Friday, October 12, 2012

Who-o-o's Having a Party?

Dennison Manufacturing Co. published countless party guides for helping you in organizing your shin-digs, choosing themes, ideas on decorations, suggestions for entertainment, tips for feeding crowds, etc... all the details that go to making your party a success! It's unfortunate that the Halloween chapter in their 1961 Complete Party Guide  isn't a bit more meaty, but the key art highlights featured here are certainly worth sharing.






4 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Doesn't that gorgeous cover wrap? Or was the spine so damaged that it wasn't worth keeping together? Either way, woosh, lovely stuff.

Karswell said...

It was a two page spread inside the guide... I scanned each half multiple times and tried to piece it together into one big jpeg, but it just wouldn't work.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but notice the witch on the cover looks a bit like Elizabeth Montgomery. Mere coincidence?

Karswell said...

Maybe. Bewitched debuted on television in '64, this party guide came out in '61... to me, visually this style witch with the pointed hat seems more likely influenced by Veronica Lake in I Married a Witch.