The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
OK, finally back with some more new old stuff. First off, the quality on these two is poor (scanned from 30-year-old color Xerox copies of 1956 slides) but the cars make up for it.
I'm not a bike buff - can someone please ID this one?
Wedding shot from 1965 found in a Joshua Tree trash pile:
Remember our old friend Otto Sauseng?
Here's some more stuff from his estate. Disneyland, July 1965:
He and his wife (in Aspen, 1964)
...got an apartment in Redondo Beach (June 1968)...
...and the wives celebrated Halloween (Oct. 1967).
They visited the pier (April 1967)...
And almost got a shot of a rare '60 Edsel (far right).
More to come...
I stand corrected. In the 20's, this style of dress, was known as Zoots, Zoot -Suits or Zoot - Shooters. They were resurrected in the 40's as Zoot - Zooters. This style is also believed to have influenced the Mexican - American's dress and style of automobile in the late 40's - known today as the lowrider.
Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and other jazz greats at Gjon Mili’s Studio in New York in 1940…
Pictured: The great pianist Mary Lou Williams appears satisfied with the way the night is proceeding, 1942. (Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor
Yup thats US 50 in Nevada, just north of South lake tahoe.
It is paved now LOL and the tunnel is still in use.
Nice Office Furniture
"Hardly"---the long key chain isn't the sign of a "ZOOT SUITER".
During WWII, & after, You could always tell a zoot suiter by the double breasted, padded shoulders, tapered coat along with slack pants & long key chain, a lot different than the "Bikers" of today.
Topped off with a "Fedora" style hat.
Of course the "Switch blade" knife was a must accessory, always present.
"Zip guns" were sometimes carried, as well as folded up motorcycle chain hidden in the pants deep pockets.
When the "Fleet" was in, in Long Beach,Ca. during the war, & zoot suiters were rampant in the L.A. area, one of them raped a USN Chief's wife & the word spread very quickly to all the ships.
All sailors,marines,& army got together starting at Long Beach & made a clean sweep all the way to downtown L.A. beating the crap (&worse), out of every zooter they came across.
All law enforcement had a heads up as to what was going down & the reason for the "Purge", & stayed in their headquarters---Out of sight, until the next day.
There was never a zoot incident again as far as I can remember.
Then, later in the 50's Mexican Nationals from Mexico started gang warfare with the Eastside L.A. Mexicans, resulting in what you have in todays drug wars.----And now you know the rest of the story!----Don
Eartha Kitt 1950s
Sunday Morning on the Magnificent Mile. Chicago. 2009.
Aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution, crushed by Soviet troops in November 1956 (Erich Lessing)
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