History for the Distinguished Connoisseur
Founded by the late Sir Roger Delfont, ADSAUSAGE is an open access database of printed material artifacts. Since 2004, we've curated a vast array of material spanning the past fifty years. Additionally, the holdings contain a large amount of pop-culture, including special collections on fashion, film, design, Los Angeles history and much more.

Our goal is safeguarding important artifacts while we continue to ensure this valuable resource is 100% free. The library is a work in progress, and we continue to acquire unique content that is being made accessible to the public.

Village Voice 1969
Whether perusing Afghanistan coats at the Naked Grape, catching the latest Agnès Varda at the Elgin or simply enjoying the vibe at the Vanguard, chances were you read about it in the Village Voice. New York's famed alternative weekly since 1955 enjoyed a long and tumultous history. We've been kind enough in curating the best pieces from 1969 and a few from 1970.

Rave 1964-1969
It's back to the days when Britannia ruled the waves; mini-skirts and mods, dollybirds and discotheque. For a moment in time, London was happening and Lords and Ladies mingled with teens from Chelsea. It was Up the Junction and Itchycoo Park rolled into one glorious explosion of hot pavements and ice-cream by the riverbed.

LA Weekly 1978-2018
As we continue our exploration of Los Angeles and its cultural backstory, we've acquired an enviable collection of LA Weekly magazine. The seminal periodical began in 1978 by founder, editor and publisher Jay Levin (who departed in 1992). Actor Michael Douglas was originally listed among the directors.

And while the weekly is drastically less impressive today (thanks to some unfortunate changes in leadership), the importance in mining its vast history cannot be overlooked.

Our collection barely dents the forty year time span, and much like our Los Angeles Free Press collection, the focus is on film, music and anything in between. It's a nostalgic look back at midnight movies at the Nuart, shopping for antique robes at Flip on Melrose, and seeing bands with funny names at Madame Wong's in Chinatown.

Hotel California
Just checking in? Please enjoy the free continental breakfast in one of our modern, air-conditioned, beautifully furnished rooms. That's right, we've spent an inexcusable amount of time cataloging a heavy selection of motels, hotels and apartment houses. From luxurious national chains down to the family-run rustic motor lodge on the edge of town (with the dodgy-looking pool).

With each gorgeous postcard, we've added a fair amount of historical information and links to the current site - which sadly for many, has become a parking lot.

Welcome to L.A.
The Los Angeles Times Annual Midwinter magazine promoted itself as a "graphic story of Southern California's progress and future". Illustrated in color and rotogravure, the publication offered articles on various phases of Southern California life; industry, agriculture, population, civic improvement and the arts. All of this was promoted to show Eastern relatives and friends what they were missing, and "read about the rich land of promise".

Our curators mined the archives and pulled issues from 1923 and 1961. Although not complete unfortunately - what there is, offers a compelling and rich visual history of Los Angeles.

Pictorial California and the Pacific
Continuing to build on our extensive collection of Los Angeles artifacts, we've curated a selection of Pictorial California and the Pacific. The richly illustrated magazine ("24 pages in Rotogravure") was published by Eugene Swarzwald of Keystone Photo Services in downtown Los Angeles. Swarwald passed away in 1948, at the age of 65. A civiv leader in the community, Swarwald also served on the Beverly Hills Board of Education from 1930-1939.

Los Angeles Yearbook Express 1926 and 1931
Although covering some familiar material found in the Los Angeles Times Midwinter publications, these two yearbooks provide additional history that explores the city's roots. As a bonus, we've unearthed 'La Fiesta de Los Angeles - Official Program 1931.' - another wonderful look back, with rare advertisements and history.

Forty Years of the British Music Press
Back in the day, if you were serious about music that didn't concern itself with Vera Lynn, Bucks Fizz, or Rolf Harris (who was Australian incidentally), a handful of music publications covered everyone from Pink Floyd and David Bowie, to Ultravox and Heaven 17.

Whether you were a Tin Pan Alley mogul in 1965 or a morose trainspotter in 1985, chances were you read either Melody Maker, NME, Sounds or Record Mirror.

Well, we've put together an astounding collection of fairly big covers and artsy-fartsy ads from all of them. The venues may have disappeared, the bands have probably broken up, but the memories live on...

Los Angeles Free Press
L.A.'s legendary underground newspaper gets a thorough examination here. We've compiled a number of issues between 1966 and 1976, providing insightful essays on film, music and places of interest. Offering a vast amount of historical significance, these issues shed a fascinating light from the days of KRLA and KMET, the Troubadour and the Whisky, Cinematheque-16 and psychedelic coffee shops along Fairfax Avenue. The trip starts here...

Soviet Era Fashion 1954-1969
As Captain Marko Ramius, Sean Connery asked Jack Ryan (played beautifully by Alec Baldwin), “A little revolution now and then is a healthy thing, don't you think?” That line from the classic 1990 John McTiernan blockbuster, The Hunt for Red October has barely anything to do with fashion. But it has quite a bit to do with the Soviet Union... and a submarine. So we've put together a handsome collection of lavishly illustrated fashion catalogs from the Cold War era... apparently snuck out of Red Square by Kim Philby. The hunt is on...

New York World's Fair 1964-1965
Feast your eyes on this gorgeous collection of artifacts from Flushing Meadow Park, where close to 40 million people passed through the gates. Take a trip on the Monorail and 'Ride into Tomorrow'. Welcome Aboard!

Playboy VIP
One would think these magazines were found stashed under a bed. One would be wrong. In fact, these were unearthed during a search of our vault in Chilliwack, BC. We've dusted and cleansed a number of copies of Hugh Hefner's club magazine, offered to lucky keyholders for a small fee. Discerning gentleman could catch up on Playboy news, Club openings and take in the main course, Bunny of the Month. Not bad for 35 cents (in 1965).

Studio Portraits 1979-1980
We managed to snag a stupefying collection of studio portaits from a North Carolina photo studio, dated around the late 1970's (how we did that is unimportant). Depending on your personal view, the people are either frightening or fascinating - perhaps both. While not exactly diverse, there's a large helping of wide lapels, large eyewear, naff haircuts and really old women who look like a cross between librarians and The Crypt Keeper.

For One Week Only
If you were moved by the heartfelt themes explored in 'Sleepless in Seattle' or spent a Saturday night ordering Chinese takeout and a copy of 'Mystic Pizza', then you probably won't find much to like here. And if you do... then fair enough. For One Week Only is an elegant collection of trade ads from a whole other genre; 1970's exploitation. Double-features, lurid titles, blazing action and shocking nudity, all presented with unique showmanship. It's destiny...

From L.A. to New York...
"The city lights are often blurred, By stories we've already heard, Booze and drugs now break my head, 'Cause all the shining stars are dead.".

And with those gaudy lyrics to a classic 70's track by Patsy Gallant, we bring you our collection of vintage Pana-Vue slides from four big cities (there was a connection somewhere). Take a boat along the East River, grab a slice at Piper's Alley, stay the night at the Beverly Hills Hotel (rates may have increased a bit) or ride the cable car.

Modern Design
Outstanding selection of 1960's and 70's architectural beauty. Expect a fair amount of lush carpet and warm, muted colors. Just don't break anything. We've expanded the collection with delectable material on Richard Neutra, William L. Pereira, Mies van der Rohe and Welton Beckett, to name a few.

The Family Album
We've unearthed some disturbing treasures that we acquired from peoples homes (they were on vacation).

It's The Only Way to Live
More interesting than a bus timetable. We've dug up some vintage car brochures from dealerships around the U.S. and a few from Great Britain (where pedestrians use the zebra crossing and put Marmite on toast).

The Tunnel of Love
Call me a big girls' blouse, but I cry at weddings. I'm an emotional guy and reached for the tissues during the finale of 'Empty Nest' (you are missed, Richard Mulligan). On that note, I'm sure you'd like to step back in time and raise a glass to our bride and groom. But unless you have a Tardis, you're better off toasting them right here.
Walt Disney World - A Look Back
No waiting in line... from Liberty Hall to Adventureland, your friends at Pana-Vue had you covered. We've put together a solid collection of slides from one of the Happiest Places on Earth!
From L.A. to Tokyo
A brief, yet compelling look at some of L.A.'s most unique buildings and architecture from the early 1970's. We didn't stop there (despite what customes found). Throw in some late 1950's Tokyo, and we've outdone ourselves.
Vintage Las Vegas
Circa 1977, here's a top draw line-up of slides from 'a place where gambling is allowed'. Plesant mix of marquee signs, interiors, the Strip and a buffet. No filler. Just the business.
Wish You Were Here
In the days when people used a pen to communicate, and addresses required just two lines and a zip code to reach Aunt Edna.
Top Shelf Delights
Britain's top-shelf, working class rag with a drab display of suburban sexpots, celebrity gossip and ridiculously easy crosswords. We've omitted the last two for obvious reasons, but stay for the centerfolds; Doris from Dartmouth is quite fetching.
Pin Up Glamour
The seedier side of modeling... but compelling nonetheless.
Frederick's of Hollywood
There were two things I looked forward to receiving in the mail every month; Field & Stream (Secrets for Catching Bigger Trout) and the Frederick's of Hollywood catalog (Keep it Short 'n Sassy!). I kept the catalogs. Enjoy a sample from 1966 - 1978.
Cover Me, Babe
An engaging variety of notable magazine covers -- you'll find family favorites, along with a smattering of unusual titles thrown in for good measure. New additions include KRLA Beat and After Dark Magazine.
As we jet to the tropical islands, take a step back and let the warm trade winds cast its magical spell. Mai keia manawa a Mau loa Aku. The South Pacific never looked more enticing.
Here's a smart selection of swinging fashions, pleasing prints, daring hemlines and sexy silhouettes -- not to mention one or two dodgy outfits one might find at a Boca Raton ladies brunch.


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