Bill “Stay-Smoochie” Gordon

An ad from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting showing how much WHK’s Bill Gordon was loved in Cleveland. According Mel Maurer at The Plain Dealer, “Bill was the original ‘wild and crazy guy,’ a comic innovator who helped to pioneer, if not invent, unscripted radio.”

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The Famous Elvis Chair

This green barrel-backed chair was one of a suite of six from Elvis Presley’s Hillcrest home in Los Angeles. It’s rather as one of these chairs was used in the 1970 family photo shoot with Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie. It is going up for auction on August 14. Via.

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Glamorous Valentine Doily Hat Is A Scandal

I guess we could all be costume designers — just look at the hat in this photo!

George White's Scandals of 1935

a vintage 1935 photograph from Fox Film Corp’s “George White’s Scandals of 1935.” An art deco musical revue that captures the wild revels of the burlesque / vaudeville acts championed by George White, this features a scandoll (identified as Peggy Mosely) showing off her rare bird fashions in a gorgeous art deco gown.

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High-Fyin’ Airplane Hat

An original vintage photograph featuring Inez Courtney in a surprisingly cool machine age “airplane hat”, circa 1930.

Typewritten press snipe on verso reads “INEZ COURTNEY? featured in First National’s Loose Ankles and Spring is here does right by her art and poses in an airplane hat. And do you still wonder if the movie actresses earn their money?” Measures 8″ x 10″ and stamped on verso with Culver Pictures archive information.

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Dames & Dogs #83

Chris Noel and what may be a Yorkie? Noel was an actress in Get Yourself A College Girl. The seller of this vintage photo, Grapefruit Moon, says she “became a worldwide sensation as an Armed Forces radio personality, here she shows of her risque glamour with her dog companion in publicity for “Get Yourself a College Girl.” After Vietnam, she became a strong advocate for soldiers, particularly those suffering from PTSD at a time when it was still an unexplored phenomenon.”

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