Fake books with title-free covers? Check. Lighting fixtures that are in danger of plonking right onto the froofy headboards? Check. A big pretend yawn for the camera which has wandered into the bedroom? Oh, yes, check!
Also: why do these people have cows on their night table?Or horses, maybe they are horses. But still. Why?
And why does he have a bell on his side? When he rings, is she supposed to jump up and get him some bedtime milk and cookies? Answer: Probably. This is why she’s pretending to yawn: soon she will be pretending to be so fast asleep that she cannot hear that cow bell (insert “needs less cowbell” joke right here).
So maybe the little man inside the mattress can go get it the milk and cookies. He doesn’t seem to be doing anything much except pointing.
From Life, October 31 1949; bigger version here.