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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG A thousand words is the limit here in our Vintage Allies' outer limits. We do often publish most letters or articles, but not all. The editor has the final choice of selection. Letters or articles will normally be published in the week they are received, but not always. We may choose to wait until we feel in 'the mood'.

Within these pages of Vintage Allies Magazine (VAV! MAG) second known edition, you will find articles that will entertain many of you! Yes, I said entertain and let me add delight and educate, as well. I know you will learn to regard Vintage Allies (VAV!) as the 'goto' magazine of vintage from fashion, music and beautiful people to humor and incredible news. We will cover the latest and greatest from vintage into how it effects everyone today. You'll even find yourselves reading articles relevant to safeguarding the public health and the environment in which we all must live. Vintage Allies welcomes Letters and articles to the Editor on subjects of interest to lovers of vintage or as vintage relates unto today. Each letter or article must include the name, address, and phone number of the writer.

If your letters and articles have impressed us greatly, we may inquire as to your grasp on reality. If found having slightly less than a little grasp, we may also invite you to become a part of our Vintage Allies Cast and Crew of Reporters and Contributors. Of course, naturally, we also appreciate seriously sublime letters and articles, and hold no harsh feelings toward your sensitivities. In fact, we may gently inquire of your availabilities to be a part of our Cast and Crew, as well! Enjoy the read! Starlight Reporter Editor of VAV!

All letters or articles are subject to editing for fun, flair, style, sincerity, insincerity, taste, sense, and conciseness. Brief and to the point are usually the standard, however, we don't rule out long and pointless. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG era that he himself had dubbed ―the Jazz Age.‖

America may be losing a part of history that time has passed by. In the news recently, is word a New York 25-room mansion, which some scholars believe had inspired one of the most important novels of the last century, 'The Great Gatsby' by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, is being demolished. The 24,000 square foot mansion on 15 plus acres will be replaced by five modern day mansions sporting a $10 million tag price. The mansion was an exquisite homage to the 1902 Gatsby era, capturing an essence in time where men, madness, flappers and liquor were wild with carefree abandon. The house showcased Palladian windows, marble, parquet floors and hand-painted wallpaper. Here, Long Island's Gold Coast had once been host to splendid parties during the early 20th century. It's reported that Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, the Wright Brothers, financier J.P. Morgan, the wealthy Rockefellers and writer Oscar Wilde were among the hundreds of high-profile figures who attended parties there. The magnificent grounds boasted a tennis court, a 75 foot swimming pool, pool house, two private beaches, greenhouse, horse stables, French gardens and a dedicated floor to lodge the house staff. 'The Great Gatsby's' author, F. Scott Fitzgerald was quite possibly the most famous chronicler of America's 1920s, an Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

He was born September 24, 1896, being named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, author of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' Fitzgerald enjoyed a childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. While an intelligent child, he did poorly in school and was sent to a New Jersey boarding school in 1911. By 1913, however, he would enroll in Princeton. He never graduated and instead enlisted in the army in 1917, as World War I was nearing its end. He became a second lieutenant while stationed at Camp Sheridan, in Montgomery, AL. It was here, in Alabama, that he met and fell in love with seventeen-year-old Zelda Sayre. After his 1920 novel, 'This Side of Paradise' had become a literary and income making phenomena, he would convince Zelda, who craved the high life, to marry him. The Fitzgerald's own early life is paralleled in the novel, 'The Great Gatsby', published in 1925. Similar to the novel, Fitzgerald fell into a lifestyle of abandon that crumbled to Page 3

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG decadence. It's reported he was maddened by his love for his wife Zelda, a woman who symbolized everything he wanted in life. Ironically she would lead him toward everything he despised too; moral emptiness and hypocrisy. Fitzgerald would also go on to publish 'Tender Is the Night' in 1934. He would also sell stories to 'The Saturday Evening Post' to support a lavish lifestyle. In 1937, he had left for Hollywood to write screenplays, and on December 21,1940, while working on his novel 'The Love of the Last Tycoon', he died of a heart attack at the age of forty-four. Read More:

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By Dennis Nyhagen "This broadcast inaugurates a new radio series: true murder mysteries brought to you by The Police Reporter. Carefully planned crimes which were solved by intelligent effort and clever detective work. The cases we dramatize for you actually happened. The following true murder mystery is an example." So opens the first broadcast of The Police Reporter, a twenty-six show series of some of the most sensational, brutal and gruesome murders in history. From the 1557 London case of Lord Charles Stourton, to the 1931 case of John "Red" Downing, the convict who built Ohio's first electric chair--only to be executed in it, these were sensational, headlinegrabbing crimes, many of which garnered worldwide attention. Crimes so horrible that you didn't want to hear about them, but then you just couldn't help yourself... The Police Reporter was a Radio Release, Ltd, transcribed and syndicated production. It was recorded during the early 1930s in Hollywood. To read more visit The Digital Deli !

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG with them, accepting them, and moving on. Nostalgia, in general, provides little tangible value, adding nothing of consequence to the realities of the present and future. Devotees of nostalgia, in general, are simply hoping to 'escape' dealing with the realities of Life in the present by immersing themselves in unrealistic, outmoded, or even unattainable ideals from the past, by simply 'cherry picking' the best of what they either recall or learn about the Past and seizing upon nostalgic notions or ideals which are simply unrealistic as applied to modern, contemporary life. By contrast, proponents who find and take a measure of comfort -- to widely varying degrees -- from cultural nostalgia tend to cite the following arguments:

By Dennis Nyhagen Golden Age Radio Preservation~There are passionate opinions on both sides of this question. Here's our (The Digital Deli Online) take on the pros and cons of cultural nostalgia in general, and more particularly as it pertains directly to Golden Age Radio preservation. Proponents who argue against cultural nostalgia tend to cite several common and recurring memes: Nostalgia is unhealthy because it looks backward instead of forward. Nostalgia is unrealistic because it clings to the past instead of accepting social, political, and technology changes, dealing

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One can learn both good and bad from studies of the Past, and hopefully help to perpetuate the good--and continue to be mindful of the bad-- should bad practices of the Past rear their ugly heads in the present or future. This is the embodiment of George Santayana's timeless observation that "Those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it". Common courtesies -- social, political, religious, and philosophical -- tend to ebb and flow through the generations, occasionally skipping a generation or two in the importance they place on Quality of Life and civility--and then inexplicably resurfacing again. An oft-cited example would be the practice of 'dressing' for family meals and engaging in meaningful dialogue between family members at these daily family events.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Cultural tastes tend to be cyclical in nature and cycle with exponential speed as the Basic human needs and instincts are inherently timeless and universal by definition. They transcend political, sociological, ethnic, cultural, and philosophical boundaries, irrespective of how persuasively any minor group of society with an agenda would have the majority steer itself politically, socially, religiously or culturally in the powerful minority's direction. Our social and cultural history has shown repeatedly that the motives behind minority movements such as these generally have a self-serving, economic force driving them. The practice of 'cherry picking' the best of the Past from the worst of the Past can only benefit a society that often loses its way, or at the very least provide a measure of comfort to society -- if only psychological or spiritual in nature. Those who would deride, ridicule, or continue to marginalize the Past tend to beg the question of their motives. Especially when the objects of such derision or marginalization address demonstrably beneficial lessons of many of the social customs, civilities, culture, politics, or philosophies from the Past. Pictured above: George Santayana excerpted from The Digital Deli Online

means and modern variations communication develop and evolve.


By Mr. Cathode Welcome to the TV Corner of Vintage Allies Variety Broadcasting. Let’s head into the rumpus room, fix a high-ball, and talk some TV. In our previous visit I invited comments and asked readers if there was any TV show they wanted featured here in the TV Corner. Someone requested ―Bewitched‖, which was fortuitous, actually, because that show is representative of the next phase of TV’s development. You’ll recall the last time you dropped by we talked about Vaudeville’s contribution to the early television, and how the industry later moved from live drama and comedy to filmed western adventures and detective shows during the mid-1950’s . Oh, sure, there were game shows, sportscasts and special interest programs along the way (including TWO programs

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG featuring model trains – ―Tales of the Red Caboose‖ and ―Roar of the Rails‖). But the 60’s was a new decade. It was youth driven. Sponsors wanted to capture those viewers, so many of the TV shows that arrived were geared toward the youth market. Comedy was king, but not the characterdriven comedies of the 50’s like ―Leave It To Beaver‖ or ―Ozzie and Harriet‖. The situation comedies of the 1960’s had an other-worldly quality: Read More: -comedy-is-no-laughing-matter.html

decades of entertaining audiences around the world have resulted in more than 100 million records, making her one of the top selling female recording artists in history! This unparalleled talent hit the airwaves during the decade of the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout her career, she would garner 111 hits to her credit, 15 gold records and four gold albums. She was one of the first crossover artists to put country music onto the pop charts with songs such as 'Mockin' Bird Hill', 'I Went To Your Wedding, 'Mister & Mississippi,' and, the forever legendary 'Tennessee Waltz, which was #1 on all three charts (Pop, Country, & R&B) at once, selling more than 20 million copies. Today, Patti continues to entertain throughout the year, sharing her remarkable talent and even more remarkable voice with fans everywhere. Read More:

Vintage Allies gives a salute to one of America's musical legends, Patti Page! She was born Clara Ann Fowler in Muskogee, OK, and began singing professionally at a radio station in Tulsa. From those humble beginnings, her seven Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG What is a "Soap Opera"? A soap opera is an ongoing fiction series, usually broadcast on television. These earlier serials, broadcast on radio and television, were aired in weekday daytime slots, thus the shows were geared toward predominantly female audience appeal. Every regular episode ended then and today with a cliff hanger storyline continued in another episode of other developments. Evening soap operas occasionally differed from this genre and are more likely to feature the entire cast in each episode, and to represent all current storylines in each episode. The first daytime soap opera, "These Are My Children", aired January 31, 1949 on an NBC station in Chicago. This short lived soap opera, running only four weeks, revealed a glimpse of a family in post war Chicago. The shows' creator was Irna Phillips, a prolific writer, who created and wrote many other daytime serials over the next two decades that followed. Through her creations and musings, features were introduced that have become the genre of the soap operas today. Phillips is credited for dramatic plots, soap opera clichĂŠs, the ever intense break ups and endings, broodingly passionate love stories enhanced by moving music and surroundings all intended to push viewers to the "edge of seat" danger and intrigue. "Her contributions to one format are unprecedented in television history," says the Museum of Broadcast Communications. "Television comedy had many parents ... But the soap opera had only one mother and she was it. She founded an entire industry based on her techniques, beliefs and the ongoing, interlocking stories that she dreamed." Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Most daytime serials were sponsored by companies selling products designed for housewives. Examples are such as household cleaning products, most often funded by Procter & Gamble, ColgatePalmolive, Lever Brothers and other cosmetic companies and manufacturers. This close association between these shows and soap products led to the word soap in "soap opera." The Soap Opera plot is often melodramatic or sensational, thus the term Opera. It's important to be clear that since the birth of soap operas, these dramatic long running series have been associated with second class, degraded cultural entertainment. "However, this stereotype belies the fact that soaps are "one of the most narratively complex genres," which according to the Museum of Broadcast Communications, "requires considerable knowledge by its viewers." Today, it is nearly impossible to fully comprehend the soap opera's probable value to history as the most effective and enduring broadcasting platform and advertising vehicle ever devised. It is also reported to be the most popular genre Page 8

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG of television fiction attracting more viewers in more countries over a long period of time. So Turns The Days Of Our Guiding Lights At The General Hospitals in or near Peyton Place, but most definitely outside Dallas in the Dark Shadows...

By: VAV!'s Creative Fit Girl That's it! You have finally decided that you are going to get into beach body shape for the summer!! But where do you begin? Are you new to working out or just getting back into working out after a long extended several years vacation? Here are some tips for you that will help you to get back into the groove and back into your favorite swim suit! One of the most important things that you can do is to make a plan! Making a plan helps you to keep yourself on course and allows you to refer back to it whenever you need a guideline or compass on your way to your future fitness success! First on your training plan should be to make sure to schedule a physical with your physician, this is in order to check and make sure that you do not have any health issues. Once you are cleared for take off you will need to set a goal for yourself. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Make a goal that you feel will be realistic for you to reach through time and hard work. Your goal can be health related such as to get off of blood pressure medicine if possible, or to lose 50 pounds. The goal is up to you, but be sure when you make your goal that you set a realistic time frame, and look at all the things that could be a deterrent to your weight loss such as working out, but not watching your diet. Once you make a goal you will need to decide what sort of physical activity or exercise you will most enjoy doing. The wonderful thing about this world is that we are all individuals and enjoy doing different activities. If you are just starting out make sure that you take it slow, remember you have to build up to where it is that you want to be. Don't start out trying to run a 5K before you start walking. Do the modifications in your favorite fitness video until you build up to being able to do the whole thing full force. Pace yourself and in time you will be keeping up with all those health nuts you always wanted to be like! After finding the exercise that you enjoy doing you will need to make a schedule for when you will be exercising. It's very easy to get wrapped up in work or going from place to place and making the excuse that you just do not have time to exercise. If you schedule your exercise into your week you will have the time to do it. Actually doing the exercise is up to your self-will but you do have time for it, so make the time! Also putting your exercise date on the calendar is a good visual reminder that you need to work out and be committed to your goals! Once you are on a role and sticking to your scheduled workouts make sure you keep track of your workouts as well as your food intake using a tracking log. The wonderful thing about tracking your Page 9

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG exercise and food intake is that it allows you to see any progress you have made, and all gives you a visual picture of the habits you might need to change in order to hit your ultimate goals! Tracking your progress is also a wonderful tool to help motivate you through your transformation. A few other tips for all your newbie's out there, split your ultimate goal into smaller pieces and reward yourself when you have achieved a small success goal. This makes the challenge of your larger goal a little easier to swallow as well as fosters an environment of constantly setting new goals. Finally the biggest and most important piece of the puzzle is be consistent. Consistency is the key to reaching your fitness goals. Don't miss your workouts if possible. Eat clean as much as you can, and always log your progress. Implementing these ideas for beginners, and realizing that health and fitness is a way of life not just a 3 month commitment should help you on your way to changing your life, and becoming the beach body babe you have always wanted to be. Good luck in your fitness journeys, and if you want to chat about healthy living come join me on my Creative Fit Girl Facebook : -Myers-The-Creative-FitGirl/160269900697168 . --

America mourns the loss of Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor. She was one of the most enchanting actresses of the 20th century. The Oscar winning actress died of congestive heart failure today at Los Angeles, California's Cedars-Sinai Hospital. She was 79-years-old. Throughout her lifetime, she was haunted by ill health, eight failed marriagesincluding two marriages to actor Richard Burton. She would also endure a scandalous marriage with Eddie Fisher. Elizabeth Taylor was no stranger to deep personal tragedies. Elizabeth, born in London, was already a star by the age 12 after starring in National Velvet. She had appeared in more than 50 films, and had won Oscars for her performances in 1960's "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966, as well as for her humanitarian work.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG You may wish to honor the memory of Elizabeth Taylor, by making a contribution in her name to the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation. Elizabeth Taylor began her work as a spokesperson and fundraiser in the struggle against AIDS in the early 1980s.

By Dennis Nyhagen Dramas of escape, romance and adventure comprised a great deal of the adventure drama anthologies during the Golden Age of Radio. One might well make the argument that adventure dramas broadcast over one canon or another throughout the era were arguably among the top five most popular genres of the era. They also found their way into any number of straight dramatic productions, a sampling of which are on painstakingly detailed on The Digital Deli Too On-Line. During an era when the word 'romance' still implied adventure as well as emotional and physical passion, the words 'romance' and 'adventure' were often viewed as synonymous with each other in the titles of hundreds of Radio canons of both the earliest and latest Radio broadcasts. Escape adventures, in particular, ran the gamut of taut psychological dramas to westerns to war dramas to suspense dramas and thrillers-and on some level, everything in between.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG that during the 1980's she adroitly managed to elbow her way to the head of a thronging mass of Avalon Fans in the Capitol City of Harrisburg, PA. "I wasn't exactly positive how I'd managed to bypass the crowd so swiftly", Starlight revealed during this Vintage Allies (VAV!) exclusive. She stared into the distant horizon beyond and continued "Suddenly, I was standing toe to toe with Frankie Avalon. I knew that I'd never ever forgive myself, if upon meeting the teen idol I had not also tasted of the sweet nectar of his lips too!" Starlight went on to share "His eyes were so mesmerizing that one couldn't help but fall headlong into their depths. I was no exception and succumbed to his magnetism immediately. I boldly requested a kiss, even though I ordinarily prided myself on being somewhat the cunning kitten and ice princess on most occasions. His was an unforgettable kiss to surpass all time." Frankie Avalon was born September 18, 1940 in "The City of Brotherly Love", Philadelphia, PA. He could light the flame and turn up the heat on nearly every love struck teen girl or adult woman in America!

It's a good chance that you'll quickly recall the name and talents of Frankie Avalon, no matter your age. Frankie's stellar career embraced three generations of music, television and motion pictures and was an intrinsic fiber of American entertainment history. Avalon's name evokes a fond memory to Vintage Allies Editor; Starlight Reporter, who had a very memorable moment in time with the Dream Boat. Starlight shares Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

A child prodigy, Frankie, had entered local amateur contests by the tender age of 10 and won them, one after another. In the years that ensued, he continued his musical studies. He was taught trumpet by a member of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. This truly genuine young talent made guest appearances as a trumpet player on The Perry Como and Jackie Gleason Television Shows. A list of Gold Record Million-Seller singles and albums accredited to him, in 1959 alone, Frankie could claim 6 solid hits in the top 40. His music was synonymous to the times. Among some Page 12

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG of his hit sounds were "Venus", a song written by Ed Marshall and Peter DeAngelis. The most successful version was by Frankie and released in 1959. This song would become Avalon's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it spent five weeks atop the survey. The song also reached number ten on the R&B chart and was a man's plea to Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, to send him a girl to love and one who will love him. Another of Frankie Avalon's best known songs was "Why". Recorded in 1959, the song went to Number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart for the week of December 28, 1959, and the last Number 1 single of the 1950s. The song was written by Avalon's manager and record producer Robert "Bob" Marcucci and Peter De Angelis. Debonair and smooth beyond reason, his motion picture career has already spanned nearly thirty films! Frankie's starring roles include the "Beach Party" film series, with titles of the "Beach Party", "Beach Blanket Bingo", "Bikini Beach", and "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" with Annette Funicello. It's reported, Frankie is, however, extremely proud of his dramatic abilities and talents in roles such as "The Alamo" with John Wayne and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".

Song" in 1959, Photoplay Magazines Gold Award as "Most Popular Vocalist" in 1959, Box Office Magazine's 1964 selection as one of the "Top Three Young Male Stars" at the motion picture box office, and Film Daily's 1964, "Five Best Young Actors of the Year". He was inducted into "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" in 1995 . Note to Vintage Allies readers and listeners: It is reported that the character of "Teen Angel" in the Broadway Show "Grease" was modeled after the intense devotion Frankie engendered in the hearts of teen-aged girls. Frankie, in fact, appeared in a cameo highlight of the movie "Grease" where he sang "Beauty School Dropout". The effect that Frankie had on everyone the world over, and his accomplishments, reveal him to be one of Hollywood's most prolific and beloved stars. Vintage Allies and Starlight Reporter agree, beyond any shadow of a doubt. Recent years have found Frankie actively involved with The National Arthritis Foundation as the National Ambassador, and New York host for the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

His nightclub appearances span the globe! Mr. Avalon has headlined in the finest supper clubs and trendy hot spots. He has played to sold out houses in the best rooms including The Fontainebleau in Miami, FL, and the Copacabana in New York. He appeared in nearly every variety show, guest-starring on several dramatic series and starring in several of his own specials. Credited to Frankie's name are The Disk Jockey's Association Selection as "King of Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)


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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG popular telephones among collectors of Western Electric phones today - the Princess phone. The 1950s were a time when the style and function of the telephone was coming into its own. Western Electric, a part of the Bell Telephone System, was listening to what people wanted and were intent to provide what they needed. The world was craving more than simply utility in a phone. They wanted a phone that would meet their lifestyle.

base that was to light to too small, to include other worrisome glitches, the fabulous design had some serious deficiencies. However, if one were to mention the Princess phone today, it's more than likely you'll find that it remains one of the most beloved, fondly remembered telephone designs of all time. Can you remember when?

In 1956, the design of the Princess phone was taken to Henry Dreyfuss Associates, who had designed earlier phones for Western Electric. Henry Dreyfuss converged upon a goal with Bell Labs engineers and Western Electric's Indianapolis Model Shop to design a phone that was small and lighter than the standard model. Designed from a marketing perspective, rather than an engineering perspective, the Princess phone was also the first Western Electric phone to have a trademarked model name instead of just a model number. It's reported the Princess name was chosen from a list of 300 suggestions. The Princess telephone was the first model to hold an internal light bulb that would also assist in dialing at night while doubling as a nightlight. The Princess went into production in 1959, and while completely different in physical appearance from other models, it's technology was exactly the same. The telephone was available in any standard phone color except black. It's reported that black was added in 1963 when First Lady Jackie Kennedy expressed a desire to have one. Early Princess phones had inherent problems from their beginnings. From a Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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By Diane Y. Welch

Will Says! Will Roberts is a trick roper and cowboy humorist, who pays tribute to Will Rogers, America's cowboy, with a wit as quick as his rope. "The Good Will Tour"

Master artist Jennifer Chapman has a centuries old talent. As she strives for perfection in her oil paintings, she uses integrity and patience that is rare in an artist today. Chapman creates masterpieces in the venerable style of the European Old Masters, artists who captured realism during the Renaissance. The "Chapman Look" as her collectors call it, has taken decades to master. "Her portraiture is as fine as any museum offerings, it captures a Da Vinci-like glow. Landscapes are as hauntingly beautiful and powerful as any seen from the key monuments in art," said Sharon Lamendola a La Jolla based client. At her La Costa home in Southern California, which also serves as her salon, Chapman talked about her work some of which is held in the collections of celebrities like Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, and Ed LaMotta, and in the estates of Harrah and Stonepine respectively. "I grew up in an artistic family. My father, Loyal "Bud" Chapman, is a world famous golf artist," said Chapman who apprenticed with her father throughout her childhood. "He was the greatest teacher." Loyal Chapman was also a talented golfer who played with such greats as Arnold Palmer. He is renowned for his paintings

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A basement served as their home studio in Minneapolis where Chapman was born and raised. Here she perfected painting classical realism in oils. From the first time she picked up a paint brush, Chapman, who attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and spent many hours at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum, knew that she had found her calling. While most of Chapman's clients commission landscapes or pet, equestrian and people portraits, her new methodology has created a lot of excitement. "I've invented pieces akin to illuminated stained glass." Though instead of glass, Chapman paints on goatskin which is stretched on a frame, then lit from behind to create a dramatic ambiance.

studio. "I have a special one-on-one approach, teaching my students to paint just like me." Using a rich palette, typical of 16th century art, students work with oils in tones of burnt umber, sage, ochre, Prussian blue and deep golds to recreate the luminosity and feel of a style which emerged during the Renaissance. "When they are done they have their own minimasterpiece." Chapman's landscapes transport the observer into a romantic era void of the trappings of modern day and will become more valuable with time. A client recently commissioned such a landscape but also wanted a portrait of her dogs, "So I suggested that we put her two dogs right into the pastoral landscape, to get the best of both worlds," said Chapman.

The originals are then recreated on parchment through a permanent printing technique. Reproductions of the original art work will be available for a fraction of the cost, said Chapman."I want to make the price such that this is available for everyone. I'm bringing the masters to a broader market. It will be a focal point in any room yet will be affordable." Chapman's landscapes and portraits may be interpreted as murals, on furniture, lampshades or pillows Renowned author and interior designer, Betty Lou Phillips, is a collector and has featured Chapman's pillows in her award winning dĂŠcor books. "There is really no limit to what I can paint on," said Chapman who is often commissioned to paint large scale murals in clients' homes, masterpieces in oils that are fixed permanently on the walls. With a passion to share her method Chapman tutors adults and children in her Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG 1930s. At that time the house passed to his sister, Gladys Phipps, the wife of Henry Carnegie Phipps. She had little use for the house which was now showing its age and she donated it to the State of New York in 1937. The house was opened to the public while the land surrounding it became a NY State Park. Not only did she donate the house but included were many of the furnishings still in the house which included many pieces of Louis XIV, XV and XVI furniture, family china service, silver, linens, and much, much more. The walls were still covered with the original silk wall covering. Needless to say it was a thrill to have the run of the place at will.

By Robert Falk Between the fall of 1993 and half way through 1996 I carried a special key on my key ring right next to my car key. This key could open a spectacular door to the history of the Gilded Age in America. Turn this key and the door would open into a 79 room mansion completely furnished nearly the same as it was when built in the late 19th century. It was my fabulous playground for about 4 years. I was free to explore as I chose from top to bottom and even more amazing I was paid to hang out there five days of every week. This amazing piece of history was originally owned by the Ogden Mills family and used as their autumn country house from the time it was built in 1895 until the last interested owners passed away in the 1930s. By then, the children had married and moved away. Their one son was the Secretary of the Treasury under Herbert Hoover and continued to use the house until he died in the mid Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Mills Mansion now called "Staatsburg House" is near Hyde Park, NY not far up the road from The Vanderbilts and Roosevelts. Ogden Millses father was the co-founder of the Bank of California during the Gold Rush. This was his sons house. They used this house in the autumn through Christmas, then they would pack up and go to their winter house in New York City. The summer house was in Newport, they also had a house in Paris, that house became General John J. Pershing's headquarters during WWI. The house was designed by Stanford White of the famous McKim, Mead and White architectural firm. and was built in 1895. It looks very much like the White House. The house has 79 rooms. It had only five family bedrooms but they are the size of about five normal bedrooms put together. They had many more bedrooms for guests and there are also 23 bedrooms just for the female staff of women who worked as maids, laundry women etc. There were also about 14 bathrooms, its own electric generating plant, a huge farm with champion cows and a barn so fabulous you could not Page 17

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG believe it. The stall portion of the barn had a vaulted ceiling and was completely covered with white ceramic tiles from top to bottom. They raised Jersey cows and one year had the National Grand Champion. I was the Director of Education and assistant manager of this site. I oversaw the staff of tour guides and a very large corps of volunteers. I created and presented school programs and was responsible for all tour information and educational materials. Part of my responsibility was to design all the Christmas decorations though I had no formal experience with this type of work. I was just a poor boy who grew up in the projects. Our Christmas open house started soon after Thanksgiving and lasted to January 2. During that time we would get thousands of people touring the mansion. It was a major attraction in the area. Also at that time we would have two formal open houses at night. I trained a group of high school drama club students to come on those nights and act as the millionaire guests of the Mills family. We also lined the driveway with candles. It took hundreds of candles to complete. All the Christmas decorations were suppose to be accurate to the time and social standing of the occupants. During the year I spent many hours doing research reading Ladies Home Journal magazines from the 1890s, hundreds of NY Times and NY Daily Tribune newspapers primarily at the NY State Library and Manuscript Collections. I finally found an article from the Gilded Age Period, around 1907 that actually depicted a Gilded Age party decorated with rose trees on a dining room table along with huge wreaths hanging from lattice arches in the windows. I reproduced the entire Dining Room from the description in this NY Daily Tribune article. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

For the Christmas season of 1993 I designed a dining table complete with 7' palm trees on the table. I took a photo and during that Christmas open house there came a request from Hudson Valley Magazine for a photo to publish in their magazine section of places to visit in the Hudson Valley at Christmas time. They liked the photo so much they placed a 3/4 page size photo in their December Issue. Soon after the issue appeared on newsstands someone from Victoria Magazine saw it and called to make arrangements to come the following year to photograph the decorations and especially the table decorations for the next Christmas open house. As planned they arrived the following year and did a spectacular spread for their December Issue. The photograph here is my own and shows the table with rose trees. Spending time in those spectacular surroundings was so routine there were times my mind completely ignored the amazing reality of being on such intimate terms with this house. Thinking back on it now, that would be the exact attitude of the Mills family while occupying these extremely elegant rooms. I had the opportunity to experience the Gilded Age opulence as close to the Mills family as anyone could experience. After spending thousands of hours in this house it was logical that after time you would grow so accustomed to it you would not think twice about it. I am sure this was the same attitude as the Mills family felt too. From reading extensively on Gilded Age opulent dining, fashion, entertainment, and country house routines and parties I can assure you the family gave very little thought to the elegance of their own home and gave much more attention to the social scene and daily activity swirling around them.

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insight. Throughout her interviews with Vintage Allies (VAV!) Lifestyle Reporter, Kate Sanner and Jolene, Editor of Vintage Allies, we hear Mary Jane's life experience unfold and learn of her struggle to regain an art she had thought lost forever to a debilitating handicap. Ms. Cross has an exceptional affinity and supremely responsive connection with the dreams, hopes, and stories of her painted models. Share her fascinating, frank and delightful reflections of her exceptional life into her current days as a painter. By the end of these interviews, our readers and listeners shall come to realize that suffering produced a brokenness God could transcend and work with, leaving us with an expression of her iconic, yet divine, gifts of art and poetry.

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Mary Jane Q. Cross is a profound, stunning artist who will have a lasting influence on American art well beyond this century. You will find her bold, brilliant paintings captured within Vintage Allies (VAV!) Gallery. She is, without a doubt, an extraordinary painter who's unique artistic vision has all the makings of a twenty first century epoch of our American times and a legend. Kate Sanner writes her reflections of an unforgettable interview with Mary Jane Q. Cross: "Imagine what it must feel like to have the ability to do what you love best, to do what you were born to do severely impaired or taken away from you. How would you deal with the loss? In this interview with Vintage Allies Lifestyle Reporter, Kate Sanner, artist Mary Jane Q Cross relates the story of how she dealt with a life altering event that almost put an end to her successful career as a painter. This interview takes Page 19

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG us behind the scenes of Ms. Cross' exquisite paintings and allows us into her powerful journey – into the world of faith and determination. Beyond this experience, Ms. Cross also talks about her creative process and her role as storyteller through her art. For all those who have the good fortune to witness them, her paintings leave an indelible experience of calm, tranquility and empowerment. It was a great honor and pleasure for me to interview Ms. Cross and to be drawn into her world. I believe this interview will be a beautiful source of inspiration for our listeners." Background: At the young age of 8, Mary Jane knew she wanted the beautiful things in life and realized by the age of 11 that this was called being an artist. In the early 1970s, as a student at Worcester Art Museum, Mary Jane Q. Cross was searching for the meaning of life. She felt that modern art was lacking the spirit of God. The 20 years that followed, training under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, she was selflessly intent on liberating her art from the voluminous weight of objectivity and enthusing a bit of eternity into her own paintings. She would later say "Her art became paintings that wrapped her with arms she had never seen." In 1992, Mary Jane suffered a devastatingly extreme reaction to a well known prescription medication which created a severe permanent right-sided tremor. She is quoted to say upon reflection "My world came crashing down. The tools I needed to work were gone." It appeared that she may never paint again. Over the following 5 1/2 years, in response to this loss, Mary Jane tested her painters' heart Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

seeking widespread ways of expressing her talents. She was insistent in her prayers begging God, "Please take away my desire to paint!" When her prayers went unanswered she said "Lord, I'm listening, I'm ready. How do we deal with this?" It was with an open, ever humble and willing heart that Cross found a new generation of water-mixable oil paints and new technique that she could soon work with. That technique Mary Jane introduces into her paintings are once again through the gifts of her hands, but in another style. She uses the knuckles of her fingers, and the fleshy part of the inside of her hands to create work that transcends the heart. The style of her paintings had now assumed a recognizable American form while drawn from a personal symbolic liberation. As she gained the capabilities to refine her message of art, her first new works were Impressionistic landscapes in the style of Claude Monet. Mary Jane had a wealth of experience to draw from as a previous work shop teacher in the Monet gardens in Givenrny, France. However, the work that remained closest to her heart was and is the inspiration of the pre-Raphaelites, the 19th century movement dedicated to Renaissance ideals. You'll find this apparent in her portraits of slender silhouetted girls and young women in idyllic settings that provoke a sense of well being, purity, romance, respect and integrity. Mary Jane has self published an impressive large, glossy book of "Poems of a Painter, Paintings of a Prayer". This book is saturated with deeply moving poetry, prayer and reproductions of her magnificent art.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG She has been addressing 30,000 people a year for the past 12 years at outdoor festivals and National exhibitions. It is there where she strongly and emphatically shares life issues, selflessly endeavoring to shape society to cope with what you cannot change. She encourages women and men that life is not always what you plan. Mary Jane Q. Cross paints privately in an idyllic country studio, built by her husband. Her works are sold by private sale in contact directly with the artist. New Hampshire's Yankee Broadcasting is producing a documentary on the artist's inspiring story that is due to be released later this year. You'll hear Vintage Allies Fine Living Reporter, Tina Czarnota' studio interviews with the author to be presented later this week. For facts and more information about the Vintage Allies (VAV!) February Artist and Creator: Mary Jane Q Cross / Q-Cross / Read more:

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The earthquake and following devastation of the tsunami striking Japan late last week has created a crisis of profound proportions laden with the unknown. The situation at several nuclear reactors in Japan have created very real concern and a look into the eerie unimaginable, a nuclear meltdown. What is a nuclear meltdown? The relative anatomy of a nuclear power plant: Within the 'core' of the reactor, are tubes made of zirconium alloy and filled with pellets of uranium. A chain reaction is ignited when a neutron hits an atom of uranium, splitting the uranium and releasing energy in the form of heat. This form of heat is then utilized to motivate a turbine that creates electricity. By moving control rods in the fuel, the reactor may be shut down. Before reaching the uranium, it is reported the control rods absorb neutrons. The fuel rods emit heat whether the reactor is in shut-down mode. This entire apparatus is kept under water. That water may heat to the degree that it will revert to steam, and under normal conditions, a cooling system replaces it with fresh, cool water. If the fuel rods become exposed to air, as is the apparent case with nuclear reactors in Japan, the cooling systems became disabled. This heat up can occur very quickly and with the resulting fracture of the zirconium casing and the release of radioactive gases. If the fuel becomes hot enough, the uranium will melt, falling to the bottom of the reactor. Further unchecked, the melting will burn through the bottom. This is core damage or otherwise referred to as melt down. At the extreme, but probably case, the molten, radioactive uranium could burn through the protective layers/casings surrounding

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The death toll is likely to continue climbing given the scale of the disaster.

The most famous nuclear incident was in the United States, Three Mile Island in 1979. This accident was termed as a partial meltdown because the fuel rods were only partially exposed, though melting did occur.

When one thinks about earthquakes here in the United States, their mind may immediately shift to California. We envision images of swaying bridges, broken grounds, twisted highways and shaking buildings.

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Americans don't often consider other areas in the country being directly in jeopardy of a massive earthquake. Although there is no news footage or video of the quakes that occurred in the early 1800s, the amount of devastation was of historic proportions in some areas. In 1811 and 1812, the strongest quake ever to be felt in America had found their mark at the New Madrid fault. This fault runs across the state boundaries of Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky to the southern tip of Illinois. Estimated at 8 or higher on the Richter scale, the grounds rolled in visible waves during the quake. It was reported that the land had turned to water and sand geysers erupted. Buildings sank while the Mississippi River flowed backwards for a time.

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The world has received yet another wakeup call about earthquakes. A horrific tsunami, spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded at 9.0 on Richter scale, slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday. The wall of water swept away any structure in its path as widespread fires burned out of control. Tsunami warnings are in effect for the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast. It has been reported that at least 40 people were killed and 39 missing after the offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami. The quake was followed by more than 20 aftershocks, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0.

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An earthquake of 8 or higher is an intense earthquake. The amount of devastation can be unbelievable, as witnessed by the earthquake in Japan earlier today. America stands ready to dispatch aid and support to the country of Japan. Is the area in which you live safe today? Are you prepared to mobilize and help others? Advocate for awareness in your own community. Educate yourselves on a plan for to follow in case of a disaster, how to react and prepare. For more information about earthquakes, follow this site:

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG and became the" Murphy Door Bed Company, Inc". During World War II, the production of the Murphy Bed was limited in replacement parts due to rationing of steel. Post war production would remain low, as returning GIs were offered VA mortgages. Through these low cost loans, homeowners were able to buy larger homes that did not require space saving capabilities of earlier times nor the folding bed.

It may be a stretch for some to recall hideaway wall beds, while for others, the passing mention may just awaken their sleepy memories. These novel beds 'unfolded' during 1900, as the "Murphy Wall Bed Company" began operations. The Company was founded and launched by William L. Murphy, who was born in Columbia, California, near Stockton on January 1, 1876. Murphy would eventually move to San Francisco at the turn of the century where he met his future wife. The couple, living in a one-room apartment, had a standard bed that took up most of the available living space. Through necessity, William Murphy would develop a novel, space saving, folding bed. Successful in this design, he applied for his first patent around 1900.

Throughout the 50's and 60's, Murphy beds were purchased, on the whole, as a specialty item for builders. The times, they were a 'changing. The founder's son, William K. Murphy, would take over as president of the Company. By the 70's America's attitude had changed and people's lifestyles were once more seeking space saving alternatives Today, Clark W. Murphy, the grandson of the founder, is president of the Company and has served in this position since 1983. In January 1990, the "Murphy Door Bed Co. Inc." officially changed their corporate name to the "Murphy Bed Co. Inc.". Their corporate headquarters, manufacturing and warehouse facility are located in Farmingdale, NY. And, so it goes for the Murphy Door Bed, Co., a great invention that has a special place in history.

By 1918, Murphy had invented the pivot bed. This ingenious invention pivoted on a doorjamb of a dressing closet which would lower into a sleeping position. These beds are still being used today. The popularity of the Murphy Bed reached its height with the advent of the 1920's and 1930's. In 1925, the company moved its corporate headquarters to New York City

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG myvintagevogue archives will inspire you as they do all of us here at the VAV! Press Room. myvintagevogue. blog myvintagevogue.tumbler myvintagevogue is a not for profit fashion archive.

Picture by Jessica Hastings The dictionary defines vogue as "Popular, acceptance or favor. One that is in fashion at a particular time". That's just what Jessica Hastings of is all about when it comes to vintage fashion. Within her web pages, Ms. Hastings's has been selflessly delivering extraordinary works of popular fashion archived from the era of the 1920's through the 1960's. The pages of her website and blog,, are also filled with works from top vintage designers, models and photographers who have inspired us throughout history. Jessica began collecting fashion images in the second grade and never really stopped. She loves all vintage, and admits she feels an affinity with the era of the 1940's and 1950's. Vintage Allies (VAV!) firmly believes that Jessica's keen eye for fashion and Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

By Victoria Silva A few days ago... And every day since then... my thoughts have drifted back to my childhood... In such a pleasant way. I was a child of the fifties... Living with my family in a small beach town in Southern California. I walked to school each day... Not afraid of anyone or anything... Only looking forward to school that day... And what they were serving for lunch... In the cafeteria... Which by the way... was only thirty-five cents in those days... for a full... hot lunch plate. And the holiday parties were something to look forward to each year at school. I remember well... That on Valentine's Day the room mother's would bring homemade Page 24

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG cupcakes and heart shaped cookies...and servings of real vanilla ice cream... And we each would have a small cup of KoolAid... Made fresh by the mom's before the school party. After school... I would hurry home... To homemade cookies and a glass of milk... And then off outside to play... A round or two of Jacks...or hop scotch... Or spend the afternoon on my roller skate's... Skating fast... And to my heart's content. In the summer months... I remember playing outside all day... With food breaks... And bathroom trips... Being my only reason to come inside. Then after dinner... Off I would go again... To play and laugh with my neighborhood friends until it was very dark and late at night.

I feel fortunate to have been a child back in the fifties... And I miss those times. Sometimes quite a bit. I know I can't turn back the clock... But I try in my own way to take those little bits and pieces... Those sweet and good things that were so part...Of simple and wholesome living... From my childhood... Into my life today. It is important. And it matters. Will you join me? A child of the fifties, Victoria Feminine Living ~ where readers will find an exquisite retreat.

Back then... It was safe to be outside... Running with a pack of your friends... Until it was late. No one bothered or threatened us... We were free to be children...and have fun. Neighbors... On the weekends... Gathered on the front lawns... The fresh smell of cut grass... Hanging in the air... stopped after their yard work...To chat and catch up about their families... Or what was currently going on in their lives. Sometimes... A neighbor would knock on the screen door...with a freshly made cake for us... Or a quick invite to dinner that night... Which of course we accepted ...and did the same for them. Life was simple... And warm feeling... And felt real... Like people were bonded together... In neighborhoods... And on streets just like ours. People cared. Or just had the good manners... To pretend like they did. Back then.

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Hey, was it 1954 when a new type of music called Rock and Roll hit the scene? Yep, true. This music pretty much revolutionized musical taste and changed the world too. Page 25

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG What really was the appeal of Rock and Roll back then? Well, it was a fast, sexy, catchy sound that was easy to dance to! Even hipper, the sound had horrified parents and adults in general. With these instant win-win attributes, Rock and Roll became a hit to teenagers. Rock and Roll came out of a sweet blending of Rhythm and Blues and Country, alongside technological advancements that would create a niche for the sound. Bill Haley and His Comets, originally a country band called the Saddlemen, and soloists like Elvis Presley brought a strong country background to the sounds of Joe Turner. Here's where Rhythm and Blues met Country to become Rock and Roll. So, you don't know what Rhythm and Blues is? Like Jazz, Rhythm and Blues developed from the sound known as the Blues. The Blues were birthed out of moving African spirituals and work songs sung by African-Americans in the South. An interesting note to add.... the work songs employed a 'Call and response' that was used as a means of communication by the workers in the fields. The plantation owners often thought their music was the 'happy' music of hard working slaves. Little Richard, known as one of the greats in 1950's rock music, is reported to have said that "Rhythm and Blues had a baby and somebody named it Rock and Roll." Congratulations on the new arrival! Little Richard was right on! Fact is, the world has been honored by the talents of Rhythm and Blues who were part of Rock and Roll beginnings. Some of the artists who rocked the joint were Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters and Willie Mae Thornton. While the music scene and sounds were changing, technology was also changing. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

During the late 1940's and early 1950's, America's phonograph records were large and heavy and easily damaged. The records played at 78 rpm's also known as 78 revolutions per minute. Top that off, they were played on huge and boxy record players that would now be considered a monstrous piece of furniture if it were located in the living room of any American home! Throughout many homes, family pastime was spent relaxing around the living room listening to the sounds of bands like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, or Eddie Fisher, Frank Sinatra, Patti Paige and perky Doris Day. In the era of the late 40's and 50's, record companies had marketed music to adults and the radio stations played sounds that would engage the entire family. Through the advancement of new technology, the 33 rpm record and the 45 rpm record was developed. Now, more music of a higher technical quality could be stored on records. The 33 rpm's became popular because more music could be stored on them than on 78 rpm records and they sounded much better. The 45's, also called singles, were smaller in size and contained one song on each side. Not only were 45's much cheaper to buy than the 78 rpm's and the 33 rpm's, but they could be played on a small record player! Now the teen had an outlet to privacy with the smaller size record player that could be kept in their own rooms. These changes would be instrumental in ushering in two markets for music, the adults, who bought mostly 33 rpm records, and the other for young people, who bought mostly 45 rpm's. Round about this time, the "transistor radio" was invented and became wildly popular. Radios became much smaller, less expensive, and like the smaller Page 26

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Rosemary oil is great for circulation... So be sure to massage this healing oil into your legs before exercise... Or if you have a long day.

Radio stations had begun programming their sounds to fit the added demographics of the newer teen audience which had, until the 1950's been a pretty homogenous audience. It was about time, because teens were ready for the rocking sounds of their own generation.

You will really notice the difference. This tip brought to you by Victoria of Feminine Living.

Oh, the sounds of the 1950's Rock and Roll.... bring it again, Willie Mae Thornton, Big Joe Turner, Bill Haley and His Comets, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins and the list 'rocks' on. By Victoria Silva I always know... not by any calendar mind you... when the Spring cycle is awakening from the dormancy of the Winter season the renewing energy of the Spring. All I have to do is look at my Meyer Lemon tree... that lives on my back patio... and if tiny little buds of green leaves are sprouting... I can officially know Spring is now nurturing new life upon the land... and in my heart and feminine spirit.

By Victoria Silva Nurture your legs and feet this summer... By soaking your feet in warm water...with a few drops of Rosemary oil... When your feet are tired or feeling stressed from too much gardening or walking.

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There are other signs of course from nature... that signal ... to me...this season's time of rebirth and new beginnings... but my Meyer Lemon tree... holds another message and teaching of the Spring cycle... the message of hope... and faith...and life itself. You see... this Meyer Lemon tree by all accounts should of died... quite some time ago. This little gem of a tree has survived a hurricane...lack of bee's to pollinate it Page 27

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG one year (the year I had no lemons)... intense heat... lack of rainfall... hard freezes... and even snow... and yet she lives! I am amazed at this citrus trees strength and will to live... amidst sometimes the worst of conditions. It truly reminds me of my own life... as a human being...the ebb and flow... the ups and downs...the endings and new beginnings. Throughout all my personal storms...I know within my own core... if I have hope and faith...any situation I am faced with... big or small... will indeed work out... for my good... and is often the case... more than I had even hoped for.

I wish you hope this wonderful season... of renewal and rebirth... no matter what odds you might be facing... or changes you are going through. Or what is going on in the world. There is purpose and growth in everything. Never give up... live from your heart... and believe you can do anything. And always have hope. May you bloom in hope, Victoria Feminine Living

I of course... have done my part as a gardener... to keep this beautiful Meyer Lemon tree alive over the years. I give it organic fertilizer... put mulch around its tender roots... water it... even talk to it on a regular basis. And hope... that this tree will thrive. This tree has given me another life lesson... I can tend to... cultivate... nurture... commitment to... take the necessary action steps... to make my life work... and reach for my dreams... but... I must also make room for LIFE to happen... because it will... no matter what I do or don't do. All I can do is hope... and have faith... and trust the process... that is so much bigger than myself. My Meyer Lemon tree is a symbol for me... of so many things... and like my tree... who has survived so many diverse and often harsh...acts of nature... and unexpected changes in its living conditions... it lives on... a beacon of light and hope... and possibilities of new life... for me... and for you too.

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By Victoria Silva Begin each morning with a simple prayer of gratitude for being alive... and give thanks for all the qualities... gifts... and talents that you have as a woman... and ask spirit how you can use them to make the world a better place. CELEBRATE YOUR FEMINITY Shop flea markets... antique and secondhand stores for perfume bottles...pretty bowls... flower vases... old jewelry pieces... and brush and comb sets. Then find a spot in your bedroom... dressing area or bathroom to place your pretty and feminine treasures... just for you... to see their beauty each day... and use them.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG You can place jewelry in the bowls... and add fresh flowers to your vases... or use the bowls to place soy or bee's wax candles in... to light when you are dressing or putting your makeup on. Your special...beautiful... and feminine space will make you feel like a Queen! FEMININE SACHETS



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I was looking through a catalog the other evening... and couldn't believe what I saw! SADDLE SHOES are now back in style... you know those wonderful white and black ones that laced up... like tennis shoes?

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OMG!!!... I had a pair of those shoes... just like the ones I saw the other night in that catalog... in grade school... how many years ago? Well... how many years ago that was... will be my Victoria's secret ! But I can tell you this... I loved those shoes... I mean I couldn't wait to put them on in the morning... with thin white socks... or the pair of white socks I had that had a small edge of lace at the top. I felt soooooo sassy in those shoes... soooo... I don't know... cool perhaps... preppy maybe... a future yuppy ( wait...

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG they didn't have that word then) !!! Maybe those shoes just made me feel grade school chic... after all... I was the first girl who got a pair... and the only one who wore them everyday... the whole school year!!! I can remember the sound they made on the sidewalk... as the heels hit the ground. But the favorite sound they made... at least to my ears... was the sound they made walking across the class room floor to sharpen my pencil... everyone would turn to look... to see who was making that grand and overly loud waltz to the front of the class... to sharpen their pencil. Okay... another one of my Victoria's secrets.... my pencil didn't always need to be sharpened ... it was those shoes... that made me do it! It was me... walking and a strutting in my white and black saddle shoes!!! Seriously... I have never been so smitten with an article of clothing ( are shoes even considered clothing) ?... in my whole life. Or the affect that they had on me... or other people! Unless of course... it was my pair of red flannel pajamas with the black Scottie dog print... that I finally had to throw away... because they had so many holes in them... I wore them so much. Or those lime green Italian sandals... that are to die for... that transport me to Hollywood... or Venice... or Rome... when I just look at them!!! Never... so smitten have I been... ever! And have I shared with you.... how clean I kept those shoes? No marks on those shoes... not a smudge of dirt anywhere! And I kept them in my closet... on the floor... away from all my other shoes... not that I wore any of my other shoes... once I had those saddle shoes!

believe me. I can hear their sound as I walk... just typing this to you!!! See what these saddle shoes do to me? And... at my age? I feel like I am robbing the cradle... for a pair of saddle shoes... no less. I can't help myself! My teenage daughter would never speak to me again... if I bought those saddle shoes and wore them in public! She would be appalled. So.... I have a plan... a secret plan... I will buy my white and black saddle shoes... next week... and keep them at the back of my closet... away from all my other shoes.... and when no one is home... I will wear my saddle shoes once again! And feel sassy once more... and maybe... even young again... as long as I don't look at myself in the mirror. And they will be my ultimate Victoria's secret!!! Forever! Shhhhh! Victoria Feminine Living shares more secrets! Time/Life Cover by Alfred Eisenstaedt Over the moon with a glimpse of Vintage Lifestyle? Join our Global Vintage Broadcasting Station, On-Line Magazine, Web pages, Reporters, and Contributors for an exclusive slip into vintage. Vintage Allies (VAV!) Variety Broadcasting is VAV!ulous. Stay tuned to late breaking news, reviews, interviews and words from the Colonial Era through to the 1960s.

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Cary Grant, the Ultimate Gentleman. "Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." ~Cary Grant One of the most charming men in Hollywood. Cary had an irresistible allure that made the women grow weak at the mere thought of him. While he may have been an expert at attracting the women, it was more difficult for him to stay with them. Read more about this dynamic superstar soon in Hollywood Decades with Vintage Allies (VAV!). Artwork Courtesy of Robert Falk of Paperpast

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG within seven months and the tour's name was changed back to the "PGA Tour" in March 1982. Editorial Note: That whole adventure must've teed everyone off, says Vintage Allies (VAV!) Starlight Reporter and Editor. The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

PGA TOUR The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The PGA Tour became a distinct entity in 1968, branching off from the PGA of America, primarily an association of club professionals. The tournament players formed their own unique organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). It is reported that later in 1968, the players would eliminate the APG and operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division," an independent division under the supervision of a 10-member Tournament Policy Board. The name, APG would change to the "PGA Tour" in 1975. In 1981, the PGA Tour experienced a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. Beginning in late August 1981, it became the TPA Tour, for the "Tournament Players Association. Further reported, the disputed issues were resolved Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

In 2011, the three Tours collectively have tournaments in 29 states and in 12 countries and territories outside of the United States. PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 600 million households in 225 countries and territories in 30 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2010, tournaments on the three Tours generated $120 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's alltime total of charitable contributions to more than $1.6 billion. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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By Dragstrip Scooter Girl Classic Ford Car lovers everywhere will offer testimony to the honest fact: The Ford Mustang is a vehicle that can hold its own, both on the road and on the track!

If you own one of the muscle car beauties, hold on to them with both hands firmly grasping the wheels. Today, a 1964 Mustang can cost a range of prices from, a few hundred dollars for a rusted bolt bucket to nearly $20,000 and onward for one in rather good condition. All Legend, Mustang



Where did this legend and love affair begin for the "Pony"? The first Ford Mustang, a Wimbledon White Mustang convertible, rolled off the Dearborn, MI assembly line on March 9, 1964. A month later, the excitement was palpable when the Mustang was officially revealed to enthusiastic onlookers in Flushing Meadows, New York World's Fair on April 17th, 1964. It was known as the most successful launch in automotive history. According to Ford, 22,000 orders were taken the day of debut. This snappy car, often times referred to as the 1964 1/2 model, debuted five months earlier than the standard model year, and was called a 1965 model. Sporting only two doors, the original Sports Mustang came in convertible, hardtop and fastback styles. It supported engines from the Thriftpower 2.8L to the 7.0L Boss. It had adjustable seats and an AM radio standard. Since then, the car has been iconic to automobile enthusiasts! The sound of the engine and the sleek beauty makes them an irresistible force to be reckoned with. It's reported that Lee Iacocca, then General Manager of Ford, became famous in some circles alone, simply for the fact he was 'the man' who championed Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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By Mr. Cathode Howdy, Pard'ner, and welcome to my TV Corner of Vintage Allies Varieties Broadcasting. Tie up your stick-pony, watch where you put them spurs and set a spell. Last time you rode into town we jawboned about Vaudeo, the first major phase in television's growth and evolution. Vaudeo started in 1948, but was pretty much out of steam by the mid-1950's. Viewers wanted more than crazy antics and stale Borscht Belt jokes. On September 10th, 1955, something amazing happened. Screen legend John Wayne made a rare appearance on the small tube. His purpose was to introduce a new kind of program. That was the night the adult-oriented western made its debut. Westerns weren't new to TV. "The Lone Ranger", "Hop-Along Cassidy", "Roy Rogers" and Lash LaRue had been chasing bad guys for a while. For the most part these were simple, straight-forward, good-

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG versus-bad oaters with simple morals, shallow characters with little more purpose than to have fistfights and horse chases. John Wayne introduced a new kind of western called "Gunsmoke". It examined adult themes, adult relationships and personal challenges. Though it was slow to capture an audience, by its second season "Gunsmoke" was the 8th most watched show in America. TV had moved into the era of "The Adult Western".

that what you will observe is a vast wasteland." Although it took a while for their popularity to take hold, by the beginning of the 1957-58 season there were twenty adult westerns over three networks. A year later, there were an astonishing thirty-one prime-time westerns to choose from! Read more:

TV executives, not ones to miss an opportunity to ride a gravy-train, rushed more westerns into development. It was at this point that the face of TV changed forever. Prior to westerns, most TV shows were live comedies or dramas from NY. But because westerns needed the wide-openspaces, production moved west. And, since they had to be filmed, Hollywood production companies got involved with TV for the first time. Prior to this, Hollywood looked at TV as its mortal enemy. No longer was it necessary to work around the limitations of live TV. With the Hollywood Studios' vast resources and experience, it was possible to have multiple series in production. Now Hollywood and TV can work together. This meant that the live drama was gone. Many said this move gave TV a standard, homogenous texture. It caused Fred Allen to comment "Television is a medium because it's rare when it's well-done." Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow said, "When television is good ...nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television ... I can assure you

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By Mr. Cathode Welcome to the TV Corner of Vintage Allies Broadcasting. Pull up a sofa cushion, help yourself to some Jiffy Pop, and let's talk TV. Before we begin, here's a brief history lesson. Earth scientists divide the history of the planet into eons: Hadean Eon, Archean Eon, Proterozoic Eon and, as we all know, the Phanerozoic Eon.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Each of these eons has divisions and subdivisions. Don't ask me what those mean, I have enough troubles of my own. According to those more learned than I, the world has changed throughout its history. Television has changed throughout its history as well, both technically and content-wise. If the last two years are any indication, television will continue to change. For example, in June of 2009, analog TV was put out to pasture. Now a new technology, 3D-TV, is trying to enter the viewing market.

understood the frailty and fickleness of the public, NBC signed a contract with Berle granting him $200,000 a year for 30 years, providing he appear on NBC exclusively.

These divisions are the result of changes in viewer tastes, and behind the scene advances in the way TV is brought to the airwaves. The first TV division is referred to as the Vaudeo, the melding of Vaudeville and Video. Before Vaudeo, TV shows weren't much more than wrestling, roller-derby, travelogues, creaky old movies and a few scattered popular shows. The face of TV changed in September, 1948, when NBC's "Texaco Star Theater" debuted. The Vaudeo movement was born when Milton Berle hit the airwaves. Milton's show was everything the TV medium needed. It was frantic, corny, active and funny. Viewers became the greatest promoter of the show. People bought sets to see what the excitement was about. Berle knew that if someone was going to spend $450 on a small, fuzzy TV screen, there had better be motion for them to watch. Uncle Miltie gave viewers crazy costumes, elaborate site-gags, top-rated guests and loud, seltzer-water-in-the-face slapstick. Berle became television's first super-star, with the highest ratings ever attained for a program at that time. Because no one Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Once Berle entered, the flood gates opened. Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Olsen and Johnson, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, Groucho Marx and Abbott and Costello, all Vaudeville headliners, found their way to the small screen. They provided an exciting energy to the new medium. Comedians like Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Ernie Kovacs, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca also brought their own brand of fast-paced entertainment. Newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan crammed clowns, dancers, comedians, acrobats, jugglers, high-wire performers, opera singers, play excerpts and more into his "Toast of the Town" variety show. Reality Shows of the day thrilled audiences. Programs such as "You Asked for It", or "I'd Like to See", showed actual footage of disasters or historic events, as requested by the viewing audience. Page 36

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG It would be wrong to suggest that every program was wild and silly. Arthur Godfrey, almost forgotten today, was a powerful force on early TV. He was lowkey and folksy, with an array of easygoing regulars who sang wholesome songs in a gentle demeanor. Homey, family values were brought to you by the fine folks at "Ozzie and Harriet", "Father Knows Best" and the "Stu Erwin Show". Dramatic anthologies made an impact on TV. Many of the TV performers, directors and writers used shows like "Playhouse 90" and "Studio One" to hone their skills. "Twelve Angry Men", "No Time for Sergeants" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight" were on the Boob-Tube before they were motion pictures. Actors such as James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Lemmon, Robert Redford, Charlton Heston and Yul Brenner appeared on these live shows. Yul Brenner, in fact, was a director of a children's puppet show before becoming an actor. Directors, including George Roy Hill, Sidney Lumet, John Frankenheimer and Richard Donner were cutting their teeth on the small, flickering screen before moving to the giant, silver one. Not everything about TV's Golden Age was golden. Just like today, there were some shows that baffled the audience. In "Photographic Horizons", models would come out and pose so home photographers could snap their picture from the TV screen. There's no surprise that the show aired less than two months!

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But let's get back to Uncle Miltie. When he first went on the air in 1948 less than 2% of the homes in the U.S. had televisions. When he left the air in 1956, over 70% of the homes had TV. Although he wasn't the only force in early TV, his was the show that proved that TV was more than a passing fad. So entrenched in television history, he was referred to as "Mr. Tuesday Night" long after his program left the airwaves. What was the next phase of early TV? I'll give you a hint. Saddle up your horse, load your six-gun and meet me here next time. Until then, Friends, adjust your vertical hold and keep your dial tuned to the VAV Broadcasting!

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG are many male actors that wear makeup on screen and off. Johnny Depp wore so much eye liner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but somehow it just made him look sexier, it smudged eyeliner at that! What about the regular everyday guy who wants more information about how to wear makeup? Here are a few tips that you might find helpful.

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Visit a high end department store like Macy's that carry high end products such as Lanc么me, Clarins, Clinique for example. Wander around till you see a brand that interested you the most. See if they have makeup artists that offer appointments. Because you see your best helper will be a makeup artist for any brand that you are curious about. There are many that are very good at what they do and will not laugh at you or think that you are silly for being interested in the field of makeup. Many brands offer samples so if there is something you might be interested in ask if they have samples of it.

Makeup has long stopped being just for women. Yet it seems like so many act as if they (a guy) wouldn't be caught dead wearing makeup. What if you are that one guy who wants to learn more about makeup, what to wear, how to wear it, what would work best for what you are looking for? In fact did you know that the number one best seller for men in the field of makeup is under eye concealer? Women are not the only ones who get bags under their eyes, dark circles or fine lines.

When you find a makeup artist that you think would be most helpful, make an appt. and understand that you will be taking up about a hour of their time so be willing to buy at least two items that they use on your face. Ask questions. Lots of questions! How to apply, what to apply where, how much and how to remove it at the end of the day for example. Have her show you how to blend because that is the one of the most important things you need to know especially if you are working with concealer.

What about guys are who might be wearing makeup already?

A little information about concealers and why they are the number one seller for men:

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG There are many concealers now that are formulated just for men to COVER-UP or diminish skin blemishes, skin imperfections, dark circles under the eyes or around the eye area, small scars and sometimes depending on the product they can even conceal a small tattoo. If this something that you want to do then ask which is the best one for you. Do realize that most concealers are lighter than the rest of your skin so you might also look into a tinted moisturizer as well.

Copyright 2011 Kim Snyder creator of Overall Beauty Minerals, self-taught makeup artist, avid beauty blogger, proud owner of Overall

If you got fine lines around your eyes and you just don't want to see them, ask about a good eye cream. Don't be afraid to ask questions that is why a brand will have a makeup artist trained to apply their products. If you are willing to sit in her/his chair and have someone apply makeup and show you step by step what would make you look younger, correct your little skin imperfections, and still look like you are not wearing any makeup at all? Then you are ready to wear makeup. Also you do not have to wear all the makeup you would see a women wear, eyeliner, mascara, brows, blush, foundation unless that is something you want to do. Nowhere does it say that wearing makeup will make you less than a man either so forget that noise! A lot of times a good skincare system for men goes hand in hand with makeup for men as well. **These are just a few guidelines on tips for men who might be interested in learning more about wearing makeup. I hope it was helpful. I have to thank a male customer for his tips he gave me to use within this article. Thanks and you know who you are!! Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Billboard released the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards today at a press conference in Las Vegas. The winners will be announced at the Billboard Music Awards show airing live on ABC on Sunday, May 22nd at 5:00 PM Pacific. The awards show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in partnership with Chevrolet, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). This is the first year that ABC will broadcast the event. Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top 100 Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Social Artist and Top Streaming Artist. Her collaboration with Eminem places "Love the Way You Lie" as a contender in six song categories. Eminem is a finalist in 16 award categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Page 39

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist Top Digital Media Artist and Top Rap Artist. Lady Gaga follows with 12 categories including three albums all competing for the award of Top Dance/Electronic Album: "The Fame," "The Fame Monster" and "The Remix." "The Fame" is also a finalist for Top Pop Album. Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber are fan favorites, each earning 11 categories and competing for Top New Artist and Top Male Artist. Other Top New Artist contenders are Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Taio Cruz, whose song "Dynamite" is up for five awards including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Pop Song. The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music— finalists and winners are determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on during the eligibility period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The forty-six award categories are based on measures provided by our data partners including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore. Today, Billboard launches a microsite for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at Music fans can also follow news about the show and related events on Twitter at or Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Facebook at To request media credentials please fill out the form available at and email to To download images and video from today's press conference visit The 2011 Billboard Music Awards is coexecuted produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media, which owns Billboard, and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions. Readmore: vents/finalists-for-2011-billboard-musicawards.html

Director, Sidney Lumet died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the age of 86. Lumet was born into the jazz age of 1924's Philadelphia, PA. His actor father would soon move the family to New York where Lumet grew up as a child of the Yiddish theater. Sidney made his Broadway debut Page 40

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG while still a child. After serving WWII, he began the early 50s in a career directing live TV dramas, which were essentially theater plays, for CBS and NBC during television’s golden age. Lumet would end directing about 10 years later, when TV production moved to the West Coast and began taping rather than live. Next, Lumet would soon interject his grandeur and magic into directing his theatrical films. His first win was his 1957 big-screen adaptation of Reginald Rose's film version of "12 Angry Men". He earned both himself and Henry Fonda Oscar nominations. Lumet established himself as a director of remarkable talents and a political filmmaker, as well, who could be consumed in the social injustices and inequalities of exploitation and oppression of the 'powerful'. These underlying themes could be found embedded into the fiber of his films and the characters.

were the movies, "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Serpico" in all their dramatic glory and substance. These movies were tough, touching and what life is, every once in awhile, all about. Lumet will be remembered, by some, for films that jagged the human consciousness. His films, at times, revealed gritty relationships between individuals and society. They were psychologically sophisticated, conjuring up the interplay between institutions and the communities. In many ways, Lumet's film's attributes, all intermingled with a touch of wry satire, left far more than a tepid impression on the viewing audience and America.

His films had earned his lead stars Oscar nominations; Katherine Hepburn in his adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s classic "Long Day’s Journey Into Night"; Rod Steiger in "The Pawnbroker"; and Paul Newman "The Verdict". Not to be forgotten, was the "The Fugitive Kind," Lumet's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending", with Marlon Brando that was, at times, touching. Though he earned four nominations for best director, Lumet himself never won an Oscar. However, in 2005, he was given an honorary Oscar. Other stars who were awarded Oscars in Lumet's triumphant 1976 " Network" were Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, and Beatrice Straight. Peter Finch’s character , Howard and his signature line will not soon be forgotten: ―I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.‖ Even more unforgettable, Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

By Mr. Cathode Hello, all you out there in TV land … I’m so happy you stopped by. I’m Mr. Cathode. Welcome to my TV Corner. Page 41

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Did you ever hear things like this as a kid? – ―Don’t sit there, you’re fuzzing the picture.‖ Or, how about this? ―While you’re up, change the station to channel 7.‖ Can you remember when televisions were ornate pieces of furniture with finished wood panels, or designed to be sleek additions to a modern home? Remember when TV wasn’t an amalgam of black plastic and silicon? Remember when you had to adjust the ―fine tuner‖ and ―rabbitear‖ antenna? Remember when TV remotes were an expensive option? Remember when TV was FREE?

aired over two networks, NBC and the fledgling Dumont. In 1948 there were over 100 more shows, spread over these and two more networks, ABC and CBS. Most of these shows weren’t anything more than experimental shows, with varying lengths, with local talent, although Meet the Press and Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts made their debut in 1948. The networks themselves were limited to Northeast cities. Air times and showlength were vague, and shows were plagued with technical glitches. Dedication from the networks was also vague. For example, in 1948, CBS Radio had hundreds of engineers on staff, but only twenty for its TV division. How did Television satisfy its demand for programming? By raiding its radio talent. Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lone Ranger, Amos and Andy, Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Bob Hope, and hundreds of other radio shows went to TV. Audiences, however, demanded something different. Next time we’ll take a look at the show that proved TV was viable… But it wasn’t Milton Berle.

Okay .. there might be some who don’t remember those things. But it was like that once… there really was a time when there were only three major TV networks, shows were often fuzzy and snowy (!) , and you had to actually walk up to the set to manually change stations or adjust the volume.

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TV was being worked on long before the 1950’s, but most of the experimentation was scrapped during WWII, and it wasn’t picked up again until after much of the world recovered economically. But when TV hit, it hit big. By 1947 TV trickled on the air with about 20 weekly programs that Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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This may be the most challenging article I will write. The task before me is this; tell people, who have had no introduction to Old Time Radio (OTR), about one of the most astonishing, impressive, marvelous comedies of any media. How do you describe the flavor of a hot fudge sundae to someone who’s never tasted ice cream? Let’s try this: Vic and Sade is a 15 minute program about the Gook Family; Victor, chief accountant at the Consolidated Kitchenware Co, Plant 14, his wife Sarah (nicknamed Sade), their adopted son Rush, and Sade’s Uncle Fletcher. It ran from 1932 to 1944. Hmmm … Informative, maybe, doesn’t convey much of the flavor.


Let’s compare it to something we can all relate to: . ―… Nothing. The show is about nothing.‖ That was Seinfeld’s George Costanza’s description of a TV show he was promoting to NBC TV executives. He may have been channeling the spirit of Vic and Sade that went on air 60 years earlier. Vic and Sade was about the small things that happen every day, presented with a casual, laid-back humor. Well, that’s a little closer. Maybe if we add some validation.

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Humorist Jean Shepherd credited Vic and Sade as an influence on his comedy and claimed that it reflected true Americana. James Thurber, Fred Allen, Goodman Ace and Ray Bradbury were ardent, vocal fans. A New York judge adjourned his courtroom everyday at the same time so he could listen to Vic and Sade. There have been numerous tributes to the show, long after it left the air. Google search reveal thousands of websites dedicated to Vic and Sade. The scripter, Page 43

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family, sharing it’s day.. an oddball, silly, gentle day.

Okay. It was a good show. Some highbrows like it. But what made it so great, you ask? I anticipated that question. Stick with me for a moment.

If you have the slightest interest in OTR, you are probably way ahead of me as to the wonderful contribution made by Vic and Sade. But if you’re new to exploring the vast realm of OTR, then I urge you to give Vic and Sade a listen. There are about 320 shows available, and there are many places to get them on-line. Some are free for the download or available for a nominal fee.

The voice actors who portrayed Vic, Sade, Rush and Uncle Fletcher were top rate. But where the program shined was in the scripts themselves. So far, so good .. now hang on … The program followed the antics of scores of characters including; Fred and Ruthie Stembottom, Miss Brighton, Miss Trogel, Mrs. Appelrot., Mr. Ruebush , Miss Hammersweet, Gus Fuss ,Mr. Buller , Lolita DiRienzi, Hunky J. Sponger, ,Y.Y. Flirch, J.J.J.J. Stunbolt, Harry Fie, I. Edson Box, Homer U. McDancy, H.K. Fleeber, Robert and Slobert Hink, O.X. Bellyman of Detroit and Pom-Pom Cordova.

There’s a ton of interesting info about this show, and we’ll revisit it soon. But I’ve been wanting to ask you something? Are you familiar with the reality show COPS? (Bad Boys, Bad Boys…what’cha gonna do?) -- can that show work on radio?? Let’s find out .. until then, keep your dial tuned to the VAV! Network.

We also learned of Smelly Clark, Bluetooth Johnson, Rooster and Rotten Davis, Leland Richards, Vernon Peggles, Milton Welch, LeRoy Snow, Heinie Call, Willis Roreback and Russell Duncan, Nicer Scott,. Mildred Tisdel, Eunice Raypole and Anabel Hemstreet. We can’t forget Miss Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Donahue, Charlie Razorscum, Ike Kneesuffer , Mrs. Call, Mrs. Fisher and Grandpa Snyder, Hank Gustop, Stacey Yop, Alf Musherton, Pelter Unbleat, B.B. Baugh. Mr. Gumpox the garbage man, the Brick-mush man and Rishigan Fishigan from Sishigan, Michigan. Still with me? These characters never said a single word. For over 3,000 episodes, these characters came to life through the sparkling, scintillating and precise dialogue exchange of Vic, Sade, Rush and Fletcher. . It was a Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

By the Old Time Radio Conductor Vintage Allies (VAV!) introduces the Old Time Radio Conductor! Join along as the Conductor leads us headlong on vast forays into the world of Old Time Radio... In the spirit of complete disclosure, I must make the up-front admission that I am Page 44

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG neither a historian, nor have I had any training in journalism. In fact, my English is so rough that most of my teachers labored under the assumption that English is my second, or possibly third, language. Evidence to the contrary, I was born and bred right here in the good ol' USA. Having said that, I put the reader on alert that I will likely violate all generally accepted rules of the language, including; comma usage, ending sentences in prepositions, splitting infinitives, confusing to, two and too, and dangling participles like ornaments on a Christmas Tree. So, just what on God's green earth qualifies me to write about Old Time Radio (OTR)? Well, my dear friend, it's passion. I love Old Time Radio shows.

More than anything before it, radio was uniting the world. Let me dispel any ideas you may have that radio was an instant success. It took several years before any financier saw the economic viability of radio. And since its inception to the present, real-life radio has seen murder attempts, corporate espionage, suicides, back stabbing, double-dealing and more. Add car chases and explosions and you have the making of a summer blockbuster. But my purpose here is to share my affection for the programs themselves. When we next meet I'd like to introduce you to the heralded "show about nothing" ... till then, keep your dial tuned to VAV.

Now, to the uninitiated, when Old Time Radio is mentioned, if their eyes don't glaze over completely, they tend to think of Amos and Andy, or Fibber McGee and Molly. Possibly they'll bring up the Jack Benny Program. And actually, those are excellent comedy programs. But they aren't truly representative of the vast variety that OTR had to offer. Radio offered dramas, musicals, adventure, science fiction, instruction, game shows, classic plays, detective and children shows along with its daily dose of soap opera and comedy programs. Nor do these examples demonstrate the impact that radio had. The 1930's were an extraordinary time. While the economic depression and the dust bowl had a horrific impact on the morale of America, the US was being made smaller by the airplane and the automobile. Sound had come to movies. And, for the first time in history, large populations were being entertained, at the same time, for free. Radio was coming into its own, finding its own voice. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Thursday, March 24, 2011, that it would eliminate 7,500 jobs and close seven Page 45

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG district offices and 2,000 post offices over the next 12 months. The Postal Service continues to handle less mail, bears greater staff costs and also faces competition from FedEx and United Parcel Service. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement, "It's critical that we adjust our work force to match America's changing communications trends as mail volumes continue to decline,"

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Future steps recommended to The United States Postal Service by The Government Accountability Office are alternative delivery methods, to include digital mail or providing an alternate for customers to pick up parcels from machines 24 hours a day.

It's reported that in November, the Postal Service reported losses of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year 2010, and continued the fourth consecutive year of losses. A spokeswoman for the Postal Service, said, "We know that we cannot look the same 10 years from now. The mail volume isn't there. We have to adjust to keep up with the mail and customer needs." As of the end of January, the Postal Service employed 583,000 people. The first series of reductions are predicted to be completed by May 31, 2011. The Postal Service, it's reported, said it would be offering voluntary early retirement of $20,000 paid over two years to employees 50 years old with 20 years of service, or any age with 25 years of service. The reductions are planned to be completed by March 2012. The agency said the job cuts and office closings would save about $750 million per year. Some history on the The United States Postal Service: In 1775, the United States began organized mail delivery under the guidance of the Second Continental Congress and Benjamin Franklin. During 1792, the Post Office Department was created. In 1971, almost 200 years since beginning, it was reorganized as The U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service is an

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As is the case nearly every year, a concern to consider across areas of the nation is flooding with melting snow and spring rains. If you've ever suffered a flood, it may seem the damage is beyond hope. In reality, oftentimes, many belongings can likely be repaired and/or restored. Utilizing the correct process, clean up and drying out may occur much sooner than you'd have believed possible. Always, remember that any situation needs to be approached with trepidation. If the flooding has ceased, it doesn't necessarily mean the dangers have gone entirely away. Consider that, if the flooding was serious enough, your home may have developed a weakened foundation, a shorted electrical system, or materials that remain after a flood and which may actually make you ill. If the latter is the case, err on the side of caution Page 46

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG and dispose of items such as this and replace rather than risk illness. The simple truth may also be that the flooding was such an extent that you'll need to ask for further assistance. Interact with professionals who already have a great deal of clean up and repair experience.

Once these steps are followed, the next step is the flood proofing. Consult a professional as necessary or prudent. Be one step ahead of the game for the future. Purchase flood insurance, a flood response plan and join in on programs to include community flood protections. Picture: Moorefield 1989 flood

Remember, it's a good rule of thumb that your home will eventually become flooded again if it has done so in the past. Why not take the repair time to also flood proof your home? These actions will save you time, anguish and money later down the road: Develop an organized plan to determine which items should be repaired and which should be disposed of. Next, determine where to go from here. Take efforts, through the help of a professional if need be, drying your home out, thereby, reducing the health hazards from mud, silt, contaminants, mold and mildew. Consider the numerous options of financial assistance. From volunteer agencies, insurances, government to business disaster programs~you may find the finances, tools and resources that you need to get through the recovery process. Begin restoring any utilities that may have been damaged, again via a qualified professional. You'll need electricity restored, water, heat, and sewage disposal in workable condition to continue the task of clean-up. The majority of the clean-up will be restoration to the walls, floors and other areas of the home damaged by flood waters. Consider that everything will need to be washed, according to the material types you're addressing and disinfected as thoroughly as possible. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

GETTYSBURG, Pa., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War, a public opinion poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research reveals that Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly oppose plans for a casino 1/2 mile from the historic Gettysburg Battlefield. According to the poll, fully two-thirds of Pennsylvania voters actively oppose the idea of a casino at Gettysburg and nearly 60 percent favor pending legislation that would block future attempts at similar proposals. Further, 57 percent state that, if approved, such a Gettysburg casino would be an Page 47

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG embarrassment to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The poll illustrates that resistance to a Gettysburg casino is strong in all regions of the state, although most pronounced in Central and Western Pennsylvania, where nearly 74 percent of all voters expressed opposition. Statewide, just 17 percent of Pennsylvanians indicated they support the idea. Contrary to the claims of casino proponents, a separate, specific sampling of Adams County voters illustrates that the community is deeply divided on the issue, with 45 percent opposing the casino and only 41 percent supporting it. Opposition, however, is based on proximity to the battlefield rather than hostility toward gaming; were the chosen location further from the battlefield and national park, stated opposition falls to 35 percent of county voters. Investors with Mason-Dixon Gaming, a company unrelated to the nationally recognized polling firm, are seeking a license on April 14, 2011 from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to operate a Category 3 resort casino. If approved, their project would bring hundreds of slot machines and table games just 1/2 mile from the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park. Since it was announced last year, the proposal has drawn immense opposition. Tens of thousands of Americans signed petitions against the project and nearly 300 prominent historians wrote to the gaming board, urging its rejection, as did the national leadership of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the American Legion.

introduced House Bill 1179, which would amend the state's Gaming Act to create a 10-mile buffer around Gettysburg national Military Park. Upon introduction, the legislation had gathered 23 bipartisan cosponsors from districts across the state. According to the poll, 59 percent of Pennsylvanians and 64 percent of central Pennsylvania voters expressed support for the bill. The independent poll was commissioned by the Civil War Trust, an historic land preservation group, which also opposed a similar, unsuccessful proposal to bring gambling to Gettysburg in 2006. MasonDixon Polling and Research, well known as one of the most credible and accurate independent polling firms in the nation, conducted the poll from April 4–6, 2011. For the statewide sampling, a total of 625 registered voters were interviewed by telephone, with an additional sample of 400 registered voters in Adams County. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points on statewide questions and +/- 5 percentage points for Adams County. The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. To date, the Trust has preserved more than 30,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states, including 800 acres at Gettysburg. Learn more at SOURCE Civil War TrustWeb Site:

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Heartaches Begin" as a present for his mother. Little did anyone suspect Elvis Presley was on his way to becoming the King. The pop and country music, gospel music and the black rhythm and blues of the era, were Elvis' musical influences. Elvis began his singing career in 1954 with the well known Sun Records label in Memphis which sold his contract for $40,000 -- then a record -- to RCA in 1955. His first record for RCA was "Heartbreak Hotel," which early in 1956 made him a worldwide star whose voice shot like a canon out of every speaker and radio with a style that was surpassed by none other. Elvis revolutionized a whole new generation of popular culture and music and was and still is a hero to generations of rock n roll fans. No American performer had so broad an impact on culture around the world. Earthy, beyond talented, handsome, sensual, carefree, charismatic, humble, kind and good humor were the essence of Elvis Aaron Presley! He was a young, hip-thrusting, grinding, undulating, gyrating, cocky, smooth, tough, black-leather jacket clad white boy singing music that was black. His humble origins began January 8, 1935 in a white washed two-room shotgun house in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley. Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered 35 minutes before him, stillborn. An only child, his feelings of devotion for his mother, who died at age 46 of a heart attack, were known to be especially strong throughout his life. His parents bought him his first guitar at age 11. By age 18, Elvis walked into a Memphis studio and paid $4 to record "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Presley's early songs captured the rising rebellion of young people beginning to break from the Cold War depression of the Eisenhower era. He sang such songs as "Have you heard the news~There's good rockin' tonight", "You can do what you want~but lay off my blue suede shoes", "Everybody in the whole cell block~Dancin' to the jail house rock", "Don't be cruel! To a heart that's true" and "Baby, let's play house." He made history with his television appearances and specials, and starred in an astounding 33 films and sold over one billion records. His concerts were, often record and heart throb rush sell outs for anyone attending. He earned the gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards throughout his career. We're not done yet, because he was not a 'hound dog' when it came to wins. Elvis won 14 Grammy nominations with three wins from the Page 50

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award awarded at age 36, and was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Though he would be a millionaire a million times over and lived the high life, he served his country honorably and willingly with disregard to his celebrity status!

music. His voice was a total miracle in the music business."

So kind hearted, Elvis was known for handing out gifts, from jewels to Cadillacs, to friends and sometimes even casual acquaintances. On May 1, 1967, Presley had married Priscilla Beaulieu, the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel. On Feb. 1, 1968, a daughter, Lisa Marie, was born to the couple. The marriage ended, after lengthy and expensive divorce proceedings, in October 1973. After the divorce, Priscilla Presley, who the singer had begun dating while in the Army, was given custody of the child. Presley had never married again, but at the time of his death, it was reported that he was about to marry 20-year-old Ginger Alden. On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis Tennessee home at the age of 42. Reaction among fans, performers and music industry executives was hugely emotional. Hundreds of weeping fans gathered outside Baptist Memorial and Graceland Mansion on the night of his death. "This was the end of rock 'n' roll," "The King was dead," said former Beatle John Lennon. "But rock 'n' roll will never die. Long live the King." "His music was the only thing exclusively ours," said Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. "His wasn't my mom and dad's Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

By the Old Time Radio Conductor Hello, all you listeners out in Radio-land! I'm sure you're familiar with that show COPS, where a camera crew would tag along with a local police force and followed officers as they made their rounds. COPS premiered way back in 1989 and showed it all; dead bodies pulled from rivers, drug dealers slammed against car hoods, hookers peddling their wares, victims telling their story, and criminals lying about theirs. A show like this is visual, right? It couldn't exist on the radio? Well, it did. The show was called Nightwatch. It followed real-life officer Sergeant Ron Perkins and police recorder Donn Reed as they would ride in a detective car on the night shift with officers from the Culver City, CA police department.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Like COPS, there were no scripts, no actors and no theme music. Each program was a distillation of a night's sound recording of the events exactly as they happened. Names, profanity and any identifying information were edited out. They couldn't illustrate car chases and shootouts so they stressed the human element. The show attempted to get into the mind of the criminal. Many times, just as in COPS, the culprit is too much liquor. Neighborhood fights, spousal abuse, infidelity, and child endangerment seem to involve intoxication as a leading contributor. But you also meet people who are just skewed differently; the man who tries to lure two women into an alley to kill them, the woman who leaves her child at a movie house until 2:am to have an affair, the man who breaks into an office complex so he can make a long distance phone call, or the guy who accuses patrons at the library to being drug addicts.

from an episode that originally aired on July 31, 1954. I edited this clip for brevity. This is gut-wrenching stuff. Regardless of your feelings on her culpability, the interview gives a deeper view of her than you could get just by reviewing the facts. Nightwatch ran on the CBS radio network between 1954-1955. Usually there were two or three events that were featured. Afterward, Police Chief W. N. Hildebrande would add a denouement to the evening's events. Nightwatch was on for only one year. Possibly TV's presence cut its life short, maybe people got over its novelty, or it could be that this was a time in history where the public wanted to be insulated from real people's troubles. Whatever the reason, there is human drama in these programs, and if that interests you, I would suggest that you find a copy of Nightwatch. They're available for free or at a nominal cost on the Internet. theaters December 2012.

The woman, who escapes from a mental institution, pleading to not be taken back, will break your heart. It's interesting to hear how the officer, usually Ron Perkins, talks with the people. It's possible to detect the1954-55 attitudes from his conversations. Marijuana users are considered threatening drug addicts and treated harshly. Yet, when confronting a wife beater, there is a resigned acceptance that that sort of activity goes on, and it's handled with a "Now, don't make me come back here tonight. You know you shouldn't do that." Below is a clip from the show. Here is a woman who has confessed to arson. She is being interviewed by Donn Reed after talking with the detectives. This came

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG caped hero, Superman, with x-ray vision whose only known weakness is Kryptonite...and Lois Lane. Will he conquer all evil and danger? Looks like Metropolis will be in the thick of things again!

The long awaited 'Superman: Man of Steel' is expected to vault, with a single bound, into theaters December 2012. Amy Adams, has signed on to play Clark Kent's love interest, Lois Lane. She will report to her post at the Daily Planet alongside 27 year old Henry Cavill, The Man of Steel. Lois Lane has gone through many changes since her first comic book appearance in 1938. This latest portrayal of Lane promises a modern woman in pace with the times. Amy, the 36 year old, three-time Oscar nominee, now enters the ranks of past Lois Lanes to include Margot Kidder, who starred opposite Christopher Reeve in the '70s and '80s film series, and Kate Bosworth, who played Clark's lover in the 2006 flick 'Superman Returns'. Superman is a seemingly untouchable and immortal, comic-strip character created in the late 1930s. He cleverly hides his powers beneath the one and only personae of Clark Kent. Clark is a mild-mannered newspaper reporter of the Daily Planet until a threat of danger is on the horizon. It's then that Clark transforms into the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

By Mr. Cathode Hello, all you boob-tube Welcome to my TV Corner.



Did you know that there is no single inventor of television? TV's history is a lot like the history of the computer. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people made contributions, both large and small, to the creation and advancement of TV. Page 53

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Most people today, if asked, credit The Milton Berle Show as the program that got people interested enough to commit to the purchase of a television. Some might attribute the 1947 World Series as a landmark. It took seven games for the New York Yankees to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, but the real draw was a rookie named Jackie Robinson. Nearly 4 million people watched those games on TV, 95% of them in bars and lounges! Prior to this, TV was limited to the rich hobbyist. There were a few shows being broadcast, but there was no way for the networks to gauge their popularity beyond sending questionnaires to known TV owners. But the networks anticipated an explosion of interest and did their homework to be prepared. And that homework was in the form of a television show called Hour Glass. Running for 10 months on NBC, starting in early May of 1946, Hour Glass was one of the pioneering programs of the fledgling TV industry. It was sponsored by Chase & Sanborn, who was willing to pour substantial money into the project.

Standard Brands, owners of Chase and Sanborn, from their standpoint, were making a huge commitment to the new medium. In 1946 there were only a few thousand televisions in use. But they were willing to put in over $200,000 (in 1946 money) into Hour Glass. Every conceivable programming idea was attempted and analyzed. Everything they tried was an experiment, including Borscht Belt comics, ball room dance instruction, travelogue films, chorus girl lines, dramatic readings and singers. Slowly, controls were put in place and the show started to take shape. Big entertainment names made appearances. Commercials were set at formal times. Camera work and pacing was refined. Helen Parrish was signed as permanent "femcee". Promoted by the sponsor, she became as popular as Vanna White is today, at least in the regions where the program was seen.

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It was clear that there was to be no financial return to Standard Brands for this kind of investment, and after 10 months it discontinued its support of the project. However, thanks to their commitment, TV was able to discover what viewers liked and what they would accept. Lessons learned by the networks included: Keep your commercials under a minute. Don't waste money on elaborate sets. Acquire top talent. Audiences like regular hosts to provide continuity from week to week. Pacing for television had to be more kinetic than radio or film. So, if you're every wondering why commercials are in minutes, or fractions thereof, or if you're curious as to how-onGod's-green-earth the producers picked that loud idiot to host your favorite show, well, now you know the story starts way back in 1946! Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG American comic book series was first published by Atlas Comics, and later by Marvel Comics. American comic book writer Stan Lee and his brother Larry Leiber, alongside Jack Kirby, created Thor based on the god of Norse mythology. With the start of the Silver Age of Comics, Marvel retitled The Mighty Thor in its trademarked cover logo as simply Thor. He has starred in several ongoing series and limited series, and has been a perennial member of the superhero team the Avengers. Thor, has also appeared in associated Marvel merchandise including animated television series, clothing, toys, trading cards and video games.

Born in a cave in Norway comes a Norse God of Thunder! A legendary warrior born! The Son of Asgard! He is the Mighty Thor! Scheduled to be released on May 6, 2011 in the United States, Thor is a fictional superhero film based on the comic book character of the same name. Chris Hemsworth plays the title character of Thor. It's reported that the 27-year-old Australian actor had to get into dead serious shape to play the hero. While watching this film, there's little doubt senses will be enhanced. Thor, a powerful but arrogant hammer wielding Superhero, sent down to Earth to learn humility, will serve and save mankind. A Norse god of Thunder, he can summon the elements of lightning; rain; wind; or snow.

When visiting the website for The Marvel Universe, you'll find it filled with incredulous characters! Watch in amazement or delightful horror as the earth roils beneath a never ending battle of mutants and aliens against super soldiers, thundering gods, and armor-clad supergeniuses, to name a few. At 6'6" inches and 660 pounds, Thor is one superhero Vintage Allies (VAV!) doesn't want to torque.

The character, Thor debuted in August of 1962 in 'Journey into Mystery'. This Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Guardsmen, and their families, as are all Americans. For generations, the United States of America has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and advocate for human freedom. Mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world’s many challenges. But when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. That is what happened in Libya over the course of these last six weeks.

The President’s Address to the Nation on Libya – March 28, Delivery—





Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to update the American people on the international effort that we have led in Libya – what we have done, what we plan to do, and why this matters to us. I want to begin by paying tribute to our men and women in uniform who, once again, have acted with courage, professionalism and patriotism. They have moved with incredible speed and strength. Because of them and our dedicated diplomats, a coalition has been forged and countless lives have been saved. Meanwhile, as we speak, our troops are supporting our ally Japan, leaving Iraq to its people, stopping the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and going after al Qaeda around the globe. As Commander-in-Chief, I am grateful to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Libya sits directly between Tunisia and Egypt – two nations that inspired the world when their people rose up to take control of their own destiny. For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant – Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world – including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents. Last month, Gaddafi’s grip of fear appeared to give way to the promise of freedom. In cities and towns across the country, Libyans took to the streets to claim their basic human rights. As one Libyan said, ―For the first time we finally have hope that our nightmare of 40 years will soon be over.‖ Read more on Vintage Allies (VAV!) e-united-states-and-libya.html

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Approximately half of the 85 living Medal of Honor recipients are expected to visit Gettysburg from September 18 to 22, 2013. During these times, there will be opportunities for residents to meet and interact with them in and around Gettysburg. The Medal of Honor, established by President Abraham Lincoln in December 1861, is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy that can be earned by a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. The recipients of this Medal must distinguish themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's guidelines. The medal was originally intended only for those serving in the Navy and Marine Corps, but within two months, it was expanded to include the Army and, in 1947, the Air Force. Since inception, The Medal of Honor been awarded to 3,454 recipients from among the 40 million to serve since the Civil War.

The country's most-decorated war heroes plan to gather in Gettysburg, PA in two years for the annual Medal of Honor Convention. Gettysburg has been selected as the location of the 2013 Convention. This has been called the signature event of those initiated to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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By Ms. Tattle Tales Years of legal battling between Warren Beatty and the Tribune Co. over ownership rights to the 1930s comic strip character, Dick Tracy, have been resolved in Beatty's favor. Beatty had bought the film and television rights to Dick Tracy, private detective, from the Tribune Co. in 1985. Beatty also directed and played the Tracy character in a 1990 film. Since, the rights to the character had become embroiled in a legal snafu between Beatty and the Tribune Co.. In filing for bankruptcy protection in 2008, the Tribune Co. had said that the rights to Dick Tracy were valued in millions of dollars worth to the company. Thursday, March 25, 2011, a summary judgment ruled that, by making a half-hour television special about the Dick Tracy character that had aired in 2009 on Turner Classic Movies, Beatty retained the rights to the character "on an exclusive basis."

Contributions by Charles Kinbote Duke Ellington, the "granddaddy" of jazz was an African-American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader and pianist who had led one of the most phenomenal jazz bands, wrote well over 1,000 compositions and went on to become one of the 20th century's greatest quintessential musicians. His was an astonishingly versatile career covering almost 60 years and he has seldom been equaled. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, the grandson of a former slave, was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington DC, where his father held down multiple jobs to support the family, to include working as a butler at the White House. Both of his

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG parents were talented pianists, who encouraged him to learn the art of piano as a child. During school, his friends nicknamed him Duke because of his naturally elegant manner and impeccable dress sense. That name suited Louis and would stay with him throughout his lifetime. June 1923 and a gig in Atlantic City, New Jersey, would lead Duke to the then Exclusive Club. Following this, Ellington would enjoy a four year run in a move to the Hollywood Club on 49th and Broadway. This was the gig that would give way to a solid artistic platform for Ellington. By the late 1920s, Ellington was developing the unique sounds his band was known for. The sound revolved around the distinctive instrumental voices of his musicians. Those featured were among the greatest players ever and included, the alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, the trombonist Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton and the trumpeter Cootie Williams. In 1927, Ellington and his group would perform as the house band at Harlem's Cotton Club. During the period of 1932 to 1942, they would truly know their 'golden age' topped off alongside a weekly radio broadcast. The Duke's band became a fullly fledged orchestra by the 1940s and soon won international acclaim. Touring England and Europe, they would also travel to India, Pakistan, the Far East and beyond. Duke won more than a dozen Grammy Awards, was bestowed with a 'special citation', posthumously, by The Pulitzer Prize jury, in recognition of his musical genius, and was awarded America's prestigious civilian honors: the Medal of Freedom, and the President's Gold Medal Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

among a slew of others. In 2009, the United States Mint launched a new coin featuring Duke Ellington, making him the first African-American to appear by himself on a circulating U.S. coin Today, Duke's compositions include "Mood Indigo", "In A Sentimental Mood", "In My Solitude", "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1932), "Sophisticated Lady" (1933), "Solitude" (1934), "In a Sentimental Mood" (1935), "Caravan" (1937), and "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" (1938). 1941's "Take the 'A' Train" with arranger, Billy Strayhorn, would became Ellington’s signature theme song. What else may be said? This highly talented, man and his music transformed jazz. Mr Ellington's enduring legacy leaves everyone with a wealth of remarkable music, which this phenomenal virtuoso himself regarded as the "American Sound" rather than simply jazz. In fact, he had such a profound influence on popular music that he was hailed as a genius even before his death on May 24, 1974 at the age of 75. The Duke left a bright and brilliant legacy that is likely to endure for the ages. How can anyone expect to be understood unless he presents his thoughts with complete honesty? This situation is unfair because it asks too much of the world. In effect, we say, "I don't dare show you what I am because I don't trust you for a minute but please love me anyway because I so need you to. And, of course, if you don't love me anyway, you're a dirty dog, just as I suspected, so I was right in the first place." Yet, every time God's children have thrown away fear in pursuit of honesty-trying to communicate themselves, understood or not, miracles have happened. - Duke Ellington Page 60

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It's important to mention, here, that the concept of Malls aren't new under the sun. They had their humble beginnings in the public marketplaces of the colonial and early national periods and were seen in Europe's mid-nineteenth-century. However, the malls of far away yesterday did not reflect the design of the new shopping mall sprawling into the postwar suburban American landscape. The newer malls were an exclusive breed of cutting edge convenience and technology. Though reports conflict, it is said that the earliest planned shopping districts in the United States were Lake Forest, Illinois, built in 1916 and the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, designed by J. C. Nichols in 1922. The 1930s heralded the Highland Park Village in Dallas, Texas and River Oaks Center in Houston, Texas. These malls were promoted as the wave of the future and would, one day, rise to that magnificence.

The shopping mall's convergence in America was a result of positive trends that affected the Post World War II public, retailing of goods and services. Demographics trended toward the concentration of more populated urban areas, while there was steady rise in per capita income. Middle class households were also expanding from the crowded inner cities to the more spacious suburbs. This expansion to suburbs also found American's full blown, ever growing and finely tuned consumer need for shopping. The answer to that need was the heart and soul of the shopping culture... the shopping mall. Shopping malls are best described as a cluster of retailing shops dotting the landscape and designed to accommodate anxious savvy shoppers within its core. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Time, the Depression and the onset of World War II delayed the full emergence and luxuries of the Shopping Mall though. By 1958, having come full speed head on and a decade after WWII, there were nearly three thousand malls. These malls, by overwhelming majority would later also became known as strip malls. Strip malls were simply a row of retail stores offering in front parking and often anchored by a major store. A major store could be considered a supermarket, or the 'five and dime'. Eventually larger department stores would transcend the journey of exclusivity to anchor these Strip Mall, as well. The Shopping Mall layout was eventually transformed by an innovative designer, Austrian born, Victor David Gruen. Gruen would become known as the nation's Page 61

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG premier designer of shopping centers. He would identify shopping centers as "crystallization points for suburbia's community life," not only for obvious functions but as the centralization of cultural and recreational activity. Because he invented the modern mall, The New Yorker, suggested that "Victor Gruen may well have been the most influential architect of the twentieth century." Gruen would design the first shopping center for a department store in Los Angeles, in 1947. He designed an innovative dual level, open air mall in Detroit for Dayton's of Minneapolis and Hudson's of Detroit. The Dayton-Hudson Company also financed Gruen to design the Southdale Mall in Minnesota. The mall would feature two department stores, flanking opposite ends of a bi level central court. This was the first enclosed mall in the United States, and over the following two decades would be duplicated by hundreds of new enclosed malls around the country.

On March 11, 2011, Japan was shaken by one of the greatest disasters of all time. Now, Japan is valiantly battling to restore hope for a shocked and vulnerable population. By giving to the American Red Cross, you will be helping hundreds of thousands crowded into evacuation centers struggling to rise against formidable obstacles. Those who are able to help, please go to the American Red Cross and donate to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. Your gifts to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts. Thank you. Vintage Allies

Soon, an entirely new generation of real estate developers began constructing everlarger shopping malls as society clamored for bigger, better and newer. With the ravages or blessings of time, signs of the changing market have become apparent~older malls are on the decline and discount retailers alongside the dawning of e-commerce are changing the face of mall shopping. Will the shopping malls, in all of their iconic majesty and reminiscent of a prosperous America, endure an uncertain future? Why not grab the car keys to the hot rod and fuel the American economy with a shopping trip to the malls?

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Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey were Musicians and Big Band leaders. Together, and separate, the Dorsey Brothers brought some of the most memorable music to the 1930s and 1940s. They consistently topped the charts with the best swing rhythms ever created. Tommy's smooth tones on the trombone earned him the description of "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing". Page 62

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Tommy was reported to be the most popular band leader of the swing era. His music career encompassed The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, co-led by both Tommy Dorsey and his brother Jimmy Dorsey, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, with Tommy as leader and The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers Orchestra led by both brothers. Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr, the second son of Theresa and Francis Dorsey Sr. was born Nov. 19, 1905 just outside a little coal mining town of 5,000 people known as Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. He was just twenty one months younger than his brother, Jimmy who was born Feb. 29, 1904. Both Tommy and Jimmy were tutored by their father, a coal miner, and the brothers became significantly talented musicians. When the brothers were age 12 and 13, the family moved briefly to Baltimore, Maryland where they formed a group called 'Dorsey's Novelty Six'. Here, they played on a Baltimore radio station, and became one of the first jazz groups to broadcast live. The 'Six' disbanded after leaving Baltimore but both brothers had only begun to shine. In the years that followed, the Dorsey brothers worked for Paul Whitman and also performed with many other bands and Orchestras. In the spring of 1934, the Dorsey brothers formed a band dubbed 'The Dorsey Brothers Band' and made their debut at the Sands Point Beach Club on Long Island, NY. The brothers had been fierce rivals and often suffered disagreements regarding style and tempo, which finally led to a break up in 1935. Their estrangement would last, on some reports, eighteen Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

years. During this time, Tommy would assume control of the remaining members of the Joe Haymes band re-naming it 'The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra'. The Orchestra made their debut in the blue room at the Hotel Lincoln in New York City, NY. They were considered to be, by some accounts, the 'top dance band in the land'. Some of Tommy's most successful recordings were 'Boogie Woogie that brought in four million in sales. Other songs were Marie and Song of India. Popular singers such as Frank Sinatra, and Jo Stafford sang with the Orchestra and the music enchanted listeners everywhere. Meanwhile, Jimmy continued leading the Dorsey Brother band, keeping the name, with expectations that his younger brother would return, but he did not. During September, 1935, the Dorsey Brothers band legally became the "Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra" It's reported, Jimmy would continue leading his own band until the early 1950s. In 1947, The Dorsey brothers were reunited for a biographical movie, 'The Fabulous Dorseys'. The picture describes spurious details about the brothers start to the jazz era of one-nighters and early days of radio. The picture was not a hit, but the music was touted as superbly extraordinary. As the Big Band era was drawing to an end, the brothers united in 1953 and were together once again. On December 26, 1953, the brothers and their orchestra appeared on Jackie Gleason's CBS television program. With the help of Gleason they would soon land their own popular television program on CBS in 1954. The show was known as 'Stage Show' and ran until 1956. Elvis Presley was showcased in the show on

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG several of the telecasts. These were Presley's first appearances on national TV. The brothers reunion would last for only two years. Tommy died suddenly, November 26, 1956 in his sleep at his Greenwich Connecticut residence. He was only 51. Jimmy, who had been diagnosed with cancer, died at the age of 53, less than six months after his younger brother had died. Just a few days after Tommy's death, a national television special was hosted by Jackie Gleason called, "A tribute to Tommy Dorsey." Jackie Gleason, in closing the tribute, ended with these words so often before spoken by Tommy "Join us again tomorrow night for more music by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra." and Gleason added "However, I can't because there are no tomorrows left for us with Tommy...Good night everybody". The U.S. Post Office issued a commemorative stamp in 1996 honoring the Dorseys for their unparalleled contributions to American music. Editor note: Vintage Allies has endeavored to gather the most accurate historically correct dates archived.

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By Tom Russell and Bonnie Pond I am running for Man of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and can use your support. With two weeks to go, we need your support and donations for this worthy cause. I ask that you join me by making a contribution to my fundraising campaign. Each dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most donations is named the local Man or Woman of the Year. I am raising money in honor of The Boy and Girl of the year, local children who are blood cancer survivors. I truly hope to help find cures for blood cancers. All donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation is tax deductible and will support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society programs, including research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Many thanks for your support for patients battling blood cancers and their families. Be sure to visit my Web site often to check on my progress and please ask your friends to support my efforts. Join me and help advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954) and To Catch a Thief (1955). Distraught when she gave up her Hollywood career after her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco, Hitchcock religiously began searching for a young woman capable of emulating Kelly's sensuality and style.

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Hitchcock, once captivated by a potential young starlet, sought to mould them into his own ideal. The process of entering Hitchcock's world was vigorous, with screen tests often lasting for three days. Tippi Hedren, who had been noticed by Hitchcock after appearing on a diet drink commercial, was not only altered physically by his demands to have her hair dyed platinum blonde, but became his drama student, having never acted before.

By Rebecca McWattie Vintage & Period fashion expert Rebecca McWattie explores how important 'The Master of Suspense' Alfred Hitchcock considered hair and clothing to create onscreen atmosphere and develop female characters.

Hitchcock, obsessed by new protĂŠgĂŠs, expressed his opinions on hair color and costume design down to the way the actresses walked. He made sure their clothing was close fitting, almost restrictive, which not only showed off the female figure but enhanced the sexual tension between characters - for example, Norman Bate's desire for Janet Leigh in Psycho. This also helped to make scenes, such as the famous shower sequence, more dramatic.

Alfred Hitchcock's blondes include some of the most alluring women ever to grace the silver screen: Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak and Janet Leigh. What did all those women have in common apart from their hair color? They each oozed with self confidence, intelligence and a slight iciness which was oh so provocative... Out of all the blondes Hitchcock idolized Grace Kelly most, although she only appeared in three of his films, Dial M for Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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The costume demands were carried out by Paramount's chief designer Edith Head who later said, recalling working with Hitchcock 'there was a reason for every color, every style, and he was absolutely certain about everything he settled on.'

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However warm natured these women may have been off-screen, Hitchcock recognized the power of the nonchalant female, knowing audiences would be more enthralled if they were waiting to see emotion, to discover secrets - hidden under the calm and collected demeanor of a blonde.

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March 8 is International Women's Day. This is a global day celebrating the social, economic, and political achievements of women past, present and future.

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Captured by one of the greatest film makers of all time, the crown of being a 'Hitchcock blonde', however burdensome, meant these women were destined to become immortal film icons. Even now, despite the advances in film technology, it is almost impossible to switch off a Hitchcock movie no matter how many times you may have seen it. Hitchcock's brilliant eye for structured clothing that empowered women will always influence high fashion. We return to his movies for inspiration over and over because they show us what style really is.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the Tidal Basin are open. The Blooming Period is defined as the period when 20 percent of the blossoms are open until the petals fall and leaves appear. The blooming period starts several days before the peak bloom date and can last as long as 14 days, however, frost or high temperatures combined with wind or rain can shorten this period.

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in our nation's capital, Washington, DC! The day is a celebration of the spectacular gift of cherry blossom trees and the friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The National Cherry Blossom Festival will run from March 26 through April 10, 2011. The Festival inspires visitors over 16 days and 3 incredible weekends of festivities. These events are primarily free and open to the public. Exactly when the buds will open is not always easy to predict. The average peak bloom date is April 4, according to the festival organizers. It is difficult to give an accurate forecast much beyond 10 days before peak bloom and varies from year to year, depending on weather conditions. National Park Service horticulturists do monitor the five distinct stages of bud development and provide timely forecasts and updates. The Peak Bloom Date is defined as the day on which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees that surround Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Join Vintage Allies (VAV!) as we celebrate Women's History Month during March. The stories of women's achievements, brevity, creativity, endurance and courage are woven into the very fiber and fabric of America. Though women's substantial progress throughout history have at times been undervalued, we celebrate their accomplishments today. The women of yesterday and today provide role models for tomorrow. The National Women's History Project (NWHP), founded in 1980, is an Page 67

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG educational nonprofit organization. Their mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs. Our History is Our Strength is the 2011 theme for the NWHP. This theme pays tribute to the millions of women who have taken action to help create a better world for the times in which they lived, as well as for future generations. The Project is encouraging communities and institutions to honor women from their communities, states, and organizations whose lives and work have served to inspire the strength that comes from knowing the stories of these determined women. Join Vintage Allies (VAV!) as we celebrate Women's History Month during March. The stories of women's achievements, brevity, creativity, endurance and courage are woven into the very fiber and fabric of America. Though women's substantial progress throughout history have at times been undervalued, we celebrate their accomplishments today.

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Pictured, Kid Rock Kid Rock, the officers targeted by the shooting at the Detroit Police Department's Northwestern District last month and a local community group, are to be among those honored at this year's NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. During a press conference today at the NAACP office in Detroit, chapter president the Rev. Wendell Anthony said Kid Rock, who is to receive the group's Great Expectations Award, has been an important booster for Detroit. "He's a champion for Detroit," Anthony said, noting "this is not just about black folk. This is about all folk who believe in freedom and equality." This year's dinner, the 56th annual event, is set for 5 p.m. May 1 at Cobo Center. "Access Hollywood" anchor Shaun Robinson will moderate. The theme is "We've changed the guard, now let's guard the change." In addition to Kid Rock, Cmdr. Brian Davis, Sgt. Ray Saati, Sgt. Carrie Shultz and Officer David Anderson, along with other members of the Detroit Police Department's 6th Precinct, are to be recognized with the group's Mary White Ovington Freedom and Justice Award. The officers were injured when a gunman, who died in the incident, walked into the station and opened fire unexpectedly. Detroit 300, a group of residents credited with helping bring a serial rapist to justice, is to receive the Ida B. Wells Freedom & Justice Award.

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Pictured Above, Alison Vaughn, Co-Chair of the Detroit NAACP Dinner Alison Vaughn, Founder and CEO of Jackets For Jobs, Inc. and Co-author of the book, Inspired Style, will serve as CoChair of the Detroit NAACP Dinner. Jackets for Jobs, Inc is recognized by ABC's "The View", NBC's "Today Show" and NASDAQ as a worthy organization to support. More about NAACP

Red Carpet, stars, glamour, fashion, diamonds and more! Eagerly anticipated by Star Watchers everywhere - the 83rd Annual Academy Awards – February 27, 2011. Do you know the history behind the Awards? The Academy, dedicated to the furtherance of the arts and sciences of motion pictures, was founded in 1927 by 36 powerful men and women from the motion picture industry. An honorary membership organization, The Academy includes over 6,000 artists and professionals.

Founded February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the foremost advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG which Hepburn received her Academy Award as Best Actress.

By Ms. Tattle Tales "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. " ~ Katherine Houghton Hepburn She was an enigma, an icon, a legend and a woman who knew her mind and was not at all afraid to speak it. She was Katharine Houghton Hepburn, born on May 12, 1907, in Hartford CT. Katherine, one of five children, was known as an extremely intelligent, strong willed feminist and suffragist. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1928. During her college years, she met and married Ludlow Ogden Smith, in 1928 (the two later divorced in 1934). Also while at Bryn Mawr, Katherine took an active interest in theatrical productions. After her Senior year at college, she traveled to New York and began training as an actor. She appeared in The Big Pond. After one night's appearance, it is reported she was dismissed. She soon began to work regularly on Broadway. In 1932, Katherine appeared in 'The Warrior's Husband'. Her talent was notable and led to a series of screen tests, and a role in the 1932 film 'A Bill of Divorcement' . A succession of films followed in the 1930s, one being, 'Morning Glory', for Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)


Through a series of unfortunate film failures in the following years, quite interestingly, Hepburn was unbelievably labeled "box office poison" by critics and audiences. Genius cannot be long hidden. In 1939, Hepburn starred on Broadway in 'The Philadelphia Story' as Tracy Lord. This play was written for her by playwright Philip Barry. The play was an undeniable success! Hepburn, who had owned the film rights, sold them to L.B. Mayer and MGM with the understanding that she would star in the film they would create. The film was successful and earned Katherine, Cary Grant and James Stewart Academy Award nominations. Hepburn's next film was Woman of the Year, where she starred with Spencer Tracy. What followed for Hepburn and Tracy, who would go on to star together in nine films, was a 27 year long love affair. Though the romance was reported as the most important relationship in her life, the two never married. Tracy was already married, and, abiding to the Catholic faith, it is reported, he could not or would not divorce his wife. For the next two decades of the 1940s and 1950s, Katherine, received seven Academy Award nominations, and won two Oscars for Best Actress, in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' and 'The Lion in Winter'. In 1969 Hepburn starred successfully on Broadway in Coco, a musical about the life of Coco Chanel. Onward into the 1970s, Hepburn made her appearance in television movies. One television movie was 'Love Among the Ruins' with Laurence Olivier in 1975. She won an Emmy Award. At long last, in 1979 she had earned the Screen Actor's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. The 1981 film, 'On Golden Pond', with Henry Page 70

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Fonda would win Hepburn's fourth Academy Award for Best Actress. Hepburn's final film was an appearance in the 1994 film 'Love Affair'. Hepburn published an autobiography in 1991, 'Me: Stories of My Life.' This autobiography allowed the readers to a rare insight into the world of Katherine Hepburn. Katharine Hepburn was an energetic and active woman in her 'golden years', in spite of her more reclusive nature. On June 29, 2003, at the age of 96, Katharine Hepburn died in her home, surrounded by those who loved her.

Vintage Allies (VAV!) has added all the sound enhancements and moments of the heyday of so very long ago, during this interview. Learn more on Mary Jane Q. Cross, "The Finger Painter of America". To listen to this audio visit Vintage Allies VAV! ary-jane-q-cross-fireside-chat.html

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By Tina Czarnota The following interview is Part I of a light and lively repartee as Vintage Allies (VAV!) Fine Arts Reporter, Tina Czarnota, interviews Mary Jane Q. Cross, Vintage Allies (VAV!) February Featured Artist/Creator during a "Fireside Chat". If you will, gentle readers and listeners? Imagine, sitting with kith and kin before the beloved standard radio of the 1940 era. Find yourselves engaged amidst a world still reeling from the littered dreams that followed a devastating war. This too, was a time when America was beginning to heal again and looked forward to a new day filled with promise.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the 'sentry gates' of Ellis Island, in New York Harbor during the years 1892 to 1954. Some have referred to Ellis Island, this harbinger of hope for the weary, as the "Island of Tears". This may well have been an apt description prior to 1890. Castle Garden, serving as the NY immigration station on Ellis Island, was poorly equipped to embrace the immigrants entering through its' doors. Corruption and incompetence was exhibited in a great many ways. Through this tainted history, the Federal Government intervened and President Benjamin Harrison designated Ellis Island Federally operated in 1890. The U.S. Congress appropriated $75,000 to build the first Federal immigration station on Ellis Island. It was here, afterwards, that the greater majority of arriving immigrants were treated with respect as they began their dreams unto the welcoming arms of America and a hopeful future. Located immediately off the New Jersey coast, Ellis Island is overshadowed by the majestic and awe inspiring Statue of Liberty. Originally 3.3 acres, the island is now measured at 27.5 acres and composed primarily of landfill obtained from ship ballast. Quite possibly, the added breadth of the island can very well be attributed to the deposit of soil from the era's NYC subway construction. They clamoured to America's shores ~ Northern to Western Europe, England, Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia constituted the first wave of immigrants. Throughout the years, the majestic steamships of the White Star, Red Star, Cunard and Hamburg-America Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

companies played a significant role in the history of Ellis Island and immigration. The ship's manifest log contained the immigrant's name and a completed questionnaire of potentially twenty-nine questions. This document was then utilized by the inspectors at Ellis Island during the primary inspection and passenger's consideration for entry to America. Those passengers who ranked first and second class were not subjected to the rigors of the immigration inspection process at Ellis Island. Rather, they underwent a gentler inspection aboard ship, prior to arrival in America. This liberty was based on the presumption that the affluent passenger having the ability or means to purchase such tickets would be less likely a burden to the states, so to speak. The Federal government felt that these more fortunate passengers would not end up in institutions, hospitals or otherwise. Money did indeed talk then as today, it would seem. In contrast, third class passengers or "steerage" passengers often times traveled in crowded and unsanitary environs within or near the bowel of steamships altogether lacking in amenities. As these ships arrived in New York City, the passengers were transported from the pier by ferry or barge to Ellis Island where everyone would undergo a medical and legal inspection. If all documents were in necessary order and the health of the passengers were suitable as required by the Ellis Island Inspections, the process would last approximately three to five hours. Often noted as 'six second' physicals, doctors would scan each immigrant for physical health. It is important to note for posterity, during the evening of June 14, 1897, a fire on Ellis Island, burned the immigration Page 72

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG station completely to the ground. Many years of State and Federal Immigration papers dating back to 1855 were destroyed. By December 17, 1900, a new French Renaissance 'Main Building' was opened. It's known that during the span of migration, more and more protests, both political and of citizenry, demanded increased restrictions on immigration. Laws and regulations were imposed on immigrants such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Alien Contract Labor Law, the institution of a literacy test, passage of the Quota Laws and 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act. These regulations and restrictions were based upon a percentage system according to the number of ethnic groups dwelling in the United States per the 1890 and 1910 Census. Post World War I, the United States embassies were established and prospective immigrants applied for their visas at American consulates in their countries of origin. The necessary paperwork was completed at the consulate and a medical inspection was also conducted there. Following 1924, people who were detained at Ellis Island were those with problematic paperwork, war refugees, displaced persons or otherwise incarcerated. Note this particular headline from Ellis Island history, February 7, 1913. During WWII, enemy merchant seamen were detained in the baggage and dormitory building of Ellis Island. What's more? The United States Coast Guard trained about 60,000 servicemen there. The last detainee, a Norwegian merchant seaman named Arne Peterssen was released in November 1954, and Ellis Island officially closed. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Ellis Island was declared part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. Between 1976 and 1984 Ellis Island was opened to the public on a limited basis. 1984 arrived and Ellis Island underwent a major and then, the largest historic restoration in U.S. history. "The $160 million dollar project was funded by donations made to The Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (SOLEIF) in partnership with the National Park Service." September 10, 1990, the Main Building was reopened to the public as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Today, the museum receives almost 2 million visitors annually. Vintage Allies (VAV!) Readers and Listeners? If we've said it once, we'll say it again; GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS THE USA.

Ed. Note: The two agencies responsible for processing immigrants at Ellis Island were the United States Public Health Service and the Bureau of Immigration (later known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service - INS). As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, March 1, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Service was reorganized into three separate bureaus as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. To find more about these bureaus, visit their websites at the following: Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 marks Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. Former first lady Nancy Reagan shares a rare interview on "Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime." The interview will air at 10 p.m., February 6, 2011 EST on PBS stations. Details about Nancy Reagan? She was the only child born to insurance salesman Kenneth Robbins and Broadway actress Edith Luckett. Nancy's mother later divorces and marries Chicago neurosurgeon Loyal Davis. Thus, Nancy Davis. After graduating from Smith, Nancy Davis turns to acting and is placed in contract to MGM, where she finds her name, both ironically and in error, on a "red" list. In an effect to correct this error, Producer Mervyn LeRoy, who had directed Nancy in 1949's "East Side, West Side", suggests she call the 'then' president of the Screen Actors Guild, Ronald Reagan. She made the call and Ronald Reagan magnanimously corrected the

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG indiscrepancy on her 'red' listing. Thereafter, as history and our VAV! readers know...Nancy Reagan married Ronald Reagan and became one of the most powerful first ladies in history. She was a moderating force on President Reagan's conservatism. It is reported among the Critiques : America has had one of its' first female Presidents, and her name was Nancy. Watching the show, you'll find this statement may be all too true. Her impact on the American President and her husband is well documented in this show. Share your interpretation and thought on this interview right here on Vintage Allies (VAV!) site? While she is 89, Nancy Reagan appears frail, but clear on her memoirs as only she may be. We offer homage to a remarkable woman and America's First Lady. Nancy Reagan on PBS.

It is time again, for those lazy days by the pool with the family, for those evenings up at the lake to reminisce about how simple life was and still can be. Prepare for all that reminds us of simpler choices and values--values we can recapture. Timeless, wholesome, constantly entertaining, and produced to entertain an entire Vintage Allies (VAV!) family of readers and listeners through sound and imagination alone is what you'll find through our vintage broadcast. At Vintage Allies we respect both the periods we celebrate and the wealth of historic, cultural and social messages. American history has been unique in a period of disaster, both financial and geopolitical. But it was also a period of unprecedented hope and recovery--both economically and spiritually. "The spirit of a great Nation is no where better preserved than through virtually every recording produced during the Golden Age of Radio--both here and abroad." ~ Dennis Nyhagen of The Digital Deli On-Line If you would like to download or contribute to The Digital Deli On-Line, a large contributor to Vintage Allies radio resources, we offer the following facts and statistics from their web pages:

This is entertainment . . . coming to our readers and listeners soon. . .through Vintage Allies (VAV!) web pages and via a brick and mortar home front radio broadcasting station. Coast to Coast, Vintage Allies will be bringing live and pre-recorded broadcasts, interviews, reviews and commercials to the listening audience. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

"Virtually all of the Internet's most prominent commercial Golden Age Radio vendors have built as much as 50% of their collections from The Digital Deli's Golden Age Radio Holdings. Indeed, if you've been downloading or purchasing .mp3 recordings from virtually any popular Internet Source for the past 9 years, there's a 30% - 40% chance you've been downloading Digital Deli Online recordings right along. Since we're a not for profit service, we don't compete with these vendors. But note that these Page 75

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG successful Golden Age Radio vendors continue to trust The Digital Deli Online's holdings to build their offerings from our extensive, diverse, quality holdings. Two worldwide, ongoing research efforts have collectively downloaded in excess of 38,000 and 163,000 files from The Digital Deli's FTP Holdings, with the goal of building two of the most completely documented collections of Golden Age Radio Episodes and Shows yet attempted. If you have an ongoing Golden Age Radio preservation or research effort underway, we're prepared to help you--at no cost or nominal cost, with any of our resources. Feel free to contact us with your proposals. Simply click the 'Comments Please!' button on any page, and we'll work with you in any way practical."

Acclaimed Author and Screenwriter, Tina Czarnota, is repping her award winning novel and screenplay 'Deadwaiter' into a feature movie. 'Deadwaiter', rated PG-13, will prove to be entertainment that all audiences will enjoy.

Vintage Allies (VAV!) invites you take a look the genius of the Webomator and enjoy a visit to Retropolis a "Future that Never Was. And you get to watch". Vintage Allies could not be more delighted or enamored through to our rocket tail fins to share the rocket-filled world of the future with Bradley W. Schenck. Bradley is also a VAV! Contributor and his posts here are cross-posted from his Webomator blog.

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Tina states that she is currently in negotiation with three production companies who are interested in shooting her project. The Author has been sought out by actors from across the country who are interested in portraying characters in this upcoming movie. In an interview with Tina, our own Starlight Reporter of Vintage Allies (VAV!), asked just what would put this movie over the top to completion and to the viewing audiences. Ms. Czarnota, who is also Founder of International Bed and Breakfast Day and Vintage Allies' own Literary Reporter, stated: "Funded money would certainly help us pay for talent, wardrobe, insurances, and miscellaneous production and marketing costs." She then added both she and her staff would welcome support to launch Page 76

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG this movie with sure hopes that audiences, readers and listeners will be as excited about the prospects of her movie, as she is. There is mystery afoot, for sure! For more information or making a donation or pledge on this movie project visit' website or Kickstarter. Project location: Palm Beach, FL

Major Winters' unit's service during WWII was portrayed in the "Band of Brothers" books and miniseries. He was an exemplary combat leader who unfailingly strove to accomplish every mission assigned. It is reported he was an extremely humble man who was dedicated to his unit and his men. With Major Winter's passing we are reminded of the devastating human cost of WWII, which was on such a scale that we cannot today yet understand. An estimated 70 million people, worldwide, lost their lives, half of whom were civilians. Over 16 million Americans served in uniform during WWII and of those 418,000 lost their lives. 1 out of 15 of our WWII veterans are still with us, today. The honor that Major Winters and others, Front to Homefront, have bestowed upon the nation for eternity are never forgotten. Their patriotism and unfailing dedicated service will never fade. For more information on World War II, visit Gettysburgs' Greatest Generation Non-Profit Organization.

Retired Army Maj. Richard 'Dick' Winters, a member of E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Infantry Division during WWII, died Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Major, 92, died following a lengthy illness. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG David Nelson, born in New York City, attended Hollywood High School and the University of Southern California . He had started a solo acting career, appearing in the classic 1957 film Peyton Place, as well as B-movies such as, Day of the Outlaw and The Big Circus. Other of his film credits are "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker", "30", "The Big Show," 'Love and Kisses and "Swing Out, Sweet Land." 1976 found him as a costar with his mother, Harriet, in "Smash-Up on Interstate 5." His final film role, may just be the one he's most known for among the non-Baby Boomer generation. David and another cult figure Patty Hearst played Traci Lords' blissfully clueless parents in "CryBaby".

David Nelson, the surviving member of the nuclear 1950s era family of four, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at his Los Angeles, CA home after battling colon cancer. Nelson, 74, was the last remaining member of the popular television show, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" also starring his real to life family, which included actor/bandleader Ozzie, his singer wife, Harriet Hilliard and his teen idol brother Rick. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; four sons, a daughter; and seven grandchildren. Fans followed David's youth through the radio show in 1952 known as "Here Come the Nelsons," and later on television from 1952 to 1966 as "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" with many of the story lines drawn from the stars' own lives. "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" was shot in the Nelson family home in the Hollywood foothills, and remains a popular attraction for visitors today. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

In addition to films, David had occasional television credits including "The Love Boat," "Up In Smoke," "High School USA," and "A Family For Joe." Also a Director, Davids credits included "O.K. Crackerby," "Childish Things," "Easy To Be Free," "Ozzie's Girls," "Death Screams," "Last Plane Out," "Goodnight Beantown" and "A Rare Breed." The late 1970s and 1980s he also worked as a director and producer. Through his talent, hard work and dedication to his craft, David Nelson has won a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. David's nephew, singer Gunnar Nelson, a son of Rick Nelson, issued a statement Wednesday, saying his uncle's death was "a great loss to the Nelson family." "We will all miss Uncle Dave's laughter and evolved sense of humor,". Vintage Allies (VAV!) adds that David's passing is a poignant ending to a sweet chapter in our American entertainment history. Page 78

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CHICAGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswireUSNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) encourage people to take part in Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April by visiting a dentist for a free oral cancer screening. So far, more than 1,250 sites across the nation have registered their screening events with the OCF. "Although many dentists perform oral cancer screenings as a routine part of dental examinations, the ADA encourages dentists to go out into their communities during the week of April 11-15 to provide free oral cancer screenings to people who might not regularly visit a dentist," said ADA Spokesperson Sol Silverman, D.D.S., a professor of oral medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. "Early detection is critical in increasing survival rates for patients who have developed an oral cancer; and recognizing Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Getting answers about boosting your self confidence has never been easier. Vintage Allies (VAV!) is most delighted to present the fifth in a series of social dilemma concerns addressed to our own Dawn Mattatome. In this ever growing and popular, ASK DAWN series, Dawn will empower and boost your self-confidence, for once and for all. Simply submit your desperate questions to Ask Dawn and we'll try to answer all of your questions. Here at Vintage Allies (VAV!), we DO NOT rule out yes, no or multiple choice answers to your questions. First come, first serve...take the tab with your number. Patient and patience please? Remember? Good Advice Never Goes Out of Style. Advice columns, which are found in the lifestyle sections of newspapers and in women's magazines, are a long tradition in journalism. Long before Ann Landers and Dear Abby, there were the "advice to the lovelorn" columns in American Page 79

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Signs You Are Ready for Change

Dear Dawn,

 Restlessness

I am a 50 year old woman and I know that I want a change in careers but don't even know where to begin to make that happen. It's so frustrating - I feel like I'm ready to fly and at the same time, I feel stuck on the runway. Quite frankly it's driving me a little batty! I feel like I should either quit my job, go see a shrink or just drop the whole crazy notion! What do I do? Not So Young and Restless

Dear Restless, In midlife, women often get a longing or an urge to do something different in their lives. They may not even know what that something different would be. Don't worry, that's not unusual. Midlife often put us at the crossroads and it rarely supplies us with a road map.

 Boredom  Confusion  Irritability  A lack of fulfillment  A feeling that you are spinning your wheels  Daydreaming  Watching TV shows or reading about midlife transitions and life makeovers  Wondering if you are crazy for thinking this way What Not To Do  Don't quit your job...just yet  Don't put yourself down for feeling this way  Don't stop before you begin

Midlife is like an ontological molt. (In case you didn't know, ontology refers to your being.) Have you ever seen pictures of a bird molting? It isn't pretty! Dawn gets to witness this firsthand as she raises chickens at her place out in the country and it's a sad sight for a while. Old feathers stick out at strange angles, some areas are missing feathers and in some areas you just see pin feathers. And quite frankly, the bird doesn't feel too spunky either. But on the other side of the molt are beautiful, lustrous new feathers and a once-again lovely bird.

 Don't let your negative feelings get in the way of exploring your options

In humans, it's our being that starts to go through a molt, starts wanting to shed an old identity. And often times it isn't pretty and can leave us feeling at loose ends or on edge.

 Step up your self-care

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the truth is we always can't. Whenever we make a decision, the very first thing our mind does is ask "how" - how are we going to do that. It will then make us default to what we already know...and guess what...that's not where the answers live. A coach or career transition specialist helps you see options outside the realm of what you know and helps you discover new possibilities.

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So, stop thinking you are going crazy, take good care of yourself and make the decision to go for it. It won't always be easy and it always won't feel natural as you begin to take the next steps. What you will eventually find on the other side of your "ontological molt" is the new lustrous, vibrant you with a new life ahead of you. Keep going through the process and moving towards it. I wish you the best! Dawn

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eating‖, or ―I am so burnt out today‖, or ―I just don’t have the time to fit it in‖. I know these feelings all too well because I deal with my own self destructive patterns when it comes to working out. So in an effort to help us all overcome our workout objections and procrastinations, I have compiled a list of suggestions to help combat workout derailment. ~WORKOUT IN THE MORNING This suggestion is something continually recommended in all the reading I have ever done on getting your workout done for the day. If you would rather get your workout out of the way, and not have to worry about it the rest of the day, this option is most definitely for you. Now, if you are not a morning person like me, this may not work for you. I have tried working out in the morning and most days it just feels like I am dragging, so I work out around two or three. But I know plenty of people who solidly work out in the morning and they love it. They love it because they have accomplished their workout goal early, and they feel great the rest of the day.

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~SLEEP IN YOUR WORKOUT CLOTHES A tip I actually got from someone I met on twitter, her name currently escapes me. She says the best thing to do is sleep in your workout clothes (clean ones of course, lol). Then you will be all ready for your workout, all you have to do then is just slip on a pair of shoes. It makes things a lot easier if your objection is I just don’t feel like getting my workout clothes on. ~SCHEDULE YOUR WORKOUT TIME AND STICK TO IT I think one of the best things you can, do whether you are a morning workout person or night workout person, is to schedule out a time during the day that you know you will set aside for your workout. The time you set aside will Page 82

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG have to be a time that you know you will make yourself a priority, and at a time that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you will stay true to. If you let everyone around you know that you have set aside this time for your health and wellness, and that excluding any emergencies that time is set aside for you and is not to be compromised, people will then get the idea that you are not to be bothered and will respect your workout time. ~MAKE SURE YOUR WORKOUT PROGRAM IS FULL OF VARIETY It is very important to use variety in your workout. Getting bored with your workout is very common and something that can deter your workout commitment in a big way. Not only do your muscles become used to the workout you are doing therefore seeing less of a challenge. Your mind gets used to the same old thing day in day out too! Mix it up for variety it’s the spice of life. ~SET REALISTIC GOALS FOR WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE Setting unrealistic goals for yourself is a big way to derail your motivation and inclination to stick to your workouts. First of all realize that if you have a lot of weight to lose it most likely didn’t get there over night. Therefore it is unrealistic to expect that the weight will come off more quickly then you put it on. Set realistic goals for yourself. While you’re major goal may be to lose 50 pounds total, split your big goal in to mini goals. Take it 10 pounds at a time and then reward yourself with something you want each time you hit a new milestone. It feels a whole lot less overwhelming this way.

the Turbo Fire workout and am following the standard schedule included with the program, but have also added to the schedule using Chalean Extreme (made my own hybrid schedule) since I prefer to use my Bowflex weights instead of bands. When I go to do my workouts for the day I already know what will have to be done, no extra thought necessary. My only focus needs to be on getting through the workout and doing the best I can. Planning your workouts will help you to do that. ~REMEMBER YOU ARE THE GREATEST OBSTICLE TO YOUR SUCCESS It is as simple as this. Your mind is the greatest obstacle to your personal success. If your focus on fitness has mentally gotten off track, take a step back and re-motivate yourself mentally. Be sure to remind yourself of all the reasons why it is important to stay fit, happy and healthy. Rededicate yourself to the most important asset and cause that you have, YOURSELF! -Christina Lynn Myers Hearts A-Flutter Enterprises, LLC.

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Now you see you don't! Harry Houdini. Houdini is remembered as one of the world's most intriguing entertainers, and a genuine star of stage and screen. He would thrill audiences with his mysterious aura and incredible escapes from near impossible moments and places. Houdini was born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary on March 24, 1874. In later years he would always claim Appleton, Wisconsin as his birthplace. In reality, Ehrich had accompanied his father, his mother Cecelia, and four brothers on this epic journey to America when he was four years old. Ehrich's childhood memories of the families' financial struggle to survive made an unforgettable impact on his own life with a will to succeed against all odds. By 1887, the family had traveled to New York, where they lived in a boardinghouse earning a living with what work they could secure. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Young Ehrich was quite capable in athletics, particularly boxing, swimming and running, all of which would prove to be essential in his future career. He had also turned to his childhood passion of magic. Ehrich, by now also known as Harry, joined with a friend named Jacob Hyman in an act known as "The Brothers Houdini" during 1891. During 1892, The Brothers Houdini, took their act on the road. They traveled throughout upstate New York and the Midwest. In 1893 they performed on the Midway of the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago. 1894 would find Harry's younger brother, Dash, replacing Hyman for a short time. That same year, Ehrich met his future wife, Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner, also known as Bess. She would become Harry's assistant and The Brothers Houdini would soon become "The Houdinis." The couple's act "The Metamorphosis," had barely begun to gain notoriety but by 1898, and the age of twenty-five, Houdini had begun to think about quitting The Houdinis. During this time he prepared a catalogue for "Harry Houdini's School of Magic" while back home in New York on an extended break. However, the Spring of 1899 would find Houdini Bess went back on the road, and at the edge of a career discovery that would change his entire life. While The Houdinis performed in St. Paul MN, their Handcuff escapes had caught the eye and interest of Martin Beck, of notable fortune in the vaudeville theater. Beck, who was part of the Orpheum circuit that had dominated vaudeville in the West, cabled Houdini from Chicago. The cable was reported to have said: "You can open Omaha March twenty sixth sixty dollars, will see act probably make you proposition for all next season." That telegram would lead The Houdinis onto playing leading vaudeville house Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

from the Midwest to California and to Keith's East Coast vaudeville circuit. A rare talent for publicity for his act, Houdini would parlay his abilities as an escape artist to draw people into the theatres. He was known as "The Celebrated Police Baffler," "The King of Handcuffs," among other names. Harry would soon becoming a legendary escape artist and star in America and throughout Europe, while vaudeville would reign... While still constantly traveling as an entertainer, Houdini and his wife Bess, would choose to set down their roots in Manhattan during 1905. They also bought a small Connecticut farm. He could have retired to reap the bounty of his success, but instead, the driven Houdini would concentrate on finding new ways to maintain his public appeal. He would attempt series of unbelievable stunts that drew ever larger crowds and a great deal of publicity. One such stunt was the elaborate Chinese Water Torture Cell escape, which Houdini also referred to as "the Upside Down." Some consider it Houdini's greatest trick, blending the brilliance known only as Houdini's! From technical performance to drama, the act was incredible. Through the motion picture, Houdini found another platform to reach the public. He made "The Master Mystery," his first film, in 1918. Here it is said he became one of Hollywood's first action heroes. By the age of forty, Houdini who was delighted to see his performances preserved on film forever. Soon Houdini would start his own production company and several other ventures that would cost him financially. By 1926 Houdini was a success on Broadway with a two and a half hour "HOUDINI" featuring illusions, more death defying escapes, and a Spiritualism Page 85

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG expose. Taking the successful show on the road, Houdini found himself in Montreal. It is here that Houdini was assaulted while in his dressing room. Houdini suffered blows to the stomach, which resulted in a case of appendicitis. Soon Harry, despite his legendary strength and willpower, became seriously ill. Displaying his usually show of stamina, however, Houdini performed the following day and again in Detroit, Michigan. That stamina was ultimately his fatal downfall. He had delayed having his appendix removed and an infection to set in. and he died in Detroit on Halloween, October 31, 1926. How fitting for the master. In true keeping of the extraordinary showmanship of Harry Houdini: Below, is a Halloween Houdini sĂŠance on October 31, 1936 and the tenth anniversary of Harry Houdini's death. This sĂŠance was conducted on the roof of the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood. Houdini's widow made her final effort to reach her husband, Harry Houdini, after his death, according to an elaborate plan that they had agreed to. Listen, if you dare. To read more:

Earth Hour returns tonight. Thousands of cities worldwide will join in as lights are

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG shut off for an entire hour at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Many groups expected to use the hour to also pay tribute to Japan which, this month, suffered a 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami. Earth Hour was organized by World Wildlife Organization and began 2007 in Australia. It's estimated 2.2 million people and 2,000 businesses had shut off lights for an hour in a stand against climate change. Earth Hour had become a global event, according to Earth hour's website, including an astounding 50 million people participating across the globe. 2010 proved to be the biggest Earth Hour thus far, with 128 countries and territories participating. By turning off your lights for one hour, you can show your support for Earth Hour.

She is passionate and realistic about fitting in a workout, and enjoys encouraging others to incorporate health and fitness into their lives. She works as an Independent Self-Representing Artist and as an Independent lifestyle and wellness coach for Team Beachbody. She is a representative for Beachbody products such as P90X, TurboFire, Insanity and Shakeology to name just a few. Christina doesn't claim to be a fitness professional or a guru for that matter. However, she is a normal person just like you that is passionate about living a fit and healthy well rounded life. Christina is excited to be a part of the VAV! Reporting team, and is eager to share tips and tidbits that she has learned along the way that will benefit your health and wellness in the future. Christina's Blog: Facebook Page: Beach Body Coach My Shakeology Email:*

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG And on into adult life. Working for a company, making a living, raising a family, watching the grandkids grow up and spending his last days in a nursing home. It was all part of the plan. It went on day after day all around him. And he tried to fit in. But he couldn't. He didn't. Oh, he could fake it really well. He could be friends with anyone, could do any job. He could play the role that Society wanted him to play. But it was a hollow role. The job may differ, the scenery may change, but the cycle was the same. Go to school, work, get married, raise a family, grow old and die. Those were the rules. Unwritten rules, of course, but rules nonetheless. If you broke the rules, you didn't fit in. People didn't understand why you had to break the rules. Can't you just be like everyone else? By Holt Webb He was born into the system. Get up early, go to school, come home, do homework, watch TV, go to bed. Get up early, go to school, come home, do homework, watch TV, go to bed. Five days. All in anticipation of the weekend. Saturdays were meant for play. Not the fun, disorganized goofing off that kids are wont to do. Oh, how he wished he could play like that. But organized play. Sports for him. Music for some. Dance for others. Sunday was church. Too young to decide for themselves, but toted along like so much luggage. Sunday afternoon was all that was left. But Sunday afternoon was spent in tense anxiety, with the haunting specter of school just a turn of the night away. He was born into the cycle. And so it continued, through school, through college. Following the plan to become something. Not someone, but some-thing. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

No. He couldn't. He couldn't be like everyone else. He tried, and on the surface he succeeded. But down deep there was something gnawing at his core, eating its way to that outward facade. He knew it was there – he could feel it. And he knew it needed to be set free. But he was afraid. Afraid of what others might think of it. Afraid of setting it free and watching it die. After all, how could it survive in this world? In this system? He fought it for 20 years. Fought the urge to let whatever it was inside him out. But it kept coming. It sabotaged his jobs... he was so unhappy. It sabotaged his loves... they saw his struggle but never understood. Like the concrete walls holding back the bursting dam, he began to crack. What came out was liberating. Whatever it was, it was finally free. It felt so good. And off he went. No plan, no idea where he was going. He just went. He left the Page 88

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG System. He broke the Cycle and left the System. He was going to do what he'd been born to do. But wait. What was he born to do? Sure, he's free, and that's a giant step. But what's next? How does he survive outside the System when that's all he ever knew? So, again he pondered. And he worked hard to understand. He immersed himself in himself. It took years, but he finally understood. He understood that he didn't fit anywhere. And through all the introspection, all his observation of his internal self, he came to understand one truth. Above all else, he understood that he was born to do something special. Something important. He was born to do more than just go to school, work, raise a family and die. He was destined maybe not for greatness, but for uniqueness. He knew something about Life that others know but don't. He knew everyone has it. But he also knew that it's always pushed down. Buried. Out of fear? Maybe. Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of the unknown. He knew that this short life was short for a reason. The reason was unimportant, but the fact that he must make the most of the short life was everything. And so he pondered some more. He came to know what he liked. He came to know what he loved. He came to know what made him happy. And he came to know who he was. He broke out of the Cycle to make a difference. He left the System because he didn't fit. And now he must find others like him. Not so he can fit with them, but so he can grow with them. And they with him. He was starting to understand. But it still wasn't right.

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Something still wasn't there. There are some in the System who applaud him for his bravery. There are those who are like him, who themselves have broken free and who encourage him to persevere. And then there are those who have gone before him, knowing what he knows. Those who have made their mark, who have made their difference in the world, who will not let him in. They are the ones who have left one System and built another. They are the ones who never truly left. Never truly broke the Cycle. They just changed the Cycle. Changed the System into yet another System. He is not one of them. And though they have success, and though they are the leaders, he knows he should not be with them. But if not with them, then where? He is stuck in limbo – having broken the Cycle, but stuck between two Systems. What does that make him? Who does that make him? Is he defined by the System from which he fled? Is he defined by the world that lies ahead? No. His worth comes from within. He must define himself by WHAT he DOES. And he must survive as best he can while he does it. For him, for now, that means fitting into the System from time to time. Interacting with the world he left to take him closer to the world he needs. But again, he must wait. For, where is the world he needs? What is the world he needs? He has left the System, he has broken the Cycle. He understands why he left and he understands who he is. Now he must decide where to go. So, now he is back where he began. In the exact same place he was a quarter century ago as a teenager. Standing on the path to the future, unsure where it leads, but knowing it must lead somewhere. But Page 89

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG this time is different. This time he is prepared. And this time he knows not to follow the path. This time he will create his own. And the light inside him, the light he created through years of struggle and understanding, will show him the way. And, because of him, others will make their own souls shine so brightly that they, too, become beacons... like him. They will each create their own path. They will each be the individual they were born to be. Breaking the cycle of what the world thinks they should do. Breaking the cycle of who others think they should be. There is no fear. It is why they are here. Not to walk in step with the rest of the world, but to dance that step along their own path... Their own, as yet unmarked, way. For more from Holt Webb: Vanishing America She's thoroughly Irish and she's swiftly becoming Americas' beloved whirlwind powerhouse - Rachel Gaffney. Vintage Allies (VAV!) introduces Rachel Gaffney as our featured March Creator. Rachel, originally from Cork City in Southern Ireland, is the visionary, genius, and founder behind an Irish Lifestyle Company~ 'Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland'. Inspired to share her Ireland, Rachel will be taking groups of 12-14 people on FOODIE TOURS to Ireland. These tours will include trips to artisanal cheesemakers, farms, bakeries, cooking schools and picnics. From the famous Galway Oyster Bay Festival to the Kinsale Food festival, all of these are a 'MUST SEE'! Rachel, dubbed the Irish Martha Stewart, is an energetic, unstoppable entrepreneur with a total zest for life. She is truly best known for her incredible Irish Butter Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Shortbread. The flavor of her shortbread has gained such popularity, that she was invited to appear on the Martha Stewart show to share her recipe with a global audience. Since then, people are making this shortbread a traditional favorite in their own homes. As she continues the outstanding success of Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland, she's also educating and entertaining others about the 'Real Ireland' through interactive cooking classes in culinary schools. She has launched her own line of Irish Products, and shares other 'Made In Ireland' treasures to include cookware, linen, tea, jewelery, and a great deal more. Throughout her interview with Vintage Allies (VAV!) Lifestyle and Etiquette Reporter, Bonnie Pond, we hear Rachel's gift for storytelling emerge. Connecting on a more personal level with Rachel, sharing her disarming anecdotes, and listening as she shares moments, lifestyle and cooking tips from her real Ireland will no doubt enamour her to your own hearts. Rachel Gaffney's Website Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland Blog Rachel Gaffney on Facebook

His name was Wilt Chamberlain. Born in Philadelphia, he was one of nine children of a racially-mixed middle class neighborhood. While at Shoemaker Junior High School, Wilt had begun playing on the basketball team where he learned much about the sport. A natural affinity and well suited for basketball, Wilt was already 6'11" tall, when he attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia beginning in 1952. His high school basketball career was nothing short of incredible. During three seasons, it's reported he scored more than 2200 points. With a record like this, you

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG can see why more than two hundred universities wanted to recruit Chamberlain. Wilt eventually chose Kansas University, it's said, due to recruiting by Hall of Fame coach Phog Allen. Chamberlain continued his stellar performance on the basketball court at Kansas, scoring fifty-two points during his very first varsity game. Also, during the season, he led the Jayhawks to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. They did, however, lose to North Carolina in double overtime. Records show that during his college days he had averaged more than thirty points per game and he was twice selected to All-American teams. After his junior year, Wilt quit college to become a professional player. Wilt did not play his final season at Kansas, and he was not eligible to join an NBA team for one more year. Instead, he joined THE Harlem Globetrotters spending the year traveling around the 'globe'. The Globetrotters entertained and thrilled audiences. It's said that Wilt claimed the year with the Globetrotters was his most enjoyable season of basketball! In 1959 Chamberlain did join other great centers in the Philadelphia Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He made quite an impression on the league, seemingly to score almost at will. Opposing teams struggled to contain his prowess! His scoring average during the 1959-60 season is reported to be more than eight points per game higher than anyone else had ever scored in the history of the league. These days found him named as both rookie of the year and most valuable player. He was the first person,

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ever, to receive both awards during the same season. Over the following six seasons, Chamberlain had led the league in scoring. It's said he was simply the greatest scoring machine in basketball history. Scoring achievements aside, Will and the teammates were not winning NBA championships. Those days were dominated by the Boston Celtics and Bill Russell. Russell was known to have impacted basketball with his defense as Chamberlain had done with his offense. This fact known, Chamberlain often took a great deal of static from the public and media in his lack of success against Russell. The year, 1967 found, Chamberlain reversing his performances. The Warriors and Wilt moved to San Francisco. Following, he was traded to the 76ers. The team finished the regular season with the most astounding record in the history of the league. In the championship series, the 76ers achieved the first world title for Chamberlain. Chamberlain was traded again, in the years that would follow, to the Los Angeles Lakers. In the final game with the Lakers, Chamberlain had received an injury and as a result played very little. In 1972, still in pain, Chamberlain played the game with football lineman's pads on both hands. Here, it is reported, he would score twenty four points, twenty-nine rebounds, and blocking ten shots. The Lakers would win the game and the series, four games to one. This would result in and the first world championship to Los Angeles. The 1973 season, found Chamberlain leaving the Lakers where he would go on to become the coach of the San Diego Page 92

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Conquistadors of the old American Basketball Association (ABA). When he left the NBA, he was the all-time leader in points scored, bragging rights with four Most Valuable Player awards, and over forty league records. Chamberlain departed coaching not too soon after for retirement. In 1978, Chamberlain was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996-97 he was selected to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Chamberlain passed away on Oct. 12, 1999 at the age of 63 due to heart failure. His last moments were at his home, which he had named Ursa Major. This name, was after the constellation containing the stars forming the Big Dipper and his trademark in the basketball world.

In this ever growing and popular, ASK DAWN series, Dawn will empower and boost your self-confidence, for once and for all. Simply submit your desperate questions to Ask Dawn and we'll try to answer all of your questions. Here at Vintage Allies (VAV!), we DO NOT rule out yes, no or multiple choice answers to your questions. First come, first serve...take the tab with your number. Patient and patience please? Remember? Good Advice Never Goes Out of Style. Advice columns, which are found in the lifestyle sections of newspapers and in women's magazines, are a long tradition in journalism. Long before Ann Landers and Dear Abby, there were the "advice to the lovelorn" columns in American publications and "agony aunts" in British women's publications. Dear Dawn: They say a woman's best accessory is a well-dressed man. Except in Philadelphia on St. Valentine's Day 2011, where women are going out for dinner this year with men dressed like they're going out to mow the lawn. Women tell me that if their boyfriends look like they care about how they look then they'll think their boyfriends are too "gay." AS IF!!

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Any guy who lets his wife/girfriend/significant other dress him as if he's 8 should have his "Man" card revoked. And while he's at it kindly ask for his "family jewels" back. (Dawn removed the original word for the sake of appropriateness.) It's a shame. The girls dressed to look beautiful. The guys with them on their

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG way into the restaurant dressed like they were trying not to make a mistake. Any thoughts? Signed, Dapper in Philadelphia Dear Dapper in Philadelphia, I have several thoughts actually... 1) Who are these women?? Men dressing well should not be equated with being "gay". I can think of several famous men who I consider stylishly well-dressed and who are certainly as straight as the proverbial arrow: Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Javier Badem ..................Pardon me - Dawn just veered off into reverie. Anyway, as I was saying, it's a shame these women are engaging in stereotyping - that is extremely unbecoming behavior. A virtual and gentle rap on the hand to them! 2) It's true that people in general are dressing much too informally and inappropriately for occasions or events that require decorum - whether it's going to church or court or going to a lovely restaurant. It's as if we have relaxed our standards too much and "anything goes". Knowing what is appropriate in whatever setting we are in is an important social skill. 3) Now here's where Dawn will virtually and gently rap your hand...Dapper? Seriously?!? "Any guy who lets his wife/girfriend/significant other dress him as if he's 8 ..." ??? It is the 21st century - women are not responsible for dressing their men. If they love to do so, then let them do so. But just as women should not stereotype well-dressed men as "gay" men should not stereotype women as caretakers for everyone. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

4) We can't change others and judging them is pointless - it only creates stress in us when we do. You place a high value on dressing well and social appropriateness and that is part of what makes you who you are. Value and celebrate that in yourself. Seek out relationships that share your values. But recognize that others may not share your beliefs and as long as they aren't doing harm to others (assaulting your sensibilities is not one of them), let them be who they are and enjoy living the way you choose to live. With good wishes, Dawn

Kate Sanner, otherwise known as Dawn Mattatome, is truly Vintage Allies, VAV!s own bona fide and capable Doctor for all of your self-confidence issues. Years of experience have placed Kate Sanner at the top of her league in empowering individuals, helping them find their passion while helping them live their dreams. Reluctant to charge what you're worth? Avoid the spotlight? Shrink from selfpromotion? If the answer is yes, learn how you can boost your self-confidence once and for all by going to: Boost Your Self confidence in 90 Days Kate Sanner Vivacity(R)...Jump into Life (TM) Discover your passion, find your voice and take your dreams and ideas out into world and into the marketplace. Vivacity Now

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Say 'nite nite' to an hour of 'beauty rest'! It is that time to move the clocks ahead one hour to catch an extra hour of sun rays in the evening. Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2 a.m. local time, most of the U.S. will make the change to Daylight Savings Time. Keep in mind, Vintage Allies (VAV!) readers and listeners, not everyone in the U.S. will turn those clocks ahead. The exception to this practice are most of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Be of good cheer though sleepy heads? On November 6, you'll be able to turn those clocks from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. and re-coup that lost hour of 'sleep and snores' at the return of Standard Time. Did you know that the practice of Daylight Savings Time was formally introduced to the United States in 1918? Pictured: Holly Golightly in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.

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Vintage Allies Readers and Listeners? Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Have you ever taken the time to ponder that too many moments of our vintage past are under appreciated because of racism? There's no doubt the decades up to and including the 60's were different than today in many ways, yet perhaps not enough ways. Do you struggle with how to justify your balance of interest in the past with the issues of racism which were so clearly apparent? It's time to take the proverbial blinders off and admit that there were racist acts and depictions throughout history. We shouldn't edit or sanitize the harm of racism so apparent. Certainly, racism is a hard pill to swallow, saying the least, but like any part of our history, we can't deny it existed, in whatever and for whatever the plethora of reasons may have been. Wouldn't you agree in facing the painful moments of our history, even though stunningly offensive, we should hope to Page 95

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG continue the ever positive march onward to gently embracing one another? The above picture is from the released 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?". This American drama film starred Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, and featured Hepburn's niece, Katharine Houghton. Acclaimed for addressing, positively, the controversial topic of interracial

marriage~ this film was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose. The film expounds on the plot of a young white

American woman bringing her young black fiancĂŠ to dinner to meet her parents, and the reaction of family and friends as they struggle to accept the choice of their daughter and son. The closing monologue, delivered by Spencer Tracy, was the last scene ever played by this legendary star. He died within months after the film's production. The film was a huge success, bringing release into a racially volatile climate and time. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, to include Best Picture.

By Kate Sanner Getting answers about boosting your self confidence has never been easier. Vintage Allies (VAV!) is most delighted to present the third in a series of social dilemma concerns addressed to our own Dawn Mattatome. In this ever growing and popular, ASK DAWN series, Dawn will empower and boost your self-confidence, for once and for all. Simply submit your desperate questions to Ask Dawn and we'll try to answer all of your questions. Here at Vintage Allies (VAV!), we DO NOT rule out yes, no or multiple choice answers to your questions. First come, first serve...take the tab with your number. Patient and patience please? Remember? Good Advice Never Goes Out of Style. Advice columns, which are found in the lifestyle sections of newspapers and in women's magazines, are a long tradition in journalism. Long before Ann Landers and Dear Abby, there were the "advice to the lovelorn" columns in American publications and "agony aunts" in British women's publications.

Dear Dawn, I have always liked a girl in a black cashmere twinset, a grey wool pencil skirt, black tights, black loafers/mary janes/ Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG lace-up oxfords, pearls, pearl earrings, glasses, a black velvet hair band, and all covered by a camel hair overcoat. Very Jackie Onassis. No? Anyway, I was on a date with a young lady 7 years ago who said she couldn't date me because any man who knew the difference between a pencil skirt and an Aline skirt must not be a "manly man" (Note: Dawn removed some of the more descriptive language). So after a while I learned that's okay to think these things but it's not okay to say it. What's your opinion? Should I question my manliness? I don't think so. And when does a discerning eye suddenly invalidate a lifetime's straightness? I'd like your opinion please. Should I stop noticing how a woman looks and stop giving her compliments? What a sad world if people stopped giving each other compliments. No? Please advise. Sincerely, Anonymous PS I ask because I saw a Brooks Bros. ad with a really classy lady wearing the exact same outfit as I described and it got me thinking...

Dear Anonymous, Oh for goodness sakes! All this makes me think of that quote by Sigmund Freud "What do women want!?!" Don't women say they want men to be more sensitive, more attentive, more expressive more complimentary? Sounds to me like you were being all those things. And it sounds to me like this woman was being judgmental and a tad shallow.

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I know several well-dressed women whose husbands, boyfriends or male significant others pick out their outfits because they are fabulous at it! And I also know several women who have terrible fashion sense. Dawn herself couldn't tell you what a pencil skirt vs. an A-line skirt is. And I hate shopping!! Does that make us less feminine? Having or lacking fashion sense should hardly be an indicator - or an indictment - of one's sexual orientation. A wise woman once said to me years ago "What people don't understand, they judge - and they usually judge it as wrong." If someone is being judgmental - it's because they don't understand. Obviously, your comments didn't fit your lady friend's paradigm for maleness - but that is her issue, not yours. Don't feel you have to change who and how you are to meet someone's approval. Being sincerely complimentary is a good thing. Of course, everything within reason! Effusiveness can be off -putting coming from a man or a woman. Wishing you the best, Dawn An Important Note: If a person ever does find him or herself genuinely questioning his/her sexual orientation, please know that there are highly trained licensed counselors who specialize in working with those who are questioning. They can be of great help.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG The Black Eyed Peas will appear at the Super Bowl Halftime show. It's been reported that NFL News touts the Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 153 million viewers tuned in last year in the United States.

American football, known in the United States simply as football and at times as gridiron outside the United States, is a competitive team sport. The objective of the game is to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. The fans revel in the game. NOW, On February 6, 2011, two of the most celebrated franchises in all of NFL history will clash with one another in Super Bowl XLV. Pitting the NFC champions, Green Bay Packers against the AFC champions, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas to decide the NFL champion for the 2010 season. Make no mistake, both these seasoned teams are familiar with the world's largest stage. The Packers have appeared in four Super Bowls; the Steelers have appeared in seven.

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More about the Cowboys Stadium hosting the game? Excerpt from Cowboys' Stadium official site indicates the stadium roof is supported by two 35-foot deep and 15-foot wide boxed arch trusses with arches more than twice the length of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. It is one of the largest domed structures in the world, 660,800 square feet. Here you'll likely find THE largest HDTV video board installation in the world! The video board spans the 20-yard line to the 20-yard line, measuring a grand 160 feet in length and 70 feet in height. The reported $40 million video board weighs 1.2 million pounds. Cowboys stadium also embraces the tallest movable glass wall in the world. Each end zone features a five-leaf transparent glass retractable door with dimensions somewhere near 120 feet high and 180 feet wide. Vintage Note from Vintage Allies (VAV!) Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football. It is also the 41st annual championship game of the modernera National Football League (NFL). Want more, history of NFL Vintage Allies (VAV!) Football Fans? The National Football League, (NFL) was established in the year 1920 with the name of the American Professional Football Association (APFA). 1922 the name was adapted to National Football League. Founded at a Hupmobile Dealership in Canton, Ohio, the iconic Jim Thorpe was its elected president. Today, it is the Page 99

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG biggest professional American football league, comprising thirty-two teams from a variety of American cities and regions. The league's teams are split into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and secondly the National Football Conference (NFC). These are more delineated/sub-divided into four divisions comprising four teams each. These are the East, West, North, and the South. At the finish of the league's regular season, there are select teams from each conference which play in the NFL playoffs, a single-elimination tournament and this culminates with the Super Bowl, the NFL championship. Visit the NFL History Site? By Luscious Lin February is Heart Month. This is a perfect time to begin a heart wise lifestyle. So, Vintage Allies (VAV!) Readers and Listeners, where possible DO get active, control your cholesterol, eat better, manage your blood pressure, lose weight, reduce blood sugar and stop smoking. Let's review a few words from the experts and Nurse Getta Shawt as follows.

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Did you know heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in this country? The Main Risk Factors for heart disease include: Increased age (55 or older for women, 45 or older for men) A Family History of Heart Disease High Blood Pressure High Total Cholesterol, or High LDL (Bad) Cholesterol, or Low HDL (Good) Cholesterol, or High Triglycerides Page 100

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome Overweight/Obesity (especially increased belly fat) Smoking Physical Inactivity Emotional Stress Other Conditions that can Increase Your Risk: Depression Thyroid Disease Inflammatory Disease (like arthritis) Gum Disease Sleep Apnea Panic Anxiety Attacks Erectile Dysfunction in Men Premature Menopause in Women can lead to Premature Heart Disease The more risk factors you have the greater your risk for developing heart disease. Talk with your healthcare provider today. Learn the Signs of a Heart Attack. SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK INCLUDE: Chest sensations (discomfort, pain, squeezing-feeling, heaviness, pressure) Arm, jaw, neck, shoulder blade discomfort or pain Shortness of breath Nausea/Indigestion Unusual fatigue/weakness Hot flush/Cold sweat Dizziness.

The glamour of cigarettes began to fade as the packaging and advertisements included a familiar bit of information and a warning "Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy." Did you know this warning, however, is a relatively recent development that came about after Congress adopted legislation in the 1960s? Congress required tobacco companies to inform consumers of the health risks and required that a printed warning appear on cigarette packages to tell consumers that cigarette smoking "may be hazardous to your health." (The warning was strengthened by a 1970 amendment that changed "may be" to "is.") Researchers began finding links between smoking and lung cancer as early as 1900. The first medical studies indicating smoking to this and other illnesses began to appear in the 1920s. Between 1920 and 1960, an established link between smoking and health problems had clearly been made. In 1962, Dr. Luther L. Terry, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, convened an advisory committee for closer examination between the link of smoking and illness. On January 11, 1964, the advisory committee released its conclusion that

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG "cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action." Congress enacted the Original Act in 1965. Here, the FTC proposed required warnings on containers and print advertisements for cigarettes, the Original Act only required such warnings on packaging. The 1969 act, however, went further and required warnings be placed within any and all print advertising of cigarettes. The 1969 act also banned cigarette advertising in any medium of electronic communication subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission. Congress had two explicit purposes for adopting these statutes. First, to adequately inform the public of the health hazards of smoking, and second, to protect the national economy from the potential impact on the cigarette manufacturing industry if each of the fifty states enacted its own packaging and advertisement regulations.

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Care to know more about keeping in shape the vintage way? You've come to the right place with Vintage Allies (VAV!) Exercise and Fitness Reporter

The Social Security Administration recently announced that Retirees will no longer be able to get an interest-free loan from the Social Security trust fund. Effective on December 8, retirees will not be able to pay back benefits already received in exchange for higher Social Security payments going forward. Vintage Allies (VAV!) suggests a closer look below into how the new Social Security rules may impact you.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Free Loans are Eliminated In a not so known provision, the Social Security law previously allowed individuals to begin payments at age 62, pay back all the benefits received at age 70 without interest, and then reclaim at a higher rate due to delayed claiming. This claiming method, which is employed primarily by affluent households, costs the federal government and Social Security trust fund money. "The processing of these withdrawal applications is also a poor use of the agency's limited administrative resources in a time of fiscal austerity -- resources that could be better used to serve the millions of Americans who need Social Security's services," reportedly says the SSA.

Note: Comments on the new rules will be considered until Feb. 7, 2011. The agency says it will publish a final rule that responds to relevant comments. Would you like to know more about Social Security and beginnings?

Pictured Above: Roosevelt Signs The Social Security Act: President Roosevelt signs Social Security Act, at approximately 3:30 pm EST on 14 August 1935. Standing with Roosevelt are Rep. Robert Doughton (D-NC); unknown person in shadow; Sen. Robert Wagner (D-NY); Rep. John Dingell (D-MI); unknown man in bowtie; the Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins; Sen. Pat Harrison (D-MS); and Rep. David Lewis (D-MD).

Under the new rules, Social Security beneficiaries may withdraw an application for retirement benefits only within 12 months of their first Social Security payment and are limited to one withdrawal per lifetime. SSA notes "There is little to be gained by investing benefits for only 12 months" rule. Retroactive Benefit Suspensions are Discontinued Social Security beneficiaries were formerly permitted to boost their checks by suspending benefits retroactively received, repaying the amount received, and getting higher checks going forth. The new rules allow retirees to voluntarily suspend benefits only for months in which they did not receive payments. Beneficiaries may also suspend future payments beginning the month after the request is made. It is reported to Vintage Allies (VAV!) that these changes will be applied only to old-age benefit recipients, not survivor and disability beneficiaries. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

ABOUT AMWAY In 1959, Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel from Ada, Michigan established Amway Page 103

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Corporation. Rich described themselves by saying they were two guys who wanted to have a business of their own. They were hungry for success and wanted to give others the chance to be in business for themselves, too." Amway's late founder, Jay Van Andel, had said about the company, "Amway gets people into a new life of excitement, promise, profit, and hope."

founding Chairman of the Right Place Committee, and through the Jay and Betty Van Andel Foundation, contributed to significant community projects in economic development, health care, education and the the years.

The original product Amway offered was Liquid Organic Cleaner (L.O.C.), first called Frisk. It was a concentrated, biodegradable, environmentally friendly cleaning product developed by a scientist in Ohio. DeVos and Van Andel bought the rights to manufacture and distribute Frisk. Since this original product, Amway has expanded from home products to become a global leader in the categories of health and beauty. Amway operates in well over 80 countries and territories around the world. About the Founders Dynamic and diverse, DeVos, has become a renowned speaker and authored four books, including: Believe!, Compassionate Capitalism, Hope from My Heart: Ten Lessons for Life, and Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People. He has also owned a few professional sports franchises himself, to include the Orlando Magic of the NBA. Van Andel proved to be an advocate of free enterprise in every sense of the words. He was a Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Jamestown Foundation, U.S. Ambassador and Commissioner General to Genoa Expo '92 and Trustee of the Heritage Foundation. He never left his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, behind. He was the founder of the Van Andel Institute for Education and Medical Research, Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved to create. I try to think of something that appeals not just to my personal taste, but something that I believe comes directly from the heart. I thrive on creativity, and my style shows in my creations. I like to make things that are unique and that will appeal to others as well as inspire. My Victorian collection draws parallels of yesterday's style in today's world. The mix of both styles helps not only to inspire a vintage look, but take something vintage Page 104

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG to transform it into a modern masterpiece. The look of yesterday becomes the look of tomorrow and brings the best of both worlds into one fashionable universe. Fabulous Foods was a totally crazy way to try out an idea. I started out with some grapes and a peapod pillow, and as the business grew, I got more requests for other types of food and fruits. I have had restaurants, plays, and game show contestants use my line of Fabulous Foods and I am grateful to every single one that has inspired me to take my craft farther.

The best part of what I do is the fact that I am able to use the talent I was given to not only provide original creations to those who like one of a kind items, but to be able to help others. That's the main reason I started my business. I wanted to help my family. If I am able to inspire others, that is more than I can ever hope for. My Delightful Dolls started as my tribute to the type of dolls that I grew up with. The vintage style that I apply to each one is as unique as each individual doll. I am also extremely pleased that my creations were part of a donation to help mothers and their girls who had had trying experiences with domestic abuse find a little peace with a small token on my behalf.

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If you would like to see some of my work, visit my website. You can also visit or subscribe to my blog . You can also visit me on Facebook.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Need ideas? Just give me a shout and we'll design together! I'd be happy to work with anyone via phone or email. Visit my website.

By Jen Thompson How incredibly chic and romantic? The perfect place to come home to, cuddle up and relax. By Jen

That's So Shabby

I've often longed for the surroundings of Romantic shabby and vintage chic style! I'm pretty sure I should have been born in 1890 because I love the look of the homes in those old movies like, "Enchanted Cottage", "Springtime in Paris" "It's a Wonderful World" and so many more. I get a lot of my inspiration from watching these movies. Looking at the inside of their homes back them. I can almost feel the texture of the drapes, the layers of paint on the moldings, the smoothness of their fine china. I've made a style of my own with all of that as inspiration. Creating and repurposing pieces to get the look that makes me think of then... When I am not building or creating it on my own, I search thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales. An occasional road side find is a real treat too! Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

By Bea Kunz There was a time when ...if one did not garden , one did not eat...needless to say gardening was a must do. I think many don't grasp the destruction war has on the daily lives of those far removed from the battle fields. So...take a moment and imagine the battle field in your front yard, Page 106

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG back yard, and those of your neighbors. Imagine your lush fields and garden beds being trampled and destroyed, even burned...knowing this was the food for your family...not only today but for the next year. Green gardens are not the only food sources that took a major hit during the era of such civil destruction. The link below is a very interesting read. Mansfield News Journal The Civil War Era was before seed companies, so I feel certain there is much we don't know about types/varieties that were loved and grown. Research has unearthed bit of information that tells us a scant amount of what was most used in the food garden: Beans......German Black Wax, Flageolet, and King of The Garden.

market for profit only ) are on the destruction list of these land/food enemies. The number of family farms today is minute compared to past times...progress and directional growth is good...unless it destroys the foundation that keeps "life" healthy and evolving. Spring is here, plant a garden, small or large, in the ground or in a pot...and search out heirloom some of those seed from what you grow...then record the history and pass it on to your next generation. The history of 100 years from now has to be compiled today. Stop by Sage Hill Farms? http://www.sagehillfarmsandvintagestore.c om


Beets.......Blood Turnip. Cabbage....Jersey Wakefield and Cannon Ball. Carrot.......Valery and Ox Heart. Collard......Georgia. Sweet Corn..Stowells Evergreen. Now, fast forward to the Food/Gardening of Today And The Wars~ While we don't have uniforms marching through our fields and destroying our efforts to grow and have healthy food....we do have big business that has for years and continues to destroy the goodness that lies in the soil that must be, if a nation and as a world...has food on the table tomorrow. Heirloom seed...old varieties, (those which have not been treated to fit a certain

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By Bea Kunz Nothing speaks vintage as Heirloom vegetables and fruits.



More flavor, vitamins, and stability- from the onset of growth, to the final dish on the supper table. You won't find many heirloom vegetables in the your local markets, some health food markets and/or co-ops are the most likely locations to search. Page 107

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG The best option of course is to grow a garden from heirloom seed, save seed from that garden and do so year after year. Sadly, I think we are looking toward a time in the near future when heirloom seed will be hard to purchase in an open market. Companies like Monsanto ( a huge chemical company ) who has a strong foot-hold in our food industry is working hard to make sure this happens. Tomatoes, beans, peas, squash, melons, corn, turnips and most all fruits have heirloom varieties. Check out the Sage Hill Farms website for all your gardening informational needs. And as always, if you don't find what you are searching for...just give us a shout and we will come running~ Happy gardening...make it Heirloom and as Vintage as possible~ Sage Hill Farms and Vintage Store Lots of yummy recipes from heirloom vegetables and fruits on the Sage Hill Farms website also....

The consumption of wheatgrass in the Western World began in the 1930s as a result of experiments conducted by Charles F. Schnabel ( an agricultural chemist) Schnabel conducted his first experiments with young grasses in 1930, when he used fresh cut grass in an attempt to nurse dying hens ( chickens ) back to health. The hens not only recovered, but they produced eggs at a higher rate than healthy hens. Encouraged by his results, he began drying and powdering grass for his family and neighbors to supplement their diets. The following year, Schnabel reproduced his experiment and achieved the same results. Hens consuming rations supplemented with grass doubled their egg production. Schnabel started promoting his discovery to gristmills, chemist, and the food industry. Two large corporations, Quaker Oats and American Dairies INC., invested millions of dollars in further research, development, and production of grass products for animals and humans. By 1940, cans of Schnabel's powdered grass were on sale in major drug stores throughout the United States and Canada. This photo is a Wheatgrass plot at Sage Hill Farms, that has been harvested and replanted for a new winter crop. Wheatgrass for a healthy 2011~~and don't forget the chickens !

By Bea Kunz Wheatgrass is thought of by many to be a recently discovered health booster....well folks...think again~ Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Plant above ground crops during the "Waxing" or rising moon. This is a period of increasing light from the new moon to the full moon. Plant root crops during the "Waning" or declining moon. This is from the full moon to the new moon when the moonlight is declining. Does It Really Work~ Scientific studies have shown this gardening concept has merit. I am a 4th generation farmer who totally believes and practices the concept. There are variations of any set practice, so do your research, try it in your own gardening project and decide for yourself. The below link is the best informational/explanation I have found. Kay Keys Sage Hill has begun the process of spring layout and planting...let us know if we may help you in your plan. The photo is a garden at Sage Hill...planted in the full moon cycle last year. By Bea Kunz The concept of planting by the moon is not a new one. It has been practiced since ancient times, dating back to the Babylonian era. Some of this thinking is embedded in astrology. Astrology is a science that believes the moon influences many areas of our lives. In our gardening example, there are some scientific roots. The gravitational pull of the moon influences tides and ocean levels. Water is also pulled upward in the soil by the same gravitational forces. This in turn, brings moisture to newly planted seeds. ~Using the concept of Planting by Phases of the Moon:

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG with a little bench just for two tucked underneath has sparked many a kiss, touch and a few proposals, I'm sure. It can also be a lovely spot to sit with ones- self, enjoy a spot of tea and contemplate the journey... A more beautiful antique rose I have never seen than the ' Madame Plantier' a shining white, fragrant Vintage Rose. It's vigorous, cold hardy and disease resistant...( as with most vintage plants ). It will climb or grow into a bountiful hedge.... Another is 'Cecile Brunner' about petite beauty, this little rose is over a hundred years old, a robust climber with clusters of tiny yellow streaks fading to a pale salmon pink. This charmer will climb a wall and cascade down the other side of any host target.

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It's never too cold to plan a rose garden...a Vintage Rose garden....I can smell the spring from here~

April Fools Cover - Can you spot the upside down world within this Post Magazine Cover?

I'll meet you in the rose garden~

Art work by Norman Rockwell.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Located on 1200 Philadelphia Pike, in the scenic and historic North Wilmington Delaware Suburbs, can be found the Museum of Business History & Technology

remarkable repository of American history opened to the public in January 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology. It was the sixth Smithsonian building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2001, The Museum of Business History and Technology (MBHT) is recognized globally, by visitors, collectors and historians, for its cache of unique breadth, scope and content. Here, over 2,000 artifacts offer themselves as an opportunity for all to discover moments and innovations throughout the world of business technology. This Museum reminds poignantly reminds visitors that the power of technology on society and lives can never be too highly valued.

Inside the Museum you'll discover more than you've likely imagined.

In addition to artifacts, the museum collection boasts a library of archival material relating to the history of the business equipment industry. Visit today? Early Office Museum

Tour exhibitions, partake in public programs, engage in educational activities, view collections, and take up close looks into research facilities. Millions of visitors may make virtual visits to the Museum’s Web site. All in all, the Museum "dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples." Here has been created amazing opportunities to learning about America's history. More on the history of the Museum: On June 28, 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill authorizing $36 million for the American History Museum. The groundbreaking of this monument to history took place on August 22, 1958. The Museum’s area is approximately 750,000 square feet, including a basement, three main exhibition levels, two officecollection levels and a mechanical penthouse on the roof. It's presence on the National Mall qualifies it as a National Historic Landmark, as well. The Museum collects and meticulously preserves well over 3 million artifacts of the sincerest national treasures. From the slippers worn by Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" to the Star-Spangled Banner, you'll find the finest collections from the very fiber of American life. Exhibitions reveal major themes from American history and culture to present day.

More than 4 million visitors have entered the hallowed halls of the National Museum of American History. This Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

'America on the Move' shares the majestic moments of transportation in the United States history from 1870 to the present. Page 111

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Enjoy The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, Within These Walls... and First Ladies at the Smithsonian.

Vintage Allies (VAV!) shares a collection of TV commercials that have been a significant part of history and development of TV as an advertising medium.

Incredibly, the Museum will immerse the interested visitor in public programs, including demonstrations, musical programs, lectures and tours to storytelling and festivals. In Spark!Lab, the Lemelson Center’s is an interactive display with science and invention space. The Museum’s Archives Center houses a remarkable array of American history in documents, photographs and other works, business Americana, advertising histories of major U.S. corporations and more. The Museum's website offers virtual exhibitions and glimpses of collections and an overview of Museum programs and activities. If you'd care to stay updated on what's taking place at the Museum, visit their blog, ―Oh Say Can You See.‖

Vintage Bow hat for auction. Satin Leaves, with seed pearl centers. Size small. 1950s era. Please inquire for more information.

By Bea Kunz Vintage and proud of it ! "Accessorcraft " was founded in the 1930's and produced thousands of war relief pins in World War II. I believe this strutting guy is from the mid to late 30's. Excellent condition and very charming. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Contact me if you need more information.Cock of the morning to you ! Photobucket reveals this delightful pin!

By Bea Kunz Vintage Sterling Moonstone Brooch. Takes on the slight and lovely tinge of whatever color it is placed on. Securely set in a vintage sterling case and held in place by 4 prongs. Can't get enough of the Great Band Era? For Sale~Collector's Edition of Original Recordings. 37 top bands play ten years of top tunes from 1936 to 1945. Original recording by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman and more.

Measures 2" L and 1.5 " wide at the center. Has an extra long clasp that is indicative to older jewelry. $ 45.00 Dollars is a lovely price~ Contact Sage Hill Farms and Vintage Store.

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By Rebecca Parsons Okay...I admit it...I AM old enough to remember when!!! I keep telling my children there was so a FaceBook and Twitter in the 1960s. FaceBook was falling asleep face down while pulling an all-nighter because you waited until the last minute to study for an exam. And Twitter, as in my heart was a—-, happened when you were Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon!!! Now I have visual proof that I am for real not kidding...just look at these:

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Benchmark your very vintage product with Vintage Allies (VAV!) Variety Broadcasting. Contact us? Artwork and picture courtesy of Robert Falk, VAV! Riddler.

This is one of those 'why didn't I think of that moments'. DUH!!! I am so groovin' on these retro advertising pieces designed by Brazillian ad company MOMA Propoganda. High resolution downloadable posters of the vintage ads byMOMA Propoganda are now available through Maximidia in English and Spanish!!! found via Ads of The World

Vintage Allies (VAV!) Variety Broadcasting is reaching new altitudes for our Vintage Readers and Listeners! Similiar to the DC-8 'approach', Vintage Allies represents another significant chapter in American history. We are the first ever global all Vintage VAV! MultiMedia Broadcasting lifestyle magazine, Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG broadcast, web source and resource, ever. Period. Join us while we soar. Here's a bit of the DC-8 history. The DC8 was one of the earliest commercial jetpowered passenger aircraft. In the years that followed its inaugural flight, the DC-8 established commercial transport world records for altitude, speed, distance and payload.

It's being described as a "gathering place where enthusiasts from around the world will come to celebrate America's love affair with the automobile." If you're an automotive enthusiast or serious may wish to visit this salute to the automotive industry, LeMay – AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUMŽ.

The Dobbin House is known as one of Gettysburg PA's oldest and most historic homes. This stop is a must on your Gettysburg trip ticket. The ambience is magnificent and the food is superb.

This interactive automotive museum and educational center, located in Tacoma, WA, showcases the cultural impact of cars, motorcycles and trucks on life in America.

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By Dragstrip Scooter Girl If you own a car, you've probably heard of the American Automobile Association, also known as AAA or triple A. The AAA is headquartered in Heathrow, FL. This organization, is a not-for-profit auto Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG service provider and auto insurance seller. AAA is also relied upon for the roadside assistance program that they provide. History shares the revelation that motorists and car enthusiasts began organizing automobile clubs after the first horseless carriages appeared on America's roads. It's reported that by 1902, approximately 50 small motor clubs had been formed by motoring enthusiast across the country! But when, exactly, did the AAA appear? Glad you asked! Nine such clubs would soon join to establish a national motoring organization and, at a March 4, 1902 Chicago meeting, the American Automobile Association was founded. These groups, together, would later work to commission maps, auto racing and auto services. Since AAA's beginning, it has pledged to the future of motor transportation through the support of adequate highways and abolishment of burgeoning taxes and restrictions. It is reported that AAA now has over 69 regional clubs where members may receive service. Additional to their roadside assistance programs, AAA offers a variety of discounts with participating merchants.

Some women rock while some women rock and roll on. Tina Reeves is one of those remarkable women who does it all and more. Vintage Allies (VAV!) now has an exclusive excerpt, in Tina's own words, sharing memorable highlights of living life to the fullest...her way. "As a country girl from the back woods of Maryland, I never dreamed that after getting my honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps that I would go on to have a hot air balloon or ride my own HarleyDavidson速 motorcycle. In the past 30 years I've enjoyed supporting John O'Grady and the Epilepsy Foundation, Christmas with Chemo, MDA,Pilots for Kids, Torches Across America, Nation of Patriots, the Veterans Hospital and the Blue Star Moms. While serving on the Board of Directors for the Balloon Federation of America, I initiated and developed a youth program for future pilots which included a Balloon Fiesta Academy and summer camps. In addition to hot air ballooning my husband and I enjoy riding our motorcycles in our spare time. It is hard to explain to people how much it refreshes

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG our minds, body and spirit to just get on our motorcycles and ride. Women are realizing that they can ride their own motorcycle and women riders share a special bond of being sisters in the wind. I want to share my passion for riding with other women riders so March 2010 I took a big step in starting my own online electronic magazine for women riders. Ever proud, being an American USMC veteran, I decided on the name American Woman Riders. Someone once told me that if you want something, "you gotta start somewhere!" and I did just that. I've promoted this new venture of mine on facebook and it has since gone international with fans in other countries rapidly signing on to our page. We also have men that support us women riders signing on too! This country girl is living her dreams and I want to encourage you to reach out to yours. You can make them happen by taking that first step. Anyone wanting more information about learning to ride can contact me at" Safe Rides Always and Remember To Find Joy In Your Journey! Tina "HarleySkyAngel" AmericanWomanRiders

Well, hello to William John Clifton Haley, born July 6th, 1925 in Michigan. But, Michigan was just the starting point for Haley. His Kentucky father and English mother would soon move the family to Boothwyn, near the town of Chester, Pennsylvania. It was here William, 'Bill', grew up surrounded by music. His father played Banjo and his mother, who had been classically trained, taught piano. It seemed only natural that Bill would follow in the musical footsteps of his parents. No one, it's probable to say, could have predicted Haley's rise to stardom and the impact he would have everywhere in the years to follow. It's reported that Haley made his inaugural performances about 1938 singing and playing guitar at variety shows. During his late teen years, Bill made his rounds at the amusements parks. He was given recognition in a popular radio show known as 'Cousin Lee's Band'. It was here that Haley sang, played his guitar and yodeled his way across the sound waves. During 1944, and the war torn era of World War II, Haley who suffered a blindness disability, was ineligible for draft. A disability that plagued him would ironically give him a break to replace a drafted member of the Downhomers'. Here he would combine country and pop music. Bill left the 'Downhomers', at the

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG age of 22 where he returned to Chester, PA as host of a local radio show, WPWA. In 1948, Haley released his first record on the 'Cowboy' label with the 'Four Aces of Western Swing'; Al Constantine on the accordion; Barney Barnard on bass and Tex King strumming guitar. By 1949, The 'Four Aces' disbanded and Haley formed a new band, 'The Saddlemen'. This band would become the first rock and roll band in history, known as the 'Comets'. Wearing a ten gallon cowboy hat and his trademark curl, Haley fronted the group alongside Al Rex on bass, Billy Williamson on steel guitar and Johnny Grande on piano and accordion. By 1951, Al Rex would leave the group and was replaced by 17 year old Marshall Lytle. Haley would officially began his rock and roll ascent with a cover of "Rocket 88" recorded for the Philadelphia-based Holiday Records label in 1951. In 1952 'Rock The Joint' , beneath the name of Saddlemen, blew the top off of sales hitting a respectable 75,000. This is where the new name, the 'Comets' was adopted by the Saddlemen to fit the music the band was now playing. It's reported that a friend of Haley's, suggested he re-name his band. The name worked, clicked and fit this group. By early 1953 Haley's style of Western Swing Band had totally evolved into rock and roll. He added the sounds of drums to the band in the form of Charlie Higler. By the summer of 1953 he was replaced by Dick Richards. Joey D'Ambrosio was added to the mix as sax player. 'Rock The Joint' was huge. In 1953, Haley made his first national success with an original song called "Crazy Man, Crazy". The song's title originated with a phrase Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Haley was to have overheard from his teenage audiences. Fact is 'Crazy, Man, Crazy' really went crazy to Top 20 and Haley was now a huge success! This was the first rock and roll song to be televised nationally in 1953 when it was implemented on the soundtrack for a television play starring James Dean. On April 12, 1954, they cranked out the song 'Rock Around the Clock'. This is said to be Haley's biggest hit. This song was marked itself as one of the most significant records in rock and roll history. Sales of "Rock Around the Clock" were an estimated 25 million copies claim some publications, and would herald the arrival of a cultural phenomena and shift in music. Joe Turners 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' followed for the Comets. Haley would put the rock and roll feel to Turners bluesy sound. The record was one of Decca's best selling records in that year and the seventh best selling record in November 1954. It was the first rock & roll record to sell a million copies. Unforgettable were the late 1954, 1955 and 1956 hits from 'Dim, Dim The Lights' ,'Birth Of The Boogie', 'Razzle Dazzle', and 'Two Hound Dogs', "Birth of the Boogie", to "Mambo Rock". 1955 found the Comets changed with members leaving the band over salary disputes. Al Rex rejoined to playing, Frank Beecher played lead guitar and Rudy Pompilli weighing in on tenor saxophone. This would be the classic Comet group. This Group could rock the joint. Other hits with the new band included 'See You Later, Alligator', 'Don't Knock the Rock', 'Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie' with 'R.O.C.K' on the flip side of the record, 'Rudy's Rock' (the first instrumental hit of the rock and roll era) and 'Skinny Minnie'. Page 119

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG In 1956, Bill Haley and His Comets appeared in two of the earliest full-length rock and roll movies: 'Rock Around the Clock', and 'Don't Knock the Rock'. It was after 'Skinny Minnie' hit the charts in 1958, that Haley's popular sounds began to decline. The Comets, now dubbed as The Kingsmen did score a hit with the instrumental, 'Weekend'.

and later on to DecoTurf which is more commonly known as "hard courts" by 1978. U.S. Open Tennis Champion Jimmy Connors is the only man to have won on all three surfaces in all of U.S. Open history. Pictured above: Munkasci Martin

Though the 1960s had found Haley and the Comets an oldies act in the US, they were swinging and rocking to other sounds while amassing popularity in Europe, Mexico and Latin America. Over the following years, the group experienced the ebb and flow of life on the road. Though Bill Haley would die in February 9, 1981, the 'Daddy of Rock and Roll' lives on in the echos he left to generations across the world.

Art Print by Norman Rockwell WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -The deadline for filing your taxes is approaching quickly.

The U.S Open began in 1968, and after the merging of 5 events at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens. For the first time in U.S. Open history and all of the previous tournaments, professionals were allowed to compete. The prize money was $100,000 with 159 male and female players in total. The U.S. open was initially played on grass. By 1975, U.S. Open History introduced a change. Players went from grass, to clay, Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

April 15 is usually the last day to file your taxes, but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the 2011 deadline to Monday, April 18. The extension probably brings little relief to the millions of taxpayers who always wait until the last minute, regardless of the deadline. The following tips will help you file your taxes on time and avoid mistakes. Read More:

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Norman Rockwell of Harley-Davidson artists". Through his deft touch and subtle variations, he proves himself a master in portraying feminine beauty, but he is by no means confined to the pinup art genre alone. To fully appreciate the significance of David Uhl's art, it seems appropriate to briefly review the artist himself.

Vintage Allies (VAV!) introduces David Uhl as our featured April Artist and Creator. David's unique artistic style and vintage motorcycle paintings are extraordinary works of art and may soon reveal him as one of the most important pin-up and glamour artists of the twenty first century. Virtually unmatched by any other artist today, David has already established himself as an enduring and favorite pin-up artist by collectors and fans worldwide. His work is increasingly recognized as "real" art by many private collectors, dealers, galleries and museums. David is the official licensed Harley Davidson artist as well as Program Cover Artist for 2011’s 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. Saying that, it's also important to note that his artwork is displayed throughout the world, and sought by prominent art collectors and luminaries alike, including Jay Leno, Steven Tyler, and U2. CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, referred to David as "The Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Long before he attended his first art class, David had begun creating works of art during his youth in Toledo, Ohio where he was born. By high school’s end, he had decided to pursue a career in art. With a fierce determination and a clearly defined idea of what he wanted, David applied for, and won, the only full-ride scholarship to the Colorado Institute of Art offered to a high school senior in the U.S. However, while excelling brilliantly and after only one year, David would become dissatisfied with the design programs the school offered. He would leave the Institute of Art to independently focus his superlative talents on commercial illustration. Uhl went on to form the award-winning David Uhl Illustration, deftly producing and commissioning drawings for many prolific clients to include FedEx, IBM, Coca-Cola and Time magazine. Although most of his work was created for commercial use, by 1996, it became increasingly apparent that everything would soon dramatically change when David entered the world of oil painting. It was during this time that he began developing his own uniquely artistic style. He soon stood out for the dexterity with which he wielded his brush, while focusing on an innovative, yet timeless avenue of art from the era of the 1930s and 1940s. David would artistically flourish, Page 121

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG masterfully creating museum quality oil paintings. By 1997, with the brilliant merging of David Uhl’s fine art skills and expertise of another hugely talented Illustration Artist,Danial James, Uhl Studios was launched. The Studio is a fine art gallery specializing in motorcycle and aviation art, alongside designer apparel.

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Over a hundred paintings later David feels he is still in the infancy of his painting career. Vintage Allies readers await the continued brilliance from this artist of supremely notable talents.

David Uhl Studio is located at 15801 West Colfax Avenue in Golden, Colorado. Notably the building's origins date back to 1890. In 2008, the property was purchased by David and Danial. The building has since been completely renovated and reconstructed by the two artists who have imbued it with a flavor of their innate soul and talents. Aside from the artwork of this talented duo, the studio boasts a singular crowning glory ―replica‖ of the eagles that adorn the top of the Chrysler Building in New York. Upcoming public events and happenings: David Uhl has been selected as the Program Cover Artist for this year’s 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. Vintage Allies (VAV!) readers and listeners may also visit David during the Daytona Bike Week 2011. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Meet Andi, Vintage Allies (VAV!) 'Lovely Reporter'! Within Andi's reports and yarns, you'll find yourselves immersed in memories and reveries of a more civil time gone by. Reflections of gentility and softness come to life as our Lovely Reporter spins words ranging from events to decor, history and design to include all that is lovely and leisurely in life. Prepare yourselves for a gentle reminder of living to the most graciously and fullest extent possible. Indeed, Gentle Readers and Listeners? Join Vintage Allies' Lovely Reporter and travel to a place and time of idyllic happiness, peacefulness and enlightenment much like Camelot. Andi, her husband and two young daughters escaped from the hectic city life in Washington, D.C. in search of a simpler way of life in a little town outside Gettysburg PA. She is a self taught artist and writer who enjoys incorporating history together with personal experiences. She strives to create a positive and fun Page 122

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG filled way of looking at the world and enjoys creating a legacy she hopes will touch the lives of her family and anyone else she can in a very special way. And, in case you were wondering, she loves anything to do with Jacquie Kennedy, cocktails on the veranda, and long rides in the country with her horse, Dancer. Her favorite word to say is "Lovely." ...and lovely she is. Don't let it be forgot That once there was a spot, For one brief, shining moment That was known as Camelot Photo above: Jackie Kennedy The top talent in country music were honored during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, 2011. The event was held MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Taylor Swift took home the Entertainer of the Year and Miranda Lambert was awarded four trophies including Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. There were some other wins during the evening of country glitz and glamour. Brad Paisley took it down home as Male Vocalist of the Year and Sugarland as a sweet Top Vocal Duo of the Year. The one and only Reba McEntire received the Career Achievement Award. Taylor Swift also took the Jim Reeves International Award while the movie "Country Strong" was chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Award. The night was star packed and the ACM featured empowering moments from Sara Evans and Miranda Lambert to Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley. Rihanna and Jennifer Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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speeds and controls were carefully monitored by the pilot. Riding into the wind and away from the sun are just a few of the rules to follow when sky writing! And, the sky high words, of course, needed to be right the first time, because even short words took several trips to complete! Who wants an error in the sky for all to see? Skywriting was no easy feat for the pilot of a crafty plane! The pilot must also write backwards or upside down in mid air! This skywriting was quite a skill and must be just 'so', that the viewers could read the message from the ground.

Good job! Switch Off! Quick on the climb! You've seen it done in the Wizard of Oz, by the Wicked Witch of the West! She spelled the words 'Surrender Dorothy' for all the land of Oz to see! To this day, those words send tingles down the spine of viewers! Truth to tell, skywriting isn't really created by a straw broom and a wicked witch, most days. But how is Skywriting done? Using a small aircraft, special smoke expelled during flight, makes words readable in the skies by someone on the ground. The aircraft held a smoke generator, or a pressurized container which used a low viscosity oil such as Chevron/Texaco "Corvus Oil". The oil was injected into the hot exhaust manifold causing vaporization into a white dense smoke which would scribble the skies.

It's reported that skywriting was created in 1922 by an Englishman and RAF pilot known as John C. Savage. The American Tobacco Co. then picked up the technique for their Lucky Strike cigarettes. During the years between 1931 to 1953, Andy Stinis performed skywriting in an airplane for Pepsi-Cola. During those years, skywriting with smoke was considered a leading form of advertising, and Pepsi-Cola had used it more than any other company The messages left behind by these crafty and talented pilots were often times an advertisement aimed at everyone within the viewing vicinity. Sometimes, the sky messages would announce celebrations or events or yes, even a marriage proposal and birthday wish. Dare to dream and fly in the friendly skies...

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG dollar amount. The company is also directing you to deposit the entire check into your own account and send back a money order to them for particular tax amount difference due from the winnings. Well, why not? The check looks authentic. There's no reason why you shouldn't take advantage of a windfall funding is there? The amount of taxes payable is much smaller than the win offered! Beware the scam! Scams aren't new under the sun. From get rich quick offers to the Pyramid scheme, they're known as a scam, a con, confidence trick or confidence game, a bunko, flim flam, gaffle, grift, hustle, scam, scheme, swindle or bamboozleis. Simply put, these acts are an attempt to defraud a person, business or group. These master mind schemes have, in some way or form, been circulating since the days of Romans, Pirates, wampum beads and card sharks. Today, through unwittingly entering contests, sweepstakes, 'freebies' and signing up for samples or mailings, we expose ourselves to trickery. Right? Are you going to be the scammers willing victim or next 'mark'? Don't be.

Look further. Your bank accepts the check for deposit. You've sent the Money Order send, and only later do you find out that the bogus company had sent a bogus check with no funds collectible. Too late, your account was debited for the amount of the check you'd deposited and that had bounced. The money order you'd sent was in the mail to the company before the check bounced. NOW, you've lost the company check and the money order! Use your wits, intellect and inner feelings. Do not be fooled by spurious scammers and worst of all, your own greed. Take time to reconsider those sweepstakes, and offers...whether on line, via the telephone or snail mail. Is it really in your best interest to share your name, address, phone number and more...which may be used by scammers!

We're all hoping to win that incredible trip or monetary moment of a lifetime. But do beware! Ask questions and read the fine print to discern whether these contests and freebies you are about to enroll in actually are legitimate. Beware that you or someone near and dear is not caught up in a whirlwind scam. Below is a very common example of a scam: A check is sent in the mail by a bogus company indicating that you've won a Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG It's this easy: Subscribers, pop over to Casino Night in Old Hollywood page here at VAV!, leave us a message in the comment field with your first and last name. A winning name from those entries will be randomly pulled on April 6th. after midnight EST. Silver Passes include admission to all Downtown Boca Film Festival Films (except opening night or casino night please see Downtown Boca Festival Films. Winners will collect tickets at DBFF's Hospitality Booth. Identification required. Mr. Cathode's Television Corner

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Stop by and enjoy a Vintage-style 1930s Berlin cabaret show, "From Head to Toe in Berlin", true European Cabaret Entertainment! Visit Charlotte of Brunswick in the Brighton Festival Fringe on May 13, 14, 20 and 27, 2011.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Crowned 'Queen of Weimar Musical Cabaret', vintage-style cabaret chanteuse Fraulein Maria, brings new life and humour to the traditional European cabaret chanson! She is a specialist in Weimar German Kabaret 'Lieder' songs and revives many melodic tunes of the early 20th Century (including songs from Parisian cabaret, Music Hall and the American Jazz Age as well as those connected with more modern cabaret). Reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich...Her articulate dulcet tones evoke a reminiscence of 'Marlene Dietrich' and her act offer a touch of elegance and style to your event. This comedic chanteuse plays with her 3-piece band The Smart Set (alternatively with pianist or backing tracks) and presents lyrical and satirical tunes in their original German, French and English. She offers an assortment of music for everyone to enjoy. Her unique interpretation makes songs by Kurt Weill/Bertold Brecht just as accessible as a Piaf or traditional jazz tune. Maria Hackemann : +44 (0)7814 304443 "For more information on her vintage European cabaret and appearances please click on the link to" For information on vintage European cabaret shows and productions visit: Expressionist Productions For information about Cabaret, Confidence and Communication workshops visit: Expressionist Events

By Bonnie Pond Pictured above is Ginny Erwin, Prelude's Trenchcoat Lady, On Her Way To the Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival" for the Premier Screening of the short 'Prelude to a Country Inn, Dead & Breakfast Series'. Listen as Tina Czarnota, Author, Shares Details on her World Premiere of 'Prelude to a Country Inn, Dead & Breakfast Series'.

Palm Beach Women's Film Festival Details: Premiere Status: World Premiere Producer: Tina Czarnota Director: Talina Adamo Writer: Tina Czarnota Language: English Run Time: 4 minutes, 26 seconds Synopsis: Mystery/comedy author and screenwriter, Tina Czarnota cannot get a break when her characters become hams and try to best her and take over the spotlight by any means possible. Schedule: (Part of "Women in Shorts" Presentation) Friday, April 8 at 3 pm. Muvico Parisian CityPlace

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Located about 80 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee and about 30 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama, in Southern Middle Tennessee, you'll find Fayetteville, Tennessee. 1810 marks the moment in time when a stone plinth was set into place on the square’s Northeast corner, marking the future of this lovely old town. Since then, Fayetteville has thrived and populated itself with homes, shops, stores, offices and taverns. The occupation of Civil War Union troops in Fayetteville, alongside tendrils of time, have left a unique impression on this charming southern town and its' citizens.

This 1965 documentary shares imagery of passenger airline operations at the moment when air travel was becoming a phenomenon. Shared are the varied forms of communications used by commercial air carriers in preparing aircraft for flight, Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Today, Fayetteville is certified by the state as an official Main Street District and is anchored by the largest fabric store in the Southeast, along with a classic sidewalk theatre. Visit this unique town square, which was featured in Southern Living Magazine. Walk the streets lined with aged maple and beautiful landscaping. Enjoy the shops, Page 128

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG unique architecture and the original courthouse lawn whittlers! Find yourselves enchanted as you adventure to the historic Stone Bridge Memorial Park, where you'll see a replica of the historic Stone Bridge and Pristine Cascade, two historic log cabins, a visitor center, and numerous recreational activities. The Fayetteville historic and house tours add a splendid touch of elegance to your visit. Don't forget the Lincoln County Fair for a slice of nostalgic Americana! Each year, on the second weekend in November, downtown Fayetteville becomes the setting for a magical holiday experience. With a blending of music, food, exhibits, shops, candlelight and Christmas spirit, the community joins together to celebrate the unique qualities of this historic town. In fact, Bea Kunz of Sage Hill Farm and Vintage Store shares that one of her favorite events in Fayetteville is "The Host Of Christmas Past." She says, " It has to be experienced to fully appreciate all it entails. If you come our stop by Sage Hill Farms and enjoy a cup of Tea...or whatever your favorite beverage happens to be." Vintage Allies (VAV!) confirms that the southern charm and delivery of hospitality in this town is unforgettable. Picture: Courtesy of Wikipedia

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The USS Sequoia may just be the most famous vessel in America and the most important piece of Americana not owned by the government. The Sequoia is a wooden, 1925 Trumpydesigned yacht housing a large collection of presidential photographs and original memorabilia. The top deck has been a source of relaxation to some of THE greats, including Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Sharing more about the historic Sequoia... The USS Sequoia, AG-23, was classified as an "Auxiliary--Miscellaneous" vessel with 100 tons displacement; length on water line, 99 feet, extreme beam at water line, 18 feet 2 inches. She was built by the Mathis Yacht Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey in 1925. This vessel was taken over by the Navy from the Department of Commerce. Assigned to the Washington Navy Yard, she was fitted out as the Presidential Yacht. March 25, 1933, President Herbert Hoover accepted the newly commissioned USS Sequoia as the official presidential yacht. It's reported that prior to commission, the Department of Commerce had used the Sequoia as a decoy to catch Prohibition law-breakers.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Actually, looking a bit deeper into her history, it's reported that the Sequoia has been a part of some of America's most historic events. It was used during the Harding administration to enforce Prohibition; Herbert Hoover promoted his use of the Sequoia during the Depression; FDR and Eisenhower planned D-day; here, Truman decided to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and later conducted the world's first nuclear arms control summit; Eisenhower had entertained Korean War veterans; and, it's here Kennedy celebrated his final birthday party; Lyndon B. Johnson lobbied for civil rights legislation, and planned Vietnam War strategy; Nixon negotiated the first arms control treaty with the Soviet Union, and later decided to resign; Gerald Ford conducted cabinet meetings on board; President Ronald W. Reagan would meet all of the nation's 50 Governors at the Sequoia's gangplank in Richmond, Virginia. When not functioning as the presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia also served as the official vessel of the secretary of the Navy. President Jimmy Carter was the last to use the Sequoia before selling it to a private firm in 1977. She is currently owned by the non-profit Sequoia Foundation and serves as a historic charter vessel on the Potomac River.

According to a recent Washington Post article, "Hotel Rates to Start Rising in 2011," leading hotel operators, such as Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts are incrementally upping average daily rates in response to 1) "the return of leisure and business travel," and 2) "the relatively fixed supply of rooms given the lack of new construction." Of course, it's great to hear this general advice from the top hotel revenue management experts; however, there is a need to step away from general advice and recognize trends more specific to your property. Micromanaging local trends, room rates, and other variables within your own sphere is the best way to capitalize on raising (or lowering) room rates based on your inventory. Add to this feat of micromanagement, the multiple channels of booking - traditional, online, OTA and mobile - and you have quite a task at hand. The fact is, you have too many things to take care of to micromanage all of these variables. And whose advice are you going to take? A hotel executive's from 1,000 miles away? Your competitor's next door?

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Why not put all of this into the "hands" of a real-time revenue management software system that analyzes the best, most relevant information to your property? Such a system makes all opinions superfluous, because it has already made the best decision long before the experts prognosticate. (Read more: )

engine was mounted in a custom chassis that placed it behind the driver. The main chassis was built up from four-inch steel tubes which kick up over the rear axle. The aerofoil body was similar to the German GP cars which were designed to modern aeronautics features. The '48 design was sleek and did not have the huge chrome bumpers or large tail fins that would become soon popular in American car design. No doors were cut out of the body. A large one-piece rear panel opens hydraulically revealing the entire rear end of the chassis.

By Dragstrip Scooter Girl 1948 Buick Streamliner~What a car. It makes everyone's palms sweaty. The sleek Streamliner of 1948 was designed by mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs. The project included a custom aluminum body and steel chassis. It is reported that two and a half years and $10,000 were needed to finish this roadster, and the results clearly took the breath away. The car was featured on the cover of Motor Trend as well as featured in Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics and Motor Life. This Streamliner was built for the road and used a 1948 Buick V8 to power the 2200 pound car to speeds of 120 mph. The Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a United States patent for the invention of the telephone. By 1877, he formed the American Bell Telephone Company and the first exchange opened in New Haven, Connecticut. In a few fleeting years, local exchange companies were launched in every major city throughout America. There were four major divisions of the American Bell Telephone Company; The American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) that had been created by American Bell Telephone Company to provide long distance calls and to Page 131

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG interconnect between New York and Chicago and beyond; Western Electric Company, Bell's equipment manufacturing arm; Bell Labs, that conducted research and development for AT&T and finally, Bell operating companies, providing local exchange telephone services. By 1899, AT&T would acquire the assets of its parent American Bell Telephone Company. AT&T then became the parent of American Bell, and thus the head of the Bell System. This acquisition was put into place, it's reported, to take advantage of the leaner regulatory and tax rules in NYC which were leaner in New York than in Boston, where American Bell was headquartered. Following a government anti-trust suit and the Kingsbury Commitment, by 1913. AT&T agreed to the Kingsbury Commitment in which they would sell their reported $30 million in Western Union stock, allow competitors to interconnect with their system, and not acquire other independent companies without permission from the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

Vintage Allies (VAV!) kicks into overdrive bringing back the sounds that rocked America and the world, topped the charts and definitely 'brought it home'! Every week, right here, we will present music to share with all of you. That's what we're about. Helping you enjoy and learn more about every aspect of the Vintage Lifestyle. Let's get warmed up?

At the end of 1934, AT&T was regulated by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The company was to become the largest corporation in the world until its divestment by the United States Department of Justice in 1984, at which time the Bell System ceased to exist. The Bell trademark pictured above was used from 1921 through 1939.

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By John Starr On March 19th, a full Moon of exquisite size and unique beauty, will rise in the east at sunset. The sight is a super "perigee moon" and the biggest in almost 20 years. John Starr, of Vintage Allies (VAV!), shares that the last full moon this close to Earth was in March, 1993. The Perigee moons are nearly 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons. Alongside the perigee full moon are extra-high "perigean tides" but, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NOAA), nothing to be overly concerned about. In many places, the lunar gravity at perigee pulls tide waters only a few centimeters higher than usual. The geography of a locale can amplify the effect to about 15 centimeters. The best time to look for this incredibly rare sight is when the Moon is near the horizon. Image By NASA

By Dragstrip Scooter Girl Get the checkbook ready or sell the farm? The orange-flame painted 1957 Chevy convertible classic car that once belonged to Bruce Springsteen is for sale with an on-line auction. The auction runs for a week and ends on March 25, 2011. The 1957 Chevy was the inspiration for unforgettable Springsteen songs such as 'Born to Run' and 'Backstreets' . Adding more allure, this was the first automobile Bruce bought after signing to Columbia Records in 1972 and also inspired 'Thunder Road,' the opening song on 'Born to Run.' The lyrics for his song "Racing In The Street" came from this car: "I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396 Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor." The Boss's first set of wheels was featured in Time, Playboy and Newsweek and, it is expected to draw nearly $400,000 in the auction that is currently underway. In 1976, Springsteen sold the hot rod to a private buyer for $2,000, and rocked on to a vintage black Corvette. Note for serious buyers and collectors: It's reported that the present owner has invested more than $35,000 in a complete overhaul of the mechanical and electrical systems of the car. The body and frame remain untouched, just the way the Boss owned it.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Pensions remain the retirement choice of consumers, though seemingly less affordable than ever before. The "Great Recession" has revealed basic flaws in America's retirement support system, causing many to believe the current system is beyond repair. The long held belief of 'basking in the good life', upon retirement, may have nearly disappeared as nearly three-quarters of Americans find it hard to believe in the homogeneous American dream. Many consumers have lowered their own expectations for their retirement years with the downturn of their retirement savings. It's been reported that delays in retirement and reduced spending are wide spread. Fewer people expect retirement to include leisure, travel, restaurants, and/or hobbies. Many Americans do believe that the retirement system needs reformation and feel that the recent economic downturn has put America's retirement system at risk. Pardon....Duh. What's more, the stock market's explosive nature may have Americans feeling that it's nearly impossible for anyone to predict the monies available when they do actually retire. Recent polls, show results of strong public opinion against trimming Social Security. 79% of Americans expressed concern that leaders in Washington do not realize how difficult it is to prepare for retirement. Is uncontrolled Government spending, at all levels, to blame for this deepening anxiety? Do retirees with traditional pensions reap the benefits of retirement security? Depending on voluntary retirement plans such as 401(k)s, according to the NIRS report "Pensions and Retirement Security 2011: A Roadmap for Policy Makers." cited research has found Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

pensioners are, in fact, better prepared financially for retirement. This isn't your mother's good old days. It's time to get savvy on ways to boost your retirement income. Visit The United State's Official Social Security Administration Website on Retirement.

By Starlight Reporter This just in! During an exclusive interview with Vintage Allies (VAV!) Editor Starlight Reporter, Tina Czarnota, Author and Founder of "National Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day", shares that her short spoof "Prelude To The Country Inn, Dead & Breakfast Series" has been accepted to screen at the Palm Beach Women's International Film Fest early April 2011. The Short has been accepted in the Category for Short Film Competition Page 134

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The 'Grapes of Wrath' was published on March 14, 1939 and it created a national sensation. The contents depicted the horrific effects of the 1930s' Great Depression in America. With the end of April, the book was selling 2,500 copies a day, this an incredulous number considering the devastatingly difficult economic times. By May, the novel had reached the dizzying heights of number one best-seller. The book was selling 10,000 copies a week. Close to half a million had been sold by the end of 1939 and at a reported $2.75 per copy, 'The Grapes of Wrath' was indeed selling out quickly. Libraries, in fact, had month long wait lists for the novel. Not too surprisingly, the author, John Steinbeck was in a great deal of disbelief by the outpouring of response to his novel. He was transformed, almost overnight, from a revered writer into a rising public star. With the publication of 'The Grapes of Wrath', there was also created a controversy in a country already reeling from more than a decade of social changes wrought by the Depression. Steinbeck, unwittingly, was immersed in a great national debate regarding the migrant labor problems. People were awakened

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG and shocked by the poverty and hopelessness of the story. There were those, however, that would deny circumstances such as written could take place in America. Reports are that charges of obscenity were charged against the novel. Elsewhere, it was banned and burned in places such as East Saint Louis, Illinois; Buffalo, New York; Kern County, California; and where much of the novel had taken place. Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady, rose to Steinbeck's defense, publicly praising the book and championing Steinbeck against his critics. By 1940, the novel had won the Pulitzer Prize. Through the years, the popularity of the novel has endured. Since its publication, it has, at one estimate, sold over fifteen million copies. It can be said, this classic in American literature has endured for sixty years and been an integral fiber of the school curriculum since the end of World War II.

One thing is clear; the prices of gas are definitely going to have a residual effect on tourism in the upcoming spring and summer months. The impact is already affecting travel with airlines increasing fuel surcharges or airfare. Unless you're planning on walking, riding the bicycle or breaking out the horse and buggy, you'll benefit from taking an indepth look at gasoline mileage tips and prices across the country. Discover tips to help reduce gas use, drive more efficiently and keep your car in shape. The Fuel Economy site will provide information on alternative fuels, gas saving tips, as well as news on hybrid and electric transportation. It's undeniable that gasoline is the bloodline that keeps America moving.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG shrink on-board food. Airlines have realized that the passenger's priority was ticket price, not the distinguishing dividend of food. Not all airlines are flying this same route just yet. It has been reported that AirTran, Delta and Southwest still have free snacks in coach. Frontier Airlines has baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies served after 10 a.m. Alaska Airlines continues to serve complimentary snacks on its morning and afternoon flights. Delta Air Lines currently offers complimentary peanuts, pretzels or Biscoff cookies to passengers on flights of 250 miles or more. JetBlu Airways also continues to offer coach passengers unlimited, complimentary snacks. On March 1, 2011, Continental Airlines stopped serving free snacks to domestic passengers flying coach.

All the airlines continue to offer nonalcoholic drinks for free.

This decision was announced in efforts to standardize snack and beverage service with its merger-partner, United Airlines. The airline expects the move will save $2.5 million a year. Quite a change from the on-board dining that began in the 1950s, when hot meals were served complete with metal cutlery. Food was touted as a positive in selecting one airline over another. Renowned chefs oversaw the preparation of signature recipes, as this option became an important part of the decision making process. The food was remembered to Vintage Allies (VAV!) staff as delicious by travelers. Among other big U.S. carriers, American and US Airways have also dropped complimentary in-flight snack service. De-regulation, bankruptcies, fuel costs and other economic factors led airlines to Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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entrenched in writing the first TIME stories and drafting a circular. Progress! A few weeks after the first issue, TIME moved from its 'headquarters' into the East-side loft building of an advertising firm on East 39th Street, NYC. The building had originally been a brewery prior to Prohibition.

The first issue of TIME was created by editors, Henry Robinson Luce and Briton Hadden. Luce, co-founder of TIME magazine, was born on April 3, 1898 in Tengchow, China, the son of an American missionary. He has been described as "the giant of twentieth-century American journalism." Hadden, co-founder of TIME magazine, was born in Brooklyn on February 18, 1898.

In these early days, Hadden handled the editorial aspects of Time Magazine, while Luce took care of financial matters. After TIME began publishing they took turns editing and managing business affairs, each for several months' time.

Luce and Hadden were friends who had been to Hotchkiss School and Yale together, had been editors of their undergraduate papers, and also cub newspapermen. While reporters at the Baltimore News, they devised the news magazine idea and set out to found TIME. Although advised that TIME could not properly be launched with less than $100,000 capital, Editors Luce and Hadden launched forward with $86,000 and a small aggressive group of staff writers. They obtained this funding by selling preferred and common stock in TIME Inc. to citizens who had trust in the news magazine. It's interesting to note that a number of prominent men subscribed the $5-per-year price to receive TIME, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr. The TIME pre-publication office was located in one room of a two-story frame house on Manhattan's East 18th Street, NYC. Between Luce and Hadden's desk stood a large iron kettle which, it is reported, they used for discarding cigarette butts while they were deeply Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

TIME, abundant with innovations in journalism, had overtones sometimes irreverent, amusing, blithe and witty. The magazine, however, intermingled formal, serious and sincere about America too. It proved to be the first national weekly magazine that delivered exhaustive and methodical news coverage. It aggregated the weekly news into departments, hired researchers to contribute background, and began to cultivate what came to be known as TIME style. With the exception of the literary column, signed "J.F." (for John Farrar), all articles were published anonymously from the magazine's inception. As money was realized it was spent to improve the quality of the magazine. In December of 1928, Hadden fell ill with a streptococcus infection and died on February 27, 1929 just a week past his 31st birthday. His death fell exactly six years after the first issue of TIME had gone to press. Upon Hadden's sudden death, while shocked, Luce assumed the role of editor of TIME magazine. He moved admirably onward and at the height of the Depression, 1930, had launched Fortune Magazine. Soon after this, Luce occupied himself with the idea Page 138

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG of a picture magazine. In 1936, he founded Life magazine and in 1954, Sports Illustrated, which broke circulation records set by Life. These were the dynastic magazines that Henry Luce reside over as editor-in-chief until 1964. During his quite incredible lifetime, Luce supported many programs and organizations, such as the Save the Children Federation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was the recipient of honorary degrees, awards for his journalistic innovations, business success, democratic principles and dedication to the American dream. Henry Luce died in March of 1967 and was remembered by Life magazine as "the most successful editor of his TIME, a great popularizer of ideas, a man who revolutionized modern journalism."

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Today, TIME Magazine receives awards and recognition from around the globe. TIME is recognized by its peers, by experts in innumerable fields and by the advertising community. Weekly, TIME's stories make headlines and has indeed set the bar for journalistic excellence since 1923. "Every week, TIME covers the topics that matter—from politics, culture, and technology, to business, entertainment, and health—with unparalleled reporting, lively writing and world-renowned photography. Through TIME's iconic red border, our readers can discover something fascinating about the world around them. " ~TIME

Richard Wright's 1940 novel, 'Native Son', was the first book by an African-American writer to find widespread success. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Though criticized for its violent themes, it is reported that three hours after the book 'hit' the shelves, the first print had sold out. Today, the novel is essential to an understanding of twentieth-century American literature. The story portrayed the lone black man pushed into a corner by discrimination and misunderstanding. Frustrated by racism and the limited opportunities, the story's character strikes out in a futile attempt to transgress the boundaries and limits of his position.

and it is reported, he wrote over four thousand of the short poems. He died of an apparent heart attack on November 28, 1960 at the age of 52.

The Author, Richard Nathaniel Wright, was born September 4, 1908 on Rucker's Plantation, approximately twenty miles east of Natchez, MS. As the son of an illiterate Mississippi sharecropper, his early years were spent in poverty on the farm. He was the first child of Nathaniel Wright and Ella Wilson Wright, a schoolteacher. In spite of his emblematic beginnings, Wright was destined to become the most recognized black author in America. Best known for his controversial novels as well as his polemic life, he also wrote the influential autobiographies 'Black Boy' and 'American Hunger'. These books made Wright a spokesperson for an entire generation of Black Americans. Many parts of Wright's books that were deemed too controversial were cut in the original publications. In 1991, The Library of America published a two-volume edition of Wright's work, in their original "author's" versions, restoring cuts and various changes and they were re-released in restored version.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Pluto is the second most massive body in the Solar System, after Eris. It is the tenth most massive body directly orbiting the Sun. Pluto was originally classified as a planet. This body is now considered the largest member of a distinct population known as the Kuiper belt. Similar to other members of the Kuiper belt, Pluto is composed for the greater part of rock and ice and is relatively small. It is roughly a fifth the mass of the Earth's Moon and a third its volume.

Image Computer Generated from Hubble. By John Starr Pluto discovered February 18, 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Breath Of Heaven By Mary Jane Q. Cross Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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I have to admit I'm rather disappointed that so many Twenties or Prohibition events I go to are full of people dressed in cheap joke shop flapper costumes, paper mache gangster hats and such voluminous feather head pieces they look more Pocahontas than Clara Bow. I'm not quite sure where this mis-representation of Twenties fashion comes from but I guess with Boardwalk Empire (which I love by the way) propelling the look into the mainstream, things are only set to get worse. So here's my guide to doing the Twenties from the Style High Club – Day Wear There is a real misconception that in the Twenties dresses were ridiculously short. They were in comparison to the previous Edwardian fashion where the mere sight of a woman's ankle was considered positively scandalous. For most of the Twenties however, hem lines were just below the knee, apart from a brief period in the mid-

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Twenties when some skirts and dresses came in just above the knee. During the Twenties the preferred silhouette was boyish and straight up and down without emphasizing the female shape. This made corsets redundant and women were, for the first time, able to not wear very restricting shape wear. Instead, simple, tailored dresses or a combination of skirts with matching blouses or knitted tops – often in a drop-waist cut – were worn during the day. The color palette was simple: black, grey, navy, white and art deco prints inspired by geometrical shapes or flower patterns were in fashion. Dressing during the Twenties was relatively formal compared to today's standard and women would wear hats whenever leaving the house, as well as a matching coat and gloves during winter. Cloche hats and turbans were very popular, so were elaborate fur stoles and coat trimmings.

both expensive and hard to find. A good starting point is Etsy. These online vintage shops also all stock Twenties fashion: Dorothea'sVintageFashion PoshGirlVintage Past Perfect Vintage

It's far cheaper however to recreate the Twenties style with highstreet or reproduction clothing. Clarks for example do a great range of T-bar shoes, Heyday Vintage has some fantastic art deco inspired blouses and The Vintage Dressmaker offers a collection of bespoke Twenties day dresses. (The incredible picture is Clara Bow).

Shoes were kept simple and most women would wear brown or black T-bars or lowheels. Hair was kept fairly simple during the day with many women opting for the easy to maintain bob cut, revolutionary for its time. Otherwise women would set their hair in finger or Marcel waves or would have tight curls that would peep out below their hats. Make-up was strong, even during the day, with visibly painted on, thin eye brows, black kohled eyes and deep red lips. During the day jewellery and accessories would be kept to a minimum and women would rarely wear any accessories at all apart from the popular string of white pearls or a simple clutch bag. Recreating the Twenties look with vintage is do-able but good condition clothing is Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG much fun! With the help of a WineShop At Home Consultant, you can turn your living room into a private winery. Simply invite your friends and family and we'll do all the work. At the wine tasting, you and your guests will enjoy sampling exclusive limited-production wines not available in stores. And did we mention the rewards? Just for opening your home, you will also receive special discounts on wine, host gifts, and seasonal recipes. Visit the Wine Shop At Home

The merger of two entrepreneurs' dreams became one of the largest snack food companies in the United States. In fact some reports say this snack food accounts for 59% of the U.S. snack chip industry! We're talking Frito-Lay! Who knew and you want to hear more? Back in 1932, C.E. Doolin, happened into a San Antonio cafe, and bought a bag of corn chips. That's when and where the crispy history of these chips began. Liking the chips so much, Mr. Doolin discovered that the manufacturer of the snack chips was in the market to sell his business. Mr. Doolin knew a good thing when he tasted it, so he purchased the recipe, and began to

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG sell FRITOS® Corn Chips from his Henry Ford Model T Ford. During the same year that FRITOS® was pounding the pavement and rolling on wheels with Mr. Doolin at the sales, another icon was in the making! Herman W. Lay had begun a potato chip business in Nashville by delivering snack foods. 'Bet you can't eat just one'... this was H.W. Lay & Company. Fast forward, through the grease, sweat and tears to 1961, where these two delicious snack foods would join. That's right, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay company merged to become FritoLay, Inc. Perhaps in their dreams, but not their wildest expectations, did Mr. Doolin or Mr. Lay expect their products would be America's favorite snack food company. We didn't BUT we're glad it happened! Today, Frito Lay goodness continues to be produced by more than 45,000 Frito-Lay employees in the United States and Canada. They make it, sell it and bring smiles and yards of edible delights alongside a variety of other fun too!

By Kim McCool Greetings! You don't know me, I don't know you. However, I hope my musings over the coming months will strike a chord, touch some inner feeling or inner light within you. Life is brief, to be savored in each and every moment. Is that easy or simple? No. But learning to see the blessings around you can help turn a sour day in to a sweeter one. "How?" you may ask. Let me show you. I wrote a book "Journal of Gratitude – A Thirty Day Guide" intended to help people change their minds before they can change. It is a simple concept. Come with me and let me show you how to start your own journal of gratitude. I know you won't regret the time it will take for you to start. It will most likely change your life – for the better. "Gratitude is the heart's memory." ~ French Proverb How do I start? Look for things during the day for which you are grateful. Every morning or evening write five things you're grateful for. Include

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG anything, however big or small, you find is a source of gratitude that day. For example, one of my entries included how much I loved seeing our Dinky Dog race through the house after her bath, the sound of the birds singing outside my office window, PIZZA!! Start to notice things everyday and look for the positive angle in all things. View obstacles as opportunities to appreciate. Focus on the wonderful things in life to attract similar encounters. Use positive energy as a magnet to draw even more positive energy and notice how your outlook and life changes. Here is an example, some gentle guidance:

nursing school instructor, a surgical charge nurse and a visiting nurse. She was one of a handful of nurses in the United States who were trained to assist doctors with the "laser knife" (for brain surgeries) in the 1980s. Due to health reasons, she fully retired five years ago. She loved her career and misses it to this day. Think about this: Who loves you? Who inspires you?

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OK – here you are, pen in hand, ready to start your Journal of Gratitude. Sometimes your mind will go completely blank. You think to yourself "How do I start? What do I write?" Let me help you. Think about the people you love and who love you. For example, one of my journal entries simply said "Today I am grateful for how my parents raised me." I was born in July of 1956, an only child. My parents had little money and worked very hard to provide a good life for me. I watched as they had their struggles through the years, but Mom and Dad were always there for me. They were strict, but fair. Mom worked full time as a Registered Nurse; Dad was a Civil Engineer. I didn't realize at the time my 'working mother' was an anomaly – most mothers stayed at home in the late 50's and 60's.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG between Campbell and Campbell's son-inlaw, Walter S. Spackman; Campbell's nephew, Joseph S. Campbell; and Arthur Dorrance, Spackman's personal financial support. The company underwent a series of name changes. The name was changed again in 1891, to Joseph Campbell Preserve Company where the senior Campbell was active until his death in 1900. The company expanded its line in 1896 when the company built a large factory in Camden, NJ. The expansion product would include prepared meats, sauces, canned fruits, ketchup, and plum pudding.

Picture Courtesy of Dennis Nyhagen Mmmmmm mmmmm, good! Did you know that Campbell Soup Company is the number one soup maker in the world? It has top ranking position in Europe, and holds its home market of the United States with a commanding 69 percent share. The history of the Campbell Soup Company began in 1860, when a gentlemen named Abraham Anderson opened a canning factory in Camden, New Jersey. By 1869, a Philadelphia produce merchant named Joseph Campbell became Anderson's partner, forming Anderson and Campbell. At this time, the company canned everything from tomatoes and vegetables to jellies, condiments, and mincemeat. 1876 found Anderson and Campbell dissolving their partnership and Campbell bought Anderson's share of the business. The business name was changed to Joseph Campbell & Company. Somewhere in the history of 1882, a partnership formed Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

John Thompson Dorrance, a chemical engineer and organic chemist was hired in 1896 by his uncle, Arthur Dorrance. By 1899 the innovative John Dorrance had developed a method of canning condensed soup. This innovation blew competitors out of the soup bowl. Note: It was about this same time, Campbell introduced its familiar, vivid red-and-white label for its soups. In 1905, the company name was changed to Joseph Campbell Company and John Dorrance became director of the company in 1900. Campbell's soup had found its way into American kitchens. It's reported that by 1904 the company was selling 16 million cans of soup a year. That same year, the company began making and selling Pork and Beans. Best of all, the Campbell Kids were introduced as advertising characters. Sometime in 1911, Campbell began selling products in California, making them one of the first companies to serve the entire nation. Dorrance found himself company president in 1914. In 1915 Dorrance became the sole owner of Campbell after buying out his uncle Arthur Dorrance. The Page 148

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG first of many Campbell cookbooks, 'Helps for the Hostess', was published in 1916 under the genius eye of Dorrance. During WWI, the Campbell plant had devoted its full focus to the production of tomato soup and tomato juice and almost half of Campbell's sales were from these two products.

and Goldfish crackers, introduced by Pepperidge Farm in 1962. In the decades to follow, Campbells would continue to grow with outrageous success.

1915 was a very busy year when Campbell acquired the Franco-American Food Company. The Franco-American brand would produce for spaghetti and other pasta products. By 1922, the company was incorporated as the Campbell Soup Company. When John Dorrance died in 1930, Arthur C. Dorrance was elected president. The period of time that followed would be an unprecedented growth for the company. During 1936 Campbell began making its own cans and in 1939 they formed an agricultural research department. They introduced both Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Noodle soups, Campbell's Tomato Juice and Cream of Chicken all by1947. Campbell adapted a radio advertising jingle in 1931, using the famous "M'm! M'm! Good!" slogan. In 1950 the first Campbell television commercials were broadcast. 1948 the company acquired V-8 juice and 1955, Campbell bought Swanson & Sons, producers of the first complete-meal frozen entrees called TV dinners. Throughout the 1960s Campbell was still quite successful. They opened mushroom facilities and 11 new plants on three continents. They introduced more new products: Franco-American SpaghettiOs,

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Chocolate and candy lovers are going to tighten their belts in a notch when it comes to buying Hershey confectioneries. That's right, consumers have just 'Hershey Kissed' the former prices of Peppermint Patties, Hershey Kisses, Kit Kats, Mounds Bars and Twizzlers, to name a few, a sweet good bye! On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, The Hershey Company in Hershey, PA said it raised wholesale prices by 9.7 percent, because its own costs have risen. This sweet candy maker says the price increase takes effect immediately. The price raise has been cited for increased costs of raw materials, packaging, fuel, utilities and transportation. Consumers may not notice the impact on store shelves right away, it's Page 149

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG reported. Hershey spokesperson shares that many retailers will be able to buy products at the old prices for about eight more weeks. This announcement arrives just weeks ahead of one of the most popular candy holidays of the year. Americans will spend about $2 billion on Easter annually! Whatever the case may be, Hershey Candy is a time proven, well loved candy, the world over. Fact is, The Hershey Company is the leading North American manufacturer of quality chocolate, non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related grocery products. If that weren't enough sweetness, the company is also a leader in the gum and mint treats. With presence in more than 90 countries, Hershey Company spans nearly a century and a half of industrial and social change. Milton S. Hershey, from rural Pennsylvania, built this international company, a town to go with it, and the chocolate and confectionery sensation. . .candy! Keep your eyes, ears and sweet tooth on Vintage Allies (VAV!) as we take you on a road trip to Hershey, PA soon! It's the place for attractions that include the free Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour, a 3D Show, a chocolate tasting delight, adventure and far more! Hershey PA

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Some may say it's a concoction that will cure a "hangover," stomach ache or headache. Others may say it's a brain tonic and intellectual beverage. But what we may say is "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke". In 1886, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, created a concoction. He stirred up a fragrant, caramel-colored liquid and, once done, the liquid was combined with carbonated water. The mixture was named Coca-Cola速 and was sold for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink. The first newspaper ad for CocaCola速 would appear in The Atlanta Journal, sharing and invitation to thirsty citizens to try "the new and popular soda fountain drink." The drink was known at once as "Delicious and Refreshing," a theme that continues to echo today.

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The Cola Company and its bottlers have issued tons of colorful, whimsical and brilliant advertising and promotional items throughout their history. These items have caught the hearts of collectors the world over. They captured the cultural spirit and artistic trends of their times. During 1974, nostalgic fervor stimulated the formation of a group of collectors known as The. How uniquely American that a delicious invention, Coca-Cola速, could be transformed into what would become a business and recognizable, iconic drink with a global presence!

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By: Nina Faull Except for the twinkle of the stars and the beams from the moon, the night sky was as black as the ocean that heaved up and down below the massive vessel. My body swayed with the rocking of the ship as I rested against the railing that confined me to the balcony attached to my stateroom. My eyes searched the vacant horizon for any sign of civilization. The Atlantic Ocean was devoid of land and all that was to be heard was the mighty ocean's crash against the hull. The white waters left in the wake of the seagoing vessel disappeared, leaving no evidence of our passing...or our existence. In my mind's eye, the moon's reflection illuminated the sails of passing ships. Their wooden hulls rose and plummeted in the heaving ocean and on their bows stood iron-willed women, leading their crews to uncharted territories. The shouts from the distant crow's nest were but an echo and the ship raised its mighty flag. The flag was as Page 151

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG black as the night surrounding me, and the bones adorning her twinkled in the moonlight; the sight was certain to cause a shiver up any seaman's spine. The booty these pirates sailed in search of was the man responsible for their crew's courage, the notorious Captain Morgan®. As the ship relentlessly rocked and made her way to the next port-of-call, the top deck of the ship was pulsing with life. Since I was to see nothing on the horizon, at least until morning, I decided to make my way to the deck above. The doors glided open and the air was warm on my face, a far cry from the winter landscape I had left the previous day. I was greeted by a gentleman with a tall glass filled with a thick red mixture topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a cherry beaming red with sweetness. What was the fruity concoction that chilled my hand underneath this festivity of lights? Strawberries and rum; it was sweet and refreshing. Rum, the inexpensive distillation of molasses, has splashed in glasses for Centuries. As I savored the sweetness I pondered the perfect vintage blend for this spirit. Was it the late 19th Century/early 20th Century introduction of the classic highball - Rum and Coke®, or perhaps The Daiquiri? Maybe it was the pre-Prohibition classic, the Bee's Kiss? The night was young and the ship had a vast amount of ocean to cover before we reached our destination, so in true pirate and privateer form, I took up the task of researching and determining the best blend for this sweet, distilled guilty pleasure. When I placed my order, I was specific to the type of rum – Captain Morgan®, Private Stock. There could be no other, for this rum's namesake made quite a name for himself on the very seas I was sailing; the indelible, marauding, privateer Henry Morgan (1635 – 1688). The bartender Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

smiled as he carefully uncorked the stocky clear bottle, full of brown fire. He carelessly poured ice into a short glass and placed it before me. When he poured about 3 tablespoons of rum into the glass, the ice cracked. He topped the glass off with about ½ cup Coke®, diet for me, and then skewered a lime wedge with a tiny plastic sword and dropped it into my cocktail along with two tiny red straws. I could see the golden brown rum slither through the black ocean of Coca-Cola®. I held the tiny red straws back as I took a sip right from the rim of the glass. It was smooth and sweet, both cold and warm on my tongue. Certain to cure your body of any ill, it was a classy vintage cocktail that you could find just about anywhere, but not truly experience unless you were on the high seas. I moved on to the classic Daiquiri, whose origins were not far from my current longitude and latitude, Cuba. Unlike the fruity, sweet daiquiris of today, this tropical cocktail combined 3 tablespoons of rum, 1 teaspoon of sugar and the juice of 1 ½ limes lightly shaken over ice and strained into martini glass. It was frigid and tart yet the sprinkle of sugar and the rum's essence of vanilla smoothed this vintage elixir nicely. With each sip, I could feel the bite of the citrus in the back of my throat. I swigged a small splash of water and then ended the night with a Kiss. The sweet, creamy sting of the Bee's Kiss: ¼ cup rum, 2 tablespoons of cream and a fluttering of 2 teaspoons honey shaken over ice and strained into a martini glass. This vintage classic puzzled me. It was like drinking creamy, warm vanilla, but I couldn't quite find the honey – until the end. The honey lay like a doubloon at the bottom of my martini glass, "Pirates' booty," I thought to myself. Soft, smooth and cold on my tongue, I let the honey melt in my mouth, and Kiss me goodnight. (When making this cocktail, you'll have to Page 152

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG fish the honey out of the shaker and place it in the glass after you've strained the cocktail.) After my Kiss, in a fashion that would have made Anne Bonnie proud, I stood up and, even though the boat was rocking from port to starboard, without even an accidental stumble, made my way back to my stateroom. I reclaimed my place leaning against the railing of my balcony and, with a little more courage summoned from the rum, I peered straight down and into the black ocean at the waters once navigated by pirates and privateers. As day broke, the Atlantic Ocean had turned into the Caribbean Sea. The massive ship had safely passed through pirate territory and docked near a tiny string of Caribbean islands. The sand was as white as the moon's beams and the water was the most pristine blue the earth has ever created. Resting, as if on glass, the mighty ship found its port and cast its anchor. As I rested on the beach that afternoon, I felt as though I had been privy to a pirate secret. A secret elixir that has withstood the test of time, cured ills and caused headaches. I lazily glanced at the sandy beach and smiled at my imagination's images of buccaneers and their women hiding from the watchful eye of the law, carousing and wielding clear bottles of distilled molasses.

The first sounds of robins and the warmer breeze blowing in our hair is nature's way of telling us that it's that time! Time for the family barbecue! Remember rule number enjoy a truly successful barbecue, you'll generally need a barbecue grill. This means removing your grill out of winter storage and tackling the job of getting it ready for the season ahead. There are those who may find the job of cleaning the grill more than they care to handle, and instead buy another. Why not be industrious and devote some time to cleaning the old standby grill, if it's at all usable? By saving a few Jacksons, you'll soon be able to put a down payment on that delicious steak you've been eyeing at the corner market. Did you know that it doesn't take too much work to clean up the grill, once you begin? Let's start with a few pointers for our VAV! barbecue readers and listeners! Remove any interior briquettes, lava rocks or other loose parts inside the cooking grill. Next, start by cleaning the inside of

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the grill and removing any loose debris. Using a wire brush, soap and water, clean the inside of the grill, removing the residue from the season before. Try coating the inside of the grill with a light coating of cooking oil sprayed onto the inside of the grill. This application of oil will aid in preventing any rusting, for the season ahead. Now work on cleaning the parts that you had removed earlier with hot water and soap, depending on the parts cleaning instructions. Take a moment to consider the condition of the parts that came out of the grill. You may have to soak them thoroughly to ensure a proper cleaning. Follow, as necessary, using a wire brush and cleanse the grease and burnt residue away. These parts, again, depending on the type may be then cleaned, rinsed and sprayed with a light coating of cooking oil. Allow them to dry thoroughly and place them back into the happy grill! All clean! Don't forget to check all connections and hoses of gas grills to ensure that there are no leaks. Inspect the grill by performing an operation test guaranteeing that the grill does work. If any of the burners do not generate a flame, do check the gas jet or the venturi tube. A possible clog could be the culprit. To investigate this fully, turn off the grill and allow it to cool. Once cooled, use a wire or air pressure from an air compressor to clean out the orifice. If the steps you've taken to clear the blockage are in vain, you can buy new parts. Note: Always replace worn parts with new parts. The briquettes in a grill only have a limited amount of use, so now would be an excellent time to replace these, as well.

leak, bubbles will form within the mixture. Tighten the connections or replace the seals if leakage is apparent. If there is still leakage, take the grill to a reputable repairman before using. If the cost to repair the grill is more than the cost of a new one, then that's the time to give up the Jacksons and the longed for steak and buy the grill you've probably been coveting anyway. One more thing? Don't forget to take a few moments to clean the outside of the grill. Purchase new grilling tools, if needed and buy a grill cover so that sparkling clean grill stays that way! Appearances are everything when it comes to eating and grilling. If really out to impress, keep a spare propane tank safely stored away or install a propane level indicator to avoid those embarrassing moments of exhausting your fuel in mid rack of ribs. Hopefully, these simple hints and tips from Vintage Allies will provide, another season of fantastic barbecuing. These suggestions are not intended to replace the instructions that are applicable to the cleaning of your grill. Go on, invite the friends! You're ready for the barbecue season ahead!

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG The answer to the thrifty housewives dream all started back in 1902 when the first U.S. pressure cooker patents were issued. Then...

By Katie Hodge Dean

You aren't necessarily the kitchen wizard? You need to get in and out of the kitchen fast, yet serve your family wholesome, nutritious, home cooked meals? Your answer may be a modern pressure cooker. No more pre-packaged "dinners" with today's pressure cooker ! These newer generation cookers are definitely not your grandmothers old style pressure cookers. The worrisome hissing monstrosity, that held all eyes riveted (no we don't mean your grandfather) is a steamy memory from yesterday or dusty stock for the antique shelves.

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In 1915 the term "pressure Cooker" first appeared in print and National Presto (USA) installed an aluminum foundry for the specific purpose of manufacturing large sized pressure canners for home use. During 1917, the United States Department of Agriculture determined that pressure canning was the only safe method of canning low-acid foods without risking food poisoning. At this time, all commercial canneries were mandated to equip themselves with facilities for the pressure canning of their products. Presto became one of the largest manufacturers of cast aluminum cooking utensils in the world. The products were marketed under the trade name "National," and the company name was changed to "National Pressure Cooker Company" to more closely identify with its famous brand. In 1939, the company introduced the first saucepan-style pressure cooker dubbing it "Presto." World War II, however, brought a temporary end to the manufacture of pressure cookers as well as other cast aluminum cooking utensils. In actions to cooperate in the war effort, the company converted almost all of its production facilities into war manufacturing. However, throughout the period of World War II, the company continued to manufacture canners for the extremely important victory garden and canning programs. Materials for these canners were provided by the War Production Board, and the canners were made of steel since aluminum was not available. The 'Presto 'brand ', to signify the speed of pressure-cooking, would soon would be a name that became synonymous with Page 155

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG pressure-cooking and eventually the company changed its name to 'National Presto Company' known today as the Presto Company. In 1945, they introduced the first 4 quart home-use pressure cooker. The new smaller pressure cookers were perfect for the smaller size of new families and the modern kitchen of the time and they enjoyed widespread popularity in most homes. This cooker was large enough to cook a meal and easily managed. Today, National Presto is still one of the foremost pressure cooker manufacturers in the United States.

German words meaning "fast night." For some in Pennsylvania Dutch country, March 8th, 2011, Shrove Tuesday, and the day before Lent, is celebrated as "Fastnacht Day." Vintage Allies (VAV!) has added a yeast raised potato doughnut recipe below! Traditionally, Fastnachts don't have a hole in the center. Those who know their doughnuts, know that a real Fastnacht should never have a hole in the center .... !

Today, with the advances of science and technology, pressure cookers, are soundly engineered, complete with safety features from pressure valves to machine pressed metal. They are strong and safe and when following the manufacturer's instructions, a meal can be prepared that tastes like one grandmother made. Cooking time is reduced by volumes! The cookware needed to prepare the meal is reduced as well!

2 cups milk

Remember? The possibilities are endless with the new fangled pressure cookers!

1 can (3 pounds) vegetable shortening for frying

Fastnachts 1 cup mashed potatoes

1 stick margarine 1 packet rapid rise yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 6-1/2 cups flour (divided, 2 cups + 4 1/2 cups) 1 egg 1-1/2 tsp. salt

Preparation In pan, scald milk. In large mixing bowl, combine the scalded milk with mashed potatoes. Add 1/2 cup sugar and margarine. Mix. Cool to room temperature. Dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in near warm water. Combine with the potato mixture and mix thoroughly. Add 2 cups flour and mix again. Cover with a towel and let rise for 25 minutes. What is a Fastnacht? This incredible delectable edible is a type of donut traditionally made from potatoes! The word Fastnacht is a combination of two Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Cover and let rise in a warm location for approx. 2 hours until it has doubled. On a floured surface, roll the dough to 3/4" thickness. Use a doughnut cutter to cut the dough. Place dough on wax paper trays about 1 - 2 " apart. Cover each tray. Place in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size. Heat the shortening to 365º. Deep fry until both sides are golden brown. Drain on white paper towels. Cool completely before serving. Makes about 20 to 24 Fastnachts.

curiosity that fateful day in the Garden of Eden; the moment just before she decided to give into desire and open herself up to the possibilities of the world. I succumbed and allowed myself to be tarnished as I plucked the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil that stood at the center of America’s Eden. As the dry red wine began to make my head fuzzy and my tongue swell with the parched desire for the sweet reprieve of pure water, I suddenly understood. Like Eve, I knew I had sinned. Yet forbidden fruit is so much sweeter. The bible never really tells us what the fate deciding fruit was for Adam and Eve. All we really know is that it was forbidden and Eve was tempted and took a nibble that would change her life, and coincidentally, all of mankind - forever. There are many theories on what that devilish fruit may have been. Perhaps the destructive carob or the desirous citron, or a fig from whose tree Adam and Eve fashioned the very first line of vintage clothing. Yet there is one fruit that is often overlooked, but has been creating the sweet temptation of desire and lust and, quite frankly, has been mischievous since the days just after Noah landed his Arc – the crisp, ruby fleshed grape. In my search for the perfect vintage dining experience I was lead straight into America’s Eden where these tiny rotund gems dangled like rubies from emerald vines. I was surrounded by paradise and dined in lavish fashion. I looked temptation right in the eye and utterly failed every test of will put before me.

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The Napa and Sonoma Valleys of Northern California are two of the most pristine valleys in America. Stunning meadows, vineyards and tree covered groves adorn the landscapes. Crowned peacocks dressed in sapphire robes cry Page 157

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG out, beckoning you to answer their distant call. Everything about these valleys is sophisticated temptation. Decadence is craftily camouflaged under the guise of five-star restaurants and world-renowned wineries. Wineries like Wellington Vineyards who tempt you not only with their wine, but with velvety Merlot chocolate. The history that thrives in Napa and Sonoma is as rich as the soil itself. In vineyards stand 100 year old gnarly grape vines that still produce grapes used to make Old Vine Zinfandel. Modest, yet elegant wineries pluck the fruits from the vines, blend and age them so that we may be tempted as Eve was tempted in the Garden that fateful day. Wineries that demonstrate delicate charm like Landmark Vineyards, whose reputation has spanned generations and whose Chardonnay is certain to capture a bit of your breath as swiftly as their classic vineyard captures your appreciation for the awesome, natural beauty surrounding her. Along the path that leads straight through the heart of Eden lay countless wineries and vineyards. They are situated like diamonds along a necklace of vintage railroad tracks belonging to the Napa Valley Wine Train. The train journeys across miles into a virtually unaltered paradise. On the morning of my vintage dining experience, I stood on the platform at the train station, a bit chilly from the storm that was passing through. I was awestruck by the vintage train cars that stood patiently before me. The train was massive, countless cars long and built of solid steel. The moment I passed through the doorway of the dining car I was whisked away from everything I knew and into a vintage fantasy. The room that stood before me was immaculate. There was recessed lighting trimmed in brass, woodwork made of Honduran mahogany, velveteen valances and drapes hung in the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

windows and the dining chairs were upholstered with classic elegance. The table linens were white, crisp and flawless. The plates were fine china and the place settings were sterling silver. The Napa Valley Wine Train makes every effort to recreate a true dining experience reminiscent of rail travel in the early 20th Century. It was the height of sophistication, boasting luxurious accommodations and exquisite food. The 1915 Pullman steel passenger coaches were strong and safe. Currently using the original circuit boxes from 1915, these were some of the first trains to boast electricity rather than oil fueled lamps. They were even equipped with air conditioning in the 1930’s. Stained and etched glass adorns the cars’ interiors as do brass hat racks and light fixtures. Lavish three course meals such as, Baby Lettuce Salad with Candied Walnuts and Smoked Goat Cheese in a Honey Cider Vinaigrette, Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary Potatoes and Grilled Squash in a Syrah Sauce, accompanied by the regions finest Pinot Noir, are freshly prepared to your exact specifications by chefs in tiny kitchens that are scarcely modified from their original form. It was a luxury to travel by train and the food was no different. As I gazed quietly through the original 1915 windows, I found myself a bit overwhelmed. This experience was as intricate and enchanting as a Viennese Waltz. The observation car was the setting for the journey back to the station. The parlor chairs were deep and inviting. They gazed out so that I could enjoy the views of the vineyards while I sipped my coffee and cracked the top of my freshly prepared crème brule. I was even fortunate enough to sneak a taste of the decadent, chocolate coated Tiramisu. As the sun began to hang Page 158

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG heavy in the sky, I made my way to the viewing platform. I rested my hands on the impeccably polished brass gate of the caboose and watched the tracks disappear into the distance. Saddened, I realized that my trip was about to end and this brief fantasy would soon be but a memory. As I slowly stepped away from the coaches, I turned to catch one last glimpse of the mighty cars that represented the luxury that once was the gold standard of railway travel. The massive train stood there, stoic, as it had for almost a century. After I said my peaceful goodbyes to the Napa Valley Wine Train, I drove alongside the railroad tracks. It was as if I was lost in a dream. I noticed that all around me the sun danced off the broad grape leaves of tamed and untamed vines. Even on a cloudy day the earth burst with color from the late spring rains. Wild flowers bloomed and the trees were swaying gently in the distance. Although the fruits of America’s Eden are not as sinful as they were in the biblical Garden, or more recently, during the Prohibition Era, the same devilish temptation lurks in the distance – seduction. Appealing to your romantic desires, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys entice you with classic wineries and elegant dining experiences reminiscent of long ago. It is naïve to resist, the valleys call to a part of you that connects you to the very moment when Eve tempted fate and altered history. Some may say Eve tempted fate and lost. Personally I feel that Eve gave us a gift. What would our history have been if Eve had not given into temptation? Decadence would have been the norm and not a luxury. There would be nothing new or exotic, classic or vintage. Life would hold very little joy without a little adventure and excess from time-to-time. I am more inclined to thank Eve for giving into Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

temptation. Without her, there would be no seduction that would make surrendering so sweet.

Sweethearts, lovers, romantics, both young and old, will recognize the familiar heart shaped candy....Sweethearts® Conversation Hearts! This colorful candy is produced by NECCO, America's oldest multi-line candy company. They are in the seriously sweet business of producing eight billion Sweethearts® Conversation Hearts each Valentine's Day season. Vintage Allies (VAV!) shares more about this lovable candy treat and purveyor of messages to hearts so sweet. The candy is an American Classic, of course, produced by New England Confectionery Company (NECCO®)! This Company was founded in 1847 by Oliver Chase. As the delicious legend goes, the beloved Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, own sweet beginnings were modeled after 'Motto Hearts', popular in the late 1800's. The 'Motto Hearts' were treasured for the colorful paper quotes and messages inserted into "Cockles," a crisp, scalloped shaped candy. In 1866, Daniel Chase, brother of Oliver, brilliantly invented the

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG process, of printing messages directly onto the candy. Voila, sweet success. The original Sweetheart candies, of various shapes, to include baseballs, postcards, or horseshoes were embossed with curlicues, and had room for longer loving epitaphs. Some examples reportedly included the words, "Please send a lock of your hair by return mail," or "How long shall I have to wait? Pray be considerate." While today's Sweetheart Conversation hearts have much more abbreviated messages, they remain a memory for lovers lane! Some of the original sayings still used today include "Be Mine," "Be Good," "Be True," "My Man," "Kiss Me" and "Sweet Talk." During the early 1990's, NECCO began adding new words to the sweet candy treats each year. Suggestions from thousands of interested fans of the candies are compiled every! What's makes these Sweetheart Conversation Hearts so unforgettable to the tooth? Actually, the candy's formula is as simple as falling in love and has remained basically unchanged since it's beginnings! ( It is to be mentioned, for first time in 145 years of recent Company history, the original recipe has been mixed with brighter, bolder flavors and colors). The Sweethearts Conversation Hearts still contain similar: 90 percent sugar, a dash of corn syrup, gelatin, gums, and artificial colors and flavorings. Once the dough is rolled out, imprinted with a saying and then stamped out in the familiar heart-shape, it goes through a 45minute drying cycle to reach its semi-hard consistency. "Be Mine," "Be Good," "Be True," "My Man," "Kiss Me" and "Sweet Talk." Note: NECCO's Corporate World Headquarters are in Revere, MA. In Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

addition to Sweethearts® Conversation Hearts, they manufacture candy classics such as NECCO® Wafers, Mary Jane®, Clark®, Mighty Malts®, Haviland® Thin Mints, Candy House® Candy Buttons, and Squirrel Nut Zippers®. Plants in Louisiana and Wisconsin supplement the candies made at the Revere, Mass. plant. The entire production of Sweethearts, more than 100,000 pounds a day, is reported to sell out within six weeks.

By Bea Kunz She's all mine-but, I'm willing to share . Charming Chef from the 1940's/50's era...note the much sought-after and colorful plastic utility pieces in her oh so classic apron pocket. And what she could do with that sprouting onion!

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Since those early days, the product has indeed undergone some significant evolutionary changes. But, one thing is for sure, Burger King does satisfy millions of WHOPPER® vintage fans everywhere. Give us the premium flame-broiled hamburger known and loved so well, any day.

Who wants Original WHOPPER® hamburger?


We do and add more on the side. Flame grilled quarter-pounder all beef patty on a sesame seed bun, yum! Don't forget the mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, catsup and onion. Did you know The WHOPPER® sandwich is the hallmark for the fast food giant, Burger King? Back in delicious decadent 1954, Burger King Corporation was founded. Along comes the King in 1955. Then, in 1957 The WHOPPER® sandwich is introduced and it was reported that The WHOPPER® sold for 37 cents! By 1958 Burger King Corporation airs its first burger commercial where it was said 'burgers were bigger'. 1959, progress ensues and Burger King Corporation begins franchising. The rest of the story is delectable history. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

September 1923 issue of Fruit, Garden and Home: "The regularity of three meals a day, year in and year out, is sufficiently appalling to give one case of good, oldfashioned nerves. Meal planning becomes such a great, big, mountain high task that it is no small wonder our average housewife gets sick and tired of it" Better Homes and Gardens is more than a magazine, it is an institution. It was first Page 161

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG published in 1922 as Fruit, Garden and Home. Two years later the publisher E.T.Meredith changed this less than inspirational title to Better Homes and Gardens. Since then it has commanded the lifestyle market with ease.

Many pork recipes use applesauce or brown sugar to enhance the flavor of the pork.

Pork and Sauerkraut Ingredients 4 pork chops 1 thick cut large onion 2 tablespoons olive oil (to taste) 14 ounces of sauerkraut, from a can or bag, 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons of caraway seeds 2 cloves of garlic minced 1 pinch of pepper (to taste), Add several slices of apple to enhance the flavor. Preparation -Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat.

Did you know that, according to vintage history, Pork and Sauerkraut is often eaten on New Years' Day for good luck? Often times, most pork and sauerkraut recipes are braised or seared in a large pan with the remaining ingredients added to the pork. The searing process adds a flavor and texture to the meat. Once seared, the remaining cooking is finished in the oven. Here is a suggested quick and easy Vintage Allies (VAV!) recipe: Braise the pork chops in 12-inch cast iron pan with a lid or oven safe large pot. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Add the onion slices and minced garlic and cook for approximately two minutes. Add the pork chops and sear on both sides. Take the pork chops out of the Dutch oven and add the apples, sauerkraut, brown sugar, caraway seeds, and pepper. Let this cook, stirring occasionally, until the brown sugar has melted. Add the pork chops back to the pot and stir so that the chops are covered with the sauerkraut mix. Bake for 30 minutes and then test for doneness. (tender and cooked to 160 degrees). Page 162

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Please note: Adding the whole caraway seeds to the recipe is fine, but if your crack the seeds you'll achieve the best flavor. Try using a mortar and pestle or grind them in a small grinder.

microwave at a cost of $495. This marked the beginning of a popular new way of cooking since then. Try a delicious microwave Meal Today? Vive La Microwave.

On December 8, 1945 Raytheon filed a U.S. patent for the microwave. A cooking process and an oven that heated food using microwave energy. Interestingly and fortunately, the microwave oven was invented through an accidental by-product of World War II radar research using magnetrons. It is known that the 1947 version of a microwave was almost 5 ft 11 inches tall and weighed 750 pounds at a cost of about $5000 each. These radiating monstrosities consumed nearly three times as much as today's microwave ovens, and were water-cooled. Clearly, this microwave was well out of the reach of American homeowners in cost and size. The Raytheon Corporation produced the first commercial microwave oven in 1954 calling it the 1161 Radarange. It was large, expensive, and had a power of 1600 watts. In 1967, Amana, a division of Raytheon, introduced its domestic Radarange Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Looks Like Tea Time Again As Reported In The Washington Herald, 11/14/1910 Olive Squares Chop fine and pound to a pulp two dozen olives and one-half of a cupful of crisp celery. Add to it one-eighth of a teaspoonful of made mustard, one teaspoonful of tomato catsup, two tablespoonfuls of cracker dust, and one cupful of mayonnaise. Cut the crust from a loaf of brown, or entire wheat bread, spread the end of the loaf with a little of the mixture and cut off a thin slice; continue until you have sufficient. Put the Page 163

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a curl of milk chocolate in the mug over or beside the dollop of whipped cream.

Excerpt from "The Washington Herald," November 14, 1910

Pour prepared Hot Chocolate over the top of the ingredients. The whipped cream will rise to the top and the chocolate curls will start melting. Enjoy! Makes 4 (4 ounce) servings.


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Recipes From History Do enjoy this Hot Chocolate Recipe for a brisk winters' eve. 1 tea pot full of Hot Chocolate (see recipe below) Whipped cream Curls of white chocolate Curls of milk chocolate (4 mugs) Prepare Hot Chocolate. Place a dollop of whipped cream in the bottom of a mug. Place a curl of white chocolate and

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1/2 cup halved and whole small cherry tomatoes 1. Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, coarse salt, pepper and in a small mixing bowl. cover with plastic wrap, and do refrigerate until cold or about 30 minutes.

Especially appealing to the collector is the beauty of vintage amidst modern day conveniences! Bring back the fresh appeal of Turquoise appliances! Show us the way to an amazing lazy Suzanne spinning proudly non-stop on a marvelous clad doily topped table! If you long for a retro clock, barrel shaped salt shakers, or wooden wall spoons and aren't completely satisfied with any dealers' resource, look no further. These amenities and more, from every era of Vintage, are Coming Soon to Vintage Allies (VAV!) in our Vintage Auction House and Our Re-VAV!-Thrift Shop.

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Lovers of Vintage never have enough vintage.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG you the Fabulous In-the-Know baking secrets and surprises. Good day, ladies. I assume everyone is perfectly coiffed, blushed, and have her vintage aprons? No? Mon Dieu! I do declare, head on over to the The Apron Shoppe, and pick one up this moment. As the website purrs: Style Makes Everything Taste Better. And who, my kittens, could argue with that? Now that we look and feel the part, let’s start with some baking basics. These really are basic, but oh so important. There are rudimentary ingredients one should have on hand at all times: flour (all-purpose, cake, and whole wheat), sugars (brown, white, bakers, and powdered), salt, baking soda and baking powder (they are not the same and use only what the recipe calls for), eggs, butter (lots of it! You can freeze butter so don’t be afraid to buy in bulk. Oh and make sure it is unsalted. A lady never bakes with salted butter!), nuts (all kinds and in all different forms), spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, etc.), vanilla, raisins, and have some fruit either frozen or in cans. You’ll already have milk and cream in the fridge from preparing your husband’s coffee and breakfast in the morning, no? It wouldn’t hurt to begin keeping whipping cream and buttermilk in the fridge through the holiday season.

the high hat at the Christmas party. Now, let’s talk tools. My assumption is that most of your bake ware was dutifully acquired either as wedding gifts or from your mother. However, if you are missing some basics, let’s get them straightaway. You will have several flat baking pans, at least one 8 and one 9 inch square baking pan, at least two of each eight and nine inch cake pans, two glass pie pans, a complete set of measuring spoons and measuring cups, a glass measuring cup, and a scale to properly measure dry ingredients. A well-stocked kitchen will also have spatulas, many different sized spoons, and parchment paper, baking spray, at least one 12-inch reusable pastry bag with an assortment of tips, a standard muffin pan and a mini muffin pan. If you are especially prepared you will also have a dedicated cheesecake pan. Shew! Are you still with me? Go through your drawers and cupboards, make a list of what you need, and hit the town – or thrift stores or your mother’s cupboards, then get on back here and let’s decide what we’re going to bake first! Signing off for now, it’s the Oh Katie! Cookie Cat. Your Spiffy Scrumptious Bakery Correspondent saying Learn to Bake…You’ll Love It!

A wife never knows when that man is going come barging in the front door, safe from overseas (at last!), or home from the office with his boss by his side. Why, what would the other wives say if they knew you had served a meal without a proper coffeecake or pie for dessert? I shudder at the thought! We wouldn’t want to be given Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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By Lindsay Van Cleave I love a locket! I was thinking about what I wanted to focus on for today's vintage love and immediately thought back to an Etsy treasury I had created about a month ago that featured vintage lockets. {For those that are not familiar, an Etsy treasury is a member curated grouping that showcases work they love on Etsy or highlights a specific topic.} Aside from vintage brooches, lockets are my next favorite piece of vintage jewelry. They have such history and are overall so sweet looking. They look good adorning a cardigan, a bracelet, a necklace or your handbag. It's just a nice way to add a little history to you look. I often wonder about the story behind each locket. Did it hold pictures of loved ones? Did someone receive it as a gift from loved ones? Was it a gesture of love? So many possibilities!

By Jessica Hastings 1951 Grayson Robinson

Here is the link if any of these lockets peak your fancy!

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG My Dear Tess, The gentle art of conversation can be mastered by following a few simple rules. First, stop and think about what you're saying before you speak. This will keep you from chattering on endlessly about a topic your dinner companion has absolutely no interest in. With a bit of thought and a leading question or two, you will find an agreeable topic that your neighbor will delight in. Remember giving your undivided attention to your companion's comments and asking a question or two will have him thinking you're the most charming girl in the room. Avoid trying to be too, too clever in an effort to be witty or popular. Never make a comment about anyone without imagining they are standing within earshot. No unkind or tactless remarks please. By Bonnie Pond Pardon us? Do you have etiquette matters and black tie manners on your mind?

Vintage Allies (VAV!) Reporter, Kitty Etiquette, is perfectly purring your way with proper manners for our Gentle Readers and Listeners. Dear Kitty I've been invited to a most elegant dinner party and while I'm excited about attending, I'm so very nervous. I want to make a good impression but I'll know only a few people there. I've never been a very good conversationalist and don't want to appear dull or boring. Please help! Tongue-tied Tess in Tulsa

Regrets are seldom for what was left unsaid. A dinner party is supposed to be a pleasant place so be careful not to let an amiable discussion turn into an argument. Gently redirect the conversation into more agreeable territory. Just remember that interesting conversation is a matter of give and take and you will be fine. Dress up in your finery and enjoy yourself, Kitty Etiquette

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With the start of the Spring~Summer 2011 season, it's time to update the wardrobe. No need to rock the budget, rather, refresh the classics simmering in your wardrobe. Christian Dior

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Image via Candy Shop Vintage By Lindsay Van Cleave I was browsing online today and found a little vintage eye candy for you to enjoy! I just love vintage advertising and when it involves pretty baubles, it's even better! The classic fashion styles are accentuating the curves of femininity again, courtesy of the elegant 1950s and 1960s.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the United States during 1939. This riveting women's magazine was published by Condé Nast Publications. At its beginnings, "Glamour of Hollywood" promised readers the "Hollywood way to fashion, beauty and charm" for the cost of 15 cents. Glamour magazine is known and recognized extensively for a variety of firsts in the magazine industry. It is known as the first magazine to put an African American woman on its cover and for being the first to address its female readers from the viewpoint of work outside of the home. The magazine's section on beauty shares the cutting edge in beauty news and useful beauty tips for all women. A section on health provides a plethora of information on health issues. From answers on love and sex to Horoscopes and the most intriguing celebrity photos "Glamour Magazine" shares all. Their Mission Statement focuses on providing today's new luxury consumer with inspirational and accessible style and shopping ideas. It contains coverage of current events related to beauty, fashion, health and relationships, not to mention women's issues, work, money and law.

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By Cait Lynn "Give me Silver, Blue and Gold; the color of the sky I'm told, my rainbow is overdue...." You won't need a rainbow in lamé. Trust me. You will shine just fine on your own. Lamé Swimwear Retro.


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We can thank Esther Williams for making this fabulous fabric popular in the swimwear market. From the mid 1940s through the 1950s no one did more to promote bathing suits than Esther Williams. Williams not only starred in bathing suits, but promoted bathing suit labels as well, via her fabulous swim dance routines in MGM films; starting with Bathing Beauty in 1944, where she starred with Red Skelton. Williams represented a happy, cheerful and carefree lifestyle to a world coming out of World War II. Williams who was tall, athletic, cheerful, beautiful - and a champion swimmer- portrayed better times, youth and happiness. Everything positive, new and inspiring. Complete with choreographed scenes by Busby Berkeley mixed with music and romance, the public fell in love with Williams. As William's popularity grew so did the demand for new bathing suits. The California bathing suit makers led the Page 171

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG market through the Jantzen, Cole of California, and Catalina companies. In the photo below Esther wears a gold lamé bathing suit designed by Irene Rose for the movie, On an Island with You, 1948.

Bright gold is the exact opposite of black in that it tends to make someone wearing it appear much wider and larger. Black sandals or heels complement a gold suit, and can also help emphasize the vertical dimensions of your figure. A floral sarong looks stunning with a solid lamé suit and Ray Ban sunglasses add another cool retro chic look. Going out for the evening? Perhaps a pool party? Wear a solid or print skirt in a contrasting color with your suit. Voilà you have evening wear! Depending on how formal the event is, find the perfect shoe. In regard to heels, you'll probably want to lean more towards a classy pump with its simplicity, a pair of plain black slip-ons, or an open-toed heel. Esther Williams photo found at Silver Screen Modiste; Silver Blue and Gold lyrics by Bad Company.

Ready to wear lamé? Ready to go for the most popular color, gold? Lamé is sexy in itself especially if you wear a retro swimsuit. It just looks great in the retro styles. If you decide to go the lamé route there are a variety of colors with gold leading the pack. Yes, it is gaudy but it's still an eye catcher, and you can down play it with accessories (or play it up.) That is, unless of course you're going for all-out overwhelming "Goldness", in which case you can just chuck the idea of contrast and compliment altogether and go for some shiny gold pumps or sandals. But, normally, it's a good idea to accessorize in dark shades to achieve a good contrast and avoid the "Over gold" look. You don't want the gold to blend all together so that there is no color. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG A cocktail ring is the perfect addition to dress up a plain t-shirt, sweater or add some pop to your perfect date night outfit. I love exchanging my everyday rings with a fun cocktail ring for evening. These rings from Texas Vintage Things will add a nice vintage touch to your hand! I would LOVE to have them all!

Meet Vintage Allies (VAV!) Vintage and Period Fashion Reporter! Rebecca McWattie is the founder of Stop Traffic Clothing an online fashion store specializing in Retro & Pin-Up women's clothing. Her love of 40s and 50s Hollywood movie icons like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn & Marilyn Monroe inspired her to start her own fashion business, sourcing the finest reproduction brands from both the UK and US. She also writes her own blog 'Girl About Town' and is a contributor for The Vintage Guide to London, writing articles on subjects as varied as Winston Churchill to film reviews and vintage style parties and events. Rebecca is a period style expert and will be helping our female readers take inspiration from classic movies and icons.

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A smooth velvet voice and a sidelong glance that could devastate a clamoring crowd of admirers the world over, Frank Sinatra. An engaging smile, looks and come hither clothing that would stop the traffic, Marilyn Monroe. Their Stories are Coming Soon to Vintage Allies.

By Lindsay Van Cleave The sun is shining and the first signs of spring are starting to peak out from under the blanket of winter. Let's take a step back in the past, when ladies put on their Sunday best everyday and piled on their favorite Miriam Haskell pieces. One of the pioneers of costume jewelry in the 1900s, Miriam Haskell opened her store in New York in 1926, providing New York ladies with chic jewelry. Her jewelry is still copied, avidly collected and wildly popular today. She has been an inspiration to me in my designing and style sense. This spring is a chance to pile on those beautiful vintage pieces along with your everyday staples. This whole look from 1946 screams "chic". I'm swooning over the beautiful brooches and pearls galore! Take this inspiration from one of our vintage mavens, Miriam Haskell, and don't be afraid to keep it modern with your own Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG spin on style. Wouldn't that fantastic sixstrand necklace look divine against one of this spring's trends – citrus hues? So modern, yet stills channels the lovely Miriam Haskell. Photo credit Illusion Jewels

Meet the Vintage Allies (VAV!) Get Go Retro Reporter, Cait Lynn! Get Go Retro is an online boutique that is making a splash in the retro, vintage 1950's clothing market. At the helm is Cait Lynn, a current college student and "the family." The shop offers retro and vintage inspired clothing and swimwear for those who love both classic design and "Old Hollywood Glam" Originally the shop was a springboard to pay for Cait Lynn's college tuition. However, the online boutique "took off;" and with a love of the fifties; Get Go Retro has become a loved member of the family. The focus is to offer stylish rockabilly, retro, and swing clothing with a 1940/1950 flare at a price to fit every size pocketbook. From very expensive to less expensive, the store carries a wide range Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

of sizes as well. If we don't sell an item and we know where you can get it; we gladly offer links to other vendors where you can find what you need to complete your look. Our line includes popular designers, such as: Stop Staring; Nicolita; Leg Avenue's Skinny Dip Swimwear line and Carolyn's Retro Aprons. Early on it was realized that it was also important for us to carry some of the less well known designers by embracing designers from the cottage industry in an effort to offer unique styles that other sites are not offering. This concept has proved to be a "win-win" situation for us and the smaller designers by allowing us more variety, and the designers a platform to sell their items and get noticed. "Our hope is to encompass a wide array of resources to help women create their personal style and look," according to Caitlin. The right outfit showcases one's style and confidence level. You have to feel good in your clothes and in your skin. Rockabilly automatically exudes "a little attitude," and definitely lots of personal style." So it's only natural that a woman's confidence shines through. Think about it; Lucille Ball, a beautiful woman who dressed great, was known for her signature red hair. Betty Grable; looked great in a swimsuit, and was known for her legs. Even modern day pinups .... Farrah Fawcett – her golden locks, white teeth and the famous red swimsuit; Cindy Crawford, for the mole above her mouth; and even Kat Von D who is absolutely gorgeous, is known for her Tats (and more recently Jesse James.) Whether you have perfect physical assets or imperfections, you need to have the confidence to play them up and turn them into an asset. That's confidence; that's attitude and that's ultimately your personal style."

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Thus the stores' motto "Get the style when you go retro!" Get Go Retro Get Go Retro Blog Get Go Retro Facebook Get Go Retro Links They Love

Pictures Courtesy of Jessica Hastings The 'nine to five businessman' of the 1950s was no stranger to a leisurely lifestyle, alongside more casual wear. The loafer shoe was it for casual and cool. Sports trousers were an excepted variant of the daily business wear. Jeans weren't quite a part of the 'scene' although this would soon change. Vests and cardigan sweaters matched a sport ensemble nicely. Polo shirts were popular and Hawaiian patterns were prolific alongside the bowling and cowboy style leisure shirts.

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By Jessica Hastings A vintage Valentines greeting to you and yours "May the day be filled with love!"

Picture Courtesy of Jessica Hastings This sporty, yet dapper, gentleman of the 1960s chooses a look that exuded confidence.

myvintagevogue is an incredible not for profit website and repository devoted to popular fashion from the 1920's through the 1960's and to the designers, models and photographers which inspire us. myvintagevogue is a not for profit fashion archive.

The 1960s was an era of many new and eclectic trends in men's fashion. Tradition was making way for bright colors and tones. The fashion trends for the male were influenced by the Modernist, the Italian designers, Edwardian styles and the Hippies (no less)!

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By Bonnie Pond By Jessica Hastings With such awful weather these days, it's hard to imagine that spring is on its way. Lighter, brighter, warmer days are coming soon. Get inspired and think pink.

Pardon us? You've got etiquette matters and black tie manners on your mind? Vintage Allies (VAV!) Reporter Kitti Etiquette is purring your way with proper manners for our Gentle Readers and Listeners!

Dear Kitty, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and here's my problem. The apple of my eye, the gal who stole my heart, the sweet young thing I dream about, well, Kitty, she hardly knows I exist. I'm much too shy to tell her in person how I feel. I want to send her a beautiful Valentine card to let her know my feelings, but how should I sign it? With love? Your secret admirer? Hugs and kisses? Just my name? Chase Agal

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG My dear Chase, Your problem is not an uncommon one. In fact, way back in 1797, a British publisher wrote "The Young Man's Valentine Writer" to help young lovers unable to compose their own sentimental verses for their darlings. Of course, that was back in the days when handmade cards were all the rage. In the Victorian era, printed cards and cheap postal rates made it possible for would-be lovers to give cards anonymously. Suddenly the raciest cards you can imagine began appearing. My goodness, late in the nineteenth century in Chicago, the post office rejected 25,000 cards as being unfit to be sent through the U. S. mail. Being the sophisticated young gentleman that you are, I am sure sending such a Valentine to your love would be unthinkable today. Be courageous, my dear Chase. Choose a lovely card that expresses your heartfelt feelings. Deliver it yourself, perhaps with a single red rose, to demonstrate your deep affection for the young lady. She'll see you as a fabulously romantic fellow and the way you sign the card will be of little importance. Kitty Etiquette

By Bonnie Pond Pardon us? You've got etiquette matters and black tie manners on your mind? Vintage Allies (VAV!) Reporter Kitti Etiquette is purring your way with proper manners for our Gentle Readers and Listeners! Dear Kitty, My fiancÊe and I have been invited to an elegant soiree – and she insists that I wear a tuxedo. Of course, I want to be properly attired and make her proud to be on my arm, but is a tuxedo really required? Couldn't I just have my suit pressed and shine up my shoes? Baffled in Baltimore Dear Baffled, While I do understand that you want to be comfortable for this important event, a formal occasion does require that

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG gentlemen of good taste wear tuxedos and their ladies appear in gorgeous gowns. There was a time when only black tie and tails was considered proper. In fact, the very idea of a tailless coat was almost scandalous. The whole tuxedo craze was started in the early 1800's by Pierre Lorillard IV of New York, heir to the famous Lorillard tobacco fortune. He planned to wear something a bit less formal than tails to the Autumn Ball so he had his tailor whip up several black jackets modeled after the red ones worn by English fox hunters. Alas, on the night of the Ball, Pierre's nerve failed him and he donned the familiar black tie and tails. His son, Griswold, and several friends, being young and of a much more daring nature, wore the new jackets to the Ball. . . along with scarlet vests. Their attire raised more than a few eyebrows, to be sure. But, as we all know, money does talk. The new costume was designed by a Lorillard and worn by a Lorillard. Most importantly, it happened in a town dependent on Lorillard money to exist. Voila! The tuxedo was suddenly THE attire for formal occasions. So, don your tuxedo with pride. Make a grand entrance with your betrothed. Glide gracefully around the dance floor in your elegant attire – and thank a Lorillard for making it all possible. Kitty Etiquette

By Bea Kunz A Touch Of Glamour Straight From The Garden~ What a swoon...a beautiful VintageValentine pink- coat pin for the gardener or the gardener at heart. About 4" L and 2" W at the leaf's widest point. Leaves are crushed jade stone set in gold wire trim. Has a single pearl at the base of the leaves. The Radish is a pretty mix of pinks tapering to a milky white. Marked BSK...1950's -maybe early 60's. For a closer view and to purchase: Sage Hill Farms And Vintage Store

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG to you and made known his desire of spending a lifetime together. If you are sure you want to accept his offer of marriage, then by all means, answer sweetly in the affirmative. And my dear, while a nonchalant or funny answer may seem cute to you, it's entirely possible that your young suitor may construe it as disrespectful. That would not bode well for your future together. Should you have doubts about your answer, the proper thing to do is to graciously ask for time to consider his proposal. Please do not rush into a commitment you aren't ready for.

By Bonnie Pond Pardon us? You've got etiquette matters and black tie manners on your mind? Vintage Allies (VAV!) Reporter Kitti Etiquette is purring your way with proper manners for our Gentle Readers and Listeners!

And naturally, your decision to accept or reject his proposal should have nothing whatever to do with the ring itself. Inquiring about the size of the diamond or the price would be considered crass and tacky. And dahling, you are much too classy a gal to indulge in such behavior. Keeping it 'Klassy', Kitti Etiquette

Dear Kitty, The gentleman I've been seeing for over a year is hinting about wedding bells. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I'm wondering about the proper way to respond to a proposal of marriage – just in case he appears at my door with a ring. Confused in Concord

Dear Confused, The proper response, of course, depends on the depth of your feelings for the gentleman. Keep in mind that in this situation his emotions will be running high, just as I'm sure yours will be. With a proposal, he has opened his heart and soul Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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By Jessica Hastings Dreaming of spring weather? Here is a little inspiration from 1956. Warm weather and sunny days are on their way.

The variety of desirable jewelry can seem overwhelming at times, and choosing a selection to wear an even more daunting task. Too much jewelry is a major fashion mistake; in fact, likely at the top of fashion faux pas. Some days, however, it is difficult to moderate a balance. But, jewelry is magnificent isn't it? Yes, and it can make or break your outfits. Wearing too much jewelry is actually a distraction to those that see you. You want to be remembered for you not your jewelry. Keep this piece of advice from Coco Chanel always close to thought, "Before you leave the house, take one thing off." Here's another shock to your diamonds, baubles and pins. Sometimes jewelry isn't necessary. Consider carefully if the jewelry you're ready to don will accent your outfit or detract from. Balance is very important in creating the right look and one of the reasons too much jewelry is a no-no. You wouldn't ever pair dark lipstick with dark eye makeup; don't make

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the same mistake with jewelry. Let your clothing and self be the center of attention. Practice elegance and balance with YOU as the real gem looking your tip top classic best!

In 1950, Rose residing in Los Angeles, California, received a U.S. patent for a one-piece bathing suit which noted following description... "embodying a novel construction for causing it to snugly fit the body of a wearer in a flattering manner," using elastic fabric. It would "shape and support portions of the body of the wearer in areas of the bust and abdomen in a flattering manner without discomfort or impedance to free movements of the body." The elastic fabric and elastic securing bands were designed to enable the garment to be put on without having buttoned openings which would "detract from the appearance of the garment."

By Starlight Reporter Ever take the plunge or moment to consider where the design and patent for the modern woman's' one piece bathing suit originated? Let's do take the dive and find out! Important Question: If you've been living in a cave off the coast of nowhere, you may ask "What is a one-piece bathing suit"? Important Answer: A one-piece bathing suit is a preferred selection of several choices women may sport around the pools, beaches and shorelines everywhere. From the earlier woolen swim suits upholding modesty while covering the entire feminine anatomy to today's skin tight suits designed to glide through water with the greatest of ease, suits and women have come a long way baby! Women everywhere were set free from the encumbrance of earlier unflattering suits and should send an undying debt of gratitude to Rose Marie Reid who launched and patented today's' version of the one piece swimsuit as noted: Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the world had believed. Over twenty years later, the bag and her marvelous works were uncovered. Bassman is enjoying a resurgence at fashions forefront, with exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide. At this date, it is reported she is experimenting with digital technology and abstract color photography creating a new series of work.

Her work is symbolic of one of the great creative personalities of our time.

By Starlight Reporter Lillian Bassman, is among one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century. She was born in 1917, the child of Russian émigrés who moved from New Haven to Brooklyn and Greenwich Village. She dabbled in painting and textile design, was arrested and booked under the pseudonym "Rosa Bonheur" after a political protest, and married Paul Himmel after twelve years of living together. They had two children, Eric and Lizzie. Lillian found success at Harper's Bazaar in her work as a photographer until 1971. Bassman’s provocative images so teased the eye and conjured up a euphoric sensual dream world that soon, she was in constant demand. By the 1970’s Bassman’s pure interest clashed with the changing fashion world. Disheartened, she abandoned fashion photography in favor of her own projects. Lillian neatly disposed of nearly 40 years of her life’s work in a forgotten bag, or so Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Theodor (Ted) Seuss Geisel was THE endearing Dr. Seuss. Ted was born in 1904 in Springfield, MA, to Theodor Robert and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. Ted later credited his mother for his talents in creating rhymes. He would recall, that in his youth, his mother would chant soothing rhymes to him. This unconscious act awakened Tom's talents for his now renowned writings. Today, much of Ted's memories of his youth can be seen throughout his work. 'Horton the Elephant', who meandered along streams in the Jungle of Nool, reflect the watercourses in Springfield's Forest Park. Ted's first children's book, 'And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street', reveals Springfield imagery, from the Mayor to the Indian Motorcycles. As a teenager, Ted left Springfield to attend Dartmouth College, where he became editor-in-chief of the 'Jack-OLantern', Dartmouth's humor magazine. Though his editorial position would end, Ted continued to contribute to the magazine, signing his work as "Seuss." This is reported as the first record of the name "Seuss" ever being used. This signature was both Ted's middle name and his mother's maiden name.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Ted continued on to Oxford University in England after graduation from Dartmouth. Soon bored with academic studies, he chose to tour Europe. However, while at Oxford, he met a classmate, children's author Helen Palmer, who would become his first wife. Upon returning to the United States, Ted began pursuing a career as a cartoonist. Publishers such as 'The Saturday Evening Post' published some of his first writings. His earliest activities, however, were creating advertising campaigns for Standard Oil, which he reportedly would do for more than 15 years.

Places You'll Go', 'Fox in Socks', and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. His remarkable books had been loved and read by countless people the world over and have been translated into more than 15 languages. Tom's books have been the source for a reported eleven children's television specials, musicals, a featurelength motion picture and still counting. To his honor, Ted was awarded two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize.

With the onslaught of WWII, Ted began contributing weekly political cartoons to a described liberal publication, 'PM magazine'. In an honorable contribution to the war effort, he served with Frank Capra's Signal Corps (U.S. Army) making training movies. It was during this time and place that he was introduced to the intricacies of animation. He developed a series of animated training films featuring a trainee called 'Private Snafu'. Ted, meanwhile, also contributed to 'Vanity Fair', 'Life', and other magazines. It was through Viking Press that Ted found a degree of anonymity in children's literature with aforementioned, 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street'. It was 'The Cat in the Hat' book, however, that defined Ted's talent and career as an author and illustrator. In 1967, Ted's first wife, Helen had died and he would marry Audrey Stone Geisel who would greatly influence his later books. Sadly, Ted passed away on September 24, 1991. In total, this legendary creator had written and illustrated 44 children's books, to include 'Green Eggs and Ham', 'Oh, the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Best known for her 1950 hit, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake", Eileen Barton was an American singer!

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By Dragstrip Scooter Girl One of the most important automotive events in the world began in 1900. This event is known as the New York International Automobile Show (NYIAS) and it was North America's first automotive exhibition. It's at this show, that every make and model of vehicle sold in the U.S. rendezvous under one roof, giving consumers an incredible opportunity to view everything the auto industry offers up. The stellar show boasts the latest and greatest automotive ideas to a national and world audience. It's reported that in the last decade, this Show has raised the number of new vehicle announcements, broken attendance figures, and increased media attention to extraordinary levels. Approximately 100 events, ranging from conferences and symposiums, to ceremonies and parties take place during the Show's press preview week. All in all, this automotive event fuels the interest for consumers and lifestyle press, marketing, advertisers and beyond. Page 187

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years. The President invited them to play on the White House lawn!

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By 1899, the White House Easter Egg Roll was a tradition and colorful success.

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Rest assured bunny lovers, the First Lady is the official host of the White House Easter Egg Roll. This special event becomes official only when the Easter Bunny makes an appearance. Let's get those eggs and roll!

Let's get those eggs and roll! Did you know the Easter Egg Roll is a tradition at the White House dating back to 1878? Records reveal that President Rutherford B. Hayes initiated this egg rolling practice (below). It's been recorded there'egg'isted informal egg rolling events as far back as Abraham Lincoln's administration. The practice of egg rolling had also once taken place on the Capitol building's grounds. But by 1876, a law was passed prohibiting the use of the Capitol Grounds as a play area. It's reported that on Easter day in 1878, just after the ban on egg rolling at the Capitol went into effect, President Hayes made a Presidential decision. He took heart with several tearful children awaiting nearby to roll eggs as practiced in previous

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During 1903, the American Power Boat Association (APBA) was formed. One year later in June, 1904, the American Power Boat Association (APBA) would establish, the Gold Challenge Cup. The Gold Cup, as it is known today, is a hydroplane boat race and also among the oldest and most prestigious of trophies in all of motorsports.

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The first race encompassed three 32-mile heats run on consecutive days. The winner was, Standard, a 59-foot boat, boasting an average speed of 23.160 miles per hour.

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A second race was held later that year in September of 1904, that would allow lightweight hulls. These were then, the fastest power boats to date. The Vingt-etUn II, won with an average speed of 24.900, setting a record of 25.367 miles per hour.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG It's reported that the race would hosted by the defending champion's boat club. However, the APBA would begin to hold races at an impartial site during the 1920s, often being Detroit, MI. The sought after trophy name also became known as the Gold Cup. Since the formation of the race, regulations on types of boats entered have changed. This was initially reported as action taken to lower costs, thus effecting more entries. During World War II the race competition would be suspended only to resume again full throttle overload in 1946 right into today's need for speed. If you want more tips, thrills, speed, entertainment or information read the Powerboat Magazine.

In 1904, a gentleman named Francis French set out on a course to offer up a better mustard to America. He shared this idea with his brother, George, who happened to be President of the R.T. French Company. Francis was certain there was no condiment on the store shelves similar to the purer, creamier version he envisioned. He profoundly believed the new mustard product would prove popular throughout the country. Seems as though old Francis may have been on to something. Thus began French's Cream Salad Mustard that would debut at the St. Louis World's Fair soon afterward. By 1926, the French brothers would sell their business to a major mustard manufacturer. Throughout French's tangy history, transitions and changes, they have continued their commitment of providing an excellent mustard. Today, the French's brand and familiar red pennant remain and "French's is still America's Favorite速 mustard". Try these meal selections for your holiday dining: (Continued on ke-it-frenchs-for-easter.html )

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG also known as AAA or triple A. The AAA is headquartered in Heathrow, FL. This organization, is a not-for-profit auto service provider and auto insurance seller. AAA is also relied upon for the roadside assistance program that they provide. History shares the revelation that motorists and car enthusiasts began organizing automobile clubs after the first horseless carriages appeared on America's roads. It's reported that by 1902, approximately 50 small motor clubs had been formed by motoring enthusiast across the country! But when, exactly, did the AAA appear? Glad you asked! Nine such clubs would soon join to establish a national motoring organization and, at a March 4, 1902 Chicago meeting, the American Automobile Association was founded. These groups, together, would later work to commission maps, auto racing and auto services. Since AAA's beginning, it has pledged to the future of motor transportation through the support of adequate highways and abolishment of burgeoning taxes and restrictions.

The U.S Open began in 1968, and after the merging of 5 events at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens. For the first time in U.S. Open history and all of the previous tournaments, professionals were allowed to compete. The prize money was $100,000 with 159 male and female players in total. The U.S. open was initially played on grass. By 1975, U.S. Open History introduced a change. Players went from grass, to clay, and later on to DecoTurf which is more commonly known as "hard courts" by 1978. U.S. Open Tennis Champion Jimmy Connors is the only man to have won on all three surfaces in all of U.S. Open history.

It is reported that AAA now has over 69 regional clubs where members may receive service. Additional to their roadside assistance programs, AAA offers a variety of discounts with participating merchants.

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But how is Skywriting done? Using a small aircraft, special smoke expelled during flight, makes words readable in the skies by someone on the ground. The aircraft held a smoke generator, or a pressurized container which used a low viscosity oil such as Chevron/Texaco "Corvus Oil". The oil was injected into the hot exhaust manifold causing vaporization into a white dense smoke which would scribble the skies. For the pilots, skywriting wasn't all fun and games, but also involved a great deal of skill. Wind and dispersal of the smoke could cause the skywriting to blur, usually within a few minutes, so appropriate speeds and controls were carefully monitored by the pilot. Riding into the wind and away from the sun are just a few of the rules to follow when sky writing! And, the sky high words, of course, needed to be right the first time, because even short words took several trips to complete! Who wants an error in the sky for all to see? Skywriting was no easy feat for the pilot of a crafty plane! The pilot must also write backwards or upside down in mid air! This skywriting was quite a skill and must be just 'so', that the viewers could read the message from the ground.

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Even with Valentine's Day come and gone there's always time for more love and romance! I say make every day Valentines! The littlest things add up, a rose left on a pillow, a sweet little note left on your sweethearts breakfast tray next to strawberries, Nutella and a croissant, send a love note via a text to your sweetie, purchase some pampering goodies for your gal and tell her these are for our date night so can pamper yourself endlessly.

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While they are out spending all those hundreds and hundreds of dollars, wracking their brains about making the correct gift choices, you don't have to. Nor will you spend hours wondering where to take that special someone to dinner and make time to do so (not to mention a great deal of effort) making sure you've have gotten it absolutely right. It gets harder and harder each year to come up with something anyone has not given their other half the year before. Think of it this way you're saving your money, time and effort and that also means more of everything to spend on yourself. No reason why you can't take yourself out to dinner now is there? Just remember that if you do go out to dinner, do not go anywhere you might run into an old ex. This is not the day to accidentally run into him or her and it's not really the right day for a new date either.

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It's the famous Mister Ed, of course! Lovable, mischievous palomino, Mister Ed, was a talking horse! The voice of Mister Ed was provided by Allan 'Rocky' Lane. Who owned Mister Ed? Wilbur Post was the muddled and bemused owner portrayed by Actor, Alan Young. The hit sitcom began syndication in January 1961 and galloped its way into the CBS schedule in October of that same year. The series would continue until September 1965. Enjoy this mischief maker, Mister Ed? Read more:

The Boys & Girls Club Code: I believe in God and the right to worship according to my own faith and religion. I believe in America and the American way of life‌in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I believe in fair play, honesty and sportsmanship. I believe in my Boys & Girls Club, which stands for these things.* Over 150 years ago, in 1860 the Boys & Girls Club found its origins in Hartford, Connecticut. From that formation onward, the Boys & Girls Club have been helping children reach their full potential with character development as the cornerstone of the Club. By 1906, the start of a nationwide movement began with a national organization merger when a variety of Boys Clubs pursued affiliation. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations. By 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America had become the Boys Clubs of America. In 1956, the Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter. In 1990, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in recognition of girls. Congress amended and renewed the Boys & Girls Clubs of America charter.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG *Aaron Fahringer, scripted the Boys & Girls Club Code above. The code was officially adopted by the National Council in 1955. The Code is still displayed in many Clubs today.

PRNewswire/ -- Research to be presented this week at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference in Washington, D.C., demonstrates that consumption of white potatoes (non-fried) by children does not displace other vegetables from children's meals. In fact, meals that contain white potatoes contain more servings of other vegetables, and are significantly higher in potassium, fiber and vitamin C. Both potassium and fiber were identified as nutrients of concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, released February 2011. "Potatoes belong in the diet. Children who consume white potatoes have more nutrient-dense diets, overall, and they actually eat more of other vegetables," said lead researcher Adam Drewnowski, PhD. "There were no differences in the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

prevalence of overweight or obesity between children who did and did not consume potatoes." Researchers studied more than 11,500 children ages 5-18 years of age using data from four cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008. The data set included information on more than 57,000 individual meals in which the white potatoes could be baked, boiled, mashed or roasted but not fried. Separate analyses were conducted for lunch-time and dinnertime meals and at-home and away-from home, including school lunches. The study showed that children's weekday lunches, which included white potatoes, generally had more other vegetables than did weekday lunches without white potatoes. Potatoes are an economic, nutrient-packed vegetable children typically enjoy eating. One medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana, provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent), and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. They are a food that complements the meals served in America's schools and home kitchens. The study was funded by the United States Potato Board. For Quick & Healthy potato recipes, videos and nutrition information please visit: About the United States Potato Board The United States Potato Board was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Recognized as an innovator in the produce marketing industry, the USPB adopted a new campaign in 2008. "Potatoes ... Goodness Unearthed速" showcases the appeal of naturally nutrientrich potatoes, also known as America's Page 205

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG favorite vegetable. Based in Denver, Colo., the USPB represents more than 4,000 potato growers and handlers across the country. To unearth more goodness about the USPB and its programs, visit

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG This Company, located in Chester County, PA, produces novel and unique original "magical" GLOW IN THE DARK Pillowcases. The dynamic Owner and President of the Company Peggy Schafer Vincent, also a featured Doer of Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers. Peggy's words to live by, "To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe." Anatole France WEB SITES: Comfy Cozy - the original "magical" GLOW IN THE DARK Pillowcases. Glow FX Designs - the BRILLIANT SOLUTION to Custom Designs & Promotions. Phone: 610.466.7197

Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. Naturally, I was very excited to hear about this, because sleep is very important, and these days nobody gets enough, especially parents. After I gave birth for the first time, my mother kept encouraging me to take naps. Unfortunately, I never could. It seemed so ironic to me that I couldn't get any rest during the time when I needed it the most. After all, it has been proven that good night's sleep will keep you more productive and in good spirits, and it will help keep away a number of health problems. All great things when you are taking care of a little one. So, if you, or your little one, are having trouble with sleep, here are some tips that might be helpful: 1. Turn off the TV. 2. Put down your iPhone, Blackberry, and step away from the computer. 3. Have an early dinner. Never go to bed with the full stomach. 4. Dance. Yup, dance. Be silly. Laugh. This will help you get tired, in a good way. 5. Have a calming bath or a shower. A drop of lavender oil in the water is really helpful as well. 6. Air out the bedrooms before going to sleep.

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7. Lower the temperature in the bedrooms to 66 degrees. 8. Put a drop of lavender oil on the corner of your pillowcase, to relax you as you are falling asleep.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG 9. Make sure to give the little ones plenty of kisses and to read them or tell them a story. 10. Use 100% cotton sheets, pillowcases, and comforter or duvet covers. Also, make sure that all your pillow inserts and comforters or duvets are made of natural fibers, like wool for example, because wool naturally regulates body temperature, providing superior comfort. In a recent study called "Sleep Comfort" done by The Woolmark Company, a notfor-profit company owned by over 29,000 Australian woolgrowers, and the owner of Woolmark, a world's best known textile fiber brand, it was concluded that wool bedding provided more comfortable conditions for sleep, keeping the temperature and the humidity lower than any other fiber, natural or otherwise. Again, keep in mind, these tips are not just for you. If you do these steps together with your little ones, it will make you all sleep so much better. Sweet dreams. *Photo courtesy of National Media Museum (UK). 'Mother and Child'. Henry Essenhigh Corke (1883-1919); Autochrome. About: Selma Avdicevic is the founder and the owner of Woolly Boo, a New Jersey based manufacturer of organic wool basic bedding for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with the mission to provide the healthiest crib bedding and the best sleep environment for your child.

March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, for a local Girl Scout meeting. Daisy Low held strong to the belief that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Her goal was set to guiding girls from the relative isolation of home environments into community service and the great outdoors. Through Daisy's vision, the Girl Scouts of the USA,~a girl centered organization~ became a reality within a few short years. The Girl Scouts has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, showing a remarkable growth from its modest beginnings. It's reported, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today were members of the venerable Girl Scouts. Follow the link to learn more about the rich history of the Girl Scouts. You'll read about their willingness to engage in fundamental societal issues and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The 'Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere'.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Read Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's Biography, a visionary who has so positively affected so many lives.

'You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you, Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.' On March 7, 1955, NBC presented Peter Pan live as part of Producers' Showcase (with the show's original cast) as the first full-length Broadway production on color TV. The show attracted an audience of 65million viewers! The popular Broadway musical Peter Pan, starred Mary Martin in the title role and Cyril Ritchard as Pan's nemesis Captain Hook. Peter Pan is a fictional character created by J. M. Barrie, and the name of a stage play, a children's book, and various adaptations. The character is a little boy who wouldn't grow up, and spends his time having magical adventures. Join along as Peter travels from the enchanting island of Never Never Land to London where Wendy Darling regales tales about his adventures. You'll meet Captain Hook, Peter's arch-nemesis. The Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Captain holds the secret that Peter isn't an ordinary boy...he is the leader of the Lost Boys, who can fly without wings, and whose best girl is Tinker Bell the pixie! Life is an adventure for Peter. Paramount Pictures released the first film version, a silent version, of Peter Pan in 1924. In 2000, the United States Library of Congress deemed Peter Pan "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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By Monica Dreger of Hoolaboola Kids rooms with a touch of vintage can transform a plain room into a magical one with minimum effort. So easy to love! We found many vintage pieces on our beloved etsy that can make any room unique. Many of these... you might even find in your own home (or your grandparents) while dusting away in the attic... Go take a trip – crawl down or climb up – worth it! Enjoy our finds!

By Selma Avdicevic My husband and I love music. And if anyone had any doubt of that, they should just check out our vast and diverse collection of tapes, records, and CD. And some MP3s. In fact, music was one of the things that we bonded over at the beginning of our second date. Apparently,

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG I was the only woman he knew that had in her music collection Kate Bush, Pearl Jam, Beethoven, Gorillaz, and a Croatian band called Azra. This love of such vast spectrum of musical genres stretches back to my childhood. My father had an amazing singing voice, and had in fact briefly dropped out of college to pursue his singing career, a fact that my parents shared with me only after both my sister and I safely graduated from college. My parents were children of the 1960's, so there was a lot of Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, and local folk musing being played in our house or in the car. In fact, that is one of the more consistent memories of my childhood: the radio was always tuned to the station played the most music. So, when I was about 7 years old, I asked them to enroll me in the local music school. Now, music schools in Europe are a little different than here in the U.S. What that meant is that I would receive instructions in all the subjects I normally would (reading, writing, math, foreign languages, science, etc.), and following that I would spend 4-5 hours a day studying music and practicing my instrument of choice. The closest comparison to that is a music academy like Julliard in New York City. The answer was a firm no. My mother said I would be too distracted from my studies, since I am easily distractible, and my grades would suffer. Nowadays, I would have probably been diagnosed with ADHD, but that is a different column. The subject was dropped, and I dedicated myself to the next best thing: finding and listening to every piece of music I could get my hands on. In school, that meant classical music. With friends, everything else. We exchanged Deep Purple and Janis Joplin records, taped Nirvana and Pearl Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Jam on tape decks, stole Tina Turner from our parents, and spent a lot of time in various garages listening and trying to play those notes. When I moved to New York City at age 19, I felt like a fairy godmother had dropped me into a music heaven: I attended every concert I could, and even [gasp] dated musicians. Flash forward almost 15 years, and I was at home with my 4 month old son. For those 4 months, it has been him, me, my husband, and frequent visits to the pediatrician. So, I thought, we should include some activities in his young life. That is how I found out about the local Music Together franchise. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV. For the next 3 years of his life, I drove him weekly, without fail, to every class. There, we would sing, dance, play instruments, and have fun. When my daughter was born, I couldn't wait for her to turn 3 months old, so I could start taking her to classes. One added benefit, and all parents that took their children to Music Together Page 211

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG classes can attest to this, is the silence in the back seat. Oh yes, the second they hear the first note of the "Hello song", they would drop everything and listen. Ah. At home, we downloaded all of our music to a home theater sound system that played a random selection of songs. Since we have so many, the system never plays the same song twice, unless we tell it to. And this is when the miracles started happening: kids would pick a "favorite" song of the month, just something they both agreed they liked, and then they would listen and dance and play, until we were all sick of it. The first one was from a Bosnian band called Crvena Jabuka (Red Apple). Then it was collaboration between a Bosnian band Zabranjeno Pusenje (No Smoking), and a Croatia choir Arabeske (Arabesque). After that, it was Sergent Garcia, a French band that plays a blend of Latin American and African music. Following that, it was Alicia Keys and "Empire State of Mind", Fergie with "Big Girls Don't Cry", and currently it is the collaboration of Thievery Corporation (D.C. based trip hop band) and Ruben Black (a star from Dominican Republic).

there in awe and watched. Then last night, my sister came to visit, and while we were giving them a bath, my son started belting out a song. Since we couldn't quite comprehend what he was singing, and in what language, my sister asked: "Whose song is that?" and with the big smile on his face he proudly announced: "My song." To learn more about the benefits of music education in the lives of children, please read the following articles: Science Daily Children's Music Workshop Selma Avdicevic is the founder and the owner of Woolly Boo, a New Jersey based manufacturer of organic wool basic bedding for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with the mission to provide the healthiest crib bedding and the best sleep environment for your child.

Throughout all this, they never forget their Music Together music. All 9 CDs are in regular rotation in the car or in the playroom. Also, they now know that the order of songs can be changed based on the mood, so we get requests shouted out from the back seat. And the hits keep coming. Over the weekend, the home theater system picked up Rage Against the Machine, and my 3 and 2 year olds danced happily and played air guitar to "Bulls on Parade". When Clash and "Should I Stay or Should I Go", came on, my son had picked up the melody and the lyrics by the second chorus. My daughter was arranging an appropriate choreography. I just stood Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG draw a cartoon. Two stories were encapsulated within this cartoon with portrayal in two ways—the President's refusal to shoot a captive animal and his intentions of settling a border dispute. The cartoon, which garnered much interest, appeared in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902 and was reprinted widely.

Do you love your teddy bear? Did you know that the teddy bear wasn't 'born' until late 1902? Vintage Allies (VAV!) readers and listeners, the teddy bear appeared in two different parts of the world in the same year! Germany and the United States. The teddy bear, as reported, began with a cartoon drawn by Clifford Berryman entitled "Drawing the Line in Mississippi." The cartoon depicted then President Theodore Roosevelt refusing to shoot a baby bear. As legend or history will reveal, President Roosevelt had journeyed to Mississippi to settle a border dispute between that state and Louisiana. During the course of the trip, his gracious hosts, all too knowing of his passion as an avid hunter, took him bear hunting. With the hunting trip lacking, someone is said to have captured a bear and invited Roosevelt to take aim. Roosevelt refused his host's gesture and refused to shoot the helpless target. This sentimental and altruistic act on the President's behalf inspired Berryman to Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Through this cartoon's inspiration, Morris and Rose Michtom, Russian immigrants and owners of a toy novelty store in Brooklyn, New York, designed a bear in honor of President Roosevelt's conduct. The bear, so beguiling in its sweetness, was named "Teddy's Bear" by the Michtoms! "Teddy's Bear" soon became a cuddling lovable star in public demand. The Michtoms, through the help of a wholesale firm, founded the first teddy bear manufacturer in the United States, the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company. Ironically, during the same year the Michtoms had created "Teddy's Bear", a continent away in Germany, another was industriously working on a toy bear, as well! Richard Steiff, employed by his aunt Margarete Steiff, who owned a stuffed toy business you may have heard of...the Steiff firm, made a prototype of a toy bear. This bear, with his elongated muzzle and rounded back, bore no resemblance to "Teddy's Bear". The Steiff bear resembled a real bear cub! Margarete Steiff registered patents for the bears to include a brown dancing bear with a bear handler! By 1906 in America, the bear was the fellow to sport about town cradled in the arms of children everywhere! These bears began cropping up in all manner of delightful form and color in the following Page 213

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG years. President Roosevelt, had even used the bear as a mascot for his re-election bid! A series of children's books were written by Seymour Eaton, a newspaper columnist, about the adventures of The Roosevelt Bears. This little bear even inspired an American composer, J.K. Bratton, to write "The Teddy Bear Two Step" which eventually became known as "The Teddy Bear's Picnic." "Teddy's Bear" became the "Teddy bear," first appearing in print in the October 1906 issue of Playthings Magazine. The Steiff firm Steiff also adopted this name for its bears. The Teddy Bear run was now on! Throughout America, competitors began to cash in on the charming bear's popularity. An important note: during the post war years, bears were often made from materials ranging from acrylic plush, and nylon thereby becoming more washable friendly. While most of these early companies did not endure, through the depression, the financial crisis and the onset of WWII, others would. Gund Manufacturing Corporation, who had made its first bears in 1906 are still making bears today. Thank Gundness! Today, the Teddy Bear is cuddled, loved and revered by nearly everyone everywhere. Generations of children have fallen to sleep with the furry fellow nestled in their arms at night.

Do your children have more toys than YOU know what to do with? Vintage Allies (VAV!) is sharing our tip top tips for teaching your children organization and good will. Invite your children to select their favorite toys to keep nearby in their already overflowing toy box. Next, offer them the empowering alternative to store away those other precious but neglected toys, which so lovingly litter the floors, cupboards and bath tubs. Remember to assure your children, that you'll be able to retrieve this box of stored toys easily for exchange with their toys in the toy box. They will undoubtedly be delighted and far more willing to join in the trimming down of their toys now that they will get to play with "new" old toys, again. (When storing your child's precious toys, do be sure to clean the toys and package to preserve and prevent mildew). If there is simply 'no more room at the inn' for a downsizing and storage of your children's old toys, now is a fine time to teach your children the selfless act of

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG giving! Make a family event of boxing your child's discarded or outgrown toys for donation to a local charity OR finding a local family in need. We really wouldn't be vintage if we didn't remind you to consider the vintage value of your child's toys. If they are collectible, consider offering them to an auction for Goodwill, the Salvation Army or a children's' charity benefit. The act of donating toys to others less fortunate will re-enforce in your children a lifetime message of the worthy act of sharing and kindness. It's a Vintage Fine Thing.

Have the ever quintessential home visiting doctors finally been relegated into the golden mist of folklore? Have we really, for once and for all, seen the last years of the family doctors, the general practitioners who made house calls? At Vintage Allies (VAV!) we hereby find that the notion of doctors visiting patients in their homes was a noble concept, and we're bringing a doctor 'home' again! Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Soon you'll meet Doctor Anatomical, A ONE MAN SHOW and a much needed shot in the posterior! The good Doctor will be reporting into VAV! with medicinal properties and proportions ranging from folklore, remedies, notions and potions to anecdotes. Before we meet Doctor Anatomical, let's review the results on the medical chart: Back in the 'day' and far beyond televisions' Doctor Kildare, doctors made house calls serving their patients until the 1950s and into the 1960s. Fact is, let's move further into yon simpler time where doctors brazenly navigated, surries, wagons and the dusty model T's through 'hoods and city streets to rural neighborhoods and country lanes. House calls simply were a way of life for most American doctors back then. Let's re-visit these gallant doctors who put themselves through medical schools by pumping gas at the local Esso Stations or layering cherry toppings on the grandest phosphate anyone may have seen. Not, by any means a lofty way to earn an education, but most set their caps on a career as a doctor and they set out to fulfill that dream! They loved their work and were devoted to their patients, all of whom they most undoubtedly knew by first name. They were highly respected, revered, admired and we're welcomed with appreciation akin to a beloved family member. These selfless doctors believed in the power of themselves, their medicine and held fast to the fact they were sometimes their patients' final call. Yesterdays' doctor was always there for the fevered and croupish child, the expectant mothers or 'old Nanny's stomach ulcers and the occasional pet or two. Their day had no end, no 'closed' sign on the office door, the proverbial answering service, or partner in practice. Page 215

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG They were the front line and they were holding fast. They knew their mojo and they 'practiced' it well On the darkest most grueling of evenings, aided and abetted with lantern or flashlight's beacon, the doctor sought the huddled patient in the shanty at the bend or the patently ill patient in the venerable brownstone. Those out and about forays were coupled with the doctors' trusty black satchels aka black bags, equipped with the medicine and instruments to diagnose and relieve illness that plagued mere mortals. What they carried was scant, but manna from heaven, such as penicillin or uncommonly common medications. It's duly reported, that doctors would even slip in an extra pill or so for their patients, as part of their practice, and there wasn't an extra charge more than a wink of concern. (Of course, then again, the laws on medication prescription weren't quite so rigid in those days). The good doctors' patients paid as they could and very few knew the luxuries of medical insurance back then, if it even existed. Often were the times when bruises, stitches, broken bones and baby deliveries, were paid with an exchange of promises to pay, volumes of jellies and jams, seasonal crops, cookies or handmade linens. With the passage of time and medical advances, the eventual eradication of diseases such as polio, chicken pox, and other common ailments, home visitation was on the wane and steadily declining. The previous century, began turning out more educated doctors and discerning patients than ever before. Medical specialization was becoming more vogue with patients. Increasingly, more hospitals were being built with their smartly modernized diagnostic and therapeutic Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

equipment. More and more Americans were embracing the modern new fangeled automobile that would enable them to drive to the doctor's office rather than the doctor driving to them. Doctors do not make house calls in America all that much today and for a number of reasons, with perhaps the greatest reason being the 'dreaded liability factor'... But, VAV! Readers and Listeners, were these doctors the last of their breed? By all means NO. Those aspiring to the genre of yesterday's doctor are as incredible today! An entire volume of books and metadata webpages could be filled to brimming regaling the many years of service and acts of kindness by each one! Clearly, the proof is apparent as more and more people are surviving heretofore, terminal illness, traumas and heart attacks, while indeed pursuing longer fuller lives in the capable hands of these doctors (even if they haven't the money). Following is an exceptional excerpt from, Happy McDonald, son of a beloved American son and country doctor: "When I was young, my family lived in Mantachie, MS, where my father, Dr. Tom McDonald, had a private medical practice. These were the good old days of medicine. His clinic was a self-contained unit. It even had an old time dispensary for compounding medications. My family lived right next door in a house attached to the property. Dad (Dr. McDonald) made house calls and community rounds, as it were. So he was apt to have to leave at a moments' notice to tend his patients. He would jump in his car and take off. At the time, I am relating mother (Mrs. McDonald) was in Tupelo, MS with a slipped disc at the General Hospital. This was the fall of 1968. My sisters, Bess, Page 216

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Amy and I, were staying at home with dad and my grandmother Newton and Emma Walker. Emma stayed with us or we stayed with her family whenever mom and dad were gone. Grandmother Newton was there as a chaperone of sorts to ensure the proprieties were fulfilled, the times being what they were and what not... My older sister Bess had a black cat that she loved to distraction. One afternoon, dad had come in from his house calls and had no more gotten inside when a hot call came through with someone 'a needin Ol' Doc'. Daddy stayed about half-angry all the time anyway so he went flinging out of the house and jumped in his car and spun out of the clinic parking lot. Well, a cat had climbed up under the hood of his car and was sleeping on the top of the engine. So when daddy fired it up and slammed it into gear, this cat jumped through the fan and got 'whacked' in the side. It was a big gash...daddy didn't see it and took off. It knocked the cat goofy and it staggered around while we stood screaming. Bess ran in and got one of mothers' bed pillows with the silk slipcover and put the cat on it and carried it in weeping and screaming. Emma and Grandmother Newton (God bless their hearts) did their best, but Bess was inconsolable. So, Dad, returned to this hysteria. Having, in a fit of pique, caused the injury as it were and being a doctor what else could he do? He called Nell Bates to come and help Emma and him sew up this cat. So, we carried this cat over to the clinic in a procession of screaming children and this cat on this pillow.

Her Sainted Heart) tried to get us to stop screaming. She told Bess, "Your father is a good doctor and will save the cat". About that time they must have injected the cat because you never heard such a ruckus as ensued when the cat cut loose. (Emma said later that the cat was jumping so fast that you could hardly see it.) Daddy roared like a bull, while Emma and Nell Bates screamed. First Emma grabbed the cat and it shredded her up pretty quick. Nell Bates gave it a try and the cat shredded her as well. Well, daddy took charge and the cat bit him so savagely that he later had to go over to Fulton (nearby county) to get Dr. Collum to stitch it up. (Emma said later the sight of Dr. McDonald trying to shake that cat off his hand like to of made her faint.) So, anyhow, they finally threw a blanket over the cat, which they should have done in the first place, and daddy dropped some ether on it and they sewed the wound. When they came out of the exam room, Nell Bates' and Emma's arms were just dripping blood from the multiple claw wounds. Nell Bates told daddy, "Dr. McDonald, I love you, but don't you ever call me to sew up a cat again. I'll quit first." So anyhow, the cat recovered. It eventually ran off. When mom got home and her silk slip-covers had been ruined, she....well, that's another story... "

The cat was slowly coming to. (Emma said later that the cat never really came to 'good' until they injected it with the Lidocaine). We children sat in the hall while Grandmother Newton (God Bless Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Today, the ASPCA is one of the largest in the world humane organizations in the world. There are a number of easy ways to contribute to the ASPCA.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866. This first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere was built on the deep belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. They are intent on providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. Also, as the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, the ASPCA is dedicated to fulfilling their mission through non-violent approaches. They provide local and national leadership in three key areas. These areas are the care of pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for atrisk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. The ASPCA is Headquartered in New York City and maintains a strong local presence, and shares programs that extend their mission across the country. They are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. A privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, they have well over 1 million supporters across the country.

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By Sir Barks lot Spring is officially here and your dog may be spending more time outdoors. It's a good idea to ensure that the great outdoors is prepared to greet them with safe and welcoming arms. As you are doing Spring planting, ensure that you use plants that are safe if they are ingested by your pet. Some toxic plants include azaleas, lilies, rhododendrons and oleander. Particular mulch products are toxic to pets, including cocoa mulch whose aroma signals a tasty treat. Consider the fertilizers you may be using and carefully check labels or ask an expert if the product is safe for pets. Ensure that there are no sharp lawn objects lying about in the yard after the long winter. No one wants to see any pet injured. Dogs are more prone to bring home a few unwelcome rides in the Springtime. One known intruder on the list is the parasite. Page 218

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG These unwelcome guests include fleas, ticks, wasps, fire ants, heart worms and other worms. Some of these challenging guests do exist throughout the year in all seasons, hiding in the underground, only to emerge as the ground thaws. The fleas, ticks and heart worms can pass along lifethreatening illnesses, so take precautions to provide continuous treatment for your pets throughout the year to avoid any complications. Consult your veterinarian. Pet can be affected by allergens and pollens and suffer allergies similar to humans. Pay attention if your dog begins wheezing, has breathing difficulties, sneezing or nasal discharge. Their skin

may break out in rashes or bumps to include swelling. Know your dog and love your dog, consult your veterinarian for the best treatment to your pet's particular symptom. Spring is also open season for dogs who make digging a career. Digging up newly planted bulbs and spring growth is a special treat for Diggity Dog. Provide plenty of exercise for your Friskie, both physically and mentally. With outdoor Easter egg hunts around the corner for some, do remember to keep chocolate eggs and bunnies well away from everyone's' best friend, Sir Barksalot! The Easter grass used in candy bas

kets can also mean 'the last' wag for your dog, if ingested. PLEASE make it absolutely mandatory that your pet is properly identified to include tags to micro chips. It's also important Fido receives vaccination tags, that will most certainly be provided after a regular medical check up! From snout to tail, teeth to paws- keep Snoopy in howling good health. As with all seasons, ensure that your dog has a fresh and ample supply of water, especially as the outdoors become warmer and the heat index climbs higher.

Coming Soon to Vintage Allies (VAV!), "Nipper's Legacy"

As the urge and necessity of Spring cleaning comes to the home, beware the home products that you may be using may affect your dog! These products may be toxic and the list includes cleaning materials and solvents to paints. Here again, it's best to check labels and consult an expert to determine if the product is safe for your pet. It's a dog's life!

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG The Cast and Crew of Vintage Allies (VAV!) send wishes that each of your Groundhog Day's are celebrated in style every year!

By Bea Kunz Sage Hill Farms is excited to share the decision of adding "chickens" to the lineup ! "Vintage Breeds " of course...stay tuned for more info and "pictures." Cock of the morning to you ! Bea Rigsby-Kunz Sage Hill Farms http://www.sagehillfarmsandvintagestore.c om

Celebrated on February 2, Groundhog Day is a day set aside for a groundhog to predict the weather for the following six months for all of America and Canada. If that wiley woodchuck leaves his burrow in the morning while it's cloudy, it will send a message that winter will soon end. If it's sunny, the groundhog, being of sound mind and eyes, will see his shadow and be frightened silly back into his burrow...thereby meaning winter will continue for six more weeks. Now, VAV! has learned the history behind this custom and will share! Groundhog Day, has beginnings and references to Groundhog celebrations and events dating back into the annals of history on February 5, 1841. Further investigation from our craggy crew and it appears, this all began with German customs of the 18th and 19th Centuries in southeastern and central Pennsylvania on Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day is quite similar to some other holidays commemorating the metamorphosis of the seasons or the end of winter. With origins in ancient European weather lore, these celebrations are similar to the medieval Catholic holiday of Candlemas and the Gaelic holiday of Imbolc, to name a few. Each year media and viewers gather in Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney (near the home offices of VAV! and a fame we proudly make claim to, considering you may be reading this from California) to await Groundhog Phil's weather prediction.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG We thought it would be interesting to share the names of some of our infamous and famous groundhogs: Undoubtedly you'll have heard of that rapscallion Punxsutawney Phil, above (our regular star, and ace predictor), who is a part of the Punxsutawney, PA, celebration. Other lesser known, but no less the Groundhogs are Smith Lake Jake, Staten Island Chuck, Gen. Beauregard Lee and Canadian groundhogs Shubenacadie Sam and Wiarton Willie.

milk stage. An adult woodchuck consumes between 1 and 1-1/2 pounds of vegetation daily. Woodchucks enter hibernation beginning mid-October and emerge during February. They mate shortly after emergence, with a single litter of four to six young born a month later (March-April). The young leave the nest in early July to establish their own burrows and territories. Woodchucks live an average of 4-6 years."

Phil's a title holder and champion predictor since 1887. Punxsutawney Phil's record: He has predicted an early spring only about 12 percent of the time, last doing so in 2007, so it goes. It is reporter that Phil's all-time accuracy rate is about 39, the other 61 percent is up to you and the roosters. On the Details? "The woodchuck (Marmota monax), a member of the squirrel family, is common throughout Indiana. It can be found in open pastures, woodlots, cultivated and fallow fields, and along railroad embankments, ditch banks, roadsides, fence rows, and levees. In cropping areas, woodchucks consume soybeans, corn and alfalfa. The extensive burrowing activities of woodchucks in fields can interfere with farm operations, cause damage to equipment, injury to livestock, and create significant erosion problems in levees, pond dams and railroad embankments. Around private homes, one or two woodchucks are capable of ruining a small garden almost overnight. The woodchuck is a vegetarian. Various grasses, clover, alfalfa, plantain, and other types of tender green succulents make up its diet. In crop areas, it is especially fond of the soybean plant, but it will also feed on young corn plants and even ears in the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Mardi Gras anyone? Bourbon Street, Canal Street, Louisiana, Vieux CarrĂŠ, masques, carnivals..the Vintage Mardi Gras!

The Crimson Poppy's first 'Do It Yourself' paper flower kit is here! Iceland poppies in full bloom are not only gorgeous, they're rated easy/moderate to make you're going to love a bouquet of these on your desk or bedside table! The first "realistic" blooms created by The Crimson Poppy were from one of Martha Stewart's paper rose kits. The Crimson Poppy's quest for very realistic flowers also took them back to tattered and faded 1910 - 1930's Dennison publications on making crepe paper flowers. Bloom and Grow, Jenny Jafek-Jones ~the gardener~ The Crimson Poppy Join The Crimson Poppy mailing list

Mardi Gras, the day that tops off the Carnival season, falls on March 8, 2011 and is the latest date for this revelry in more than 150 years! That's nearly three weeks later than last years' celebration! During Mardi Gras, more than 1 million people fill the streets of the New Orleans area ~a welcome sight for the city's businesses. Alongside merrymaking on Bourbon Street, fun-loving exhibitionists and a frenzy of bead tossing, you'll also find the more staid ceremonies of balls where debutantes take their bow to society. On Fat Tuesday, you'll find Zulu krewe, marching clubs including one led by clarinetist Pete Fountain and the timehonored parade of beloved Rex, King of Carnival. Meanwhile, in the bayou, masked Mardi Gras riders will saddle up their horses for the legendary rides through the Cajun communities. The excesses of Carnival end at midnight Tuesday with the beginning of Lent. History: While there has always been a cheerful dispute between who may actually lay claim to the honor of hosting the nations' oldest Mardi Gras celebration,

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG everyone joins in the revelry of merry making! Where was Mardis Gras first held in America? Neither New Orleans nor Mobile started Mardi Gras, it's reported, rather the founding fathers of modern Mardi Gras traditions looked upon it as rather as a cooperative effort! It's Reported in to the VAV! offices that the first recorded celebration of Mardi Gras in the United States occurred in 1699. The celebration was hosted by a French explorer on a Mississippi River island down river from today's' New Orleans. This intrepid explorer named the place Mardi Gras Island, too. Folklore being what it is, skeptics say this original celebration is disqualified since the city of New Orleans didn't truly exist. Mobile, AL's first recorded celebration was in 1704. Mobile can claim this nearly 300-year tradition of organized Mardi Gras celebrations and leadership in the creation of some modern Mardi Gras traditions. On the other front, Gulfport, Mississippi, also claims to have been the site of the first American Mardi Gras. Meanwhile, until someone gets to the bottom of this... Partay on?

By Betsy Beier Erin Go Bragh, St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and it's time to celebrate! Whether or not you have any Irish roots, celebrating St. Patrick's Day is always fun for kids and adults. Below are plenty of ideas to throw an old fashioned St. Patrick's Day Party. Decoration Ideas Green, White and Orange - Taken straight from Ireland's flag, green, white and orange are the colors for this party (the orange can be close to gold). From table cloths, table runners, napkins and more, keep in the scheme. Hang an Irish flag on the front door, and/or small flags as cupcake toppers or other decorations. Vintage St. Patrick's Day Imagery - Old St. Patrick's Day imagery is abound on the internet. Do a quick search for "Vintage

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG St. Patrick's Day Imagery" and find some great images to put in small frames on the buffet or around your party space.

Red Potatoes - Steam some red potatoes and add some butter, salt and parsley to taste for a nice side dish.

Pots of Shamrock's - Every year, my mom would give us a small pot of shamrocks to grow in our room in March. Even as an adult, she shows up at my door with my annual shamrock plant! I just love it. It's colorful, alive, and a great way to ring in the coming of Spring. It is especially nice on St. Patrick's Day too! Put a couple small pots as in the center of the table, and put some Irish flags in them for festive fun. The best part about this decoration is it will last will into April, and is great on your kitchen window sill after the party!

Irish Soda Bread - One of my favorite breads to make, and especially fun to make with kids because it is so easy. No yeast or rising needed... just baking soda to do the trick.

Gold Coins - Your decorations aren't complete with out a pot of gold, or gold coins abound. Buy chocolate gold coins and scatter on the buffet table, or down the center of the dining table. The shimmery coins look great and taste good too! Irish Music - A St. Patrick's Day Party isn't complete without Irish music! Head over to iTunes and download an Irish compilation or one of my favorites is Bing Crosby's Top O'the Morning: Irish Collection. I just love MacNamara's Band! Menu Ideas A traditional Irish meal is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day. Fortunately, many stores make it easy to put together an authentic meal. Below is the perfect St. Patrick's Day dinner menu to serve. Dinner Corned Beef and Cabbage - Head to the internet to find your favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe. For those who want to make it easy, many grocery stores this time of year have prepackaged corned beef that just needs heating in a microwave. Steam some cabbage, and add butter... and there you are! Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Drinks Green Beer - A little green food coloring can go a long way in this traditional St. Patrick's Day drink! Guiness and/or Harps Lager - Head to your favorite store to find some Irish beers to make this night authentic. Irish Coffee - A bar close to where I lived in San Francisco is famous for this drink! Here's the Buena Vista's recipe for Irish Coffee. Green Milk for Young Ones - They may balk at the color... but once they try it, and realize it tastes just the same as regular milk, they'll want you to color the milk every night! Mint Ice Cream Shakes - Bring back your childhood memories of McDonald's Shamrock Shake by making a mint ice cream shake. Yum. Game Ideas Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt Those sneaky Leprechaun's have been up to it again... hiding your favorite things around the house so you can't find it. Now it's time to go on a hunt and find them! Good luck. (Note: make a list of all the things that were hidden so you the hunter knows what to look for!) Pot of Gold Just like an Easter egg hunt, but this time scatter chocolate gold coins about and Page 224

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Free Printable Hollywood Star Tags by B.Nute productions Instructions for Making Tags

By Betsy Beier of B.Nute Productions Hollywood parties are known for their terrific "swag" bags! So when gathering all those goodies to give to guests at your Hollywood Glamour Party, make sure to print out these free printable tags for the true Hollywood star treatment!

1. Select link above, and print tag image from your browser. I suggest using a heavier card stock to give the tag some weight. 2. Cut out tags from paper. 3. Punch hole where the circle is. Add glitter if you'd like! 4. String with a black ribbon. These tags are perfect to tie onto that fabulous star goodie bag, or glamorous gift box. All stars love their little treats! Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.

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It's a big Hollywood production, and you're the set designer, script writer, producer, director and caterer! Can you do it? Of course you can! Below are some stunning, sparkling and truly old style Hollywood ideas for your Hollywood Glamour Party!

A red carpet of some sort is a must for this party... If you can pick up some inexpensive fabric and run it up to your front door, that would be perfect. Some other ideas would be a red sheet (folded or cut to size) or a red tablecloth could work too! Also add some red velvet decorations and accents throughout the space. Pick up some velvet fabric and drape as a table runner or on the coffee table.

Picture this-It's 1942. You're in Hollywood, California and you've just landed our first starring role in a major motion picture! You put on your white driving gloves, a silk scarf to tie back your hair, your iconic Hollywood sunglasses, and your mink wrap and head to the studio lot to meet the director and your dreamy leading man. Paparazzi and fans greet you for pictures and autographs as you are whisked to your private dressing room to freshen up. You open the door and are stunned-- you know you've made it big when you look around. Here is what you see-- the perfect decorations for your Hollywood Glamour Party! Chandeliers, Spot Lighting and Mood Lighting The look is all about lighting... no fine actress or actor looks good in harsh light... make sure your guests have the same treatment. If you have a chandelier hanging in your house, great, if not, try to Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Faux Fur by the Fireplace Faux fur is also key to the look. There are many faux fur throw blankets on the market that once draped over a chair or couch will look luxurious. A faux fur rug by the fireplace will look great too! Crystal and Mirrors Crystal vases, candle holders, glasses, or just sparkling clear glass items will be great on the buffet table, or bar. If this Hollywood party has young ones, perhaps keep the crystal out of reach, or substitute for clear plastic items, and plastic champagne glasses, etc. A large mirror hanging on the wall is very elegant. Also, add mirrors on the buffet table. You can take a framed mirror that might hang on the wall, but use it as a serving tray. Make sure it is clean and sparkling when you put the food on it. It will also look great if you put the empty Page 226

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Make sure the space looks like a Hollywood star lives there too! Add some old vintage photographs of Hollywood stars in picture frames throughout the space. Head to Target or Homegoods to find some mirrored, or elegant frames to put them in. A touch of gold and silver will look great. Head to the internet to find vintage Hollywood photos.

the 1930's and 1940's. For underage guests, this can still be a hit with plenty of non alcoholic "fancy" drinks. Don't forget the swizzle sticks too! Make sure to set out a menu card (in a fancy frame, preferably) with the drink options! Luxurious Seating A chaise would be ideal, but if that's not available, just make sure there's plenty of comfortable seating for mingling and hanging out! Gold, Black and Silver Accents Other accents can be scattered around the space, but try to remain pretty clean and sparse with items. A cluttered space is not glamorous Hollywood!

Clark Gable and Constance Bennett in After Office Hours (1935)

A Sparkling Bar This party, regardless of guests age, definitely needs a fancy bar set up. Pull out the silver ice bucket and matching tongs, set out the martini glasses, champagne glasses, mixer and more. Here are some recipes for some popular cocktails by Diamond Dame Blog from Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Movie Set Accessories Again, only a few of these will do the trick. Not too much clutter... but perhaps when the director was visiting your dressing room, he left his megaphone, or clapboard. Possibly there's a film reel or

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inspired by a vintage Valentine's Day card of old.

See you in the pictures!

What I did:

Hollywood Regency Style. This decoration style is definitely what this party is all about!

I created this from a vintage postcard image that was taken into PhotoShop and adjusted and cleaned up. Then I printed the image on heavy watercolor paper and painted it with watercolor and pastels. After it dried, I scanned it back into PhotoShop and applied the sentiment. Feel free to 'borrow' it and send it to your special Valentine. ♼

By Betsy Beier Treat Cones and Victorian Goodies - Of course, a special Valentine party is aching for Victorian Valentine goodies as well! Fussie Mussie posie baskets, treat cones, candy baskets, and more. is a perfect source for these Victorian items! By Rebecca Parson Cupid's Arrow is Coming Your Way with a Vintage Recycled V-Card

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I heart Valentine's Day. It is my second favorite holiday next to Thanksgiving. I am sending this greeting and tiny artwork,

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Romantics rejoice! It's that time of year... Valentines is coming and it's time to celebrate. For all you vintage-loving romantics, this party is perfect for you. An afternoon Valentine Tea, a Valentine Chocolate Party, a Romantics Wedding Shower, this A Little Romance Party is perfect! Pictured Above: Ruffles and Lace - This ruffled pillow in the picture above is dreamy! Add a couple like these to your couch for a soft look. Find some old lace at a vintage store, and drape around your chandelier. Or, if you can sew, add lace accents to napkins or a table cloth.

By Betsy Beier Sharpen those pencils... and get out the thesaurus, it's time to start crafting your Valentine love letter to that special someone! Above is a vintagestyle printable love letter paper, just for you as well as some love letter writing tips gleaned from around the web. For instructions on making Vintage Valentine Love Letters, visit Betsy's Blog !

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Pictured Above: Roses and Peonies Fresh flowers are definitely a must around your party space. Roses are, of course, "the" Valentine flower, but also look into a bouquet of Peonies. Their ruffled petals are soft and gorgeous, and quite romantic! For more Entertainment visit Betsy's Blogspot!


Industry leaders detailing New York fashion marketplace BETHESDA, MD - April 8, 2011, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is delighted to team up with Anne Chertoff, an authority of the wedding industry and former Editor-in-Chief of AOL's, to provide comprehensive 2011 Bridal Market coverage from New York City April 8-11, 2011. The fashion assembly, Bridal Market, is a marketplace for premiere designers to show their upcoming season creations to the best bridal and specialty retailers, buyers and affiliates. WeddingWire's community of engaged couples and wedding professionals will benefit from Chertoff's complete coverage through blog posts, photos and commentary throughout the week following Bridal Market. With access to the most sought-after shows and personal meetings with new and time-honored wedding dress designers, WeddingWire and Chertoff will recount the latest in bridal fashion trends,

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG designers and inspirations, with great expertise. From Pier 94, to The InterContinental New York Barclay and back, the most desirable silhouettes, necklines and materials will be presented on WeddingWire's blog,, enabling brides and wedding professionals with as much insight into the upcoming wedding planning season as possible. "WeddingWire is honored to be covering the 2011 Bridal Market with Anne Chertoff," says Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire. "Engaged users and wedding professionals rely on WeddingWire to provide them with guidance throughout the wedding planning process with insight into wedding styles and trends. Anne is an expert in the wedding industry with over a decade of fashion experience, which will allow the best in the business to provide the best from Bridal Market."

wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO),

"WeddingWire is one of the premiere wedding planning sites in the industry," says Anne Chertoff. "I look forward to working with them to give their users the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the latest trends in wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories." For more information,



About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Planning yesterday's weddings were an avocation of a lifetime! These top hat and cane weddings were "no fly on the wall" moments and certainly no easy feat in the details. Careful planning and consideration to convention was tantamount for the Brides and Grooms. Today, a far more relaxed climate prevails in planning your wedding. Whether you're considering a very vogue vintage tuxedo event over the casual vintage event, the choices are totally yours. Speedos or other unconventional wedding attire sound absurd for the Groom? No so, today. If you are the daring do-all couple, remember this Vintage Allies (VAV!) readers and listeners, "The clothes may not make the man, but they do make the groom." For your Vintage Wedding and Event Planning for the hard to please Groom, consider the avant garde approach with Creating Quite The Stir.

By The Kitsch Bistch Hello, my little retro kittens! Greetings and Salutations from Kitschlandia! Can you believe it’s February already?! My best friend, Midge’s brother-in-law’s niece is getting married this year! What an exciting time for a bride-to-be! BUT, it can be quite stressful for her, as well as her bridal party ! The Kitsch Bitsch is in the midst of designing some GLAM-FABULOUS Bachelorette Party and Bridal shower Invitations. These are for the bride who wants to be unique while staying glamorous and stylish at the same time. Not only are these invitations CUSTOMIZABLE but come with matching envelopes & postage. There are many designs to choose from and MORE TO COME in 2011 wedding trend colors … SO GO … take a look around! SMOOCHES, darlings! The Kitsch Bitsch

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Paul Revere's Ride was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1860. The poem was published in the Atlantic Monthly during 1861. It was this poem and words that would relegate a man, Paul Revere, from relative anonymity to a national folk hero in American history. Paul Revere was the horseback rider in the April 18-19, 1775 'The Ride of Paul Revere'. While we may not remember much about Revere beyond this historic ride, his life was a long, well lived, productive one. Here are some facts about the infamous rider, Paul: Paul Revere was born in Boston during December 1734, as the son of Apollos Rivoire, a French Huguenot immigrant. His mother, Deborah Hichborn, was a daughter of a local artisan family. Paul was the second child of at least 9 to12 siblings. He would be the eldest surviving son in the family.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Revere obtained an education at the North Writing School, and would also learn the intricacies of gold and silversmithing from his father. By the age of nineteen, and after his father's death, Paul labored beneath the staggering weight as the family's main source of income. Revere would marry Sarah Orne in August of 1757. Sarah would die in 1773 and he would soon marry Rachel Walker. Revere had a total of 16 children with his wives. During 1756, Revere volunteered to fight the French at Lake George, New York. Here, he would be commissioned as a second lieutenant of the colonial artillery. Revere also engaged in political activities through a variety of personal and business connections with members of local organizations. Through these activities, Paul would find himself, in the year proceeding the Revolutionary War, gathering information on the movements of British Soldiers. He also acted as a courier for the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety. He would ride express to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Incredibly, Revere would also share the news of the Boston Tea Party to Philadelphia and New York. History leaves us with these facts: At 10 pm on the night of April 18, 1775, a forty something Revere had received instructions from Dr. Joseph Warren to ride to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the British approach.... Here is the story of "The Ride of Paul Revere" as excerpted from The Paul Revere House. "On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. After being rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown by two associates, Paul Revere borrowed a horse from his friend Deacon John Larkin. While in Charlestown, he verified that the local "Sons of Liberty" committee had seen his pre-arranged signals. (Two lanterns had been hung briefly in the bell-tower of Christ Church in Boston, indicating that troops would row "by sea" across the Charles River to Cambridge, rather than marching "by land" out Boston Neck. Revere had arranged for these signals the previous weekend, as he was afraid that he might be prevented from leaving Boston). On the way to Lexington, Revere "alarmed" the country-side, stopping at each house, and arrived in Lexington about midnight. As he approached the house where Adams and Hancock were staying, a sentry asked that he not make so much noise. "Noise!" cried Revere, "You'll have noise enough before long. The regulars are coming out!" After delivering his message, Revere was joined by a second rider, William Dawes, who had been sent on the same errand by a different route. Deciding on their own to continue on to Concord, Massachusetts, where weapons and supplies were hidden, Revere and Dawes were joined by a third rider, Dr. Samuel Prescott. Soon after, all three were arrested by a British patrol. Prescott escaped almost immediately, and Dawes soon after. Revere was held for some time and then released. Left without a horse, Revere returned to Lexington in time to witness part of the battle on the Lexington Green. " After the war had fully engaged, Revere served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Massachusetts State Train of Artillery and Page 235

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Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association, Revere continually sought to improve the conditions of artisans and small businessmen.

His career:

Paul Revere retired in 1811, at the ripe old age of 76, leaving his copper business to his children. He would die of natural causes on May 10, 1818 at the age of 83. He is buried in Boston's Granary Burying Ground.

During his career as a gold and silversmith, he would produce simple pieces of silver ware to exquisite full tea sets. During his lifetime, his work was highly regarded and is respected today as a celebrated achievement in American decorative arts. Revere also supplemented his income, before the Revolution, as a copper plate engraver. He produced illustrations for books, magazines and other paper ephemera. Between 1768 to 1775, Paul also contracted as a dentist. He cleaned teeth and worked with wire implantation of false teeth. Note: It's reported, contrarily to popular belief, Paul did not create or fabricate President George Washington's false teeth. Revere business interests in the years following the Revolution expanded exponentially. Running a small hardware business, he imported goods from England until 1789. In 1788, he had opened a foundry which supplied bolts to spikes to nails for shipyards. He would supply the brass fittings for the U.S.S. Constitution, and produced cannons and bells. Revere was reported to have opened the first copper rolling mill in North America in 1801. Revere Copper and Brass, Inc., is the descendant of Revere's rolling mill. Though now manufactured by another company, you may recognize also, "Revereware" copper-bottomed pots and pans. This cookware name, Revere, has been a part of American history since then.

On obituary commented about Paul Revere; "seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful."

Throughout the 1950's, life was seen as much more enjoyable and simpler in many ways. It wouldn't be until the 1960s that attitudes and major changes would take place in America. A shift in morals, family life, racial relations and government changes were on the horizon...and blowing in the wind. To read more: -goes-to-a-party-1950s-style.html

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG From that time until Cronkite's retirement CBS Evening News was the ratings leader. Walter Cronkite would sum up the news each evening by stating, "And that's the way it is." Cronkite spearheaded a legacy of separating reporting from advocacy. It's reported, his name has become synonymous with the position of news anchor worldwide-Cronkiter. April 16, 1962, Walter Cronkite began anchoring the CBS Evening News. He succeeded Douglas Edwards and his through his reassuring authority became known as "the most trusted man in America.

After a long fulfilling career and personal life, Walter passed away from cerebral vascular disease on July 17, 2009 at the age of 92 in New York, NY. Thank you Mr. Cronkite.

Less than a year after becoming anchor, the program was expanded from fifteen to thirty minutes. Mr. Cronkite, born November 4, 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the identity and face of the "CBS Evening News" during 1962 to his retirement in 1981 where he would define issues and events in America for almost two decades. He was adept at reporting the latest breaking news ranging from the assassinations of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Senator Robert F. Kennedy to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through racial and anti-war riots, the first moon landing to Watergate and Iranian hostage crisis, his talent, experience in professionalism, genuine emotion and honesty as anchor was unparalleled. Cronkite' position as anchor was briefly usurped in l964, when the network, in a ratings move, replaced him as anchor at the l964 presidential nominating conventions with the team of Robert Trout and Roger Mudd. Over ll,000 letters protesting the change. Cronkite returned. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG soldiers at the start of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, will be featured in full-length at the Fifth Annual GI Film Festival in celebration of American servicemen and women. The world premiere will be held at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 14 at 4:45 p.m. EDT. "The Wereth Eleven" is one of 31 films to premiere at the GI Film Festival between May 9 and May 15 that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. The festival films are known to express the courage and selflessness of American soldiers and the value of their work. Narrated by "The Closer's" Corey Reynolds, "The Wereth Eleven" retraces the steps of 11 soldiers of the segregated African-American 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who escaped The 18th Volksgrenadiers after their unit was overrun at the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium led them to refuge with a Belgian family until a Nazi sympathizer revealed their presence to an SS Reconn Patrol. The soldiers surrendered, but were taken to a field, where they were tortured, maimed, and shot on Dec. 17, 1944. The killings were investigated, but never prosecuted. "This story really moved me and I'm proud to have it featured on film at the GI Film Festival," stated Joseph Small, executive producer of "The Wereth Eleven" and CEO of The Ardennes Group. "My mission has been to increase awareness of these heroic men and their story. People need to know what happened to the 11 soldiers and learn of the contributions of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. The GI Film Festival will Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

be instrumental in helping get the word out about our heroes and their sacrifices for our nation." The powerful and poignant film is an epic docudrama with stunning Hollywoodgrade visual effects, interviews with people who were there, and archival footage. "The Wereth Eleven" was produced by The Ardennes Group with executive producers Small, Robert Child, and Frederic Lumiere. The film was directed and written by Child, and edited by Lumiere: producer, director and editor of the groundbreaking Emmy Awardwinning series "WWII in HD," narrated by Gary Sinise. The GI Film Festival screening of "The Wereth Eleven" will be on Saturday, May 14 at 4:45 p.m. EDT at the United States Navy Memorial located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 7th Street Northwest and 9th Street Northwest in Washington, D.C . Click here to view the trailer for "The Wereth Eleven." About The Ardennes Group Launched in 2009 by CEO Joseph Small, The Ardennes Group develops and produces historical military documentaries and films. The company's productions include the World War II docudrama, "The Wereth Eleven," which premiered nationwide on National Geographic Channel (credited as "Caught by the SS: The Wereth Eleven") and the soon-to-be released war documentary, "USS Franklin: Honor Restored," based on Joseph A. Springer's book, "INFERNO: The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II." Twitter: @TheWereth11 Story of Heroism & Brutality During #WWII Featured at

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By Starlight Reporter and Dennis Nyhagen These battle sounds rang loudly and boldly across the war torn countryside as the American Civil War begins April 12, 1861. It is on this day when Confederates fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. In that moment of time, the course of America would forever change. North against South, neighbor against neighbor. Fibber McGee and Molly was an American radio show of the old-time radio era. This show premiered on April 16, 1935 on the NBC Radio Network. It was lovable and popular, running until 1959, when radio's popularity had lost audience dominance. Real-life husband James "Jim" Jordan and his wife, Marian Driscoll, vaudeville veterans, were the stars of this show and artist of consummate skills in entertainment.

Reputation, honor, valor, virtue and beliefs were at stake and many would die proudly for the country they loved so well and so long. The Gettysburg Address To read more: e-civil-war-gripped-america.html

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG ship was the RMS Titanic, one of the largest and most luxurious ocean liners ever built. The lookout was Frederick Fleet and his furtive words to be forever remembered were, "Iceberg, Right ahead!" The Titanic could not avoid a collision with the forbidding iceberg that had been spotted too late. First Officer William McMaster Murdoch looked on, horrified, from the helm of the majestic vessel. The iceberg had cruelly gouged a two hundred foot rupture along the great ship's side. Five of the water compartments were open and filled with water. The Titanic broke in half as the front of the ship was flooded with water resulting in irrevocable consequences. The hours that would follow were an unthinkable nightmare for those aboard this vessel. 1,500 souls were lost in the icy waters of the North Atlantic as this noble lady sank to the ocean floor. The 'unsinkable' Titanic sank to its final resting place in the dark murky ocean depths at 2:00 am on April 15th, 1912. Four days prior to sinking, the ship had departed from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean with full speed ahead. The Titanic was ultimately destined for New York City, NY, USA. On that fateful journey, the ship carried 2,223 passengers and crew, as reported.

The haunting sound of a Fog Horn Blast The date was April 14th, 1912. The location was a calm and flat Atlantic Ocean. The air was cold and windless. The time was approaching midnight. The Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

The Titanic, spanning 883 feet from stern to bow, was designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie. The ship's hull was divided into 16 'watertight' compartments. Ironically, as grandiose as the Titanic was, a severe 'oversight' of emergency procedures and a shortage of lifeboats, alongside the lack of satisfactory emergency procedures, were at large blame for the loss of lives. Page 240

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Most of the 700 survivors were women and children. Note: The sunken Titanic lies in the Atlantic Ocean, at 41 degrees 46' North 50 degrees, 14' West and 12,500 feet down into the murky depths. The positive impact resulting from the sinking of the Titanic would be further implementation of safety regulations for large vessels. To read more:

thereafter, the first U-Haul trailer was parked on a service station lot and offered for rent. Lo and behold, by the end of 1945, 30 4' x 7' open trailers were on service station lots in Portland, Vancouver and Seattle, Washington. Soon U-Haul branded their trailers with bright orange paint. Next, the name U-Haul Co. was established. Soon, trailers were imaged on the sides and back with a sales message – "U-Haul Co.," "Rental Trailers," "$2.00 Per Day". Finally, trailer rental commissions were established for U-Haul Dealers. By the end of 1949, it was possible to rent a trailer one way from city to city throughout most of the United States. In 1952, a unique financing plan – the Fleet Owner Program was created. By the time 1955 rode in on all wheels, trailers could be rented throughout most of Canada." Reported to hold a network of more than 16,300 locations in all 50 States and 10 Canadian provinces, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover!

U-Haul has long been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover and got it's groovy 'move on' during the summer of 1945! Let's take a look in the rear view mirror to the driving force behind the wheels and creation of U-Haul. The Company was founded by a Navy veteran, L.S. "Sam" Shoen and his wife, Anna Mary Carty Shoen. Back then, during the era of the Great Depression, the world felt deprivation in so many ways. Those needs, birthed the concept for U-Haul. The Shoen's vision spread the cost of U-Haul ownership among many users, thereby facilitating the mobility of the populations of the U.S. and Canada. Welcome to a new industry, U-Haul! Trailers were bought from welding shops or second hand from private owners and Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Today, the Company maintains the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry. Perhaps these figures will 'move' you: U-Haul boasts approximately 104,000 trucks, 80,000 trailers and 36,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers at least 406,000 rooms and 36 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,100 owned and managed facilities throughout North America! This company is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. But wait, there's more, ...the Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane. Here's a thought to ponder, Vintage Allies (VAV!) Readers and Listeners: Page 241

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG The annual mileage of North American UHaul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would travel around the Earth 194 times per day, every day of the year. Those are some serious moves being made.

member of the Kentucky legislature, merchant and lawyer. A physically petite and emotionally fragile woman of Irish, Scottish, English descent, Mary studied at Shelby Female Academy (later known as Dr. Ward's Academy), and Madame Mentelle's Boarding School. Little known facts are that Mary Todd had a voracious interest in politics and political issues of the day. She was familiar with any variety of subjects including the works of Victor Hugo, Shakespeare, astronomy. Legend leaves us with a rumor that as a young woman Mary Todd had once announced to confidantes that the man she would marry would someday become President of the United States. How prophetic those words would be.

By Ms. Tattle Tales Sally Field, a versatile and talented American actress, will play Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln". The movie also stars two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States. This upcoming movie about Abraham Lincoln will be sure to represent Mary Todd Lincoln in all of her colorful complexity. The film is reportedly based on historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's bestselling "Team of Rivals" and is scheduled to start filming this fall with a release date in late 2012. Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington, Kentucky on December 13, 1818 to wealthy parents. Her father was a Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

At 23 years of age, November 4, 1842, Mary had married the 'soon destined to be' American President, Abraham Lincoln, in the front parlor of the home of her sister Elizabeth Edwards. The first two years of their marriage, the couple would live at the Globe Tavern in Springfield, Illinois. By 1844, they had purchased their first and only home at Eight and Jackson Streets in Springfield. The Lincolns had four sons: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926), Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-1850), William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862), Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (1853-1871) By March 4, 1861, at the age of 42 years old, Mary Todd Lincoln was the *First Lady of America. *Mary Lincoln was the first presidential wife to be called "First Lady" in the press, reports reveal. More on Mary Todd Lincoln.

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Photograph courtesy of Robert Falk Improved styling constantly adds to the ease, grace and gaiety of living in America: Enjoy this film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design! Ever onward come the developments of ideas in pace with the wants and needs of America. Read more: -design-for-america-living.html

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Will Says! Will Roberts is a trick roper and cowboy humorist, who pays tribute to Will Rogers, America's cowboy, with a wit as quick as his rope. "The Good Will Tour"

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Livingston's real life brother) would join the cast as the youngest member and adopted son of Steve Douglas. William Frawley, played the boy's maternal grandfather "Bub" O'Casey, until he was too ill to work. During the1964-65 season Bub was replaced by William Demarest, who played Uncle Charley, Bub's brother. The Douglas home was a gentleman's' home, a veritable man cave of adventure, dilemma, laughter, soft moments and romance.

My Three Sons, was a memorable sitcom on television. So great was the sitcom's popularity of a widowed father, three sons, a cantankerous Uncle Charlie and Tramp, the dog...that the television series ran from 1960 to 1965. A change to the CBS network and transition from black and white to color viewing would find the show sprinting until its' end on August 24, 1972. The show, a cornerstone of family television programming, was eclipsed only as television's longest-running situation comedy by The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Steve Douglas, the widowed family patriarch who made his career as an aerodynamics engineer, was portrayed by Fred MacMurray. The show began with Steve Douglas's sons, the oldest Mike (18) portrayed by Tim Considine, Robbie portrayed by Don Grady (14) and the youngest, eight year old Chip, portrayed by Stanley Livingston. Steve's sons really were characters and chips off the old block. With Mike's character marrying and moving away by 1963, Ernie Thompson, portrayed by Barry Livingston (Stanley Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Throughout the shows' 12 year run, changes to family members alongside show dynamics had taken place. Major life changes and logistical moves ensued. In 1967, the family moved from the fictitious town of Bryant Park in the Midwest to the town of Los Angeles, California. Robbie met and married his girlfriend Katie Miller, portrayed by actress Tina Cole. The following season, 1968–69, would find newlyweds Rob and Katie as parents to triplet boys while still living in the Douglas household. During the show's tenth season 1969– 1970, Steven re-married a widowed teacher named Barbara Harper (Beverly Garland). Barbara had a precocious 5year-old daughter, Dorothy, who was portrayed by Dawn Lyn. Steve Douglas would soon adopt Dorothy, or as she was known, Dodie. Time progressed and soon the allAmerican Chip would marry teen wife Polly and depart the family home. My Three Sons represents quite a moment in time that revolved around a father and his three sons. For those who want a touch of yesterday, the show is still in syndication today. The show reminds us that life is not always a bed of roses but Page 244

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She was a Cincinnati born sweetheart, arriving into the age of jazz on April 3, 1924. Her name was Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff. Today she is known as Doris Day and will always be remembered as the girl next door. Doris Day, one of the top-grossing actresses of all time, brought perfectly pert looks, alongside clean and wholesome presence to audiences. This golden girl of Hollywood always had the ability to appear relaxed and comfortable while establishing herself as one of the most talented and versatile performers the world of acting has left us. Doris was an incredible mistress in light hearted comedy, drama, musicals and yes... suspense. She worked with Alfred Hitchcock on 'The Man Who Knew Too Much, featuring the song that became her trademark: 'Que Sera Sera'. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Let's take a closer look... Doris' launched into movie stardom in 1948 with 'Romance on the High Seas'. The following year, Doris made two more films; 1949s' 'My Dream Is Yours' and 'It's a Great Feeling'. She went on to make several hit records, as well and three films for Warner Brothers in 1950 and five more in 1951. It was in 1951 that she met and married Martin Melcher, who adopted her son, Terry. 1953 found Doris with a major hit in her starring role as shooting, tough talking 'Calamity Jane', followed by 'Lucky Me' (1954), 'Love Me or Leave Me' (1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much' (1956) and perhaps probably her best-known film, in 1959, 'Pillow Talk'. With the advent of the 1960s, Doris began to take film making at a slower pace, for her, and started the decade with a hit, 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies'. The following films 'Do Not Disturb' (1965), 'The Glass Bottom Boat' (1966), 'Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?' (1968) and 'With Six You Get Eggroll' bring back quite the memories for the children of the '60s. With her last film under her petite belt, she took on another successful venture, with her own TV series in 1968, 'The Doris Day Show', which lasted until 1973. Since then, Doris has made only occasional TV appearances. From Pillow Talk to the Touch of Mink, her film persona was mesmerizing. Many of her characters were the epitome of someone quite happily content. From her personality to her unmatched talents as singer and actress, when watching the screen, viewers still feel like they have known Doris forever. Doris Day has suffered personal triumphs and losses throughout her amazing lifetime while always giving back to fans. Today, she lives an active life in Carmel, Page 245

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG California where she is engaged in animalwelfare work. Doris' organization, the Doris Day Animal League, is now part of the Humane Society. Her recordings and films continue to be cherished, generation after generation. Doris did it all and she did it exceedingly well. Optimistically yours, day...Doris Day...




Dr. King advocated the use of non-violent tactics such as sit-ins and protest marches. And yet... Sadly, and horrifically, by April 4, 1968, 39 year old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot. The man who was so passionate about Civil Rights was gone. While standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee he was struck in the jaw with a bullet, that severed his spinal cord. The civil rights leader had traveled to Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. After the shooting... The Memphis Police began a search for what was described as a "well-dressed" white man who is said to have dropped an automatic rifle after the shooting and had escaped in a blue car. Early signs of rioting began appearing after Dr King's death and 4,000 members of the National Guard were sent into the city. Meanwhile, a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been ordered to ward off disturbances.

Dr. Martin Luther King was a charismatic civil rights leader who fully joined the crusade for equal rights for all people in America in the mid 1950s. He first came to national prominence as one of the leaders of the Alabama bus boycott in 1955. In 1963, Dr King led a massive march on Washington DC where he delivered his now famous "I have a dream" speech. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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President, Lyndon Johnson, was "shocked and saddened" by Kings' death and would postpone a trip to Hawaii for peace talks on Vietnam. Johnson made an appeal to the country...."I ask every citizen to reject the blind violence that has taken Dr King who lived by non-violence". This incredible American, this charismatic leader, Martin Luther King, was no stranger to the rain...nor the pain

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG family resided in a 200-room palace while maintaining a private retreat in France at Roc Agel. Throughout her life, Princess Grace would travel regularly between Europe and Philadelphia, always retaining her ties to home. Throughout her marriage, Grace Kelly maintained dual American and Monegasque citizenship, but did give up her acting career to assume her duties as the Princess. It will always be remembered that Princess Grace brought an aura of elegance and sophistication to Monaco. These qualities proved contribute to the growing popularity of the principality as a major tourist hideaway and playground for the rich and famous. Soon Grace would win the love and respect of the entire world in her role as the Princess. Once upon a fairy tale time...the imagination of the American public was captured in a royal wedding of one of their own, beloved actresses, Grace Kelly. Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a wealthy family. This patrician beauty was already a recognized actress when Prince Rainier of Monaco would choose her as his bride. Grace met Prince Rainier while attending the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. The royal couple was married in the spring of 1956. Grace was now Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. The couple would become parents to three children. The royal couple's first child, Princess Caroline Louise Marguerite, was born in January of 1957. Crown Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, was born in March of the following year. The youngest Princess, Stephanie Marie Elisabeth, was born in February of 1965. The royal Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Grace had aspired to an acting career in her teens, and was a major motion picture star by the age of 25. In 1950, Grace Kelly made a first in her feature film debut in a movie known as Fourteen Hours. 1952, another film known as High Noon, followed with Gary Cooper. This would mark the beginning of a series of motion pictures over the course of the next four years. This elegant, golden haloed beauty, went on to star opposite such movie legends as Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby, William Holden, and Cary Grant. The life of Princess Grace and her fairy tale romance came to a tragic end in 1982. The princess suffered a debilitating stroke while driving her car on a twisting mountain road in Monaco. The car, along with the Princess's daughter, Stephanie, plunged 150 feet, causing fatal injuries to Princess Grace. Though her daughter survived the accident, the Grimaldi family, Monaco and the world, mourn their Page 247

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG beloved mother, Princess of Monaco and a legendary actress, Grace Kelly. Her son, 53 year old Amherst Collegeeducated Prince Albert, is the reigning Prince of Monaco. He is engaged to Charlene Wittstock, 33, and expected to marry in Monaco on July 2, 2011. The couple have accepted an invitation to attend the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011 at London's Westminster Abbey. Thirty years earlier, Albert's parents, Grace and Prince Rainier, attended the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Prince William's parents.

Delaware Valley area and lies between historic Philadelphia, PA and the flowing Susquehanna River. A majestic rolling countryside, winding Crooked Creek passing through a beautiful valley all hemmed together by a low range of hills, there could be no more beautiful place on earth, say some. Not too surprisingly, the history doesn't seem to stop in this Pennsylvania County. The Battle of Brandywine was fought at what is now the southeastern fringe of the county, and the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–1778 near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the American Revolutionary War. The Valley Forge encampment stood at its northeastern edge. Today, you'll find the Valley Forge National Historical Park preserves the site and interprets the history of the Valley Forge encampment. Originally Valley Forge State Park, it became a national park in 1976. You'll find this 3,500 acre park contains historical buildings, recreated encampment structures, memorials, museums, and recreation facilities. It's visited by well over 1.2 million people each year. Fast forward in time, the County claims the fact that the former Valley Forge Army Hospital, constructed during World War II and one of the largest military hospitals in the United States, was located in this County.

Traveling through history and into Americana, discover a hidden treasure, Chester County, PA. This County is one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania created in 1682 by a gentleman most may remember, William. Named for Cheshire, England, this lovely County is part and parcel of the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

The first road, once known as the Lincoln Highway and later U.S. Route 30, to Lancaster County passed through the central part of Chester County. Today, this road, named Lancaster Avenue in most of the Chester county, runs through. The County proudly boasts the first railroad, known as the Pennsylvania Railroad, had followed much the same route, alongside Page 248

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG the Reading Railroad which progressed up the Schuylkill River to Reading. In 'the day', industry tended to concentrate along the rail lines. Given time and history, alongside the advent of modern transportation, the rise of the suburbs and other businesses followed. One business that has origins in East Fallowfield, PA, which is in Chester County, is Comfy Cozy速,inc. The Company produces the novel and unique original "magical" GLOW IN THE DARK Pillowcases. The dynamic Owner and President of the Company is a vibrant Peggy Schafer Vincent, also a featured Doer of Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers.

Glowing with pride about East Fallowfield, Peggy shares with Vintage Allies (VAV!) that East Fallowfield Township isn't a "happening city" but a beautiful area to live and raise a family. She goes on to say "One of our favorite events is "Park Day". Twice a year in our Township Park, the community comes together for a wonderful afternoon of music, food, and fun. There is live music Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

with local performers, scout troops have tents set up to sell food and residents can set up a table in the "flea market" area. Each Park Day there are many Antique or Hot Rod cars on display and a highlight in the Fall is the Hay Ride". From the historic sites to all that Chester County, PA has to offer, you'll find another enchanting American treasure in this beautiful setting. Why not visit today? For more information on Comfy Cozy速 and the BRILLIANT SOLUTION to Custom Designs & Promotions, visit their sites or call: 610.466.7197

If you don't know his name, the chances are likely that you'll recognize his artwork. William Henry Jackson, was born 1843 in Keesville, N.Y. He was a true pioneering American landscape photographer. Page 249

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Jackson was a child prodigy and a painter in his youth, and during his lifetime produced many paintings of the American west. He began his career as a photographic retoucher and colourist in 1858 at Troy, New York. Today, Scotts Bluff National Monument houses the largest collection of William Henry Jackson paintings in the world! Though history shares different details, its reported that somewhere within the 1867 time frame, he would open his own studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Soon, Jackson began to make expeditions along the Union Pacific Railroad, where his first portraits were those of Native Americans. He would photograph the Pawnee, Omaha and Winnebago people, and points of interest in and around Omaha.

was here that he would accompany expeditions throughout Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. These astonishing works, captured during this expedition, created a visual record of geographical discoveries significant in the development of the lands west of the Mississippi. In the time that followed, Jackson's images of the Rocky Mountains, and particularly the Yellowstone region, were widely published. These superb images had a significant influence in Congress's decision to designate the Yellowstone area as the USA's first national park.

Interesting note: Jackson acted as a technical advisor for the filming of Gone with the Wind.

In 1869 this astounding talent would photograph railway construction work for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. The following year, in 1870, he began work as the official photographer for the US Geological and Geographical Survey. It Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

Jackson died in 1942 at the age of 99. It is reported he was honored by the Explorer's Club for his 80,000 photographs of the American West. Another honor at his death, Jackson was recognized as one of the last surviving Civil War veterans, he was given a fitting burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Jackson's images and photography have helped to shape awareness and visualization of the West. He proves to be an influential photographer of iconic standing even now into the 21st century. His negatives may be found housed between the Colorado Historical Society (views west of the Mississippi), and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (all other views).

These sacred battlefield grounds can be toured in various ways in addition to touring on your own. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, sells and rents tapes and CDs for a self guided auto tour. Doubledecker buses for touring, or tour Guides are available as alternative ways to tour the battle field. Gettysburg is filled with everything from antiques and art to artifacts and books. You'll enjoy interactive history to clothing and Gettysburg souvenirs. The town offers a selection of period, ethnic, and American cuisine served in historic and unique locations. Tour the Eisenhower National Historic Site and join in on American history! This Site is the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and was a meeting place for world leaders. With its bucolic setting and view of South Mountain, this location was a needed respite from Washington and unparalleled efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a superb travel destination. Whether a Civil War aficionado, a World War II buff, or interested in history or not, Gettysburg should please everyone. A great choice for a getaway of a few days or an extended vacation, you'll find this quaint and very historical town charming. Gettysburg is located near the Pennsylvania and Maryland border; Mason-Dixon Line.

From charming Bed and Breakfast Inns, to full vacation guest rental homes with exclusive Bed and Breakfast amenities, campgrounds and hotels, there's a comfortable place for all to lodge. For more information around and about the Gettysburg Area, view the 2011 Interactive Guide. A free 68-page Gettysburg Convention & Visitor Bureau visitor guide is also available. What a remarkable vacation destination! Plan your Gettysburg trip today!

It was here in this quiet community that the turning point of the Civil War unfolded. A battle, that raged during the first three days of July in 1863 culminated with more than fifty thousand casualties. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Shirley Temple has endeared herself to enchanted audiences since the era of the Great Depression. She is, and most likely always will be, Americas' classic favorite! She is an American icon. Born April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California to George Francis Temple and his wife Gertrude Amelia Temple, Shirley was destined to dance and sing her way onto the silver screen. By the tender age of six, this dimpled, curly haired doll had received a special Academy Award "in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934." What a year for the young Shirley as she went on to make an astounding nine films that same year. She had received a special juvenile Oscar making her, the then-youngest person in the history of the Academy Awards, to have ever been bestowed with an Oscar. Shirley went on to appear in television programs such as The Red Skeleton Show and hosted many others. She would be an inspiration to manufacturers' of

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG memorabilia, including the Shirley Temple doll. Astoundingly, Ms. Temple would go on to become active in political activities to include international activities and ambassadorship. She is the mother of three children and a survivor of breast cancer. Her advice to others today "Be brave and clear. Follow your heart and don’t be overly influenced by outside factors. Be true to yourself".

Glinda, switching sides to help her older sister rule Oz. What does this all mean for Dorothy and her three traveling bandits, to include Toto, from the original Wizard of Oz? Unravel every riddle somewhere over the rainbow with a visit to Oz for yourself!

What a cupcake, oh what a doll! It's Shirley Temple on the good ship lolly pop. To read more:

Ester Walters - A Woman Without A Man October 7 1942 This just in to Vintage Allies (VAV!) March 26, 2011 - Actress Mila Kunis has just finished negotiations with Disney to play Theodora, the youngest sister of three witches, in "Oz, the Great and Powerful," the prequel to 1939's "The Wizard of Oz."

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG very similar to the Union Pacific's except that the Zephyr did not include any type of cab. It also featured a slopping front nose to enhance its streamlining features. This train used of diesel engine and featured a stainless-steel car body.

Streamliners were relatively late bloomers in the history of rail travel and its "Golden Age". Arriving at the station, in the early 1930s, these sleek beauties lasted for only about forty years under private ownership. The Streamliners emerged at a time when railroads were beginning to lose a stake on the market shares to other forms of transportation such as automobiles. While the first 100 years of passenger train existence had been a means of fast, efficient travel, they lacked luxury. It was time to find an innovative, inviting way to bring passengers back to the trains. To offer the rails would mean doing so in exquisite style, plush comfort, and memorable relaxation.

Though the M-10000 was the first streamliner to debut the Zephyr is often best remembered by its historic run, May 26, 1934. The Zephyr left Denver in the morning and arrived in Chicago, covering 1,015 miles in only 13 hours and 5 minutes. Countless spin-offs of the streamlined train set concept would follow these two popular trains. America's passion for the Streamliner had begun to fade during the 1940s. By post WWII and into the 1950s, train travel had taken a back seat to alternate forms of travel. Automobiles and airplanes had gained popularity, edging the rail travel out. By 1971 Amtrak, took over most intercity rail travel operations throughout the country.

The Streamliner's appearance and appeal was boosted by the popular Art Deco movement that had taken off in the 1920s. The first Streamliner, M-10000, was introduced in February of 1934 by Union Pacific. This unique sleek and shiny power machine was quite impressive. It was 204 feet, 124 tons, held 56 passengers, and was powered by a 600-hp distillate engine power car, and traveled 100 mph cruising at-speed. Two months after the M-10000 appeared, the Burlington debuted its Zephyr at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Broad Street Station in Philadelphia. This design was Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Attracting national attention, the 1968 Memphis Tennessee Sanitation Strike played a hugely significant role in the civil rights movement toward social and economic justice for blacks. This event and moment in time too, could easily be considered a defining moment in the history of collective bargaining rights for public employees. On April 29, 2011, the 1,300 workers who took part in the historic sanitation strike were inducted into the Labor Hall of Fame. The Hall was founded in 1988 to honor the memory of people who have enhanced the quality of life for American workers. President Obama met with eight of the surviving members of the sanitation strike, who visited the White House earlier in the day.

Pictured Above: President Barack Obama talks with participants from the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike, an iconic campaign in civil rights and labor rights history, during a meeting in the Map Room of the White House, April 29, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

The Strike: Public sanitation workers in Memphis went on strike following an accidental onthe-job crushing and subsequent death of two of their co-workers. These striking workers were seeking higher wages, better working conditions and the right to form a union. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a powerfully and eloquent address, "I've been to the Mountaintop" address in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968. The following day he was assassinated. After 63 days of striking and peaceful demonstrations, they won many of their demands, including overtime pay, sick leave and improved safety conditions.

The date of March 12, 1951 shall forever go down in infamy as America's lovable next door nuisance debuted, Dennis The Menace! Dennis was originally created, written and illustrated by Hank Ketchum, who was inspired by the antics of his own 5-yearold son. The comic strip was a perfect home run for the era and was adapted to many other kinds of popular media throughout the years. This lightning fast

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG mischief maker, was found on television, several feature films and a variety of other mediums. World-renowned organizations, including UNICEF and the International Red Cross, have used Dennis as a spokes person. He has also promoted publicservice messages through comic books, titled "Dennis Takes a Poke at Poison" and "Coping With Family Stress.". At only five and a half years old, this impetuous, precocious, blonde haired, freckle faced boy, Dennis, thrilled audiences with his escapades. His trademark slingshot, blue/black striped shirt, tennis shoes, and red overalls are easily and fondly recognized by young and old alike! Dennis is un-paralleled in his curiosity and un-surpassed by his well meaning attempts to offer a helping hand to the cranky neighbor, Mr. Wilson, as well as a line of long suffering family and incredulous friends.

In 1934, at the height of the Depression, the Monopoly Game, was introduced to Parker Brothers by Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Is this where the game Monopoly really began? Yes and No. It's reported that upon fond memories of his summers in Atlantic City, NJ, Charles had been formulating this and similar other games. Some time during 1933 his version of the game became a reality and thereafter, a huge success for the interested gaming public. Mr. Darrow began selling copies of his board game for four dollars each. Orders for the game soon reached such demand that the moment arrived where Charles Darrow decided to try to sell the game to a manufacturer rather than continue into full-scale manufacturing. Soon he would sell the game to Parker Brothers. Within one month of signing an agreement with Charles Darrow in 1935, Parker Brothers started producing over 20,000 copies of the game per week. It was

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG during this time that Parker Brothers most likely discovered the existence of other versions of similar games. In the interest of securing the huge success the game was already seeing, reports indicated by Parker Brothers, they secured and developed all patents and copyrights of the game. While Darrow may not have been the original visionary of the Monopoly game, he issued a patent and sold the game to Parker Brothers. The royalties from this game of Monopoly made Charles Darrow, 46, a millionaire and the first game inventor to earn that much money. A few years after Darrow's death, in 1970, Atlantic City, NJ erected a commemorative plaque in his honor. It is on the Boardwalk, near the corner of Park Place. Moral of the story: Attain the patent and PASS GO.

America, a dawning time of change for all and most unfortunately, not all of it good. World War I was at an end and many Americans felt a very deserved need for indulgence and gaiety in their lives. Many would plunge into the decadent lifestyle spending more money than they should and losing their morals in life. The "Roaring Twenties" produced the age of the flappers, jazz, bootlegging, liquor, partying and other riotous or illegal activities. The United States took an isolationist policy approach, failed to join the League of Nations and ratify the Versailles Peace Treaty. Tariffs on imported goods were raised and free immigration had come to an end. In 1920, Warren G. Harding, newly elected President of America had promoted a "return to normalcy". This would signal a rejection of the progressive era's governmental activism. Harding's policies, overall had reflected a laissezfaire attitude. His was an administration plagued by scandals, most of which were discovered after his death from a stroke while in office during August of 1923. One of the most notorious scandals would prove to be the Teapot Dome Scandal. Calvin Coolidge, Harding's vice president would become the President in 1924 and work swiftly to reverse the effects of the administration's scandals.

The 1920's America was the beacon of hope, wealth and wide open horizons! The land of the free and home of the American Dream. A veritable ladder of fortune, social class and fame could be claimed in this era. The decade was also known as the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense. Whatever the name, the era embodied the beginning of modern Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG estimated that there were 150,000 anarchists or Communists in the U.S. in 1920. The Sacco and Vanzetti Case was a prime example of what could happen to a population who held radical views. Historians will often make mention that during the era of the 1920s, Americans had withdrawn into a provincialism. This apparent by the reappearance of the Prohibition, Ku Klux Klan, restrictive immigration laws. During 1919, along came Amendment 18 to the Constitution prohibiting the manufacture, transport and sale of intoxicating liquor. Proponents of Prohibition had great expectations that this Amendment would alleviate social problems while bolstering the economy. They could not have been more mistaken as evidenced by unlawful bootlegging, nightclubs called speakeasies coming into their own, gangsters and violent lawlessness. Lacking the public support to this Amendment, the federal government was virtually unable to enforce Prohibition. "Flapper", women in brief skirts, bobbed hair, and flamboyant use of makeup and cigarettes would become synonymous with the era. Dance crazes such as the Charleston became popular with people alongside dance marathons, flagpole sitting and flying escapades. In the world of sports, legends such as baseball's Babe Ruth became fast heroes. The world of arts would usher in a singularly enriching world of American writing, from the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carl Sandburg, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather to William Faulkner. What an era! Jazz, an American music form, whose roots lay in African expression made history. Such greats are remembered today Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

from the Jazz age and among them are Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson. The talented George Gershwin, Cole Porter and many others would bring the influence of jazz to the concert halls and to Broadway. Bessie Smith familiarized Americans with the Blues sound recording. In films, Charlie Chaplin and dashing Rudolph Valentino would awaken the innocence of movie goers. Al Jolsen would light up the movie screen, as well. It was during this time that Walt Disney produced his first cartoon, Alice's Wonderland. The era was known for its architecture, an ornate lush Art Deco, art, furnishings, decor, clothing, hairstyles and attitude. The "Scopes Monkey Trial," in 1925, gave American's a view into Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The trial would make history as the first ever broadcasted live on radio. Indeed, reflecting back... America was the richest nation on the globe. It was an economy remembered for fair pay and where a better life was taking shape too in many ways. Technology was on the move. Henry Ford showed America and the world his Model T and the Ford assembly line production in 1927. The radio had become a commodity for almost every American home and national pastime for almost every American. Thousands would sit by the radio, as the first public station, KDKA, in Pittsburgh would air. 1927 would find Charles A. Lindbergh thrilling the heart of Americans as he made his pioneer flight across the Atlantic Ocean in the Spirit of St. Louis. The world of medicine, health and science, would fast forward immeasurably. Albert Page 258

Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. An immunization for the dreaded Diphtheria was developed in 1923. Vitamins and a discovered interest in a healthier America was broached. Technicolor would come to light making movies a rapturous treat for movie goers. The movie industry would boom, as well. The miracle of rack clothing, time saving household appliance and canned foods would liberate the American woman from the slavery of the kitchen, more than ever before in history. It was not all a rosy economic front, if you'll recall. The era's booming industrial changes had beckoned farmers to the factories and the cities to compete. Fewer working farms would dot the proud American countryside. During 1920, it was noted as the first time in American history when more people were living in cities than on farms. Would the overall good times intermingled with the angst of Prohibition never end? Would the mighty Dow Jones Industrial Stock Index cease her stellar sky high bull market? Yes, America tumbled to her knees in the stock market crash of October 24, 1929. Americans made up for the pleasure in the decadence of the Roaring Twenties followed by a decade of depression and despair. The history. To read more:

Wilbur and Orville Wright, two genius brothers and bicycle makers who hailed from America, helped create an entirely new world. They opened the era of aviation with their historic flights! The brothers conducted a program of aeronautical research and experimentation between the years of 1899 and 1905 that led to the first successful powered airplane. The Wright brothers invented and built the original Wright Brothers airplane. They flew their way into history at Kitty Hawk, NC December 17, 1903. Theirs was the world's first power-driven, heavier-than-air machine in which man made free, controlled and sustained flight. Not only did they achieve getting a flying machine into the air, but they evolved and employed an approach to create the technology and principles of human flight. Their studies and methods remain an essential tool in aerospace research and development today. These brothers would soon become the archetype of the 20th century's "overnight success." An interesting note: The Wright brothers, negotiating the sale of their aircraft, shrewdly let no one witness a flight or even see the airplane until they had a signed contract. By the spring of 1908, the Wright brothers' had received their patent

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG in America and in several European countries. They had contracts with the U.S. government and a French syndicate of financiers. They were finally ready to share their invention with the world and the Wrights began a campaign to share, with the public, what they had accomplished. The Wright brothers grew up in a family of seven children born to Milton Wright of English and Dutch descent and Susan Catherine Koerner of German-Swiss descent. Wilbur Wright was born near Millville, Indiana on April 16 1867. It was reported that he was his father's favorite child and was known as the dominant personality among the siblings. After a remarkable life, Wilbur died, May 30, 1912, from typhoid at the age of 45. Orville was born in Dayton, OH on August 19, 1871. He was the stereotypical inventor, showing an interest in science and technology early in life. Inquisitive minded, Orville continually performed experiments and dismantled objects to discover how they worked. Orville Wright died of a heart attack in January of 1948 at the age of 76. The brothers never married.

Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and an Indian Slave, Tituba, were interrogated by Salem, Massachusetts authorities on March 1, 1692, to determine if they practiced witchcraft. Thus began the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Where did this all begin? In January 1692, two cousins, Elizabeth Parris (9) and Abigail Williams (11), reportedly entered trance-like states and suffered convulsive seizures. After prayer, fasting, and medical treatment failed to alleviate the cousin's symptoms, or to quiet their erratic shouts of anguish that accompanied their seizures. The girls, pressed for a cause to validate these symptoms, accused Good, Osborne and Tituba (above) for their suffering. A diagnosis of bewitchment was soon put into motion. From that point in time and briefly onward, it is recorded that more names had been "cried out" by other bewitched, tormented young girls as the cause of their similar ailments. Many of those named by these girls stood accused of witchcraft and would await trial for the crime punishable by death. During the ensuing months, more than 150 men and women in and surrounding Salem were incarcerated on the charges of exercising "Certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcrafts & Sorceryes." The clergy

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG and civil authorities created a special Court of Oyer and Terminer to try the accused witches. Of those 150, nineteen people (including five men), were ultimately convicted and hanged on Gallows Hill; while an additional male suspect was pressed to death. Those and others who died in prison are now viewed to be victims of a grievous error. As the number of imprisoned people approached 150, public sentiment turned against the proceedings. On October 29, 1692, Massachusetts Governor, William Phips dissolved the special court. Many suspects were released and further arrests were halted. May 1693, the remaining witchcraft cases were heard in the Superior Court. They failed to convict anyone else. Legislation passed in 1711 would restore the rights and free names of those who had been accused. The lives of many were irrevocably changed. What is believed today? The events of the 17th century life in the colony may have played a huge part in fueling the mass hysteria of the witchcraft trials. The epidemic of small pox, coupled alongside threats of Indian attack, economic hardships, and small town rivalries may have been the causes responsible for creating a fertile climate of fear and suspicion. It has been observed that while gender and social status offered little barrier from accusations, historians noted that single women were vulnerable to charges of practicing witchcraft. Pre-adolescent girls were known to be most susceptible to the hysteria. For further education on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, visit the Salem Witch Museum. Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. The ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781. The Articles created an ill-defined confederation of sovereign states and a somewhat deficient central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments. The need for a stronger Federal government soon became apparent and eventually led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The present United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation on March 4, 1789. To read more: cles-of-confederation.html

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG The implementation of the Peace Corps is considered to be one of President John F. Kennedy's most important legacies. Photographs, film footage and documents contained within the Kennedy Presidential Library, will reveal further information about the creation and development of the Peace Corps and the impact it had on foreign relations. Within two months of his election, President John F. Kennedy took immediate action to create "a peace corps of talented men and women" who would dedicate themselves to the progress and peace of developing countries. The Peace Corps, an outgrowth of the Cold War, was established by executive order on March 1, 1961. The President said, "The Peace Corps is not designed as an instrument of diplomacy or propaganda or ideological conflict. It is designed to permit our people to exercise more fully their responsibilities in the great common cause of world development."

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Though Kennedy's concept and inspiration, young American individuals stepped forth to serve their country while working towards a more unified and peaceful world. The Peace Corps offered a platform for them to contribute to crosscultural understanding. Here, individuals would partake in the cause of global democracy, peace, development, and freedom of developing countries.

Duke Ellington, the "granddaddy" of jazz was an African-American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader and pianist who had led one of the most phenomenal jazz bands, wrote well over 1,000 compositions and went on to become one of the 20th century's greatest quintessential musicians. His was an astonishingly versatile career covering almost 60 years and he has seldom been equaled.

From John F. Kennedy's insight, there arose an agency devoted to world peace and friendship and volunteers who continue to help individuals build a better life for themselves, their children, their community, and their country. After five decades of service, the program continues to reflect the evolving priorities of the U.S. government and changes in the population of the United States.

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, the grandson of a former slave, was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington DC, where his father held down multiple jobs to support the family, to include working as a butler at the White House. Both of his parents were talented pianists, who encouraged him to learn the art of piano as a child.

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Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine VAV! MAG During school, his friends nicknamed him Duke because of his naturally elegant manner and impeccable dress sense. That name suited Louis and would stay with him throughout his lifetime. June 1923 and a gig in Atlantic City, New Jersey, would lead Duke to the then Exclusive Club. Following this, Ellington would enjoy a four year run in a move to the Hollywood Club on 49th and Broadway. This was the gig that would give way to a solid artistic platform for Ellington. By the late 1920s, Ellington was developing the unique sounds his band was known for. The sound revolved around the distinctive instrumental voices of his musicians. Those featured were among the greatest players ever and included, the alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, the trombonist Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton and the trumpeter Cootie Williams. In 1927, Ellington and his group would perform as the house band at Harlem's Cotton Club. During the period of 1932 to 1942, they would truly know their 'golden age' topped off alongside a weekly radio broadcast. The Duke's band became a fully fledged orchestra by the 1940s and soon won international acclaim. Touring England and Europe, they would also travel to India, Pakistan, the Far East and beyond. Duke won more than a dozen Grammy Awards, was bestowed with a 'special citation', posthumously, by The Pulitzer Prize jury, in recognition of his musical genius, and was awarded America's prestigious civilian honors: the Medal of Freedom, and the President's Gold Medal among a slew of others. In 2009, the United States Mint launched a new coin featuring Duke Ellington, making him the Vintage Allies Quarterly Magazine (VAV! MAG)

first African-American to appear by himself on a circulating U.S. coin Today, Duke's compositions include "Mood Indigo", "In A Sentimental Mood", "In My Solitude", "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1932), "Sophisticated Lady" (1933), "Solitude" (1934), "In a Sentimental Mood" (1935), "Caravan" (1937), and "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" (1938). 1941's "Take the 'A' Train" with arranger, Billy Strayhorn, would became Ellington’s signature theme song. What else may be said? This highly talented, man and his music transformed jazz. Mr. Ellington's enduring legacy leaves everyone with a wealth of remarkable music, which this phenomenal virtuoso himself regarded as the "American Sound" rather than simply jazz. In fact, he had such a profound influence on popular music that he was hailed as a genius even before his death on May 24, 1974 at the age of 75. The Duke left a bright and brilliant legacy that is likely to endure for the ages. How can anyone expect to be understood unless he presents his thoughts with complete honesty? This situation is unfair because it asks too much of the world. In effect, we say, "I don't dare show you what I am because I don't trust you for a minute but please love me anyway because I so need you to. And, of course, if you don't love me anyway, you're a dirty dog, just as I suspected, so I was right in the first place." Yet, every time God's children have thrown away fear in pursuit of honesty-trying to communicate themselves, understood or not, miracles have happened. - Duke Ellington Read more:

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