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.
Tag: World War II
"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
About a year ago I received a somewhat battered copy of the January 27, 1961 issue of LIFE magazine. The main subject of the magazine was the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Because today is Kennedy’s 100th birthday, I decided to post a few highlights from this neat antique. In the words of Marilyn … Continue reading LIFE magazine, January 27, 1961.
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.
The National World War II Memorial (2004) in Washington D.C.; posted in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII on September 2, 1945.
For the first time in 70 years there are no World War II veterans serving in Congress. http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/12/09/369663245/congress-says-goodbye-to-its-last-world-war-ii-vets
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, here is the December 19, 1941 issues of United States News (now U.S. News & World Report). Full of news about the war and its effects on the country; plus political cartoons, editorials and war-themed advertising.