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Eve Meyer – American Model, Actress & Film Producer

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Eve Meyer (December 13, 1928 – March 27, 1977, as Evelyn Eugene Turner) was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and later, film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from April 2, 1952 until 1969. History Born Eve Turner in Atlanta, [...]

Make The Most Of It

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Every now and then you hear a  joke or see a comic drawing that you know you shouldn’t laugh at, but you just can’t help your self. This was one of those for me – Ted  Image found at “Respektlos” Filed under: Humour Tagged: Bad jokes

Are European Singers Sexier? – Meet Monique Van Vooren

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Based on an article by Mort Cooper in Cabaret No 5 1956 In the plush, svelte satin-lined cabaret world that is found in the nation’s better hostelries patronized by the upper brackets, a most pleasant institution has blossomed out in our generation known as the chanteuse, To the top- hatted gentry and even the hourglass-shaped [...]

Francisco Masriera Y Manovens – Spanish Painter

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Francisco Masriera Y Manovens was born in Barcelona in 1842. The son of the artist José Masriera, he was encouraged by his father to paint and as a young man he studied in Geneva, Paris and Rome. While in Rome, he began to paint the Orientalist subjects that were to make his reputation. These subjects [...]

The Orange Peel House

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Article from Popular Mechanics July 1955 found at “modernmechanix.com” Filed under: Holidays, Retro technology, The fifties, Traveling Tagged: 1955, Modern Mechanics, Orange Peel House

Did You Notice The Chair

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I know that it might be hard to notice, but that is actually an Arne Jacobsen chair   Christine Keeler, photo by Lewis Morley 1963. found at “A l’intérieur du Jardin Secret” Filed under: Design, People, Photography, The sixties Tagged: 1963, Arne Jacobsen, Christine Keeler, Lewis Morley

Greenock, Scotland

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The origin of the Greenock’s name is uncertain. It is generally accepted, however, that the town is named after the Gaelic "Grianaig" meaning a sunny place. The suggestion that the town’s name comes from the words Green Oak is merely folk etymology, but the image has been taken as a logo for the town’s main [...]

Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky – Russian Painter

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Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky (Russian: Никола́й Петро́вич Богда́нов-Бе́льский; 1868-1945) was a Russian painter. Bogdanov-Belsky was born in the village of Shitiki in Smolensk Governorate in 1868. He studied art at the Semyon Rachinsky fine art school, icon-painting at the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra in 1883, modern painting at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1884 [...]

The Solent Flying Boat “Aranui”

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Solent Flying Boat Aranui at Akaiami Island. Akaiami is one of 22 islands in the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands. Tasman Empire Airways Limited’s replacements for the S.25 were the Short S.45 Solent IV of which TEAL acquired four. They were delivered during 1949 with one setting a new trans-Tasman crossing record of 5 [...]

Marcel Meys, Autochrome & L’Illustration

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The professional photographer Marcel Meys, who were photographic correspondents for the French newspaper L’Illustration, were among the first to try the autochrome process in France. He attempted to apply the autochrome to the photographic coverage of events. At this time colour half-tone reproduction was difficult and very expensive, and only a few journals could afford [...]

It Looked Safe

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Why on earth a company that deals in aluminium and brass should run an add that warns against socialism is beyond me, but the ad is American and it is from the fifties. That tells a lot – Ted Filed under: Advertising, The fifties Tagged: 1952, Bohn aluminium and brass corporated, Socialism

Retrorambling’s Visitors Service – Part 15 – Telephone Etiquette

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Tons of sound advice for you my visitors. Read the whole booklet here Booklet found at “Contact Sheet” Filed under: Visitor services Tagged: Telephone etiquette

Art Deco Bedroom

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I’m a real sucker for the art deco style. Not strange when you think of it, I’m a graphic designer and art deco is to most graphic of styles – Ted Image found at “Bernice bobs her hair” Filed under: Design Tagged: Art Deco

Susan Denberg – Austrian Actress

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Susan Denberg (born 2 August 1944 in Bad Polzin, Germany (now Połczyn-Zdrój, Poland)) is the stage name of an Austrian model and actress, born Dietlinde Zechner. After becoming immersed in the 60s high life of drugs and sex, Denberg left show business and returned to Austria. News interviews at the time show a depressed Denberg [...]

Rest In Peace Whitney

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Filed under: People Tagged: American singers, Whitney Huston

Knute (K. O.) Munson–Pin-up Artist

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Knute (K. O.) Munson was born in Oslo, Norway, and grew up in Sweden. His family moved to the United States when he was a teenager and settled in Michigan. Munson received his first commission before he ever studied art, when a local doctor hired him to draw medical illustrations for his lectures on surgery. [...]

The Curse Of Water Drinking

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From “Every Day Home Advice and The Practical Business of Life, Containing The Best and Most Practical Advice in Household Management” published by G. W. Carleton & Co. in 1882. As the Irish comedian Dave Allen used to say “I never drink water. Fish fornicates in it” –Ted Found at “Questionable Advice & Advertisements” Filed [...]

Keep That Schoolgirl Complexion

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MILE-STONES in the love affairs that lasts a lifetime. Staying young with your husband – The priceless reward that comes from keeping “That schoolgirl complexion” – The simple rule to follow. The good old copywriters working for Palmolive knew how to say it – Ted Image found at “Bernice bobs her hair” Filed under: Advertising, [...]

Adventures Of A Motorcycle Despatch Rider

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The book Adventures of a Motorcycle Despatch Rider is the true story of Captain William Watson’s experiences during the first World War. The book covers Captain Watson’s extraordinary journeys through Ireland, Wales, England and France as the first 2 years of the war unfold. The cover of the book may not be as fancy as [...]

Franz Fiedler – Austria-Hungarian Photographer

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Franz Fiedler (17 February, 1885, in Prostějov, Austria-Hungary – 5 February, 1956, in Dresden, GDR) was a photographer. Fiedler was born in Prostějov, near Olomouc in Moravia. Fiedler was a pupil of Hugo Erfurth. He was regarded as an eccentric during his apprenticeship in Pilsen, and worked in 1905 and again in 1912 with Rudof [...]