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The Decades - 1940s

Case Study House Program

Case Study House Program

Pictured above: The Case Study House No. 22 — Stahl House — Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California/Date 2007-01-15/Photo by Screen Grab©/ Transferred from en.wikipedia;

VAV!/October 28, 2013

The Case Study House Program was launched in 1945 by a movement of architects and builders with the organization of John Entenza, the Editor of the Arts & Architecture magazine.  The Los Angeles based magazine also served as the primary vehicle for the Study that ran throughout 1966.  

The Plan commissioned architects to study, plan, design, and construct houses for clients as the postwar years and renewed building efforts dawned across the nation. Their designs and ensuing efforts were to be extensively publicized.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 April 2014 05:54 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Darlington Raceway - "Too Tough to Tame"

Darlington Raceway -

Pictured above:  Harold Brasington

VAV!/September 6, 2013

Harold Brasington, a local businessman, entertained a vision of transforming a cotton field in Darlington, So...

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 September 2013 21:36 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Darlington Raceway - "Too Tough to Tame"

Darlington Raceway -

Pictured above:  Harold Brasington

VAV!/June 13, 2014

Harold Brasington, a local businessman, once entertained a vision of transforming a cotton field in Darlington, S...

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 June 2014 05:09 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Hat Check Girl

Hat Check Girl

Pictured above: Ginger Rogers, 'Hat Check Girl.'

VAV!/July 14, 2013

Who was the perenniel hat check girl and what did she do?

Hat check girls or coat checks, as they were of...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:52 )

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The Decades - 1940s

You're Invited! Joan Crawford's July 4th House Party

You're Invited! Joan Crawford's July 4th House Party

VAV!/June 30, 2013/By Marsha Collock

Say what you want about our Joan, she knows how to throw a party.

When it comes to being a hostess, Joan leaves nothing to chance. And b...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 January 2014 13:06 )

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Musical Autographs Radio Program

  VAV!/November 18, 2014/Contributed by Dennis Nyhagen Guy Lombardo and his brothers were arguably the most successful big band of The Golden Age of Radio. Along with his Royal Canadians, Lombardo built a band music franchise that had become a multi-million dollar enterprise by the World War II years. For almost half a century, Guy Lombardo's performances of Auld Lang Syne had become an American tradition in bringing in New Years Eve across the country. Indeed, well after his passing in 1977, Lombardo's rendition of Auld Lang Syne is the first song played during every Times Square celebration of New Years Eve.

 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014

... LET'S HAVE A PARADE™ THE 88TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE® MARKS THE START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE NATION'S MOST BELOVED SPECTACLE, FEATURING GIANT HELIUM BALLOONS, FLOATS OF WONDER, PULSE POUNDING MARCHING BANDS, ROLLICKING PERFORMANCE GROUPS, CELEBRITY APPEARANCES AND THE ONE-AND-ONLY SANTA CLAUS VAV!/November 15, 2014 New York City, NY As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the biggest spectacle of the holiday season returns to entertain millions, as the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® hits the streets of New York City. On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m., more than 8,000 participants, some donning clown costumes, handling balloon giants or striking up the band, will set down the streets of Manhattan at the sound of the time honored catchphrase Let's Have a Parade™. With a live audience, more than 3.5 million strong and a nationwide television gathering of more than 50 million viewers, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's most beloved holiday pageant.

 

Pot legal at the White House?

VAV!/November 13, 2014/Contributed by Will Roberts FYI... DC pass the marijuana law by 35 points. it's now officially legal to smoke weed in Washington DC!

 

First Peacetime Military Draft Signed Into Law - Selective Training and Service Act Of 1940

Pictured above: President Roosevelt, left, looks on as Secretary of War Stimson draws the first capsules in the National Lottery for selective service registrants in October 1940. (DA photograph) VAV!/November 13, 2014 On September 16, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 which created the country's first peacetime draft in history and formally established the Selective Service System as an independent Federal agency.  Throughout the following six weeks after the signing, men across the nation were obligated to register to receive draft numbers.  On October 29, 1940, before a crowed of over 1,000 onlookers, gathered in the Interdepartment Auditorium located on Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC. , President Roosevelt, along with Cabinet officers, and Members of Congress drew the first draft number.

 

Electrolux

Pictured above: LUXOMATIC/Courtesy of Elektrolux VAV!/November 9, 2014 Having started out with the sale of a single vacuum cleaner, after 90 years of innovations and acquisitions, Electrolux is now a global leader in home and professional appliances! Electrolux designed the first ever vacuum cleaner with metal runners and launched the world's first countertop dishwasher. Here you can follow other notable years in the company's design history. Here's the Electrolux timeline:

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