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.

Roald Dahl LP’s [1970’s]

I was really pleased to find these two Roald Dahl LP a short while ago, which are actually read by the author himself. There were at least four in this series (1975-1980), three read by Dahl and one by his wife Particia Neal. They have heavy cardboard covers and seem to be fairly hard to find in the UK.

LP’s & Singles [March 2016]

I bought these four LP’s whilst visiting the folks a couple of weeks back. There was a whole hoard of soft rock cover albums, and several copies of Felicity Kendal! I picked the one with the instruction sheet still inside, which unfortunately didn’t feature photographs Felicity showing is how to stretch.

Found In The Attic [April 2016]

On going through a few boxes and bags stored in the attic this weekend, I discovered a selections of items from the early 1970’s worth a second look. Amongst all the old paperwork, there were piles of cut-outs and clippings from various magazines, including sewing patterns and recipes, there was a large amount of greeting cards (used and unused) and a few old paper bags.

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!