Friday, 10 October 2008

Happy Halloween.....1960's Style

Hello Retro Fans!

More spooky fun as we move into the 1960's. 

The stores still enjoy selling bags of trick or treat delights, costumes of the usual sort and a few popular TV characters as well but now the newspapers begin to feature "How to be Safe at Halloween" type articles. This "not so nice side of Halloween " is a new trend and more will come as the decade draws to a close.

I really love the costume contest at the Jerry Lewis double feature......nifty keen!!!!!



Sunday, 5 October 2008

Happy Halloween....1950's Style

Hello My Fellow Retro Lovers!

Now for the next few updates I will be visiting Halloween in Retroland!

I have such fond memories of this special night. I know not all share my views but in my home town of Brookline and on my street, Halloween was fun and safe! 

The 1950's newspapers did not warn us to be alert, check our candy or any of what we are so used to today in regards to this special day each year. 

Let's take a look at how Halloween was presented in print in the 1950's....very simple, not too scary and lots of fun!

More to come.....Promise!

Boooooooooo!!!!! Charles....................................