Friday, June 29, 2007

Johnny Romita Sr. draws the Silver Surfer

Johnny Romita Sr. offered free drawings for fans in 1997 at a fan convention held at Harding Mall, Nashville TN. I got behind him to video this drawing of the Silver Surfer. He also did a drawing of Spiderman and R2-D2 which was auctioned off for charity.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dictation Disc practice LP

An actual boss reads letters that you can transcribe! Hours of fun for upwardly-mobile young girls with record players. Give this to your office assistant for a good laugh. Click for a larger view. No year found.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sci-Fi Fashion Fun

Forget the jet-packs, I want these fashion statements. The guys on the left are modeling the latest in space suits from the Robert Hall collection. I don't know what to make of the guy on the right. From the waist down he looks like Stan Smith circa 1970, from the waist up he could sing with Earth, Wind, and Fire. From 1968 and 1982. Click for a wallpaper sized look.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Great Society Comic Book

Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up a superhero league called "The Great Society" to battle evil conservative forces, like Richard Nixon as the "Along Ranger" and Barry Goldwater as "Colonel America". Check out the Kennedy brothers, "Bobman & Teddy". Some things never change. From 1966.

Bobman & Teddy returned in their own comic soon after this one appeared. You can read about it here.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

You Art Body Tattoos

Groovy temporary body tattoos! Weekend hippies loved this in 1974. Too bad all the girls were in the disco. I wonder if Peter Max ever sued. Click the pic for a closer look.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Kauai Surf Hotel 1960s

Here's another old postcard, The Kauai Surf Hotel on Kalapaki Beach, Kauai, Hawaii. A good spot to shoot your next spy movie. Click on the pic for a wallpaper sized image.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

John Candy Life Mask

What's the weirdest thing you've bought on eBay? How about a John Candy life mask?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Radio Station Belt Buckles

Most radio stations used to give away custom belt buckles, especially in the 1970s. Here's a few from my collection: WLAC Nashville, Radio Luxembourg, WSM Nashville, WQXI Atlanta, and a BTO buckle direct from the record label. You don't want to sit down wearing one of these unless you have no belly. Trust me.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pee Wee Herman Christmas Card

Here's something that was really ahead of its time.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Ginny Gordon and the Broadcast Mystery

I took a copy of this book from my sister when we were little. Years later, I felt guilty and bought this copy on eBay. I'll give it to her someday. Click the pic for a screensaver sized shot.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Breed of Tennessee Titans Fans

I took this shot with my phone cam before a game last season. Big fans of the draft, or a comment on Titans fans? Maybe both.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pushbutton Telephone Songbook

Hit the right buttons on your phone, play a song! Of course, this only works if everyone in the country has the same phone. Don't forget to send your performance royalty to the RIAA. From 1972.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Flaming Steer Restaurant & Anchor Motel

Here's another postcard, this time from Nashville. The Anchor Motel and the Flaming Steer Restarant were next door to each other on West End Avenue. Check out the prices on the Flaming Steer sign. I think this card is from the early 70s. Both places are gone now, replaced by a Hampton Inn.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Willingboro Plaza 1968

Here's a postcard from one of my boyhood haunts, the Willingboro Plaza in Willingboro, New Jersey. I bought my first 45 rpm record at the Record Shack, Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes "Journey To The Center Of The Mind". The plaza went downhill, but recently was redeveloped as the Willingboro Town Center.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Old Tape Box Art

Everyone has some old reel to reel tape boxes laying around, right?

Monday, June 04, 2007

Holiday Inn Mobile Alabama

It's the Holiday Inn Highway 90 West, Mobile Alabama in the 60's. The back of the postcard says it all. "Room controlled air-conditioning and steam heat. Pool. 21 inch television. 24 hour telephone service. Restaurant-Lounge."