The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I wonder if they had any problems balancing the LF tire?
More cool shots of the Bob Herda Roadster by Bill Hewitt ... 1955
^^Great pics above...
This is a Fairchild C-123. The crash occurred in North Babylon, Long Island, New York, as the aircraft was attempting an emergency landing on Southern State Parkway. The aircraft and 3 cars collided resulting in one death of a person in a motor vehicle.
I suspect that the US air force bought the old Pontiac.
Look !!!!! At her arm !!! her elbow is double jointed !!!
I'll get to looking at her arm eventually, I guess.
Man there is just no way to make this stuff up.
Perky little devils,I'd say.
I won't ask what the girls made in arts and crafts at Camp Climax!!
What Arm !
Hopalong Cassidy, a class act...
In the 1950’s Long Beach seemed to be the hotspot for all things Hopalong Cassidy. Well, it seemed to us at the time. He was so popular from his TV shows and his all black outfit that it was a little crazy. Two, chrome 6 guns in black holsters, black boots, black shirt, crazy, black hat all contrasting with his white horse, Topper.
Several of the above cards showed up on our birthdays, much to our happiness. Also, our friends that worked in the nearby Terminal Island, Chicken of the Sea Tuna Factory showed us the “Hoppy” Tuna Cans…Normally, we ate a lot of fresh tuna, but then, tuna sandwiches at the elementary school became really big, needless to say.
All of this marketing, plus his ever popular TV show was a genius move in the 50’s. We were hooked.
Somebody we know in their Hopalong Cassidy outfit.
The rest of the old photographs got misplaced in my wife’s yearly clean out process over the years. Now, they are all digitized, but the complete outfit including the one with the "double six gun" photo is missing.
At the time, the whole Hopalong Cassidy outfit was one set. The sad thing was, I had to give it to my little cousins because I outgrew it. This was in 1951, after 6 months of being the “black outfit” TV hero. I could not wear the complete outfit anymore, not even those tall black boots.
The "combo cowboy" with his sidekick, Duke.
So, I became my own western hero with his sidekick, Duke. But this outfit was a combination of many different hats, shirts, chrome 6 guns and cowboy boots. A real So Cal western fanatic built from different cowboy influences. It was probably those cowboy TV shows that influenced me to change outfits to match the hero of the day. I was probably Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy," at one time. Ha!
JNAKI, you are Now My Hero! Hoppy was probably my most favorite cowboy. I didn't have his outfit or any part of it (Fanner 50 for me), but he was still my Saturday morning hero. If I get a chance to see him again, I once more become that little cowboy of my youth. Thanks for the memory, Carp
Hampton006 by mactexas, on Flickr
That helps when scrubbing floors
I would like to see More of this girl.......
Women's arms are like that. Ask your wife or girlfriend to stick her arm straight. I never learned why.
"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
Swan Island Airport Terminal, Portland, OR
I was born in Hollywood and attended Laurel Elementary School. Bill Boyd lived in Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills at the time. The TV show didn't start until 1951 or '52, but he was already known from his "B" western movies (which he eventually owned the rights too, many for trading for the rights instead of receiving a salary).
For whatever reason, he was a member of the local school PTA and occasionally brought his horse in a trailer to school for all the kids to pet. A real life hero, and some of us kids would visit with him in the Canyon. Bill Boyd appeared in other movies, too, non-westerns. Tommy Ivo was cast in one of the western episodes shown on TV...
Looks like Don Brown at Terre Haute; I'm guessing around 1967-68. However, somehow the car doesn't look like one of his "Mechanical Rabbits". The car in the photo has a somewhat more traditional roadster look. Maybe he changed things around later?
Do you have any more details on this photo, Rootie? And thank you for posting!
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