Hello September! you are officially here and I’m sadly wearing a sweater as I write this blog post. Sigh..summer I know your technically still on the calendar but weather wise you are not (at least not in Toronto). I’m so sad, so I’m going to ease my sorrow by looking back at (and sharing with you) some of my favorite vintage online articles and videos that have kept me company on summer road trips and vacations.
Inside the House of Dior: A Models Memories by Emily Stewart
About: An exhibition celebrating the work of French fashion legend Christian Dior has opened at the National Gallery of Victoria this week. Lateline’s Emily Stewart caught up with Svetlana Lloyd, who worked for the designer as a house model in his Paris showroom in the 1950s.
The celebrity basset hound that charmed 1950s America by Mashable
The Star Weekly at War– Blog Post by Elinor Florence
Lindy Hop to the Max! This is one of the best dance videos I have ever seen! Taken at the recent Camp Hollywood and National Jitterbug Championships in LA. Devote 8 mins to this video you will not regret it.
Glenn Miller Book Clears RAF of Accidentally Killing Band Leader by The Guardian
About: The death of Glenn Miller has been one of the enduring unsolved mysteries of the second world war. The US musician’s aircraft vanished over the Channel without trace in 1944 after leaving a British airbase for France. The disappearance of the hottest big-band leader of the era has provoked numerous theories, some wild, with a long-held claim that his plane was brought down by RAF Lancasters jettisoning their bombs over the English Channel.
But that latter theory has been challenged by new research.
1940s Decorating Inspiration with Vintage Advertising by Retro Planet
The Great 78 Project Lets You Download Songs Digitized from 78 RPM Records
Listen to an example below of the ‘Sugar Foot Stomp’ by Connie’s Inn Orchestra
“They told me that I couldn’t join the Army because they figured it was too rough for women, so I joined the Navy.” The Story of Ruth McMillan by The Memory Project.
Why is the Online Vintage Community So Important? Blog post by Lovebirds Vintage
This is not a vintage article or video but still super fun and worth the click. Toronto Archives Flickr Collection of Images Featuring Rules & Regulations.
And that is it for my online summer reads & videos of 2017, I hope you enjoyed my finds as much as I did friends!
Question Time: Do you have a favorite vintage article you read or video you watched that caught your eye? If so share in the comments below!