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Mechanic kept flower in his mouth

I know that some people have the habit of holding a pen or pencil in their mouth while working. But that seems quite normal compared to holding a flower in your mouth almost continuously for 63 years.
Source: Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 29, 1960.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Dec 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Category: Eccentrics, 1960's

Chopsticks Dance



The seamed pantyhose give it that authentic Filipino cultural touch.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Dec 11, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: 1960's, Dance, Europe, South Pacific

Flashcube!



I remember when Flashcube and I protested the war at the Pentagon, dropped acid with Timothy Leary, and saw the Grateful Dead at Fillmore West. What an integral part of that decade he was!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 06, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Photography and Photographers, 1960's

Car with Thatched Roof

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 03, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Eccentrics, Hobbies and DIY, 1960's, Cars

Texaco Fire Chief Speaker Hat







I don't think the gal in the third video is wearing one....

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Toys, Headgear, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #236

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 25, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Education, Stupidity, 1960's, Cars

Poor Man’s Fallout Shelter

Following up on my post last week about Dr. Willard Libby and his "nuclear detergent," here's Dr. Libby again, in 1961, promoting his "Poor Man's Fallout Shelter," which could also have been described as the "If you're stuck in this, you're screwed" shelter. Note that it was obligatory to wear a white tuxedo and bowtie while in the Poor Man's shelter.


The Herald (Jasper, Indiana) - Oct 5, 1961
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 18, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1960's

Paris Sweepstakes



Boring pep talk from a CEO segues into a husband's foreign sex fantasies. That's a sweepstakes promotion!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 17, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Advertising, 1960's, Europe

Nuclear Detergent

Willard Libby is best known as the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded for his role in developing radiocarbon dating. But throughout the 1950s and 60s he was also a tireless promoter of nuclear energy, assuring the public that fears about radioactivity and nuclear fallout were greatly overblown. One of his ideas for a beneficial use of radiation was to radiate laundry detergent. As far as I know, no detergent maker ever got behind this idea.


Source: Newsweek - Jan 13, 1964
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Nov 14, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Science, Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1960's
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