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by Baron von Swankenstein
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Preserving Wonder Bread
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

According to a press release, Flower Foods has acquired the Wonder Bread brand.

And, yeah, that package design is very MCM.

Flower Foods press release regarding acquisitions from Hostess Brands.
by Baron von Swankenstein
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pan Am Worldport airliner terminal to be demolished.
Replies: 0
Views: 1674

Pan Am Worldport airliner terminal to be demolished.

I thought folks here would like to know that the MCM airliner terminal The Worldport, at JFK International in New York, is facing demolition. If you've ever seen That Touch of Mink (1962) or any episode of the TV series Pan Am , you've seen The Worldport. You can get the details in my article at Ul...
by Baron von Swankenstein
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: R.I.P. actor Tura Satana (1938-2011)
Replies: 1
Views: 599

R.I.P. actor Tura Satana (1938-2011)

http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/5972/tura.th.jpg Queen of Psychotronic film Tura Satana, best known from the film "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!", has passed away at the age of 72. Varla is dead ! Long live Varla !! Here's the New York Times notice: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/201...
by Baron von Swankenstein
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Admiral Twin, Rte 66 drive-in theater, lose screens in fire
Replies: 0
Views: 1536

Admiral Twin, Rte 66 drive-in theater, lose screens in fire

The Admiral Twin, the famed Route 66 drive-in theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seen in the 1983 film "The Outsiders," had its screens burn down in a fire yesterday. Opened in 1951, the screens and screen tower were wooden. As a result, they were uninsurable. If you love drive-ins, Route 66, &qu...
by Baron von Swankenstein
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 888
Views: 327405

The Evil of Baron von Swankenstein

Greetings! Baron von Swankenstein here. I came to the lounge & mid-century retro scenes by an odd circuitous route. At first, I'd been peripherally aware of it by way of a friend's Tiki hobby. But he never put it any kind of context (historical or otherwise) and always seemed to decorate with Pa...

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