This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "She's Funny That Way" by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Enjoy the video from YouTube.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Mama Don't Want No Peas An' Rice An' Coconut Oil" by Count Basie and His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing on vocals. Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
According to Four Color Shadows, the Blue Lady was one of the few female superheroes to precede Wonder Woman, and this story from 1941 was her final appearance. Apparently, she possessed an exotic ring that gave her super powers. The limits of her powers are not clear from this issue, but it seems she can turn into a mist, uproot trees and break chains, although gas does incapacitate her.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sarah Sundin is an author who specializes in World War II-era romance. I'll freely admit that, when I even have time to read, "romance" is not on my list of genres. That being said, I do follow her blog, where she posts about events and other interesting facts from WWII. That is where I saw her post about Victory Mail or V-Mail, the U.S. military's solution to the logistical problem of millions of letters from military personnel to the folks back home. V-mail was written on pre-printed forms, and then photographed onto microfilm, which was transported to the recipient's overseas theater of operations. Once there, the V-Mail was reprinted from the microfilm back onto paper at one quarter the size, and then delivered to the recipient. Never mandatory, it was apparently successful, and the military saved room for around five million tons of cargo using this system.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
For some reason, I just felt like posting this photo of Dorothy Lamour, originally posted on Film Noir Photos. I'm not sure why, but it may be because she was the star always mentioned in the vintage cartoons as the irresistible beauty. Well known for her team ups with Bing and Bob in their Road to [pick somewhere] movies.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Vintage Everyday posted this color film footage from V-J Day, August 14, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii. While I like Jimmy Durante, I would not have minded if they had not put his song over the sounds of the film.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Unlike some other heroes who branched out into radio, serials and feature films, the Shadow did not start in comic books, but rather in pulp fiction, from which he later moved to the comics. Although these pulp stories had illustrations, it was the imagery in the prose that told the story. Comics, Old Time Radio & Other Cool Stuff posted this review of a March 1942 issue of The Shadow magazine.