I did show this oddball valentine off in last year’s My Valentines Have Google Eyes post, but I still wanted to make a little video of it too. This vintage die-cut valentine is now available for sale at Exit 55 Antiques — and they will ship to you, if you must have it. You can call the store between 10 am and 5 pm (central time), any day. The phone number is: (218) 998-3088. (Just let them know it can be found on EQ’s shelf in the case with the most vintage and antique Valentine’s Day cards.)
PS Exit 55 Antiques can also be found on the Pasttime Collectibles & Antiques Facebook page.
February 13, 1957, Hedda Hopper reveals (among other things) that a smiling Marilyn Monroe gave a “No comment” response to direct question about she and hubby Arthur Miller expecting a baby — and this gem:
The Ronnie Reagans will move into their electronic house over the week-end. They took lessons on how to run their electric control board which has almost as many gadgets as there are in a Constellation.
As amused as I am, I will not Google Reagan. Those of you with no Valentine’s Day plans, you now have something to do.
Tryin’ to keep this blog to a PG rating, so…
This antique valentine is now available for sale at Exit 55 Antiques. You can call the store between 10 am and 5 pm (central time), any day, at (218) 998-3088. (Just let them know it can be found on EQ’s shelf in the case with the most vintage and antique Valentine’s Day cards.) Or contact us at our official business site, We Have Your Collectibles (home of Fair Oaks Antiques), or at the official Facebook page.
Vintage photo via; circa 1940s.
Tamara Desni and her dogs, all dolled up for the day. Via.
Four of the headliners as promoted in This Week in Los Angeles, December 25, 1959 to January 1, 1960 issue. Included are Arvon Dale at the Bowl, Big-Time Bill Pannell at the Hollywood-Roosevelt Cinegrill, Ken Murray with Marie Wilson at the Cocoanut Grove, and Frank Remley aka the Man With Geetar at the Zebra Room of the Sheraton-West.
Vintage crafting ad from 1978.
Seeburg was a jukebox maker who hit upon a novel idea: let’s build a jukebox that plays special albums, 45min on a side, and make it peppy, instrumental music to play in stores and offices. The Seeburg 1000 was born! You can listen to this proto-Muzak now, as a constant online stream, plenty of music to make you feel like cleaning your whole house RIGHT NOW.
That’s Marge Redmond, the actress who played Sister Jacqueline in The Flying Nun, sporting a very kitschy robe while sitting at the makeup mirror. This photo was part of an article in Inside Movie Magazine, November 1968.
Once upon a time, Redmond was flying high as the wife of Jack Weston; but they would divorce and Redmond would not remarry. (At least she has not yet.) The divorce must have come some time after this 1981 article about Redmond and Weston. In that People article, Redmond & Weston (which sounds like some old vaudeville act) discuss how much they disliked living in L.A. Redmond said, “All they were making were Westerns and gangster shows and the women were all 16 or 60. I’m glad I got out when the jiggle started. TV is for those girls with the big boobs.” Kind of funny Redmond would knock “jiggles” when she was at that time playing Sarah Tucker, the pudding in a cloud lady, for Cool Whip.
Vintage ads for Jack Sprat Foods from The Way To His Heart “A Cookbook with a Personality”, copyright 1941, Priscilla Wayne Sprague, published by Western Grocer Company.