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MCM Furniture AND Bowling In “The Golden Years”

MCM Furniture AND Bowling In “The Golden Years”

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By RetroRuth Prepare to be blown away by some awesome MCM design in this fun little film about the wonders of bowling in the 1960’s.  This great piece comes, once again, from the Prelinger Archives and is basically a giant commercial for Brunswick. But you don’t hear me complaining. The…

A Tuna-Stravaganza For Our Tuna-Tastic Contest!!

A Tuna-Stravaganza For Our Tuna-Tastic Contest!!

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So, if you haven’t seen it by now, The Mid-Century Menu is having another contest! This time, we are doing a fun theme, “Let’s Sing A Tune to Tuna”, which promises to be both wonderful and eerily-awful based on the submissions I have gotten thus far. Tom and I totally…

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…

Where’s My White Thumb? Vintage Gold Medal Ad

Where’s My White Thumb? Vintage Gold Medal Ad

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Love her little apartment kitchen!…