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Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 10:01 AM
Working on organizing the collection of '30s, '40s, and '50s short films I have on my computer, and thought I'd share a few shots from them with the lounge - shots that show off clothing, styles, and the general environment. I think these shorts are a good way of seeing the average day-to-day styles and such, because of their lower budgets not allowing for all the big costuming work and such.

These shots come from "Hired!," a 1940 short produced by the Jam Handy Company for Chevrolet, as a training tool for dealers.

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired1.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired2.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired3.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired4.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired5.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired6.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired7.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired8.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired9.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired10.jpg

Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 10:03 AM
http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired11.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired12.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired13.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired14.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired15.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired16.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/hired/hired17.jpg

Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 10:22 AM
Next up: "The Trip," a sadly all-too-brief color (!) Chevrolet commercial from 1939. Not as clear as some of the others, but the color is really nifty:

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip1.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip2.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip3.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip4.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip5.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip6.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/thetrip/thetrip7.jpg

Tony in Tarzana
07-26-2006, 01:43 PM
As I was looking at the pictures from "Hired," all I could think of was "I wonder if he got one of the guy with the hanky on his head?" Yep!

Great screen caps!

Feraud
07-26-2006, 01:59 PM
Very nice caps. Thanks!

Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Thanks! Here are a couple more.

First up, "Trader Thorne," from the early/mid '50s, a Ford dealer training short starring none other than Hugh Beaumont (!).

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne1.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne2.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne3.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne4.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne5.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne6.jpg

Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 02:42 PM
http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne7.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne8.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne9.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne10.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne11.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/traderthorne/traderthorne12.jpg

Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 02:45 PM
And a few from the infamous "A Case of Spring Fever," a 1940 short where a small demon named "Coily" torments a man who wishes there were no springs (seriously). How about that plaid belted-back jacket?

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever1.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever2.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever3.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever4.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever5.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever6.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever7.jpg

http://atomicglee.com/blogpics/shorts/caseofspringfever/caseofspringfever8.jpg

Hemingway Jones
07-26-2006, 02:48 PM
I love those clothes pics!

There are some fine looking fedoras there, especially the one in "The Trip."

Great golf-wear too.

Tony in Tarzana
07-26-2006, 02:53 PM
OK, Atomic, come clean! You're an MST3K fan, aren't you?

lol

Atomic Glee
07-26-2006, 03:16 PM
OK, Atomic, come clean! You're an MST3K fan, aren't you?

lol

LOL, well, yes. Yes, I am.

NO SPRINGS!

Doh!
07-30-2006, 11:22 PM
Too bad Hugh Beaumont never wore fedoras on "Leave It to Beaver" -- he looks good in 'em!

Mad Molly
07-31-2006, 06:52 PM
OK, Atomic, come clean! You're an MST3K fan, aren't you?

lol

Oh, YOU noticed it, too? *lol*

He MUST be!

Mad Molly
07-31-2006, 06:53 PM
LOL, well, yes. Yes, I am.

NO SPRINGS!

You know, I think I'm gonna like it around here...

"Don't forget to keep your Jam Handy!"

Tony in Tarzana
08-01-2006, 04:40 AM
You know, I think I'm gonna like it around here...

"Don't forget to keep your Jam Handy!"

I knew you would! :)