Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Invite The Gang Over For An Old-Fashioned Automobile Party
There's even menu ideas such as "Hot Gas" (hot chocolate) and "Extra Tires" (donuts) -- which surely will lead to the more popular spare tires about the midsection.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Hank Didn't Mean To Give The Waitress The Finger
Monday, May 18, 2009
Modern Woman Monday: Kate Smith
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Answers For Those Questions You Asked Your Erudite Friends
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Clara Bow Cupid Lips 'Round A Cancer Stick
Friday, April 3, 2009
Dames & Dogs #3
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Story Of Skippy
Saturday, January 10, 2009
You'd Have To Be Drunk To Wear 'Em
Friday, December 19, 2008
Giant Thinks Jack A Killer-Diller
Saturday, December 6, 2008
7 Years Of Constipation
Friday, December 5, 2008
You Still Have A Chance To Get Into The Movies
Monday, December 1, 2008
Eyelashes Like Fork Tines
Friday, September 12, 2008
Back When Davenports Made The News
First it was a day bed and it was kept in the sewing room or the children's playroom where it served for guests. Then it evolved into the studio couch and it found a life of service in the one-room apartment. Now it is a sofa bed and has a definite place in the living room where it is hardly distinguishable from the ordinary sofa, davenport or love seat.Scans from The Milwaukee Journal (Sunday, August 9, 1936) sent from Silent Porn Star * (yup, adult content present at site), who wrote about the Sanity in Art movement article.
The newest versions of this two-purpose piece of furniture are offering interesting innovations both in appearance and in operation. Practically all of them are provided with backs of some sort, so that the cushions need not stand against a wall in order to maintain an upright position; and many of them have sides. Perhaps newest of them all is the love seat which opens into a four-foot bed.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
PIRATES ARE SISSIES!
Ummmm...I'm not sure I get the connection. Are there postage stamps which depict pirates in frilly undergarments? Or eating bon-bons while watching their 'stories'? Is this all an insidious plot by the ninjas to discredit their sworn enemies, under the guise of philately?
I believe they're alluding to the globe-trotting habits of pirates, who visit exotic and varied locations around the world, and that a stamp collector has a far greater range than a hijacked schooner staffed by privateers. Frasek Company was a minor supplier of stamp collecting supplies in the 1930s, which is why this (quite tiny) ad appears in a 1939 issue of Radio Guide.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The Mystery Of The White Squaw
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Vintage Dick Tracy and Junior S&P Shakers
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
A Poor 1930s Wife
As a 1930s wife, I am
I'm guessing I did this well due to the number of economical questions and the number of children. It certainly had nothing to do with any of the cooking or domestic skills; and in "keeping mouth shut" & "risque jokes" I likely did even worse.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
What Do The Insane Prefer On The Radio?
In first place is, of course, Burns and Allen -- and I don't think you had to be crazy to find them hilarious, but it helped. In second place, H. V. Kaltenborn, the respected radiojournalist, whose commentary show apparently spoke to those who are usually only spoken to by people in their own heads. Bringing up the rear, Guy Lombardo and his orchestra, their dance-hall tunes soothing the savage breast.