Category:
1960s

Multipurpose Fallout Shelter

IT'S A ...
•Carport
•Patio
•Play Room
•Hobby Room
•Fallout Shelter

Salt Lake Tribune - Dec 17, 1961

Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 15, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1960s

British Bunnies



Serving drinks and the bill with your back to the customer is a weird thing, even if it is for sexy reasons.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 04, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Clubs, Fraternities and Other Self-selecting Organizations, Sex Symbols, 1960s

Parachuting off St. Paul’s

Another one of those odd attempts by church leaders to win youth to the church by trying to make it out to be not quite as stuffy and old-fashioned as everyone thinks.



San Antonio Express - Sep 28, 1968

Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 02, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Religion, 1960s

The Adventures of Lucky Pierre




The Wikipedia page.

CAUTION: chestal and backside-al exposure.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 02, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Movies, Sexuality, Sex Symbols, 1960s

Sanatogen Tonic Wine

Back in 2016, Paul posted some ads for Sanatogen Tonic Wine from early in the 20th century. Here are some more ads for this fine product, but from later in the century (1960s), in which the marketing team decided to focus on how this medicinal wine was the cure for a housewife's blues. Feeling bored at home, run-down by the kids? No problem, just take a little swig of Sanatogen and you'll be numb to your problems in no time! "That's lovely... that's better"



Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 31, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants, Advertising, 1960s, Alcohol

Karl-Heinz Wemhoff, Master Check-Kiter

Here is an account of a bold check-kiting scheme that probably would not be possible nowadays. As with many of these crimes, it sounds like it was more work than making an honest living.

Original article here.





Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 26, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Crime, Money, 1960s, Europe

Rita Pavone:  Datemi un Martello



Her Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 19, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Tools, 1960s, South America

Mystery Illustration 70



S&M model? Or not?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 17, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: 1960s

Mystery Man Mask

Ads for this "Mystery Man Mask" ran in various monster-themed magazines, such as Spacemen, during the early 1960s.

It made me think of some of the other creepy masks we've posted about in the past. (see below)

via The Blood-Curdling Blog of Monster Masks



Other masks previously featured on WU:

Ski masks for chilly cheeks



Styling on the slopes



Identity-preserving balaclava

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 15, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1960s

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