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Art Deco Web Site

I found this site earlier today and found it to be a very interesting resource on Art Deco: Art Deco Style - The Ultimate Guide to Art Deco.

The site covers the definition of Art Deco, fashion, art, jewelry, interior design and much more.

Added by Larry on November 30, 2010 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

Noir of the Week

I just came across this blog "Noir of the Week." Every week the blogger, Steve O, reviews a different film noir. According to the blog the owner Steve O also manages the official message board for the Film Noir Foundation.

Added by Larry on November 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Texas Museum of Automotive History

Yesterday, 11/24/10, my wife and I visited the new Texas Museum of Automotive History located in the historic Dallas Fair Park grounds. They have an amazing collection of classic cars and the staff were fantastic. They showed a true love of cars and treated us as welcomed guests. It was a fantastic experiance and if you ever come this way you need to visit this museum. The web site is http://www.tmah.org/…


Added by Larry on November 24, 2010 at 2:41pm — 3 Comments

Interview: Toby Lawhon of Marquis of Vaudeville

Toby Lawhon of Marquis of Vaudeville


Toby Lawhon The band Marquis of Vaudeville has a strong following in the North Texas steampunk community as well as having received positive attention and review on the national level. In this interview Toby Lawhon, lead singer for the band, discusses… Continue

Added by Larry on November 5, 2010 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Famous Diesel Era Movie Images/ Posters

I just found this site. It's called Cinema is Dope. It has quite a few stills and posters from 1920s - 2000's. Obviously we here are going to be interested in the 1920's - 1940's.

Here's an example of the great stuff one will find there.
~ Larry

Added by Larry on November 3, 2010 at 9:02pm — 3 Comments


I found this advertisement and thought it was funny as hell. I figured others would like it too.

Added by Larry on October 30, 2010 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Interview: Doug Bell of the Bellevue Cadillac

Bellevue Cadillac

Interview with Doug Bell, Founder of the Bellevue Cadillac

Bellevue Cadillac is one of the leading bands of the retro-swing movement. The band was previously nominated for seven Grammy nominations in addition to being nominated for the upcoming Grammy's. Their music has appeared in numerous shows such as The Sopranos and Brotherhood. I was extraordinarily lucky to recently have an… Continue

Added by Larry on October 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Dizzy Gillespie

As anyone who would have used Google today would probably know today, October 21st, would have been the birthday of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie.

According to Wikipedia: "Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford…


Added by Larry on October 21, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

First Wireless Phone?

This was posted on Facebook and I couldn't help but suspect the video is a hoax. Any… Continue

Added by Larry on October 12, 2010 at 7:34pm — 4 Comments

Film Noir Foundation

I recently learned of a really great non-profit organization, the Film Noir Foundation. In my opinion so much of dieselpunk theme and style is inspired by film noir.

This organization is the subject of my recent blog:…


Added by Larry on October 10, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Dieselpunk Referenced in Media

I just found this article and thought it might be good to post. Not because of the musicians, I don't recognize him, but because it mentions the term "dieselpunk."



John McLaughlin and the…


Added by Larry on October 5, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Tony Curtis

Farewell to Tony Curtis who passed away on 9/29/2010. Though his career was at the very end of the diesel era he was certainly a great actor and a man of class and sophistication.

Added by Larry on September 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Interview - Morella & The Wheels Of If

Morella & The Wheels Of If


Old World Music For A Modern Time

Morella and The Wheels Of If The band Morella & the Wheels of If is a New Orleans band formed just two years ago and has quickly gained recognition for their haunting yet beautiful style…


Added by Larry on September 10, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Liberation of Paris

Once again I found something that others may have already found. Life just released some rare unpublished photos of the liberation of Paris during WWII.

If you missed article you can read it and see the photos here.…


Added by Larry on September 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Rare Color Film of the London Blitz

Many might have seen this on the various new channels but new color footage of London during the blitz has recently been found. But just in case you've missed it:… Continue

Added by Larry on September 6, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Anniversary of Surrender of Japan Ending World War II

On this day, Sept 2 1945, Japan officially surrendered. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much.

Added by Larry on September 2, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Another Snafu

Thanks Tome for posted the last Snafu cartoon. It got me looking for more and I came across this one called "Spies" and thought others here might enjoy… Continue

Added by Larry on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

1937 Bentley

I just found this 1937 Bentley online and thought I just had to share it.

(Note: I may be wrong but I believe this is a 1938 model)…


Added by Larry on August 19, 2010 at 4:07pm — 6 Comments

Spirit of Energy of the Niagra Building

I'm sure this has been posted here before but I thought I would post it again. Not only is it cool. which is reason enough, but my wife and I used it as the cover to the programs for our Silver Anniversary Celebration that we had today.

Our theme was Art Deco. For our reception I loaded about 3 hours of retro-swing and classic swing music. Even got a few people… Continue

Added by Larry on August 14, 2010 at 10:40pm — 7 Comments

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Anyone who's looked at Google today saw that today, August 12th, is the 71st anniversary of the release of the Wizard of Oz.


Added by Larry on August 12, 2010 at 10:08pm — No Comments

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