Vintage Halloween Costumes

Some old costumes at Exit 55 Antiques in Fergus Falls, MN. The black one has orange pom-pons and cardboard pieces (jack-o-lanterns and crows) stuck to it. The traditional dotted clown costume is and truly terrifying because clowns are scary.

Eames People Play

Eames toys shown in Life magazine.

There’s also a video of the recently brought-to-life elephant toys designed in 1954 by Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses designed the toy elephant in plywood, but they are now mass produced in colorful plastic by Vitra.

Pirate Boot-y

A vintage photograph of Alice White, taken by Elmer Fryer in 1929. Here White wears the stunning boots and costume of a pirate girl as she wore in the opening musical sequence of the pre-code musical Playing Around.

Look At Me, I’m Midget Frankie Dee

Vera Francis and Jimmy Edwards with “midget liquor salesman Frankie Dee.” (I’m pretty sure that means Frankie Dee was a midget; not that he was a salesman of midget booze bottles, like those you find in hotel room bars and on airplanes.)

Photo found in Jet magazine, February 19, 1953. More than that, Vera had midgets dueling for her affections. Check it out in my Vera Francis Timeline.

Yup, that’s Kitschy Kitschy Coo; showing you everything, from midgets to giants.