Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This paper doll is from an article that appeared in the August/September 1996 issue of Contemporary Doll Collector magazine - "A Special 1932 Wardrobe for Patsy Lou" by Jill Sanders. Thanks mom.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A Lucky Strikes ad featuring Joan Crawford. This ad is the back page of Liberty Magazine from December 11, 1937. Bought the magazine a few years ago at a Half-Price Books store - I love old magazines.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This GRINCH coloring contest sponsored by The Bon Marche appeared in a Washington newspaper on November 29, 1970. How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, the book by Dr. Seuss, was published in 1957. The wonderful half-hour television special by famed animator Chuck Jones premiered in 1966. Every Christmas as a child, and almost every Christmas as an adult, I have watched Rudolph, The Grinch and the Charlie Brown Christmas shows.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company asking customers to limit their calls on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of 1949. From The San Antonio Light, December 23, 1949. I had not realized that the figure in the ad is actually a telephone until my mom pointed it out to me.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This Raggedy Ann paper doll appeared in the Oakland Tribune on November 14, 1920 in the Aunt Elsie Magazine Section.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Disney movie version of the Victor Herbert Operetta. Babes in Toyland starred Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn and Ann Jillian. The movie was directed by Jack Donohue. This coloring contest appeared in newspapers on December 14, 1961.