1935 through 1943; anon. artist.
1935 through 1943; anon. artist.
Huhuuu, one week ago I was booked in there with my wife. Suite on level nine (count nine up from the right wing corner of the church), we had so much fun with old fashioned cocktail parties…
Lauren Bacall's first ever scene in her cinematic debut, To Have and Have Not (1944)
RIP Lauren Bacall. How grim is that! Yesterday I watched Lauren Bacalls first movie “To Have and Have Not”. Not only the first cool “match” scene is impressing. Also hear her singing with this dark voice. I compared it with the weak performace of Ava Gardner in “The Killers”. And then… today my first read is she passed away. I cannot believe it. So I will watch this movie again today shedding thousands of tears and fall in love like Bogie did. I am mourning.
On this day in 1929, LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin left Lakehurst, New Jersey on its historic flight around the world. Lakehurst – Friedrichshafen August 7, 1929 – August 10, 1929 7,068 km / 55 hrs 22 mins Friedrichshafen – Tokyo August
Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (1944)
I procrastinated to go to work today and watched this movie - again… Love Lauren’s appearance. Anyone got a match?
Jean Bugatti photographed next to his 12.7 L Straight-8 Engine 1932 T41 Royale.
This is one of my favorite pictures of the 1930s with all its extremes. First this world wonder of a car. Half meter longer than the longest Rolls-Royce and triples the Rolls-Royce purchase price.
Also one detail of the car is pure art. It is the radiator mascot “Dancing Elephant”. This was done by Rembrandt Bugatti the brother of Ettore. It was originally a present from Rembrandt to Ettore and the grip of a signet. It is 21 cm high.
Last but not least Jean Bugatti’s garment is great. A sportive gentleman’s look.
A 1936 Lockheed 12 A Electra Junior. Famous for appearing in the movie “Casablanca” taking of with Ilsa Lund and Victor Laszlo leaving Bogie with the “beginning of a beautiful friendship”. The aircraft on the photograph is the 2nd oldest Lockheed 12 in existence. There were 130 aircraft originally produced with only 8 airworthy remaining. At her time she was the fasted transport aircraft.
1934 Q.E.D. of Granville Brothers. Sorry, that I missed to make a picture from the side. The Gee Bees are still incredible racers: bulls from first sight making it worth to build replicas like this one. Without these replicas we never would get an impression of the golden age of air racing in the 1930s. Gee Bee Q.E.D. Wikipedia Entry.
A Duesenberg SJ-525 Riviera Convertible Sedan of 1934 with Lycoming engine. Lycoming still manufactures engines but only for small aircraft. The straight eight model J motor was based on the company’s successful racing engines of the 1920s and though designed by Duesenberg they were manufactured by Lycoming. In unsupercharged form, it produced an impressive (for the period) 265 horsepower (198 kW)from dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. It was capable of a top speed of 119 mph (192 km/h), and 94 mph (151 km/h) in 2nd gear. Other cars featured a bigger engine but none of them surpassed its power. (Technical information from wikipedia). Due to their high speeds the Duesenberg cars become favorites of gangsters.
Last week I had to work again at the Airventure in Oshkosh, WI. The largest show for general aviation worldwide. Plenty of aircraft and technology even from my favorite interbellum time. Now I am back with further memories. And I nearly survived the jet lag which this time was not so hard as seen after previous visits.
Train Station, England, ca. 1930s
Gare du Nord
A few of my favourite steam-age railway posters.
Really nice impression