Penny loafers, hot rods, Coke, and A BOY NAMED BIFF

"They" had me convinced this is what life was going to be about. I thought I'd hang out at a malt shop, wear poodle skirts, sigh over Paul Anka, and go to the hop. Nobody warned me the 60s were coming and malt shops would be turned into head shops. And boys that looked like Biff would say nasty things to any guy who had hair touching his collar. 

I give you another in the Cola wars. Which person looks the least like your neighbor?

Coca Cola ad_June 1954_tatteredandlost
Click on image to see it larger. (SOURCE: National Geographic, June 1954)


  1. LOL. You do know how to push the buttons, don't you?!

  2. Apparently not the right button because I've been on hold with Adobe sales for over 2 hours. 2 hours and 8 minutes to be exact. They're only open for another hour and 6 minutes so I guess my hell of too smooth jazz to be even considered to be jazz will be over. I'm starting to twitch.

    That said, in the coming days I have some absolutely apocalypitc 1950s ads to run. Think War of the Worlds with a good dose of "What the heck were they thinking?!?" thrown in.

  3. I just posted the Coke Glass: http://oldpaperart.blogspot.com/2009/10/pff-11-first-date.html

    Where did I hear the phrase "An ice cold refreshing glass of Coca-Cola"?

  4. Dave, it's great! Really nicely done. Just went over to look at it. A keeper! Thanks.

  5. Reminds me of the movie 'Back to the Future' was the boorish guy not called Biff?

  6. Yup, Biff was the fellow at the malt shop.