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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
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Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter

Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
In case you were wondering why there was such a liberal use of the #LawrenceWelk on Tweety Machine tonight, hubby & I were Live Tweeting tonight's PBS showing of the 1979 Easter episode of The ...
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I should probably be too embarrassed to post this. Wasn't it bad enough to do it? And give a recap? Now I have to share it??

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Apparently I have no shame.

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Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums

Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Some people think that the only premiums that came in boxes were in cereal boxes for kids. Sure, there were those coupon books and other early loyalty programs designed to bring people back to cert...
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Remember the old ads with Dolly Parton? Do you remember which brand it was?

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Collecting Vintage Glamour Girl Photos

Collecting Vintage Glamour Girl Photos | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Some collectors want "real" signatures on vintage glamour girl photographs, but I just ask myself, "How much do I love looking at thee?".
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Yes, Research FTW!

Yes, Research FTW! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Holy crap! Yesterday, I published an article about journalist Edward R. Murrow; and just now I published one about fashion designer Sophie Gimbel. In looking for images for that last article, I fou...
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Click-ity-click-click for all the fun!

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The Famous Elvis Chair

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This green barrel-backed chair was one of a suite of six from Elvis Presley's Hillcrest home in Los Angeles. It's rather as one of these chairs was used in the 1970 family photo shoot with Elvis, P...
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Click for details on the auction as well as the iconic photos of Elvis, Priscilla, & Lisa Marie.

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The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix Scandal

The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix Scandal | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Last week, Rachel Maddow mentioned that there was a mug featuring one on the show's fabulous charts, The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix, was available at CafePress. I went searching for it, but ap...
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A Nude Exposes The Vincent Price Of Art At Sears

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This lithograph of Nude, Sleeping by Wolf Kahn was part of The Vincent Price Collection. No, it's not like Vincent Price himself owned the nude -- but is his selection of the art for a collection to sell at Sears any less creepy?

Yes, you read that right; Vincent Price, the famed B-film master of kitschy horror was selected to head a retail art sales program for Sears.

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The Classics: Music & Humor

The Classics: Music & Humor | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

When Alyssa Milano was on The Late Late Show last December, she told Craig Ferguson (and all of us watching), that her grandfather said there were two types of people: those who think farts are funny, and those who don’t.

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Of Mozart & the fart.

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Surviving The Night Of A Thousand Vaginas

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I was thrilled to see that Martha Plimpton wore her scarlet letter when she was on Craig Ferguson last week (23 January, 2014). Not only did Plimpton talk about her organization, A Is For, but she ...
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News about A Is For's reproductive rights event, backlash, and a weird film parody.

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Happiness Is Flying High & Not Jiggling

Happiness Is Flying High & Not Jiggling | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
That’s Marge Redmond, the actress who played Sister Jacqueline in The Flying Nun, sporting a very kitschy robe while sitting at the makeup mirror. This photo was part of an article in Inside ...
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On This Day In History, We Ought To Be Reminded

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On this date, November 6th, in 1967 a baby girl was born; just 21 years later, on July 18, 1989, she would be murdered.

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Remembering -- and honoring -- Rebecca Schaeffer. Be an action figure!

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Of Valentino, Mineralava Beauty Pageants & Pink Powder Puffs

Of Valentino, Mineralava Beauty Pageants & Pink Powder Puffs | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

As a feminist, I have a complicated, conflicted, relationship with beauty pageants. But this vintage booklet from the 1923 Mineralava Beauty Pageant fascinates me because of the man involved: Rudolph Valentino.

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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.