Friday, May 22, 2015

New York World's Fair: Standard Brands Building



The flags shown on the face of this card represent only a few of the 118 countries where Standard Brands quality products are sold.



CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dance Marathon



I identified this photo postcard as a dance marathon on the basis of the sign in the upper left corner "THEY HAVE BEEN GOING 479 HOURS." That's nearly 20 days!

HistoryLink.org has an excellent article Dance Marathons of the 1920s and 1930s.
Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a month or two), competing for prize money. Dance marathons originated as part of an early-1920s, giddy, jazz-age fad for human endurance competitions such as flagpole sitting and six-day bicycle races. Dance marathons persisted throughout the 1930s as partially staged performance events, mirroring the marathon of desperation Americans endured during the Great Depression. In these dance endurance contests, a mix of local hopefuls and seasoned professional marathoners danced, walked, shuffled, sprinted, and sometimes cracked under the pressure and exhaustion of round-the-clock motion.
The blog Blondie Cuts a Rug has another informative article with the same title, and many photos from dance marathons.

I don't know when or where the dance marathon on my postcard occurred. The names Rustic Inn, Eddie, and Cloris could be clues. A couple of Eddies are listed on the Dance Marathons page of Dance history Archives, but Eddie is a common name. Rustic Inn is also a fairly common name that is still in use at a variety of places.  I found the postcard in Minnesota, so Minnesota is a possibility. I checked a page about Minnesota marathon dances. There are some interesting photos there, but nothing like this.



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Late Show with David Letterman


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LATE SHOW
with David Letterman
 
The Cure for Olympic Fever
Weeknights on CBS


Tonight May 20, 2015 is the last Late Show with David Letterman. I must admit that I haven't watched the show much, but I will still miss it. I will try to stay awake for the whole last show. I probably shouldn't watch it in bed. Watching TV in bed almost always makes me fall asleep . . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dining Car on the Pere Marquettes Streamliner



The PERE MARQUETTES, operating between Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids, are the first postwar streamliners to present novel dining cars with tables set diagonally into alcoves along the wall. Waitresses and elimination of tipping are among other distinctive Pere Marquette dining features.




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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mike Lyman's Grill



One of the Famous
MIKE LYMAN'S GRILLS
SIXTH STREET at OLIVE
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In the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles
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"The most beautiful restaurant in America", aptly describes Mike Lyman's newest addition to his renowned chain of dining establishments. Finest food at sensible prices.



 
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Friday, May 15, 2015

New York World's Fair: Elsie, The Cow



ELSIE,The Borden Cow, in her air conditioned boudoir, surrounded by family keepsakes, pictures of her illustrious ancestors, and all the extra special comforts of her dairy home.




CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS

In New York and San Francisco
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To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

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