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The Decades - 1940s

Office Of War Information - OWI

Office Of War Information - OWI

Pictured above: This Girl In A Glass House is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany, and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men...Long Beach, California/Alfred T. Palmer, photographer/October 1942/LOC.

VAV!/June 13, 2013

On June 13, 1942, some six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Office of War Information (OWI) was created by Executive Order 9182. 

The OWI operated until September 1945 and facilitated the release of war news for domestic use. Both at home and abroad, the OWI employed propaganda such as posters, films, texts and radio broadcasts to promote patriotism, issue warnings about foreign spies, and recruit women into war work.  The OWI documented the war effort and archived the government's battle against poverty during the Great Depression.

Elmer Davis, a CBS newsman, was named the director of OWI. 

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 June 2013 06:37 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Deanna Durbin

Deanna Durbin

Pictured above: Pin-up photo of Deanna Durbin for Yank, the Army Weekly/January 19, 1945/Yank, the Army Weekly/U.S. Army

VAV!/May 1, 2013

A rare screen goddess from yesterd...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 May 2013 05:48 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

 

Pictured above:  The Blandings Home/Archives.org/Wayback Machine

VAV!/March 17, 2013

Welcome to Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House!

Advertising executive, Jim B...

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The Decades - 1940s

The Bermuda Triangle - An Enduring Mystery

The Bermuda Triangle - An Enduring Mystery

Pictured above: TBF Grumman Avengers similiar to Flight 19 by Screen GrabĀ©

VAV!/June 13, 2014

'The Bermuda Triangle is a region in the western part of the North Atlant...

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 June 2014 05:10 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Eva Le Gallienne

Eva Le Gallienne

Eva Le Gallienne was born in London on January 11, 1899 and traveled to New York at the young age of 15.  She is remembered as a talented actress who made ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 January 2013 08:29 )

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Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

Bar Aid

  VAV!/July 27, 2014/Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg PA From the Prohibition era of the 1920s and the 1930s age of glamour at Quite The Stir Bungalow to the jazzy decade of the 1950s, sidle up to the bar and prepare to enjoy some liquid essentials...mixed drinks. ADONIS 2/3 Dry Sherry1/3 Sweet Vermouth1 dash Orange Bitters.Sitr with ice and strain into glass

 

The National Security Agency NSA

Pictured above: National Security Agency, circa 1950/NSA. VAV!/July 26, 2014 "More times than we can count, we've made history, without history even knowing we were there." - GEN Keith Alexander - Director NSA/Chief CSS   For over a half a century now, the National Security Agency (NSA)  as provided timely information to U.S. decision makers and military leaders since it was established on November 4, 1952 by directive of the National Security Act of 1947.  NSA engages in the collection (to include through clandestine means), process, analyze, produce, and disseminate signals intelligence information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes to support national and departmental missions; Act as the National Manager for National Security Systems as established in law and policy, and in this capacity be responsible to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director, National Intelligence; Prescribe security regulations covering operating practices, including the transmission, handling, and distribution of signals intelligence and communications security material within and among the elements under control of the Director of the National Security Agency, and exercise the necessary supervisory control to ensure compliance with the regulations. In short, the NSA engages in global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence....while authorized to utilize clandestine measure to achieve its goals.

 

'Hercules' Opens In Theaters Nationwide'

Pictured above: Dwayne Johnson as HERCULES/Contributed by Screen GrabĀ© VAV!/July 25, 2014 'Hercules' opens in theaters nationwide on July 25, 2014. Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in Director Brett Ratner's gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages.

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