Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 29 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny September 27th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Featured on “Kitsch of the Day”, these disco mugs are, by far, the best example of disco kitsch. I didn’t ask but I do hope these are for display only. I would never use these.

A “Realistic” brand radio and 8 track cassette player.


I think what they mean by “play style”is that they were actually marketing a hollowed out, piece of plastic so we could pretend to disco dance.

I had these.

What’s a disco post without a little Sylvester?

4 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 29 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    I have a lot of disco cups but I have to agree that these ones in the first photo are the best. I hope everyone can see that the ‘O’ in Disco is the handle of the cup.

    Just to the right of the cups is one of my favorite salt and pepper shakers, the diminutive My Two Front Teeth.

    I have a ton of eight track players. I’m not even sure why this is the one I display as it’s one of the more conservative ones, albeit cute.

    The Disco Rock Radio in the fourth photo absolutely kills me. First of all, the actual toy is a tape recorder, not a radio. Then the graphic of the guy and girl dancing what looks more like the Riverdance than Disco. And I really love the guy’s high heels. This was the kind of toy that would’ve been sold in $.99 stores had they existed then.

    I used to have 100 packs of the Saturday Night Fever bubblegum but I gave them out of one of my pajama parties and only have this one left.

    Forget Sylvester, what’s a disco post at AWMOK without BOOGIE WONDERLAND?!

  2. k2dtw

    Another Fab post Denny…. ALL so great..
    I’m crazy nuts about the DISCO mugs… I’ve never seen them, they are the BEST… Love the player…Love all 8-Track players…
    Sylvester???… Somehow I got thru the Disco Period without ever hearing/seeing Sylvester???….smile
    You didn’t post Boogie Wonderland????…. so I will…
    This is fabulous on youtube…

  3. denny

    Geezus Allee, his shoes look like the type that Prince wears! The Disco Rock Radio had me dying. I’m surprised you didn’t hear my laughter coming from that room when I was down there!