The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Grants Pass OR
CABLE CAR RIDE From Parking Lot To FENTIER VILLAGE
People got around, IN THE SNOW, without all-wheel-drive! NO WAY! lol
I love the P-39.
She's just the most beautiful... sigh... lol I was born about 25yrs to late, damn it!
"Red House", Jimi!!!! Play "Red House"!!!
Even the little girl on the far right looks like she's about to shoot somebody! lol
My Mom tells this great story about when they vacationed down in New Orleans in the '60's and they were walking down the street and coming up the street was a truck or car pulling a trailer with some guys on the back. A crowd was forming behind the trailer and the guys were playing Jazz on the trailer. As it pulled up in front of this club they kept playing and got off the trailer and walked into the club and the crowd and my Mom and Dad followed them in. It was The Great Satchmo! They set right in front and saw him inches from them play his horn! WOW! Talk about being at the right place at the right time!
Elizabeth Taylor on the Jeep, correct?
Barbara a couple years ago. Isn't she still a cutie! I just wish she had about 20 daughters! lol
Is that Twiggy on the Barracuda?
P.S. Not Twiggy... I know the face! This is driving me nuts! Who is that!? lol
'57 Plymouth? Nice! My buddy has a '57 Savoy 2-dr post with a Paxton supercharged 383 in it. Neat car!
Salute The CAM FATHER, Mr. Iskenderian!
There used to be two or three of these here on the Columbia River. I remember how COOL it was to see them drive down the boat launch and just motor on down the river. There was a D.U.K.W. here too and someone has a restored on that runs around here now.
Image name says Deborah Walley.
Mom & Pop on their Indian.
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Image THANKS to MagazineArt.org!
At first, I was a little surprised to see this August 1923 cover depicting an astronaut, complete
with helmet. Then I remembered Frenchman George Melies' wildly popular 1902 movie, "A
Trip to the Moon," loosely based on Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" and H.G. Wells'
"The First Men in the Moon." Melies was actually a pro magician and inventor, but he quickly
saw cinematic possibilities incorporating magic and "camera tricks." Fanciful though it was,
Melies' film was really a satire, poking fun at science and the stuffy scientific establishment!
YOU can clearly see this if you review a copy of the movie, complete with its originally ending
-- thought lost until only about a decade ago! The movie has been meticulously restored, in
both its original black-and-white and hand-colorized versions. Wow! Here's a 110-year-old
movie that still passes my first test of a "good" flick: It's entertaining!
"A Trip to the Moon" was and is Melies' best known and most popular movie, though he made
little money on the movie's U.S. circulation. Why? Most of the prints shown in the U.S. were
pirated by Thomas Edison's technicians. International copyright law was a shakey affair in
1902, so Edison was not compelled to pay Melies for his work. Though Melies continued to
make movies for years, his visual compositions consisted mostly of stiffly edited, static single
scenes, usually lacking even close-ups. Not surprisingly, more progressive film techniques --
including editing together multiple shots and camera angles to build scenes -- helped the
likes of D.W. Griffith, and even Edison himself, to great progress and financial success, while
Melies' studio eventually went out of business. But, arguably the first to use special effects
and animation in movies, Melies will always be the CREATEUR du SPECTACLE CINEMATO-
Iconic shot from George Melies' 1902 satire, "A Trip to the Moon,"
contributed to Tumblr by user MannuwanKenobi. Thank you!
A summary of key "A Trip to the Moon" scenes, contributed to Tumblr by member CultureTrust.
Looks like she's had a lot work done. Sometimes you just can't go back.
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