Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TV-themed Vinyl Record Albums

I would BEG my parents to let me stay up late to watch the Smothers Brothers TV show back in the day. Usually they said no.  I was too young to understand a lot of their cutting edge cultural humor, but I liked them anyway.

The overriding theme in our basement is classic TV shows from the 1950s and 60s.  They're reflected in many of my vintage lunchboxes, and also in old record album covers.  (I've also got a ton of old Whitman TV books that were aimed at kids in the mid century era, but I haven't figured out a good way to display those yet.)  I did find a good way to display the record albums - plastic hangers shaped like an upside-down "Y" that you nail to the wall then slide the album into. Most of the albums on display reflect TV shows that never got their own lunchbox tie in.  I love the color these add to the room!  Here are a few favorites...

Always wanted to visit Mayberry, and I'd love to have any of the "new" old Fords they had on the show.

We watched All In the Family every Saturday night, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bob Newhart
Loved Mr. Ed too

I was never a Dark Shadows fan, but I know how much of a cult following the soap opera had

Old Fred and son Lamont are my junk gathering inspiration!

I always liked The Twilight Zone, but was too young to remember 77 Sunset Strip. 

1 comment:

  1. I used to LOVE Sandford & Son. I caught the reruns as a kid living on the East Coast. Fred cracked me up! "Don't be a dummy stupid, you stupid dummy!"