Saturday, June 18, 2016

Calvart Party Encyclopedia '64

Compiled and edited in 1964 by Calvert Distillers Company New York, NY, this complete guide to home entertaining has everything you need to know from drink recipes and party menus, to unusual party ideas and planning. It's also loaded with wonderfully uncredited illustrations by someone with a very appealing style... here are just a few from this nearly 100 page "encyclopedia" of host and hostessing.

Friday, June 10, 2016

I Screamed All Night!

Over the burning, yearning years, you've marveled at some of the more SECRET posts here at AEET (click HERE if you've missed them!) And now, as we enter into a-- oh, WTF ever-- it's time once again to lower our standards for another moaning, groaning, smashing, crashing, super trash-o-drama-rama! This particular issue of Dell's debauchery filled Modern Romances from April 1968 came out just one month before I was born (ain't that nice?), and represents a startlingly reprehensible ensemble of Grade Z quivers and shivers. I always enjoy how the covers of these typically feature a smiling, wholesomely squeaky clean looking beauty... but once you crack this thing open, NOBODY in these stories on the pages inside is smiling about anything, (unless they're getting off, or getting away with murder!) Yes, only a rag like this could paint pictures of babies being more brutal than bikers!

So dust off your granny nightgowns and come along for the ride-- you will of course be sorry that you did!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sugar Bear in "The Robbery of the Public Library"

Almost one year ago, I posted an old 70's Sugar Bear cereal box premium, pocket-sized comic book called "The Great Gold Robbery" (click HERE to read it!) --and whata'ya you know, THE BLOB is back and trying to rob the library this time! If you need a scoop on what these incredibly awesome mini comics are all about, just check the other Sugar Bear post after you finish reading this kooky adventure... I actually meant to post this one at the same time last year and then totally misplaced it until now-- ENJOY!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Drinks of Hawaii

A fun little early 70's booze booklet from Honolulu, Hawaii, full of island concoctions to plaster your caster silly. I particularly love the funny Tom Rixford illustrations of Mr. C heavily sprinkled throughout all 60+ pages-- here are just a handful of my favorites-- Mahalo! :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Elmer's Town-Line Liquors '59

I was saving this booklet for our usual "Christmas in July" fun, but then realized that it's not really all that xmassy except for a few assorted moments, and of course there's plenty of you out there that could use a drink all the time, or any 'ol time, errrrrr... so anyway-- here we go! And per the norm (since I'm not a drinker), I'm skipping most of the actual boozer recipe stuff, and instead focusing on the various awesome key art (by illustrator / art director, Ed Scott), which is generously sprinkled throughout this neato Elmer's Town-Line Liquors catalog from 1959.

So what'a ya waitin' for? Pick up the phone already and dial Victor 7-9777 --and bottom's up!