Monday, March 18, 2013

A Dose of Nostalgia: Vintage Fashion and Hollywood

At Curious, we're constantly dealing with vintage pop culture 
items  -- so often that we sometimes forget how neat they are! 
In today's fast-paced consumer society, it's important to remember 
how our favored forms of entertainment have evolved, 
and how our tastes have changed.

Let's take a closer look at some of 
Curious's newly-acquired mid-century magazines...

New this week is a batch of American Girl magazines (dozens of them!) 
in very good condition, dating from the 1950s and 1960s. 
Their classic advertisements, no-nonsense advice for girls and 
charming fashion spreads make them a treat to read!

American Girl issues from the 1950s ($9.95 each)
Vintage ads and fashions from American Girl
Hollywood hunks and heart-throbs like the Beatles and the Monkees 
are still in the news, but when was the last time you heard 
someone lusting after Liz, Annette or Hayley Mills? 

Check out these groovy movie and gossip 
magazines from the 1950s and 1960s:

So, what do you do with old magazines?
All sorts of things!

A vintage magazine on your coffee table 
is an inexpensive, quirky conversation piece.

Eye-catching covers and advertisements are often framed.

Feeling crafty? With a little glue and attention to detail, 
they can be turned into fabulous works of art!

Scholars of history and sociology refer to 
magazines as primary sources, delving into the 
mindset of the magazine's intended reader.

The right magazine makes for a unique, treasured gift!
Let us help you find a magazine with a classic cover, 
published on your friend or loved one's birthday.

Visit the Curious Book Shop and browse our collection
of OVER 10,000 magazines, 
fashion catalogs and newspapers.

In addition to popular culture items, we also have a
wide selection of Time, Life, Saturday Evening Post, 
Colliers, Vogue, Women's Day (and other ladies magazines),
Look, Mother Earth News, Field & Stream,
TV Guide, Playboy, Sports Illustrated... and so much more!

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