Dec. 6, 1959: Let’s look through The Times’ Christmas ads and see what we can find …
... This Schwinn Speedster costs $386.92, USD 2008 …
... In 1959, girls get dolls!
... For busy housewives, a dishwasher!
... Hey it’s those cigarette lighters with little things floating in the lighter fluid. I never knew anyone who had one of these. I never saw anything but Zippos …
... Like these ...
... And men use Christmas shopping as an excuse for a night out with the boys...
“Well, hon, if you’re tired of cutting yourself shaving, why don’t you try an electric?”
”Because they’re lousy, that’s why.”
... Notice there’s no price on the Sherwood S5000. I guess people were supposed to worry about that later. Hint: Do NOT, under any circumstances, buy the Wollensaks. Leave them for the school A/V departments.
Rallet No. 1, Intimate, White Magnolia. I don’t recognize any of these fragrances.
How to shoot home movies for the holidays: Put the camera on the floor for that arty effect.