to squeeze in some last minute holiday shopping? ATOMIC has a few
suggestions to make this a very retro season of giving. And if you're
too late to stick these goodies under the tree, why not pick up a
few presents for yourself as a new year's treat?
Delicious, 365 Days a Year
Gourmet chocolatiere Maribel Chocolates has created a gorgeous line
of pin-up calendar chocolate bars, just in time for the holidays!
Each bar weighs 100 grams and retails for $15, plus shipping if
applicable. A set of 12 bars, one for each calendar month, is $180,
and includes a stand to prop the bars on, as well as a decorative
box for storage. Purchase these at Maribel’s New York City location,
or order by phone toll-free at (866) 925-8800.
You, Ahh, Thank You Very Much
of the King will swoon at the new Elvis memorabilia box set from
Chronicle Books. From Presley’s third grade report card to rare
fan club mementos, the collection contains 14 reproductions of
genuine Elvis artifacts chronicling his spectacular life, from
his childhood and early recording career, through his army service,
films in the Sixties, and dramatic concert performances in the
Seventies, at the end of a career cut short by tragedy. As this
velvet-lined box set proves, fat or thin, swiveling pelvis or
rhinestone-covered jumpsuit, Elvis Presley will always be The
King of Rock-and-Roll.
here to order
for the Holidays
years after Billie Holiday’s recording of her signature tune “God
Bless the Child,” Columbia Records has released an astonishing
collection of her most notable recordings leading her own band
or performing with orchestras led by Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson,
Count Basie, Eddie Heywood and Duke Ellington, among other greats.
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944)
a lavishly designed 230-song, 10-CD boxed set, pays homage to
her first phase a recording artist, the period when her legend
was forever engraved in stone.
here to order
you love to vamp it up, but hate the cat calls and wolf whistles
that inevitably ensue as you pass by? The new Queen Clutch and
Total Bitch Bag from DaFridge.com will help keep heathens in their
place while you saunter past with style. For something to put
in your new clutch, there’s the aqua-colored Wash Away Your Sins
Change Purse, specifically designed to take up a “collection for
redemption.” Spend your way to a cleaner conscience!
here to order
Healthy Dose of Holiday Cheer
the world’s first “Comedy Service Provider,” has released a dozen
new comedy CDs guaranteed to add a little ha-ha-ha to your ho-ho-ho.
The series includes performances by comedy legends like Milton Berle,
Red Buttons, Bill Dana (as “Jose Jimenez”), Woody Allen, and many
more. Laugh.com’s new Comedians On Comedy compilations also represent
some of the funniest people of the 20th century talking about how
they make people laugh, including segments by Jerry Lewis, Phyllis
Diller, Bob Hope, Shelley Berman, Jack Benny and George Burns. Look
for the comedy series at major record stores or visit www.Laugh.com.
Got the Beat
Looking for some cool flicks to watch over the winter holidays?
Check out the incredible selection at www.thevideobeat.com,
specialists in ’50s and ’60s videos! From juvenile delinquents to
surfers, hotrods to pinups, these cats have everything you need
for the ultimate rock-and-roll filmfest. New titles include Calypso
Heat Wave (1957), Get SmartThe Groovy Guru (1968),
Girls in Prison (1956), Speed Crazy (1959), Bobby
Rydell’s 1962 television pilot Swingin’ Together, and the
1968 CBS documentary The Hippie Temptation. Crazy, daddy-o!
Culture Lovers Unite
of 20th century entertainment will thrill at two new book titles
this holiday season. In Rolling Stone: The Decades of Rock
& Roll, Rolling Stone magazine and Chronicle Books join forces
to deliver the first five decades of rock like never before. Stars
like Little Richard, Bob Dylan and Robert Plant are revealed in
incredible interviews. Paul McCartney gives his top ten songs
of the ’60s, as does Moby for the ’90s. Black-and-white photos
capture Otis Redding on his knees, screaming into the microphone,
or Donna Summer wreathed in ’70s glitz. The Decades of Rock
& Roll gives fans of all ages the lowdown on the way it was,
and the way it is today.
a broader spectrum of the entertainment industry is 10,000
Answers: The Ultimate Trivia Encyclopedia (Random House).
The book is both a portal to the world of little-known facts and
an absorbing destination itself. Unlike other trivia books, it’s
organized by answer, and the full category index helps you find
subjects quickly. Perfect for nostalgia buffs, this trivia tome
is also entertaining and accessible for any lover of odd, interesting,
a Hotrod Hannukah!
do you find just the right dashboard hula girl or tumblin’ dice
T-shirt for the Fifties fanatic in your life? Thanks to the technological
wonders of the Internet, home delivery is just a few keystrokes
away. Check out www.munktiki.com
for limited edition ceramic tiki mugs, and try www.tikimania.com
for other tiki paraphernalia. Need the right retro threads? Visit
our German greaser friends at www.rock-a-tiki.com!
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