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March 2010 Articles (73)

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the French Interpreter

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the French Interpreter

Originally broadcast on January 17, 1955



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: Dr. Watson fetches Sherlock Holmes from his club, and brings him to see a French interpreter who urgently… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 31, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Black Halo

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.



We're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe until we either run out of ammo or until poor Philip lays down for the big sleep.



Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." The… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pegasus IV

Answering Tome's question about my "very complex pictures", or at least trying to, I'd roughly say that these images are usually made of three different types of elements :

- photographic elements (much less than it may seem, though),

- "traditional" digital graphism, if such a thing exists,

- and 3D elements, sometimes.

Then, it's all about adjustment, colorization, re-drawing, etc... trying to give a realistic…

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Added by Stefan on March 30, 2010 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

World's Fair posters


Added by Tome Wilson on March 30, 2010 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

New 1930s bar opens in the Empire State Building today!

Mark Grossich, owner of the schmancy and snooty Campbell Apartment in Grand Central, is converting 3,500 square feet of the ground floor of the Empire State Building into The Empire Room:



"The Empire Room, like the 102 story skyscraper it resides in, will have an Art Deco themed interior and like all of Hospitality Holdings’ venues, will be a sophisticated cocktail lounge with upscale cocktail selections and first-rate service...



'The Empire… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 29, 2010 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Monday Camera #14: Kodak Folders

I'm happy to present one of the most important photographic cameras: folding Pocket Kodak

It was born in 1897 at the Eastman Kodak Co. works in Rochester. Frank Brownell was the designer. It took 2 1/4×3 1/4 exposures on Kodak 105 film rolls and had an Achromatic f/11 lens. The price was $10.

Later this model had been renamed to Folding Pocket Kodak No. 1… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 29, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Orwell vs. Huxley

In case anyone haven't seen it yet, here is a rather controversial answer to a not-so-academic question: what society we're living in, totalitarian Orwellian or consumerist Huxleyan? What kind of dystopia is closer to our everyday life?

You can disagree with the author, but first - take a proper look at the strip, frame by frame:…

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Added by lord_k on March 28, 2010 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Please Help DNBS get on an internet top 20!

Hi everyone!

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Added by Dizzy on March 27, 2010 at 12:50pm — 8 Comments

Wreckage of WW II Dive Bomber Found in Oregon

I just found this posted on Yahoo.





Clues emerge about WWII plane crashed in Oregon



PORTLAND, Ore. – A sheriff involved in investigating the wreckage of a World War II dive bomber found in the Oregon woods said Friday at least three U.S. Navy planes of that

type apparently went down in the area from 1945 to 1948.…



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Added by Larry on March 26, 2010 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage - #30. American Retro

Dieselpunk was born long before anyone bothered to invent a name for it. Born in the most inappropriate year: 1963.

First manned space flights; Caribbean crisis; JFK killed in Dallas; nuclear warheads threaten to eliminate our civilization... And Brooks Stevens presents a retro-car design, heavily based on the famous Mercedes-Benz SSK. The body was fitted on a Studebaker Lark Daytona chassis and used a supercharged 289 cu in. (4,750 cc) 290 hp… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Twisted Forties

Hi Everybody,

My name is Stefan and I live in Paris. I'm an illustrator : some of you may have seen my stuff on The Gatehouse website. I've joined Dieselpunks today and, with our host Tome's kind permission, I've added a bunch of my graphic work to the Photos section. For easier viewing, the pictures have been divided in four albums :

- the…

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Added by Stefan on March 25, 2010 at 6:42pm — 5 Comments

Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers



Ginger Rogers Virginia Katherine McMath was born on July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. Her nickname, "Ginger," originated from her younger cousin Helen who pronounced "Virginia" as "Ginja." Family and friends continued to call her this, and later theatre men who understood the name to be "Ginger" billed her as such on their marquees.



Those who knew her as a little girl often said that Ginger could dance before she could walk. At… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930)

Hell's Angels is the multi-million dollar crown jewel of cinema directed by diesel-era legend Howard Hughes. It stars James Hall, Ben Lyon, and the sexiest Jean Harlow ever captured on film.



Summary: Two brothers attending Oxford enlist with the RAF when World War I breaks out. Roy and Monte Rutledge have very different personalities. Monte is a freewheeling womanizer, even with his brother's girlfriend Helen. He also proves to have a yellow… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Split Ticket

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Split Ticket

Originally broadcast on January 10, 1955



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: After a trio, who splits a sweepstakes ticket into equal parts, wins a contest, one person goes missing. Holmes and… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mechanical Kingdom

Saw this and thought it was interesting...

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/03/the-mechanical-kingdom/

Added by rob schwager on March 23, 2010 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

DiesleEra Technology Today: U2 Spyplane

Meet the U2 Dragon Lady.



Ok, before you start throwing wrenches and decoder rings at me, hear me out. Now keep in mind, when this thing first flew, cars did not yet have tail-fins, Oldsmobile was a little over 50 years old, and all the instruments in this bird were mechanical. The B-36, the last American bomber to use propellers was half way through its 10 year service life. James Dean was killed on his way… Continue

Added by Sparky Gage on March 23, 2010 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - Restless Day

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.



We're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe until we either run out of ammo or until poor Philip lays down for the big sleep.



Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." The… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

STEAM AND DIESELPUNK Money Clip

Hi I'm the lucky owner of this beauty.

Duralmin used in the Airship "Akron" made by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation Akron Ohio.




Added by Mykill E on March 23, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Double Power

The idea of an airplane with twin engine inside to fuselage was quite popular in the 1930's and 1940's. US GM P-75 and Douglas XB-42, French Arsenal VB-10, Japanese Kawasaki Ki-64, to name just a few.

The Bolkhovitinov S (S for sparka, a pair of engines joined together) was a high speed bomber aircraft designed and built in the USSR from early in 1937.

The plane… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Interview with Tome Wilson, creator of Dieselpunks on the TimeWarp network

From Carmen Johnson of TimeWarp Productions



Tome Wilson from Dieselpunks Meet Tome Wilson the mastermind behind the popular Dieselpunks website. This web developer and photographer from New Jersey has a passion for fusing old technology with new. Tome describes that his perfect world takes the best parts of all… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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