Category Archives: Consumers

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

penny Marshal as Laverne

Penny Marshall’s Big Legacy

Lets raise a toast of Pepsi and milk to Penny Marshal, a comic genius who was in a league of her own. Like Laverne, she did it her way. With her distinctive nasal New York voice so redolent of the

penny Marshal as Laverne

Penny Marshall’s Big Legacy

Lets raise a toast of Pepsi and milk to Penny Marshal, a comic genius who was in a league of her own. Like Laverne, she did it her way. With her distinctive nasal New York voice so redolent of the

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’