Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beach Club Paradise on Parade

Preening In the summer of 1960 the glitter and glamor of my Grandmothers beach club often rivaled the showboating and schmoozing of the presidential campaign that summer. A glittering spectacle, out dazzling the sun and each other with their gleaming

Beach Club Paradise on Parade

Preening In the summer of 1960 the glitter and glamor of my Grandmothers beach club often rivaled the showboating and schmoozing of the presidential campaign that summer. A glittering spectacle, out dazzling the sun and each other with their gleaming

Sun, Sand and JFK

The  Presidential race that dominated the sizzling summer of 1960- a spectacle of pure showmanship filled with hoopla and chutzpah, showboating and glad handling – paled in comparison to my grandmothers beach club, itself crawling with glitter and glamor. In

Sun, Sand and JFK

The  Presidential race that dominated the sizzling summer of 1960- a spectacle of pure showmanship filled with hoopla and chutzpah, showboating and glad handling – paled in comparison to my grandmothers beach club, itself crawling with glitter and glamor. In

How to Gain More Weight

Americans have long had an ideal body type when it comes to women, but the shape itself has gone back to the drawing board every few years altering dramatically. Go Figure Don’t You Want a Body You Won’t be Ashamed

How to Gain More Weight

Americans have long had an ideal body type when it comes to women, but the shape itself has gone back to the drawing board every few years altering dramatically. Go Figure Don’t You Want a Body You Won’t be Ashamed

Rosie The Riveter’s Swimsuit Romance

It was a sweltering summer in 1943 and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up with neckties, girdles, time clocks,

Rosie The Riveter’s Swimsuit Romance

It was a sweltering summer in 1943 and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up with neckties, girdles, time clocks,

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Cadillac?

With the conviction of a car salesmen selling a wouldn’t you rather have a Cadillac, Mid-Century Americans were convinced that America was the standard by which the world’s other countries were to be judged. Indeed when you compared we were

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Cadillac?

With the conviction of a car salesmen selling a wouldn’t you rather have a Cadillac, Mid-Century Americans were convinced that America was the standard by which the world’s other countries were to be judged. Indeed when you compared we were

vintage illustration overheated man and car

Man, What a Heat Wave

The Temperatures Rising… It Isn’t Surprising… Poor mankind! His triumphant march towards progress  is always being blamed for the actions of a hot-headed, fickle Mother Nature whose erratic behavior has recently played havoc with our weather systems. Panicked cries of

vintage illustration overheated man and car

Man, What a Heat Wave

The Temperatures Rising… It Isn’t Surprising… Poor mankind! His triumphant march towards progress  is always being blamed for the actions of a hot-headed, fickle Mother Nature whose erratic behavior has recently played havoc with our weather systems. Panicked cries of

1950s face kids smiling

Good Humor Ruled the Suburbs

Growing up in mid-century Long Island, no  sound was more welcome than the suburban siren call of summer- the seductive jingling  bells of the Good Humor truck. Normally at the first ring of that irresistible ding- a- ling- ling, slippery

1950s face kids smiling

Good Humor Ruled the Suburbs

Growing up in mid-century Long Island, no  sound was more welcome than the suburban siren call of summer- the seductive jingling  bells of the Good Humor truck. Normally at the first ring of that irresistible ding- a- ling- ling, slippery

Sizzling in the Sixties Suburban Sun

Nothing gave off the glow of good All American health than a deep dark tan, and mid-century teens competed for the fastest tan in the west. After all, our handsome, vigorous young President sported a glamorous tan and who in

Sizzling in the Sixties Suburban Sun

Nothing gave off the glow of good All American health than a deep dark tan, and mid-century teens competed for the fastest tan in the west. After all, our handsome, vigorous young President sported a glamorous tan and who in

vintage ad 1940s photos majorettes in patriotic outfits

Remembrance of July 4th Parades Past

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th Parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence day parade was    a sugar coated, kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re

vintage ad 1940s photos majorettes in patriotic outfits

Remembrance of July 4th Parades Past

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th Parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence day parade was    a sugar coated, kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re

July 4th Celebration Cold War Style

Truthfully, I would always remember my first July 4th. It was 1956. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in

July 4th Celebration Cold War Style

Truthfully, I would always remember my first July 4th. It was 1956. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in