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Bettie Page 36-24-37

Bettie Page  36-24-37

Pictured above:  Bettie Page

VAV!/August 13, 2013

Bettie Page was worshiped, celebrated and criticized, but this iconic 1950′s Queen of Pin-ups and Pin-up heroine became an obsession who bewitched and enchanted worshiping followers...yesterday and today.

An enchantress, Bettie was born, Betty Mae Page, April 11, 1923 in Jackson, Tennessee, southwest of Nashville.  Bettie was the second of six children growing up in a family so financially strapped, she was quoted as saying 'we were lucky to get an orange in our Christmas stockings.' Financial hardships weren't the only worries on Bettie's mind as a child. It's said that Page's father had molested all of the girls in the family. What is known, however by all reports,  is that Bettie's father was eventually sent to prison, and for a period in her life, she lived in an orphanage. By ten years of age, her parents had divorced bringing on a period of change...

In spite of all of this turmoil and tragedy, and likely not in her wildest dreams, did Bettie predict that one day she would become an unforgettable underground icon known as 'the girl with the perfect figure'.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 July 2014 07:36 )

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The Decades - Pin-Ups

Great American Pin-Up

Great American Pin-Up

Art Work by Gil Elvgren "Miss Sylvania"

VAV!/December 20, 2011/With Interview by Rebecca E. Parsons and Louis K. Meisel of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 September 2013 21:34 )

The Decades - Pin-Ups

Their Own Pin-Ups

Their Own Pin-Ups

Pin-Up girls have been a part of the American landscape and history since the 1890s, but became most popular in the 1940s during World War II.

Many "pin ups" were the...

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2011 05:08 )

 

 

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Crab Puffs Recipe

VAV!/June 30, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef.net Crab puffs are placed high on my list of appetizers. Crab puffs are a perfect snack for any party or get together. There are many ways to make crab puffs but this method has to be my favorite. Instead of having the crab baked right into the dough, the puffs are baked in the oven, cut in half and then filled with a delicious crab mixture. Over-all there is a little work involved with this recipe but nothing major. The crab mixture is delicious enough to eat by itself. Everyone around my house just devoured these; they were gone in no time. The recipe calls for canned crab but imitation crab will work as well. If you are in need of an amazing appetizer, give this recipe for crab puffs a try! Enjoy.

 

Victor® Mouse Trap - Leader In Rodent Control

VAV!/May 30, 2015 Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap. In 1890, when the Tariff Act of 1890 and the Sherman Antitrust Act were taking hold in the US, Yosemite National Park was only just created, Idaho and Wyoming became states, Wounded Knee Massacre was unfolding and the National American Woman Suffrage Association was founded ...Victor® was on its way to becoming a recognized world leader in rodent control! Founded in 1890, they've been a trusted brand name ever since! How about that?  Read on...

 

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter VAV!/June 23, 2015 The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched during 1957 in Leominster, Massachusetts and was sold beginning in 1958. The omnipresent flamingo became a cultural American icon over the years,  the inspiration for films, such as the campy smash success, 1972's "Pink Flamingos," produced by John Waters, and in 2011,  Disney featured "Featherstone," a  plastic pink flamingo yard ornament in the film, "Gnomeo and Juliet." 

 

Top Locations to Celebrate the Fourth

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Victory Mail

Pictured above: A sergeant compares two rolls of microfilm, together containing 3200 letters, to an equal number of traditional missives. National Archives (111-SC-142-170365-B). VAV!/June 22, 2015 Used during World War II by the military, V-Mail , difficult for the enemy to intercept, fast, and free, augmented standard mail delivery. Postal and military officials encouraged the use of V-Mail because it was specifically designed to reduce the weight and bulk of mail to and from overseas armed forces. This reduction of mail allowed space for movement of vital war supplies and still ensure the fellows overseas would receive their mail in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible. The actual process of V-Mail was the result of almost four years of planning. The U.S. followed Great Britain's Airgraph service (already partnered with the Eastman Kodak Company in 1941 to launch the Airgraph service) and  integrated microfilm technology into its wartime system.

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