Whoa. This is a Hollywood all-star, cross-promotional. four-page lollapalooza of a Father’s Day ad: “A Picnic for Pop,” starring Glenn Ford looking a bit bland and holding a picnic basket, Charlton Heston in an unfortunate swim suit combo, and Kirk Douglas actually looking pretty cool. Enjoy! And Happy Father’s Day!
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“Summerproof your car!”
Go on, peasants, get yourself one of those four dollar oil filters. You’re worth it.
“American railroads — all united for victory.”
Ah, the Hot Wheels font. (Mattel introduced Hot Wheels in 1968, so this clean-cut all-groovy-all-the-time Harley ad pre-dated the unveiling of the famed (and very similar) Hot Wheels logo by two years.)
Spiderweb-y draftsmanship (…sort of).
I have to admit that I — like Short Circuit, the Diminutive Diamond Thief — have never really been big on car maintenance either. Doesn’t bode well for me OR for Short Circuit. “Eeek!”
Something in your path? Just blast on through it. That’s the American way.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday.
Frank Lloyd Wright would not have been amused.