Denny’s Adventure’s In “Willis Wonderland” – part 23

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Submitted by denny July 21st, 2010
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Vintage pool rules!

What an incredible cover. Zsa Zsa Gabor – My Story!

A gigantic drawer filled with all sorts of vintage ashtrays for the party guests who feel a need to smoke. This drawer could take up many posts here at AWMoK.com.

Dirty glasses? These little dispensers hang on the wall outside of the one bathroom at “Willis Wonderland”.

Still have dirty glasses?

This is one of the most stunning pieces at “Willis Wonderland”. This was a gift given to Allee from Mark Mothersbaugh from the group DEVO.

A 10 minute dry shampoo is something we all need. I wish I knew the history behind such a fabulously named product.

The “Afro Trimmer” comb almost made me spit, what an incredible product. I want one and I never even had an afro. What the real stunner is here is the Eva Gabor “Fix-A-Fashion Chin Strap”. To think, I’ve been using rubber bands.

6 Responses to “Denny’s Adventure’s In “Willis Wonderland” – part 23”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    The Pool Rules sign in photo number one hangs inside a little changing cabana/ library right next to my pool. It’s made of very thick cardboard and I love that real rope is involved.

    I used to collect celebrity autobiographies. If I’m not mistaken, the Zsa Zsa Gabor book in photo number two is autographed (but not to me).

    It’s hard to tell how many ashtrays are in the drawer in photo number three. Those drawers are 8 feet wide and 24″ deep. There are actually hundreds of ashtrays in there, all vintage and all different sizes.

    The Sight Savers dispensers hang above each other inside (not outside) one of the bathrooms. Both are from the 1950’s.

    It’s amazing how popular the Pussy Comb is as its tucked away on a little shelf in the same bathroom yet everyone seems to see it and comment on it. Devo was playing in Las Vegas and Mark (co-founder and lead singer) brought it back for me.

    The Minipoo Shampoo in photo number seven was a product I remember trying to use in the 60’s. Despite the fact that it was like powder that you shook into your hair that was supposed to miraculously get it clean I remember really needing to wash my hair after every time I used it. Pretty gross. The Coppertone can next to it is from the 50’s. I featured that in my Kitsch O’ The Day blog about a year ago: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/07/19/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-vintage-coppertone-suntan-oil-spray/ Also notice the meat shower cap behind it that was in my Kitsch O’ The Day blog just a couple of days ago: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2010/07/18/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-‚Äì-meat-shower-cap/

    I have an entire box of the Afro Trimmer combs in the last photo that folds up into a display. The Eva Gabor chin strap kills me: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/11/16/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-eva-gabors-fix-a-fashion-chin-strap/ Here’s more info on the Eiffel Tower perfume bottle: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/07/30/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-1970-avon-eiffle-tower-perfume/ The little plug in front is made of bakolite and says ‚ÄúShaver” on it. It’s a converter plug for a men’s electric shaver though not sure what brand. There are at least 30 other things on this shelf just as good as what you see here if not better!

  2. Douglas Wood

    Douglas Wood

    I LOVE the black sight saver– great graphics. Does the fact that it’s on the bathroom door have anything to do with the activity that sometimes happens within bathrooms that is rumored to cause blindness?

  3. Michael Ely

    Michael Ely

    Denny – Not only are your photos great, but I’m amazed how you remember all the stories associated with the items (such as the comb was from Mark of Devo). Were you writing notes? I wouldn’t remember a damn thing. It would all be a blur of wonderfulness!

    I love the Eiffel Tower perfume bottle. I love anything Eiffel Tower. I have lots of Avon bottles (my grandmother was obsessed with giving them to me for all occasions – she kept telling that someday the bottles would be very valuable). My favorites are my dune buggy and rhinoceros bottles. Hey, just thought – I’m going to submit my rhino to the AMWOK jungle petting zoo!