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January 18, 2014

Vintage Snappy Saturday

By Sara In AZ

Ch-ch-ch changes are coming to Saturday y’all! ‘Kool Kitsch’ posts will now be permanently moved to Tuesday’s where I will be scouring both eBay and Etsy to bring you the latest and greatest in kitschy finds…some weeks it will be eBay finds and some weeks it will be Etsy finds……so be sure to come visit me this coming Tuesday to see what I’ve found!

And, don’t forget you can always follow any one – or all – of my collections on eBay to view my most current finds…but I will always save my favorites for ‘Kool Kitsch’!

Saturday posts will now be one favorite vintage image (or sometimes maybe a few images) that Ruth or I come across that we’d like to share with you all. I know that Ruth and I come across vintage pictures and ads all the time that we’d like to share with everyone, but there really isn’t a good way to do a whole post on just the one image…this will be a perfect way to share those images with everyone! Ruth and I will alternate doing the posts every week and we hope to bring y’all some fun stuff!

Onto our first ‘Snappy Saturday’ image! I don’t know why, but I have an endless fascination with all the wacky promotional stuff they did back in the 50s and 60s to hype different products…..which usually seemed to involve a lady being named “Miss” something or other. I have seen Miss Magic Marker and Miss Dura-Flash just to name a few – today we have the Slumber Siren!


Caption on the back of the photograph:


NEW YORK: Television comedian Ernie Kovacs is in the lovely company of singer Ruth Gillis (left) and movie actress Barbara Nichols at an all-night slumber party at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel in New York City. The unique “Sealy Slumber Party” featured wall-to-wall mattressing, choice of luunging pajamas, slippers and robes for the guests, and even a nightcap for the zany Kovacs.

Credit United Press Photo 9/23/55

Photograph image from eBay seller grapefruitmoongallery

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6 Responses to Vintage Snappy Saturday

  1. Marjoryt Reply

    January 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Looking at the lovely Miss Slumber Siren, I note that her toes reflect a lifetime of being squeezed into pointed shoes.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      January 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      I know Marjory….the poor thing….so sad that girls are still doing the same thing these days!

  2. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    January 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I love this idea for Saturdays!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      January 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Eartha….I think it will be a lot of fun too!

    • Lassie Reply

      January 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      yes, looking forward to Saturdays

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