Monday, January 19, 2009

Look Magazine - June 13, 1967

Welcome to Magazine Monday. Today’s feature magazine is LOOK from June 13, 1967, the summer of love!

The cover makes no mention of the 9 pages of fun Disneyland stuff inside. The boating lady sure does LOOK like she is having fun.

In fact, the 9 pages of Disneyland stuff aren’t even mentioned in the index. As you LOOK thru these pages, you’ll realize this is just one big long advertisement for Disneyland.

The famous new Tomorrowland preview art, complete with a snap shot of the real PeopleMover. That orange juice looks yummy.

The Disneyland Sponsors each get full page layouts. Starting out with Kodak: “Take Disneyland home with you… on Kodak film

This is my favorite ad from this set. This painting for Wurlitzer captures “1967” perfectly for me. Wouldn’t it be great to have the original art work? 

Take your mother to Disneyland” on United even if she looks like Sybil.

Frito Kid and Pecos Bill are the Happiest Pair in Frontierland. What a fantastic photo with the whole gang, and of course Fritos & Pepsi!

Santa Fe and Carnation share a page. “Tips for Teens” I bet that’s a fun read.

Global Van Lines checks in with the “Old and the New”. Since I’ve seen the old fashioned van in at least three locations at Disneyland, is it safe to say it was in running condition? What ever happened to it and was it a Bob Gurr creation? Wow, they actually drove a “Modern” moving van onto the hub area!

And here’s our lovely Disneyland Ambassador Marcia Minor offering us the “Summer ’67 at Disneyland” guide for only ¢25! These guides today go out for crazy $$$ on EBay. I still don’t have one. Here’s one that just closed at $59 (link). Or get one here for $106 (link). These guides are rare because they were not sold in the park, they were mail order only. I’m going to mail in this coupon with a quarter and see what happens.

Sadly, our tour of Disneyland has ended, now before we gaze at some swell vintage ads, here are a couple of oddities.

Transparent Cover-ups” I predict these will become a huge success.

Killers “In cold Blood” Staring Robert Blake. File this under “Things that make you go hmmm

Now for great some vintage advertisements. Campbell’s chicken noodle soup still looks the same today. Mmm, mmm good…

When I was a kid carpet tiles were the coolest thing to me. Think about it, carpet you can install yourself, anywhere! FYI: I checked at Lowes about a year ago, carpet tiles are “special order” only and pretty darn expensive.

A shout out to the big three out makers, lets all say a collective prayer that they make it thru 2009. For GM is the Chevy Caprice Custom CoupeThe Grand Chevrolet”. I’ll take mine with a 396 Turbo-jet please.

Up for Ford is the ’67 Mustang. I too have taken the Mustang Pledge, four times. If my ’67 Mustang had “Stereo Tape, air conditioning, center console, Tilt-away steering wheel and a 390 cubic inch engine" I’d still have it today. Mine was a 6 cylinder 3 speed, but it was still cute. (note: this ad is on page 67 - coincidence?)

Representing Chrysler the “Plymouth is out to win you over this year”. Check out that dashboard, “Houston do we have clearance for blast-off?

Cartons of Coke, what joy. Cartons are not to be confused with “six packs”.

**The usual “don’t smoke” disclaimers apply** It’s so sweet how the doggies are waiting while Mr. 1967 lights his smoke. Smoking is wrong and yucky, but this whole ad has a macho flair to it and I gotta say I like it!


TokyoMagic! said...

1967 Disneyland and 1967 Mustang: GROOVY!

Transparent Cover-ups and Robert Blake movie: CREEPY!

Katella Gate said...

Wow, you talk about a graphics grab bag! In an attempt to appeal to motherly concern, The Campbell's soup ad could be out of 1956, while the "Carpet on the walls" ad is aimed directly for the young hipsters of 1971.

Disney On Parole said...

These ads kill me!!! LOL
Love Sybils Mom!!!
What a Joy to see Wally, Fulton and Betty!
Love that there was a picalo in the Disneyland band!
The woman standing next to the Indian behind the Global truck? Is she a 1967 hooker??
The Plastic "Cover Up"?
just thinking of wearing that in 67'with no sunscreen! Ouch! [could be just as bad as smoking in the snow!

Great stuff!!!!!! Thanks, DOP

Katella Gate said...

Yeah, I came back for seconds on this posting... the guy in the plastic rain suite was driving me crazy until I realized I had seen it before ...

In 1967 my mom had an avacado colored, crushed velvet living room set and three boys. Her solution to keeping the upholstery fresh was to put it in see-thru plastic slipcovers, made of EXACTLY the same material that this guy is wearing.

It felt awful just sitting on the stuff, it must have been purgatory to wear it.

Major Pepperidge said...

This is one of the few magazines I bought just for the ads! Check out those cool Coke cans, such a great Pop Art design. And that Campbell's ad makes me hungry!

Katella Gate said...

Hi Major: Yeah, the harlequin Coke cans got my attention too. I think it might actually look good on modern shelves, contrasted with the graphics on produce now.

Distinctive, with out being dated or chained to the period.

I wonder if the "improved" lift top is today's non-detachable pop key.

BTW: Advertising works: I actually got in the car and went bought a Coke after seeing this ad.

The Viewliner Limited said...

This is one great issue Tim. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!