Including books, crafts, movies, TV, music, stationary and toys. All kinds of fun stuff! Below are the brands and products in this category.
“A lady of fire and ice… A rogue of steel and gallantry.” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1945.
“Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Exotic Dreams” by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.
“Handknits for all the family.” This small, A6 magazine by Patons & Beehive was published in 1963. It included instructions for nine designs as well as images of a selection of their other patterns. There was also hints and tips on various aspects of handknitting.
“All this… and Hayworth too!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1944.
“The wedding of pairs of songs.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Double Exposures” by Manny Albam & His Orchestra, 1960.
“”Here’s a thrill, new and gay! It’s a dance filled holiday!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1943.
“I love him because he don’t know how to kiss – the jerk!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1942.
“The $64 Question” These ads for Eversharp pens date from 1943-46.
“All-time favourites with a solid beat.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Cocktails Anyone?” by Bob Creash Quintet, 1958.
“Love prize of the islands!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1941.
“It’s springtime! It’s swingtime! It’s wedding ring time!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1940.
“A new art for today’s homemaker” If having bold coloured toilet paper only in your bathroom wasn’t enough, Kleenex published a 36 page booklet in 1971 full of crazy crafts to spread around the home too.
“For fun and profit!” These ads for Northwestern School of Taxidermy date between 1910 and 1953. They are all from Popular Mechanics magazine.
Big Band Standards With An Oriental Flavour This weeks Sunday lounge listening is “Accent on Bamboo” by Tak Shindo, 1960.
“A fitness programme for today’s young girl.” During the mid to late 1980’s, Hasbro produced a line of fitness sets aimed at young girls.
“Get in on the swinging sound!” Here’s a selection of images featuring children playing musical instruments from various catalogues dating from 1970-90’s.
Last Christmas I bought myself a large pile of vintage Blue Peter annuals. It was never one of my favourite programmes on telly, but I did enjoy the craft items they made out of toilet rolls and sticky back plastic! Here’s a few Christmas crafts from various annals dating from 1965-82.
“Costumes galore!” Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!
“Crank out and paint these plastic uglies.” Here is a selection of different types of monsters from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.
“All kinds of robots are on the move.” Here is a selection of toy robots from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.
“Have fun with things occult.” Here is a selection of scary boardgames from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.
“Cards – Stickers – Bubblegum” Here’s a selection of horror movie themed trading card wrappers by Topps from the 1980’s.
“Shock! Terror! Fear!” Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.
“In the mood of yesterday, today and tomorrow, in colours to blend with a mood, to accent a quite scene.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for various gifts household items, including rugs, toys and cushions. They date from 1971-77.
“Decorate your body with all sorts of things… Make a headband… wear it as a dog collar… wear it as an armlet… make it longer… wear it as a belt… Express Yourself!”Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for various fashion accessories, including, bags, belts and slippers. They date from 1970-77.
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for ponchos, cloaks and shawls. They date from 1967-77.
“Bright touches to warm gay spirits from top to toe.” Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for scarves, hats and mittens. They date from 1967-77.
“Tiny togs for tiny tots to knit to crochet.” Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for childrenswear, dating from 1970-77.