Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Pearly Gates - I'm gonna make it my business (1975)
Marc Bolan - Dreamy Lady (1975)
Real Thing - Carolina (1975)
Here's a little inspiration for your New Years Even get-up. Even though these Supersonic TV specials were taped in September and October of 1975, it has a decidedly holiday feel with the bright flashing lights and there is hardly a better era to dance the night away to than 70s disco and glam. Think: White tones, metallic, and tones of pale pale greens, and deep reds, catsuit/jumpsuit, heels, and shimmery eyeshadows.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Marsha Hunt posing for Hola! Magazine circa 1968
Just one of the many ways to make an afro seasonal.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Love Cosmetics, 1967 winter ad.
... LOVE this commercial.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Photos by Bernard Gray from Ladies Home Journal, November 1967.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Click on the link above to listen streaming.
Certainly the likes of Dean Martin, Julie London, or Jo Stafford would have all cozied up on a bearskin rug in front of a warm fireplace at one time or another to sip spiked cocoa and seduce a special someone as this playlist spun on the turntable. It includes both classic and rare holiday gems with a romantic bend, sung by a host of crooners and sultry songstresses from the 1940s and 50s, twenty-one tracks in total.
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Ella Fitzgerald
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Julie London
Song At Midnight - Peggy Lee
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
December - Kay Starr
By the Fireside - Jo Stafford
Baby Its Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Dean Martin
Snow - Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens, Danny Kaye
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Jo Stafford
The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
I'd Like You for Christmas - Julie London
Medley - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra And Chorus
This Time Of Year - Brook Benton
St. Nicholas Waltz - Lita Roza
I'll Be Home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Moonlight In Vermont - Mel Tormé
The Christmas Song - Sammy Davis, Jr.
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Peggy Lee
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
A Merry Christmas - Frankie Avalon
Auld Lang Syne - Bobby Darin
Monday, December 19, 2011
I'm not sure anything much to say about this strange photoshoot, all I can ascertain is that it is a display of zany (misspelled "Zaney" in the article) Christmas gifts that were listed in a Life magazine article.... One is a watch/dog collar, another is a back scratcher, there's a leopard print bikini, a sleeping eye mask, glasses with a crystal tear, and studded glasses.... There was one strange contraption I couldn't figure out, and an oversized pair of gloves painted to look like beastly large ladies hands, perfect for... painting stuff in your apartment? Most of the photos have a crazily sexy air to them as if they are presents for swinging singles living a life of glamour and wealth in the big city. I didn't get the actual date but from looking at the photos they appear to be from the late 50s to early 60s. The models and kooky presents, completely glamourous and devoid of any sentimental holiday ephemera, remind me of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and presents the gang at one of Holly Golightly's parties would be bestowing on one another during the holidays.
By Photographer: Yale Joel
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Make your own... ummm... Construction paper Xmas tree!
Its so funny because I found these photos in the Life Magazine archive out of order, with no instruction captions... and Im really not sure at all what order they go in... and I'm pretty sure there are a few steps missing. But all the more fun! Here's a fun holiday game: Have a few glasses of your Eggnog with Bourbon, print out the photos, put them in a pile on the table, and have a contest to see who can make this crafty tree fastest and most identical to the above photo. Also, I'm not sure what the guy at the end's role was in this (see: last photo), but he seems either exhausted with the process or disappointed by the result. Merry Christmas!
October 10, 1949