Category Archives: Consumers

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Hair Raising Ads

File these vintage  advertisements under shampoo ads we are not likely to see any time soon department. For some seventies gals a head full of floral scented tresses may have made you deliciously nice to be near to entice Mr.

Hair Raising Ads

File these vintage  advertisements under shampoo ads we are not likely to see any time soon department. For some seventies gals a head full of floral scented tresses may have made you deliciously nice to be near to entice Mr.

A Womans Expiration date of Beauty Art by Sally Edelstein

Women and Beauty- Is there an Expiration Date?

Today I turn 64 and if I am to believe the media, I have long passed my expiration date of desirability as a woman. In fact to accept conventional wisdom about women, nothing matches their fear of visible signs of

A Womans Expiration date of Beauty Art by Sally Edelstein

Women and Beauty- Is there an Expiration Date?

Today I turn 64 and if I am to believe the media, I have long passed my expiration date of desirability as a woman. In fact to accept conventional wisdom about women, nothing matches their fear of visible signs of

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard