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Drink Before You Act

a ‘Vesuvius’ cocktail on the bar of the Zebra Room at the Town House Hotel in Los Angeles, California, 1946. The Vesuvius contains grenadine, creme de menthe, Cointreau, Southern Comfort, topped off with lemon rind soaked in rum and dipped in sugar, and set on fire. photo by Walter Sanders/The LIFE Picture Collection


Racism Never Looked So Good

Mary Blair Song of the South Watermelon Patch Concept Painting for, 1946


Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

further reedings…

1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World



Make Basketball, Not Love

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even though basketball is supposed to be a non-contact sport, Tom Zeimantz, #13 of the University of Hawaii at Hilo seems to be the recipient of a mid-game kiss from Dan Masariu, #22, of Franklin College, Indiana. Masariu was diving for the ball when he landed on Zeimantz. The match was during his first round, of the NAIA 41st Annual National Basketball Tournament. Hawaii won 76-74 advancing to the second round

Kansas City, March 15, 1978, by Jose M More


check out these 20th century foxes!!!

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Group photo of the 20th Century Fox basketball team,  March 19, 1940

Back row, from left to right – Ken Redding, Roy Lovitt, Frank Lubin, Carl Knowles, Bob Brown, and Bud Fisher, manager

Front row, from left to right – Don Morgan, John Carroll, Art Mollner, and Jack Hupp


[top via ebay / bottom via lapl]

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