Anyone who remembers Frankenstein and his monster might think the actors' favorite recipe would have wolfbane and batwings, but no. Here's Boris Karloff's guacamole recipe.
Monster Mash: How the ghoulish Halloween song by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett came to be – and became a huge hit
Old Halloween songs never die - they just reappear on the chart every decade or so. Such is the case with Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's million-seller, 'Monster Mash.'
Cheap store-bought vintage Halloween costumes like these were all the rage in the '70s. But how did the finished product compare to their TV show inspiration? We took a look, and the results were nothing short of scary.
How the TV show ‘Leave it to Beaver’ began, and made millions yearn for an idealized version of the ’50s that never actually existed
Revisit the picture-perfect view of the '50s with the Cleaver family, and their oh-so-retro daily ups and downs on the classic TV show, 'Leave it to Beaver.' You'll also find out how Alfred Hitchcock was involved with this success story!
People as vegetables: Odd old trade cards from the 1800s showing men & women literally made from veggies
Trade cards, the granddaddy of today's trading cards, were common in the 1800s, and often showed offbeat images that existed solely to build brand buzz. Here's a strange set showing people as vegetables.
Fill ‘er up? Some vintage full-service gas station tips for attendants – and it’s so obviously advice from another era (1944)
What does it take to be a tip-top vintage full-service gas station service attendant during the 1940s? Find out how customer care went beyond 'Shall I fill it up with Super Special?'
How to flirt and chase men ’til they catch you: Seventeen magazine’s top tips for teen girls in the 1950s
How to chase men till they catch us is something every young girl should know, says Enid Haupt, editor of Seventeen magazine. Her tips on how to flirt, include the advice to curb your aggressive nature, because 'It belongs to men only.'
Campy or vampire spoof, call it what you like - The Lost Boys, a movie starring Kiefer Sutherland - is decidedly offbeat entertainment... with a twist.
Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, is a movie with the richest colors, the brightest melodies, and the most vivid illustrations.
America gets in the mood: Mood rings seen everywhere as colorful new-age trend of the ’70s captures the minds of millions
Mood rings were incredibly popular pieces of jewelry in the mid-1970s. - call it a colorful fad. So do the rings actually work? What do the mood ring colors mean? Find out here!
Sleeping Beauty is a must for a Disney fan. Most unforgettable character: The witch Maleficent. Compared to her, Dracula’s daughter was a social worker.
Vintage View-Master reels were a trip into another dimension; 'Stereo color pictures are so real, you'll feel you are actually part of the scene! Over 400 entertaining, educational subjects to delight all the family.'
Why do so many people still love vintage Peanuts stickers sheets? 'You'd be astounded at the enthusiasm of Peanuts collectors,' said cartoonist Charles Schulz in 1989, who once resembled his round-faced Charlie Brown character.
Pretty, thin, young and single? Check out these sexist stewardess job requirements of the ’50s & ’60s
See what was needed to put you in the running for a coveted stewardess job back in the '50s and '60s! Some requirements were grounded in reason, but many were just plain sexism in action.
Thomas Edison says people work too hard, but that pleasure is as necessary as food. 'This is an electric age. The pressure was never heavier, nor the grind harder.'
The magic of modern moviemaking at its miracle best breathes life into that beloved classic of childhood. Take a look behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz in this story from the film's debut in 1939!
"I Love Lucy," a domestic comedy TV series, reduces the role of husband to roughly that of the male spider, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if, at the end of the season, Miss Ball ate him.
Amazing sights to see! The tornado – Munchkinland – Horse of a Different Color – Startling balloon ascent – Flying monkeys – Trees that talk and throw apples – More, more, more!!! It's all in "The Wizard of Oz."
The band Blondie was discovered one night by some wealthy people out slumming after the theatre, and hired to perform at a party in a posh apartment.
Silent movies were not part of a primitive style of filmmaking, but an alternate form of storytelling - with artistic triumphs equivalent to or greater than those of the sound films that followed.
Walt Disney arranged it all and then named it Disneyland. Sprawled over 160 acres at Anaheim, California, it is easily the most lavish amusement park on earth.
A simple and inexpensive new toy - known as the Hula Hoop - has thousands of the nation's children and many of its adults shaking their hips to make the hoop spin.
In the early '70s, Sonny and Cher turned to television, and to everyone's surprise, became the hit of the 1971 season, paving the way for many other successful musical variety shows on TV.
The $2 bill, among the most maligned and rarest denominations of paper currency, is on the way back.
Here’s a selection of photos taken by visitors to NYC who snapped pictures of the impressively tall twin towers of the World Trade Center during the months and years before they fell.
There's an all-new all-family comedy-musical-variety series - 'The Muppet Show,' the latest offering from Jim Henson. Find out about the show, and see the opening credits and theme song lyrics here!
Unlike most rock groups, Creedence Clearwater Revival doesn't even have a booking agency or a manager, yet they are currently the most successful pop-rock group in the world - and the richest.
Are mothers too easy on their kids? A few people from Philadelphia had their say back in 1940, and their answers might surprise you.
The United States is now old enough to afford ample material for those researching genealogy, and many people now engage the services of a genealogist for help in tracing family lineage.
Remember the planes with a smile? We’ve got vintage PSA ticket jackets, emergency cards & more from Pacific Southwest Airlines
Pacific Southwest Airlines executives 'appreciate beauty and grace in women and, what's most important, they don't mind admitting that we are the ones who make them look good.' Yep, it was the '60s.
If you haven't heard of 'Rocky' or Sylvester Stallone, welcome back from Mars - about the only place where you could not see or hear about this movie about a boxer, and the rags-to-riches story of the guy who wrote it.
In 1981, Simon and Garfunkel reunited to play a free concert in New York's Central Park. It was their first full performance together in eleven years, and nearly half a million people flocked to see it.
Teen guests will swing at a party of food, fun and favors that a young hostess can make herself. Greet your invited ghosts and goblins with a Halloween party!
We loved Lucy: ’50s magazines with Lucille Ball on the cover – plus what she had to say about her marriage to Desi Arnaz
The top-rated TV show, I Love Lucy, ran from 1951 to 1957 - around the time these magazines with Lucille Ball on the cover were published.
With a cast headed by Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, and a script by Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (who helped script 'Animal House'), the 1984 movie 'Ghostbusters' had blockbuster written all over it.
You liked the side action upstairs in the bedroom during the wedding from the book The Godfather? In the movie, you got it. Liked the horse-head bit? You got it. The restaurant caper with the crooked police captain? You got it, you got it.