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Central Floridian - photographer, illustrator, and (occasionally) very bad writer. This blog is mostly for my drawings and non-photographic-related creative-ish stuff.


Advertisement for the House of Good Taste  - and the organ of good taste - during the 1965 season of the 1964 World’s Fair, 1965.

My best friend sent me a 1965-season guide book for the 1964 World’s Fair. And, uh, this is probably my favorite advertisement from the whole thing.

Advertisement for the House of Good TasteĀ  - and the organ of good taste - during the 1965 season of the 1964 World’s Fair, 1965.

My best friend sent me a 1965-season guide book for the 1964 World’s Fair. And, uh, this is probably my favorite advertisement from the whole thing.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#Organ of Good Taste  #Vintage  #vintage advertising  #history  #1964 World's Fair  #1960s  #house of good taste  #organ  #1965 

Let’s Turkey Trot, by Little Eva. Shindig, 1965.

The 1910s saw a series of dances based on various animals, the Turkey Trot, the Grizzly Bear, the Chicken Scratch, the Fox Trot, and the Duck Waddle being just a few of the dance fads that the late Edwardians gobbled up. While the Fox Trot persevered beyond remaining a fad and is still a ballroom regular, the rest seem to have been consigned to the dust-bin of history.

Save for one: The first of those dances I listed survived to see a revival in the 1960s - which endured for but a few years, but was widespread enough to make Little Eva’s Let’s Turkey Trot reach a chart position of #13. While most record companies wouldn’t consider that a hit, it’s still speaks to the enormity of what would seem like a strange dance to see revived in the 1960s.

(Today being the American Thanksgiving, I thought this only appropriate to post)

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
#Little Eva  #1960s  #shindig  #1965  #Let's Turkey Trot  #music  #turkey trot 

Scotch Tape, Lana Johnidas, with the Swinging Strings. Film City records, ca 1964-66

I get the feeling this is gonna be a SERIOUS earworm for me.

(Source: blog.wfmu.org)

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#Scotch Tape  #Lana Johnidas  #Swinging Strings  #Film City  #1960s  #odd  #music  #mp3  #vintage 

Woman in sun, with camera, ca 1960.
Attrib. Lester Mandell.

Woman in sun, with camera, ca 1960.

Attrib. Lester Mandell.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#Vintage  #vintage photo  #woman  #sunlight  #camera  #1950s  #1960s  #black and white 

Madeline Bell, I’m Gonna Leave You, 1967

Co-written by Dusty Springfield, Madeline Bell, and Lesley Duncan, I’m Gonna Leave You was first recorded by Springfield in mid-1966, and was issued as the B-side to All I See Is You in the US. The following year, Bell recorded the song for her own album Bell’s A Poppin’. The large, almost overwhelming sound of Dusty’s version is replaced, in Bell’s recording, with more a more intimate woodwind-reliant arrangement that, while not equaling the aural scale of Dusty’s recording, has just as many of its own charms.

— 3 years ago with 6 notes
#1960s  #1966  #I'm Gonna Leave You  #Madeline Bell  #music  #soul 
I guess I was going for Martha & the Vandellas, but I don’t think I got quite there.

I guess I was going for Martha & the Vandellas, but I don’t think I got quite there.

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#sketch  #pencil  #women  #graphite  #1960s  #singers 
Something I started last summer and didn’t finish. Something in the late 1950s-ish feel, I guess. I liked it, but I got scared of screwing it up filling in the rest of the sidewalks.

Something I started last summer and didn’t finish. Something in the late 1950s-ish feel, I guess. I liked it, but I got scared of screwing it up filling in the rest of the sidewalks.

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#1960s  #plane  #landscape-ish  #drawing  #colored pencil  #pencil  #italianate  #brownstones 
Heh. Sometimes my doodling takes on a mind of its own.

Heh. Sometimes my doodling takes on a mind of its own.

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#scribbles  #doodling  #ridiculousness  #1960s  #1830s  #drawing  #sketch  #colored pencil  #silly