In the spring of 1933, Walt Disney released what unexpectedly became one of his studio's biggest hits, Three Little Pigs. The short cartoon, and the original song it contained, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, became smash hits. The story of these pigs literally keeping the wolf away from their door and their defiant song connected with … Continue reading Pigs in a Parody.
"D-Day" (1944) by Nat King Cole. Released just one month after the event in question. It's surprisingly upbeat for a song about D-Day, but its supposed to be a homefront morale booster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0irlQbonhU
Easter Yeggs (1947) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kdw23
Bad Luck Blackie (1949) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39wwu2
These are some scans of an old news magazine from 1941 that I bought at an antique store some years back. I'm reposting them to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into World War II, events which were naturally the top stories in the December 19, … Continue reading Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary.
Unfortunate news. I liked that downtown Spokane had an old-fashioned '50s-style department store still operating when most similar stores closed their doors decades ago. One of the things I love about Spokane is that old-timey stuff like this sticks around for so long. At least it seems that the old building will stick around, albeit … Continue reading RIP Downtown Spokane Macy’s (1914-2016)
Kenworthy Theater, Moscow, Idaho. Built in 1926, remodeled in 1949.