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The Wizard of OZ

The Wizard of OZ

 

Pictured above: Publicity still showing main characters from 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. Hollywood: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. Copyprint. LOC

VAV!/January 17, 2013 

An epic masterpiece, "The Wizard of Oz", a film adapted from L. Frank ...

January 26 On This Day In History

January 26 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Riverfront Panorama, Detroit, Michigan, 1908/Taking the Long View: Panoram...

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Pictured above:  Rhett and Scarlett/Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh

VAV!/May 3, 2012 ...

Worst Winter Blizzards Throughout History

Worst Winter Blizzards Throughout History

Pictured above: (LOC-Chicago)

VAV!/March 6, 2014

A winter storm contains certain qualificati...

Super Bowl Guide For The Well Rounded  Host

Super Bowl Guide For The Well Rounded Host

Pictured above: Green Bay Packers play Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I, 1967 at Los Ang...

 

Etsy - Smooth

Etsy - Smooth

Pictured above:  Etsy's Home Office

VAV!/March 14, 2014

Etsy is intent on bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more durable, and more fun! 

E...

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The November Man

The November Man

Pictured above:  Pierce Brosnan as Peter Devereaux, "The November Man"/ The November Man

VAV!/July 31, 2014

Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosn...

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Hanging On To Celebrities and Legends, Part 1

Hanging On To Celebrities and Legends, Part 1

Pictured above: Lana Turner's former home in Beverly Hills where Johnny Stompanato was killed in 1958/By JGKlein (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

VAV!/Dec...

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The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

VAV!/January 5, 2015

The flu season in the United States is in full swing in 43 states, according to the latest figures issued by the Centers for Disease Control and P...

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

VAV!/January 7, 2011/Contributed by By Rocket Girl and Karena Orbitor

(Audio/Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 4/5/39)

It was January 7, 1929 when a new comic strip appeared b...

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Asteroid And Comets Passing Near Earth Are Mapped

Asteroid And Comets Passing Near Earth Are Mapped

VAV!/January 26, 2014

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has been collecting data about asteroids and comets passing near Earth si...

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Food Day Celebrations

Food Day Celebrations

VAV!/December 14, 2014

There's always something to celebrate because there's a food holiday every day of the year. In other words..."We are standing at the precipice of gl...

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Fashion - Spring/Summer 2015

Fashion - Spring/Summer 2015

VAV!/January 6, 2014

"Fashion...where you take it is up to you." - Vintage Allies

For the season, an emphasis on the 60s and 70s trend towards spring leather, while  pa...

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Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Pictured above: Bess Myerson, 1957

VAV!/January 5, 2015

Politician, actress, entertainer and Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson, died on December 14, 2014 at her home in Santa M...

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Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

VAV!/September 18, 2014

The responsibility of dog ownership includes proper training and socialization of your pet.   Mastering basic obedience commands is vital. &nbs...

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The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2014

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a h...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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Presidential Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration

 

Pictured: Taft/Roosevelt 1909 /LOC

VAV!/November 8, 2012/WASHINGTON, DC

During the  Presidential Inauguration, the newly elected President of the United States wi...

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Asteroid And Comets Passing Near Earth Are Mapped

VAV!/January 26, 2014 NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has been collecting data about asteroids and comets passing near Earth since December 2013.   NEOWISE has discovered and characterized 40 near-Earth objects (NEOs) in the first year after the mission was re-started in December 2013.*  Eight of the discoveries have been classified as potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), based on their size and how close their orbits could come to Earth's orbit. The mission has further observed and characterized 245 previously known near-Earth objects. From December 2013 to December 2014, NEOWISE discovered three new comets and observed 32 others. One of the others has turned into the brightest comet in Earth's night sky in early 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). Now, NASA has compiled the data to create the below video, that shows the progression of NASA's NEOWISE survey in the year after its Dec. 2013 restart. Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

 

Presidential Inauguration

  Pictured: Taft/Roosevelt 1909/LOC VAV!/November 8, 2012/WASHINGTON, DC During the  Presidential Inauguration, the newly elected President of the United States will take the oath of office. Since the clear, cool day of April 30, 1789 at the first Swearing-In Ceremony for President George Washington in Federal Hall, New York, NY - U.S. Presidents have been sworn into office, usually in public, though some ocassions in private following the death or resignation of a President, or because Inauguration Day fell on a Sunday.

 

Presidential Inauguration

  Pictured: Taft/Roosevelt 1909/LOC VAV!/November 8, 2012/WASHINGTON, DC During the  Presidential Inauguration, the newly elected President of the United States will take the oath of office. Since the clear, cool day of April 30, 1789 at the first Swearing-In Ceremony for President George Washington in Federal Hall, New York, NY - U.S. Presidents have been sworn into office, usually in public, though some ocassions in private following the death or resignation of a President, or because Inauguration Day fell on a Sunday.

 

Playboy Magazine

Pictured above: The cover of the first issue of Playboy, December 1953. VAV!/December 26, 2010  How did "Playboy" , a men's lifestyle magazine that features photographs of nude women as well as journalism and fiction, begin?  After failed efforts of becoming a cartoonist, Hugh Hefner founded and launched Playboy in 1953 from the kitchen table of his South Side apartment in Chicago, IL.  Hefner, a 1949 University of Illinois psychology graduate who had worked in Chicago for Esquire magazine writing promotional copy; Publisher's Development Corporation in sales and marketing; and Children's Activities magazine as circulation promotions manager could likely never have dreamed about the social phenomena that Playboy eventually generated. In fact, the first issue of Playboy had no cover date because Hefner was unsure when or if he would ever publish another. Playboy became an almost instant success after the first issue sold more than 53,000 copies.   In addition to the center-fold pinups that made the magazine infamous, famous and an inspiration to men and women worldwide, Mr. Hefner filled its pages with words from the most prolific  fiction writers of all time.  Names such as James Baldwin,  John Steinbeck and Vladimir Nabokov poured into the readers' view, as well as advice from columnists, submission of readers letters, a variety of comic strips and more. A closer look at Hugh Hefner's philosophy through a series of videos below...

 

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

VAV!/January 7, 2011/Contributed by By Rocket Girl and Karena Orbitor {play}images/audio/Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 39-04-05 001 The Origin Show.mp3{/play} (Audio/Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 4/5/39) It was January 7, 1929 when a new comic strip appeared bearing the prologue "I was 20 years old when they stopped the World War and mustered me out of the air service.... " Thus began Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and with it, Buck's continuing influence on modern day society. Below is the Buck Rogers film short made for the 1934 Chicago World's Fair...

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