Monday, June 20, 2011

Movieland and TV Time - September 1959

Welcome to Magazine Monday. From September 1959 it’s the Movieland and TV Time Magazine.

Jumping ahead to one of the advertisements, the two leads in “Blue Denim” are also the stars of the Disneyland article.

Follow Carol Lynley and Brandon de Wilde (stars of “Blue Denim”) as they visit Disneyland. What’s kind of construction is going on in the background of the Autopia (“racer”) picture, the Mattherhorn maybe? Part of Fantasyland is described as a “Show booth on Disneyland’s Midway”. Who wrote this?

The “Jungle Boat Ride” looks almost as fun as the “Jungle Cruise”. Carol sits for an “unusual cut-out portrait” or as we call it a “silhouette” as in the Silhouette Shop – that place Carol is sitting! I’m thinking the author of this article had never actually been to Disneyland.

There’s a few full page color photos of 1959’s hottest stars, let’s take a look. Frankie Avalon wins the coolest shoes award!

David Nelson showing that he’s not a kid anymore.

Edd Byrnes doesn’t look so “Kookie” here does he?

Check out Liz Taylor’s outfit in the photo on the left, she wins the best dressed female award for 1959!

File this under most stupid question of 1959.

There are only a few full page advertisements in this magazine, here’s another one for a motion picture. I’ve never heard of this movie, but I sure am familiar with that 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car! Car buffs might recognize that car as the 1966 Batmobile since it’s the same car (link).

Super dress fashions circa 1959.

Is this what’s under those dresses?


Connie Moreno said...

Holy smokes, where do I begin????
Yes, some dope wrote the commentary for those photos. "carnival spirit"??? Sheesh!

Major Pepperidge said...

Love that Ford Futura! Did you know that George Barris bought this one ( from Ford for $1 to make it into the Batmobile?? I would have given Ford at least $3.

ericpaddon said...

Yep, Liz and Eddie sure had a "strange future" ahead of them!