In a time when deleted scenes truly ended up on the cutting room floor, television networks didn’t have the option to messenger out DVD’s to advertising agencies.  Booklets were sent out in lieu of screening order to build excitement about new shows and convince advertisers to purchase commercial time.  A colleague of mine was in possession of the Star Trek Booklet from season 1, and I had the opportunity to scan the contents.  See below. Stay tuned for more….

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Happy Valentines Day

February 14, 2010

Great women’s fashion editorial from the early 1960’s. I love the clean lighting and simple composition of the large flowers and the models. It reminds me of the early fashion photographs by Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. I wish I knew who the photographer was.

Great old Christian Dior stockings ad. I love the illustration!

This 1950’s Royal Crown Cooler is really cool. I love the colors and the fonts especially. It even has a built in bottle opener on the side.

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Buddy Lee was an advertising character developed in the 1920’s by Lee Jeans to promote their products. Check out early 1940’s railroad Buddy below, along with some rare promotional Buddys from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Railroad buddy is part of my Mother’s doll collection.

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Some rare Buddy Lee dolls below:

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An extremely rare football Buddy Lee doll - 1940's

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Ultra rare Dr. Pepper Buddy Lee - 1940's

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Rare Coca-Cola Buddy Lee - 1940's

The fine folks at Anthony Swimming Pools came up with ingenious marketing initiative back in the 1960’s. The swimming pool ashtray was sure to be a hit with smokers everywhere!

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I can’t even imagine all of the smoking, drinking, and womanizing that must have gone on in this office, but martini lunches with these gentlemen must have been a blast and a half!

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"The Nauga is ugly, but his vinyl hide is beautiful" - Ad from LIFE magazine - 1967 (Image: http://www.georgelois.com)

These amazing Naugahyde stuffed toys were made in the 1960’s & 1970’s to promote the hottest new trend in upholstery.  These fun little monsters have a cult following and have become very collectible.

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The Nauga on Johnny Carson! (Image: Flickr)

The Nauga on Johnny Carson! (Image: Flickr)

Naugahyde had a great ad campaign!

Naugahyde had a great ad campaign!

Naugahyde also promoted easy clean-up!

Naugahyde also promoted easy clean-up!

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Space Age Refrigerator Ad

February 1, 2009

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