Category:
Celebrities

Milton Metz, RIP



I never heard his radio show, but Milton Metz seems as if he were an amiably weird guy.

Obit here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 14, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Celebrities, Communications, Radio, Regionalism

Cuckoo Girl



Justin Bieber fangirl phenomenon, 1959 version.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 28, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Celebrities, Delusions, Fantasies and Other Tricks of the Imagination, Music, Teenagers, 1950s

Mystery Illustration 35

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Which famous film star is this drawing intended to represent?

Answer after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 26, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Movies, 1940s

Mystery Illustration 23

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What world-famous organization features this spokes-donkey?

The answer is here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 01, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Celebrities

Dean Jones, Singer

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Like Shatner, Nimoy and other actors, well-known Disney star Dean Jones fancied himself a singer as well. The opening bellow of this first track reminds me faintly of Jim Morrison.

What do you all think of his talents in this arena?







Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 04, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Celebrities, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1960s

Co-Star Records





There were fifteen of these uniquely bizarre records.

The whole story is here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 30, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Amateurs and Fans, Celebrities, Hobbies and DIY, 1960s

Elvis and the Hollywood Vice Squad

I wonder what the Hollywood Vice Squad of 1957 would make of many a modern pop music show?

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Original text here.

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Original text here.

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Original text here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 18, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Censorship, Bluenoses, Taboos, Prohibitions and Other Cultural No-No's, 1950s, Dance

Mao’s Crystal Coffin

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 28, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Body, Celebrities, Death, Politics, 1970s, Asia

Jayne Mansfield’s Hand

1958: Journalist tries to record in words the exact sensation of touching Jayne Mansfield's hand.

I had never seen the phrase "gone sensation" and thought maybe it was a typo, but Merriam-Webster defines it as "a feeling of faintness or weakness."

Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 17, 1958


Jake Gets Thrill, Peachy Sensation From Jane's Hand
KINGSVILLE, Texas, April 17. — Jake Trussell of the Kingsville Record held hands with Jayne Mansfield while posing for a photograph during a news conference.
"I must report exactly how it felt to hold her hand," Trussell told his readers. "The sensation I got was of a long personalized sort of slightly over-heated peach fuzz expanse, or perhaps the snuggly softness of a glamorized baby duck's down. Anyway, it was a real gone sensation."
A picture of Miss Mansfield and Trussell showed that she was wearing gloves.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 26, 2015 - Comments (13)
Category: Celebrities, Sex Symbols, 1950s

Dear 53310761



You might wonder what the hell this song is about, until you hear a certain name mentioned past the halfway mark. Even then, you have to know your pop music history to figure it out.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 17, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Music, 1950s, Armed Forces

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