Archive for Fifties

short shorts, Detroit (1956)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Insert your own wolf whistle, fellas.

from the Life Magazine archives on Google.

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The Skipper as Santa Claus says Merry Christmas and smoke ’em if you got ’em

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 25, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a velvet sack full of cartons of cigarettes.   Everyone knows that Santa smokes a pipe, Chesterfield.

Alan Hale went on to play the Skipper in Gilligan’s Island, duh.  Who knew he had so much versatility?

from coolnessistimeless.blogspot.com

Miss Christmas Tree 1951

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 10, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Selected ‘Miss Christmas Tree of 1951’ by 40 members of the UCLA chapter, Sigma Chi fraternity, is 24-year-old Diane Dearborn. Miss Dearborn, who arrived in the United States seven weeks ago from Paris, France, is a singer. The collegians saw her picture in a newspaper, reported ‘she seemed prettier that the rest of them'”.

Miss Christmas Tree, 21 December 1951. Diane Dearborn — 24 years

Click to embiggen to appreciate the gams and fishnets.

Bradley Braves logo (1958)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 9, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Incredible Bradley Braves logo from 1958, grabbed from a New York Times Article about universities that have moved away from using Native American logos.  Interesting that Bradley retains the nickname “Braves” but has moved away from this logo.  Sure, it’s definitely dated and cutesy, but the name “Braves” seems much more offensive than this logo since it stereotypes Native Americans in a generic sense as warlike and hostile- the absolute last images that this logo conjures up.

Milan Dragway vintage chainstitched jacket (1950s)

Posted in items i didn't win with tags , , , , on March 31, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

found: reference library