The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
In the 1946 film, The Killers, Ava Gardner first appeared sitting at a piano wearing a black satin gown with a halter-styled bodice. Costume designer Vera West’s vision stood throughout the film up until the last minute.
Ava Lavinia Gardner (1922–1990) was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946).
Would you say that this queer-looking contraption was a jet-propelled life raft, a plane fuselage flying without wings, or some other super-secret, odd invention just released for public view? Perhaps, if you turn the picture upside down and think of reflections on water as you reexamine it, you will be able to tell. It’s the conning tower of a German submarine sunk alongside its dock at Hamburg. Note the radar antenna. Lt. Arthur L. Schoeni, of the Navy Department, sent the photo in.
A group of “Harvey Girls”, new waitresses for Fred Harvey’s pioneering chain of Harvey House restaurants, travels on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad to the western town of Sandrock. On the trip, they meet Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) who is traveling to the same town to marry the man whose beautiful letters she received when she answered a “lonely hearts” ad. Unfortunately, when she gets there, the man turns out to be an “old coot” who doesn’t match up at all to her expectations. 1946 (The Red List)