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December 2011 Articles (51)

The Poet of Speed: Géo Ham

This French artist, aviator and race driver perfectly captured and expressed the Diesel Era spirit.

A range of opinions*:

  • "The most remarkable painter of the motoring world" (L'Automobiliste, Editions Maeght, December 1985)
  • "Among the poster artists of the interwar period, Géo Ham comes at the top of the pile and has…
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Added by lord_k on December 6, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

How to write a noir novel

It's like a recipe. First, you need all the proper ingredients...

Added by Stefan on December 5, 2011 at 6:04pm — 2 Comments

Military Antiques Museum Logo

Logo I created for the Military Antiques and Museum in Petaluma, CA.

Added by Lejon Astray on December 5, 2011 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Cap'n's Cabaret #13: Casablanca Casbah

Of all the Gin Joints in all the countries of all the world, you walked into mine. Here...Casablanca, French Morocco, paradise lost.

Paris has fallen, and that hardly amounts to a hill of beans in this crazy world. A man's got to do what a man's got to do...and for me, that's keep this joint runnin' and keep my own neck out…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 3, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Giorgio Moroder Presents: Metropolis

In the mid-1980s producer Giorgio Moroder released a highly controversial version of the silent movie era classic: Metropolis. According to Wikipedia:

In 1984, a new restoration and edit of the film was made by Giorgio Moroder, a music producer who specialized in pop-rock soundtracks for motion pictures. Moroder's version of the film introduced a new contemporary pop music soundtrack for the film. Although it restored a number of previously missing scenes and plot details…

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Added by Larry on December 3, 2011 at 8:28pm — 7 Comments

Killer Serials - The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)

On Killer Serials, we showcase the pulpy short films that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

Today, we're watching chapter one from Republic Films' The Fighting Devil Dogs.

What you need to know about The Fighting Devil Dogs

Released in 1938, The Fighting Devil Dogs is a twelve chapter serial where two Marines are charged with saving the world from "The Lightning," a costumed super villain…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 3, 2011 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Rendez-Vous

I leave to all the talented story tellers on Dieselpunks.org to write the matching noir scenario... and to every one to think about his own !

Added by Stefan on December 3, 2011 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

S.A.M. #23: Avia B. 35/135

Instead of being an opponent of the German Bf-109 this sleek fighter became its ally.

The Avia B.35 was a fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia shortly before World War II. It was designed to meet a 1935 requirement by the Czechoslovakian Air Force for a replacement for their B-534 fighter biplanes. The B.35 was an elegant, low-wing monoplane with…

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Added by lord_k on December 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage #115: Volkhart Sagitta

This compact streamliner appeared in the most inappropriate year - 1944

Based on the KdF-Wagen Typ 60, aka VW Beetle, it was designed by K.C. Volkhart as a fast courier car for Luftwaffe (German Air Force). Body, designed by Baron Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld, was built…

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Added by lord_k on December 2, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Russian Retro-Future

Tehnika Molodezhi

The Soviet era (1918-1991) was a time of huge upheaval, but was also a period that produced some of the most radical and memorable printed…

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Added by John L. Sands on December 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Knights of the Air - Making the most of life between missions

Aviators on both sides lived more comfortably than soldiers in the trenches. At best, home might be a commandeered chateau where wine, cooks, batmen*, and a range of sporting activities made for a highly civilized life during wartime.

To unwind, the airmen read books, wrote letters, listened to music, and made their own entertainment. For example, some squadrons became famous for boisterous parties; others organized variety shows.

Whenever possible, the airmen sought the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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