Wednesday, August 14, 2019

15 Young Fun Minutes

What other blog will give you a soul-pummeling Devilman post one day, and then a pretty lil post about young lady perm hair styles the next? You'll also likely never find a cuter giveaway booklet than this one from Tonette Curls when it comes to girlie's 'n their curlys, plus the age old question: how does one spend the 15 minutes while allowing ones hair to permanently set in those juicy rollers? The answers are right here of course-- with poems, games, and plenty of lovely hair style examples (via 1955), all expertly laid out in 15 pages of colorful illustrations and photos.



















Speaking of cute, check out a Tonette Curls commercial from 1960 by CLICKING HERE!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Devilman 33 1/3 LP (Columbia Records, 1979)

Many of you know I collect anything and everything Devilman from Japan. Being my favorite Go Nagi creation (next to his giant battling robots and Cutie Honey), my fascination with this young man possessed by the spirit of a devil to protect the world knows no bounds-- to both my imagination and my wallet! This recent vinyl acquisition is no exception, with its double sided, 8 tracks of music and story awesomeness, (you'll have to take my word for it as I'm not finding any uploads to youtube online anywhere), PLUS, a stunningly colorful, action packed gatefold booklet glued inside-- it is most certainly a worthy companion piece to the other Devilman record I posted here back in March 2018-- CLICK HERE!)









Saturday, August 10, 2019

Monster News & Hit Parade

Time for some cornball monster hilarity from the January 1962 issue of Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats #2, with not so frightful, but never the less fun art by Orlando Busino.









Sunday, August 4, 2019

Pizza Hut Matchbook

I was recently reading about how Pizza Hut is bringing back one of their old logo designs (you can read all the details HERE.) They're not going back in time quite far enough to the logo (and super mascot) that I grew up lovin' so much, so I thought I'd dig out one of my favorite matchbooks and give you all a taste of which design that I believe actually reigns supreme!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Mature Ham

There seems to be a handful of funny golden era comics about working girls trying to make it big in Hollywood (see my Mopsy post HERE for more), and this particular Peggy Dean tale from the February 1954 issue of Meet Merton #2 mixes silly jungle film set action with a few bits of good girl art, minimal dialog, and maybe even a poke or two at actor legend, Victor Mature (maybe?)











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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jimmy's and Mary's

I found a really fun old matchbook today for a KC steakhouse called Jimmy's and Mary's-- specializing in "steaks fit for a king" plus pizza pie and other really fine foods and cocktails. Deliciously steamy illustrated food decorate both sides of the full color matchbook, but when you open it up to get to the matches (unused), well, that's when things really get hot! I've seen matches shaped like stripper legs and booze bottles, and now I have myself 21 teeny tiny chefs with exploding chef hats ready to set fire to my world of collectibles too! Phone VA.9397 for more info!







Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ferrier's Funfare

Nobody drew lovely ladies like Ferrier, and his sense of humor was out of this world too! As evidence, here are four very funny and very sexy gags from my unfortunately very water-logged November 1966 issue of Carnival men's magazine.