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captain of industry

Stan Weston, the licensing entrepreneur who created G.I. Joe and Captain Action back in the 60’s, has died at 84. more info here, here, and here. Photo is Stan at his Manhattan office, surrounded by his many projects and toys, in

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Posted in 60's, advertising, comic books, costumes, toys

good as gold

my daughter, the fledgling journalist, found this ad in a 1993 issue of the Rockville Center Herald. A bloody mary with horseradish? Sounds like something Rachel Menken might drink. “I’ll have a Bloody Murray, extra Gold’s” she said, as she fit

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final(e) toast

Well, it’s finally over. Like Lucky Strikes and Bobby’s dinner, it’s toast(ed)! Did the Mad Man finale satisfy your expectations? Myself, all i wanted was an ending that wrapped things up, and was not open-ended like the Sopranos finale. And

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the end of “church and state”

Publisher Time Inc. has created a new eight-person unit dedicated to creating native advertising. Native ads, also known as sponsored or branded content, are ads that are designed to look like editorial content. Meanwhile, this study, at least, suggests readers

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