Nora, America’s first professional tattooed lady.
Marx Brothers: “Lydia the Tattooed Lady” from “At the Circus”
Hey, it’s nice to see you! Come on up, the party is gearing up. You found my address on the Boulevard! Thanks for coming, we have snacks and beer, a case of Carling Black Label and some Pabst Blue Ribbon. Pat Benetar said she might show up to sing “Hit me with your best shot!” but if she flakes we have her on LP in stereo playing at full volume. The neighbors are being cool about the noise so far.
Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end, we’d sing and dance forever and a day, we’d live the life we choose, we’d fight and never lose, for we were young and sure to have our way.
What fed our heads — compare to today’s Sat. morning fare. From Jay Ward’s 1959-63 series (part of the R & B Show) pondered by Times movie critic here.
Peabody’s Improbable History – Ludwig Van Beethoven
Season 3 Episode 4 (aired Nov 12, 1961)
(who knew Ludwig von B. had a Jewish accent?)
Slower-paced premiere episode in which dog adopts boy, plus a charming Fractured Fairy Tale:
In this exciting new contest you determine where you would be standing today from the viewpoint of vintage images from Olde Richmond. Points will be given for accuracy, nostalgic auto biographical remembrances and literary style. The winner will receive a fabulous prize selected from my vast array of dust collectors I have amassed over the last thirty years. I am divesting myself of these items because I am selling Ye Olde Eldridge House and since I wish to travel light afterwards I won’t need them. High value things will be sold on CraigsList or EBay, lesser objects will be sold at a yard sale and I will select from the truly unsellable yet unique hidden treasures to award as prizes in our contest. Quality of prize will be commensurate with quality of submission. Here are your first images. You have one week to enter. Good luck,
When I was a kid in the fan we rode our bikes all over and I was amazed to find this fountain designed to water the horses of mounted soldiers and police. The whole area was forgotten then, empty of people and commerce. This photo was from that time. Maybe it should be bulldozed to make room for a NASCAR welcome center parking lot. What’s that Joni Mitchell song? “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot”