Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FIND THE HEAD OF THE MYSTERIOUS HEADLESS HORSEMAN


I was happy to find this excellent illustration of the Headless Horseman in a 1931 issue of Needlecraft Magazine. You never know where you're going to unearth a Halloween nugget. This Headless Horseman is probably glad to be released from that old musty magazine. I hope he doesn't wreck havoc searching for a head on the internet highway. My apologies if he does.   


Ride Headless Horseman, ride!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

HALLOWEEN WALLPAPER: THE BEYOND #1


Warning! I'm not responsible if this werewolf monster jumps out of your computer monitor and wrecks havoc. This one comes from The Beyond #1 comic from 1950. Click on the 1920x1080 image and save it... if you dare.

CASTLE VLAD: VLAD'S ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY


It's a Castle Vlad time warp from Vlad's teen dance party from the 1960's. Thought to be lost forever, this rescued episode includes the never before seen Zombie Hop...IN COLOR!






Sunday, October 19, 2014

1944 THE FAMILY CIRCLE HALLOWEEN COVER


Here's a fun WWII era Halloween cover from The Family Circle. It doesn't have anything related to Halloween inside, but it does have an interesting two page article on special effects man, Lee Zavitz.



Friday, October 17, 2014

THE INVISIBLE MAN WEARS HANES UNDERWEAR


Today, I just discovered one more Invisible Man pitching for a product. This time, he's known as the Invisible Hanes Man for Hanes underwear. I like how this commercial went with the H.G. Wells version unlike the Scotch Magic Tape Invisible Man. Crazy that we had two invisible men running around in the world of commercials back in the 70s.



I did some digging and found this one page article out of Broadcasting Magazine about the making of the commercial. Apparently this is the second commercial. 





HALLOWEEN WALLPAPER: SKELETON HAND #1


Here's to a horrific Halloween hoedown! This wallpaper was created from the comic issue, Skeleton Hand #1. Put a monster party in your computer monitor with this 1920x1080 image. Just click and make it your own!

CODE 10 HAIR DRESSING "IT'S INVISIBLE, MAN!"


Yesterday, I showed you one of my favorite ads growing up, the Invisible Man for Scotch Magic Tape. In 2012, when I originally blogged about the Scotch Tape Invisible Man, I listed a few other famous invisible men from pop culture. One of those invisible men was from a 1960s commercial for Code 10 Hair Dressing. At the time, I wasn't able to link to a commercial online.


 Recently I noticed a commercial finally showed up on YouTube! So here's Code 10's Invisible Man.


This commercial is probably from 1963 and I like how it plays up the whole spy fad of that era. The invisible spy is reminiscent to 1942's Invisible Agent from Universal Pictures. 


Wow, that Code 10 must have been powerful stuff. This magazine ad from 1963 says it "inflames women and infuriates inferior men."