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Hannelore Auer – Austrian Schlager Singer

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Austrian Schlager singer Hannelore Auer (1942) appeared in several German-language comedies and Schlager films of the 1960’s. She is married to another Schlager singer, Heino. Hannelore Auer was born in Linz, Austria in 1942 as the daughter of a postman. She visited the Federal trade school for fashion and commercial art in Linz for four [...]

Retrorambling’s Visitors Service- Part 13 – Breaking And Entering

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Here’s a nice man from the fire department showing us how to break down a door. Notice the two don’ts, you can’t carry much loot with a broken shoulder, and falling backwards after a failed jump kick can render you unconscious and being found in that condition on the floor in front of someone’s door [...]

Cheerwine Cherry Soda

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Cheerwine is a cherry-flavored soft drink produced by the Carolina Beverage Corporation of Salisbury, North Carolina. It has been produced since 1917 by "the oldest continuing soft drink company still run by the same family". Overview and history When the Maysville Syrup Company of Maysville, Kentucky went bankrupt in 1917, L.D. Peeler and other invested [...]

Secret Stamp Signs Confusion

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Back on the 11th I posted another post on The Language of Stamps and I thought this was a sort of international standard known to longing lovers all over the world, but now it seems that there are if not different languages so at least different dialects. If you feel like trying out this with [...]

Honda S500

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The S500 was the first production car from Honda, released in 1963, following the T360 truck into production by four months. It was a larger displacement variant of the S360 roadster which, though developed for sale in 1962, was never produced. Like the S360, the S500 used a high-tech engine developed from Honda’s motorcycle expertise. [...]

Margaret Nolan – British Artist, Actress And Glamour Model

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Margaret Nolan, also known as Vicky Kennedy, (born 29 October 1943) is a British artist and a former actress and glamour model. Career Born in Hampstead, London to Irish parents, Margaret Nolan adopted the name Vicky Kennedy while working in the ‘glamour’ scene during the early 1960s. Her best glamour photo modelling work was with [...]

John Is Not Dull

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Or maybe the teacher need to have her head examined, she has given the poor sod a book with blank pages – Ted Image found at “My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning” Filed under: Ephemera, Retro Tagged: eye examination

The October Playmate

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From these nine transparencies, selected from nearly two dozen submitted by photographer Hal Adams, PLAYBOY’s editors finally chose one for the October Playmate. Which one would you have picked? I Tried to find something on Hal Adams but drew a blank, but from the the innocence of the images I guess we’re somewhere in the [...]

Mucha’s Four Seasons

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So, you thought he made only one set – Ted Filed under: Art, Paintings Tagged: Alphonse Mucha, Illustrators, Painters, The Four Seasons

NSU Prima Scooters

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NSU’s license to build Lambretta scooters expired in 1955. NSU engineers created their own well designed version. This 174cc Prima V is effectively the culmination and pinnacle of the series that ran through five evolutions. Completely redesigned the Prima V had more streamlined bodywork, a 12 volt system with electric start and a more powerful [...]

Giulio Rosati–Italian Painter

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Giulio Rosati (Rome 1857 – Rome 1917) was an Italian painter specialized in orientalist and academic scenes. He studied at the Accademia di San Luca under Dario Querci and Francesco Podesti. His son, Alberto Rosati (1893-1971), was also an orientalist painter. Text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Filed under: Art, Paintings Tagged: Giulio Rosati, Italian [...]

Frances Pellegrini – Photographer

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Frances Pellegrini had a successful commercial career in New York from the late 1940′s through the 1980′s. Pellegrini pioneered her roles as a photographer and an independent business woman. She was a contemporary of the movement that saw photographers like Margaret Bourke-White and Walker Evans lend artistic ability to commercial purpose. Pellegrini herself worked for [...]

On This Day In 1953

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Derek Bentley hanged for murder Teenager Derek Bentley has been executed at Wandsworth Prison in London for his part in the murder of Pc Sidney Miles. The 19-year-old was hanged at 0900 hours after last-minute appeals for clemency were rejected. Bentley was sentenced to death on 11 December for killing Pc Miles during a bungled [...]

Novel Three – Wheeled Car

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English Driver Invents This Novel Three – Wheeled Pleasure Car Constructed on the principle of a motorcycle, this three-wheeled automobile shown below attains a speed of 70 m.p.h. It was built in Kingston, England, by A. Graham, famous race driver. The circular doors are detachable for use during warm weather. Plenty of room is afforded [...]

Bettie Page And Bunny Yeager – Legendary Queens Of Pin-Up

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The pairing of pinup Bettie Page and shutterbug Bunnie Yeager was a deadly one-two punch combining beauty and brains.  It was Bettie Page’s trademark black baby bangs, blue eyes, and red lips that are seared on our mind’s eye– but Yeager deserves a lot of credit for the photographic talent behind many of Page’s most [...]

Dan DeCarlo’s Pin-Up Girls

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Daniel S. DeCarlo (December 12, 1919 – December 18, 2001) was an American cartoonist best known as the artist who developed the look of Archie Comics in the late 1950s and early 1960s, modernizing the characters to their contemporary appearance and establishing the publisher’s house style. As well, he is the generally recognized creator of [...]

Kodak Beau Brownie Camera

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Available in five colours from 1930 to 1933 – The No.2 measuring 2 ¼" by 3 ¼" and using 120 roll film, and the 2A measuring 2¼" by 4¼", and taking 116 roll film. They originally cost $4 for a No. 2, and $5 for a No. 2A. Design: Walter Dorwine Teague Text and image [...]

What Your Toilet Paper Tells About You

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Just so you know – Ted Image posted by my friend Stella Waldvogel on Facebook Filed under: Facts Tagged: Toilet paper

Eleven Blind Men Ride On One Big Cycle

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An odd-looking cycle that seemed to have some of the qualities of a railway train was seen on the roads near Upper Norwood, England, the other day. Its twelve riders pedalled along, seated in flexibly connected units of the “multicycle.” This centipede among vehicles is twenty-eight feet long, but its flexible connections enable it to [...]

Georges-Louis Arlaud–Nudes

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Photographies from the series “Vingt Études de Nu en Plein Air, 1920” from 1920 Images found at “Art Of Photogravure” Filed under: Nudes, Photography Tagged: Georges-Louis Arlaud, nudes, Photogravure