Saturday, June 20, 2015

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY, JAWS! LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE BAKED YOU A CAKE (BACK IN '75!)



It's hard to believe the movie Jaws is forty years old today! To help celebrate one of the best movies ever made, lets look at this crazy Jaws cake from back in the day. (I found this article in a cooking magazine called Mail Box News.)



Agnes Willis must have been a cake making genius because I love everything about this Jaws cake. Of course the best part of the article is the quote from Agnes, "I cut off one of the doll's legs to fit it in the mouth better." Well played Agnes! 


As a bonus, this magazine had another Jaws cake! Wow, you can almost hear the famous theme! No, wait...that was just my stomach growling for a piece of Jaws cake!




Thursday, June 04, 2015

FANTASY FILM HOCKEY TRADING CARDS


Now that the battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is waging, I thought it was time to create another pack of virtual movie sports character cards. This time featuring Hockey characters. You can check out Football, Baseball and Basketball by clicking here. Like before, I try to set the character in a card design that was actually available during the year the movie was released. Okay, let's rev up the Zamboni and open this wax pack!  


Johnny Hanson - New York Panthers - Idol of the Crowds (1937)
Played by John Wayne
1937 Worldwide Gum


Billy Duke - Toronto Maple Leafs - Face-Off (1971)
Played by Art Hindle
1971-72 O-Pee-Chee


Hanson Brothers - Charlestown Chiefs - Slap Shot (1977)
Played by Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and David Hanson.
1977-78 Topps


Doug McKenzie - Elsinore Beer - Strange Brew (1983)
Played by Dave Thomas
1982-83 Topps


Bob McKenzie - Elsinore Beer - Strange Brew (1983)
Played by Rick Moranis
1982-83 Neilson Cookie Bar


Jason Voorhees - Crystal Lake Slashers - Friday the 13th Part 3 (1983)
Played by Richard Booker
1982-83 O-Pee-Chee


Cameron Frye - Detroit Red Wings - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Played by Alan Ruck
1986-87 Topps


Dean Youngblood - Hamilton Mustangs - Youngblood (1986)
Played by Rob Lowe
1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Gold Foil Sticker


Darren McCord - Pittsburgh Penguins - Sudden Death (1995)
Played by Jean-Claude Van Damme
1995-96 Pinnacle


Jack - Nuggets - MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
Played by Bernie, Louie and Mac
2000-2001 Stadium Club

Sunday, May 17, 2015

THE EXECUTIVE ABC BOOK


In honor of tonight's final episode of Mad Men, let's take a look at this novelty gag booklet from 1962. It's kind of amazing how this book sort of sums up the complete series of Mad Men.













Sunday, May 10, 2015

LET'S CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ADVERTISING ART


To all the moms of the world past and present...you are all neato cool!!!

Two weeks ago I found this large piece of original artwork in an antique store and brought it home. I'm sure it's a piece of advertising art but I haven't had time to do any research. Probably from the 1950s or 60s.  As we celebrate our moms, I thought today would be the perfect day to showcase this artwork. If anyone has a clue what this could be from please add your thoughts in the comments.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

CELEBRATING EASTER WITH IDEAL'S 1955 EASTER CATALOG


Happy Easter, everyone! Here's an eggcellent goodie for your Easter basket; Ideal's Easter Catalog from 1955. Enjoy!












Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FANTASY FILM BASKETBALL TRADING CARDS


This is the third virtual wax pack in my sports movie trading card series. Football was first, baseball second and now it's time for basketball. So put on those tube socks, make your hair go fro and grab a tub of popcorn for ten Fantasy Film Basketball cards! 

Jimmy Chitwood - Forward - Hickory Huskers - Hoosiers (1986)
Played by Maris Valainis
1952 Wheaties card

Clarence Withers - Guard - Flint Tropics - Semi-Pro (2008)
Played by Andre Benjamin
1976 Topps card

Moses Guthrie - Forward - Pittsburgh Pisces - The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
Played by Julius Erving 
1979-80 Topps card

Scott Howard - Guard - Beacon Beavers - Teen Wolf (1985)
Played by Michael J. Fox
1985 Star Crunch ‘n Munch All-Stars card

Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher - Forward - Los Angeles Lakers - Fletch (1985)
Played by Chevy Chase
1985 Star Team Supers card

Billy Hoyle - Guard - Los Angeles - White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Played by Woody Harrelson 
1992-93 Upper Deck card

Antoine Tyler - Guard - Washington Huskies - The 6th Man (1997)
Played by Kadeem Hardison 
1997-98 Topps card

Lewis Scott - Guard - Utah Jazz - Celtic Pride (1996)
Played by Damon Wayans
1996-97 Hoops card

Lola Bunny - Forward - Tune Squad - Space Jam (1996)
Played by Kath Soucie
1996 Topps Chrome card

Snake Plissken - Guard - No Team Affiliation - Escape from L. A. (1996)
Played by Kurt Russell
2013-14 Pinnacle Upstart Jersey card