Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Advert - Shredded Wheat (1930's)

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Shredded Wheat 1930's style. I'm not sure about the gooseberries though, sound a bit healthy for my liking.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Advert - The Colony Restaurant (1950's)

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Felix King had a residency at the Colony Restaurant from 1950 until 1959. As far as I can tell the restaurant was part of the Colony Club where ageing film star George Raft acted as host for several months in 1966 before being deported as an 'undesirable alien'.
Wally Griffin was an American comedian possibly worth staying awake until midnight to see.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Advert - Join the WRAF (1959)

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Join the Women's Royal Air Force in 1959 and enjoy all the thrills of sitting in a bunker in East Anglia and staring at a Radar screen for hours on end. But at least you'll get your own personal mirror light!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Advert - Renault cars (1927)

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The new Renault cars for 1927. The 9/15 had a top speed of only 39mph, you'd need the 14/45 if you were reckless enough to want to go at 60mph.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Advert - Zee-Kol Ointment (1934)

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1934 advert for Zee-Kol which claims to cure a range of horrible skin diseases in a night. According to Wikipedia (and therefore it must be true) George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866 – 1923) was an English aristocrat best known as the financial backer of the search for, and the excavation of, Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. His death from erysipelas led to the story of the 'Curse of Tutankhamun'.  He should have used Zee-Kol.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Advert - Guinness beer (1950's)

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The Guinness 'smiling face' was so well known by the 1950's that this advert doesn't even show the brand name. Drawn by 'Douglas' but I can't identify him online.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Advert - Riley Adelphi car (1930's)

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The Riley 1.5 litre Adelphi was produced from 1936 to 1939.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Advert - Rolls Razor (1926)

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A 1926 advert for the Rolls Razor with the guaranteed blade. Normal 'safety' razors as opposed to cut-throat razors had to have a new blade put in every few shaves but this had a permanent blade that was automatically honed. Expensive though at £1.25 and £1.50.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Advert - Granada Video Recorder rental (1980's)

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1982 and the must have gadget was a VHS video recorder and you could rent one from Granada for only £14.45 a month, build up a huge library of tapes and then wonder what to do with them when DVD's arrived.