These souvenir pin-up leg pens are great!

From Disneyland

From Disneyland

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I love these old photographs of skiers from the 1930’s – 1960’s. The sweaters and performance apparel is just too good! These make me wish I was in St. Moritz.

Nothing like hitting the slopes in white oxford and a tie!

Nothing like hitting the slopes in white oxford and a tie!

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Love the Fair Isle sweaters!

Love the Fair Isle sweaters!

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Queen of the slopes.

Queen of the slopes.

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These lovely ladies are ready for some downhill action!

These lovely ladies are ready for some downhill action!

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Nothing better than skiing in a tartan skirt

Nothing better than skiing in a tartan skirt

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Awesome Ski Trooper!

Awesome Ski Trooper!

Another great ski trooper

Another great ski trooper

Hanging out at the lodge with some jazz after a long day on the slopes

Hanging out at the lodge with some jazz after a long day on the slopes

I found an amazing Flickr group with tons of old European matchbox labels from the 1950’s – 1960’s. The fonts and graphics are incredible! Below are some of my favorites.

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These old pin-up linen postcards from the 1940’s are great!

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I love the "Buy War Bonds" stamp!

I love the "Buy Defense Bonds" stamp!

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This is definitely one of the coolest watches I’ve seen lately.  I’m dying to get one.

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There is a rotating dial second hand with the Sputnik I satellite orbiting the earth.

There is a rotating dial second hand with the Sputnik I satellite orbiting the earth.

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All Night Long – 1962

August 7, 2009

Let’s keep the jazz posts rolling…


Skipper Bartlett, the man behind the amazing blog “Like…Dreamsville”, recently posted some great screen shots from the 1962 British film “All Night Long”. The film is a noir style adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. After searching high and low, I was finally able to snag a copy. The film features appearances by jazz legends like Dave Brubeck (who performs “Blue Rondo a la Turk”), Charles Mingus, and Johnny Dankworth. It also features Patrick Mcgoohan on skins (rumor is that he locked himself in a room with a drum set and practiced for months before shooting the scene) This film is classic cool!

Saxophone Style

August 6, 2009

Saxophonists have the best style!   Not that I’m biased or anything…

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Dexter Gordon

Lester Young in his signature Porkpie hat

Lester Young in his signature Porkpie hat

Stan Getz - Looks cool even though his bowtie is a clip on.

Stan Getz - Looks cool even though his bowtie is a clip on.

John Coltrane - Anyone that can smoke and play like that gets my approval.

John Coltrane - Anyone that can smoke and play like that gets my approval.

Bud Shank on Bari - Here with Chet Baker

Bud Shank on Bari - Here with Chet Baker

Charlie "The Bird" Parker in a great flecked blazer and a sweet Conn Alto.  Check out the underslung octave key!

Charlie "The Bird" Parker in a great flecked blazer and a sweet Conn Alto. Check out the underslung octave key!

Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

James Moody

James Moody

Boots Randolph in an awesome skinny tie and button down collar.

Boots Randolph in an awesome skinny tie and button down collar.

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Johnny Hodges

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Barney Wilen

Barney Wilen

I love this painting. It’s American and signed by “Buchman” circa 1950’s.

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