1. Allee Willis

    Well, my heart almost popped out of my chest when I read “To Vic Damone from Hugh Hefner” on the top shaker. That is beyond stunning and would be considered a treasure in any Kitsch lover’s collection.

    The happy face shaker is cute. I’m not so much a happy face collector but to see it on a cocktail shaker is rare.

    The bowling pin shaker falls much more into my area of interest and the fact that it’s got a wooden top makes it really unique. But I’m still spinning from jealousy over that Vic Damone shaker so can’t really give the other two their full props as I’m speechless.

    Is the date on the Damone shaker 1982? That would have been before he was married to Julia a.k.a. Diahann Carroll but I’m sure it was still a wild night at the Playboy mansion whenever Hef laid this on him.


    I’ll submit a closer shot of the date….it is in fact 1968, a much cooler decade than the 80’s for sure. I love the fact that Vic is related to my Mom by marriage. My grandmother’s sister married Vic’s uncles sister?? or something like that. And I love that I found it at a flea market….meant to stay in the family I guess. Never met the guy, by the way!

  3. Allee Willis

    Thanks for submitting the close-up. Definitely agree that the 60s were such a cooler decade than the 80s, the latter of which is a decade I’m not attached to stylistically much at all.

    I LOVE that Vic is in the family!

  4. Mark Blackwell

    you found that vic damone one at a flea market?! wow!!! where was the flea market? you must’ve freaked out when you found it!


      I did freak out…it was at the Pasadena Flea market, about 10 years ago, I think. It was not a flea market price, though… Had to run to the ATM because I didn’t have enough cash.