Well I know one movie that won't be seen in Jenny McCarthy's house any time soon -- Star Wars. At least not once she gets a load of this pro-immunization poster from 1977, featuring C-3PO and R2-D2 on it. This is great ad copy right here: "Parents of Earth, are your children fully immunized? Make sure - call your doctor or health department today. And may the Force be with you." If only there was a vaccine to prevent midichlorians. (via eBay)
I came across one of the more unique sets of 35mm slides I've seen on eBay in some time. They purport to be from a 1960s animated business presentation film called "Who Profits from Profits?" No other information is provided, and a quick internet search for the film yielded no results. What I can confirm is that these are in fact some of the niftiest bits of vintage animation you'll see today. Even business films, with their admittedly short shelf life, were animated with more care than most commercial or entertainment productions today. If anyone has any information on this film please let let me know, I'd love to see it.
One of my favorite past-times is combing the vast archive of press wire photos on eBay. I've found all sorts of neat things there, but one of my current obsessions is old automobile press photography. So here is the first of what I hope will be many galleries featuring ten classic American cars, mainly from the mid-century period. Apologies in advance if I get some of the years or models wrong -- I can only go off what the original auction listed. Also, those marks you see on some of the photos are original editorial markings, so you know these are 100% real! For much more detailed looks at classic American cars, check out my ad galleries for the 1970 Dodge, 1975 Chevrolet, and 1982 AMC lineups. (Click on any picture for the full size.) If anyone can tell me what the model is