Monday, June 7, 2010

LIFE JUNE 5, 1950

Dear Friends,
We are down to the last day/hours until my Birthday on June 9th!
I will announce the winner of the final giveaway Wed morning!  If you haven't entered yet you have just a few hours so go HERE

I recently purchased a copy of this magazine
LIFE magazine dated June 5, 1950
Dated just a few days before I was born!
Life magazine was a humor and general interest magazine
published from 1883 to 1936 
TIME magazine founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely to acquire the name
He launched it as a news magazine with a heavy emphasis on Photojournalism published weekly from 1936 to 1972
This cover photo is Stasia Kos
"Theater Mermaid"
I thought I would share some of the ad's from the time I was born
My scanner isn't working so I took photos
I love this ad for Jantzen swim wear
Esther Williams anyone? 
Singer Sewing Centers
 Love these outfits!!
 Ford Motor Company
 Ad for Father's Day
Lot's of June Brides

 But my favorite is 

A baby doll that cried tears....I had one as a very little girl
Such a difference in then and now!  It is fun to look at this magazine and the ads (LOTS for cigarettes and Liquor) and see
Just how much things have changed in 60 years!
 LIFE  magazine came back in 1973 and published special editons
It is the magazine published between 1936-1972 that are collectibles
I'm joining in with these parties this week
TROY at I Refuse to Recede
DIANE at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

LINDA  at Coastal Charm



miss corner cape said...

what a great find, and how sentimental! those images are just so cute, can't you just see them framed somewhere? i would love that car ad for my basement...we are sloooowly finishing it, and it's gonna be retro themed like a drive in. my dream car is a 55-57 nash metropolitan or chevy bel air. i always joke that i was born in the wrong era!

Pondside said...

I love to find old magazines - and this one is pretty special, being within days of your exact age! Happy Birthday!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the look of the striped bathing suit! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love old magazines. They are such a perfect snapshot of life at that moment. I have been collecting magazines from the 1920's (when my house was built) - so cool.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jane said...

Love the ads in those old magazines. It's fun to have one so close to your birthdate.
Hope you are enjoying your big birthday week!!

Julie Harward said...

That is amazing...those old swim suits are right back in style now! :D

Grannys Attic said...

Happy Birthday! I love old adds and seeing how time has changed so much. Blessings, Vicky

raggygirlvintage said...

So fun to look at old mags, just love the ads!

My name is PJ. said...

What a great purchase! Years ago, when they were a bit easier to come by, I bought everyone I was related to the Life magazine that was printed nearest their birthday.

Happy Birthday tomorrow. (Was I first to wish you one?) :)

Mary said...

Happy Almost Birthday! Loved seeing the Life issue with the print ads :-)

Under Her Wings said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your birthday! I love the magazine and the pictures. Takes me back to the "good ole days." Blessings, Gloria

Kathy said...

What a great way to collect something to coordinate/commemorate your birthday!
Happy Birthday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

The big day is almost here:) Thanks for coming to my party and also for the sweet comment...luv that pic of the baby doll and the "COOL" lookin swimsuit!


Douce France..... said...

That is so cool! It's simply amazing to travel back in time! Great finds! Have a lovely day!

gengen said...

Pretty collection...Happy 2nd time around...

Van said...

I'm loving the artwork and photos in that magazine! Beautiful!

Vintage Christine said...

I think I already told you that Mom would have been celebrating her 83rd birthday this coming June 15, bless her heart. If I don't get a chance to wish you a wonderful birthday tomorrow, here's an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU shout-out, girlfriend. I hope all your wishes come true--and aren't we just some badass old ladies, huh? Sixty rocks!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Linda, love the photographs, especially the swimsuit ads! Our kids gave my husband a Time Magazine that was published the year of his birth too, we treasure it!

Countdown time...woo hoo!


Sherrie said...

I love the swimsuit ads, actually the ads in general. I would scan them, print, them and then frame them. I will be back to wish you a proper Happy Birthday. Have a good day.

rose said...

old magazine have so much class i love to look at the pics

Susan said...

Hi! Linda
Just wanted to let you know, You and I share the same date for our birthday. June 9th. Happy Birthday!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a great birthday keepsake!
Get ready to party! :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Susan said...

Oh, Linda. What a trip down memory lane. I LOVED my Tiny Tears doll. Her name was Michelle and every single photo of me as a kid has that doll in my arms. We were inseparable! Ohhhhhh, that was a great find for you! Take care and enjoy your last night as a 59er!!!!!!! Watch out 60s, HERE SHE COMES! Susan

Jeanne said...

Hi Linda, your post is so much fun to view. I love the magazine and the ads. Since I am a bit older I remember these things. I was married in 1963. I am glad you are enjoying your wonderful magazine. I did too.

I would be so pleased to be included in you giveaway. Many happy returns of the day on your birthday.

Hugs, Jeanne

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Linda, this is such a great find! I love these magazines, the older the better. And it looks like it is in great condition. Fun info too!

Sarah said...

Linda, what a terrific find! That magazine is full of fun images and the perfect addition to your birthday celebration. Wishing you a Happy Birthday tomorrow! ~ Sarah

GardenofDaisies said...

the ads in the old magazines really are fun! They take you back to a different world!

Chatty Crone said...

That was so cool. Happy birthday tomorrow! sandie