Let's take a break from theme parks for just a little while with some holiday fun! From 1965, we have the "Holiday Fun Book"...a gift for you from Canada Dry and your very good friends at Penneys, Luden's Candies, Purina Cat Chow, Scripto Pens and Yamaha Sportcycles!
"That Darn Cat!" which was released in 1965, happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies....along with two others that also star Hayley Mills, "The Parent Trap" and "The Moon-Spinners."
I've seen all of these Disney movies except for "Thomasina"....does anyone out there recommend it? I've heard that it's a tear-jerker, so I've avoided it.
I was going to cut this autographed picture out and carry it in my wallet like it suggests, but I decided to keep the book intact. Cologne and nail polish as Christmas gifts for your pets? Were the makers of Purina Cat Chow really recommending that?
My grandparents used to buy Wink from Canada Dry. I think they also bought Squirt which was another grapefruit-flavored soft drink.
An original Walt Disney Christmas story!
Scripto pens? Actually, I prefer writing with a Bic Banana. Of course, a Bic Banana Ink Crayon will do in a pinch....especially when it's endorsed by Charles Nelson Reilly wearing a banana costume!
Many of my childhood toys came from Penneys......and Sears! Are there any department stores that still have a toy department?
I believe this book was an insert from Look Magazine, but it's possible that it was available from another source. Perhaps it was a free gift from the Canada Dry display at your local super market?
Mark Twain, June 1963
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