Category: vintage ads

So, Mr. Bahnd, we finally know your true id…

So, Mr. Bahnd, we finally know your true identity. Pity. I would have thought a haberdasher a far more challenging adversary than a simple tie maker.

Set in sunny California, “Perky Polyeste…

Set in sunny California, “Perky Polyester” was the Fortrel Company’s ill-fated venture into the burgeoning Saturday Morning kid’s programming. The show seemed to have everything it needed: money, a good time slot after the Bugaloos, and the lead performance of child actor Suzee Swanson, fresh off a hit orange juice commercial (“Get your SQEEEEEEEEZE o’ sunshine!!!”). She played Perky, an overly-caffeinated kid of indeterminate age who tooled around the beaches in her magical spokeless red WonderBus having adventures with her friends. But the insistence of Fotrel’s CEO to include his daughter as the fourth member of the cast was the death knell when it was discovered she had the first documented case of being allergic to a color (yellow). Funding was pulled soon after, and the project was reworked as “Wonder Bug”.

“No, see, she’s a lawyer and a …

“No, see, she’s a lawyer and a mom.”
“Hmmm…”
“Look, I  already pitched it to Tinker and he loved it. Absolutely loved it. Said it will knock Police Woman out of the 8 PM slot on Fridays.”
"What do we have running there now?”
“Holmes & Yo-Yo.”
“Oh. Yeah. Okay, so, what’s her husband do?”
“He’s a stay at home dad, see. But he’s a dope. Can’t even run the dishwasher, overloaded sudsy laundry, one of those rag-mop dogs, the whole bit.”
“Is there a sexy divorced neighbor who has no job and always seems to be dropping by right at the most inopportune times half the time only wearing a terry cloth towel for some reason?”
“Of course.”
“Sold.”
Lawyer Mom! 

Mens fashion 1970s

Mens fashion 1970s

justseventeen: August 1971.‘Joyce Shoes. For …

justseventeen:

August 1971.‘Joyce Shoes. For the liberated woman.’

justseventeen: November 1977. ‘Thom McAn pres…

justseventeen:

November 1977. ‘Thom McAn presents beautiful boots at beautiful prices.’

The color may have been permanent, but it h…

The color may have been permanent, but it had been worth it. They were heroes, the real thing. Interviews on both local TV news programs (and they got to meet co-anchor Harvey Steele – dreamy!), newspaper articles, and just yesterday a call from Look magazine! Lisa had it the worst, of course, all the way up to her hips. But they had all helped. And to think – if they hadn’t been taking a Virginia Slims smoke break from their temp job at Garwood paints they never would have heard the cries from that kid drowning in Vat 12 (“Canary Sunrise”).

“No, seriously, it’s stuck in my hair….

“No, seriously, it’s stuck in my hair.”
“How can it be—?”
“It’s just stuck, okay? I think one of your bananas got hooked. Try wiggling.”
“I am, but it’s like it’s glued on or something. What do you have in your hair?”
“Aqua Net, alright? If you must know, I used Aqua-Net in my hair this morning.”
“Why—?”
“Because I was in a hurry and it was all I could find, okay?”
“Still stuck. Try pulling harder.”
(pause)
“I can’t.”
“Well, why not?”
(pause)
“Because this isn’t my real hair.”

thegikitiki: Charlotte Rae for Mr. Muscle, 19…

thegikitiki:

Charlotte Rae for Mr. Muscle, 1974

   Watch the 1977 TV Commercial Here

“No, seriously though. Are you really a chick or just a tall,…

“No, seriously though. Are you really a chick or just a tall, skinny boy with a bad haircut?”