Saturday, September 13, 2014
Digging through a box of vintage slides is an interesting experience. You can see hundreds and hundreds of family photos, and most are pretty dull, but occasionally one will stand out from the rest. Like today's examples!
I love this one, with two ladies out for an evening of fun (with their husbands, presumably). The woman to the right went the extra mile with her sparkly ensemble and white gloves! But what I really like is that they are at a tiki-themed establishment (A bar? Nightclub? Restaurant?), and are risking having their hands bitten off by that ferocious fellow. I wonder if he was purchased from "Oceanic Arts" in Whittier? The slide was undated, but is probably from the early 60's, and is possibly from Southern California.
Here's another SoCal scene (in fact, all of today's are from California, which was completely unintentional) - this time from 1958. Which is cool, because it shows pool party (very "Mad Men in Los Angeles") with a couple using Hula Hoops. 1958 happens to be the first year that Hula Hoops were a real craze, selling over 25 million hoops in less than four months!
And finally, I like this one with a pretty mom and her adorable daughter, and their boneless cat. It reminds me of photos from the boxes out in my parent's garage, showing a time when houses with big green lawns was almost a "given" for most folks. Pink oleander flowers are a familiar sight in SoCal.