Posts Tagged ‘1960’


Winnie the Pooh has been livening up the children’s hour for twenty years. Now ACE figures it’s about time the adults had some comparable entertainment. So here’s Winnie Graham, even cuter than the original!

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Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  are against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted 😉

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This is my lunch box from ground school. I got it when I started in 1960. It should prove I’m the type of guy that doesn’t throw away things – Ted 😉

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876_bandara_00Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, widow of Ceylon’s assassinated prime minister Solomon Bandaranaike, has become the world’s first woman prime minister. Her Sri Lanka Freedom Party won a resounding victory in the general election taking 75 out of 150 seats.Mrs Bandaranaike only entered politics after her husband was shot by an extremist Buddhist on 26 September 1959.

She has become known as the "weeping widow" for frequently bursting into tears during the election campaign and vowing to continue her late husband’s socialist policies. This week’s election was called after Dudley Senanayake’s United National Party failed to produce a working majority after winning elections in March.

Aristocratic by birth

Mrs Bandaranaike was born into the Ceylon aristocracy and her husband was a landowner. She was educated by Roman Catholic nuns at St Bridget’s school in the capital, Colombo, and is a practising Buddhist. She married in 1940 aged 24 876_bandara_01and has three children – and until her husband’s death seemed content in her role as mother and retiring wife. Her SLFP aims to represent the "little man" although its policies during the campaign were not clear.

Mr Bandaranaike attributed her success to the "people’s love and respect" for her late husband and urged her supporters to practise "simple living, decorum and dignity".

Her husband came to power in 1955, eight years after independence, and declared himself a Buddhist which appealed to nationalists. But his government was wracked by infighting among Sinhalese and Tamils and lacked direction. Mrs Bandaranaike inherits a country in a state of flux and her party’s proposed programme of nationalisation may bring her into conflict with foreign interests in commodities like tea, rubber and oil.

In context:

Sirimavo Bandaranaike made Sinhalese the language of government – which angered the minority Tamils – and brought schools under state secular control. She lost the 1965 election after her unpopular alliance with Trotskyites but returned to power in 1970.

Ceylon was made a republic in 1972 and renamed Sri Lanka.

876_bandara_02Unemployment, inflation, food shortages and ethnic tensions continued to escalate and even the nationalisation of tea and rubber in 1975 did not help the economy.The SLFP lost the 1977 election and in 1980 Mrs Bandaranaike was found guilty of misuse of power and forced out of parliament.

Her daughter, Chandrika Kumaratunge, was elected president in 1994 and appointed her mother prime minister, by now a largely ceremonial position.

After 40 years in office she resigned on 10 August 2000. Exactly two months later she died, aged 84, of a heart attack.

Text from BBC’s OnThisDay

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One would think that there was a close relationship between the NSU and the NSU-Fiat companies, but this is not the case. In the late twenties, the majority shareholder in NSU, Jacob Schapiro, held a number of different business interests. He brokered a deal wherein NSU of Neckarsulm would merge with his various companies, which promptly proceeded to go south. This deal caused grave financial difficulties for NSU, so it was decided that the recently built NSU factory in Heilbronn was to be sold. Fiat purchased the plant, which came with NSU shares and the NSU name. Fiat had no dealings whatsoever with NSU in Neckarsulm itself, as the Heilbronn plant and name was purchased from Dresden banks. Fiat, under the name NSU-Fiat, agreed to finish the remaining NSU cars in the new plant and then to manufacture and distribute Fiat cars from there. NSU in Neckarsulm would manufacture only two-wheelers until the mid-fifties, when they returned to car building with the Prinz.

During the thirties, NSU-Fiat at Heilbronn distributed imported Italian Fiats and produced German versions of the Italian Ballila, the Topolino, the 1100, and the 1500, which were bodied by local firms, mostly Drauz and Weinsberg. The Weinsberg roadster on the Topolino chassis was particularly attractive. Post-war, they built the 500C Topolino, the 600 Jagst sedans (171,355 examples), and the 500 Weinsbergs, as well as the 850 Adria, the 1100, and the 1400/1900 series.

In 1955, NSU of Neckarsulm was the world’s largest producer of motorcycles, but they saw the market going soft and began the development of a car that became the Prinz in 1958. To avoid confusion between the two companies, NSU-Fiat changed its name to Neckar, after the nearby river, although cars usually continued to carry the NSU-Fiat badge.

Text and images from RMauctions

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img_002headingParis has long been the world’s number one style centre, dictating female fashion in all civilized parts of the globe. There is a very good reason for this – the mademoiselles de Paris are a sexy, high fashion lot to begin with. It is only natural that they should be clothed with the most imaginative and tasteful flair for style in the world.

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Some more interesting information received by message from Shannon Moeser, once known as Gloria Dawn who modelled herself in the early sixties:
If this was published in a 60s French Frills magazine, there is a good chance that the photos were taken by Elmer Batters, and the model, of course, would have been living in Los Angeles. I appeared in French Frills, Vol 3 (1963).

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A beautiful advert for the BSA Sunbeam scooter (also sold as the Triumph Tigress), as it appeared on the rear cover of the 17 November 1960 issue of The Motorcycle magazine. Unfortunately, reliability was not as good as it’s looks.


Text and images from VintageStuff

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Here is the nite time garment inspired by the fashions of the palaces of the near East, where often hundreds of women compete to attract one man.


Just notice how the soft lace of the top caresses her bare shoulders, softly encloses to conceal yet reveal. Then watch how the harem pants fall in sheer curves and folds from the hips to the ankles, teasingly caressing the thighs with each little movement, ever revealing startling new aspects of charms. Made of nylon in sheer bewitching black or daring, fiery, filmy red. Only $6.95. Shipped In plain wrapper. State bust and waist size. Send no money. Order C.O.D. and pay postman on delivery plus postage. Save by sending payment. We pay postage.

Smoothee Co., Dept. PH-87, Lynbrook. N.Y.

Ad published in Whisper, March, 1960
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KTM sold out its share for the first time in 1955 to a businessman named, Ernst Kronreif and result he bought the major part of the company. As as result, the consortium was renamed to Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. In 1957, KTM launched its very first moped, the Mecky. Followed by Ponny in 1960 and Ponny II in 1962. Meanwhile, KTM also molded bikes for racing. Unfortunately, the major stake holder, Kronreif died in 1960 and so the founder of KTM, Trunkenploz in 1962.

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Ginger Young is a red-haired, green-eyed, grandly structured (36-23-36) girl, whose shapely legs were carrying her up the ladder of success as an actress. She appeared on the Jerry Lewis Show, the Steve Allen Show, a Ford Spectacular and Murder, Inc., among other TV entertainments, and was seen (via special film clip) in the posh stage musical Pink Jungle, which did not reach Broadway because the star (another Ginger named Rogers) took exception to Agnes Moorehead’s out-of-town rave notices.


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From the Norwegian magazine "NÅ" – No 23 – June 4th 1960
Soroya is a queen yet again, but this time a smiling and happy "royalty" – the shining centre of the carnival in Seville.


Soroya, the queen of the carnival with her courting escort, the ever so rich Madrid banker Munoz Botin.

Soroya, once married to the Shah of Persia has been disobedient. According to an arrangement between the two she should stay out of the lime light if he is present. But while he was in Europe, she let herself be crowned a queen – only the queen of a carnival, but still.
Three whole days she was the centre of attention in Seville’s annual carnival. she looked lovelier than ever.
The sad smile that used to play on her lips was gone, there was life and joy in the once so sad eyes. Soroya laughed, drank champagne and flirted.
In the carnival parade she was seated in a beautiful open carriage with a handsome man at he side. She blew kisses to the crowds and threw flowers to the people along the route.
But what has happened? What has caused this obvious breach of her contract with the Shah.
I was told to leave Munich, when my former brother-in-law came to town. I was told that according to our arrangement, I could not stay in the same town as he.
I left, but as I was forced to do so, I preferred to go alone and to a place of my own choosing. From now on I intend to do as I please.


Is it Botin’s healthy economy that has made Soroya break her agreement with the Shah. Until now she has been dependent on his very generous alimony.


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Article from the American magazine LIFE – 11 Jan 1960

As a Matisse odalisque, Dina lounges in silk culottes (Pembroke Squires, $45) one of the 1930 fashions which are being revived, Pattern on bed is reminiscent of those frequently used by Matisse.


Petty girl Dina Merrill, as she might have been drawn by pin-up Artist George Petty, wears a long pink velvet evening coat with a white fox collar (Scassi, $975). Diamonds are by Van Clecf & Arpels.

Only a triple-threat woman could do the job-wear the entire gamut of spring styles, pose as ladies who caught the eyes of artists over three centuries and look lovely. Photographer Milton Greene found her in the person of Dina Merrill. Miss Merrill is beautiful, has been a top fashion model and is now a successful movie actress, starring in Operation Petticoat. Here, in scenes that duplicate works of painters from Goya to George Petty, she combines her talents and good looks for photographs that look satisfyingly like the portraits that inspired them.

Quite aside from her professional reputation, Miss Merrill has high standing in the fashion world. Daughter of Mrs. Merriweather Post, Washington social leader and heiress to a cereal fortune, she has repeatedly been on the list of world’s best-dressed women. Although she gives the clothes in these pictures the flavor of the 18th and 19th centuries, they are not fancy costumes. They all come from the early spring collections. Some of them reflect the latest fashion news, like the 1930ish bell-bottomed culottes (opposite). Others show the wide range of styles that will be available, from demure party dresses to the deep-plunging skinny black evening dresses worn hy vamps of every generation.

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Left: Madame X by John Singer Sargent is interprented by Dina wearing a low-cut black crepe evening dress with short train ( Esteveez $125 ) She wears her hair piled high on top of her hesd a style that was popular in the 1890s and which has become stylish again to day.

Right: Patrician Spanish child, Don Manuel Osorio de Zuñiga, was the subject of a famous painting by Gloya, Dina wears a very similar red wool trousers suit (Scaasi, $275) but changes the child’s expression to one suggesting the arrogance and hauteur of a flamenco dancer.


Flapper girl is just as John Held Jr. would have sketched her. She even carries a long cigarette holder and a flask. Dina’s outfit, which is designed by Jax, consist of a stripped knit tank top ($25) a pleated white flannel skirt ($70) reminicent of the heyday of the 20’s.


Nana, a portrait by Edouard Manet, is recreated by Dina wearing a sheer cotton party dress (Jane Derby $365) trimmed with lace ruffles and pink ribbon. The background which closely duplicates that in the original work was designed by artist Joe Eula.



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sex EBONY jan 1960

This one-column ad caught my eyes in an issue of EBONY from 1960 and I must admit that I was rather surprised to see someone talking about sex this openly back then, particularly about sex “perspiration”. On the other hand, it is nice to know there are deodorants that works wonders even when it comes to sweat caused by sexual excitement, don’t you think. Besides, I have all the faith in the world in a special ingredient called perstop. It is such a scientific word, couldn’t have come from anywhere else but a scientist……  lol.

From the American Magazine Ebony – January 1960


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First row from the left: Miss World 1960 Norma Capagli – Argentina, Margaret Pasquill – Australia, Huberte Box – Belgium, Dalia Monasterios – Bolivia, Maria Edilene Torreao – Brasil, Ma Sein Aye – Burma, Danica d’Hondt – Canada, Mary Mavropoulos – Cyprus, Lisa Bodin – Denmark, Marie Rosa Rodriquez – Ecuador, Margrethe Schauman – Finland, Diane Medina – France, Ingun Helgard Moeckel – Germany, Carina Veerbek – Holland, Kristin Torvaldsdottir – Iceland, Irene Kane – Ireland, Gila Golan _ Israel
Second row from the left: Layla Ragazzi – Italy, Eiko Murai – Japan, Eriny Emilie Sabella – Jordan, Jasmine Batty – Kenya, Lee Hung Hie – Corea, Liliane Mueller – Luxemburgh, Rajaobelina Bodovoahangy – Madagaskar, Carmen Isabel Recalda – Nicaragua, Grethe Solhøy – Norway, Jenny Lee Scott – Rhodesia, Denise Kuir – South Africa, Concepicon Molinero – Spain, Barbro Gunilla Olsson – Sweden, Carmen Leslie Woodcock – Tanganika, Hilda Fairclough – Great Britain, Beatriz Benitez – Uruguay, Vivian Driggert – USA.

01522_misw_01 The girl who won, Norma Capagli from Argentina. The competition was very hard, so she is beautiful what ever you may think.
Miss Canada dressed in her country’s famous police uniform. We don’t doubt it for a second – She always gets her man.
19 year old Denise Muir represented South Africa. Where is Africa’s own girls in this show.
01522_misw_02 Two smiling misses from Scandinavia arriving at the airport in London, Karin Schauman from Finland and Barbro Gunilla Olsson from Sweden.
01522_misw_04 One of the blondest misses of them all came from Africa, her name is Jenny Lee Scott from Rhodesia.
Miss Kenya, 21 years old Jasmine Batty. Another blond from the African continent.

From the Norwegian magazine “NÅ”
No 46 – November 12th 1960


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