1966 Marilyn Monroe topless pin-up wall calendar from the Solemint Store. Calendar measures 12"x18½"; one photo; six sheets of two months each stapled at the bottom, to be torn off as the months pass.
Al Clark established his Solemint Store in 1938 at Solemint Junction (the intersection of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road). Note that the calendar says "Saugus"; the area had not yet been renamed "Canyon Country."
The Solemint Store carried all of the sundry and household items you'd expect an old country store to carry, as well as a host of nicknacks for tourists who stopped to gas up at the Standard station next door or grab a bite at Olive MacDougall's adjoining restaurant.
The store was big on branded mementoes from seminude pin-up calendars to salt and pepper shakers in the shape of outhouses.
As the calendar says, it was "the unusual general store" where the air and the conversation were free; a small charge applied to everything else.
Solemint Junction: A Happening Place to Be
Alfred L. Clark's Solemint Store