Posts Tagged ‘magazine covers’

Knock the dust off!

February 15, 2010

In keeping with the last few nostalgia posts, I want to put these advertisements from 1955 out there for appreciation before I turn my own writing along a slightly different line. (My brother is not going to be pleased) so check out the category Buster and Bo later while I revisit the days of our youth. Don’t fret, there will be much more here in the future, especially with your help.


How to spend more money on Ebay – A purely personal approach.

February 3, 2010

The First

Today in one of my bi-polar impulse moves, I decided to see if I could find a model airplane magazine from the month I was born, September, 1955. I was lucky and found the only copy which, of course, I had to have, even though my budget is tighter than an over strung ukulele. For a normal person, that would have been enough; mission accomplished, right? Not likely in my case. So I opened the search to anything from that month in 1955 in Ebay. Oh goody! More stuff!

Now this is where blogging comes in handy. I can channel my desire to buy all those markers of my birthday into writing about my finds and just showing you a mere smattering of what I discovered. I did put a few on the “watch list” however.

Obviously most of these are geared toward the male side of readership, but there are a few for the ladies as well. I challenge you to hit Ebay and search for your birth month and year and see what pops up. Just stay out of your PayPal account!

"Do these jeans make..."

Jeans in the classroom were pretty risqué in ’55. Even the more so when you don’t know if it’s the teacher or a student at the board!

Only the Names are Different

Jackie Robinson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, FrankSinatra and Gloria all made the tabloid in the same day with the rest of the current crop. of the mid ‘50’s.

The Title Tells All

I swear I just might have to buy these.

I think there is a good market for old fashioned pulp romance and I just might re-kindle that spark to bring to full flame the burning heart of the heaving blog bosom …

OK, it needs work, but I have plenty of time to git’er done!

Need to Know

All I want to know is what “kind” of wolf is being tamed here. Is this telling a woman how to cook her man’s steak? Or is it a cautionary article for the fellow who really wants to tame a wild wolf (you know, the fur bearing meat eating critters) and not get turned “into” STEAK*.

*You will notice I almost always put STEAK in caps. I hold it in high esteem.

One way or Another

This may be one of the funniest covers I’ve ever seen. It would lead you to believe that if your “bed habits” as a woman aren’t up to par (either for you or your partner) then you might have to resort to the other option?

And we think we are tough on ourselves in the 21’st century!

Makes ya say..."Whut?"

I’m not exactly sure that I’d want to call this a “good” body shot. Looks to me like a badly healed shark attack wound.

More "Whut?"

OK, Last one of these for the ladies. If you want more, you are going to have to comment on this blog and ask for ’em.

I will say that teens in general were in a lot better shape than they are today. Not as buff as this character, but you know he didn’t spend money gettin’ hisself ripped on McNuggets.

Tricky Dick" the Early Days

Did you recognize the face on this cover as simple as it is drawn?

Nixon did succeed; just not in some of the ways imagined in 1955.

We all go through our cycles, don’t we?

I found it!

Yes, I found a copy. No I did not buy it…yet.

I swear if I did it would only be to read the same articles that my father was reading while he was awaiting the moment of my arrival into this world. I know he never looked at the pictures. He said so!

Besides, Marilyn Monroe was in it.

Bullets of all Kinds

Even then they had bullet trains, bullets in the hands of teens and cars that looked much like. Not much has changed except They may have been a bit safer then.

Before the Swimsuit Issue

I was born among the greats! The name “Bud” Wilkinson is familiar even to those who are not sports buffs.

One More Time

“She looked over her shoulder (the wrong one) with hopes that her feeble attempts to cross the creek would attract the virile, muscular ranch hand so she might reward him with …”

(to be continued)

And Finally...

Yes, I am a “Friday’s Child”…

“Loving and Giving”