Monday, June 30, 2014

BOOTS and Her New 1966 Fashions

 March 20, 1966.
January 30, 1966.  The year is 1966 and BOOTS and Rod, her husband, are travelling to Oxford, England where they will meet a young policeman named Endeavor Morse.

Hooray!  ENDEAVOR series 2 has begun on PBS.  I like everybody in the cast especially the actors that play Endeavor and Thursday.    Still, neither ENDEAVOR nor LEWIS, as good as they are, can come close to the original MORSE, the best ever police drama.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

BEAUTY Paper Doll

January 1926.  Here is a paper doll of BEAUTY from the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast".  This newspaper paper doll is from the Color Cut-Outs series.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


 March 10, 1967.  A movie coloring contest for John Wayne's "THE ALAMO".
1975 - 1978.  A big TEXAS hug to Mr. Phil Collins.  Thank you so much for your gift to the ALAMO Museum.  The first rock concert I ever went to was January 1975 and the concert was THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY.  I was 13 years old and I had never seen anyone as strange as Peter Gabriel.  Phil Collins, with a wild mane of hair, was hidden behind the drum kit during most of the concert.  After Peter Gabriel left the band, Phil Collins took center stage.  The photo above was taken by my brother and it shows Phil Collins at the mike and Tony Banks at the keyboards.  I also saw the band several times in the 1980's.  Mr. Collins made this TEXAN very happy in the past with great times at concerts and very happy today when he gave his collection to the ALAMO museum.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

THE JUNGLE BOOK Coloring Contest

February 08, 1968.  Have fun coloring this scene from Walt Disney's animated classic, "THE JUNGLE BOOK".


1931.  Here is a pretty paper doll of comic strip heroine "DIANA DANE".

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Boy and Girls The World Over - SIAM by J. Carroll Mansfield

 May 27, 1934.  Boys and Girls The World Over series.  This girl and boy represent the country of SIAM.  Color and cut out them out and add to your collection.

CLEO Paper Doll from Brenda Starr Comic Strip

February 03, 1952.  Here is CLEO of Egypt, a paper doll from the BRENDA STARR comic strip.

Monday, June 16, 2014

More BOOTS Paper Dolls from 1966

 March 27, 1966.
March 13, 1966.  More BOOTS paper dolls to color and cut out from 1966.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

MOPSY Paper Dolls

 January 04, 1959.
March 29, 1959.  Paper doll fun from the comic strip "MOPSY" by Gladys Parker.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


 March 1976.  McCall's Magazine, page 57.  A very pretty Farrah Fawcett in an ad for Wella Balsam Shampoo.  I remember using that shampoo.
 1979.  I went to lots of movie screenings when I was a teenager.  I would call in to different radio stations here in Houston and win tickets to go to local screenings.  The radio stations would give away posters, T-shirts, movie cards (such as this one) and other assorted goodies at the movies - big fun!  SUNBURN was one of the movies I won tickets to go see.  A rather silly movie which only required that Farrah look good.  Eventually Farrah received movie roles in which she proved she was a good actress and not just a pretty face.  I truly admired how this Texan battled against her cancer - a battle she unfortunately  lost.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Old Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Cut-Out Toy

October 03, 1926.  Fill OLD MOTHER HUBBARD'S cupboard full of good things to eat for her and her dog, BINGO.  Just follow the directions and have fun with this toy cut-out.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Wicked Water-Sprite, Little Brother, Magical Water-Cat and Other Cut-Out Props from THE WATER SPRITE.

 July 30 & 31 and August 01, 1925.  Here is the Wicked Water-Sprite.  Color her dresses to look as much like water as possible and don't forget to color her cloak of swiftness.  If you have read the tale of THE WATER-SPRITE then you know the purpose of the bucket and ax.
 August 03 thru August 05, 1925.  Little Brother paper doll is ready to join his sister.  How can they escape from the wicked Water-Sprite?  Maybe the magical Water-Cat can help!
August 06 thru August 08, 1925.  Here are the Magical Water-Cat, a comb, a brush and a mirror and the well outside the children's home.  How did the Magical Water-Cat use the comb, brush and mirror to help the children escape?  The well represents the lesson Little Brother and Little Sister learned from their ordeal - To stay away from the edge of the well.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Little Sister Paper Doll from THE WATER SPRITE

July 27 thru July 29, 1925.  Time to  dust off your book of fairy tales and reread the story of THE WATER SPRITE.  Here is Little Sister paper doll all ready to act out the story.  Tomorrow I will post the Evil Water Sprite, Little Brother and The Magical Water Cat.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


 October 08, 1983.  "Here's an action scene for you to color as two Justice Leaguers aid the Man of Steel!  You'd better have a GREEN crayon ready because there are a lot of things that color in this picture.  How many can you find?"  Superman gets help from the Green Lantern and the Green Arrow as Lex Luther does his thing.
February 19, 1983.  "Jimmy Olsen is also a master of disguise and often hides his real identity in order to cover a big story!  Here are Jimmy's normal clothes, plus his private eye and cowboy disguises.  Color them all and cut them out!  Then you can send Jimmy in search of scoops!  Paste Jimmy on cardboard and save him!  Future Sunday Specials will feature other members of our Superman family!"

Saturday, June 7, 2014

MARY AND HER LAMB Cut-Outs, minus the lamb

March 30, 1925 through April 04, 1925.  MARY and Her Lamb cut-outs to color.  The lamb did not print well so I left him out.  Any cute lamb cut-out can play the part as long as his fleece is as white as snow.

Friday, June 6, 2014

BOOTS Looking Good in 1966.

February 27, 1966.  Enjoy BOOTS and have a great weekend.


May 18, 1919.  RED CROSS AMBULANCE WITH ITS DRIVER CAN BE MADE WITH THESE CUT-OUTS.  This series of newspaper cut-outs ran for several months.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

An 1897 Newspaper Paper Doll

 July 18, 1897.  Here is a pretty paper doll to try to attempt to put together.  I am going to give it a try, and if I am successful I will take a picture and post it.

Monday, June 2, 2014