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The Instamatic camera was a series of Kodak cameras made from 1963 until 1988. These cameras were very successful and they were a pioneering influence on low-cost photography for the masses.

Instamatic Cameras

The great popularity of this camera series caused the brand name Instamatic to be used as a generic term for all small  instant photography cameras. It was easy to use in just 3 simple steps.



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Repeat as often as necessary. It’s Instamatic!

The Suit Makes The Man?

So, does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit?

It’s a good question, but please don’t beg the question. After all, this gentleman is obviously at the Playboy Club in a green business suit bought at Sears. Yes, Sears.

Even worse, he’s holding a plate of “awful ad food” and somebody with the same Sears green suit is but a few feet away. Think he’ll score in that suit? How about the other guy? No way, it’s the Playboy Club and you know how that goes.

He's Gonna Score Wearing That Fine Suite

The Luxurata Collection from The Men’s Store at Sears

The contemporary style shown here is Contemporary Wedge II in Spring Green. It has a slightly suppressed waist, deep side vents, mini-notched lapels and unflappable pockets. Yes, unflappable! Priced under $95 dollars. Charge it today! Wear it tonight!


Your 15 Minutes Are Up

“15 Minutes of Fame” is the short-lived media publicity or celebrity of an individual or phenomenon.

Your 15 Minutes Are Up

This well-known expression is credited to pop artist Andy Warhol, who included the words “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” in a program for a 1968 exhibition of his work.

Andy's Tomato Juice

However, this expression is 48 years old, so today we might amend Andy’s words to instead read, “In the future, everyone will have 15 gigabytes of fame.” I said it first. Thanks for visiting!

Warhol Soup Cans

“In the future, everyone will have 15 gigabytes of fame.”               ~ Eric Hatheway (1984)