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October 2009 Articles (101)

A very busy Autumn... SE Polish Conventions

I've never thought that Autumn, when the university academic year is merely starting, can be so busy. I haven't got time to check this site for months.



On Tuesday, I'm suppoused to hand in the first chapter of my MA thesis. So little time! Keep your fingers crossed!



Since the beginning od September, we've already had three different conventions in this part of Poland. Katharsis in Puławy was on the weekend of 19-20 September; I couldn't attend that one, as I was on… Continue

Added by gwyn_blath on October 31, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Boris Karloff - THE MAN. THE MONSTER.

Boris Karloff - THE MAN.



Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 31, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Photo of a Seance (1898)

Photo of a spirit medium

Anonymous, "Seance with Eusapia Palladino at the home of Camille Flammarion, Rue Cassini. Full levitation of a table.", 12 November 1898, Gelatin silver print

Added by Tome Wilson on October 31, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Fashion Show

I believe the beauty and fashion are as important to our Engine as cars and trains, dystopian books and horror movies, airships and submarines.

So let me present the works of talented Mr. Eisenstaedt:

Yes, the same Alfred Eisenstaedt who is widely known as a master of candid photography. Working for the LIFE magazine since 1936, he shot at least three cycles of fashion shots (1938 and 1939). Here are some of these - enjoy the…

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Added by lord_k on October 31, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Happy Halloween!

Following a strong Irish tradition of murdering pumpkins since the 1800's.

Added by Tome Wilson on October 31, 2009 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Lon Chaney, Sr. - THE MAN. THE MONSTER.

Lon Chaney, Sr. - THE MAN.



Lon Chaney was born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the son of deaf mute parents, Frank and Emma Chaney and he learned from childhood to communicate through pantomime, sign language and facial expression. His… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Photos of a Séance (1940)

Photo of a spirit medium

Sven Turck, "Levitation of a chair", 1940 - 45, Gelatin silver print

Photo of a spirit medium

Sven Turck, "Levitation of a table", 1940 - 45, Gelatin silver print

Photo of a spirit medium

Sven Turck, "The medium levitating", 1940 - 45, Gelatin silver…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Amelia Earhart's final resting place believed found

Amelia Earhart The final resting place of famed aviator Amelia Earhart has long been searched for and disputed, and now (conveniently just in time for the Earhart biopic that opened last weekend), Richard Gillespie, author and executive of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes there is enough evidence to suggest that Earhart may have crash landed on a tiny coral atoll, Nikumaroro, in the island nation of Kiribati, some 300 miles southeast of Earhart's target… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage - 9th Issue. TRUCKS GO TO WAR

Some of them are ugly or even scary. But it's not a question of aesthetics. They worked. They fought. They won.

1943 Dodge T207



Enjoy the slideshow:



Find more photos like this on Dieselpunks

Or browse the… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 30, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

RADIO - War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.



The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

INTERVIEW - Andii & Mister E of Ghostfire

Andii & Mister E of Ghostfire

Kicking around crypts with a gang of steamy resurrection men

www.ghostfiremusic.com



"Unmistakably British and unmistakably steampunk" (Steampunk Magazine)



Halloween time is upon us, boils and ghouls, and that means one thing. It's time we open the crypt, take up our lanterns, and peer into the darker side of… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 29, 2009 at 11:24pm — 2 Comments

Lon Chaney, Jr. - THE MAN. THE MONSTER.

Lon Chaney, Jr. - THE MAN.



Lon Chaney Jr. Lon Chaney Jr. (aka Creighton Tull Chaney) was an American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney, Sr.



Born in 1906, the younger Chaney was… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 29, 2009 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Photo of a Spirit Medium with Ectoplasm (1913)

Photo of a spirit medium

Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, "The medium Stanislawa P: emission and resorption of an ectoplasmic substance through the mouth", 23 June 1913, Gelatin silver print

Photo of a spirit medium

Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, "The medium Stanislawa P: emission and resorption of an ectoplasmic substance through the mouth", 25 January 1913, Gelatin silver…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dieselpunk Era Liners

Modern cruise ships are incredibly large, luxurious and comfortable, but charm is not their strong side. Interwar era liners are charming. Here's a short review. Let us begin with the German advertisement for the Norddeutscher Lloyd (c. 1930):

In the middle there is S.S. Columbus, originally named Hindenburg. Launched in 1914, she made her maiden voyage only in 1924:

Her sister ship was ceded to to Great…

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Added by lord_k on October 29, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Fedora Chronicles

Everyone!

Please give some love to Ren Fisk, the mastermind behind the awesome Fedora Chronicles website and forums.

Glad to have you aboard, Mr. Fisk!

Added by Tome Wilson on October 28, 2009 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

Photo of a Spirit Medium with Ectoplasm (1923)

Photo of a spirit medium

Anonymous, "The medium Ferihummer with a materialization", 1923, Gelatin silver print

Photo of a spirit medium

Anonymous, "The medium Ferihummer with a materialization", 1923, Gelatin silver…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

World War 2 Biplanes

We use to think that WW2 was a monoplanes' war. But a considerable number of biplanes took their part in air combat.

They were very different - obsolete like the Finnish (British-built) Gloster Gauntlets and brand-new Soviet Polikarpov I-153s. Most of them were fighters, but there were also bombers and attackers - like the German Henschel Hs 123. Some were carrier-based like the British Gloster Gladiator fighter and… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 28, 2009 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Seattle area deisel and steampunks

Hi everyone!

the Deadly nightshade botanical society is looking for help to make a music video in seattle. We are looking for fabulously dressed people with outfits with a distincly 20's 30's vibe, or with a steampunk moulin rouge look. the video will take place in a parisian nightclub in a time that never was. ( we will use sodo pop for this) We are also looking for photographers and videographers. participants will recieve our undying gratitude, thier fifteen minutes of fame, snacks and… Continue

Added by Dizzy on October 27, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Photo of a Spirit Medium (1931)

Photo of a spirit medium

William Hope, "Denis Conan Doyle and the spirit of his father", 1931, Gelatin silver print

Added by Tome Wilson on October 27, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments

The 1930s by Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White is a woman of many firsts. Her work covers all the aspects of the Dieselpunk Age: industry and politics, war and fashion, life of the common people and of the rulers.

She was a forerunner in the newly emerging field of photojournalism, and was the first female to be hired as such. She was the first photographer for Fortune magazine, in 1929. She was the premiere female industrial photographer, getting her start… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 27, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

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