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Picture of the day, 1968 and nine, Lady Kenmores
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Post# 1188027   8/20/2023 at 07:07 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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The picture of the day pair in avocado is one of my favorite lady Kenmore pears from the 60s. My other favorite pair is my 64 pair of Lady Kenmores in turquoise

Every year from the mid 50s till about 1976 Sears working with whirlpool came out with stunning washer and dryer styling, truly creating machines that Americans wanted to own.


Post# 1188029 , Reply# 1   8/20/2023 at 07:52 by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

So a family we had the 1964 Lady Kenmore washer in coppertone.It was THE
most beautiful console I had ever seen up to that point in my life. Sears had the most talented designers. We also had a 1966 french door bottom refrig designed by Sundberg Ferrera.

Post# 1188032 , Reply# 2   8/20/2023 at 09:46 by neptunebob (Pittsburgh, PA)        

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Why do you suppose Sears stopped with designing the consoles and went with the "Star Wars" panels? I am thinking maybe cost, but some other reason?

Post# 1188033 , Reply# 3   8/20/2023 at 09:47 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I've always pondered regards to that ad ... does she really garden in mud, and if so does she (or much more likely a household employee) really wash the clothes and sneakers to be worn again, or does a personal assistant keep a supply of fresh new clothes & sneakers at the ready and the muddy items get tossed out?  Same regards to a household employee and ironing.

Post# 1188057 , Reply# 4   8/20/2023 at 21:04 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I imagine she found gardening to be relaxing after a long day at the studio. Having lived through the depression, she probably wasn't so wasteful as to throw out usable items. By this time, while not a has-been by any means, she wasn't a big star any longer. We don't know what her financial situation was; some stars weren't careful with their money, and no longer could afford a large staff. She may have needed money, and that could be why she did this ad. She may have gone from being wealthy to just upper middle class by that time.

Post# 1188064 , Reply# 5   8/20/2023 at 23:51 by mb1974 (pa)        

Does any one recognize the woman in the ad?

Post# 1188065 , Reply# 6   8/21/2023 at 00:16 by appnut (TX)        
Does any one recognize the woman in the ad?

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Jane Wyatt from 1950s Father Knows Best. Played Margaret Anderson.

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