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    State trooper's straw Stetson

    Stetson Trooper modified If you're the patient type you'll find straw trooper hats on ebay. I'm happy with this straw after dropping the front with a bit of steam. Unfortunately the site won't allow the photo upload from my computer.
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    Vintage Riding & Equestrian Apparel

    People who ride My wife the equestrian. https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=1d34255056&view=att&th=13032292b0b4b5cc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw
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    What Are You Reading

    "The Awakening Land" (trilogy) I re-read this masterpiece by Conrad Richter every couple of years.
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    Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?

    DuMont TVs with FM bands embedded in the tuner.
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    Where did your user name come from??

    I LOVE JAZZ 2-5-1 is a fundamental jazz progression. I'm a jazz musician in progress!
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    Danny Kaye

    BORSCHT BELT Kaye was one of dozens performers incubated in the Catskill Mountains between the 30s and 60s. Billy Crystal tried to capture some of the flavor of that entertainment culture in "Mr. Saturday Night". Any book on the subject will certainly mention Danny Kaye.
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    I came across this today in my search for the remaining members of the JATP. Anyone interested in jazz or the social history of mid-20th century America will enjoy this. Norman Granz, 83; Visionary of the Jazz World Was Producer, Promoter and Social Conscience --------------------...
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    JATP; Who Is Left?

    My Apologies to Clark Terry! Mumbles is the most famous jazz master left from JATP without a doubt.
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    JATP; Who Is Left?

    I Thought of One More Lalo Schifrin was brought in as a member of Dizzy's quintet in the late 50s.
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    JATP; Who Is Left?

    Can anyone guess, with the passing of Oscar Peterson, who are the last musicians standing from Norman Granz's roadshow?
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    Mid Century Modern - Harley Earl's Office

    Important History Lesson You could base an entire university semester on the information contained on that site. Industrial history at its best. Thanks for the post!
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    What are you listening to?

    Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
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    For "Open Road" Hat Lovers

    Nice Story I'm the guy who posted this article a couple of years ago. The Canadians have a similar tradition for graduate engineers. But instead of getting hats they're given narrow banded, plain iron pinky rings.
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    Another interesting money sponge.

    In trying to add some variation to my existing hat collection I've come across this company www.coloradohorsehair.com. They make all kinds of accessories from woven horsehair. I own a couple of belts made by them and I can vouch for the quality of workmanship. Their hatbands are attractive and...
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    What do you look like?

    THEN & NOW @1960.......................................@2006 Dancing with my sister at her wedding in 1960. With my nephews in Long Beach, NY, summer of 1969. With my wife of 34 years earlier this year at Pesach. Sorry the pics are small.
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    FAMILIAR STORY Nice thread and interesting stories about the common need to perform music. I'm one of the posters referred to in the original post who promote my band's performances on the FL. I play guitar (primarily rhythm) in a 17 piece jazz big band called "The Big Band Sound of...
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    IF YOU FIND A DECENT ONE, BUY IT! It's been a while since I posted a comment on one of the best sites on the web. I bought a Portis "Stratoliner" clone off ebay last year. It is a tan color hat with a 2 7/8" brim. I'm no hat maven by any standard but this hat stands up to any vintage...
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    Color photos Hats 1939 to 1946

    Thanks MC for posting a very interesting photo/social commentary on rural and urban '30s and '40s America. One doesn't get to see these scenes in color often.
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    RICHIE At GABE'S BACKSTAGE LOUNGE.JPEG Here's my first shot at attaching a photo file. It was taken last week at a gig my band, "The Big Band Sound of Deerfield" played at a club in Highwood, IL (a Chicago suburb). That's me in my Stetson "Playboy" holding my Guild X-170 archtop. It was fun...
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    Vintage clothing on Everest

    Portis Thanks for the info on converting an .art image, JP.

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