Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 114 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny March 24th, 2011
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Gigantic glass foot. I think this more like some sort of serving dish or what I think should probably be used to hold my sweet n’ sour candies that I eat when at “Willis Wonderland”. Then again, it would take away from how fabulous this piece of kitsch is. This sits on the table that Allee made which is featured in one of these posts.

This big hunk of lucite is soooo fabulous! If I am remembering correctly, this was done using a laser. Every household needs laser poodle art!

Metal sculpture in the living room of “Willis Wonderland”.

This lighter is super-duper! Another piece of kitsch that I tend to stare at…..

This fabulous microphone lighter sits on top of the mosaic bar here at “Willis Wonderland”.

2 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 114 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    It’s so funny that you featured both the glass foot ashtray and the resin poodle together in this post as I wanted to feature them in my Kitsch O’ The Day blog but am never able to get good enough photos that anyone could tell what they were. You have succeeded!

    It’s hard to tell from the photo but the glass foot ashtray, about a foot long and extremely heavy, was made exactly as if someone were putting their foot in cement. So the foot itself is about an inch lower from the outer lip of the ashtray. It’s one of my favorite ashtrays I have.

    I stick a little light under the resin poodle so at night the poodle shape embedded inside is really visible. I’m actually not sure how it was made.

    The metal sculpture of the man is one of the earliest pieces in my collection. I found it at a junkyard for seven dollars. It’s 2 feet high and very wonderful.

    The little round ashtray and lighter is a pretty well known atomic artifact. You push the top of the little stick and then pull it out of the base very fast and it sparks a light. Also, thank you for shooting the photo at this angle. I never would’ve noticed the crack on the shelf under it. That’s probably because what was sitting there before this was held down with earthquake wax and someone pulled it up too fast.

    The microphone lighter in the last photo is one of the most popular things in the house. And it really works, as a lighter but not as a microphone. But it’s shaped exactly like a microphone and weighs as much as one so I constantly get asked if it’s real.