Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Halloween is almost here! And while I don't have any photos that are super amazing, I did find this small group of faded slides from over 50 years ago. Please forgive the strange colors... these were very magenta, and restoring them did not work out quite as well as I'd hoped. But they're still fun!
Casper the Friendly Ghost is getting ready to put on some tunes, or perhaps a spooky story for kids (it says "Golden Records" on the back of the cover). No candy for you, Casper... your cartoons are bland and repetitive!
I love this robot costume... check out that mask! Presumably this is one of those Ben Cooper costumes that you could buy in a box at your local Five and Dime.
Some sort of exchange is being made her by the evil bunny and the nice lady. Is he handing her a miniature loaf of Wonder Bread? Meanwhile she has what appears to be a cupcake wrapped in cellophane. There is a basket full of traditional candy (Milky Way, one of my favorites)... I have NO idea what is going on.
Well kid, you get points for your "meta" costume. Instead of just carrying the ubiquitous Unicef donation box, why not actually BE one? Gramps is giving him a shiny buffalo nickel ("In my day you could spend all day at the bijou for five cents!"). I hope Unicef doesn't spend it all in one place. Maybe gramps gave the kid some candy too, or at least some cigarettes. PS, awesome Trick or Treat bag!
And finally, here's another mystery exchange. The pint-sized jet pilot ("Col. McCauley") is handing the lady a liverwurst sandwich or something (cookies maybe?), while she holds a small ceramic jack-o-lantern and a bag of... what? That's another great Ben Cooper costume, made of high-quality vacuum-formed plastic and flammable polyester.