Category Archives: History

Elvis Presley 1956 – Photos by Alfred Wertheimer

“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the 60’s comes from it.” -Leonard Bernstein, 1960s 1956 was pivotal year in America … Continue reading

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Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years

by David Kestenbaum, Featured Writer NPR Prices change; that’s fundamental to how economies work. And yet: In 1886, a bottle of Coke cost a nickel. It was also a nickel in 1900, 1915 and 1930. In fact, 70 years after … Continue reading

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The Vintage Pin – Ups of Art Frahm Gallery 1

Art Frahm is best known for his “ladies in distress” pictures involving beautiful young women whose panties mysteriously fall to their ankles in very public places. Whether in the process of bowling, walking the dog, changing a tire or most … Continue reading

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Vintage Photos Featuring Coca Cola Signs Gallery 2

Found some old photos featuring Coca Cola signs, although the pictures were not necessarily  of the signs, but rather photos of other things such as vintage diners, cars, restaurants, and storefronts where the Coke sign also was nearby. Found them … Continue reading

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Vintage Photos Featuring Coca Cola Signs Gallery 1

Found some old photos featuring Coca Cola signs, although the pictures were not necessarily  of the signs, but rather photos of other things such as vintage diners, cars, restaurants, and storefronts where the Coke sign also was nearby. Found them … Continue reading

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Peek-a-Boo! | A Little Pinup History

Here is a great little post, not to mention the lovely photo of model April Eberle, taken from over at one of our friends blogs, AM Photography Amanda Hill.  Be sure to check out her work, and if you live … Continue reading

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Elvis debuted ‘Hound Dog’ and hip gyrations 56 years ago today

  By DJ Pangburn, Featured Writer, Death & Taxes While a high degree of artistic experimentation and daring had existed within the underground of the world’s great cities long before 1956 (the Belle Epoque, Dada, futurism, surrealism, erotica, etc.), nothing … Continue reading

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James Burton: The Teen Who Invented American Guitar

You can listen to the story and hear James Burton’s great Guitar licks here as well. by Ed Ward, Featured Writer, NPR Music What were you doing when you were 16? When he was 16, James Burton was inventing the … Continue reading

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Vintage Makeup: Why the 50s Look is Back in Style

 by Adrian, Featured Writer, Hair + Culture The 50s look, especially rockabilly, is back in style with a vengeance. This is because women from the 50s looked hip, beautiful, and extremely sexy. Wearing a 50s style can give you a Hollywood … Continue reading

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Which Rockabilly Cat Can Claim the Title of King of Rockabilly?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … Continue reading

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