Monday, September 19, 2016

If I Could "Be Witch" Ya...

If I could "be witch" ya, then my vintage greeting card collection would be yours too! A super nice Forget Me Not from the 60's or 70's, featuring an incredible witch illustration and a super cute interior reveal too! ;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fearless?

Another vintage Halloween greeting card from my collection, dated 1969 and also from Norcross, featuring a funny frightened bunny many miles (and months) off course from Eastertown.

Monday, September 12, 2016

What Are Fiends For!?

We fiends are for delivering vintage halloween card fun, for sure! And here's one of my favorites from late 60's Norcross... seriously, if that teeny mouse deliverin' the drinks doesn't get you into some kind of festive "spirit" --then you're already dead!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Halloween is Here!

Well, not really... but it is slowly materializing in supermarket and variety store aisles and other places that thankfully stock up on the spooky goods earlier and earlier every year it seems-- and I am not complaining! I have a bunch of fun vintage Halloween cards to share with you all this year too, so among the usual (and unusual) various posts, and our typical "Skipping September" sensibilities, you're sure to find yourself graveyard deep in ghosts, ghouls, witches, and fuzzy black cats, which in this blogger's humble opinion is always a great way to kick off the greatest holiday of them all! A show of severed arms-- who's already got their boo on?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rock Flowers '72

Mattel cranked-out some super groovy toys for boys and girls in the 70's, and here we see them teaming up with Whitman to release Rock Flowers paper dolls based on the ultra fab fashion figures of the same name (click HERE to read more info about 'em; then see my all time favorite doll commercial HERE; and listen to a couple of the rockin' bubblegum 45's they came packaged with, just click HERE and HERE to kick-out some jams!) The paper dolls came with 3 of the Rock Flowers: Heather, Rosemary, and Lilac, plus an assortment of wild concert "costumes" --the back cover even doubles as a stage for them to perform upon! Print these scans on thick stock paper and just cut 'em out with scissors-- now you can have some Rockin' Flower power fun of your own!



















Tuesday, August 16, 2016

American Oriental Cookery

"Quick, easy... and intriguing ways to add zest to your menus..." says the cover of American Oriental Cookery recipe guide, published in 1962, and courtesy of the kitchens of Chun King and Mazola Corn Oil. As you flip through the guide and marvel at some of the more exotic asian fare, you may also be scratching your head in wonder over the recipes for Sloppy Joes, garlic bread, French Dressing, and London Broil. What the heck does some of this have to do with "oriental cookery" you ask? The angle of this guide, of course, is to show you how to prepare in a more modern, Chinese cuisine way, and to cut down on the saturated fats in your diet. I wish I cared about stuff like that, because personally I find the tastiest part of this book to be the fabulous (though uncredited) illustrations throughout this 30 page collection! Here is just an appetizer :)



























Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Making of Phantasm

Exciting news lately for Phantasm phans like myself, as the original philm in the series is getting the Blu-Ray remaster treatment finally (the sequels are also getting full HD restorations), PLUS the long awaited 5th philm in the series, Phantasm: Ravager, is finally getting theatrically released later this year as well. Whew! Yes, this is definitely not just a dream! And seriously, now it's my turn to say "I've been waiting for you!" You can read everything about it HERE! And to celebrate this phantasmic news, we'll be time traveling back to the 70's and taking a look at where all of the eternal Tall Man's shape shifting, head drilling, body dwarfing, embalming terror started, from one of the very earliest articles that I can remember about the original classic, as featured in Fangoria #2 from 1979-- "BOYYYYY!!!"