Vintage Pulp Feb 17 2013
GLASS DISMISSED
Some see the glass as half full. Some see it as half empty. But if you’re really smart you’re not looking at the glass at all.


Ron Vogel, who has provided quite a few nice images for the Goodtime Weekly Calendar, makes yet another appearance this week with a nice shot of a woman offering a nightcap. We can’t identify the model, which isn’t unusual, but did we ever mention that Vogel himself is a bit of a mystery? The guy contributed an amazing amount to the field of photography, pin-ups, and erotica, but he doesn’t have a website or even a Wikipedia page. Seems a shame. Anyway, we get one more Vogel next week, and it’s a really nice one, so look forward to that. Quips below.

Feb 17: “A career girl is one who gets a man’s salary without marrying one.”—Peggie Castle

Feb 18: Mature women love the simpler things in life—men.

Feb 19: “She who thinks no man is good enough for her may be right but is more often left.”—He-who Who-he

Feb 20: “It takes two to make a marriage—a girl and her mother.”—Paul Gibson

Feb 21: “One thing that ruins a girl’s chance for a fur coat is to get married.”—Alex Dreier

Feb 22: A beatnik says, “A cannibal eats three squares a day.”

Feb 23: “Money doesn’t talk anymore. It goes without saying.”—Kai Winding 

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Vintage Pulp Feb 10 2013
VANITY HAIR
Now I’m squeaky clean. Well, except for my hair. But I never wash that because this style cost me a fortune.


Anonymous photographer L.W., who produced nice images for September and December, returns this week with another nice glamour shot of an unknown model. Sadly, we still have no idea who L.W. is, and we probably never will, because this is the last of his contributions to Goodtime Weekly, and in fact the entire calendar ends next week. That’s right, we’ve gone through fifty-one images and have one more to go.

Feb 10: “Marriage is like a warm bath. Once you get used to it, it’s not so hot.”—Joey Adams
 
Feb 11: Both a blond secretary and an IBM typewriter have something electric.
 
Feb 12: “Would anyone explain this: Why a woman will scream at a mouse but smile at a wolf?”—He-who Who-he
 
Feb 13: If you think the Twist is hot, you should see the kids doing it on ice. It’s burning the ice.
 
Feb 14: “The hardest thing about skating on ice is when you get right down to it.”—Sam Cowling
 
Feb 15: “I believe in big families. Every woman should have three husbands.”—Zsa Zsa Gabor
 
Feb 16: “Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.”—Paul Gibson

Update: Actually, because we scan these pages a few weeks in advance, we forgot that we had some in our hard drive. Next week is not the last week of Goodtime. There are three weeks to go.

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Vintage Pulp Feb 3 2013
ROCK OF THE BAY
Sittin’ in the morning sun, she’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes.


For the first time the Goodtime Weekly Calendar of 1963 presents us with an image that isn’t pure cheesecake. This shot of an unknown model by a photographer credited only as Mills would be right at home in a fashion magazine. Perhaps it’s fitting that she’s making a fashion statement by wearing Nehru jacket, am Indian formal garment that became popular in the West after being adopted by famous performers like Sammy Davis, Jr., the Beatles, and the Monkees. The jacket also made an appearance in the first James Bond film Dr. No, worn by the villain Julius No, and also by Sean Connery himself at one point. All that said, it also could be a chef’s jacket. We have no idea, truthfully. We just know the model looks smoking hot in it. The quips this week include two each from Freddie Flintstone and that mysterious He-who Who-he character, who we think was probably the publisher’s nephew. We have no other way to explain why his musings were ever considered worth printing. Yet we compounded the sin by transcribing his and others below. Enjoy.
 
Feb 3: “Worldwide fame awaits the designer of a girdle that is larger on the inside than on the outside.”—Paul Gibson
 
Feb 4: “The Oriental invented face-saving but it’s American beauticians who make a living out of it.”—He-who Who-he
 
Feb 5: “When a woman tells you she is approaching 30 she forgets to tell you from which direction,”—Freddie Flintstone
 
Feb 6: “Hi-fi was invented by a man listening to his wife on one side and his mother-in-law on the other.”—Tom Poston
 
Feb 7: They called TV a medium because much of it is not rare and certainly not well done.
 
Feb 8: “Rail trouble: With double beds in motels, who wants to squeeze into a sleeping car?”—He-who Who-he
 
Feb 9: “A man can live in a penthouse and still have a wife who makes him feel low.”—Freddie Flintstone

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Vintage Pulp Oct 14 2012
LADY AND THE TRAMPOLINE
When she says jump you ask how high.


Some call it cheesecake, glamour, or even smut, but we prefer to call it preserving the ephemera of history. For instance, this image by the renowned mid-century photographer Bruno Bernard, aka Bernard of Hollywood, did not exist on the internet a moment ago. And now it does. See how that works? So think of us as archivists, and yourselves as researchers. That probably won’t help if someone sees you looking at this image, but hey, it’s worth a try. 

Of late, when reading the Goodtime Weekly quips, we’ve been imagining them delivered as part of a stand-up show—i.e., followed by uproarious laughter. That actually helps a bit. When we obey the two drink minimum that helps even more. Next we’re going to steal a few of these lines and try them out in the real world. After all, the true test of a quip is whether actual living and breathing, flesh and blood humans laugh at it. So we’re going to give some of these a trial run and get back to you. Stay tuned.
 
Oct 13: Mother Nature still blushes before disrobing.
 
Oct 14: “Sometimes a man pulls the wool over his wife’s eyes with the wrong yarn.”—Mitch Miller
 
Oct 15: “Have you heard of an elephant that went on a diet? Now he’s eating like a horse.”—Peggie Castle
 
Oct 16: “The ten best years of a woman’s life are between her 25th and 26th birthday.”—Jerry Lester
 
Oct 17: “Overheard at a restaurant: ‘She promised to love, honor, and obey. Now I’d settle for only one.’”—Irv Kupcinet
 
Oct 18: “Every husband knows the best time to wash the dishes is right after his wife tells him.”—Paul Gibson
 
Oct 19: “Husbands are like furnaces. You have to watch them or they’ll go out.”—Sam Cowling
 
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Vintage Pulp Apr 28 2012
BUSTING LOOSE
Yeah, I know it’s a weird pose, but these babies need all the support they can get.
 
We’ve reached the end of our second month of the Goodtime Weekly Calendar of 1963 with another image from renowned pin-up photog Ron Vogel, once more shooting a model unknown to us. We’re getting the sense, though, that he preferred his women busty. This week’s quips include a maxim from La Rochefoucuald, as well as observations from Paul Gibson, and others, plus an unattributed one-liner about Easter, a holiday we’re pretty sure came weeks before April 28, even in 1963. Well, with so many razor sharp witticisms needing to be published, how could the boys at Goodtime Weekly possibly be expected to fit in their uproarious Easter quip on Easter Sunday? This batch, we swear, will have you on the floor. In fact, maybe don’t read them at all. Yeah, thinking about it, that’s our recommendation—just skip them and get on with your day.
 
April: 28: Weather forecast for Easter: cloudy, early dew on the ground, some places there may be eggs.
 
April 29: “Some girls use their heads just for hair-dos.”—Jack Brickhouse
 
April 30: “In their first passions, women love the lover, and in others they love love.”—La Rochefoucuald
 
May 1: “Some girls play hard to get; others just play hard.”—Arnold Glasgow
 
May 2: “A playboy is a fickle pickle who before kissing his girl goodbye has his next already picked out.”—Ann Landers.
 
May 3: “A woman loves to be loved, but why does she do so little to have it happen?”—Paul Gibson.
 
May 4: Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.—French Prov. 
 
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Vintage Pulp Mar 24 2012
MY BARE LADY
The Good Times just keep on coming.

Another Saturday, another installment from the Good Time Weekly Calendar of 1963. The model above resisted all attempts at identification, and the photographer is listed as anonymous, but fret not—the daily quotations are faithfully transcribed below. This time, women are the targets of the assorted quipsters. We know this type of humor was considered good fun back then, but really, isn't it a little twisted to bash women while looking at their naked bodies for sexual gratification? Just asking. Still no clue on the He-who Who-he reference, by the way. Anyone with info please feel free to drop us a line.

March 24: “In most of our Hollywood beauty shops the gossip alone would curl your hair.”—Pat Buttram

March 25: “One picture is worth 10,000 words—but for some reason most women prefer to use 10,000 words.”—George Gobel

March 26: No one can tell her anything—she’s got sound proof ears.

March 27: “In many conversations a man can’t break in because a woman won’t break off.”’—Telly Savalas

March 28: You never know how much the voice can change till a woman stops yelling and answers the phone.

March 29: “A woman doesn’t tell the truth all the time—there just isn’t that much truth.”—He-who Who-he

March 30: “The best way to tie a woman down is with a telephone cord.”—Paul Gibson. 

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History Rewind
The headlines that mattered yesteryear.
August 24
1954—Communist Party Outlawed
In the U.S., during the height of the Red Scare, President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Communist Control Act into law. The new legislation bans the American Communist Party, and prohibits people deemed to be communists from serving as officials in labor organizations.
1968—France Explodes Nuke
France tests a two-stage nuclear weapon, codenamed Canopus, on Fangataufa, French Polynesia.
August 23
1942—Battle of Stalingrad Begins
The Battle of Stalingrad, perhaps the most pivotal event of World War II, begins. It lasts for more than six months, spread across the brutal Russian winter, and ends with two million casualties. The Russian sacrifice reduces the powerful German army to a shell of its former self, and as a result Nazi defeat in the war becomes a simple matter of time.
1979—Alexander Gudonov Defects
Russian ballet dancer and actor Alexander Borisovich Godunov defects to the U.S. The event causes an international diplomatic crisis, but Gudonov manages to win asylum. He joins the famous American Ballet Theater, where he becomes a colleague of fellow-defector Mikhail Baryshnikov, and later earns roles in such Hollywood films as Witness and Die Hard.
August 22
1950—Althea Gibson Breaks the Color Barrier
Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American woman to compete on the World Tennis Tour, and the first to earn a Grand Slam title when she wins the French Open in 1956. Later she becomes the first African-American woman to compete in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
1952—Devil's Island Closed
Devil's Island, the penal colony located off the coast of French Guiana, is permanently closed. The prison is later made world famous by Henri Charrière's bestselling novel Papillon, and the subsequent film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.
1962—De Gaulle Survives Assassination Attempt
Jean Bastien-Thiry, a French air weaponry engineer, attempts to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle to prevent Algerian independence. Bastien-Thiry and others attack de Gaulle's armored limousine with machine guns, but after expending hundreds of rounds, they succeed only in puncturing two tires.
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