“Mine says made in Japan” (Jan, 1969)
I didn’t realize the fear of Japanese manufacturing went back to the sixties. I wonder what flavor it was. “All this cheap crap is made in Japan” or “Oh my god Japan is 20 years ahead of us, pretty soon they’ll own all of America and we’ll all be living in a William Gibson novel.”
“Mine says made in Japan”
Scale-Model Farm (Apr, 1948)
I really like the glossy saturated color printing they used in the mid-40’s.
LEOPOLD ARMBRUSTER, recovering from a leg ailment, found he was a top-flight miniaturist.
He laid a board on his lap (for a bench) and started whittling out a farm building. His fingers flew. His farm grew. In six months it was a vast table-top establishment complete with eight buildings, cows, horses, sheep, hogs, rabbits, chickens, pigeons, people and wagons—all boiled down to a scale of 1/4 in. to 1 ft.—a masterpiece of fine detail.
His buildings come apart and are fully equipped with rooms, furniture, stalls, chutes, etc. Animals and men are molded of clay.
JOHN WAYNE (Nov, 1954)
When did people stop using the term “houseboy” in a non-sexual manner?
Discovered by Director John Ford in the late twenties, Wayne progressed from stagehand to star. His simple formula, “Everybody loves a hero,” has kept him gainfully employed in nearly two hundred movies, with no end in sight.
BY MARTIN SCOTT
John Wayne, a balding and rather homely forty-seven-year-old former football player, is one of Hollywood’s three biggest box-office attractions, and has been for the past four years. Yet according to all the accepted rules for success, John Wayne has no business being a movie star.
Rosicrucians: The Memory of an Atom (Jan, 1942)
The Rosicrucians seem to have a knack for pulling science imagery into their ads.
The Memory of an Atom
Can The Past Be Awakened–
–and THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIVES KNOWN?
WERE THE ANCIENTS RIGHT? Does the whirling heart of an atom contain the secret of the universe? If everything from a grain of sand to the mighty stars—including man—is composed of atoms, do these particles contain the infinite intelligence which ordained and directs all things? Shall man at last find within them his true purpose in the scheme of things?