Picked up some sexy fun midcentury girlie ephemera over the last few days (I'll have more in the next post as well), and today we have this frisky little mechanical, clothing removal card game. Now, how to actually play the lucky numbers pay-out portion of it featured on the backside of the image is beyond me, but who cares about that anyway-- just start pulling down on that little pink flap at the bottom and watch the pretty showgirl's green outfit magically whisk away through the die cut squares in the center of the card, --in a tantalizingly similar manner as those wonderful stripper drinking glasses which I've posted about before HERE! Also, at the end of the post I've included an attractive, complimentary Ordco notepad and daily planner calendar (dated 1969 - '70) featuring some gorgeously purring Gil Elvgren artwork which was of course painted a few decades before. Yeesh, can you imagine a company nowadays handing out free planners to their customers featuring half-naked lady art on it? Time machine, take me back...
It's not at all somewhat predictable that the pin-up notepad comes from a rubber distributor! :)
I wonder if Elvgren actually got paid for that? Some of that stuff could be fast and lose back in the day. I've got his "riding high" print on the wall next to this computer!
Va va va voom!!
It's a scratch-off game. And somehow, miraculously, it hasn't been scratched off yet. Like, you could still win thirty-nine cents, man.
I think it's cute that they literally depicted the showgirl on the side of the kind of glass you mention. It feels like the sales gimmick version of drawing knees on a mermaid. I mean, one can paint a mermaid any way one likes, but so often they get painted with knees, to look like ladies in mermaid costumes instead of "real" mermaids. Well, this could have been a piece of art depicting a risque showgirl instead of actually depicting a novelty gift item. So meta!
>I wonder if Elvgren actually got paid for that?
That's a good question, I wonder...
>Va va va voom!!
And tippy canoe too?
> So meta!
Just the way I like 'em, haha
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