When you next go shopping, don’t forget to pick up…

Greetings vintage mates!

Whether you are a high street shopper, a mega-store moocher, a mail-order junkie, a catalogue queen or a flea-market freak… make sure you pick up these items* the next time you go shopping!

*time-travel to the 1960s may be required for certain items subject to availability.

Shopping list: Ajax cleaner, Pax washing powder, Palmolive washing-up liquid, Mir washing powder, Orlane and Juvena cosmetics, Banga orange juice, Gayelord Hauser Vitamin Pills.

Don’t forget to pick up…

Some Zip-Snip mini-secateurs for your fingers and thumb! Roses are red, violets are blue, ouch, it’s off to Accident & Emergency for you!

Don’t forget to pick up…

Some new special transistor batteries, preferably from Wonder. Pow!

Don’t forget to pick up…

New kitchen appliances!

In fact, why not go the whole hog and pick up a new kitchen!

And while you’re at it, get some new tableware too!

Don’t forget to pick up…

A Ronson lighter, for those special cigarette, cigar and candlelight moments! (this advert is dedicated to Chris Hall and ‘Mr Patterson’)

And whatever you do, make sure you don’t forget to pick up…

A most very handy Very-Table! Very good! Verily we say it is a most veritable Very-Table that is in vogue right now!

For goodness sake, please, please, please don’t forget to pick up…

The Cornflakes and some new Eumig film cameras!! How on Earth are we supposed to make arthouse movies on an empty stomach!


I think that’s all…

No, wait…

Don’t forget to pick up…

Some new View-Master reels! Like View-Master? Then TVTA has you covered!

Don’t forget to…

Fall in love 😍

Don’t forget to…

Think! 🤔

TVTA thinks…


That’s all folks. Thank you for shopping with us 😊

Images from: Jours De France #750, 1969 and Marie France #118, 1965.

Fashion, movie and style images from Jours de France magazine issue #750 1969

Jours De France 750 1969. Brigitte Bardot et Maurice Ronet.

Jours de France was a popular French weekly women’s print magazine published between 1954 and 1989. The magazine featured articles and photographs on fashion, cinema, writers, artists and musicians, as well as cartoons and puzzles. TVTA was lucky to get hold of issue #750 from 1969 with actress Gina Lollobrigida on the cover. The issue is jam-packed with superb images of late 1960s French culture, as well as an abundance of print adverts from popular brands which were the main source of revenue for magazines like Jours de France.

At more than 260 pages long, there is bound to be a ‘part two’ to this post. I was unable to scan the images due to the sheer size and weight of the magazine being too much for the TVTA A4 office scanner, so all images from this issue are presented as photographs.

Enjoy 🙂

– Ford.

Jours De France 750 1969. Cover. Gina Lollobrigida.

Jours De France 750 1969. Robert Hossein et Marisa Mell.

French fashion and style

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Walking in a 60s Wonderland

A TVTA Christmas Selection Box Special!

Greetings, vintage mates! Here’s wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful and creative New Year ahead!

Staying with our recent 1960s fashion and style vibe, TVTA is pleased to present seasonal images from the French pages of Elle (1968), Jours De France (1969) and Marie Claire (1965) featuring Christmas gift ideas, homemade decorations, festive food and winter fashion.

Enjoy the images. See you in 2022!


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Sixties Horror!

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of Japanese horror film posters as featured in the pages of L’Ecran Fantastique from 1986. Featuring the actor Peter Cushing in various Frankenstein pictures from the British Hammer Film Productions Ltd., plus Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele and Vincent Price appearing elsewhere.

The Curse of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
The Curse of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
The Evil of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
The Revenge of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
Frankenstein Must be Destroyed L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
Frankenstein Created Woman L’Ecran Fantastique no 70 1986
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