Monday, November 7, 2011

1951 Chevy Deluxe - 2 Door Hardtop - For Sale !!

As many of you may already know, I have a gorgeous 1951 Chevy Deluxe just sitting in TX waiting for my return. Her name is Nancy, and she is QUITE the looker... ;)

Here is the Ad on eBay:
eBay - 1951 Chevy Deluxe - 2 Door Hardtop

Unfortunately- for Nancy at least, I don't have any plans to return to Austin ...

And as much as I would love to bring her out to San Francisco, the poor girl simply can't be parked on the street and driven up some of the steepest hills in the city to my house in the Twin Peaks area.

She's just too fancy / too valuable to be treated like that. So I've decided to find her a new home. If any of you know of anyone looking for a gorgeous classic car, feel free to have them shoot me a quick email!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some Say Disney World is the Most Magical Place on Earth ... I say Coney Island.

Circa 1950-something...

I'm not kidding. You may have been out there a time or two in the last 10 years or so, but what you see now is definitely not what used to be.

What used to be was one of the most entertaining spots on earth! People flocked from all over the world to experience the thrilling rides, intriguing freak shows and all too famous hot dogs.

Yes. I would give my right arm to insert myself into one of the photographs below. I think this looks like a rockin' good time. Know what I mean, jelly bean?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Angie Pontani. Too Cute For Words.

Rather than write a bunch of dribble about how fantastic a burlesque performer Angie really is ... how about we just watch a little footage, eh?

I will say, I think she's the cutest thing since mini-cupcakes.
Enjoy! I think this could stand to make any man a Mets fan. ;)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Diane Naegel Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

This evening I was looking online for video coverage from the New York Burlesque Festival this past weekend, and came to learn that Diane Naegel lost her battle with breast cancer on September 25th.

Diane was 31 years old, yet already the publisher and designer of "Zelda - The Magazine of Vintage Nouveau." She was an incredible fashionista, and vintage aficionado who moved to New York City, met the love of her life - photographer and fiance Don Spiro - and ultimately made a name for herself in the community with the creation of Zelda and the Wit's End art deco / jazz soirees about town once a month.

She was known for "Always looking like a diva, but never acting like one." Now, that's a lesson for all the ladies. ;)
Jo Weldon, with the New York School of Burlesque will be hosting
burlesque classes for breast cancer patients and survivors starting December 4th, 2011, at the Wild Project in Diane's honor.

My heart goes out to Diane's family and friends. New York lost a very special gem this past week, and this crazy modern world lost a soul who truly appreciated the beauty and class of the past in a way that so often falls on deaf ears. So incredibly sad to lose someone so young, so talented and so beautiful.

Friday, September 30, 2011

I Haven't Even Read it Yet ... And I've Already "Liked" it on Facebook.

The End of Everything - Megan Abbott.
Like it Here.
Buy it Now. 

Megan Abbott, who I have definitely blogged about before, is an incredible author introduced to me by my dear friend Betsy. The majority of her books take place in the "Golden Age of Hollywood" ... but this book is set in the 80's, following the disappearance of a young girl in a suburban neighborhood, and her best friend who sets off in pursuit of answers to the mystery.

Her books are ALWAYS thrilling, and never lead you down the path you anticipate. I, for one, am super stoked to get this book in the mail.

More to come when I've finished it! ... ;)

Other favorites include ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rare Bettie Page Photos

 I watched the Notorious Bettie Page the other night ... again ... and decided to do some good old fashioned "Google Research" on rare photos of the my favorite Pin-Up model. I think these are pretty incredible. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Brooklyn Legend - Patricia Hardy Dies at 80

One gorgeous woman, and one gorgeous woman alone has held the title of not only "Miss Coney Island" but also "Miss Brooklyn, "Miss Lowes" and "Miss Press Photographer of NY." Talk about a Brooklyn icon. And one incredible Irish-American beauty!

The unforgettable Miss Patricia Hardy has passed on, leaving us memories of Coney Island from days gone by, and the Brooklyn of the 1950's.

Her husband, veteran actor Richard Egan, was yet another Hollywood icon whom she met on set in 1956 and married in 1958. Not a bad lookin' fella' if I do say so myself.

Her Big Screen appearances included "Girls in the Night (1953) and Don’t Knock the Rock (1956) and TV gigs included Schlitz Playhouse (in an installment opposite James Dean), The Loretta Young Show, Lassie, Mike Hammer, State Trooper and Perry Mason."

Hardy also performed with famous NY comedians such as Jimmy Durante and
Danny Thomas at the famed Copacabana nightclub in New York City.

Beautiful, talented AND funny?? What a dame!
Brooklyn misses you already Patricia. RIP.
Here's to riding that big "Cyclone" in the sky!