Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sepia Saturday 62: Norma Shearer, vintage Picturegoer magazine, c.1941

For my Sepia Saturday blog entry this week I've decided to go with the Picturegoer magazine again. The issue featured this week is from October 1941, and features a cover shot of the Canadian actress Norma Shearer and the usual great advertisements on the back. The 'Girls Who Cause Anxiety' headline is interesting and is about anaemia ... a headline like that in one of today's papers would be about something very different.

Front cover of Picturegoer magazine, October 1941

 Back cover of Picturegoer magazine, October 1941

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Friday, 11 February 2011

Sepia Saturday 61: Vintage Picturegoer magazine, c.1945

I was delighted earlier this week to have stumbled across a handful of Picturegoer magazines from the early to mid 1940's, and thought they would make a good contribution to a Sepia Saturday posting. Issued every other Thursday at the princely sum of three pence, the magazine featured review on all the latest films, celebrity gossip, readers' letters, and of course some fantastic adverts. The issue I've chosen to share here is the one from 1st September 1945, featuring Arturo de Cordova and Betty Hutton on the cover.

Front cover of Picturegoer, 1st September 1945

Although the image on the front cover is striking, the adverts on the back cover are fantastic. My favourite is the one in the top left for 'Odo-ro-no', underarm deodorant, which comes in two strengths ... 'regular' which lasts for 7 days, and 'instant' which lasts for 3 days.

Back cover of Picturegoes, 1st September 1945

More vintage magazines on my web site ... and don't forget to also check out my vintage postcard blog and my in search of space blog

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sepia Saturday 60 - anyone want to buy a Roller?

Unlike last week I have actually managed to follow the theme this week for Sepia Saturday. This advert is taken from the March 1959 edition of Motor Sport magazine and offers a selection of Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Bentley and Bentley cars for sale ... and all at not much more than an iPad would cost today. Some superb models here ... I wonder if any of them are still around today.

Advertisement for Simmons, 12 Rex Place, London W1, c.1959

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