Entertainment

Including books, crafts, movies, TV, music, stationary and toys. All kinds of fun stuff! Below are the brands and products in this category.

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Simplicity ~ Dress Making Adverts [1958-1959]

“How to dress as if money were no object.”
These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1959-59.

The Doctor Who Pattern Book ~ Craft Books [1984]

“A galactic collection to knit and sew!”
The Doctor Who Pattern Book by Joy Gammon was published in 1984 and featured all kinds of weird and wonderful things to knit and sew.

Singer Form ~ Craft Adverts [1941-1943]

“It’s you – to the last curve!”
These ads for Singer Form dressmaking body moulds date from 1941-43.

“The Sweet and the Swingin'” by Paul Weston [1960]

“A fresh contrast of melodic strings and swinging vocal patterns.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “The Sweet and the Swingin'” by Paul Weston, released in 1960.

Singer Sewing Centres ~ Craft Adverts [1947-1948]

“And you’ll love how much it didn’t cost!”
These ads for Singer Sewing Centres date from 1947-48.

Provocative Percussion (Vol 1) by Terry Snyder and the All Stars [1959]

“A flight into new areas of sonic and musical experience.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Provocative Percussion” by Terry Snyder and the All Stars from 1959.

Movie Adverts [1947]

“It’s a wonderful laugh, it’s a wonderful love!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1947.

Movie Adverts [1946]

“So neat! So sweet! So-o-o indescreet!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1946.

Miss Piggy’s Aerobique ~ Exercise Workout Album [1982]

“Dance movements so simple you can actually perform some of them in your sleep!”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is something a little different, with Miss Piggy’s Aerobique, from 1982. With routines such as “Snackcercise” and “Sit Down”, this is a form of exercise I could get into. Tre excellent!

Machine Knitting Chic ~ Craft Magazine [1990]

“Elegant. Sporty. Excellent.”
This edition of Machine Knitting Chic was published in 1990 (no.5, £1.75) and included 30 over-ornamented jumpers with such wide shoulder that getting though doors must have taken some consideration.

Movie Adverts [1945]

“A lady of fire and ice… A rogue of steel and gallantry.”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1945.

Exotic Dreams by Ethel Azama [1959]

“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.

Good Knitting with P&B ~ Craft Magazine [1963]

“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.

Movie Adverts [1944]

“All this… and Hayworth too!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1944.

Double Exposures by Manny Albam & His Orchestra [1960]

“The wedding of pairs of songs.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Double Exposures” by Manny Albam & His Orchestra, 1960.

Movie Adverts [1943]

“”Here’s a thrill, new and gay! It’s a dance filled holiday!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1943.

Movie Adverts [1942]

“I love him because he don’t know how to kiss – the jerk!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1942.

Eversharp Pens ~ Stationary Adverts [1943-1946]

“How would YOU answer the $64 question”
These ads for Eversharp pens and repeater pencils date from 1943-46.

Cocktails Anyone? by Bob Creash Quintet [1958]

“All-time favourites with a solid beat.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Cocktails Anyone?” by Bob Creash Quintet, 1958.

Movie Adverts [1941]

“Love prize of the islands!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1941.

Movie Adverts [1940]

“It’s springtime! It’s swingtime! It’s wedding ring time!”
These magazine ads for movies are all from 1940.

Kleenex “Paper-Tique” ~ Craft Book [1971]

“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.

Northwestern School of Taxidermy ~ Adverts [1910-1953]

“For fun and profit!”
These ads for Northwestern School of Taxidermy date between 1910 and 1953. They are all from Popular Mechanics magazine.

Accent on Bamboo by Tak Shindo [1960]

Big Band Standards With An Oriental Flavour
This weeks Sunday lounge listening is “Accent on Bamboo” by Tak Shindo, 1960.

Get In Shape Girl by Hasbro ~ Catalogues [1986-1987]

“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.

Musical Instruments in Catalogues [1960’s to 1990’s]

“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.

Blue Peter Annual Christmas Crafts [1962-1982]

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.

Children’s Fancy Dress Patterns [1970’s-1990’s]

“Costumes galore!”
Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!