Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Donald's Double Trouble" (Disney, 1946)

"Daisy tells Donald he has to improve his English and manners before she'll see him again. Fortunately, an exact double with an English accent, clear speech, and impeccable manners happens by. Donald talks him into posing as Donald, but grows increasingly jealous as Daisy hugs and kisses the stranger."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Washington silver quarter

From an era when American coinage actually had intrinsic value. 

This 1946 quarter was made from 6.25 grams of 90% silver, 10% copper = 0.18 oz pure silver x recent spot price $18.50/oz + the copper = about $3.50 today intrinsic value. 

Photo credit.

John Deere tractor, 1946 Model A

The green seems to have been even greener then.  Credit.

1946 Ford

I wonder if the name "Tudor" sedan was an intentional pun on "two-door"?

Credit here and here.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dolly Parton - born January 19, 1946

The movie version above, and her duet with Vince Gill below.  I prefer the latter.

Biography here, and my favorite (really) big hair photo from the 1960s.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious"

Ingrid Bergman (gowns by Edith Head), Cary Grant, Claude Rains. 

The action opens in Miami, Florida, "Three-Twenty, P.M., April the Twenty-Fourth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Six..."

The video above is Part 1 of 11, which means you can watch the entire movie on YouTube if you are so inclined.