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This Gossip Bench is a steal at only $19.95! Just feel that luxurious washable virgin plastic!

I'm taking out my little black book right now, and there'll be some dirt dished tonight! What's the skinny, sis?

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by Anonymousreply 60May 17, 2024 1:58 PM

It needs a matching ottoman for full comfort during long sessions on the Slimline Princess.

The idea is a good one. It seems like a very convenient piece of furniture to curl up on, phone, book and snacks at hand. It's perfect for someone who prefers to move as little as possible.

by Anonymousreply 1April 29, 2024 10:46 PM

I assume that little thing next to the pad is the Dialing Pencil. Is that included, or must one supply one's own?

by Anonymousreply 2April 29, 2024 10:52 PM

Easy time payments of just $1 a week!

I know it sounds better, but is it really a "beach" if only wide enough for one medium width lardass?

by Anonymousreply 3April 29, 2024 11:00 PM

We had the vaguely Colonial version of that in the hall outside the first-floor bathroom when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 4April 29, 2024 11:05 PM

A beach?

I love the chair.

by Anonymousreply 5April 29, 2024 11:05 PM

Is this Gossip?

by Anonymousreply 6April 29, 2024 11:06 PM

R3, Pall Malls and Dexedrine mean there are no lardasses in this house! Mama always said a woman's got to keep her figure to keep her man.

by Anonymousreply 7April 29, 2024 11:08 PM

I think my grandmother had that one too, r4.

by Anonymousreply 8April 29, 2024 11:09 PM

sheer eleganza. Better than Mr. Vanderbilt's phone room at Eagle's Nest.

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by Anonymousreply 9April 29, 2024 11:10 PM

Mr Vanderbilt's phone bench surely didn't boast upholstery in Oyster White with Gold Swirl like this one does. Poor tacky fellow.

by Anonymousreply 10April 29, 2024 11:18 PM

OP - We're spilling tea and dishing just desserts -- so lock the doors, and lower the blinds!

by Anonymousreply 11April 29, 2024 11:24 PM

Is it flame retardant cordovan vinyl?

by Anonymousreply 12April 29, 2024 11:27 PM

R12 - It damn well better be what with Doris chain-smoking those Pall Malls all night.

by Anonymousreply 13April 29, 2024 11:29 PM

But how scuff-proof are those legs? I get jumpy when I hear the good tea and my heels do tend to mark.

by Anonymousreply 14April 29, 2024 11:38 PM

The old-fashioned phone drags the whole ensemble down.

The modern, well-appointed gossip bench always sports a Princess phone.

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by Anonymousreply 15April 29, 2024 11:42 PM

Perhaps the Gold-Toned Ferrules on the legs will resist scuffing from relentless crossing and uncrossing of high-heeled legs.

by Anonymousreply 16April 29, 2024 11:44 PM

Needs a Cobra phone.

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by Anonymousreply 17April 29, 2024 11:48 PM

Give me a nice juicy piece of gassip!

by Anonymousreply 18April 29, 2024 11:58 PM

This is what the push-button dial looked like on actual 1960s Princess phones.

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by Anonymousreply 19April 30, 2024 12:14 AM

Gold Tone Nail Heads!

I mean, that really seals the deal.

by Anonymousreply 20April 30, 2024 12:19 AM

The actual original Princess phone had a backlit rotary dial. Pushbutton phones were not in use when it was introduced in 1959.

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by Anonymousreply 21April 30, 2024 12:20 AM

This one is more to most DLers' taste.

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by Anonymousreply 22April 30, 2024 12:24 AM

That's right R21. Further, Princess and Slimline are two different styles.

by Anonymousreply 23April 30, 2024 12:29 AM

$20 in 1960 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $211.04 today - so not an inexpensive splurge.

by Anonymousreply 24April 30, 2024 12:42 AM

Well, sure, R24, but you can pay it off in installments of $1 a week. Plus it has a 3-way lamp. Three-way! Mood lighting for those late-night dish sessions.

by Anonymousreply 25April 30, 2024 12:46 AM

This is what social media looked like back then.

by Anonymousreply 26April 30, 2024 1:07 AM

Do they still sell those in the smart phone age?

by Anonymousreply 27April 30, 2024 1:10 AM

Is there room for an ashtray? Maybe a glass of gin?

by Anonymousreply 28April 30, 2024 1:37 AM

Sure, you need an ashtray, but it's gotta be a little stylish.

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by Anonymousreply 29April 30, 2024 1:42 AM


by Anonymousreply 30April 30, 2024 1:43 AM

That same bench would probably be priced at 800.00 at some mid century booth at your local antique mall.

by Anonymousreply 31April 30, 2024 2:11 AM

No, thank you. I'm perfectly happy with my fainting couch.

by Anonymousreply 32April 30, 2024 2:12 AM

I've never heard that term "gossip bench" before, but there are quite a few listings on eBay for similar pieces using that term. Some well over $200.

Th listing below isn't the same item as OP's, but it's one of the more similar ones, due to the attached light. It needs some work; the bid starts at $79. No shipping.

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by Anonymousreply 33April 30, 2024 2:29 AM

"Made of 100% toxic materials."

by Anonymousreply 34April 30, 2024 2:44 AM

r34 Not as toxic as some of the gossip.

by Anonymousreply 35April 30, 2024 2:49 AM

📞 To whom may I ask am I speaking?

by Anonymousreply 36April 30, 2024 2:50 AM

Murray Hill 5-9975

by Anonymousreply 37April 30, 2024 2:52 AM

The gosship bensch ish a schteal!

by Anonymousreply 38April 30, 2024 2:54 AM

Ideal for a rumor mill.

by Anonymousreply 39April 30, 2024 3:03 AM

Somewhere in Connecticut, an eldergay smiles as he reads this thread on his iPad; curled up on Mama’s mint condition gossip bench, Mai Tai in hand.

by Anonymousreply 40April 30, 2024 3:08 AM

[quote]Murray Hill 5-9975—The Ricardo residence

But they lived on East 68th Street.

by Anonymousreply 41April 30, 2024 4:39 AM

Does it come in Naugahyde?

by Anonymousreply 42April 30, 2024 5:25 AM

It is a step up from the Colonial prototype.

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by Anonymousreply 43April 30, 2024 5:42 AM

Ohhhh, it has a stain proof Formica table top!

That just screams luxury!

by Anonymousreply 44April 30, 2024 6:03 AM

Is this the cocksucker residence?

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by Anonymousreply 45April 30, 2024 11:23 AM

What’s the story, morning glory

What’s the word, hummingbird

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by Anonymousreply 46April 30, 2024 6:58 PM

I’m sorry, but virgin plastic sticks to my thighs and I appreciate a leather look—but practical and not so dear.

by Anonymousreply 47April 30, 2024 7:06 PM

The Gossip Bench is now the Gossip Recliner with built-in fridge, cup holders, trays, tech-station, etc. which also comes with heat and massage options. And of course, there's the much needed 500 lb weight capacity with power lift for fat whores.

by Anonymousreply 48April 30, 2024 10:27 PM

You know not all Ample Citizens are whores. Some of us are incels.

by Anonymousreply 49April 30, 2024 10:38 PM

I find the vinyl upholstery both stylish and functional! If you happen to spill some Pepsi mixed with a little vodka it just wipes right up!!

by Anonymousreply 50April 30, 2024 10:51 PM

The nice man at La Belle Epoche Antiques in Sioux Falls gave me a wonderful price on this historical piece. It was Martha Washington's Gossip Bench from Mount Vernon! And he even showed me a photograph of Martha sitting on it!

I love Early American. And you should see how impressed my guests are. They're speechless!

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by Anonymousreply 51May 14, 2024 1:03 PM

I have a sofa that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln, R51. I even have a video of Mrs Lincoln sitting on it, from her Twitter account, I think. They didn't have TikTok back then.

by Anonymousreply 52May 15, 2024 8:33 AM

Throw in an Ashtray Stand too. $ 25.00 sold oh, can I put this on lay-a-way? Still paying off that 3 piece lounge sofa set w/ lamps. 5dollars a week good?

by Anonymousreply 53May 15, 2024 9:13 AM

That's wonderful, R52!

All I have is from mid-century American Victorian is the chair Lincoln was shot in.

Strangely, it looks something like a bucket seat from an old car. But it plainly has a Ford trademark on its chrome edge in the back, proving its provenance from Ford's Theater.

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by Anonymousreply 54May 15, 2024 1:23 PM

[quote]I have a sofa that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln, [R51]. I even have a video of Mrs Lincoln sitting on it, from her Twitter account, I think. They didn't have TikTok back then.

Big deal. I have her sex tape with John Wilkes Booth.

by Anonymousreply 55May 15, 2024 3:16 PM

I should order one for the back porch.

by Anonymousreply 56May 16, 2024 7:24 AM

Is there a matching Casting Couch?

by Anonymousreply 57May 16, 2024 8:16 AM

I’d buy anything with gold toned ferrules.

by Anonymousreply 58May 16, 2024 2:32 PM

R55, wow, really? How does JWB look naked? He was so handsome, but I've never even seen him shirtless. I wonder if he had an OF.

by Anonymousreply 59May 17, 2024 8:15 AM

The Formica top would have held up against all the nail polish spills.

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