November 1942 image from the Library of Congress shows a family in Silver Spring, Maryland beginning their holiday feast.
With the start of the holidays, I will be reducing SSS operations for a week or so. Full posting will resume on Monday, December 7. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Driving around the world, in itself, is a significant challenge. Now imagine doing it at age 78. Not impressed? Now imagine doing it at age 78 in a 1930 Hudson. That is exactly what Heidi Hetzer, a 78 year old former car dealer, rally driver and car collector from Berlin, Germany is doing as we speak. The Hemmings blog pointed me to this story, in which Heidi has lost two fingers working on her car during the journey. Undaunted, she continues her trip. Follow her adventures at heidi-around-the-world.com.
Friday, November 20, 2015
This Friday before Thanksgiving, we once again invite the great Tex Avery to tell the story of a simple Pilgrim looking for that first Thanksgiving Day meal, and throw in a pack of World War II era jokes to boot. From the Internet Archive, the 1945 animated short, Jerky Turkey.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I do not remember ever posting an actual Shadow comic book before, so here you go. Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine posted this issue from 1942. As Pappy's noted, the "Fan" in the title actually refers to an electric fan, not a "fanatic" or enthusiast. The "Goona Goona" is the name of the nightclub. Curious about the name, I did a little research. It seems the term "goona goona" was a Hollywood phrase meaning a certain type of movie. Specifically, it was a film set in remote parts of the Far East, Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Africa or South America, usually involving stock footage scenes of natives supposedly engaged in exotic rituals. The words came from the title of such a film released in 1932, Goona-Goona, An Authentic Melodrama of the Island of Bali.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
This morning's Sunrise Serenade has been running through my head since Friday night, undoubtedly for the same reason it has been running through the minds (and social media) of so many others all over the world. From YouTube, here is "La Marseillaise," from the 1942 film, Casablanca.