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Scott's Article – September 2010 Archive (3)

1948 Crosley Car Brochure Gallery

I've uploaded a 1948 Crosley Car brochure with some really nice automotive illustrations.

Crosley Motors Incorporated was created by Powel Crosley Jr. in 1939. Before that he had built his fortune making affordable radios. Rumor has it that he was disturbed by the $120 price tag for a radio he was going to buy for his son, so he set out to create a radio that anybody could afford, which he did. The average price of a Crosley radio was $7. He later moved on to refrigerators, and then… Continue

Added by Scott on September 30, 2010 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

The Halls of Ivy - Listen and Download

Hi Everybody,

I'm not sure if this is dieselpunk or not but I'll risk it to tell you about one of my favorite radio shows "The Halls of Ivy". "The Halls of Ivy" ran from 1950-1952 and stared Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume. It was created by Don Quinn, one of the co-cretors/writers of Fibber McGee & Molly. What separated this show from most radio comedies of the day was that it was a "smart" program. Don't get me wrong I like the sound of stuff falling out the closet on Fibber… Continue

Added by Scott on September 13, 2010 at 4:03am — 2 Comments

Out of this World Adventures - Issues 1 & 2

I found this at the Digital Comic Museum and thought it was kind of cool, and unusual. Here's brief description from the scanner.

A little word on this book... It was an experiment in publishing, combining pulp sci-fi prose stories with comics. It is in the pulp fiction format (132 pages) with 32 of those pages being comics. Art is by Joe Kubert and John Giunta, and the prose… Continue

Added by Scott on September 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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