Monday, October 31, 2016

K Club Special - Part 30 - Peggy Palmer

Continuing our review of some many of the popular catalog models of the 70s, this time we'll highlight Peggy Palmer.

Who was that you ask?
Oh yeah, THAT model.  You know, one of the ones that frequented the "dedicates" section of the Big Book catalogs (not that I remember anything about!?!?)

Yes, normally this is strictly a G rated blog.  However, this week it may have to stray into the PG area a bit.

You may notice that the pics in this post have been cropped - not that there is anything really that revealing by today's standards,  Still I try not to offend anyone just in case.

Peggy also appeared in other sections of the Big Books.
Whew!! Those "Penn-Press polyesters" are a  lot less risky!

Still more typical pics from JCP.

Another tic tac toe game, but this time it looks like somebody won!

Peggy didn't often appear with the other "K Clubbers", but here is is with Colleen and Dottie.

And there are very few pics of her with Kathy.  In fact this one from a Lana Lobbel catalog is the only one that I've found.

Another pic form the same Lana Lobbel catalog - nice giant collars.

 More Peggy, this time from Bellas Hess! Very nice, very cute!

Hugger Knits just in time for Autumn.

Peggy's career started in the 60s and certainly included a lot more than just catalog modeling...
 The cover of Cosmo!!

And another Cosmo cover - very 60s hairstyle!!

Still for many of us Peggy will be remembered for her appearances in those Big Book catalogs...
Very, very nice!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

When Life Was Groovy - Part 3!!

And nothing was groovier in the 70s than.....

Coordinates!!  Well maybe there were things way more groovy, but with Kathy, Barbara, and Donna showing us the styles, well that's pretty groovy if you ask me!!

And not only are the clothes coordinated, they come with uber-groovy coordinated clogs!!  What's with the question mark on Kathy's blouse?  Well I guess if you don't know what the question is, you'll never have the answer - maybe it has something to do with the cool little white hat!!

So the red and white brights are a bit too much for you?  Well those groovy 70s coordinates came in soothing peach too!  And they certainly make Dona and Kathy beam their killer smiles!!

Yep, that's a million dollar smile if I ever saw one!!

Just when you thought the coordinates couldn't get any groovier......
 They show up in denim!!  And, of course, they came with matching clogs also!!

Was Kathy the go-to model for the cool white hat?!?  Well that smile certainly makes it look like a perfect match for those denim bell bottoms.  All I can say is "That's Sooooo 70s."

I've been looking for love in all the wrong laces.....I spoke too soon!!  Just when you thought you had the groovy life of the 70s figured out, they go country on you!!  Which is pretty cool, especially with a pretty gal like Kathy.

Hey, isn't that a tic tac toe game on Kathy's blouse?  Perhaps solving that gives yo the answer to question in the second pic?!? Well I guess we'll never know.  That will have to remain one of the mysteries of why the 70s were "When Life Was Groovy."

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sizzlin' by the Shore - Part 10!!

Or rather this post should be called "Sizzlin' By The Pool" because we're going to leave the beach babies behind and head poolside to check out all the super sizzlin' action inland!!

Oh groovy baby!!  The early 70s certainly sizzled by the pool with these psychedelic inspired swim fashions by Kathy and friend.  Who needs the beach with babes like these hanging around the fresh water!

And how about Jayne Modean for making one want to spring into the pool life?

More pools and more pool babes from the early 70s!!  This time with Kathy Jackson.  I'd say these gals definitely pulled off "The Wow Looks!"

"Beach Fare", but they're by the pool not the beach??  Oh well close enough.  This time it's another Jane along with Karen and Kathy that show us why we miss those 70s!!

Sighhh, Yes we miss them!

Like I've mentioned before, the gals just seemed to be cuter back then, more feminine.  I can't decide if that's the case or it's just me.

I don't think it's me.......

A little further inland and now we're traveling by mopeds.  Safety First!!  Gotta have that safety helmet on - even though you're in a swimsuit.  Yep makes perfect sense???

And what do we find on our inland trek??
The beach is great and the pool scene is cool.  But this pic has me convinced that 70s swimwear sizzled by land, sea, and pool!!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Before the Internet, There Were the Back Page Ads...

Long ago when the Internet was only a sparkle in a few techies minds, people still sought out help for all kinds of things: new careers, weight loss, relationships, and even pets.

Where was this pre-tech font of information you ask?  Well it was in a mish-mash of ads in the back of magazines!

Why on this single page alone, you have offers in shorthand courses (that's something that is always in demand these days!), careers in travel (huh?) and as a secretary (another in-demand) as well as summer study courses to finish high school among others!

And yes, that is our Kathy on the right.  After reading all the promises of money, travel, and an exciting career, I'm ready to sign up myself!!

How come I've never had a secretary that looked like that?

Two of the main themes of these back page ads are weight loss (or gain) and pictures of yourself.  I suppose that proves that the modern "selfie" craze is instinctive.

Let's take a closer look at that motivational weight loss poster...
Yes, "fat shame" yourself with this poster - that'll do the trick.

And after you loose all that weight, you'll realize, to your horror, that guys like curves!!  No problem, there were ads for putting the pounds back on also!

Body image issues were not just for women back then, no, no, no.  Who can forget the ubiquitous Charles Atlas ads imploring guys to bulk up lest you get sand kicked in your face at the beach!!

No, don't let them call you skinny by any means!  That can be fixed with Wate-On.  I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I actual bought this product in an attempt to become Charles Atlas.  It tasted like crap.

Here's a typical smorgasbord of stuff:  How to make your man more sensuous, how to get a book published, how to make bourbon (that'll help with the first item), and of course another giant picture of yourself. (1)

Ladies, after you make your man more sensuous, you can pick up the companion book for yourself!! Perhaps one should start with the hair removal product first. That should help to get him in the mood!

Careers in accounting, the airline industry and the military at your fingertips!  Who needs that darn internet!!

"Can you pass the Hug Test?"  More body image issues from the 70s.  "Men are Body Conscious, Are You?"  (2)

Yes we are!!  We are very "body conscious."

So what happens after all the weight loss/gain products, exciting careers, hair removal, bust enhancement, see-through glasses, and giant posters don't bring you happiness?  Well, there's one fall-back product left ......
For her.......

And for him.....


(1) Isn't making bourbon without a license illegal?? I mean that's what got Uncle Bob in all sorts of problems back home.  Darn "revenooers" were always trying to shut down his stills!

(2) Why oh why is there an ad for "How to Pick Up Girls" in the back of a women's magazine?  I mean I always assumed the techniques were different for that sort of thing?!?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Let's Get Into Physical - Part 6 - A Tribute to The King

"Grandpa, why are so sad?"

"Well son, I just found out that Arnold Palmer, one of the legends of the 60s and 70s, passed away."

"Oh, sorry to hear that Grandpa......Who??"

"Son don't tell me that you don't know who Arnold Palmer is?!?!?  He was only the most iconic and famous golfer of all time!!"

"Oh, you mean like Tiger Woods?"

"No, no, no.  Arnie was a true gentleman off the course as well as a ferocious competitor on it, and his fans loved him for it.  He came along right at the beginning of the TV age and transformed golf forever.  And best of all he remained humble and grateful for his success - not at all like the rich spoiled athletes today!"

"He always put on a show by his go-for-broke style."

"Did you ever see him play, Grandpa."

"Yes I did.  I attended a tournament when I was...well I was about your age.  I remember Arnie drove a tee shot into the deep right rough and we were just a few feet from his ball to see him play his second shot.   The lie was horrid, and he was blocked by trees.  But instead of chipping out like a mortal player would, he asked for a 3 iron, played it back in his stance and went for the green!  Leaves and dirt went flying!  When the dust settled, his ball was on the green about 7 feet from the pin.  It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen in sports...."

"And Arnie was really the first athlete to really cash in on the endorsement arena - hawking everything from watches..... copy machines to........ even lawn mowers!"

"Grandpa, you called a golfer an athlete.  Really?!?  "

"Watch it kid.  Anyway, Arnie made golf cool and made it popular for all sorts of people...

...even hot babes took up the game!"

"And of course, the Big Book catalogs took notice and pushed merchandise endorsed by all sorts of golf stars..."

"Johnny Miller??? Grandpa, why do you keep bringing up these guys that I've never heard of??  Anyway, there's NO way you can convince me that golf is cool."

"Oh really?? Challenge accepted kid, check these out........"

"Okay, I admit that's pretty cool, except for that green jacket.  It clashes with the red car.

"Sigh, Do you kids now days know anything?!?  You see, the biggest professional tournament of the year is called The Masters and the winner gets....oh never mind, let's move on"

"Yeah Grandpa, I admit that's pretty bad ass.  I didn't know that golfers could be such rebels! But still what about the babes?"

"Hey Grandpa, this Arnold Palmer was a stud!!  Maybe I'll take up golf."

"There you go son.  Hey I think it's time for one of those 'What Kind of Man Reads..." moments."

What Kind of Man Reads The Kathy Loghry Blogspot?  He's a champion champion who defined an era that defined his moments for eternity.  Ruthless, flamboyant and daring in competition, he was as equally kind, humble and caring off the course.  Women wanted him, men wanted to be him.  Quite simply he will always be known as......

The King.