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Jayne Mansfield – Breathtakingly Voluptuous

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Remember the days before videos and mpegs, back when 8mms and the tricky contraptions that showed them were kings. And so were you if you if  you owned them – Ted Image found at “Best Unusual Photography Posts” Filed under: Actresses, Models & starlets Tagged: 8 mm, Janyne Mansfiels, Jayne Mansfield nude

Heat Shock In Bridlington

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The glass and cast iron construction might have been a spa back around the turn of the last century, but when I was last in Bridlington it was a concert hall. And in the hot summer of 1980 you could easily die of heat shock inside it. Back then I was traveling around England and [...]

Julie Christie – British Actress

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April 19, 1966: Actress Julie Christie meets a throng of photographers and reporters at the Beverly Hills Hotel the morning after winning her Oscar for “Darling,” in which she portrayed a model in London’s swinging ’60s. Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1941) is a British actress. Born in British India to English parents, at [...]

Jas. E. Wales – Symbolist Photographer And Pictorialist

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Jas. E. Wales is a typical Symbolist photographer and pictorialist of the turn of the century. His photos show women gracefully posed in front of rocks & a waterfall or near trees. Some are completely nude and some have gossamer fabric elegantly draped over them. One nude has a short flapper hairstyle and wears a [...]

The Rand Home Computer Prediction 50 Years Ago

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Don’t you just love it when scientists try to predict how this and that will look and be in 50 years. I have magazines and weeklies from as far back as 1900 and whenever someone is trying to see into the future they always miss by a mile or more But unfortunately this particular prediction [...]

Buntlin’s Holiday Camps

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Butlins (also Butlin’s) is a chain of large holiday camps in the United Kingdom. Butlins was founded by Billy Butlin to provide affordable holidays for ordinary British families. Between 1936 and 1966, ten camps were built, including one in Ireland and one in The Bahamas. In the 1970s and 1980s Butlins also operated numerous large [...]

Retrorambling’s Visitors Service- Part 12–A Study Of The Poultry Of The World

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Since I suspect that you, my visitors, are not completely up to date when it comes to the poultry of the world here is a remedy for that deplorable fact. Study it thoroughly, tests will follow at a later point in time – Ted – Image found at “Flamingo Dancer’s Blog” Filed under: Illustration, Vintage [...]

The Glas Goggo Scooter

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In 1951 Andreas Glas saw the Vespa scooter from Piaggio in Verona, Italy. He was so enthused that he began production of motorscooters that July. The scooter debuted with a 125 cc motor, increased over time to 150 cc and 200 cc. Until 1956 46,181 motor scooters were built. Production of scooters stopped because of [...]

Hunting Tigers Out In India, Out In, Out In, Out In India

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The Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII (centre), posing with the first tiger he ever shot on his tour of Nepal, India. 18th December 1921. The picture text seems to indicate that the inbred degenerated idiot actually shot more than one tiger when camping with his entourage in Nepal which must have made him a [...]

Dead as a dodo

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Frank Hayes was a jockey who is most well known for being the jockey to win a horse race while being dead! Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack in the middle of a race at Belmont Park in New York while mounted on his horse, Sweet Kiss. Despite carrying a dead weight, Sweet Kiss ran [...]

Gladys Bentley, Lesbian Performer Of The Harlem Renaissance

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Way before Janelle Monae made cute suits her signature, or Lady Gaga was flaunting her alter ego Jo Calderone, there was Gladys Bentley, flirting and singing the blues in men’s clothing during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance. Why no one has paid Betley homage with a proper documentary or biography is baffling to me. [...]

Opperman Unicar

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S E Opperman was a tractor manufacturer in England. After he saw the Bond car he decided to build his own four-wheel microcar at a factory in Elstree, Hertfordshire. The first model was the Model "T" Unicar, designed by Lawrie Bond  and built between 1956 and 1959. It looked like a miniature two door saloon [...]

A Book Titled “Legal Decisions”

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For the really determined alcoholic, in 1885 Herbert Jenner patented a liquor flask hidden in a book: The ornamental covering has been made so as to entirely cover and conceal the flask from observation, and at the same time admit of ready access to its contents. … That portion of the covering representing the edges [...]

Tura Satana – American Actress And Exotic Dancer

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Tura Satana (July 10, 1938 – February 4, 2011) was an American actress and former exotic dancer. She was best known for her role as "Varla" in Russ Meyer‘s 1965 cult film, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Early life Satana then came to Los Angeles at age 13 with a fake ID and tried her hand [...]

"No Job For A Woman" Opening Clip

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"Get that woman out of here!" screamed the North African bureau chief for The AP when wire service reporter Ruth Cowan arrived in Algiers to begin her war reporting career. Cowan and nearly 140 other American women reporters were accredited to cover WWII, but journalism, military and social conventions were against them. Narrated by Julianne [...]

Whistle Orange Soda

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Vess Soda is a brand of soft drink manufactured and distributed primarily in the St. Louis, Missouri, USA, metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1916. At the height of its popularity, Vess had bottling plants in several locations including Asheville, Lafayette, Anderson and Cincinnati. It is now owned by Cott Beverages. Sylvester Jones was [...]

She Could Write A Book…

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…with all her experience reading novels, which is less difficult, says Joyce Miles, than having novel experience. Recreated from an article from Ace Magazine June 26, 1959 Joyce’s philosophy is that A Rage To Live is best tempered by a level-headed desire to seek Sanctuary in books. She doesn’t recommend being a bookworm although she [...]

The Futuro

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The Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed and built a series of ovaloid, flying-saucer-like houses out of fibreglass in the late 1960s. He called them Futuro. Suuronen’s houses were comfortably large but light enough to be carried to remote sites by helicopter.  The Futuro is approx. 11 feet high and 26 feet across. A hatch door [...]

Marilyn Monroe Hiking, August 1950

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Images found at Retronaut. Photos by Edward Clark. Thank you to LIFE Archive Filed under: Actresses, Image Gallery Tagged: 1950, Hiking, Marilyn Monroe

Spintriae, Roman Coins With Erotic Motifs

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A spintria (plural, spintriae ) is a small bronze or brass Roman token, possibly for use in brothels, usually depicting sexual acts or symbols. Use Some scholars have argued that spintriae were used to pay prostitutes. According to Suetonius, carrying a ring or a coin bearing the emperor’s image into a latrine or brothel could [...]