The Bogie Man

Submitted by Douglas Wood August 1st, 2011
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Found these two Humphrey Bogart items at a yard sale recently, both from the early 70’s when classic Hollywood stars suddenly became kind of hip again, given the pop art treatment.  The first is a birthday greeting device called a “popsie.”

It’s made of wood and when you push the cylindrical shape down, a little greeting pops up:

Wish they still made these today with celebs and pseudo-celebs of the past and present.  The other item is an inflatable pillow (remember those?)  Great for retro home decor or to actually use for… wait for it… The Big Sleep.

2 Responses to “The Bogie Man”

  1. Allee Willis

    Fantastic! i think I remember the Bogart pop up. I love it because it’s so oddly constructed. The outside of it is so slick and then the pop up part is so crude. And can we talk about those shoes??

    I think the pillow is a little newer. I remember Urban Outfitters having something like that back when. Does that text across the bottom include the date?

    Excellent companion pieces.

  2. junkhouse

    Hello Douglas,
    I know this is a slim chance, but I collect Popsie’s and have been searching for this Bogart popsie for quite some time now. If you are interested in possibly parting ways with him, please let me know. You can reach me at [email protected] . Thanks!