Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Giddies!

Created by Reese James in the 60's or 70's for the Cole National Corp of Cleveland, Ohio, The Giddies are the hilarious, shag-headed, and possibly naked, drunken characters of this superbly designed set of 4 drink coasters and 4 stirrers. And while I do not condone alcohol consumption of any kind, I do adore the amazing artwork and text featured on the coasters and stirrers, as well as on the pea green box packaging-- I also noticed on google the set came in a pink version too! Lots of fun to seriously liven up any party, and hey it's the latest style-- the stirrers fit in the coaster slots as well! Also comes with a bathroom survey sheet on the back of the box!

(A super big thanks to CPC for finding this set for me!)








Saturday, March 29, 2014

I Dream of Eden

A handful of perfectly posed and candidly cute pictures of actress Barbara Eden from the November 1969 issue of Saga Vol. 39 No. 2... TV's magically gorgeous star of I Dream of Jeannie was photographed during her brief stint in Chicago performing at the College Inn in preperation for her own upcoming Las Vegas nightclub act. Barbara is right up there with some of my earliest childhood crushes: Fay Wray, Julie Adams, Hiroko Sakurai... for obvious reasons, I've also included a Harem Jamas ad as featured in the back of the same magazine.












Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dutch Kitchen Calendar 1960

Fun art highlights this tiny Betty Crocker Pennsylvania Dutch Kitchen Calendar from 1960. I blew everything up nice 'n big so you can really see the goods-- and in case you fail to comprehendo the memo-- Bake Every Friday! More specifically-- Bakes COOKIES Every Friday!















Tuesday, March 25, 2014

FRANKENSKULL

Behold my new FRANKENSKULL mask purchased last weekend at HAASHOW from the Trick or Treat Studios booth! These guys seriously make some of the best, and most affordable masks in the industry-- love 'em love 'em!! Check out the website for their entirely rad selection, and to see more gruesome photo highlights from this year's HAASHOW just click HERE!




Ain't I pretty?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Twinkle Loon

Last month I posted a wonderfully illustrated story by Robert E. Berry called No and Yes, click HERE to see it! Today I have another one by Berry, and also published by United Church Press, this time in 1961. It's an equally adorable story about a boy and his teeny new alien friend... and yes it does have a religion angle like the other post, but don't let that distract you from the fabulous artwork-- or the super "Making a Twinkle Loon Puppet" bonus page at the end!