Monday, October 31, 2011

"Weeny Witch"

I'm positive HERPAK Skinless Franks meant well when they concocted this "Halloween Party" book in 1950, where instead of using traditional apples in a tub of water you could instead make use of their well-hung product (with parental guidence, I'm sure) and, um... go "Bobbing for Franks" (see pic below.) And once you got tired of stuffing your own mouth with weiners, it was then time to be blindfolded and clumbsily insert your frankfurter into the witch's mouth for the non-stop hilarity of "Feeding the Weeny Witch!" (see other pic.) She's so creepy looking that yes, the blindfold definitely helps. And golly, the fun certainly doesn't end there-- grab a napkin and pull it down over your weiner-- now you're a "Weeny Ghost!" The booklet also comes with a "Zinga-Rina the Old Witch" paper mask to cut-out and wear while you and your friends are playing with your weiners. Happy Halloweeny everyone!

(Regular Witch)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Vintage Halloween Cards II

Today I present to you Vintage Halloween Cards II from the Karswell Collection... these grand examples (from the 40's through the 60's) were aquired only just today, in fact, thanks to some fabulous local sellers at The Great American Paper Show who were gracious enough to part with them, so that I may of course be better to spook you.







Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Cool Ghoul Monster Coloring Book

From the tiniest book of monster jokes in our last post, now onto the giant, oversized Cool Ghoul Monster Coloring Book in this one, Wanamaker, Inc. published this scanner-eclipsin' monstrosity in 1964, with fun illustrations, and even funnier verse, by H. B. Harn. This thing is so big I had to drag out the crappy camera and snap the pix on my deck outside, (some of them could be better-- sorry!) And FYI: whoever owned this beastly book before me is responsible for coloring 'ol Fishface, as well as the dot-to-dot on the last page. I'm just glad this person didn't cut-out any of the masks!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Monster Laffs

If you're planning on trick 'r treating this year, don't forget you need a cornball joke or two to secure some sugar coated tooth-rot in your bulbous plastic pumpkin head. And there's no better place to turn to for some creepy chuckles than this itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, Monster Laffs Mini-Book by C.H.P. from 1965. Tiny prize tomes like this were found inside a sticky box of Cracker Jacks, there's many different collections, (hit up ebay to see more.) And if you're curious how big these books really are, scroll to the very bottom of this post.