I had no idea what I was in store for when I picked up this interesting little box at an antique mall recently. One side of the postcard sized cardboard packaging stated: "An animated souvenir", while the other side notes: "An animated greeting." Being a cartoon nut, the word "animated" will of course always get my attention! So I carefully opened the side tab, and gently slid out what appeared to be a blank, small flat tray within. Flipping it over I almost gasped, as this was clearly the best 1952 souvenir ever-- a tiny, carded, rubber hula girl that moves, (one very similar to the other kitsch dancers I've posted about here previously.) And while those had little wire hand cranks underneath each to turn, and thus creating the hip swaying motion, this one simply has a tiny little metal hoop knob that you thumb back and forth repeatedly. On top of the hypnotic animated bit, the backing card is detailed with some really fun midcentury style, cartoony island art as well! This was such a great find, and I hope the video below works for you...
That is super. And it's great that there's nothing on the outside of the package to spoil the surprise.
Currently, I can't get the video to work. But heck, I can't get half the videos I come across to work here. So I'm no acid test.
I managed to get the video to load, though I had to click the triangle a few times. Blogger is glitchy at times, or maybe its because we are so close to Friday 13th misfortune is kicking in early.
Very cute, she's got a good front but seems flat as a board on the back :)
I love the art around her, the pervy sun is just like all the other pervy inanimate objects you see in the pinup photos of the time.
I remember the last time I posted a video we had the same glitchiness, thats why I mentioned it... well, hope it worked for most of you anyway. Thanks for the comments --more girls girls girls up next!
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