Keyhole Frolics

Hiya
Hiya
Hiya.

It’s getting
well nigh
into the
Valentines
Day season….

And if a couple
of you fellers
haven’t figured
out how to turn
up the sugar
with your
favorite honey
yet,

Well,
all I got to
say is you
better get
moving.

Getting something
out of the gumball
machine for her
mighta worked
for ya 40 years ago,
but she’s been
busy on the phone
telling her girlfriends
that you’re gonna have
to put your big boy
pants on sometime
soon, and I do
think she means
it this time. 

Besides,
those machines
take dollar bills
now,
( who knew? )
so those quarters
you’ve been saving
ain’t gonna do no
good t’all.

Alright, so ,
maybe ,
just maybe,
you’ve decided
not to step
up for the
whole V-D deal –
( bad idea, bro )
which means,
basically, that
unless you paint a
face on your hand,
you’re not gonna
get makeup smeared
all over you this
year.

Again.

I’m sure there’s
other ways to
occupy your time –

– ( albeit not near
as much fun ) –

like calling your
Mother or pray a
Novena –

And as long as you
avoid certain acts
of desperation,
you’ll be fine.

I get a strange
impression,
though,
from these vintage
Mutoscope Cards,
part of a series
called:
” Keyhole Frolics ” –

– that it
wasn’t
always the
case for
some folks.

Desperation
doesn’t even
begin to cover
it, man.

Today we call
it being a
“Peeping Tom”
– but in movies
from the 30’s
and 40’s,
people were
doing it
all the time.

Ahh
well…

They have an
interesting….
perspective,
shall we say.

There were
originally
32 cards in
the set
issued by
Mutoscope
during the 
1940’s —
and they
were quite
popular at
the time.

So far,
I’ve only
been able
to find
these,
but of
course,
I’ll keep
looking.

Most of
these
cards on
our post
today
are easy
enough to
read the
legends …

but these
last 4 on
the right
aren’t great
scans, so
those
captions
read:

Pictorial News
Happy Landingmutoscope
Strike up the Band
and
Goal To Go!”

As strange
as they are,
I think
they’re still
pretty fun,
as long as
it don’t
give you
any crazy
or desperate
ideas.

Hey,
they don’t
make keyholes
that size any
more, any way.

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!!! HOY !!!

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4 thoughts on “Keyhole Frolics

  1. These are such fun fun FUN!
    HUGS!!! 😀

  2. Good luck in finding more of these for a complete set. They bring out the voyeur in some people, not including you or me, of course! 😀

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