Author Archives: MyVintageGeneration
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 16, 2017
Black and yellow street signs were once an iconic symbol of Chicago. These signs marked every street corner in the Windy City. This was before the 1970s, when the switch was made to the traditional green with white lettering. This W McLean AV sign marked a street in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Today, it’s […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 2, 2016
This blanket once belonged to my brother. He was a huge fan of the Hulk. The green superhero debuted in 1962. Stan Lee (one of his creators) said the Hulk was a combo of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 9, 2015
With the new Star Wars movie set to open this month, here’s a quick post of a vintage Star Wars game. It was released in 1977 by the company, Kenner. The object of this game is to be the first player to reach the Rebel Base after escaping from the Trash Compactor of the Death […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 16, 2015
One of my fave girl singers from the early 1960s was Lesley Gore. The voice behind It’s My Party and You Don’t Own Me died on February 16th at the age of 68. So in her honor, here’s a fun and swinging performance she gave in 1964 on the T.A.M.I. Show.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 10, 2015
I’ve always loved these ski dolls growing up. My mom had them and would always bring them out with the Christmas decorations. They’re now in my possession and I display them all winter long. These dolls were made in Japan and are from the 1950s/60s. They’re made of felt and the limbs can bend. They […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 31, 2014
The Donny & Marie Show was one of the hit variety shows in the 1970s. In this clip, Donny Osmond asks the proverbial New Year’s question “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve.”
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 3, 2014
Here’s an interesting ad I found in a 1932 newspaper. The ad is Gimbel’s department store announcing viewing times for new television sets on display. Now keep in mind. TVs were a novelty. Very few people had the money to purchase them. AND there were hardly any TV shows to watch. Even still, having TVs […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 26, 2014
San Francisco was the place to be in 1967 – the ‘summer of love.’ And the place to see concerts was Bill Graham’s Fillmore West. On August 22, the English rock trio Cream owned the stage. For three dollars you could see this supergroup with Eric Clapton on guitar, Jack Bruce on bass and Ginger […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 30, 2014
A set of trading cards and a stick of gum. That’s what you got when you purchased collectible cards, whether they be baseball or non-baseball trading cards. Now baseball cards have been around for at least a hundred years, but novelty bubble gum cards hit the market after World War Two. Name a trend or […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 9, 2014
Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles released their first full length feature film: A Hard Day’s Night. This week’s My Vintage Video feature two theatrical trailers used to promote the film. The second trailer includes a scene of the fab four in baby carriages; it was never shown in US theaters.