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Squash Your Wife

Similar ads from the 60s and 70s: "Electrify your wife," "Recipe for boiled wife," and "Beat your wife tonight... at bowling."

Clearly this was a theme that appealed to ad execs of that time.

New York Magazine - Mar 7, 1977

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 12, 2024 - Comments (1)
Category: Advertising, Wives, 1970s

Electrify Your Wife

In a similar vein to other ads from that era, such as "Recipe for boiled wife" and "Beat your wife tonight (at bowling)."

Life - Dec 12, 1969

Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 21, 2023 - Comments (2)
Category: Advertising, Wives, Marriage, 1960s

Honeymoon attack

Aug 1993: Frannie Snite was convicted of sneaking up behind her new husband as he sat watching the sunset during their honeymoon, then attacking him with a tire iron. Apparently she was hoping to get a life insurance payout. That's gotta be in the running for the worst honeymoon ever.

And yet, it seems like there must be more to the story. I don't think her husband (who survived the attack) ever identified her as his attacker. Her 2013 obituary doesn't mention any of this, nor her five-year prison sentence.

More info: Seattle Times

Lancaster New Era - Aug 18, 1993

Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 09, 2023 - Comments (1)
Category: Crime, Wives, Marriage, 1990s

Monsters Under the Bed

It's highly gratifying to see an ancient cliche--OLD MAID CHECKS UNDER HER BED FOR MEN EVERY NIGHT--actually bearing fruit. Although not literally an "old maid," this wife's habit of looking under her bed for intruders paid off.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 22, 2022 - Comments (0)
Category: Domestic, Sexuality, Stupid Criminals, Wives, 1910s

Teach your wife to be a widow

Donald L. Rogers was financial editor of the New York Herald Tribune. He originally wrote "Teach your wife to be a widow" as an article for Collier's Magazine, and later expanded it into a book (1952).



The article (and book) urged husbands to educate their wives about finances, so that in case the husband died the wife wouldn't end up going destitute.

I think Jean Mayer's article, "How to murder your husband," pairs particularly well with it. Both appeared in the 1981 Reader's Digest collection, Love and Marriage.











Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 04, 2022 - Comments (3)
Category: Money, Husbands, Wives, Books, Marriage

Miss Voodoo

Stella Danfray, aka "Miss Voodoo," seemed poised to become a movie star when she arrived in the United States from France in 1950. She had all kinds of meetings lined up with Hollywood bigwigs.

New Castle News - Jan 7, 1950



Source: Oklahoma Historical Society



But it turned out that Miss Voodoo had some peculiar views about marital relations. Unprompted, she told a reporter that she thought American husbands were browbeaten and should slap their wives.

I don't know if this comment ended her Hollywood career before it even began (as far as I can tell, she never appeared in any movies), but it definitely turned the American press against her. Within a few months she had left America. She continued working as a model in Europe for a number of years. I don't find any more references to her after 1955.

Montreal Daily Star - May 25, 1950



La Crosse Tribune - Sep 24, 1950

Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 23, 2022 - Comments (0)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Husbands, Wives, Marriage, 1950s

Sexy TV Showering

Surprised this passed the censorship of the times, as it's just one step away from having the (presumed, but never explicitly stated) husband and wife sharing the same shower stall.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 29, 2022 - Comments (1)
Category: Food, Hygiene, Sexuality, Public Indecency, Husbands, Wives, 1970s

Wife Swapping By Mail

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 22, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1960s, Sex, Postal Services

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 36



"Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst with his sculpture, Capricorn, 1947"

Foto source.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 13, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Statues and Monuments, Husbands, Wives, 1940s

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