Friday, September 18, 2015

Pulp Fiction

 Bring out the Gimp... Oh, wait.  Not that Pulp Fiction.
This pulp fiction:
"a magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper ."

A couple of years ago we went to a really neat museum showing of the history of Pulp Fiction.

 On one wall was enlarged cover art.

 On the other wall was A HUGE timeline.

The timeline was impressive, both visually and informatively.

 In the middle of the show was a newsstand.  It had reproduction magazines on the shelves and advertisements for smokes and chewing gum on the walls.  Most of the items on the shelves were brochures about the show and history of pulp fiction, which were cleverly disguised to blend in with the newsstand look.  

 In the showcases, protected from greasy fingers, were bunches of antique and vintage publications.  

I love shows that are like this, fun subject matter that is looked at from a historical point of view, with the viewer's atmosphere balanced between the two.

If you need more of the same, see these past posts:
Lunchbox Memories
Atomic Age Stuff
Tin Toys

I, myself, have a hankering for a Royale with cheese.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

That is so cool! What a great experience!