Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Gabe Kaplan 3-31-1945

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Gabe Kaplan
, best known for his role on Welcome Back Kotter, was born on March 31, 1945.

Fidel’s Eyeglasses

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Mark Sanders’ blog-Fidel’s Eyeglasses, is primarily a Cuban music blog, offering rare and out of print LPs from his collection as free MP3 downloads. The picture above is of Mark in 1959 when he visited Havana with his father. It is just one of a set of great photos he recently put up on his blog.
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Dovima And Sascha

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50’s fashion icon Dovima, with canine friend Sacsha.
(photographed by Richard Avedon-Paris, 1955)

Visions Of Shanghai # 7

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday John Astin 3-30-1930

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John Astin
, best known for his role as Gomez Addams, was born on March 30,1930.

Abandoned House Of The Future

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I just found a incredible set of these pics on Flikr, along with an article about the concept and sad demise of these structures.
Sanjhih is a small town on the north coast of Taiwan. It's near Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. In late 70's, a keeper of a rubber company worked out the prototype of the UFO house using his own factory. He wanted to build a contemporary style holiday resort. However, the rubber company closed down in the energy crisis in 1980. The UFO houses that was just begining was sealed up by the bank. In that time, there was only foundation and FPR compoments.
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1958 DeSoto

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From plan59.com

Rarest Motown Single Goes On Auction Block

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Holy grails don't get any holier than this, especially for Northern Soul acolytes.
Going up for auction, starting March 14, is one of only two known copies — and the only one in acceptable playing condition — of Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)," considered by many to be the most valuable ultra-rare 45 record in the world. U.K. dealer John Manship (www.raresoulman.co.uk), who specializes in Northern Soul rarities, is holding the auction of this prized item which stands to fetch somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000.
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Eric Idle 3-29-1943

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Eric Idle was born on March 29,1943.

Calling All Fans Of Film Noir

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Steve-O is the editor of the Noir of the Week blog and administrator for the Back Alley Noir message board. I encourage everyone to subscribe to this blog-it offers in depth articles and great recommendations-Five Stars!

Vintage Smokers

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(Photo by Lillian Bassman)

Anna Lee’s live journal page of vintage smokers spans from the 1930’s thru the 70’s. Some spectacular images featuring work by some of the best photographers in fashion history.

Space Age Designs # 3

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From wellmedicated.com

Friday, March 27, 2009

Off The Hook-And He's Happily Married!

Happy Birthday Dirk Bogarde 3-28-1921

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Sir Dick Bogarde
was born on March 28,1921.

Pulp Art # 9

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Butterfield 8 (1960)

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Beautiful Gloria Wandrous, a New York model/call-girl engages in an illicit affair with married socialite Weston Liggett. Their turbulent affair soon runs out of steam when our heroine, under the mistaken impression that he'll never divorce his wife Emily and marry her, decides to begin a new life in Boston.



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1958 Dual Ghia

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Gloria Swanson 3-27-1897

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Gloria Swanson was born on March 27, 1897.

Elvis’Record Collection

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Boogie Woogie Flu has a great blog entry, highlighting records from Elvis Presley’s collection. It features original versions of songs that Elvis covered and made into big hits. Very cool-Click Here!

Damsels In Distress # 3

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1955 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

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Theme Song For The Three Stooges



The Korn Kobblers were a novelty group from the 1930’s/40’s along the same lines as Spike Jones’ band, yet not as extravagant in their gags. Still, a very entertaining unit, especially their version of Listen To The Mockingbird, which is best remembered as the Three Stooges theme song.

Vintage Space Toys # 3

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Robbie Space Patrol- In the 1950's this unlicensed toy was produced based on the movie Forbidden Planet . The toy was quickly pulled off the shelves due to copyright infringement and has subsequently become very scarce & valuable .
From Ozzie's Robots Toys & Collectibles

Showgirls Of The Golden Age # 3

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Scantily clad showgirls performing at the Lido club, Paris.
Photo by Gjon Mili-June, 1949

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Richard O’Brien 3-25-42

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Richard O'Brien
, who is best remembered for his portrayal of Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, was born on March 25, 1942.

Happy Birthday Harry Houdini 3-24- 1874

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Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874.

Two By John Rawlings

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Anne Saint-Marie in Maximillian fur, November 15, 1957

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Suzy Parker in Dior, October 15, 1953

Photos By John Rawlings

The Latest Smigly-From Allen Mez



Cutting edge animator Allen Mez has come through once again with a profound social commentary about the current financial crisis, featuring a brand new song by yours truly entitled “Hey Smigly” (coming soon to iTunes, Napster, Amazon, etc.)
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Vogue Picture Disc # 3

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The illustrations used on many Vogue picture records are signed by the artist. Ed Basl, a Vogue picture record collector, undertook the effort to track down the persons behind those signatures. Ed kept a record of each of these searches, and has made that information available for our use. Thanks to Ed's efforts, Richard Harker, Will Wirts, Sprink, Corbett, R. Forbes, and M. Kanouse are no longer names unattached to persons.

From The Association Of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

Lesbian Pulp # 3

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From vintagepaperbacks.com

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Joan Crawford

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Queen Bee Joan Crawford was born on this day-March 23, 1904.
(photo by George Hurrell)

Vintage Las Vegas # 3

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Photo by Loomis Dean-1952

How To Avoid Getting Laid # 5

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This man’s head is covered in live bees-Not recommended on first date.
(contributed by Adria Lang)

Vintage Jamaica # 3

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Werner Klemperer

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Werner Klemperer, best known for his role as Colnel Klink on Hogan's Heros, was born on this day-March 22, 1920.

Rita Hayworth By George Hurrell

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Another classic Hollywood portrait of Rita Hayworth by master photographer George Hurrell (date unknown)

Etch A Sketch Art # 2

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Another Etch A Sketch masterpiece by George Vlosich.

Pulp Art # 8

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day-March 21, 1685

1953 Chevy Nomad

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The Chevy Nomad was first introduced as a concept car at Motorama in 1953 but was not available for public consumption until 1955. The car in the photo is much different than the production model in that it is actually a Corvette body that has been modified into a station wagon.

Lester Young By David Stone Martin

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Another fine David Stone Martin illustration-I'm not quite sure what tunes were on this LP, but most everything by Lester Young has been reissued and is well worth exploring.
Check out this classic video-Jammin The Blues!

D Is For Dope # 3

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From vintagepaperbacks.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Golden Age Of Mysteries # 1

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Happy Birthday Ursula Andress

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Ursula Andress was born n this day-March 19,1936.

N.C. Wyeth

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Newell Convers Wyeth is the head of several generations of important American artists. The classic adventure tales of Robert Louis Stevenson have been in print since they were [first] published. When the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons paired Wyeth with Stevenson and others, they started an industry that continues to this day.
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Out With The Stars # 2

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Eddy Duchin playing piano at the Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro-1941
Photo by Hart Preston

1960 Chrysler Crown Imperial Convertible

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From plan59.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ron Silver R.I.P.

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Actor Ron Silver, who won a Tony Award as a take-no-prisoners Hollywood producer in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" and did a political about-face from loyal Democrat to Republican activist after the Sept. 11 attacks, died Sunday at the age of 62. (Associated Press)
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