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Need a Lift?

May 15, 2009

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I found all of these great vintage Vespa images on Flickr, Google Images, and the LIFE Archive.  I’m obsessed with these!

Great Vespa Pin-up girl

Great Vespa Pin-up girl

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Angelo de Raco

Great old Vespa ad

Great old Vespa ad

Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck on a Vespa - "Roman Holiday"

Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck on a Vespa - "Roman Holiday"

Here’s the Vespa scene from “Roman Holiday” below:

1962 - Italy

1962 - Italy

Image: All Posters.com

Image: All Posters.com

Image: LIFE

Image: LIFE

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Image: LIFE

Image: LIFE

Great Vespa Pin-Up

Great Vespa Pin-Up

Image: LIFE

Image: LIFE

Vespa Girl!

Vespa Girl!

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Another great Vespa girl

Giuseppe Aliquo with his Vespa - 1954

Giuseppe Aliquo with his Vespa - 1954

MOD on Vespa - Late 1960's

MOD on Vespa - London late 1960's

Another great Vespa Pin-up

Another great Vespa Pin-up in Egypt!

The Carl Hammer Gallery has a great collection of vintage side show banners for sale.  I love the artwork on these!

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Secretaries of the Past

March 3, 2009

These old photographs of secretaries are amazing!  I saved these such a long time ago and forgot to post them.   Daniela sent me a few of these, but I can’t remember where I found the others.

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I love the old typewriter

Image: Google Images

Image: Google Images

Busby Berkeley was a movie director and musical choreographer from the late 1920’s – 1970’s.  His most famous work was during the 1930’s.  He was known for his large extravagant sets and aerial shots of showgirls creating kaleidoscopic effects in camera.  Below are some great stills from various films along with a clip from the 1934 film “Dames”.  I found these images on Google Images.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2009

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Vintage Cigarette Girls

February 1, 2009

I found these amazing old photographs of cigarette girls on Google Images and Corbis.

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Robert Mitchum is buying the cigarettes

Robert Mitchum is buying the cigarettes

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Loaded Legs – 1922

February 1, 2009

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Image: Shorpy

” ‘Safety first’ is the motto of Miss Mary Jayne.  Mary Jayne, seated in rocking chair with pistol strapped to her knee, claiming exemption from concealed weapon regulation by saying her thirty-two isn’t a concealed weapon in these days of knee-length skirts.” National Photo Company Collection, February 14, 1922.

I love these great 1940’s – 1960’s paintings by pin-up artist Gil Elvgren. They are from the Taschen book, “Gil Elvgren – The Complete Pin-Ups”

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