From my copy of Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices, by George Leonard Herter and Berthe E. Herter, advice on how to survive a hydrogen bomb attack:
In preparation for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night (November 5th), how to make a Guy Fawkes mask, from Simple Toymaking, by Sheila Jackson (1966).
From Simple Toymaking, by Sheila Jackson (1966), how to make a “Dalek mask (for imaginary space creature).”
(Missing instructions, from next page: Protect acetate with paper and spray mask with a silver paint aerosol.
Back in 1961, readers voted on which style of hair Linda Lee, aka Supergirl, should have; the results of that poll, published in Adventure Comics #387, revealed that the favored hairstyle was Campus Cuddle-Bun — but they were still accepting ideas.
Time magazine (January 4, 1960) says Dali’s space age suit is gold, not silver as your black & white photograph reading brain might tell you. Also that article describes the Ovocipede as “a transparent plastic sphere that rolls merrily along while its operator sits comfortably.” Can anyone say “hamster ball”?
More from the April 1960 issue of Popular Mechanics:
Found via Pour 15 Minutes, which gives a date of December, 1959; the Fanantique photos are from the December 7, 1972 presentation at the Palais des glaces. (Just four years later, I would see Travolta star in The Boy In The Plastic Bubble. I probably cried.)
Normally I don’t recommend asking “why” when it comes to Dali; I believe his greatest talent ultimately lay in his ability to live life — and not asking about limits. However, it appears Dali didn’t drive and eschewed air travel until late in his life, so perhaps that’s why he invented such a mode of transportation.
I guess, according to this 1960’s lotion dispenser, Jergens could even soften, smooth & sooth hands damaged by attacking forks and whatnot. Or maybe I’m just reading too much into the graphic.