Welcome to Magazine Monday on Tuesday. I hope you’re ready for a Mega-Magazine post, Major, I hope you got all liquored up for this one! From November 17, 1956 it’s The Saturday Evening Post. This issue features the first of an eight part series, “My Dad, Walt Disney” by Diane Disney Miller. You probably won’t be seeing all eight parts here; I think I’ve only got five issues.
This photo of Walt and his family looks like a painting. I’ve noticed Mrs. Disney liked her sun glassed. I really like the Post’s logo box and “Founded in 1728 by Ben Franklin” tag line, classy publication.
Great 1950’s animation! Walt with a full load of guests, do you think they each paid 10¢ (or an “A” ticket)?
This photo has been shown elsewhere, but it sure is great shot.
Four more pages of text follow. Diane gets very detailed in this series, plenty of her words have be “recycled” in later years as truths about Walt. I think somewhere on the internet you can find the text from all eight parts.
“The Too-Proper Young Man”. I haven’t had time to read this yet, but wow, the illustrations are amazing. If anyone is interested in the rest of this article, let me know and all post it on Bonus Sunday.
Another wonderful article, beautifully illustrated and American to the core. “Yet if America is to remain free, U.S. military Air Power must continue to be superior to that of any potential aggressor”.
Are you ready for some vintage advertisements? How about fifteen of them? Yes I went nuts on the ads from this magazine, to be honest, I left some gems out, I had to because my scanner was smoking!
General Motors had three double-page ads that are my personal favorites in this issue. These are some incredible machines; IMHO these are the pinnacle of “50’s” styling for GM. 1958 would see a dreadful complete makeover for GM's Five (link) that would take a few years to recover from.
Love those colors!
Long, low and wide. "When better cars are built, Buick will build them"
Ford, “at the low Ford prices” had a whole different approach than GM. It has that “Touch of Tomorrow too”.
Dodge was in full “Swept-Wing” mode by 1957. Great design, but I think I see it rusting already in this photo.
The little guys took out double-page ads too! Studebaker has some sweet looking cars in 1957, Supercharged too! I always thought the “President” sedan looked a lot like a Cadillac.
The rambler was just ugly, sorry. In reality they were very good quality cars, probably a notch above the lower priced GM cars, but did I mention it was ugly?
Our last look at cars in 1957 is from AC, GM’s parts division. How cool is that dog driving the green Oldsmobile?
Look how happy the wife is that her husband bought her a cooking appliance so she can make him breakfast!
Seven-up I so pure go ahead and give it to babies instead of milk.
Look at the size of that cash register. This advertisement if dedicated to my fellow blogger Dave over at Pleasant Family Shopping, be sure to check out his super blog (link).
That is one of the coolest clock-radio’s I’ve ever seen.
OK, we all know smoking is deadly, gross and stupid, just don’t do it. That said, would you buy cigarettes named “SPUD”?
“Station to Station” and “Call by Number, it’s Twice as Fast”, does anyone under 40 even know what these terms mean?
“Enjay Butyl” never heard of it but I guess it’s in our daily lives and we need it, just like Zinc Oxide.