Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Ned!

From Cinema Arts, September 1937. Eyebrows by Sharpie of Hollywood.

Monday, March 03, 2008

A Trip to the Attic 003

Random pulls from the archives.

From Chrysler Owners Magazine 9/52:

Is it naive or outsider art? I call it fan art. From The Morgan Horse 3/52:

Webcor! From US News and World Report 12/5/58:

Scary text, cool illo, from US News and World Report 12/5/58:

Living too near Vanadium Corp testing facility perhaps? From US News and World Report 12/5/58:

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Hello Sweet Heart!

The legendary Johnson-Smith Catalog. I found a hard-cover edition (from 1947) at an antique mall last weekend.

Some random page scans. Sorry about the paper browning, but that's what it looks like. Page 156 has an ad for the Flutophone, the first musical instrument I ever played. I scoff at the poor, pathetic Tonette players. "Wait in the wings", I say, "until the first-string Flutophones have had their solos"!

The Magic Nose Flute! Reference: "Lather" by Jefferson Airplane, Crown of Creation lp, 1968.

Somewhat politically incorrect page ahead; turning eggs into a big "snake" is strictly verboten for many religious groups!