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British matches have this cool warning on them.
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Here are the wigs that Janet's sister had 40-something years ago, and Jed wishes he had now.
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8 comments:

Janet said...

Another sad fact:
Lisa also had these as a kid, and didn't keep them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyBcXwM8EHQ

Mark Martin said...

Eyew! Did she have crushes on them, or was she that much of a tomboy?

I always thought Bonanza was creepy and slow. All that "patriarch" crap! The only thing worse was that "matriarch" crap on The Big Valley! Barbara Stanwyck was such a hardass loveless old bitch. It flummoxed me years later when I began to see her as a SEX SYMBOL in old movies.

Actually, all old TV westerns are creepy and slow. I think I kinda liked Wagon Train as a young kid, but I can't recall why.

Mark Martin said...

I just went to google to see if my memory was clear about Stanwyck starring in The Big Valley. I had forgotten the theme song, which is actually quite good. A lot of those creepy, slow old TV westerns had great theme songs! Even Bonanza!

Mark Martin said...

youtube, that is. Not google...

Janet said...

No, she was way too young to have a crush on the Cartwrights, she just liked the toys...I always thought they were really neat, too.
Actually, I was a really big tomboy as a kid. I remember being jealous of my cousin because he had the play holster and gun set from Have Gun Will Travel (Richard Boone, as Paladin). They even came with a little set of business cards that said Have Gun,Will Travel...

(oh, yeah....I mighta had a crush on Nick from The Big Valley...he was the tough guy brother who always dressed in all black).

HemlockMan said...

"Be a Brunette Be a Redhead Be a Blonde".

Be a freak.

Those are hilarious. I love old toys, especially the crap that appeared in the 50s and 60s.

Jed said...

Todays related awesome from Boing Boing:

http://www.boingboing.net/Theresa%20with%20wig_1.jpg

Jed said...

News on photo above:

The cigarette in the little girls mouth is an actual cigarette and the photo was posed and taken by her 11 year old sister with a Brownie camera.