Dear John Hollywood Parisian poodle vintage toilet seat

vintage poodle toilet seatBack in the 40s and 50s, the luxury of having indoor plumbing was truly a thing to celebrate — and not unlike today, people enjoyed their toilet humor. Today’s awesome example: This vintage toilet seat  artfully painted with primping french poodles and humorous messages for the ladies and the gents. There’s even a name, Dear John Hollywood, with a copyright — maybe there are more of these out there, manufactured in some volume? Oui Oui Madame!

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vintage poodle toilet seat vintage poodle toilet seatThis vintage toilet seat is absolutely hilarious in the most polite of ways — with the top of the seat asking ladies to be seated atop the painted poodle profiles, dainty bows and a striped fire hydrant…

vintage poodle toilet seatAnd when raised for the gents, the bottom of the seat exclaims “Oo, La La Papa” — interpretation of which can be left to the imagination.

This toilet seat was undoubtably created for use in a vintage pink bathroom — one with an owner who didn’t take life too seriously — and one in which the throne is what makes it so wonderful.

Update: Mega thanks to reader Erik for spotting this link to an advertisement for Dear John toilet seat decals from a 1954 issue of Popular Science magazine on the blog Modern Mechanix. Looks like there were more of these folks — keep your eyes peeled!

  1. Joshua says:

    The link to the blow is missing the H in the http:…it comes back with an error unless you notice the h missing you would not know why.

  2. Kit says:

    My brothers and sisters all remember going in to town to my grandmas house on Sunday for a weekly bath. Ihave vague memories, but it’s more from the stories, I suspect. There are photos of two ‘batches’ of kids in her tub since all seven of us were born in seven years and my grandparents didn’t want to fill the tub more than twice.

  3. Kit says:

    My grandma had a red felt craft tie on Christmas lid cover that had a smiling Santa face with one white (or was it black or green?) mitten up waving hello. When you lifted the lid to use the toilet, the mittens covered his eyes. It was in the 1060’s.. It was sewn all round the edges 1/2 way, but unstitched from there down so it would fit, and had ties on the front and backside to hold the edges together. I must have been about 6 and thought the Metalic gold Rick-rack was beautiful! I’m sure she probably made it, and when her house was cleaned out, I found it and kept it for the pattern, but haven’t done anything with it.

    I think though, that there might be a cleanliness issue if you a guest who was not very ‘neat’.

    I am 60 years old and was 3 when my parents bought their first house in town. Up until than, we never had an indoor bathroom. It was quite a luxury to have just one small bathroom shared amongst the 9 of us in little 1100 sq.ft. mid century brick and cedar ranch.

  4. Kris says:

    I’d never thought of decorating a toilet seat before. I’d forgotten the large winking owl that was on the inside of the lid of our toilet seat when I was a little kid in the 70s. I’m renovating my home so I think I will have to keep this idea in mind.

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