Day-into-Date Dresses

We look fabulous! Let hold hands...

These girls are looking very gay in their Day-into-Date Dresses! Simply switch the skirt to go from a “day into date” look. The dress is made out of “Cloud-soft classics of Cohama Velgado, a new wonder-blend of Acrilan and Rayon that looks and feels like lightweight Wool Flannel.” And ladies, it’s washable, too! They have four colors to choose from – Beige, Emerald Green, Lilac or Coppertone.

(Don’t you just love the word “wonder-blend?”)

From the Montgomery Ward 1961 Fall/Winter Catalog

TCM Today: The Agony And The Ecstasy (1965)

The Agony And The Ecstasy Film Poster

Pope Julius II: When will you make an end?
Michelangelo: When I am finished!

Nominated for five Academy Awards, this film is based on the 1961 biographical novel by Irving Stone (who also wrote “Lust for Life”). It stars Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. This film covers the struggle between Michelangelo and the pope over the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

This film has many great quotes, including “You dare to dicker with your pontiff?” and “We are harlots always peddling beauty at the doorsteps of the mighty.” This is a long one, so make sure that you have plenty of popcorn!

12:00pm EST / 9:00am PSTTCM: The Agony And The Ecstasy
{ Not rated, 140 min., color }

Scene where Michelangelo finds out what Pope Julius II
has in store for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Hats, Gloves and Shoes (1964)

Hats, Gloves and Shoes (1964)

From the Montgomery Ward 1964 Spring/Summer Catalog

I heard the phrase, “You can never have enough hats, gloves and shoes” somewhere, but I can’t remember where. Whomever said it, I completely agree with them!

It’s All in the “Loving” (1967)

To Marriage, A Great Institution ...but who wants to live in an institution?

I was just reading about the U.S. Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia. This decision will strike down all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Three cheers for justice and equality!

I was appalled to find out that some states still had these laws on the books! You cannot help who you fall in love with — all you can ask for is a loving partner who will be there for you. Marriage is a sacred institution and it should not be taken lightly. Therefore, it is important that you find the right person that you wish to spend the rest of your life with. There are only two people in a marriage, not the disapproving populace.

Legal discrimination is an outrage and it needs to be stricken from the law books. This is America and everyone should treated equally under the eyes of the law. And the fact that people years ago created these laws to make themselves feel superior is disgusting. These are the same people who would love to rewrite the Bill of Rights (or throw it in the fire). We are not a perfect nation, but we should be a nation that learns from its mistakes.

So, congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Loving! You will always be remembered for your love and courage in the face of adversity.

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