FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE...beware yon spoilers!

Apr 20, 2010

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from Famous Monsters of Filmland 1965 Yearbook. Cover price: $0.60. 1-year subscription: $3.00. Also, from the same issue: holy crap look what they did in the old days.

12 comments:

JA said...

I was just complaining the other day that they always make you do the assembly yourself with the dead monkey kits.

Stacie Ponder said...

To "muffins", who wanted to leave a comment- your link didn't work.

Andre said...

OMG.... Muffins must be so embarrassed. Wait weren't they in the Scare-ening chat room? Poor Muffins : (

Bill Walsh said...

Awesome picture of Chaney, Stacie. Thanks for the good resolution. Did I ever tell you about the novel I was kicking around with LAM as the Macguffin?

B-Sol said...

"Lon Chaney Shall Not Die" was kind of a running thing with Forry Ackerman, I think. Chaney was a major influence on him as a kid, and he did a lot to champion him as a major horror icon, making sure fans never forgot him since he died so prematurely.

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

"Fascinating fun for the entire family"

Families that torment monkeys together stay together!

MaxTheSilent said...

Cripes! Were they selling monkey from the back pages of Archie comics back then, like those shonky-ass X-ray glasses?

I truly was born in the wrong time.

ladracul said...

I wonder how many parents actually said YES to that monkey...I'm guessing 0.

spazmo said...

I'm changing my craigslist ad to include the phrase "leash and collar free! (Stripey diapers negotiable)"

Also, I think "muffins" may secretly be a mail-order monkey.

John Seal said...

Unfortunately, monkeys were not available for shipment to Canada. U.S. only, please!

Chris Otto said...

Wow. Those are two terrific scans. Speaking of great old ads, we're going through a sea monkey phase right -- my co-worker had some at her desk and a friend of mine had some at home. Both colonies died in terrible spilling accidents, their lifeless bodies ground into the rug like pepper or cayenne.

Stacie Ponder said...

Aww. I worked at a marine science center for a while and brine shrimp were kept as food for fish. I could never get over the fact that they were seas monkeys...although it was disappointing that none of them wore crowns, nor did they live in a castle like the advertisement promised.