Mini-Monday returns to AEET with a tiny comic strip that I found in a Dell paperback from 1962 (and scanned at 400%) called "Nervous in the Service"; edited by Bill Yates. The book itself is a collection of "America's leading jokesters taking a look at our servicemen on land, on the sea, in the air, and far out in space", and this cute martian maiden strip illustrated by O'Brien --simply titled "Pickup" --is definitely the highlight of the collection.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time for another 60's barguide from Southern Comfort. Packed with great illustrations and playful photography, I can totally think of a better way to stay warm this winter than by boozin' it up (try go-go dancing!), --but for those of you with "the thirst", I'm sure you'll enjoy the recipes just as well. Longtime followers of this blog already know this, but if you want to see a half dozen more home bartender guides just like this one that I've posted over the years, then click HERE! (Apologies for the wavy, water-logged scans-- pretty sure someone spilled a drink on this copy years ago.)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Also found in a Florida antique mall recently, this boxed set of 54 color Cutie picture playing cards of lovely ladies from all corners of the Earth in various states of dress, partial dress, and no dress! As you can see from the first image, the overall size of this set is incredibly teeny so I scanned the cards in groups of nine at 300 dpi. The very last image is the illustration featured on the back of every playing card. Made in Hong Kong, 1960's?
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
While antique malling in Florida last week, I found the exact same Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus program from 1976 that I once had a kid! It was the "Spectacular Bicentennial Edition" with an unforgettable glittery cover and special insert of 4 great clown prints of Lou Jacobs, Mark Anthony, Prince Paul and Peggy Williams (see below.) What I had totally forgotten about from the program though was the mail order catalog insert also included. If I could turn back time, there would be no doubt about the purchase of any of those great vinyl inflatables on the first page, or the hand puppets, Monkey Band tee shirt, and/or pretty much any of the magnets or pennants listed on the last page. Time to frame up those clown prints ASAP, since I'm the only person on the planet anymore that doesn't pretend to be afraid of clowns --yep, I'm still harping on that one!