Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stocking Stuffers

As you might have guessed, the above items are from my dad's last days in the Army Animation Unit (WWII). If you're wondering why there is a "T" on the chevrons, that's because the AAU was actually part of the Army Technical Corps.

The above has to be from the mid-70's, because my dad is sporting those graying sideburns which were so popular among balding middle-aged men from that era. Oddly, I like the photograph.

Yes, there really is a reel in the can. It has three commercials: Nabisco Shredded Wheat, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Buster Brown Shoes (don't forget his dog Tige -- he's in there too.) Actually, that is my own ugly handwriting at the top of the label -- to remind myself what is inside -- because if you've ever had to unspool something of this length using a pencil, like I did -- you'll never want to do it again.


J.V. (AKA "White Pongo") said...

Wow. Real treasues, Paul. Thanks for sharing!

p spector said...

Hey Uncle John,
I love comments, and I love yours tremendously. Thanks for coming inside! - Paul

Michael Sporn said...


That Raggedy Ann card is nice. Funny that they didn't have a card for the headquarters of the production, which was located in NY. I guess Carl, who ran the LA office, was more together.