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by mark71665
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: BR6 Brazilian Vocal Group
Replies: 1
Views: 453

BR6 Brazilian Vocal Group

http://www.vocalbr6.com/
A little 'Jazz 'n' Samba' to help bring in the warm temps...sooner than later! 8-)
by mark71665
Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Coolest Hearses I've Ever Seen!
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Remember these?

http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_txt/prof6769.htm While I'm glad we live in this day and age when it comes to medical technology, there was no greater thrill than to see one of these Cadillac ambulances scream down the road, with their raised roofs and their stylish tailfin-fashioned emergency l...
by mark71665
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Plan 59
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Plan 59

by mark71665
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sioux Falls, SD-LUSTRON 4 Sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Sioux Falls, SD-LUSTRON 4 Sale!

http://www.mcdowell-rogers.com/ViewResidential.aspx?id=33019 Here ya' go, folks: A gen-yew-wine 1949 LUSTRON home for sale for under $100,000. Sioux Falls is fortunate to have 4 or 5 of these historic metal abodes. (This Realtor erroneously calls it a 'Lundstrom' home...perhaps because we in the Sun...
by mark71665
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Evel Knievel 1938-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Evel Knievel 1938-2007

http://www.evelknievel.com/ Motorcycle daredevil and American pop legend Evel Knievel passed away November 30, 2007 in Clearwater, Florida. The man who cheated death many times in his career died (ironically!) of natural causes. His funeral was attended by former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Fraz...
by mark71665
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Martian Child
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Martian Child

http://www.martianchild.com/
Here's a family-friendly movie starring John Cusack. It wasn't in the theatres for long, but it should be out on DVD soon. Mid-Mod fans will love his MCM bachelor pad and other retro-futuristic elements. The movie has some great messages, as well.
by mark71665
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Who the #$&% Jackson Pollock?
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Who the #$&% Jackson Pollock?

http://www.picturehouse.com/jacksonpollock/# This is an entertaining DVD to rent or buy. It's about a lady who bought a may-or-may-not-be 'Pollock' (unsigned) at a flea market for $5.00 and the trials and tribs she has gone through to prove it real. The "real" art critics say 'No'; the for...
by mark71665
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Valentine Diners
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

diners

http://www.dinermite.com/ This company produces a 2000's model of a diner. We have one of these in our downtown. The structure was actually moved there from its original (1998-2005?) location in the 'Wal Mart' part of town. Nice buildings; a little bit "more-'50's-than-'50's" if you know w...
by mark71665
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Valentine Diners
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Old Fashioned Burger Joints-South Dakota

http://www.nickshamburgers.com/index.htm http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=666&RefID=666 Speaking of diners: While not 'Valentines', these two hamburger joints deserve honorable mention: Nick's Hamburgers in Brookings, SD has been a local icon since 1929. It is on the Nationa...
by mark71665
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Valentine Diners
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Stuckey's

http://www.stuckeys.com/index.php

Remember Stuckey's? Sort-of the missing link between Route 66-style roadside diners and modern-day 24-hour 'Truck Plazas'. Check out the nifty-fifties postcards!
by mark71665
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Valentine Diners
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Valentine Diners

http://www.kshs.org/diners/history.htm Imagine the thrill of passing one of these rolling down the road on the back of a flatbed truck! Hopeful greasy-spoon entepreneurs could purchase a prefabricated Valentine diner for $10,000 and the company would ship from its Wichita, KS-based plant (an unassum...
by mark71665
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hotel Valley Ho - Phoenix
Replies: 17
Views: 4887

By the time I get to Phoenix...la-dee-daa-dummm...

It's been decades since I visited Phoenix. I was but a wee one back then! But I will never forget the now-demolished, ill-fated Kon Tiki Hotel in Phoenix. Back in circa '72 it was a vacation paradise to this snow-blooded Rocky Mountain kid. I spent hours upon hours swimming and sliding into the Kon ...
by mark71665
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Helena, MT historic photos
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

Helena, MT historic photos

http://www.lifelikecharm.com/helena_1.htm Helena is the hometown of Gary Cooper and Myrna Loy. Amongst the historic photos are some fun ones from the 1950's and '60's, which mid-mod fans will enjoy.
by mark71665
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1936 yellow bus fleet to return to Yellowstone
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Glacier National Park Jammer Buses

http://www.glacierparkinc.com/TransportationHistory.htm Thanks for the posting about the Yellowstone buses! Glacier National Park restored their fleet of red "jammer" buses a few years back, as well. (One guy I met in Billings, MT actually owned a tan-colored jammer, of all things. Where h...
by mark71665
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ceramic Artist Rudy Autio 1926-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Ceramic Artist Rudy Autio 1926-2007

http://www.rudyautio.com/
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2007 ... news01.txt

The art world has lost a celebrated figure: Ceramicist Rudy Autio passed away 6/20/2007 at the age of 80.
by mark71665
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Missoula, MT mountainside MCM for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 876

back on the market

http://www.lambros.com/proplist_big.php?portal=missoula&lid=368022&npi=0&pn=1 This home was taken off the market some months ago; now it's back on. Click the link above for a showing. (On the virtual tour/"Valley View", you will notice the U of M Golf Course, which this home ov...
by mark71665
Wed May 30, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Actor Charles Nelson Reilly dies at 76
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Uta Hagen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uta_Hagen
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~thea301/Rig ... _Hagen.htm
Here are a couple of links about Uta Hagen, Mr. Reilly's acting teacher, and her college-level acting curriculum. Brainy stuff! :idea:
by mark71665
Tue May 29, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Actor Charles Nelson Reilly dies at 76
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Charles Nelson Reilly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOyG9WN9udI&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu9_VD5bWJE&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCM-58J_3Ig&NR=1 http://www.charlesnelsonreilly.com/cnr2006/lifeofreillyclips.htm The Life of Reilly link above is especi...
by mark71665
Sat May 19, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1960's Ford Concept Cars/'65 Mustang
Replies: 1
Views: 262

1960's Ford Concept Cars/'65 Mustang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPM1nJYB6cw Here's a fun video to watch about '60's concept cars by Ford Motor Company and the 'styling' of the Mustang. (Glad we got the Mustang; some of the features on the station wagon concept car I would seriously question in terms of safety, practicality, etc.) I...
by mark71665
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

pink FLW house

see below...
by mark71665
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Very True

Very true, re. buying what you like . Often we want to memorialize an artist (or architect like FLW) and...shall we say... glorify them when, in fact, their original intent was to be received more at a face value. (Maybe FLW actually DID want kids to occupy his living space and sprawl their toys aro...
by mark71665
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Do you have a favorite "MCM mood" music?
Replies: 28
Views: 5020

Burt Bachrach

I'm partial to Burt Bachrach , though his music is "perhaps" a little TOO obvious/overplayed, or whatever I'm trying to say. (Like saying Elvis represents the '50's and The Beatles represent the '60's in the rock scene.) Hey-nothing wrong with 'Walk On By' or 'Alfie'. I lllllike 'em, dad-g...
by mark71665
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Thanks for the Beers website

Thanks for sharing the Beers website! There's a lot there to browse. I especially like Ken Burns' comment about FLW re. how herbs get the best flavor if planted in poor, sandy soil; the struggle for life making a good pesto. "Thar's wisdom in them thar words!"
by mark71665
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Missoula, MT-My old neighborhood!
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Missoula, MT-My old neighborhood!

http://www.wesellmissoula.com/listingpage_res.asp?MLS=702654#linkto This 1957/58 classic brick rancher is right down the street from where I grew up. ('Spose that's where I originally got my affinity for Mid-Mod!) It's still the same mint-green color that it always was. Some things never change! Bil...
by mark71665
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mrs. Elva Miller-Pop Legend
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Staged

It was staged, huh? I see...I was a teen in the early '80's, myself...also not so hip. (Or so says my middle school-aged stepdaughter who, upon examining my senior yearbook photo, said to me, "You were never cool. You were always a geek!")---Yes, K. I was cool at one time. Then I got old a...
by mark71665
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Minneapolis Acapella Groups
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Minneapolis Acapella Groups

http://www.voicetreksings.com/ http://www.theblenders.com/ http://www.tonicsolfa.com/ http://www.gofishguys.com/ Each of these acappella groups is based out of Minneapolis. Each offers its own unique and "luscious" style. Voice Trek and The Blenders especially offer the tight jazz chords t...
by mark71665
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sioux City, IA cheap-cheap MCM fixer
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Sioux City, IA cheap-cheap MCM fixer

http://www.coldwellbankerabr.com/bin/web/real_estate/AR100169/ACTIVATE_FRAMES/HOME_SEARCH/Sioux+City/1171556973.html Instructions to get to the desired listing: Sorry, everyone-I did my best. :roll: (After you access the link above to Coldwell Banker-Associated, please go over to page 2. Then scroll...
by mark71665
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Spring has sprung. And that means...
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Spring has sprung. And that means...

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,460456,00.html (Love's Theme-Love Unlimited Orchestra) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2891403417047485145 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26_4FjCYuFY http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2078883412231465532 It's almost impossible to re...
by mark71665
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: A Prairie Home Companion
Replies: 0
Views: 601

A Prairie Home Companion

http://www.aprairiehomecompanionmovie.com/ http://www.prairiehome.org Here's a heads-up for everyone: You can now download 'The News from Lake Wobegon' on podcast for FREE ! It's updated every Monday with the previous Saturday's show. Garrison Keillor is in a class all his own, both as an entertaine...

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