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February 2014 Articles (10)

An Introduction to Art Deco Wall Masks (Part 1)

Introduction and Background

Although having its origins prior to The Great War what is today known as Art Deco has come to symbolize an era of glamour epitomized by The Roaring Twenties and 1930s Hollywood. Partly an antidote to the war and a reaction to all that led up to it as well as to the era of economic slumps, depression, social strife and political unrest which followed, Art Deco remains one of the most easily recognized styles of…


Added by Michael (Mike ) Owen Gaughan on February 27, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

A Guide to Film Noir Genre by Roger Ebert

Film noir is . . .

1. A French term meaning "black film," or film of the night, inspired by the Series Noir, a line of cheap paperbacks that translated hard-boiled American crime authors and found a popular audience in France.

2. A movie which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending.

3. Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, of apartment buildings with a high turnover…


Added by Tome Wilson on February 25, 2014 at 12:50pm — 7 Comments

Official release of Dieselpunk: an Anthology, by Twit Publishing

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  Twit Publishing announces long awaited release of Dieselpunk, an Anthology!

Eight exciting tales of Dieselpunk adventure and intrigue!

New and exciting worlds that never were (but…


Added by Cap'n Tony on February 11, 2014 at 6:58pm — 7 Comments

Shirley Temple rides the Good Ship into Eternity (RIP)

She was the darling of the Diesel Era screen. Irrepressibly cute, but with just enough precocious personality to temper the sugar.

Shirley Temple was an icon of the silver screen. Instantly recognizable by her springy curls, bright eyes, and dainty voice, she became one of the first child superstars [above image from encoremag.com]. She could sing, she could…


Added by Cap'n Tony on February 11, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Arts Décoratifs. What else...?

It wouldn't be fair, I guess to end this very brief review of what Paris has to offer in the regard of Art Deco museums and exhibitions without mentioning the Musée... des Arts Décoratifs. Even though the location of this major national museum isn't exactly Dieselpunk style - it is set in the western wing of the Louvre Museum - the place provides a gorgeous frame to its extensive collections in the very heart of Paris downtown, literally one block away from the room where…


Added by Stefan on February 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #111: Are ya' Ready for Some Football?

Strap into your pads, grab a pigskin, and gear up for some good ol' American Football!

Yes, the Cabaret is putting aside our posh threads and gettin' sporty. With radio broadcasts and newsreel distribution bringing the games home to fans the nation over sports is now a form of mass entertainment. So it's high time the Cabaret grabbed a pennant and cheered for the home…


Added by Cap'n Tony on February 8, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Art Deco Paris

Paris has a love affair with Art Deco, well... since Art Deco exists. No wonder: it's not to brag it, but although the word was coined later, Art Deco - Arts Décoratifs - is originally very much a French thing. While many star creators and designers of the era came from various foreign countries, it is in the welcoming, artists friendly, very cosmopolitan Paris of the 20's and 30's they studied, perfected their skills and talents and met success, making Art Deco the trademark of…


Added by Stefan on February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Paris for Dieselpunks

If there is a place in Paris anyone who calls himself a Dieselpunk can't ignore while visiting La Ville Lumière - sorry Tome, you've missed it the last time you saw Paris, to quote Mister Hammerstein! - it's the Musée des Années 30 (Museum of the Thirties). The Museum isn't actually located in Paris, but in Boulogne-Billancourt which is, however, immediatly next to Paris and very easy to reach by metro. Boulogne-Billancourt, it…


Added by Stefan on February 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #110: Toons Go to War!!

Gear up, folks, we're going to war! And we're taking our Animated Batallions with us!

Yes, folks, once again the fires of war have spread across this world, and this time it really IS a battle to make the world safe for Democracy!

To this end, we're mobilizing every sector of our nation, and Animation is…


Added by Cap'n Tony on February 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Hot Music For A Cold Winter: It's The February Pilsner's Picks!

Mushing my sled through the ten-foot snowdrifts of a California blizzard with nothing to feed my dogs but fresh oranges (picked right off the trees), I still came through on time with another "stack o'sides!" Yes, fans, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night, etc., etc., etc..." Anyway, if you happen to be freezing your tuchis off, I've heard that doing the Charleston is a great way to warm up— so I'm happy to provide some appropriate music as a public service (me and Paul Whiteman,…


Added by Pilsner Panther on February 1, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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