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    Vintage Photos: Virginia Maier circa 1950s-1970s

    Someone just pointed me to a photo collection that I thought might interest some of you. It's a little past The Golden Era 1930s-1940s, so I put it in the OB. Visit http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/ From the top of that page: This was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian...
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    A Lot o' Mottos: What are your words to live by?

    Mottos are the most elegant and concise of literary compositions. They provide us with memorable summaries of those tidy rules by which we govern our lives. (Or sometimes not, unfortunately.) What are your favorite mottos? I'll start with one of my favorites: Measure twice, cut once.
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    What's Your Favorite Joke?

    Every now and then a joke pops into my head and gives me a little chuckle. Some return again and again over the years, and I still find them funny. So it was the other day, as my memory played out the punch line of one of my favorites, that I felt the urge to share it with others who either...
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    Jeff Ruby, Fedora Lounger?

    By now, you've probably read that Louisville restaurant owner Jeff Ruby refused to serve OJ Simpson and his party. My wife read that article and, being an avid Internet researcher, she searched for this bold man of principle on the web. Upon reaching Ruby's own website...
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    I say, could you please tell me...

    ...how to pronounce Savile Row? (Mind you, I think I can handle the second word. :) ) I've only seen it in print, never heard it said. I've been looking around the 'net, but can't find anything. My assumption has been, sah-VEEL. (ah in place of schwa, that is.)
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    Classic Carson is Coming Soon

    I just read an article reporting that Joanne Carson, Johnny's second wife, has 10 of the episodes of his first talk show, The Johnny Carson Show, circa 1955–1956. She's planning to release them on DVD. See http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070316/LIFE/703160368
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    Possible Supply of Upscale Vintage Clothes Etc.

    I just ran across an item in the Classifieds on mandy.com that may be of interest in this forum. The item offers wardrobe and accessories, "mint condition and/or new," circa 1940s to 2006. The ad indicates these items are part of an estate of an "elegant socialite." They provide a New York phone...
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    The New Gentleman: Good News for Classic Style

    There's an article in the Chronicle today by Richard Torregrossa, author of Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style. Here's an excerpt: "Although there will always be those who dress down, men's style is looking up, and there are signs of it everywhere, from new men's fashion magazines to online...
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    I Just Read The Best Essay

    While idly browsing the Internet instead of doing my work, I stumbled across what may be the best essay ever written on the subject of being a nerd in the disfunctional society known as high school. It's very long and just as enlightening. See http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html
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    Illustration, Old and... New?

    I just ran across an online museum exhibit that I thought would be of interest here. It's a retrospective on the work of an illustrator named Arthur Radebaugh, whose illustrations were used in magazines and newspapers from the 1930s to the 1960s. Although the reason for current interest in...

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