She’s going to grow up to be a real heart breaker. Look at that face!
Lili says goodbye, a scene from the 1953 Oscar winning film Lili starring Lesli Caron and Mel Ferrer. A musical fable based on a Paul Gallico story.
Leslie Caron is amazing
One of our customers brought her father’s old Barbour waxed cotton jacket in to our office the other day. She originally asked for some information on the repair services, but we were so excited to see the beautifully aged waxed cotton and the old hardware on it, and totally started geeking out on the details (this Border jacket had the different snap buttons and the chunky YKK top pull tab instead of the Barbour ring pull tab that they use now. ) and the special repair kit that came with it.
I especially like this catalog that came in the Thornfroof Repair Kit. Did you know Barbour made that canvas tote bag and the matching thermos (above)? How cute!!!
The repair kit is no longer available sadly, but of course, Barbour offers a comprehensive reproofing, repair and alteration service for Barbour Wax garments. (Find our more on their official website.)
“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states.
Does anyone else watch this late at night on PBS?
I get caught by it so often, and before I know it it’s 3am and I’m watching Dick Proenneke carve a spoon from a wood scrap. The part where he captures a wolverine playing in the snow is one of my favourite moments on film ever.
Colours on the Thames (1935)
A rare colour snapshot of the Thames and London in the 1930s, using the Gasparcolor system.
Gasparcolor was a colour film system, developed in 1933 by the Hungarian chemist Dr. Bela Gaspar. It used a subtractive 3-color process on a single film strip, one of the earliest to do so. During the 1930s and 1940s, it was used primarily in animation. (Wikipedia)
- (You can watch over 1200 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the BFI Mediatheque.)
My recent favorite Flickr page by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, who is a historical consultant living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
I love her 1930′s life style, and she has some amazing collections of vintage photos on her site.
Check out her Flickr.
Also visit her company’s website “the Historical Consultancy 30-45“, a unique advice service about life in the first half of the 20th century and especially the years 1930 – 1945.
I received an e-mail from this foundation, I thought that I would share it with you because they make really great products, and it’s a good cause. Two for two if you are a dog owner.
Hunter is not a rescue, and if you look through the found my animal site you will see that nary an English bulldog can be found. My first dog ever was a rescue. The day after we took her home was to be her last day on earth. She was an amazing dog with a not so amazing name. I was 7 and had the ‘Lady and the tramp’ audio book which inspired me to name her ‘Lady’.