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The Space Age Look of Forbidden Planet

The Space Age Look of Forbidden Planet

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By RetroRuth So, I discovered a few things while watching the classic movie, Forbidden Planet, the other night: 1) The costumes and sets are deliciously space age/atomic. 2) The young Leslie Nielson was also surprisingly delicious. See? He even makes talking into a ridiculous space-microphone look good.  Or maybe he…

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

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By RetroRuth Yep, that’s right. These girls are in giant boxes. You see, they’re mail-order girls, ordered by Ted Jones in “Oskosh”, WI (yep, it’s spelled wrong in the film) who wants a wife, but wants to have his choice of women mailed to him. In the end, he decides…

Vintage Video: Rural Civil Defense Spots From 1965

Vintage Video: Rural Civil Defense Spots From 1965

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Or How Marionettes Can Teach Us About Atomic Safety By RetroRuth While watching hilarious vintage commercials on the Internet Archive, I came across this great set of Civil Defense spots from the 1960’s that were made for rural areas and used creepy puppets to get the point across. They were…

The Step-Saving Kitchen: A Vintage Video

The Step-Saving Kitchen: A Vintage Video

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I totally adore this video. It is produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Motion Picture Service, Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics to show farm wives how to modernize their kitchens. If you want to know how to lay out a completely efficient, self-sufficient kitchen, this will show…

Why Not Live? A 1930’s Safety Film From The Red Cross

Why Not Live? A 1930’s Safety Film From The Red Cross

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It’s a good question, isn’t it??? It will give you something to think about next time you contemplate doing something reckless! Check out this vintage film for a little bit of crazy driving, some snakebites, ax accidents, stove flare-ups, people falling out of canoes and little kids sticking their fingers…