Thursday, March 1, 2012

Grab Bag!

A neat two-page ad in the back of Monster Howls magazine (1966) titled "The Transylvanian Grab Bag!" (though your money gets sent to "Horror House Grab Bag") contains some funny mail order gags highlighted by hilarious artwork. Each ad is pretty small and some of the details and sweet hand lettering get a bit blurry and hard to read, so I blew each one up seperately and adjusted the contrast for better clarity. Fool your friends and enemies. Be a monster! Pick any and as many of these great, laugh-packed novelty items as you want! Only 50 cents each! Or buy 4 - get one FREE! 45 West 45th St. New York, NY 10036. No C.O.D. orders please.


















6 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Hot Dog (rubber)!

Man this is an incredible amount of work! These ads are notoriously hard to scan and they look great here. Thanks!

Karswell said...

Thanks Mr. C! I did indeed spend a great deal of time on this post-- whew!

Amber Von Felts said...

These are great! This post reminds me of a book I recently purchased, it is called Mail Order Mysteries and it is a show & tell of what the ad looked like for products like this and then the product itself, with a review. Its a great book. A lot of these products are in there!

Karswell said...

Great book Amber, all of Kirk's books are kick ass!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to get one of those fake French mustaches and put it on, so no one will recognize me. :-D

Oh wait...I'm a girl. Hmmm, probably wouldn't work?? ;-p

--Cindy

Karswell said...

Maybe if one combined the French mustache with the buck teeth, then maybe you'd definitely go unrecognized!