Barbie ~ The Most Popular Doll In Town [Life, 1963]

“Barbie’s $136 wardrobe from nurse to nightclubber.”
I found this article about Barbie in Life magazine, published in August 1963.

Movie Star Lingerie ~ Adverts [1960-1979]

“Brings out the actress in you!”
These Movie Star lingerie adverts date between 1960 and 1979.

Warner’s “Merry Widow” Lingerie ~ Adverts [1953-1961]

“It’s simply wicked what it does for you.”
These adverts for Warner’s “Merry Widow” lingerie date from 1953 to 1961. They have a slightly sinister masquerade feel to them.

Warner’s Lingerie ~ Adverts [1959]

“The sky’s the limit to your charms!”
These adverts for Warner’s lingerie are all from 1959 and feature a selection of painterly flying ladies.

TCB & Billy Dee Williams ~ Adverts [1984]

“Something to believe in… tcb”
In 1984, Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams appeared in a series of adverts for TCB hair products.

Helene Curtis – Gay Top ~ Adverts [1958-1961]

“For the Gay Top you game me Helene Curtis, I love you!”
These three adverts for Helene Curtis “Gay Top” are from 1958, 1959 & 1961.

Fashion Fair Cosmetics ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“For beauty so irresistible it’s flirtatious.”
These are my pick of double page spread Fashion Fair Cosmetics adverts from 1979 to 1989 (found in Ebony and Jet magazines). The company began back in 1973, producing cosmetics for “women of colour”, and is still going strong to this day.

Happy Face Lamps ~ Penneys Catalogue [1970’s]

“Lamps with Light-Up Smiles!”
These splendidly creepy boy and girl clown lamps are from Penneys 1970 Christmas catalogue.

Swinging Safari ~ Sears Catalogue [1960’s]

“Hunt through this and the next three pages for the animal look.”
Found in the 1969 Sears Christmas Catalogue, this delightfully understated range of safari chic. Check out the Zebra telephone!