Monday, October 28, 2013


Happy Halloween a few days early....Enjoy these little seasonal ghoulish tidbits during the week and tell your friends to come and take a look.  When you get to the end, be sure to click on the links to see other years of Halloween here on HR&J.  Scroll down to see them all and click for enlargements.
Actor Woody Allen once said "‘I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens."

We have to have a hot rod of some sort on this post.  Here is a great old Halloween post card with a pumpkin driving a witch in a watermelon hot rod with limes for wheels....HOW COOL IS THAT?

Here are a couple of REAL scary ones.  This first Lucky Strike one says, "The way this Jack-o-lantern smiles, you'd almost think that he could really taste the Lucky Strike he's lighting up for me."  The second on says that Old Gold cures just one thing....The World's Best Tobacco....doesn't even make sense.
These old characters on this old Wrigley's Spearmint ad are scary enough on their own let alone on a Halloween advertisement.

Here's a little take off on an old product called "Miss Clairol"....does the Werewolf use it or not....LOL


......And here is Jack Pierce doing a wonderful job coloring Lon Chaney's hair....uh FUR....
Only a Werewolf knows for sure.

This next one stands out as one of the strangest commercial ad's I've ever seen!!
They're using really weird looking kiddies, smoking Duke of Durham....or maybe they are chewing it....By the looks on their faces, "they're chewing".

This is a real odd collection of doll heads....scares the hell out of me!!!
The witch here looks like Little Red Riding Hood with a black cat!
One more witch post card.  In the early 1900's people would send 1 cent post cards out on pretty much every occasion.  I have seen many different ones like these.....very colorful and old timey for sure!
Gotta love Boris....there's no voice quite like his!

Here are a couple more films that made me cover my eyes at the old Royal Theatre back in the day!  Be sure to click on the links at the end for other year's posts.
Always a sexy looking gal being carried off by the monster....
and WOW....its in 3D....remember the old green and red
cellophane lens cardboard 3D glasses?

GEEZ......would you actually let your little kid dress up like this...then have her look at herself in the could surely have a lasting impact....then again don't a lot of teens dress this way every day of the week...LOL!
Here's a real hokey Rat Fink costume from the 1960s, that doesn't do Ed Roth's creation any justice.  You'd have to get Ed himself to build you a costume to really look like his "Mickey Mouse" alter ego "Rat Fink".  Rat Fink was and still is a noted Hot Rod icon to this very day, thanks to artist and "weird" car creator Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.
 This is how Ed's creation should look....flies all over and wierd as hell!  I love Rat Fink!

Be sure to click on EACH of the following posts to see other Halloween years on Hot Rods and Jalopies, then come back.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! final scare!

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