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1950's

Destination Earth



Mars needs petroleum byproducts!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 21, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Products, Motor Vehicles, Politics, 1950's

Living off the land

A 1955 U.S. Navy training film. Having watched it, I'm now ready to live off the grid.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Aug 20, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, 1950's

Dinky Duck in IT’S A LIVING



Dinky Duck ends his short cartoon career by resigning and breaking the fourth wall.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Aug 10, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1950's

Let’s Make a Sandwich!



Yum!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 08, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Food, PSA's, Teenagers, 1950's

Soapy the Germ Fighter



"Why...you're a living cake of soap!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Children, 1950's

The Disembodied



If you like the snippet above, featuring the sensuous writhings of Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman), then watch the full movie below.

Thanks, BMN!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 25, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Movies, Superstition, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Fighting Ministers


Episcopal ministers participating in role-playing exercises in order to learn how to be more assertive and not always be "knuckling under to overbearing parish members." Here they're participating in the hostility exercise, acting out how an argumentative church group might behave. Source: Life - May 19, 1958
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Religion, 1950's

Driverless Cars of Yesteryear

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Why can't Google do a fun ad like this for their robot cars?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 13, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: AI, Robots and Other Automatons, 1950's, Cars, Yesterday's Tomorrows

Magic Slacks with Removable Crotch

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[Click to enlarge.]

"For personal daintiness."

Original ad here. (Page 51)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 11, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Fashion, 1950's, Genitals
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