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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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VAV!/November 26, 2014/Contributed by Will Roberts

 

Stuckey's - RELAX, REFRESH, REFUEL.

VAV!/November 25, 2014 Stuckey's, what's not to love? Since the 1930's, generations of Americans have known and loved Stuckey's as a venerable roadside tradition!  Stuckey's humble beginnings was launched as a Pecan stand in Eastman, Georgia,  in 1937 by W.S. Stuckey, Sr.  That little stand and others like it soon became THE mecca for folks traveling down America's super sonic highway in the never ending quest of adventure.  You could bet the rear wheel of your 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon that Stuckey's would have everything from a car fill up and restroom to souveniers, hot snacks, soft drinks, and pecan candy bars!   Easily recognized by the pitched roof and teal blue shingles, Stuckeys was an empire! 

 

Roadside Americana - Nostalgic Scale Models

Pictured above:  White Haven Motor Lodge in Overland Park, Kansas VAV!/November 25, 2014 Brad Moore is an architectural graduate who lives in Overland Park, Kansas. One of Brad's interests is professional model-building, a past time which has kept him busy for more than 25 years.   His focus is on yesterdays' roadside Americana.  All of Brad's models, are hand crafted from his own design, right down to the most minute details incorporating cardstock, plastic styrene, and real glass. No attention is spared on the details, either. He takes care to add features that make his final product as realistic as the real thing.

 

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

Pictured above:  International ouse of Pancakes/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/October 29, 2014 Way back in 1958 when there were only three major television stations on the air, a gallon of gas cost Americans just 24 cents, and the hula hoop was all the rage, Al and Jerry Lapin of Toluca Lake along with early investors Al and Trudy Kallis, California opened the very first International House of Pancakes (IHOP®), complete with iconic blue roof. Today, there are 1,627 IHOP® restaurants throughout the country as well as around the globe and guests who have dined at IHOP restaurants over the years are now bringing their own children to enjoy the delicious dishes.

 

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

Pictured above:  International ouse of Pancakes/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/October 29, 2014 Way back in 1958 when there were only three major television stations on the air, a gallon of gas cost Americans just 24 cents, and the hula hoop was all the rage, Al and Jerry Lapin of Toluca Lake along with early investors Al and Trudy Kallis, California opened the very first International House of Pancakes (IHOP®), complete with iconic blue roof. Today, there are 1,627 IHOP® restaurants throughout the country as well as around the globe and guests who have dined at IHOP restaurants over the years are now bringing their own children to enjoy the delicious dishes.

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