It's National Pink Day. And so I thought, what better way to celebrate than to showcase this random pair of glossy, faded-pink 5x7's.
They were taken in 1980, at 19 Ramona Avenue in Piedmont, California. I'm the little boy-child. But funny enough, I have absolutely no idea who took them. I feel like it may have been my Uncle David "Scotty" Thomson.
Awww! I'm pictured with my cousin, Marie Thomson aka Rhea Thomson of Pacifica, California.
These are two of maybe half-dozen or so 5x7's in the whole collection, and the only red-hued ones. As far as I know, they've always been pink. What made some 35mm prints turn out this way? Small aperture and a low-speed film?
"Which twin does not have the Toni?" I think this is in reference to an old ad campaign for the Toni Home Permanent.
The "Which Twin has the Toni?" slogan jumped the shark in the early 1950's. Probably when CBS presented a live variety show called "Toni Twin Time" hosted by a then-unknown Jack Lemmon. To put a reference on the back of a photo dated 1980—it'd be like hash-tagging an Instagram #WheresTheBeef. Whoever scribbled this caption was old. Like, at least 40.
Happy National Pink Day!