Friday, October 30, 2009
This newspaper coloring contest for the movie "THEM" appeared on June 12, 1954. Review for the movie from Leonard Maltin's Guide - Them! (1954)****Director: Gordon Douglas. Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens. First-rate 1950's sci-fi about giant ant mutations running wild in the Southwest. Intelligent script (by Ted Sherdeman, from George Worthing Yates' story) extremely well directed, with memorable climax in the L.A. sewers. Fess Parker has a small but memorable role. Look fast for Leonard Nimoy at a teletype machine.
Little Jack Jelf is fit to play baseball since eating his carrots and spinach. This Modern Mother Goose Cut-Out by Addie R. Woodruff appeared in newspapers on March 10, 1940.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Twin Centers Mall in Oxnard, California held a "Color Wanda the Witch" contest for Halloween. This color page and entry form appeared in an Oxnard newspaper on October 17, 1977. I like the cat sitting on Wanda's back - I have named him Lewis. My mom, Wanda, has two brother cats named Morse and Lewis (is you like Mystery on PBS you will recognize the names) and Lewis is her main man.
Monday, October 26, 2009
This newspaper coloring contest appeared in a Connecticut newspaper on December 05, 1955. The 10 winners received a pair of guest tickets to see the movie "Tarantula". A review of the movie from Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide - Tarantula (1955) *** Director: Jack Arnold. Starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Eddie Parker. Scientist Carroll's new growth formula works a little too well, and pretty soon there's a humongous spider chewing up the countryside. One of the best giant-insect films, with fast pacing, convincing special effects, and interesting subplot detailing formula's effect on humans. That's Clint Eastwood as the jet squadron leader in the final sequence.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
"Billy and Kitty Kat Spend A Day At The Seashore" paper dolls appeared in an Indiana newspaper on September 24, 1922. I believe that the artist name is C. J. Colle. I was not sure what the little owl looking thing at the bottom of the page was - so I did not color it.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Hush Puppies Shoes held a coloring contest for children in 1971. First prize was a week at Disneyland.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
"Liddle Biddle Peep" is from my childhood favorite paper doll set - The Liddle Kiddles. This paper doll set is based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes, published by Mattel in 1968. Tape was a very important part of my paper doll collection when I was a child - heads, arms and legs were always coming off the dolls.