Monday, March 1, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We Always Knew Joan Crawford Had A Big Head
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thanks For The Reindeer Sweater
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Girls Have Always Read Comic Books
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Early Product Placement
Friday, May 15, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Make Amusing Table Favors From Fruits & Vegetables
Found inside this vintage issue of Modern Woman Magazine.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
In New York: Dorothy Kilgallen (columnist-radio star) complained on the air that she had to wear a white Band-Aid on her cut finger to a party... said it looked awful. Next day Johnson & Johnson send an assortment of Band-Aids in shocking pink, cassia, leaf green, lavender. Will she start a trend?Answer: Apparently not. Unless Quick failed to report Band-Aids with SpongeBob SquarePants -- or I guess at that time it would have been The Shadow? (Only he knows.)
This issue of the vintage magazine has Esther Williams on the cover, and featured on pages 48 - 51. I sent scans of the article to Here's Looking Like You, Kid. 'Cuz I'm nice like that.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Dauntless Dale Isn't Sheep-ish
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Dames & Dogs #2
Sunday, February 1, 2009
WWII Home Front Greeting Card
Saturday, January 10, 2009
You'd Have To Be Drunk To Wear 'Em
How To Talk To The Soda Jerk
Monday, December 15, 2008
Modern Woman Monday: A Margaret Sanger Rhyme
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
7 Maids A-Milking -- To Music
Monday, December 8, 2008
Women's Magazine History
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Warning: Your Male Bosom Is Bunchy
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Don't Mess With The Gene Autry Fans
Yeast, The New Way -- And You'll Like It
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Once, I Could've Learned To Care For Him
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Of 1942
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"Don't You Know There's A Peace On?"
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The Corn Is Green -- And 1945's Knee-Deep In It
Here are some of my favorites (you can click the image to read the larger scan).
B 'n B -- That's what you call them if they're Co-Starring of Going Steady, on account of they're a Bogie 'n Bacall.
HI, VAN--HOW'S JOHNSON? -- Instead of plain "Hi." There are lots of them -- like "Hi, Garson -- how's Pidgeon?"
HEAVENLY HURD -- A smooth boy. Inspired by the Man of your Screams in "Dorian Gray."
CROON ANOTHER, CROSBY -- Means "Tell me more."
THE CORN IS GREEN -- You say that when anyone tells a corny story.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
When Illustrations Collide
The incongruity of such juxtaposition of pinup with what I lovingly call 'racing troll babies' makes me stare long and hard at this vintage magazine page for clues... At first I thought sex appeal was being applied by Perfect Circle, but the three babies, a regular gimmick used by the company, are drawn by Pete Hawley. Why the editors decided to print the pinup facing the ad is unknown to me -- but I'm sure it helped Perfect Circle sell piston rings.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sani-Flush Your Gunk Away
Friday, September 12, 2008
No White Spots On Your Scottie Dog
We don't think Carbona Shoe Whitener should have promoted kicking or "rubbing" dogs with shoes by making such product claims, but it was 1941. Things were different then.
Friday, September 5, 2008
The Unknown Comic - Artist
And no one ever shows up to help me move.
Having a title seems to signify a series -- be it a regular comic series or an ad campaign -- but it's unsigned. The style is so familiar... Capp? Marge? I honestly don't know; neither does Google. If you do, please share.
Here's the bottom portion of the ad, in case that helps.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Thinking about the picture
Is Jack having a good time? How can you tell? What is he doing?
What kind of boy do you think he is? What kind of day is it?
Monday, September 1, 2008
"Gee, Mom, Them's An Important Collection!"
Click the image to read the scan of this still wonderfully appropriate advice by Clifford Parcher.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Teen-Age Know-How From 1946
First, how to be a proper street walker, for him and her.
Don't tell naughty jokes!
I'm not sure if this last one is to say that eating while walking in public is rude (who hasn't eaten an ice cream cone thus?) -- or is a warning to ladies to satisfy her man at home...
Charmed? I'm sure; but find your own copy on eBay.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Mrs. Alexander's Advice To Negro Youth
Friday, June 27, 2008
When Ephemera Leaves Bruises
Looks like that tomato's got a bruised arm.