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1950's

Garlic Toast Divorce

Some people take their garlic toast very seriously.

Corpus Christi Times - Jan 15, 1957

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Aug 01, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Divorce, 1950's

Sleeping Time

I like this guy's way of thinking. Too bad the judge didn't go for it.

Altoona Tribune - Jan 21, 1957



Sues For Back Pay For 'Sleeping Time'
LONDON — Albert English, 70, went to court claiming 2,051 pounds—$5,742—in back pay.
He said he was paid 6 pounds, 7 shillings, sixpense—$17.05—a week for 30 hours work as a restaurant odd job man, but that he should be paid also for the 61 hours weekly he spent "asleep with an ear cocked" in a bedroom behind the restaurant provided free by the management. The judge threw out English's claim.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 30, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Jobs and Occupations, 1950's

Pens for Men

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 21, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, Tools, Advertising, 1950's, Men

Follies of the Madmen #254

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Having little mannikins of the performers standing on their records is a vivid metaphor about the living quality of the sound. But then to set those records and their passengers rafting down the river--well, the metaphor gets a little jumbled, to say the least.

Original advert here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Music, 1950's

Won’t happen again


Sources: The Daily Standard (Sikeston, Missouri) - Feb 11, 1956; Bridgeport Telegram (Connecticut) - Apr 4, 1955. More >>
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jul 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Crime, Prisons, 1950's

Doomtown

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Destruction, War, Weapons, 1950's, North America

Pin-Up Girl Pistol Lighter

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This product really has everything: women, guns and smoking.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 13, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, Sex Symbols, 1950's, Weapons

The Astounding She-Monster




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Doesn't the narrator at the start of the full film sound like Troy McClure from THE SIMPSONS?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 11, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Aliens, Movies, Sex Symbols, 1950's

DeSotos in Space!



This subject line will definitely be the title of my next SF novel.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 09, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Aliens, Advertising, 1950's, Cars
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