Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sugar Babies '79: The Burlesque Musical

Another recent antique mall find was this 20 page program from the 1979 Broadway smash hit, Sugar Babies, starring Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller. It's full of fun black and white photos from the show (gorgeous chorus girl overload!), but nothing beats those colorfully cute, leggy little sugar babies on the cover, illustrated by the great Hilary Knight; an artist probably best known for his wonderful visuals behind the 50's Eloise kid's book series, as well as countless other memorable magazines, album covers, and advertising.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Pop Hit Card

I recently found A Pop Hit Card from the 50's for $1 at an antique mall. It's a postcard 45 record (look close and you can see the grooves) that plays FEVER by Peggy Lee on one side, just like those cool cereal box singles from the 70's. Fun artwork and funny message from the sender on the back, it was originally mailed to someone in DeSoto, MO in 1959.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Lemmy Num Nums

If Keebler's going to have a fudge stripe cookie called Lemmy Num Nums, then might I suggest a slight redesign of the elf on the package? 
(FYI: Lemmy Num Nums rock)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Groupie-Doo in "Paging Mik Jugger"

A very funny, and very sexy, 6 page Archies styled Rolling Stones parody (plus faux cover) by Stan Goldberg himself for the March 1975 debut issue of Apple Pie Magazine Vol. 1 #1. You will seriously never look at Betty and Veronica the same again after this one, guaranteed! And check out my other blog HERE for another, though very different, crazy ass (literally) story from this insanely inspired 70's National Lampoon mag wannabe. I'll have a couple more stories from this issue in our next post too!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cook Drugs Contests '64

More super cute key art from this old Cook Drugs 1964 calendar (see also the "Doings of the Deans" post strips from earlier this month), where apparently this pharmacy was not only the hot place to buy all of your cough 'n sniffle needs, but it was also the place that you could enter contests to win fabulous stuff like TVs, knives, and Speed Queen appliances-- as well as exotic trips all over the world! I don't think Walgreens or CVS does shit like this and seriously come on, it's 2017! I'll have more fun art examples from this calendar next month too-- oh and before I forget, this stuff is tiny too, so I blew it up 300% for ya'll! Now who wants a slice of that ham! :)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sticker Cat

Recently picked up a sheet of fun vintage Japanese stickers featuring a ribbon wearing, rosy cheeked girl with helmety green hair (anyone know who she is?) But even better than the stickers, are the funny little cat images on the back of the packaging showing you the best places in your own home to stick your sticky little stickers! The fridge and windows are of course always prime real estate-- sticking them on cars might get your fuzzy tail in trouble though!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Paula Presents Tutti Frutti

Another recent fab antique mall find, Paula Presents Tutti Frutti: an assorted stationary of succulent sentiments in 12 delicious 1968 flavors! Lovely little fruit friends with big eyes and even bigger hearts-- plus, the cover has some nice touches of gold glitter overlay. This super tasty, sugary sweet pad originally contained 24 sheets, but mine unfortunately only has half that many-- although I'm just glad it still contained at least one example of each funny fruit face!