Monday, September 8, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week is Coventry Fairchild, folk-rock femme extraordinaire!

Coventry Fairchild was the lead singer of Miami 60's folk-rock outfit The Clefs of Lavender Hill. Still in her teens, Coventry had the voice of a far more mature woman. She sang with her brother Travis, usually in duets that he wrote; the most well known of which is 'Stop, Get A Ticket'.

Here's a fab, catchy song Coventry, and her band did for Date Records, Travis wrote it!

Now check out more of the Clefs of Lavender Hill, along with a handful of other female folk-rockers, garage girls and pop princesses, on this week's Crayons To Perfume!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ruth Brown Beat Down

If you're fortunate enough to have a pair of lucky lips, you're probably safe from Ruth Brown's ferocious fists of fury.

Via the Jet magazine archives, 1954.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sax on the beach

I fully expect my blogging privileges to be revoked after that groaner.  But in the meantime, check out Louis Jordan as he throws himself a beach party of the shores of Lake Michigan, 1966. Via the JET magazine archives.  Also pictured, the "leggy lovelies" Agatha Collins, Gwendolyn Roberts and Phyllis Campbell.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jayne Mansfield Learns To Monkey

Rocky Roberts schools Jayne Mansfield on how to properly do The Monkey, June 1964. From the priceless JET archives.

Editor's note: She almost couldn't stop!!  (Thanks to Bob the Sponge)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Louis Jordan, 1954

The King Of The Jukebox auditions a new band member. Courtesy of the JET archives.

Below, Jordan can be seen still going strong in a 1966 appearance on The !!!! Beat.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wynonie Harris, 1954

No matter where he goes, no matter what he does, the law enforcement ladies want to bust up Wynonie's party! Ten hours later: "Good morning, judge!" Photo courtesy the JET archives.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wynonie Harris, 1958

From the JET archives.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


These photos were shot in 1966 at an NCO club in Amberg, Germany. Via mcbooney.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rainbow Over Texas

This photo comes to us from the 1946 Roy Rogers movie Rainbow Over Texas, which also featured Bob Nolan (vocalist for the Sons Of The Pioneers) and Sheldon Leonard, who went on to produce the Andy Griffith Show and, I think we could all agree, much more importantly, Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Kathy King, The Dallas Dazzler

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fort Worth, 1964

Via El Caganer.

A motorist gets his tank filled at a Fort Worth gas station in 1964. You used to get an awful lot for your 26.9 cents a gallon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Take The Cowgirls Bowling

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tempest Storm

Monday, January 31, 2011

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee, as seen in LIFE magazine in 1948. Photo by Alan Grant.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Damn right, I'll Buy A Freezer From You

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dig In!

Knickerbocker Hotel, 1741 Ivar Avenue, Hollywood.

"The Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel broke ground yesterday (6/8/55) for its new Sun and Cabana Club to be constructed adjoining the hotel. Participating in the rites were: (left to right) Herman B. Sarno, hotel president; Film starlets Heidi Heidemann, Beverly Anderson, and Kathy Marlowe; Comedian Jack Carson; Film Actress Connie Towers; and Singing star Byron Palmer."


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ichiban Caption Contest!

It's time for an Ichiban Caption Contest! If you win, you will receive an Ichiban Prize Pack that is guaranteed to make you the envy of all your friends and neighbors. Leave your caption in the comments section. If you're truly comically gifted, feel free to enter multiple times.

Ichiban hostess Debbie D is the judge and the deadline is Monday at noon.

Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department, Georgia State University.

Editor's Note:  Please, keep it classy

And the winner is: 

That picture doesn't need a caption!!

Sent in by Eegah!! and Tabonga!

Congratulations and thanks for entering. 

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome To Los Angeles

Nineteen-year-old Austrian actress Romy Schneider arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, January 26, 1958.

Unlike most Los Angeles visitors, she was greeted by Iron Eyes Cody, who crowned her with an elaborate Indian headdress. Los Angeles Examiner, via the USC Digital Library.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving @ Last Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, 1951

"Last Frontier Hotel. Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanksgiving. Las Vegas, Nev. -- Pretty Joan Manning didn't have the heart to kill this turkey at the Last Frontier Village so she decided to make a pet of it and eat hamburger for Thanksgiving." Via the USC archives.