Sunday, July 29, 2012

Charlie Chaplin Outfit -- July 29, 2012

"1000 LAFFS for 10 cents."  This ad, from the November, 1915 Photoplay, encourages boys to send their dimes to the NUIDEA Company in Brooklyn to receive a Charlie Chaplin outfit. I understand the mustache.  I wonder why it includes a gold tooth.  The "Ish Ka Bibble" button is interesting.  I remember Ish Kabibble, Mervyn Bogue, who performed with Kay Kyser.  According to Wikipedia, "Ish Ka Bibble" is a fake Yiddish expression that is said to mean "I should worry?"  I'd love to own a Disappearing Medallion Coin.  Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version. 

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