We recieved this as a place setting at a good friend's birthday last weekend. Good no? Where is Arthur Getter now, we wonder? MGR
I don't recall 1962 looking THAT bad. The clothes maybe.
I don't about everyone else, but I think every aspirational home should be all of the things suggested in the postcard--restful, casual, formal and gay. Seriously, that's a clever re-use of an old postcard.
meant to say "I don't know about everyone else..."
"Should your home be gay?"Come on Patrick the other one! Where is that rapier wit???
Enrique you owe me an explanation. What with "your home should be gay" thing?And Lori, I've been asking the same Where in the heck in Pat(too)?
Oh, Chucky. Just a little fun with dated, pre-'70s colloquialisms. "Gay" as in "Those Doris Day and Rock Hudson comedies were always so lighthearted and gay." Ahem...
(Read the text of the postcard, y'all.)
Could he be in Beacon, NY? The White Pages thinks he could beGetter, Arthur J201 Main StBeacon, NY 12508-2729(845) 831-2141Might be worth a phone call. Beacon is just the sort of place Arthur might have ended up.
Mi apologies Quique. I did not read the caption and assumed something completely different like gays have all the fun when it comes to stylish Interior Design. Sorry.
Well, Chucky, I think Arthur Getter had all the fun decorating this room... I keep re-reading the copy on the postcard and it continues to crack me up. I'd sure love to have my "desires" and "special needs" catered to "with sympathetic interest."[Countdown to Miller Time officially begins now. Tick-tick-tick...] Have a great weekend, all!
Enrique, my mistake was to jump the gun and then read. I agree Arthur had fun. Enjoy the week-end.
wow, what will they think of today's average home in 43 years.that card was a great find maxwell.
"They" will laugh. Although I'm not sure Mr. Getter's creation would be considered "average" - looks a bit tony.I have an amazing book called The Complete Basic Book of Home Decorating by William E. Hague from the late 60s/early 70s (multiple copyrights) - picked it up at a used book store for a buck. Full of b+w fotos, several color plates, all guaranteed to elicit gasps
I have a book called "Popular Home Decoration" by Mary Davis Gillies puplished in 1940 with both B&W as well as colorplates. My favorite is the before and after pictures.
He's my dad ,a very talented painter , and is so straight that he wouldn't get your clever in-you-end-dos.
Arthur Getter is my non-gay uncle and I remember that living room being beautiful back in 1962. My father owned the furniture store, and he wasn't gay either. However, Uncle Arthur's living room today no longer looks like that.
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