Monday, June 19, 2017

K Club Special - Part 35, Karen Bruun - Part 5

Karen Bruun was certainly a fixture i teh Big Book Catalogs for a long, long time.  We've covered her career before in previous K Club Special posts.....\

So let's take a closer look at her career one more time!!

Karen was a fixture in all the Big Book Catalogs of the 70s, including Wards....

And Eaton's.  (1)

Why not another pic from that Eaton's catalog?  This time with Cay Sanderson! (1)

Naturally she was popular in the mainstream catalogs like JCP here (along with Kathy and Kay)

Whoops, another Eaton's pic, this time with Colleen! (1)

Karen was also popular in print ads of the era.  However, this product is kind of bizarre.  You could dye bedspreads and such with it.  That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. And apparently it wasn't.

A pic from late in Karen's career in 1981.  Still looking good!

 And on the cover of Simpsons Sears along with Dottie!!

Simply lovely, classic, and elegant.  Karen was the quintessential strawberry blonde!

One last pic of Kathy and Karen. What a pair!  They were the ultimate blonde tag team champions of 70s Big Book catalogs! (1)


(1) These pics courtesy of JJ's Playhouse.  Thanks!


  1. I love that you have all of these pictures of my Mom Karen. It is nice to search and be able to see her anytime I want. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the comment. Your mom was quite the model back in the 70s! She was always a regular and her smile really lit things up! I will be doing another special on her in the near future.