peggy and flo

um hi

brie the bobby-soxer:


Jane Withers

mostly from wikipedia:

[my cousin donna looks like jane withers –just ask mom!] is an American actress best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s, as well as for her portrayal of “Josephine the Plumber” in a series of TV commercials for Comet cleanser in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Withers began her career as a child actress, first on local radio broadcasts in Atlanta, Georgia as “Dixie’s Dainty Dewdrop”. By the age of three, she was singing and imitating adult celebrities. In the early 1930s Withers and her family moved to Hollywood; she worked as an extra and a bit part player in several films in 1932 and 1933.

Withers’s big break came when she landed a supporting role in the 1934 Shirley Temple film Bright Eyes. Her character Joy Smythe was spoiled and obnoxious, a perfect foil to Temple’s sweet personality. In a 2006 interview on TCM’s Private Screenings with Robert Osborne, Withers recalled that she was hesitant to take this role because she had to be so “mean” to Shirley Temple and she thought the public would hate her for it. In a humorous scene of the two little girls playing with dolls, Withers tells Temple that she is going to the kitchen to get “the biggest knife I can find and operate on YOUR doll!” She also tells Temple: “There ain’t any Santa Claus, because my psychoanalyst told me!” Withers received positive notices for her work, and was awarded a long-term contract with Fox.

Withers became one of the top 10 box-office stars in 1937 and 1938. Her popularity was such that Fox gave her “name” co-stars: the Ritz Brothers (in Pack Up Your Troubles) and Gene Autry (in Shooting High). Withers also took a flyer in screenwriting: she wrote the original story filmed as Small Town Deb, under the pseudonym “Jerrie Walters.”

Withers kept working in the 1940s; she made 16 films for Fox, Columbia, and Republic Pictures. Her “sweet sixteen” birthday party was filmed by Paramount for the Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood series.

In 1947, in her early twenties, Withers retired for several years from acting, after marrying wealthy Texas oil man, William P. Moss Jr., and had three children by him. The marriage was not a happy one and lasted only six years. Though she suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, it never stopped Jane’s spirit.

In 1955, she remarried, this time to Kenneth Errair, one-quarter of the harmonizing group “The Four Freshmen.” They had two children. The same year, she earned a supporting role in the film classic, Giant.

In 1955, while filming the movie Giant Jane developed a friendship with James Dean. In the DVD special features she tells the story that Dean had a favorite pink cowboy shirt he wore all the time. He never let it go the laundry for fear it would be lost like the other shirts he had. Withers convinced him to let her wash it for him. She did this often and when he left to go to the race he gave her his shirt to wash and have ready for him when he came back. James Dean died that day in the fateful fatal car wreck in California. Withers still keeps his shirt and the fond memories of him.

By the mid-1960s, Withers gained fame again as “Josephine the Plumber,” a character in a long-running and popular series of television commercials for Comet cleanser, and the veteran TV-ad pitchwoman’s beloved character lasted into the 1970s.

A December 15, 2008 Advertising Age article about Flo, the Progressive Insurance TV commercial character played by Stephanie Courtney, said that Flo, “… is a weirdly sincere, post-modern Josephine the Plumber who just really wants to help. She has: The brand is flourishing.”


speaking of which, they should do one commercial with perky Flo the insurance lady wearing a dress:

It would be sensational!


Elisabeth Moss

(born July 24, 1982) is an American actress.

Elisabeth Moss was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of musicians. She began acting in 1990.

Since July 2007, she has played secretary turned copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC dramatic series Mad Men, about Madison Avenue professionals, during the era from 1960 to 1965. In 2009, Moss was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

anyway, she is the perfect peggy!




rebecca starr:

with glasses and bangs, while wearing school-girl loafers and bobby socks (pigtails too!):

this is a really good look for her!

here she is with mister 18 inch tony duncan:




brie mom:


here is PTA soccer mom janet mason (again!) on a date at lexington steele’s house, while her husband films the action:


there is something really special about this video!


oh! almost forgot!

here is 23 year old mom Violet dressed for school:


last month’s mystery photo was marcella (russian?):

although her videos are too extreme for my taste, i really love the cute outfits she wears!