge Like Elvis

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Tonight’s the big Elvis auction — last chance to get this animal print bean bag chair!

Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair and Two Pillows belonged to Elvis

August 7th, 2014

Elvis’ Penguin Suit Up For Auction

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Of course, we can’t talk about Elvis without mentioning the fashion. His black & white “penguin suit” made by IC Costume Company in the mid-1970 is also up for auction.

Elvis Presley Black and White Penguin Suit

August 6th, 2014

The Famous Elvis Chair

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

This green barrel-backed chair was one of a suite of six from Elvis Presley’s Hillcrest home in Los Angeles. It’s rather as one of these chairs was used in the 1970 family photo shoot with Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie. It is going up for auction on August 14. Via.

elvis presley green chair

elvis presley family photos


Elvis Presley and Lisa-Marie

the presleys

July 19th, 2014

Because I’m Tacky

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Weird Al Yankovic’s Tacky, a parody of Pharrell’s Happy. Another track off of Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun. (I love the digs at social media lol)

July 4th, 2014

Happy 4th of July From Piper Laurie

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

vintage Piper Laurie firecracker

Via Grapefruitmoongallery.

June 23rd, 2014

The Food-Drink For All Ages

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Horlick’s malted milk ad, 1910.

Oshkosh_Daily_Northwestern_Thu__Oct_6__1910-horlick's malted milk ad

June 21st, 2014

Glamorous Valentine Doily Hat Is A Scandal

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

I guess we could all be costume designers — just look at the hat in this photo!

George White's Scandals of 1935

a vintage 1935 photograph from Fox Film Corp’s “George White’s Scandals of 1935.” An art deco musical revue that captures the wild revels of the burlesque / vaudeville acts championed by George White, this features a scandoll (identified as Peggy Mosely) showing off her rare bird fashions in a gorgeous art deco gown.

Via Grapefruitmoongallery.

June 20th, 2014

Crawl In The Bag With A Dachshund

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Secondhand Rose found lots of amusing little Rieslings, among them this long little doggie. You might find the pinup wine varieties sweeter drinking companions.


June 18th, 2014

High-Fyin’ Airplane Hat

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

An original vintage photograph featuring Inez Courtney in a surprisingly cool machine age “airplane hat”, circa 1930.

Typewritten press snipe on verso reads “INEZ COURTNEY? featured in First National’s Loose Ankles and Spring is here does right by her art and poses in an airplane hat. And do you still wonder if the movie actresses earn their money?” Measures 8″ x 10″ and stamped on verso with Culver Pictures archive information.

Via Grapefruitmoongallery.

Inez Courtney in airplane hat

culver pictures promo photo