Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nuggets of Note October 23-30, 2012


Some fun how-to Halloween costumes from the Smithsonian blog - everything from Dorothy Gale to George Washington's statue.

Mental Floss shares some Halloween candy trivia, the haunted history of 7 american landmarks, Ben Franklin's 200 synonyms for drunk, 19 amazing facts from items at Toys R Us, 23 facts from a grocery store, some creepy seance pictures, 19 facts about childrens books at the library,


My love of history and language was piqued by this intriguing Mental Floss post about 7 ancient languages that have yet to be deciphered.  I've never been that good at ciphers, but any unsolved mystery is intriguing.

The Daily Mirror has a fascinating post about Hollywood Heights apartment complexes.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sheree Sits Still

Sheree North Makeup Test for How to be Very, Very Popular; Feb. 1955

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sheree Suits Up

Sheree North getting in costume for How to be Very, Very Popular; March 1955

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sheree Settles

Sheree and producer Nunnally Johnson; Feb 1955

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nuggets of Note October 15 - 22, 2012

Mr Bug Goes to Town

Adored Vintage features some fantastic 1940s coat sketches.  It just proves that beauty is timeless.

Tuppence Ha'Penny comes through for me again with a fantastic tutorial.  This time it's on making your own buttonholes

Letterology, one of my new favorite blogs, has a great post about coloring photographs by hand.  There are some great pics that are definitely worth a look.

Letterology again with a great post about some fantastic skeleton calendars by Dr. Louis Crusius.  How could I have never heard of him and his wicked cool illustrations?



What?  Another great post on Letterology?  Of course!  This on the fantastic Edward Gorey.  I have been enchanted by his macabre sense of humor ever since I saw the PBS Mystery intro many years ago.







After seeing some interviews of him, I totally never would have guessed he was Edward Gorey.  It's like seeing the faces of those on the radio.  You have a preconceived notion of what they look like, and the reality is often quite different.  I've found out his house is now a museum, so of course there is another place to add to my wishlist of places to visit.


The American Duchess, another recent favorite, has a great post about starting the life of a costumed adventurer or adventuress


Sew Many Ways has a great tutorial about how to still receive e-mails when you have a Google+ account.


Book Patrol highlights the American Library Association's efforts to get books to soldiers during WWI.


Immortal Ephemera highlights one of my favorite actresses Miriam Hopkins.


Sticking with the theme of scary things, Mental Floss tells of some real historic werewolves.


Fudgett's Budget cartoon

The Old Foodie has a great recipe for pudding variations.

The fabulous Jessica of Chronically Vintage features a sizing guide for vintage gloves.  She writes one of my must-read blogs.


A list of the best Silent Horror Films on Balladeer's Blog.


Some great information on Cartoons On Film about the animation featured this past Sunday night on TCM.  I have to say it was a fantastic night and I couldn't drag myself away from the T.V.  As I've said before, most of today's animation doesn't feel timeless or important or clever and frankly, not even worth viewing.  It's very easy to bodily function jokes, not so easy to make art.

The Farmerette

The American Duchess has a fascinating post about Victorian plastic.  






































Sheree Slurps

Sheree North in Cafeteria; 1955

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nuggets of Note 2012 October 8 - 14

Nuggets of Note


Great articles I've found this week.  It's the best of the best, to me that is!

Very cool Beistle Rustic Fireplace Witches' Cauldron from one of my favorite sites, Vintage Halloween Collector.

Tuppence Ha'penny looking fabulous in Cherry


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Phyllis and her Pets




Portrait of Countess Phyllis della Faille de Leverghem in bedroom of her villa reclining on her ornately carved and tapestried bed, holding pet parrots, chihuahuas & afghan dog - 1950.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gene and Ina at Home

Gene Autry and wife Ina Mae at home

Known for her grace and intelligence, Ina Mae was married to Gene from 1932 until 1980.  Ina is the reason Gene recorded the much-loved holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Gene didn't like it, but Ina thought kids would love it.  It seemed like the perfect updated "ugly duckling" tale.  Ina was right of course, since we still listen to this holiday classic today.

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