Friday, 31 August 2012

Real Police Stories

Real Police Stories No.8, 1953.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Phillips Sportswear

When 'sportswear' didn't mean grotesque, plastic rags hanging from antisocial nitwits.
From Vogue, September 1949.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Red Heart Dog Food

From Life magazine Sept. 8th 1952.

Hot Dogs and Macaroni

From Life magazine, Sept. 8th 1952.

Kast Iron Work Clothes

From Life magazine, September 8th 1952.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Honour Your Partner

From the Square Dance chapter in Betty White's Teen-Age Dance Book, 1953. Illustrated by Robert Burns.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Broadcast English

Society for Pure English pronunciation guide for BBC employees, 1929.
It is painfully apparent, to those of us with ears, that they forgot to issue this to some of the Olympic presenters.

'Athlete', not 'athalete'!

Pocket book by Foulsham. Unknown year.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Benny Hill and Pamela Green

From Show no.2. Unknown year.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Ruth Sordak

'Photo by Ruth Sordak of New York City'. Whether this is of Ms Sordak, I don't know. From Showgirl Glamour Revue Vol.1 No.4. Unknown year.

Gaston Mallet

'Gaston Mallet's black cloth suit; check tie-silk waiscoat, jet-buttoned. with matching cuffs; both attached with press-studs. White shirt "front". Add a black silk hat (this is faille from Honore Soeurs), jet earrings, short white gloves.'

Stunning. From Vogue, June 1949. By Lee Miller.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Rodex Coats

Rodex Coats from Vogue, September 1949.


 'He's just demonstrating to his wife that there is no longer any need for her to grovel about on her hands and knees, polishing floors.'
From Vogue, September 1949.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Worm's Eye View 2

A little rude for the time!
From Rogue, November 1958.