Monday, June 1, 2009

Look Magazine - July 26, 1955

Welcome to Magazine Monday. Today’s feature is Look Magazine from July 26, 1955. I’m still thinking “Magazine Monday’s” should have been in chronological order, oh well, too late now… This large format Look magazine promises some “Disneyland” inside, it’s in there, just don’t expect any photos ot it.

A nice long eight page article about Walt. There’s talk of Disneyland in there somewhere.

Meet Davy Crocket. Fess Parker always seemed like a classy guy to me, America sure was in love with the guy!

This page is just weird, it’s not really an ad and I’m not sure what it’s doing in Look magazine in 1955, "looks" more 2005.

Now for a bunch of vintage advertisements, these are a real slice of Americana circa 1955. Texaco’s new Sky Chief Gasoline, its climate controlled for all 48 states!

Some gents and their Gin.

Super artwork on this inside cover ad for Grape-Nuts Flakes.

I want that Heinz Minute Meals dispenser/warmer, too cool!

Swift’s Premium Bacon, served at Disneyland I wonder?

America’s beverage of moderation is back (link) with “Friends from across the lake”, spin those 78’s and drink lots of cold, pure, clean beer because “Beer Belongs – Enjoy it!”

Smoking is evil it kills, blah, blah; old ads lie and tell you it’s good. This old ad however may have a bit of truth in its “Psychological Fact”. I’ve known a person or two who’s disposition makes Godzilla seem friendly, but after their “smoke break” they’re calm, cool and collected (albeit stinky). Maureen O’Hara will be 89 years old in August, I’m guessing she didn’t use this product.


TokyoMagic! said...

I love Maureen O'Hara...especially when she's dealing with Haley Mills in split screen!

Daveland said...

Now I'm hungry for bacon! Great retro!

Katella Gate said...

Interesting how the "Parade of Characters" art starts with a very unobtrusive Oswald. Today, that wouldn't be surprising since the company just re-acquired rights, but for him to show up in 1955 says something about Walt.

Texico now with PETROX. I remember that, but even then it sounded like a Flintstones gag.

Major Pepperidge said...

Love the pictures of the kids, so excited to meet Davy.

Also love the beautiful Haddon Sundblom illustration for that beer ad (he was famous for his Coca Cola Santas)!

Disney On Parole said...

I'm with you on the swim trunk ad.
it is more like 2005
Love the copy:
"Men's swim trunks:Briefer and Louder!"
"Men lean enough to wear them-

and the Ad with the Bear on the phone! Great!

I love seeing these old ads!

Anonymous said...

There needs to be an archive blog for vintage ads. Anyone know of one?