Monday, October 24, 2011

Doings in Haunty Hollow...

By now you've probably figured out that I love old kid's magazines, especially ones from the 1950's and 1960's... so here are some highlights from a nifty Halloween issue of Child Life Vol. XXIX, No. 8 from October 1950. Spooky stories, games, poetry, hands on projects, etc., all bursting with fun illustrations and endless imagination.










5 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

back when kids were kids...

Mr. Cavin said...

Hey, Mabel Watts wrote a bunch of Little Golden Books. The Haunty Hollow story was really great. And I liked that Fun Time illustration a lot more before I started looking for hobgoblins. I'm still not sure what this magazine thinks a hobgoblin is supposed to look like, but I did find squiggles that just can't be witches.

Karswell said...

In an ongoing attempt to avoid getting spammed to death like I have been recently, I accidently adjusted the comment settings the other day incorrectly and now no comments are coming through. If you have tried to leave a comment in the last few days and it hasn't shown up, please try again as I believe it is now fixed. Thanks, and sorry for the inconveniance!
--K

Mykal said...

I sympathize with your need to control spam - try approval for every comment. I went that way a while back and find it is the only way. It does not discouraging commenting, I've found.

Now, for our post:

Outstanding stuff. I love the byline "For young children and their mothers." Was there ever a better way to declare that a publication was safe and secure without pomposity?

Also, that one page titled, "Play time" was just so beautifully composed. Looks like a great woodcut print.

Karswell said...

Unfortunately, I think Mr C is right about the hobgoblins of Play Time, unless of course they're there in the cemetery munching on some corpses underground. And that's awesome to know she was a a writer for Little Golden, I really like this story too and read it to my kid occasionally.

Thanks for the comments, and approval of my new use of spam control, it's become unavoidable at this point.