Clear up your skin. Get popular. Dancing is pretty much the answer to everything. So you will want to know all about Arthur Murray’s Popularity Book (1944), which has recently been reprinted by Osprey/Oldhouse. The review’s over on Kitchen Retro - I can tell you, however, that not only will this book clear up your face, but if you want to get ahead at Uriah Q. Minkelmotter’s ice cream factory (and with a name like that, why wouldn’t you?), this book will show you how.
The ad above is from 1937 via Amazon.
(And many thanks to Old House/Osprey for sending me this - it was terrific!)

Clear up your skin. Get popular. Dancing is pretty much the answer to everything. So you will want to know all about Arthur Murray’s Popularity Book (1944), which has recently been reprinted by Osprey/Oldhouse. The review’s over on Kitchen Retro - I can tell you, however, that not only will this book clear up your face, but if you want to get ahead at Uriah Q. Minkelmotter’s ice cream factory (and with a name like that, why wouldn’t you?), this book will show you how.

The ad above is from 1937 via Amazon.

(And many thanks to Old House/Osprey for sending me this - it was terrific!)

Marvin’s reliance on his electric bow tie did not really improve his social standing that much. Or, really, at all.

psaaok:

"Be the life of the party!"
Amazing Electric Light Bow Tie.  Printed in Hit Comics, Issue #57, March 1949. Source
Marvin’s reliance on his electric bow tie did not really improve his social standing that much. Or, really, at all.

psaaok:

"Be the life of the party!"

Amazing Electric Light Bow Tie.  Printed in Hit Comics, Issue #57, March 1949. 
Source

Might as well face it, you’re addicted to ties.

rfndlife:

So many flavors.
Might as well face it, you’re addicted to ties.

rfndlife:

So many flavors.

No one really wants to take the Last Train to Slacksville. And even if they did, it’s not like they can actually walk anywhere in those pants.

No one really wants to take the Last Train to Slacksville. And even if they did, it’s not like they can actually walk anywhere in those pants.

As used by Mrs. Henny Youngman, who has really had enough of that “Take my wife - please!” joke.

As used by Mrs. Henny Youngman, who has really had enough of that “Take my wife - please!” joke.

Marvin’s big home economics presentation was not going to raise his final grade quite so much as he had hoped. Possibly because most people in the room had fallen asleep in the first hour.
retrohound:

Your government dollars at work!

Marvin’s big home economics presentation was not going to raise his final grade quite so much as he had hoped. Possibly because most people in the room had fallen asleep in the first hour.

retrohound:

Your government dollars at work!

Groucho should have said: “I refuse to be in any ad that would have me for a member.” Unless there was some sort of dirty laundry joke involved, maybe.

Groucho should have said: “I refuse to be in any ad that would have me for a member.” Unless there was some sort of dirty laundry joke involved, maybe.

A Happy Time not only costs fifty cents more west of the Mississippi, but also requires you to wear ill fitting pants while balancing on stilts.

ghostsareassholes:

Do not taunt Happy-Time stilts.
A Happy Time not only costs fifty cents more west of the Mississippi, but also requires you to wear ill fitting pants while balancing on stilts.

ghostsareassholes:

Do not taunt Happy-Time stilts.

(via boohooray)

This is pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me, Millie thought, as she winked flirtatiously in the general direction of the Fiesta Scrambled Eggs.

This is pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me, Millie thought, as she winked flirtatiously in the general direction of the Fiesta Scrambled Eggs.

(Source: docinla)

Everything goes with a Hydrox cookie, absolutely everything. Except maybe an Oreo.
Which little chocolate sandwich cookie came first? And why would you call a cookie a name better suited to wash powder or a comic book evil planet? For the answers to these and other questions!!! (no, not really) please check out my post over on Kitchen Retro.

Everything goes with a Hydrox cookie, absolutely everything. Except maybe an Oreo.

Which little chocolate sandwich cookie came first? And why would you call a cookie a name better suited to wash powder or a comic book evil planet? For the answers to these and other questions!!! (no, not really) please check out my post over on Kitchen Retro.