Sunday, June 24, 2012

50 Shades of Grey: First the Book, Then the Merchandise

'Shades of Grey' Merchandise Heading for Stores.  (Los Angeles Times, 6/23/2012)

Excerpt: Just when you thought it was safe to put the book away, by the end of the year you might just be able to sleep in pajamas and lingerie – “Fifty Shades of Grey”-style. 

Products based on the “Fifty Shades” phenomenon will hit stores between August and December this year.   [Awfully loose time frame, don't you think?]  The merchandise will include apparel, stationery items, hosiery, lingerie and accessories. Expect to see “Christian Grey” boxers and ties as well as lounge wear, sleepwear and T-shirts; the accessories would comprise bags, wallets, portfolios, key chains and underwear (for men and women). Stationery items will include journals and diaries.

Related posts:
Letter writer wants to clean up library's shelves.  (6/17/2012)
The sensible, professional response to the "50 Shades" questions.  (6/7/2012)
Champions of the right to read @ the Duxbury Public Library.  (6/3/2012)
Thanks, Helen, I don't know why some of our colleagues find this so hard to say.  (6/2/2012)
Harford County Public Library's "selective materials" policy.  (6/1/2012)
"50 Shades of Grey" @ the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library.  (5/27/2012)
No "Shades of Grey" @ Fort Bend County Libraries. (5/26/2012)
Brevard County Public Library reverses its decision on "50 Shades". (5/26/2012)
A Woman's Touch is Riding the "50 Shades" Wave. (5/26/2012)
Is there some wiggle room in your collection development policy?  5/24/2012)
Have you dusted off your policy on erotica?  (5/22/2012)
Pulling "Shades" doesn't keep the noise out @ the Brevard County Public Library.  (5/15/2012)
"We do not collect erotica @ Gwinnett County Public Library"  (5/13/2012)
Will Fond du Lac residents now be clamoring for this books.  (4/12/2012)


Gerard said...

Shouldn't they be selling branded restraints and hoods and whatever else might be in the book?

Anonymous said...

Does NBC get a cut since they pushed this on us and still are?