Kitsch » July 2009

Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Cowboy Hat Ashtray


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Cowboy hat ashtrays had their heyday in the 1950’s. Made of tin, the dings and dents in this one make it more actual hat-like so I acc...

Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Black Pride Beer


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Debuting in 1969, Black Pride Beer was was concept first – “A Beer As Proud As Its People” – and beer second. Black ...

Allee Willis Kitsch’ O The Day- CB’er Coffee Cup


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‘Mama Bear” (Female Police person), “Green Stamps” (money), “Plain White Wrapper” (Unmarked Police Car) and the ubiquitous ...

Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Toothpick Charlie


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Throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, toothpick holders were one of the state souvenir items of choice.  Though Toothpi...

Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Disco Dancer Keyring


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3″ round tortoise shell plastic keyring from 1979 with grooves like a vinyl record and raised gold Disco dancers whose silhouettes loo...

Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Talking Julia Doll


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In 1968, not only did Julia become the first African American career woman on television but Diahann Carroll became the first African Americ...

Shriners Toiletry Kit

Assembled for an affair in San Diego, CA. in 1974 by the Al Bahr Temple this plastic fez contains the obligatory shampoo, conditioner and bo...