Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We Always Knew Joan Crawford Had A Big Head
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Set The Table With Olga Baclanova. Literally.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Dames & Dogs #10
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Who Said Brigitte Bardot Never Had A Cross Word?
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
She'd Like To Have Her Hat & Eat It Too
Or maybe it's the scene were she is unhappy with her wedding present, the hat. Like I said, I haven't seen the film.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
What Cool Looks Like
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Dames & Dogs #7
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Mary Tyler Moore Mannequin?
Monday, July 20, 2009
When Andy Warhol Speaks
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Look Like A Vintage Secretary
I'm surprised any of these vintage writing tablets have survived... The "tops," with their celebrity images, maybe; but with paper? Amazing.
Read more about them at Things & Other Stuff, who also has some for salenow.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Audrey Hepburn & "Mr. Famous"
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Oh, To Sit at Gene Rayburn's Table
Monday, May 18, 2009
Modern Woman Monday: Kate Smith
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.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Clara Bow Cupid Lips 'Round A Cancer Stick
Friday, April 3, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Dames & Dogs #1
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Have A Coke & A Smile
Saturday, January 10, 2009
F Troop Postcard 1967
Intro To The Dean Martin Show (April 1969)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Some-Bunny Ears Ursula Andress
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Most Awesome Family Portrait Ever
Seahorses Do Not Have Legs
Thursday, January 1, 2009
New Year, New You: Workout With Dumbells
Monday, December 22, 2008
This Is How The World's Greatest Entertainer Gets Into His Car
It's 1973, What's Rick Springfield Doin'?
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Garters On Maids Are Sexy
Friday, December 12, 2008
Christmas Dey Curls
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Queen Of The Senile Girls
Bonie (pronounced "Bone-Knee", entertained at hospitals, convalescent homes, social & service clubs, private parties and charity functions for 35 years. Her acts were patterned after some of the Phyllis Diller routines, but Bonie wrote her own jokes & song parodies.
Two years prior to this article (so that's be 1976-ish), Bonie decided she needed a gimmick for one of her song parodies and designed a crazy hat. Eventually she ended up with some 200 hats used in her acts -- hence the article's "Hat Comedy Show" titular use & the photographs.
Deciding that some history would be nice to throw into the shows, she made a trip to the library to study the history of hats -- but "You wouldn't believe how dull the history of hats is, so I invented some history of my own." Here's one of Bonie's jokes, on the origin of ladies' wide-brimmed hats, which audiences supposedly believed:
"Way back in history in some European country, the ladies of the court were always passing gossip by whispering in each other's ears," Bonie explains. "Now the king was jealous because he couldn't hear the gossip and decreed that the ladies would have to wear wide brimmed hats so they'd have to talk louder because they couldn't get their heads close together."
But my favorite quote is this:
"Of course, we have to clean up the act a little, when we are performing for a church group or something like that," Bonie said. "Some of our jokes, songs and routines might be considered a little risque."
While the article doesn't explain it, the teasing, tantalizing comment makes me wonder just what sort of dirty hat jokes &/or song parodies Bonie had.
If you know anything about Bonie, or Barbara Ludwig (piano accompanist) and Frances Harvey (Boni's "favorite stage 'stooge'"), please let me know.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Don't Mess With The Gene Autry Fans
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Linda Blair
"The kids see photographs of them wearing coke spoons as decorations around their necks. They read of stars like Louise Lasser and Linda Blair getting into trouble over coke... Kieth Richard of The Rolling Stones being arrested in Canada... comedian George Kirby going to jail for dealing it."And where would the kids of 1979 see such photos and read such stories? Oh yeah, the National Enquirer.
Then again, who believes anything in the National Enquirer?
But if McLachlan and the National Enquirer really believed that peer pressure or the cool-kid factor were so strong, why didn't they stop publishing the stories -- or advise that parents keep the rag away from their kids.
Maybe the National Enquirer should use the tagline: Promoting the coke spoon & harming your kids since (at least) the 70's.
Get Seduced By Laverne & Shirley
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"The Practical Self May Try To Hold You Back"
It also says you might find yourself walking among the living stars, as they "regularly visit" the museum. Those who do so, are awarded their own special director's chair (with their own name!) upon their first visit.
I didn't scan the whole thing; but enjoy the pages I did. Or not. It might be creepy even in digital pixels.
Also from my travel and tourism collection; see something you like there, let me know, and maybe I'll scan &/or provide additional details.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
It's Not My Mom
It's a small photo, just like the ones you give away to your friends in school. Only I didn't get this from Jeri herself (I told you I don't know her); I got it with some other vintage photos of famous people. That explains why it's not signed on the back with a note for me to 'stay sweet' (which I did) or how fun I was in math class (which I was).
If you know who this lady is -- even if she's not your mom -- please let me know.
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.