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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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]

“The $64 Question”
These ads for Eversharp pens 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!

Toy Monsters ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’s]

“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.

Toy Robots ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’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.

Scary Boardgames ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’s]

“Have fun with things occult.”
Here is a selection of scary boardgames from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.

Frightful Trading Card Wrappers [1980’s]

“Cards – Stickers – Bubblegum”
Here’s a selection of horror movie themed trading card wrappers by Topps from the 1980’s.

Halloween LP Covers [1950’s, 1960’s & 1970’s]

“Shock! Terror! Fear!”
Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.

Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Gifts & Household Items [1971-1977]

“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.

Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Fashion Accessories [1970-1976]

“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 ~ Ponchos, Cloaks & Shawls [1967-1977]

Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for ponchos, cloaks and shawls. They date from 1967-77.

Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Scarves, Hats & Mittens [1967-1977]

“Bright touches to warm gay spirits from top to toe.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for scarves, hats and mittens. They date from 1967-77.

Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Childrenswear [1970-1977]

“Tiny togs for tiny tots to knit to crochet.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for childrenswear, dating from 1970-77.