At a Memorabilia show last year I bought a selection of vintage magazines (Red Letter, Red Star, Secrets) from the 1950s and 60s. I thought if nothing else they would be good for a laugh, which they were. They also included knitting patterns, some of which- like the ‘butterfly jumper’ below – are quite cute. If I could remember how to knit I’d give it a go.
The magazines had some hilariously sexist headlines, and even a couple of highly sexist covers. ‘The Case of the Nagging Wife’ has to be just about the least exciting mystery title ever.
The magazines also featured a a number of glamorous advertisements, and…
Strangest of all, ‘Bruce Forsyth’s Query Corner’, where a young Bruce will answer all your pop music questions!