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RIP Lena Horne

Farewell to an intelligent, brave, beautiful and oh so talented lady. A true icon of the diesel era, Lena Horne.

Here's an excerpt from the Wiki article during the diesel era:

In the fall of 1933, Horne joined the chorus line of the Cotton Club in New York City. In the spring of 1934, she had a featured role in the Cotton Club Parade. A few years later she joined Noble Sissle's…


Added by Larry on May 10, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments


I just learned of this book, which seems to speak to dieselpunk: "The Philosophy of Neo-Noir" edited by Mark T Conrad. Has anyone read it? I plan to buy it.…


Added by Larry on May 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Dieselpunk Dr Who

Here in the States we're finally getting to see the Dr Who episode "Victory of the Daleks." According to the BBC:

The Doctor has been summoned by his old friend Winston Churchill but in the Cabinet War Rooms, far below the streets of blitz-torn London, he finds his oldest enemy waiting for him... The Daleks are back! And can Churchill really be in league with them?…


Added by Larry on May 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Dieselpunk Wiki Article

This is a cross posting from the Dieselpunk group.

It seems to me that we need a good article dedicated to dieselpunk in

Wikipedia. Currently if you search the keyword "dieselpunk" in Wiki you

just get it as a derivative in the article "Cyberpunk derivatives:"


"Initially proposed as a genre by the creators of the role-playing…

Added by Larry on May 1, 2010 at 8:22pm — 15 Comments

Time Magazine: Visions of Victory

Time magazine is out with a special issue titled: "Visions of Victory: America's Triumph in World War II." I bought it today and it's just full of amazing photos and articles about the war. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in WWII,

Added by Larry on April 24, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments


I mentioned in the Philosophy and Debate Group http://www.dieselpunks.org/group/debate that I've updated my blog with the first of the two proposed dieselpunk political movements. I've cross posted here because I thought others might want to check it out because in this entry I have a guest writer that you may all know. http://dieselpunk44.blogspot.com/…


Added by Larry on April 18, 2010 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Nazi Art

I just found this site, which I'm sure is Russian, that has a large amount of German art from the Nazi era.

There are many other paintings at the site. One might be a little by surprised what the… Continue

Added by Larry on April 12, 2010 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

First Washateria

In April of 1934 the first Laundromat opened in Fort Worth, TX.

Added by Larry on April 8, 2010 at 10:58pm — 2 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.…


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


My wife and I just watched Cabaret on DVD. In many way I would say that it's dieselpunk. It seems to have the three elements that I mentioned at my blog (contemporary, decodence, and irreverence). An excellent movie. Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies was wonderful and Liza Minnelli was just so sexy. And the ending was so ominous. A dieselpunk masterpiece.

Added by Larry on March 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Heavy Metal (1981) "B-17"

Thinking back to my contact with my old friend (I mentioned this in Off Topic) reminded me of when we went to see Heavy Metal at the drive-in. Sitting in the back of a pick-up getting wasted on homemade daiquiris that we had mixed up in large coolers before hand. (Ah good times.)

Back on topic. Does anyone recall the segment "B-17"? Very Dieselpunk. …


Added by Larry on March 11, 2010 at 11:01pm — 5 Comments

Congress Honors Female WWII Pilots

Congress finally honored WWII women pilots today.

Added by Larry on March 10, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Ingloriorius Bastards

My wife just watched Inglourious Bastards on DVD and I can say that it's very dieselpunk. In addition to having the two mandatory elements I mention in my blog it has a heavy dose of irreverence (the Spaghetti Western theme is great) but it also rewrites history (certainly a feature found in a lot of Punk genre). While it's rather violent (which one should expect from a Quentin Tarantino movie) it's very, very good. …


Added by Larry on March 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments


I don't know if it's been posted here before. My wife and I just watched Flyboys on DVD and I think it's really a great movie. I highly recommend it.

Added by Larry on March 5, 2010 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Wreck of 1930s flying aircraft carrier dubbed 'historic'

I just learned about this on Brass Goggles.

"The US government has added the crash site of the most powerful flying aircraft carrier ever built to the National Register of Historic Places, 75 years after the event."

To read the whole article:…


Added by Larry on March 1, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Raising Them Right

I found this picture at a site selling military gear and couldn't help but think here is the next generation of dieselpunk.

This is from the site: http://www.military-jackets.com/index.asp

Added by Larry on February 25, 2010 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

WWII Technical Database

I just found a site with some great drawings and details of WWII weapons, artillery, bombers and such. Some examples are:

The site is WWII…


Added by Larry on February 24, 2010 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Iwo Jima

On this day, Feb 23, in 1945 the US flag was raised on Iwo Jima.

Added by Larry on February 23, 2010 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

WWII Nose Art

I just found this and thought others would enjoy it as well.

Added by Larry on February 21, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Coney Island 1939

Here's a the newsreel on Coney Island,which was made in 1939 though is sometimes mistakenly listed as Coney Island of the 1940s. I found the video fascinating. For some reason I couldn't get the embed to work so I've include a link.

Added by Larry on February 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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