Thursday, June 30, 2011

Barmate Funnies

In our previous BARMATE post we saw how Southern Comfort Corp used Playboy bunnies to help sell their product, now we see in the highlights from this earlier booklet from 1963 a handful of 100 proof, one-panel funnies from a half dozen or so gag artist greats like Hoff and Vip, as well as one of my all-time favorites, Eldon Dedini (who also illustrated the cover.)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Barmate Bunnies

I'm assuming this BARMATE booklet / advertisment was originally a "pull-out" found in the June '65 issue of Playboy (this issue is mentioned at the bottom of every other page here.) Attractive girls in bunny club costumes, whether foxily photographed or cutely illustrated, make a sweet mix with your Southern Comfort concoction... hell, I'll take one with my Diet Mountain Dew Ice Cream Float!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unique, Racy, & Exotic ('62-'63)

John Amslow & Associates, based somewhere in or around Culver City, CA, was a brown wrapper mail order service from over half a century ago that provided "some of the most fascinating, informative, and titillating items ever offered!" They specialized in"searching far and wide to bring YOU the RARE, the UNUSUAL, the EXOTIC!" Basically they sold naughty stuff in the form of books (some thinly disguised as "educational"), records, film, and "posing" lingerie. These days we call it porn. Here are some highlights from two of their catalogs from 1962 and 1963-- ADULTS ONLY!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day!

Sorry for the late Father's Day post, this weekend has been incredibly busy as one of us didn't exactly get the day off for the holiday even though I'm a father! Anyway, being said holiday you know what that means here at AEET-- samplings from my vintage greeting card collection! These are some of my faves, dating from the 1940's through the early 70's... and I have to admit, of the dads depicted on the cards I'm probably most like the hillbilly version at the bottom, or possibly the guy shooting marbles. (FYI: cards #2 and 3 both contain tiny jewels on the ties.)








Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whoop-de-do Barbecues vs. Old South Ranch

We've been sightseeing around the US all month and barely even thought about our poor grumblin' bellies! And if you know me, BBQ sounds good anytime-- shall we fire it up ourselves with some help from a July 1959 Family Circle booklet called "Whoop-de-do Barbeques" (neat art by M. Trinque), or should we just hit up the "best real pit Bar-B-Q in the south", aka Old South Bar-B-Q Ranch in Clewiston, Florida? Actually, our choice has already been made for us (click HERE) as the Old South Ranch closed shop sometime in the 90's. As much as I love old west kitsch with my sizzlin' meat, nothing beats grillin' it yourself!


 60's Brochure