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A “Slot Machine Doctor”!

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The slot machine manufacturers will never stop until they have American life completely on a “coin-in-slot” basis, apparently. Now they’ve devised this machine. Strap your wrist to it, drop in a dime, and read your blood pressure level and pulse rate. Text and image from Mechanix Illustrated December 1941 – Found at “Modern Mechanix” Filed [...]

Happy Birthday Norma Jeane!

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Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) Professionally recognized as Marilyn Monroe Filed under: Actresses Tagged: Birthdays, Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker, Tinsel Town

On This Day In 1953 – Queen Elizabeth Takes Coronation Oath

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Queen Elizabeth II has been crowned at a coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey in London. In front of more than 8,000 guests, including prime ministers and heads of state from around the Commonwealth, she took the Coronation Oath and is now bound to serve her people and to maintain the laws of God. After being [...]

Mistinguett – French Actress And Singer

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Mistinguett (5 April 1875 – 5 January 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Bourgeois. She was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world. Biography The daughter of Antoine Bourgeois, a 30-year-old day-laborer, and Jeannette Debrée, a 21-year-old seamstress, Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois was born at 5 Rue [...]

Ruth Harriet Louise – American Photographer

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Ruth Harriet Louise (born Ruth Goldstein) (January 13, 1903 – 1940) was an American professional photographer, the first woman photographer active in Hollywood; she ran Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer‘s portrait studio from 1925 to 1930. Career When Louise was hired by M.G.M. as chief portrait photographer in the summer of 1925, she was twenty-two years old, and the [...]

Blankenberge, West Flanders, Belgium

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Blankenberge (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈblɑŋkəmbɛrɣə]) is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Blankenberge proper and the settlement of Uitkerke. On 1 December 2011 Blankenberge had a total population of 19,322. The total area of the municipality is 17.41 km², giving a population density of [...]

Blowing Smoke Up Someone’s Arse

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Stephen Fry explains to Jeremy Clarkson, David Mitchell, Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and Ross Noble how one might use a small bellows in eighteenth century England. I know I’ve posted on this subject before, but the temptation was just too strong not to add another piece of information on this ludicrous part of medical history [...]

A barrel Of Fun?

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With the possible exception of the lady to the left I must admit that these individuals looks as far from a barrel of fun as any one could. The two ladies in matching dresses looks bored beyond imagination and the bloke in the dark suit looks like he’s contemplating trying to get his ticket money [...]

Albert Dorne – American Illustrator

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Albert Dorne (February 7, 1906 – December 15, 1965) was an American Illustrator. He was born in the slums of New York City’s East Side, and had a troubled childhood plagued with tuberculosis and heart problems.  He would cut classes to study art in the museums, eventually quitting school altogether to support his family. After [...]

Green Spot Caffeinated Orange-Based Softdrink

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Green Spot is a non-carbonated non caffeinated orange-based soft drink that is sold in Venezuela, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. Developed in 1934 in the United States after the introduction of Orangeade, the brand established operations in Thailand in 1954. While the brand is no longer popular in the United States, the current brand [...]

The bridge – A Joke

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An Irishman was collecting empty bottles on the beach one day when he found one with a tiny man inside it. He let the man out and for this the tiny man told him that he could have one wish. “I’m dead scared of flying” the Irishman told him “And I get terribly seasick from [...]

The Mystery Of Don Lewis

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“Don Lewis” first appeared, as far as I can tell, in 1966 in the pages of Playboy magazine’s quarterly periodical for Playboy Club members, VIP, with six cartoons spread over two years of the club’s trademark waitress Bunny. Lewis thereafter made just four more appearances in the magazine, late 1966-1968, pin up cartoons. The earlier [...]

Eight Hours A Day

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Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat and dances on wine bottles in June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream. She practiced for eight hours a day to do this. It is always nice to find that there are people out there that are wasting more time on even sillier [...]

On This day In 1963 – Profumo Resigns Over Sex Scandal

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Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, has resigned from government, admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a call girl. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan accepted the resignation calling it a "great tragedy". Profumo, 48, made a personal statement to the House of Commons on 22 March in which he admitted being misleading [...]

The Appatite Builder

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Not likely to get yourself in trouble, my ass. One thing for sure, that man has never seen Norwegians drink beer – Ted Image found at “Tack-O-Rama” Filed under: Campaigns, Food & drinks Tagged: Appatite builders, Beer, Moderate people, Trouble

1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Special Cabriolet

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Originally called Bianchi and founded in 1899, the company made vehicles for 56 years – big cars, tanks (during the war) and, from 1939, trucks with Mercedes engines. Bianchi was based in Milan. In January 1955 it merged with Pirelli and Fiat to become Autobianchi SpA and produce Fiat 500-based small cars. The attractively-styled Bianchina [...]

Miss Thrifty Lingerie

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Two pages from the 1942 Spiege Holiday Catalogue found at “Wishbook Web” The vintage Christmas catalogue archive project and home. Filed under: Advertising, Models & starlets, The forties Tagged: catalogs, Christmas catalogs, Lingerie

On This Day In 1963 – Dr Stephen Ward Charged Over ‘Immoral Earnings’

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A key figure in the Profumo affair has been charged with living on immoral earnings. Dr Stephen Ward, a London osteopath and friend of Christine Keeler, was arrested in Watford and taken to Marylebone Lane police station. The arrest comes three days after the resignation of the Secretary of State for War, John Profumo. He [...]

Cott Sodas

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The Cott Corporation (TSX: BCB NYSE: COT) is a leading supplier of private label carbonated soft drinks distributing to Canada, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Europe. In addition to producing many private-label beverages for retailers, Cott also has a large and growing portfolio of its own brands. These brands include Cott, RC [...]

On This Day In 1959 – Hovercraft Marks New Era In Transport

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A revolutionary new form of transport which can operate on sea and land has been officially launched in the Solent, off England’s south coast. The Hovercraft, which has been described as a cross between an aircraft, a boat and a land vehicle, was invented by boat-builder Christopher Cockerell. Dubbed a "man-made flying saucer", the hovercraft [...]