After some downtime from "Christmas cleaning"(!), your editor found an hour (or two) to go through the old Photoplay Magazines from 1941 and 1942 again--something we've wanted to do for a long time. The war years were certainly interesting times in the movie business.
up, an ad from 1942 for the quintessential holiday movie featuring
Irving Berlin's White Christmas--Holiday Inn. It's followed by a
fabulous 1941 shot of Lucille Ball. We tend to remember her only as that
wacky I LOVE LUCY--when in actuality, she was really quite pretty. And
Ball is followed by a simply marvelous shot of Errol Flynn,
1941....click on the photos and enjoy!
There's something about honeycomb tissue decorations--any time of year--one of our favorite sources is PARTY CHEAP.
And then of course there's always Blumchen www.blumchen.com
AND BEWARE of the Christmas scammers, an interesting message from Paul Race of FAMILY CHRISTMAS ONLINE that's unfortunately necessary year after year; click here
FOR FANS OF DIAMOND DUST AND DOLLY TOY CO. HOUSE INTERPRETATIONS; an oldie but goodie here
LOOKING TO MAKE "BILLBOARDS" FOR YOUR TRAIN LAYOUTS OR CHRISTMAS VILLAGES: SOME EXCELLENT RESOURCES AND MORE. CLICK HERE.
SOME OF OUR VERY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CANDY/COOKIE TINS--relatively recent; the graphics on these Harry London tins are outstanding; click here
AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
--Okpat's 2018 village--MOONSTRUCK! MORE HERE
--HOUSTON PUTZ AFTER DARK; MORE HERE
--Antoinette Stockenberg's 2018 Christmas Mantle, CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA, MORE HERE
--LEBEN'S 2017 CHRISTMAS PUTZ VILLAGE; more here
--2018 family room mantle featuring houses by Fey and Lamey; MORE HERE
--DIANNE'S 2018 VILLAGES; more here
--YAHOO! THE DECEMBER 2018 TRAINS-N-TOWNS(TM) NEWSLETTER HAS ARRIVED! READ AND SEE SO MUCH MORE AT http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/18_12_newsletter_indoor.htm
--A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MILADA JEZEK AND HER AMAZING CHRISTMAS PUTZ DISPLAYS; MORE HERE
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