Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Disco Dancer Keyring

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3″ round tortoise shell plastic keyring from 1979 with grooves like a vinyl record and raised gold Disco dancers whose silhouettes look more like they’re on their way to an Anne Murray concert than to Studio 54. The back has a glass mirror, long broken, that says “Hot To Trot”, as if that were a slogan of the late 70′s and not property of the Bobby Soxers three decades earlier. Manufactured by Bromac, which sounds more like a company that makes antacid than Disco products. All in all, everything misses the mark just enough to make this a Kitsch lover’s dream.

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Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Happy Mother’s Day In Matching Outfits

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Dated Mother’s Day, 1951, this is a photo of the Smith family who lived in my house long before I bought it. My driveway never looked so good. Neither did mom, matching her family like a set of pristine bowling pins or Melmac plates.

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Categories: Clothes, Holidays, House, Kitsch, Kitsch O' The Day, People, Self expression, Transportation, Travel

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World’s Most Popular Laundry Chute

By far the most popular photo in the 19, count them, 19 photos of my house in the Los Angeles Times over the weekend was this one of my laundry chute: 

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Categories: Art, Creative process, Hollywood, House, Kitsch, Los Angeles

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