Sunday, April 22, 2012

Citizens State Bank Oklahoma City, OK 1958

Citizens State Bank Oklahoma City, OK
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Back of postcard reads:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This beautiful, modernistic, geodesic dome bank building located at N. W. 23rd and Classen Blvd. was built at a cost in excess of one million dollars.

Once described as "one of the nation's most revolutionary bank designs," the Citizens National Bank of Oklahoma City (1958) was designed by the architectural firm Bailey, Bozalis, Dickinson, and Roloff. The structure was the fifth geodesic dome to be constructed worldwide and it was the first to be purposed as a bank.

The gold dome was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It is located at 1112 N.W. 23rd Street (on historic Route 66) in Oklahoma City, OK.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Good Bye Dick Clark

TV Guide May 24-30, 1958
Originally uploaded by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?

Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, best known for hosting television's longest-running variety show, American Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations worldwide.

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TV Guide May 24-30, 1958
Some of the contents for the week of May 24-30, 1958:


A Word From the Wise of 'Wisdom'
Dick Clark - Pied Piper of the Teen-age Set
Those Roller Coaster Ratings
George Chandler - Lassie's Uncle Petrie
When Stanislavski's Method Cross Your Screen
Fair Weather Ahead For Annette Funicello
What Makes Eugenia (Paul) Run?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Do you like nuts?

Let's do it like they do on the Discovery channel
Originally uploaded by wackystuff

Breakfast in bed charged extra.

Do you like nuts?
So do monkeys.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts was sought out by leading fashion designers such as Armani, Gianfranco Ferrè, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Valentino, and Versace, as well as magazine editors from GQ, Interview, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others, to lend glamour to their products and layouts. Largely self-taught, Ritts developed his own style, one that often made use of the California light and landscape and helped to separate his work from his New York-based peers. From the late 1970s until his untimely death from AIDS in 2002, Ritts’s ability to create photographs that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his imagination and technical skill, but also marked the synergistic union between art, popular culture, and business that followed in the wake of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Strip Movies

strip movies
Originally uploaded by Al Q

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From a mid-'50s men's mag.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stag Party Originals

stag party originals
Originally uploaded by Al Q

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From a mid-'50s men's mag.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Stag Stories

Vintage Porno Ads

private editions
Originally uploaded by Al Q

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From a mid-'50s men's mag.


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Armageddon 1970

Armageddon 1970
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

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1952; cover by W.E. Terry.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

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