A young lad by the name of Frankie Thomas played Tom Corbett, a teenage rocket jockey. Except that when the series started in 1951, Frankie Thomas was 30 years old. Ah, the Golden Age of Television, when 30 year olds would play teenagers, horses could talk, and no, we really didn't see Edgar Bergen's lips flap around like nobody's business when Mortimer Snerd was yuk yukking away.
I'm the proud owner of a complete first edition set of the Tom Corbett books. And stop drooling over the awesome 1950s bookends.
The books belonged to my first husband, so I'm fairly certain he had them since he was a kid. Now they're MINE, mwah ha ha!!!
I love vintage bookends, and although the deer bookends on the right are pretty darn cute, these are just awesome.
Happy Monday, y'all. Tomorrow I'll be sharing some of my great weekend vintage finds.