September 29, 2007


I was going through the blog, checking out the links to make sure they are all in working order. I discovered that the GOOGIE's post had the wrong url. Not sure how it even got there, but now it is all set correctly.

Lotta Living Board

This site has a forum for topics that are related to (according to it) mid century modern lifestyle, design, art, furniture and architecture. Note that their links have not been updated in a long time. Their board is current though.

East Europe Stop Motion Animation

* Update: March 28 2008. Link is no longer valid.
* Update 1/3/10: link is back.

Amazing stop motion animation clips from East Europe. I thought they were impressive.


Putt Putt to the Pizza Hut

A funny commercial about a guy who drives in a 1965 Mustang Jr. to pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut. On his way, he gets into funny situations, such as running over someone's foot (seemingly unaware). A bunch of people end up chasing after him all the way to Pizza Hut. After picking up the pizza he drives back home, with the people still chasing him. Once they are all at his house, they open the pizza's box.. you'll have to watch it to find out what happened.

September 28, 2007

1950's Slang

Slang from the 50's


I have visited the museum, and I recommend visiting it, especially if you love PEZs. This is a small museum, but they have some amazing historical stuf like protos, PEZ machines and the original ones from decades ago.

There is also a collector site with info about the Pezamania convention.

Old Time Radio Shows

Some classic free radio shows for those days before the tv became popular back in the 1950's. They sure had some great shows back then. You can listen to ton of radio shows for free.

September 27, 2007

Feeling Retro

Feeling Retro is a nice looking blog that focuses mainly on toys & games of from the 60's and the 70's. It's not an extensive site, but it is all about having fun!

1960'S Slang

Slang from the 60's

NOTE: there is some vulgarity here.


Googie is a "colorful" space age architecture style that was common during the 1950's and 1960's. The Googie pop-culture started at the post-WWII car culture. You can still see Googie architectural icons around the US, even though many structures were demolished.

September 26, 2007


Doo Wop was the new genre of a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music. The focus of this site is on the Wildwood's resort Doo Wop Preservation League is a non profit organization. Their purpose is, according to them, "to foster awareness and appreciation of the popular culture and imagery of the 1950's and 1960's and to promote the "Doo WOP" resort architecture".

A Shelter for Cows In 1963

In 1963 the Roberts Dairy Company and the Office of Civil Defense wanted to conduct an experiment to see if the cows would survive a nuclear attack. So the farm built a special huge concrete shelter under the dairy farm at Elkhorn. It was big enough to house over 200 cows and a few bulls. The experiment included 35 cows, a bull and two students. So basically, one of the things that the Office of Civil Defense and the farm wanted to find out, is if the cows' milk will be affected by living underground. Well, more info is in these sites. I included two links.

The actual url is too long for me to post. When you go to this site, choose "sheltering cows" from the left column under "Civil Defense".

This is the farm's site:

Where is Your Lunch Box?

Do you remember which lunch box you has? The classic lunch boxes were the best! They don't make them like they used to anymore. I wish I had saved mine. I don't even know what happened to it. Drat! Don't forget to check out the scrap book and slide show.

September 25, 2007

Breakfast Pals

I was hoping to post the video in my blog, but have not been able to position it correctly. Arggh.. So here is the image only. So I'm just gonna post the link here. This is a 1939 Rice Krispies commercial. The fact thst this is in color from an era that where movies were mostly black and white, and tvs were not in color yet fascinated me.
Update 1/3/10: Video was removed from YouTube

September 24, 2007

Futuristic Transportation

A virtual Futuristic Transportation Gallery from the UC of Berkeley. It's fun looking at what people thought of the technological future back in the 40's - 60's. Not all illustrations are vintage-retro, but those are the best in my opinion.

The Toy Encyclopedia!

Hey, a toy encyclopedia! There is uUnfortunately no board games section. I would have love to see a picture of Staying Alive. and Connect Four. I almost always won that game. Grin. Steve Austin doll from The Six Million Dollar Man is in there. It was one of my all time favorite show back in the 70's. Some of the other nostalgic toys include are Pet Rocks, GI Joe, Rock'em Sock'em Robots, Clackers, and more.

The picture is of the orange cat from the Googlies family. The Googlies family was made in 1966. You can find further info in the Toy Encylopedia site.

Do You Remember?

A nostalgia from United Kingdom. It's interesting to see what fads were popular in Europe vs the US. Of course, there are some fads that are all the same Rubik's Cube, for example.

Now I wonder about the rest of the world...

Janis Joplin - Woodstock

From Woodstock: Janis Joplin was a truly amazing singer. Sometimes, I wonder, what if she was still alive.
Update 1/3/10: The video was removed from the site

Let's Go To The Diner!

I have not checked every single picture, there are quite many of them here. But it seems to me that most of them are still open. I am a big fan of diners. I do recognize the Fog City Diner in SF, they have mostly sea food.

However, it suprised me that Mel's Diner isn't listed here. I am guessing that it is probably one of the most famous diners in this country (maybe even around the world?) thanks to the movie American Graffiti. The diner used in the movie is located in SF.

Mel's Diner website

On another note. Those who have watched Seinfeld might remember the diner in the show (Munson Diner). It has closed, and is no longer located in NYC. The diner was moved to Liberty, NY (near Catskills). Check the blog below for pictures of the move.
Update 1/3/10: link expired.

September 23, 2007

ROUTES 40 and 66

Thought that I'd post link for famous routes from the 1950's. Route 40 is 3,222 miles between San Francisco to Atlantic City. According to this site, the mid 1950's were known as the Golden Age of Automobiling.

Update 1/3/10: link expired. But still exist as:

Judging from the amount of links that I have encountered at Google, I'd say that Route 66 is probably the most famous of them at all. I picked two links that I liked.

Bunch of entertaining postcards here

The Museum of Broadcast Communications

This museum is located in NYC. Its name says it all. I visited it about 7 years ago and enjoyed it. If you are visiting the city, I recommend that you to drop by the museum.

Pop Culture Junk Mail Blog

Gael is an entertainment editor for She has some pretty entertaining retro and odd stuff links on her blog. She has some neat stuff.


Newsbreak: I'd like to announce that I have started a second blog for cartoons links. I figured that since I have so many links, I might as well start a blog specifically for cartoons instead of squeezing them here. Currently, it is in the process of being built up. I'll post a link for it once it's up and running.

The Linkster