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Celebrities

Honk-O-Bag

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Please nominate a celebrity from 2014 that you would like to see modeled in punching-bag format.

Original ad here. (Page 13)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 05, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Celebrities, Toys, Violence, 1950s

Drs Casey & Kildare in Pillowcase Form

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An early example of Dakimakura. I understand Richard Chamberlain still has a warehouse of these which he will sell upon request.

Original ad here (page 31).

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 24, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Celebrities, Comics, Sex Toys, Interior Decorating, 1960s

Trophy Wife

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Statue of Stephanie Seymour commissioned by her husband from artist Maurizio Cattelan. Not brand new news, but missed by me certainly when it happened. And art is eternal.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 01, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Body, Celebrities, Couples, Pop Art

The Art of Marilyn Monroe


There have been many, many paintings done of Marilyn Monroe. But I wasn't aware that Monroe was, herself, an artist. She contributed the above sketch, described as being in the surrealist style, to an art exhibit in 1956. The organizer of the exhibit praised Monroe as "a midget picasso." Source: Newsweek - Nov 19, 1956.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 19, 2014 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Celebrities, 1950s

Happy Hotpoint



Even eventual superstars had to start somewhere.

At the age of 17, Mary Tyler Moore aspired to be a dancer. She started her career as "Happy Hotpoint", a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during the 1950s series Ozzie and Harriet.[9] She appeared in 39 TV commercials in five days, ultimately earning about $6,000 from her first job.[10] Her time as "Happy Hotpoint" ended when it became difficult to conceal her pregnancy in the dancing elf costume.[9]

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 22, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Advertising, Appliances, 1950s, Dance

What Would Johnny Cash Buy?













Whenever you are feeling troubled or uncertain, just glance at your rubber wristband and ask WWJCB? The Man in Black will show you the way!







Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 19, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Celebrities, Music

Justin Bieber’s Saliva

The latest news of Justin Bieber is that while staying in Toronto, he leaned off his hotel balcony and spat on fans gathered below. This isn't his first spitting incident. He's recently been reported spitting at a neighbor, a DJ, and a woman at a gym.

Fans don't seem to mind his spitting. One posted on twitter: "IF JUSTIN BIEBER SPIT ON ME ID SAVE IT AND NEVER COMPLAIN." [cbc.ca, zimbio]

This brings to mind the Irish singer Dickie Rock from the 1960s who was known for spitting on his fans, and his fans loving it (begging him to do it). I'll just repost part of Dr. Mark Griffiths' observations on spitting fetishes which I previously posted with regard to Dickie Rock:

much of the online literature on spitting fetishes (as opposed to saliva fetishes) appears to be rooted in BDSM and is usually referred to as 'spitting domination'. The dominant partner may spit into their submissive partner's face and/or mouth. The submissive partner may also be forced to swallow the liquid spit if their mouth is spat into. Many of the online articles about spitting fetishes see parallels between the act of spitting and the act of ejaculation – particularly in relation to 'facials' (i.e., the act of men ejaculating onto someone's face) and the practice of bukkake (i.e., the act of many men simultaneously ejaculating onto someone's face and/or body)...

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 28, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Body Fluids

POUND, by Downey Sr & Jr





The first clip shows Robert Downey Jr's first role in the year 1970, in a film by his father, Robert Downey Sr. As an example of late-60's weirdness-- Well, let's hear from Leanne Benson at IMDB:

I saw this film last night at the Barbican in London, apparently it hadn't been shown for thirty years, longer than I've been alive! We were warned at the beginning that it wasn't the easiest film to watch and with that in mind, I actually found it not too difficult to watch. All the characters were very different and I really like the idea of having people play the animals. It was pretty sad but also heartwarming in a way. I loved Robert Downey jr as the puppy, so cute!!!

I would say that the film was pretty bizarre and I'm not sure if I could watch it again for a while but for someone like me who is interested in they ways of past decades, I think it was a brilliant peek into the late sixties. There was one particular character, the old lady who played the dog with the mange problem who I thought was brilliant, amazing styling and directing. A film that should be available to be shown.


Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 18, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Celebrities, Movies, Avant Garde, Surrealism, 1960s

Bacon Curls



Yes, these are real.




Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 08, 2013 - Comments (9)
Category: Celebrities, Movies, Advertising, Junk Food

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