You gotta love Elvis! You don't have a choice, jack. Here the King graces the cover of MOVIELAND AND TV TIME magazine from - you guessed it - 1961.
This Amazing Wrist Radio receives broadcast up to 50 miles, 1961
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF IT!: Male-oriented sexpot and nudie magazines have always been a part of the American scene, and they were especially popular in 1961. Typical of such mags was STARE, a lurid pulp full of sex goddesses like the ones on the cover. This issue is from December 1961.
Chubby Checker was still cashing in on his dance craze known as the Twist (which hit the country like a tsunami the previous year). The film Twist Around the Clock was released at the end of the year, right around New Year's Eve.
Lobby card for the 1961 cult film NIGHT TIDE. Directed by Curtis Harrington. Starring Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders. It is an eerily compelling film, beautifully made, with all kinds of unforgettable scenes. Shot on location in Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu, with lots of great L.A. beach scenes. A YouTube search should produce a decent online copy.
A&P grocery store ad, 1961.
Check out these 1961 Christmas cards to help get you in the spirit of the Christmas Season!
TV BREAK: Another ad from BROADCASTING magazine (April-June 1961) for KRON-TV in San Francisco. This mail carrier is taking a break from delivering letters to watch a TV hidden in the mailbox. Verrrrryyyyyyyyy clever.