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[TOYS] ROCKET RADIO MG-306: Pocket Transistor Radios Manufactured During the 1950’s & 1960’s

Great website focusing on the design and history of pocket transistor radios manufactured between 1954 and 1965.

Source: ROCKET RADIO MG-306

 

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[VIDEO] Cold War Archives ‘Soviet Spy School: Small Town Espionage’, 1960

Series: Moving Images Relating to Intelligence and International Relations, 1947 – 1984
Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1894 – 2002

Production Date: 1960. Scope & Content: This film discusses Soviet spy school training and covers surveillance and audio contact.

National Archives Identifier: 896138
Local Identifier: 263.3153

Series: Moving Images Relating to Intelligence and International Relations, 1947 – 1984

Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1894 – 2002

 


[VIDEO] National Archives: Communist Propaganda, 1950s

Creator(s): Central Intelligence Agency. 12/4/1981- (Most Recent)
Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1894 – 2002

Date: ca. late-1950s

Description: This film features a conversation about different forms of Communist propaganda between George V. Allen, director of the United States Information Agency, Ernest K. Lindley of Newsweek, U.S. Army Colonel John C. Weaver, U.S. Navy Captain John Leeds, U.S. Air Force Colonel Bascom Neal, and U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Raymond G. Davis. It includes several clips from Soviet propaganda films.

Local Identifier: 263.1078
National Archives Identifier: 592764

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Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in ‘To Catch A Thief’, 1955

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[PHOTOS] ‘House on Haunted Hill’, Directed by William Castle, 1959


✨Design: Illustrations of Grocery Stores✨

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Forgotten masterpiece: Original hand-colored printer’s proofs of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ from Panic #1

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Movie Poster: ‘White Christmas’, 1954

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Movie Poster: ‘I’ve Lived Before,’ Richard Bartlett, USA, 1956

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1954 Retrofuture Art from an Unexpected Source: the French Chocolatier Cantalou


[Illustration] Futuristic Mid-20th Century Modern Interior Design

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Detail from a 1958 Soviet Space Propaganda Poster

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[PHOTOS] Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’, 1958

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Original cover by Jack Davis from Tales From the Crypt #44, EC Comics, 1954

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The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

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The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was a toy produced between 1950 and 1951.  The toy allowed the user to conduct simple experiments with radioactive materials.  Kit included;

  • A Geiger counter
  • An electroscope
  • A Wilson cloud chamber
  • A spinthariscope
  • Four samples of uranium ore
  • Pb-210 lead isotope
  • Polonium
  • Ruthenium
  • Zinc
  • various other accessories

After only a year of production, the toy was pulled from the market for obvious reasons.

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Viaggio in Italia, 1954: Roberto Rossellini Cross-fades


Mr. Mercury Box Art, 1950s

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Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’


Pulp Fiction: ‘I’ll Kill You Next!’ 1954

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Poster: ‘Jazz West Coast’

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The 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner

The 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner was influenced by this concept design.


‘The Brain from Planet Arous’, 1957

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MAD Magazine #5, June-July 1953, 10¢

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Andy Warhol: Jazz Album Covers 1952-58


1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ by Pinin Farina


Belgian poster for The Deadly Mantis, 1957

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Belgian poster for The Deadly Mantis (1957)

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Popular Mechanics, March 1953

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[PHOTOS] Jackson Pollock’s House & Studio

 


Marilyn Monroe, by Milton Greene, 1953

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[PHOTO] Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. at the Premiere of Porgy and Bess, 1959

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[VIDEO] William F. Buckley Jr. Interviews Hugh Hefner on Firing Line (1966) Parts 2-6






[VIDEO] William F. Buckley Jr. Interviews Hugh Hefner on Firing Line (1966) Part 1 

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h/t Jacob Appelbaum,  Twitter

 


[PHOTO] Brigitte Bardot and Sacha Distel by Nicolas Tikhomiroff, 1958

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Nicolas Tikhomiroff –  


Vintage Toys: Space Helmet

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Japan: Calendar Art, 1951

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Pulp Fiction: ‘Beloved Traitor’

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1950 published as Lady, Toll That Bell

1960 republished with this new title

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[PHOTO] Doris Day, Halloween

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Thomas Hart Benton: Texas Panhandle

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Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), Texas Panhandle, Route #66, c.1953. Oil on board, 7 x 10 in.


‘Machines of the Future’: Illustrations from the Encyclopédie de La Vitesse, 1956

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The Machines Of The Future (Top), The Automobile Of The Future (Bottom) – Illustrations from the French, Encyclopedia Of Speed (Encyclopédie de La Vitesse), 1956. (via Agence Eureka)


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