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Zoot Suits (the fashion)

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A zoot suit (occasionally spelled zuit suit[1]) is a men’s suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. 189 more words

1940s

Marlene and Modern Screen Nov. 1940

Before heading into 1941, let’s take a look at this Modern Screen cover and those sublime cheekbones. 

1940s

Siesta – The Old Days - Part 2

SIESTA – THE OLD DAYS – PART 2

While yesterday’s story focused on the launch Siesta, the photos were all from her later years. Due to a technology glitch I did not receive the above b/w photos till late yesterday, so decided to do a separate post with the new/old photos. 31 more words

Launches

Intermission Story (13) - Will Eisner & his Sgt. Half-Mast

During World War II, the Army had a problem: Many troops weren’t reading the preventative maintenance manuals — long, boring instructions on keeping guns, tanks and other equipment clean and battle-ready. 626 more words

History

The Woman in the Window

Browsing through YouTube I found this 1944 film noir starring Edward G. Robinson (real name Emanuel Goldenberg), and directed by Fritz Lang.

In fact, this film was one of the first to be termed “film noir”. 237 more words

Movies

Siesta - Part 1

SIESTA

Siesta was launched in 1949, built by the owner A.H.L. (Harry) Maddaford (a saw miller) with the help of a professional boat builder & his staff (see below for detail), at his Penrose factory. 655 more words

Launches