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Sonorama: Japanese flexi-disc magazine 1959

This a magazine called Sonorama (Thanks Judy ) I found it in a stack of Japanese singles I bought a few years ago. It looks like a light current affairs magazine with 6 flexi discs, so you could play the magazine as well as read it.  I have not attempted to play the flexi’s yet. [click on image to enlarge]
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an example of the flexi (and yes, the photo is upside down)

an example of the flexi (and yes, the photo is upside down)


Ads, Flair Magazine

Flair Magazine from 1950 lasted a year. It was an early example of magazine as art object. It was a lavish magazine, most issues had  die cut covers, fold out pages, and attached inserts. Contributor’s included Dali, Tennessee Williams, Jean Cocteau and Saul Steinberg. The high cost of producing it killed the magazine pretty quickly. My mother had a complete set and while I’m sure there are sites out there dedicated to Flair, I don’t know if anybody ever posted some of the small black and white spot ads from it. Here are a few: [click on image to enlarge]
Scan 7
Scan 13
Scan 19
Scan 12
Scan 4
Scan 5
Scan 2
Scan 6