Music For Gracious Living ~ Peter Barclay and his Orchestra [1950’s]

In 1955, record company Columbia released a set of five LP’s featuring the instrumental stylings of Peter Barclay and his Orchestra. The technicolour cover photographs encapsulate the ideal American family in a wonderfully cheesy/creepy way, and the back covers were full of helpful hints and even recipes to help make every occasion perfect.

Cutter Cravat Artist Originals ~ Adverts [1950’s]

These adverts for Cutter Cravat Artist Originals are from the early 1950’s.

Lustre Creme “Pink Is For Girls” ~ Adverts [1960’s]

These yummy pink Lustre Creme shampoo adverts from 1967-68 feature some very 60’s geometrics.

Now, Pudding Is… – Jell-O Adverts [1960’s]

In 1967-68, Jell-O (owned by General Food Corp.) created a series of adverts for their Pudding & Pie Fillings range. Each advert featured a different pudding with recipe.

Pink Champagne for Dancing [1960’s]

This weeks Sunday lounge listening is “Pink Champagne for Dancing” (vol.2) by Lloyd Mumm and His Starlight Roof Orchestra [1962]. Enjoy!

Pond’s “Angel Face” ~ Adverts [1960’s]

“Now! You can change your skin tone to look lovely in any fashion colour.”
Pond’s “Angel Face” adverts from 1960-61 featured striking double head shots of models wearing contrasting colours.

Munsingwear ~ Adverts [1940’s]

From around 1939 to 1945, Munsingwear produced some spectacular photo story style adverts for their men’s underwear range. There’s lots of semi-clothed chaps gaily (a-hem) posturing in their lovely stretchy-bottomed under garments, whilst gently ribbing each others choice of vest. There’s also a lot of pointing. And bending over.

Specially For Little Girls – Twinkle Annuals [1970’s-2000’s]

Twinkle was one of my favourite girls comics when I was little, I even named one my two childhood cats after her (the other cat was named “Tammy” after my other favourite comic). Here are all the annual covers from 1970 to 2003. I love the early cover designs best with the plain coloured backgrounds, white circle behind Twinkle and black text.