Welcome to this special Christmas edition of Magazine Monday. From December 1961 its Jack and Jill Magazine. Be sure to check out my previous “Jack and Jill” triple bonus magazine post here (link). Yes this cover is trashed, but the rest of the magazine is in great shape.
This is on the inside over – was this a religious magazine or was it simply OK to have something like this in a child’s magazine in 1961? Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great, I’m just not sure you could do this today – invoking “Christ” and the “Lord” in a child’s publication. Maybe I’m way off base here, let me know?
The Disneyland article is six pages long and mostly covers the “Parade of Toys”.
I’m not a big parade fan, but the “French Balloonists March” looks pretty neat. And that giant mouse trap is fun too, HEY - they better keep Mickey away from that trap!
There’s those prancing reindeer with that silly expression on their faces; I used to work with someone who always had that same expression on his face! Nice castle shot, I like the toy soldiers up on the castle balcony – I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone up there on the front side? Notice the little ½ domed light on the lawn, my local miniature golf place used to have those exact same lights!
There are no advertisements in Jack and Jill, so how about a few holiday related articles? Here are a few fun recipes – Is it just me or do the characters on these pages remind you of Kevin Kidney's work?
A “Christmas Picture to Color” the child did a pretty good job with the crayons, I never stayed in the lines like that!
Diz and Liz look like they came right from the late 1950’s News Paper Comics section.
Time to test your wits.
The answers can be found here (link).