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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Nice!! Id love to have some of those parts about now.[/QUOTE]
Early photo of a carriage company that eventually made autos in Milwaukee
courtesy of Milwaukee Historical Photos
Up to prohibition, young boys held jobs as beer fetchers. They provided refreshment to men working in factories. They were called kesseljunges, or beer growlers. This pic is from 1892. courtesy of Milwaukee Historical photos
Ice cream!!! Milwaukee Historical photos
Building where Christopher Sholes invented the typewriter in Milwaukee.
Courtesy of Milwaukee Historical Photos
"What the hell are you lookin' at?"
wow love the 37plymouth first page !!!!! I going to start going thru them this is awesome
This was an old house in my neighborhood when I was a kid. We all thought it was a haunted house. In the 60s, old lady Comstock still lived there. It was razed and a nursing home was built there called the Comstock Manor. My grandmother was eventually a resident in the nursing home.
Not sure if I want to know what's going on here but she seems harmless enough.
I just obliterated 2 hours on this.
"You talkin' ta me"????
Based loosely on real-life Starr Faithful's lurid, ill-fated end in 1931, "Butterfield 8"
was the first movie for which a woman was paid a million smackers. Taste is an
individual thing, but I think it was the last of Liz' solid roles (though there were
plenty of money-makers thereafter). For my money, the movie capped a consecutive
five-movie series of Taylor's Hollywood best, from 1956 through 1960 ('63's "Cleopatra"
being an over-promoted, overblown and draggy bore). The string I referred to in-
cluded "Giant," 1956; "Raintree County," 1957; "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," 1958; "Sud-
denly Last Summer," 1959; and "Butterfield 8," 1960. Taylor won her first Academy
Award for "Butterfield 8," though she claimed she detested the movie. That may be
because the movie rags were dragging her name through the mud at the time as a
"home-wrecker" who had, allegedly, taken Eddie Fisher from Debbie Reynolds.
Liz apparently found her bad-girl role in "B-8" rather uncomfortably timed.
Also extremely notable, "A Place in the Sun," 1951, was an earlier high-powered drama
that signaled the transition from Liz' childhood movie career of the '40s to her success-
ful adult career in the '50s. It was also her first screen pairing with Montgomery Clift.
BTW, though the poster above is not rendered in hi-res format, the art was by Reynold
Brown, probably the best -- if not necessarily the most famous -- of Hollywood poster
Willy the Whale car wash.
In Niagara Falls and Tonawanda, NY, two massive, nearly-identical blue whale car washes left their imprint on the local imagination in the 70s and 80s...for better or worse.
From The Well-Built Elephant and Other Roadside Attractions,1983, by J. J. C. Andrews:
"Built in the mid-1970s by Whale Inc., both are operated under the name Willy the Whale and are jointly owned by 811 Young Street Associates, Military Road Associates, Richard Cino, Harold Wagner and Orchard Park Car Washes. Constructed of steel girders covered with steel mesh and concrete, each whale is 70 feet long,
30 feet wide and 30 feet high, with 9-foot flippers. Painted blue, the whales disport among concrete palm trees and seahorses. They differ from one another in the line of their bodies, the upsweep and shape of their tails, and the Tonawanda
whale has had concrete boxes grafted onto his mouth and tail - presumably to add additional
"Whether or not the whales will
long endure is up to question: They
are no longer washing cars and their
condition is deteriorating. Save the
As articles also in this set show, some Tonawanda residents found the whale an eyesore.
"When GAMS were great"!!!!!!
I wonder what this might look like in 1-25th scale ? I need to do this piece of history ............ scrubba
Great idea. Let us know how it turns out.
Toby, we always talk about TRAD 'rods on the HAMB. You turned up a real CLASSIC pic of a tradition early or mid-'50s roadster, man! Do you know any of the backstory on this car, the folks, location, year, etc.??? THANKS for posting!
BELOW: SWI, SUPER pic of a Tucker! I've never seen this particular frame before. Do you know which one this is in the 50-or-so sequence of production? (I'd assume EARLY.) Also, when/where taken, the circumstances, beyond the obvious promo purpose? THANKS for digging! -- Jimi
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