Monday, November 24, 2008

You Are Bettie Page

Girl next door with a wild streak

You're a famous beauty - with unique look

And the people like you are cultish about it

Well, I don't know about that, but she is my favorite pin-up!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mermaid Time!

I love mermaids, possibly more than fairies. Here are some vintage mermaid images to enjoy. I'm also fond of vintage ads and labels, and was delighted to find both mermaids and old ads together.

This image is from a comic book from the 1950s: Bob Hope Meets the Mermaids. You can see the whole thing here.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Singer Yma Sumac Dies

The Peruvian singer Yma Sumac died at age 86 on November 2. I have great memories of listeing to Yma Sumac when I was a child; I thought her music was so strangely wonderful.

Vintage Ouija

She looks goofy, not mystical, and just what is he grinning for? I think he's up to something!

I love the cartoon art imagery in this one, and use of "Ka-bala!" (as in Kabbalah) to invoke some serious mysticism!