Ziegfeld Girl - 1920′s
Photo de Alfred Cheney Johnston
Ziegfeld Girl - 1920′s
Photo de Alfred Cheney Johnston
Martin Lewis - Relics (Speakeasy Corner), 1928
Cab Calloway in his early 20's
"My my my that man was so fine! Great Grandma Nanny used to say "That man had Razzmatazz!"
Want to hear what Nanny was talking about? Now, you know they don't call me DJ Boogiepedia for nuthin'. Of course, I made a playlist:
Hep Cat's Juke Joint Jive. Now, slide on over there to Spotify and catch a whiff of what grandma'nem were smokin'! - rp
Reviving Gilbert Seldes: Krazy Kat’s First BFF. One of the earliest serious critics of popular culture remains one of the smartest on the cultural importance of the comic strip.
The great, woefully under-appreciated American culture critic of the early 20th Century Gilbert Seldes remains my own North Star of pop culture criticism. I could go on forever about this guy, and almost did. I started researching a biography of him and his critical legacy, but Michael Kammen beat me to it with his fine 1996 evaluation of Seldes’ life and work. Still, my own appreciation of…
View On WordPress
Cheri Herouard for La Vie Parisienne, 1926.
"My my my, he was so fine. I'll tell ya. Now, that man had Razzmatazz." - Great Grandma Nanny Baker
Day 20: Song that reminds you of Pride
You mean, a gathering or the month? If the first, I’m not into modern-something somilar to a concert where everybody can be themselves. If not (at least to some extent) progressive countries, this celebration turns into a demand at least some rights, so no song in this case. If the idea about the movement to fight for the right to live like straight CIS people, then copy of day 8.
Thus, the only very yes song as LGBT+ -something is (surprisingly, Christa Winsloe’s favourite :D (information was found not by me)) is Das lila Lied (German, original) or The Lavender Song (Englsh, translated) Year: 1920 about same-sex fighters with horrible rules set by straights,
De & Eng lyrics are on Wikipedia page
As for video (if anybody wants to listen), it can be this one (just look for something from 1920′s as it’s an old version.)
From Elmhurst College's 1928 yearbook.
The Kid Brother (1927)
The Hickorys are a respected family in Hickoryville. Sheriff Jim and his big, strong sons Leo and Olin have little respect for the youngest son, Harold, who does not have their muscles.
When Jim, Leo and Olin go to an important town meeting to discuss a dam, Harold is left behind. He puts on his father's gun and badge and is mistaken for the sheriff by "Flash" Farrell, who runs a traveling medicine show for Mary after the death of her father. Farrell talks Harold into signing a permit to let him, strongman Sandoni and dancer Mary perform. Later, Mary tries to avoid the unwanted attentions of Sandoni and encounters Harold. They are attracted to each other.
When Jim finds out that Harold authorized the medicine show, he orders his son to shut down the performance. Harold tries, but Farrell makes a fool of him, then has him tied up. Harold's sworn enemy, Hank Hooper, pelts him and accidentally starts a fire that consumes the medicine show wagon. Harold invites Mary to spend the night in the family home. Jim is asleep, so Harold cannot get his permission; Harold has to use his wits to overcome the opposition of his brothers. However, Mrs. Hooper and her son Hank show up and take Mary with them, as it would not be decent for Mary to spend the night in a house without "womenfolk".
The next day is a town celebration, where Jim is supposed to turn over to a state official the funds raised by the residents to help build the dam. However, the money is gone. Jim strongly suspects Farrell and Sandoni of being responsible, but Sam Hooper accuses him of the theft and refuses to let him go after them. Jim sends Leo and Olin, but not Harold, after them. When they return empty-handed, Jim allows himself to be tied up. There is talk of lynching.
Harold confesses to Mary that he is not the person he pretended to be, but she tells him she has faith in him. Then Hank accuses her of being in on the robbery. Harold fights back when some men grab her, only to have Hank knock him out and set him adrift in a rowboat. He awakens after the boat reaches an abandoned, beached ship. Aboard he finds the real thieves. Sandoni disposes of Farrell after they argue over the division of the loot. Then the strongman spots Harold and chases him all over the ship. Eventually, Harold subdues Sandoni and races back to town with his prisoner and the money to save his father. An impressed Jim tells him, "Son, you're a real Hickory." As Harold and Mary walk away, they encounter Hank. Harold musters the courage to fight his longtime nemesis and beats him up.
Marilyn's mother, Gladys and baby Norma Jeane in 1926.
United States, 1929: Five or Seven Room House
A charming cottage with a low roofline that has either two or four bedrooms, depending on whether the upper story is finished.
For Home Lovers by National Lumber Manufacturers Association, 1929. (St. Paul, MN, USA) —from my library
Another Christmas come and gone. We threw a party with some close friends to celebrate. I wish we’d had some snow, but Malky says he’s never seen snow this far south. I do miss Newcrest some times...
News from the family, yes. Margie and Akira are expecting their first child! Any day now, apparently. I’m so excited to meet them. Beau and Liberty still live in the Newcrest apartment with their two little ones, Henry and Doris. Liberty says she can hardly buy clothes fast enough with how quickly they grow up. Frank and Lilith only have one little girl, Jane, but they’ve got her a cat to keep her company. Not much news of the rest of the extended Scott Family - good, or bad. Everyone is getting on well.
(Note: I really like doing Scott Christmas posts! I’ve added a tag for them if you would like to browse. It’s a fun snapshot of the family through the years!)
Antique Photo - "Lady of the Woods" 1920s
Who is in for some freddie Mercury in a 1920s evening dress
He wil look fabulous *throws glitter*
Felix the Cat in Eats Are West (1925)