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    Gloomy Sunday 1999

    If you don't mind reading subtitles I couldn't think of a better movie to suggest. It a flawless recreation of Hungary at the beginning of WWII, a love affair between two men and one woman, a mystery all wrapped around the writing of the famous banned "suicide" song Gloomy Sunday. Just...
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    Smooth and fast and slick as glass, It's the Roundup King!

    In the 50's Roy Rogers decided to have a nationwide contest for boys and girls to have the winner guest star on his TV show. They decided on a yo yo contest as they were very popular then. Roy contracted Western Plastics out of Nebraska to make the Roundup King, what he considered the best yo yo...
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    Modern production hats with no taper to the crown

    Any ideas?
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    Nancy Wake- the white mouse

    Just ordered her autobiography from an Australian used book store. I don't know too much about her except she was a very well known SOE agent during the war and the movie Charlotte Grey was supposed to be loosely based on her. I've always enjoyed reading stories of female spies in WWII so I'm...
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    "The Man in the High Castle"- reel vs. real

    I just finished watching the first season of this finely produced Amazon show. Not going into the show itself, IF Germany would have won the war and occupation was the end result with Japan having the west coast and Nazi Germany controlling the East what would the country be like? The show shows...
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    You don't see this too often Gene Krupa lighter

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    Abbott and Costello

    Just look at these jackets!!!!!!
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    Keeping ants out of your house-

    Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup 20 mule team borax in a jar of water. Dip cottonballs in the solution and put them around where you see ants. By day two you won't be seeing them anymore-
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    1940's WWII zazzle store

    This has some AWESOME stuff!!!!!!!! http://www.zazzle.com/glenn_miller_european_tour_shirt_1943-235557642329023075
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    Hunting Hitler on the History Channel

    Has anyone been watching this??? I'm sold on him getting out of Berlin-...
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    Thought you gals might like this magazine from the UK

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    Past lives, do you believe?

    Not a question about religion, How many of you have seen someone and knew you'd be friends or lovers instantly. The same goes the other way, someone you meet that you instantly take a disliking to for no reason. Could this be past life interactions? Do we meet and interact with the same people...
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    How many years have you been lurking around the lounge??

    I just realized I must be one of the older members here, a lot of the names I remembered from when I joined are gone. I've been on and off but always come back since Sept. 2004
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    The British Fairbairn and Sykes fighting knife

    I've been looking for a pattern one or two FS knife reproduction and for this. McDonald Armories in Edinburgh. As far as I know, this is about the best reproduction to one of the most famous knifes ever. http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/forsale.php
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    Abbott & Costello Meet the Golden Era

    In a lot of ways the films of A&C embody the 1940's more than any other films. Not only were they funny as hell ( highest paid actors at the time) but their films really show the mindset, style humor, music, and thrills of the decade. Besides the war films, which covered the Army( Buck Privates)...
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    Does anyone know what this is, or was used for???

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    Has anyone tried to dye a hat?

    I have a hat I like, a lot but I'm not crazy about the fact it's an off white. is there a way to successfully dye it brown??
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    Walkin in a fedora

    I just watched a pretty charming old fashioned movie with Keanu Reeves called "A Walk in the Clouds" He wears a fedora really nicely in this film. What do you guess as far as make? Im thinking it's a 2 1/4 brim stetson
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    Favorite Old Halloween tunes

    It is the season for spooks and hanks... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y9EBYLZyy8
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    1940 Icedaire Ice Box fridge

    My latest find, $60.00 on Craigs