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Date: Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 12:00
Vintage Caravan Style – The Only Guide You Need

Lisa Mora, editor of her own caravan publication Vintage Caravan Magazine which showcases vintage caravan styles and designs has just recently released a book which collects everything you need to know about vintage caravans. Her book Vintage Caravan Style is dedicated to vintage, classic, retro-styled and custom caravans and those who love them. “Lisa grew […]

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Author: "Christopher" Tags: "Readable, 1950s, 1960s, caravan, Design,..."
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Date: Friday, 11 Apr 2014 14:00
Confessions of a Wannabe Scandinavian

Okay, I’ll admit it. While many in America have a pre-occupation for everything Irish, I have a pre-occupation for everything Scandinavian. Perhaps it began as an undergrad student during British Lit I when I was introduced to the Viking tale “Beowulf,” story of a fearless Geat leader from Geatland, now part of modern day Sweden. […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Interior, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, danish, D..."
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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 10:30
Men’s Jewellery Boxes

These days most young men are not into men’s accessories but I’m here to tell you that the truly swank man has plenty of accessories and that accessories truly make the man. A well kitted out man will have a collection of tie bars, cuff links, watches and other manly accessories. But where should he […]

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Author: "Koop Kooper" Tags: "Fashion, 1960s, men, style"
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Date: Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 01:20
A British 1930s Time Capsule in Full Swing

Like many of us, you’ve probably wished you lived in another decade and era. Perhaps you are in love with La Belle Èpoque, Art Deco, Modernism or anything in-between. In Woody Allen’s movie “Midnight in Paris”, the protagonist explores his love with nostalgia, thinking that the past is better than the current. Aaron Whiteside, feels […]

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Author: "Christopher" Tags: "Interior, 1930s, Architecture, Design, l..."
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Date: Friday, 07 Mar 2014 15:10
Mr Peabody and Sherman – The Original Cartoon

Today I saw an ad for a new 3d animated kids movie Peabody and Sherman and it suddenly brought back memories of the original. No wonder I have always been obsessed with the past, loving history, pop culture from the past and of course time travelers. For those growing up in the sixties, seventies or […]

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Author: "Koop Kooper" Tags: "Television, 1960s, animation, cartoon, D..."
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Date: Sunday, 02 Mar 2014 14:00
Marty Milner – Ginger Kid Extraordinaire

My son is the classic movie aficionado in our household and it’s always a treat to see what he will come up with next. I had been complaining about the unusually severe winter we were having here in Upstate New York and he countered with a movie which featured some of my favorite actors from […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Television, 1950s, 1960s, route 66"
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Date: Monday, 24 Feb 2014 23:10
Video

Jeff Altman, who we have featured in a couple of other videos before returns with a trip to fantastic Las Vegas, Nevada. Shot in 1962 by his late grandfather, Jeff inherited his tens of thousands of feet of 16mm film years ago and he have only just found himself in the position to properly go […]

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Author: "Christopher" Tags: "Roadtrip, 1960s, las vegas, video"
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Date: Sunday, 09 Feb 2014 13:00
The Beatles Fifty Years Later

With the 50th Anniversary of the British invasion of America via the Beatles upon us, I thought it apropos to take a walk down Memory Lane, remembering the highlights of Beatlemania in my own life. When the Beatles hit the Mainland in 1964, I had just turned six years old and my whole world was […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Music, 1960s, 1970s, british, london"
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Date: Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014 12:35
Bossa Nova – Embodying the Idea of Cool

Brazil in the 1960′s: a paradise of cool and suave. The nonchalant sentiment of an age typified by effortless class took musical form in Bossa Nova. Characterized by its smooth beats, cool sensibility, a slight off-tune rhythm, Bossa Nova created a whole culture which valued nothing at all, but simple existence. Singers like Astrud Gilberto […]

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Author: "Guest Writer" Tags: "Music, 1960s, bossa, bossa nova, brazil"
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Date: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 16:22
A Perspective on Brutalism Architecture

It’s funny how viewing an object can trigger long forgotten memories. Such is the case of the brutalist style wall hanging purchased recently for my vintage shop. Created by Finesse Originals during the 70s, it features a fiberglass rendering of a fisherman pulling his net from the water. The strong jagged lines of the fisherman […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Architecture, 1960s, 1970s, brutalism, D..."
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Date: Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 14:30
Guitar Legend: Al Viola

In 1992, I was performing extensively under the stage name Jimmy Ross through Orange and Los Angeles Counties as a solo pianist/vocalist entertainer and occasionally in jazz trio and quartet settings. I had just started a double emphasis graduate program in piano and vocal performance at California State University. I was performing two nights a […]

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Author: "Guest Writer" Tags: "Interview, hollywood, legends, Music"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Jan 2014 17:00
1965 Thunderbird Couch by Flexsteel

As a seller of vintage goods, I am fortunate to come upon some wonderful relics of our Mid-Century Modern era, a short lived but incredibly artistic and innovative time period. Many of the companies that produced these goods are no longer in existence, but there is one furniture company that has stood the test of […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Design, 1960s, furniture, interior desig..."
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Date: Saturday, 04 Jan 2014 16:27
Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings begins in the early 1940s, with Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) surprising his poet father with the news that he has been accepted into New York’s Columbia University. His mother’s mental issues have forced him to grow up fast but Ginsberg is still unworldly, and a chance meeting with fellow student Lucien Carr […]

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Author: "Koop Kooper" Tags: "Film, 1940s, book, movie, new york, trai..."
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Date: Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 17:30
Merry Retro Christmas to You All

The Holiday season is upon us, so it is time to pull out all those swanky and kitschy retro christmas advertisements from the past! These hand drawn illustrations are so awesome. Produced in mid century America they perfectly depicts the happy-go-lucky mentality of those decades. Which one do you like the best? From all of […]

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Author: "Christopher" Tags: "Inspiration, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Advert..."
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Date: Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 23:05
Christmas with Barbie 1964 to 1968

I was five years old when my mom showed me an advertisement for Mattel’s Barbie doll wearing that iconic black and white bathing suit, which had already been out since the late 50s. It was my first memorable exposure and I was immediately taken in by the grown up looking doll. That Christmas I received […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Inspiration, 1960s, barbie, toys"
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Date: Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 15:10
None of These Cars is Real

It sure looks real doesn’t it? It could very well be photos from a 1950s advertisement trying to promote the latest model of a car or pristine time capsule that were just discovered. But none of what you see is actually real. Michael Paul Smith from New England, USA is a model car enthusiast and […]

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Author: "Christopher" Tags: "Inspiration, 1950s, 1960s, Advertising, ..."
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Date: Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 15:00
The Outer Limits

For those who watched the original Outer Limits on flickering black and white screens in the early 1960′s the experience is imprinted on a section of our brain labeled awe and terror. Baby-Boomers have deep and dark memories from The Outer Limits original airing or early re-runs. With tilted camera angles, nerve jarring close-ups and shadowy surreal […]

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Author: "James Vaughan" Tags: "Television, 1960s, popular culture, scie..."
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Date: Saturday, 02 Nov 2013 10:15
Audrey Hepburn – Mid-Century Icon

As a child of the 60s, I spent hours next to our little portable record player listening to show tunes my mother and father had provided for our entertainment. The Sound of Music (1965) and My Fair Lady (1964) were some of my all time favorites and it was through those vinyl recordings that I […]

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Author: "Patricia Greenwood" Tags: "Inspiration, 1950s, 1960s, audrey hepbur..."
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Date: Monday, 28 Oct 2013 16:30
Last Night I Dreamed About Maidenform

As Harry Trenner told the story, he and his wife Florence were just sitting around the kitchen table after dinner when they hit upon the idea. Harry took it to Weintrob Advertising, where he worked in New York. They showed it to Maidenform and the “I dreamed…” advertising campaign was born. It would run from […]

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Author: "Oline Eaton" Tags: "Fashion, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, style, wom..."
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Date: Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 16:30
The Edible Victory – Victory Gardens of the 1940s

During both world wars, though more popularly during WWII, victory gardens were encouraged among the people on the home front in America and Canada. There is quite a bit of propaganda encouraging the people to grow their own vegetables, fruits, and herbs so the troops can eat from commercial farms. Victory gardens allowed the average […]

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Author: "Guest Writer" Tags: "Kitsch, 1940s, house, kitschy, world war..."
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