Monday, December 27, 2010

The Lincoln Tunnel

In 1937, the Lincoln Tunnel in New York opened to traffic, passing 1.5 miles under the Hudson River and connecting Weehawken, N.J., and Manhattan in New York City. The Tunnel was designed by Othmar H. Ammann, designer of many of the 20th century's greatest bridges including several in New York.

Construction on the Tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River and connects New York's Manhattan with New Jersey's Weehawken, began in 1934 and cost $75,000,000. In its first year of service the Tunnel didn't experience a great deal of use, and just 1.8 million cars passed through the 8,200-foot Tunnel or 3.5 cars per minute. An explanation for this fact was certainly that there weren't nearly as many cars in the 1930s, and the arrival of the Second World War, limited resources and a rationing cut into the overall traffic, as well.

The case is altogether different today with Tunnel traffic. Two more lanes were opened in 1945, with another two built and pressed into service a dozen years later. As part of I-495, the Lincoln Tunnel regularly sees more than 120,000 cars pass through each day or 83.3 cars per minute.

A second tube of the Lincoln Tunnel to the north of the first was opened on 1 Feb 1945, and a third tube was added south of the first on 25 May 1957, making it the world's only three-tube underwater tunnel for vehicles.

Hubba, Hubba

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WHAM-O Does It Again!

There are few identifiable toys that have transcended beyond the passage of time, and are able to retain notoriety despite all the other competitive products to contend with today. The Frisbee is one such product that is both incredibly simple, and a great deal of fun to play.

The Frisbee has origins with William Russel Frisbie who founded the "Frisbie Pie Company" in 1895 at Bridgeport Connecticut. The pie tins were imprinted with the name, Frisbie.

Round about 1948 an innovator and building inspector, Fred Morrison, created a refined plastic version of the frisbie when he viewed hungry college students throwing and tossing the Frisbie Pie Company empty pie tins and enjoying endless hours of game and sport. Interesting side note: Vintage Allies (VAV!) has secured an insiders' illuminating scoop that inventions were prolific in the Morrison family. Morrison's father, also an inventor, invented the automotive sealed-beam headlight.

The first concept of Fred Morrison's flying disc, which he named the "Whirlo-Way, was a tribute to the 1941 Triple Crown winning race horse, Whirlway.

The Frisbee was an "aerodynamic toy to be thrown through the air ... in throwing games." Described as a saucer shaped throwing implement with a series of concentric discontinuities adjacent the rim on its convex side. These molded rings were designed to provide "an interfering effect on the airflow over the implement and create a turbulent unseparated boundary layer over the top of the implement reducing aerodynamic drag." Translation: Vintage fun.

Morrison then sold his product to WHAM-O® in 1955 where it was introduced to the consumer market in 1957 as the Pluto Platter™ (the name inspired by the country's obsession with Unidentified Flying Objects). The Pluto Platter was modified in 1958 and renamed the FRISBEE® disc. In 1964, the first professional model went on sale. Wham-O sold over one hundred million units before the selling the toy to Mattel in the 1990s

A milestone in Frisbee history was made December 26, 1967, when a group of high school students in Maplewood, New Jersey, invented the 'Ultimate Frisbee', a new sport blending football, soccer and basketball .

The U.S. Navy spent almost $400,000 in 1968 to study Frisbees in wind tunnels, tracking their flights with computers and cameras, and building a special Frisbee-launching machine on top of a Utah cliff to test a prototype flare launcher.

Through the decades, the Frisbee has become an American icon.

Note: Whatever happened to the grand and original Frisbie Pie Company? They closed their doors in 1958. Stall Count!

Hubba, Hubba

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Hither and Yon Our 1947 Woodie Exponentially Roams!

Hither and yon our 1947 Woodie exponentially roams
ever so far from our home(s) ! 

The miles upon miles upon miles tipple behind us!

Gentle readers?
 Do you have your art hats on?!

The next slippery slope were
slipping into from the high dive is
IS?  IS?  IS?
(Titillation builds here!)


National Musuem Of American Illustration

Here?  You'll be amazed to see an art collection primarily from the 'Golden Age of American Illustration'!  Also, darlings?  You'll see exhibits of American illustration from all periods, styles and kinds.

Would you be still, my foolish heart?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Off The Beaten 1947 Woodie Route

Gentle Readers?  Could IT possibly BE?
Is THAT Quite The Stir Bungalow, Gettysburg, PA
straight ahead and locked in my vintage sights?


Looks Like IT IS TIME...
HIGH Time to take another Break from our 1947s Woodie Route!  We're headed, full tilt onto the 1940s Bungalow...Quite The Stir Bungalow. 
 (Alright, I'll admit I AM shamelessly sharing this delicious cinema below, but you would too!)

This Cinema (You-Tube of today)
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Chek it? This Gel is going astronomic.  Really!

I Simply DO adore this particular Group of Team Members with all of a Bungalow Gels' Heart.

Hubba, Hubba
Hugs 'n Kisses

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I SO Want To Express MYSELF At The Carnivals!

1937 Tilt-a-Wheel

Gentle Readers?
"I SO Want To Express Myself At The Carnivals"!

Don't you simply just reach Dizzying Heights
thinking about the pleasures of
good old fashioned American
Carnivals, Fairs, Church Socials, Cake Walks
and Cat Walks?
(Well, maybe not actually cat walks, but it could happen, pon my words!)

As promised in "yon early on" Blog...
We're pulling the brakes on this now FULL ON and IN progress
1947 All American Woodie Road Trip!
Mind you now, we're aborting our post on the road temporarily, momentarily...all with the good intentions of
enthusing fun, thrills, chills, delight
AND American history into the hearts of goodness... everywhere!

Well, stars, let's do start with my passion (fey who knew?)...the carnival!

Primarily and substantially speaking as tho I know for positively sure,
the carnival is an outdoor show!  A traveling outdoor amusement show is a more apt description, with dizzying rides, sideshows, sticky cotton candy, burnished red candy apples, pink and blue cotton candy, snow cones, pop corn,
AND fey?!  Do I actually
sniff delightful french fries and kraut covered hot dogs?

Now, then your next question shall be

"What's a Fair?"
Well, I too happen to have the dittos, dots and details on
this answer! Step aside whilst I fill in the blanks with
anecs and anecdotes!

A Fair is also an outdoor show: an outdoor amusement show with rides and sideshows
but Gentle Readers? Let's add in to this mix an exhibition, usually competitive, of farm products, livestock, baked goods, jams and jellies, stitchery and
allllllll imaginable!  Like carnivals fairs are held annually but unlike carnivals, fairs may be a
County, or a whole entire State Fair!

I DO SO WANT A COMPETIVITE BLUE RIBBON (and not  the Butter sort)
In fact?!
I shall bet my giant pumpkin a win against your cruel cold cucumber!

"What's a Permanent Carnival or Fair Called"?
I most deliciously think a good fit to that question would be an amusement park or theme park!   Terms for a group of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group of people generally in a fixed position! 

An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, usually providing attractions meant to cater to children, teenagers, and adults.
The Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II, during the 1940s, saw the decline of the amusement park industry, sniffles.

But, let's discover a mecca by day and a glamourous funland by night?
And a lovely example of an amusement park many of our grandparents
may have rememberd!

Coney Island! "Where Merriment is King (or Keen)!"
Here, Gentle Reading Dahlinks? Watch and listen to 1940s
history of this particular amusement?

A little note of memories...Coney Island is no more.

Alright now, so we've covered everything here but
the Worlds Fair and Socials. I regret to inform you that, socials will have
to simply wait stalwart alongside the World!

What I dearly would like to answer is
"What is a Cake Walk"?
Life, Sillies!

Actually...A Cake Walk is a bit of 'wicked good' fun enjoyed at socials (that word again), carnivals, fairs, and fundraising events. It is similar to a raffle and musical chairs. Example: Numbered squares are gently laid out on a path. Tickets are sold to lucky participants, with the number of squares in the path equal to the maximum number of tickets sold. The lucky participants walk around the path in time to lovely music, which plays for an unspecified duration and then stops! Why who KNEW? A number is then called out shrilly, and the person standing on the square with that number wins a contributed/donated CAKE as a prize (hence the name Cake Walk).

The Cake Walk has been a sublime and wonderful event
in our American History. Really and truly. Many
necessary funds have been raised all
due to the Cake Walk. Did I mention FUN?

Someone invented it somewhere, but
to tell the truth? It doesn't matter now does it? Really, in the end?
Let's just enjoy!

And, so...Gentle Readers? I'm glancing back AND ONLY BRIEFLY
to ask this? How DOES a carnival or any
delightfully absorbing show from Fair to Carnival
actually "travel"?

We'd like to show you one fine establishment
of perhaps an endless listing that
offers traveling carnival and fair delights!

All the above said?

Jolene Bungalow Gal can most certainly see herself scaling the graceful
heights in her flying trapeze AND Ferris Wheel. Say, what's that you say?
I may ride the caramel camel and sit tall atop the Flying Horse of
the Carousel? Go ON! Really?

May I swirl upon the 1937 Tilt-A-Whirl?

May I (I ask most respectfully and beguiling) stay the night
beneath the strings of the garish carnival lights?

Be still my foolish American singing heart!


Hubba, Hubba

Friday, July 16, 2010

Look ... Mother?! It's an American Tradition! The Carnival!


Our All-American Roadtrip in the 1947 Woodie doth begin! 
Are you with me gentle readers, dahlings, Mothers and others? 

The windows of
"this wood paneled wagon" are cranked full down to the nubbie for a most delightful upshot of wind "a whipping
through our tendrils of hair"!
Should have worn the kerchief or're thinking most positively, now?
Oh and Ho never thee mind...tangles in our hair and life are grand!


A bit of country roadside dust is coating the lips?
DO, simply DO lick away with pleasure and glee.

Slipped off , are the white patent pumps and wing tip shoes to allow for a bit more pressure
on the... eh...accelerator?
 My,...BUT the shift gear is getting a fine work out and grinding, too.

Thermos of lemonade (and a tad of vermouth winkie-nawt really) is sweating ever so nicely whilst resting proprietorially
by yon side for an occasional nip...
making a dampening and comforting ever growing darkening stain
 on the hem of our lovely cotton shift or trousers?!

MEANWHILE...back at the "road-e-oh"...and,
not far along the streaming macadam of red white and blue....
But, what to our wandering eyes should appear
on yon said left of our splendiferous American

Say WHAT?!  Say Motha, Actually WHAT?!'s an American Tradition!  It's a Carnival!
Be Still Foolish Vintage Hearts...and Handle thy wheels with caution and care.

Screech, Slam, Pow and Drag the Drogues....Gentle Readers? This Bungalow Gal and YOU are careening onto a grass covered field on two of four Woodie wheels
 for a "Slice of  It 'tal"! (Translation from Suburban Dictionary:...I'm landing this baby!)

Before us, the lights of the carnival, hypnotically twirl in psychedelic patterns
 from the Merry Mixer and Ferris Wheels to the Pixie Rides!
We're grabbing...hand over hand...for yellow rubber duckies, whilst madly bouncing ping pong balls into mid air aiming and hoping against hope for a "Lucky Lindy Land" smack dab into the Goldfish Bowls! 
Please, Please, PLEASE
just let us capture THAT prize?! 
An elusive blow up Tweeter and Woofer!

Oh say, we breathe in hushed awes and coos:
 There IS The Carnival Glass! 
Believe it or not? 
You've nevah, evah lived if you haven't gaily tossed a "penny upon a platter" for THIS treasured piece of heirloom history and treasure of the glass!

Say what?  There's more fun and frivolity ore game o' chance?!
 If one can just snag a round plastic hoop 'ore that wooden peg...
another prize, yes, YES it's mine oh yes,...MINE!
The spotted overstuffed Dalmatian. exactly and actually, will do for our prize too!

Light bulbs flashing on the Pop Corn Caravan and the sights, such sounds, of American Country whisping
on the warm summers' night!
Oh, we're in heaven in a corn field!

Cotton Candy Stickies on the tip our nose, whilst snow cone icees sparkle on our hands BUT a moment before melting into water from the humid summers' night heat?

 Giggle and burp?  Sights and Sounds on the Haunted House Ride?!

Let's look for someone to kiss on the "Kissing Swan Ride"?
Even if it's a sail  in the wash and water of the firehouse tide?
(Puh, ANY kiss is generally a worthy kiss, I've found! That is...
if given and received with "wicked good" intentions!)

If we wander into the House of Mirrors?  Will we actually want to find our way out?
What a time to be without your Firehouse Red Lipstick!

But, find OUR way out indeed we  must...for the trip has only just begun
and we've miles upon miles of delightful people, giant mudballs,
leaning chickens, snapping turtles and American

Come thee along overstuffed Dalmatian and Gentle Readers?
Place your treasures up your rear...(I meant " in " the rear of this '47 Woodie)! 
Everything "wicked good" goes.  Pray thee?  Please, though
don't fight over the seating arrangement in this '47 Woodie too awfully much?
Only sublime, alongside a vintage frame of mind is ALLOWED!

Tha's fine and right...just enjoy the ride!

Won't Want TO MISS THIS!

Hubba, Hubba!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Grab The Woodie...It's A Summer Road Trip!

Gentle Readers...let's do gather our baggage and roll out the 1947 Woodie!

We're headed 'ore the bi-ways and hi-ways of America on a splendid ROAD TRIP!

We'll be
laying heated rubber atop the asphalt pavement,
careening one way streets the wrong way, navigating
hairpin curves of  delight and excitement,
and bumping down ivy tangled dusty back country roads
looking for lovers and others...

We're Checking Out All Of America And We're Checking Out You!

So join along in a veritable joy ride of excitement, pleasure and please do
 comport yourselves with wild abandonment?!

"Forget you've got a reputation to uphold" sez Jolene Bungalow Gal

Scoot now...dahlings?!

I've got a million things to do...why
there's, the lingerie to pack, just the perfect shoes for the
races,...the purse for the cotillion...the hat for
the Grand Canyon (snug lest it does not blow away!)...
and fey...

I'm off!

Hubba, Hubba

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Rendezvous With Beauty 1940s Style!

Rule Number 1, Gentle Readers?  Wherever there are women, there are bound to be men. 

Rule Number 2, Gentle Readers?  Wherever there are women, there are bound to be the needs for beauty essentials, hair styles, make-up and fashion.
 Naturally, this need is a sincere response to these abounding men and a myriad of other reasons as well!

Alright, so Jolene Bungalow Gal stretched Rule Number 2 a bit, but perhaps not

Let's read onward, shall we? 
 Let's explore the breadth and depth of beauteous hairstyles and culture in the 1940s and a wee tad bit of the predecessor of beauty ideals via the 1930s.
Let's have a looksee at the products and some of the beautiful mavens who practiced the "application" of beauty, hairstyles and trends!

In the era of the 1930s and 1940s?
Oh, do be sure dahlings that you remember...
fashion style was imitated globally and
these ideals of beauty radiated the world over!

Let's wander about the 1930s first...
and think Finger Waves in hairstyles.
And,  think hats...1930s and 1940s.
Why, we have the Lilly Daché who
built the Daché Hat Emporium back in the 1930s!
Our darling women, the world over swooned at the
thought of donning a hat on any ocassion!
Hats...Hats...oh hats...all the rage of yesterday but where have you gone today?
Ms. Daché, our Lilly, was noted for her creations of
snoods, silk flower cocktail hats, turbans and
profile hats!
"Oh Fey,...Howevah Did We Miss The Hat Parade"?
(all caps on that statement)

Hat's remained en vogue into the 1940s
and took on the styles of a
rather military air, in total after that.
From bicorn to tricorn, popcorn (eh, sorry) and peaked hats,
their popularity lived on with the WWII era darlings.

And with the hats, oh mother, there
was the hair!  Quite the important!

                                                So what were the styles of the era and age of
attitude and style, during the 1940s, that displayed
just the quintessential touches for a woman?  How vividly elegant
and meticulous were these styles?
Who was tres chic?

Well, DO Remember, much of the era found the world at war and
women such as Rosie The Riveter
hadn't the time to fuss and fluff with their hair for
hours.  (Nor the economic resources either!)

What's more?  Hair was worn much more deliciously
smooth at the crown, allowing women the ease to don delicate headwear on everyday outings.
 Soon enough, style changes... intermingled with brevity, added mounds and piles to the hair!
Overall style? Shoulder length hair was popular! Rolled curls, smooth and controlled
were a popular look in 1940s hairstyles along with twisting for night.

Futher,  while hair was worn in a simple
feminine style that was useful most everyday?  From the dahlings' hair
pulled away from the face and curled... it was STILL IMPORTANT
to balance glamour with neat good looks!

Those truly special events and evenings
at the Copacabana, for example?  The haute monde
nightclubs and hotspots elsewhere of
the elite
partied, jaded, droll and wearied was
reserved for fantastically
elaborate hair styles.

That old black magic of the Hollywood red carpet was and is the PLACE to find hair inspiration.

Let's shout-out a recap of some hairstyles?

We have the Chignon.

What's a Chignon, you'll ask?
The word is derived from the French phrase ‘Chignon du cou’.
A chignon was a basic, knotted bun worn low on the neck
and was the epitome of grace in women's hairstyles.
Often times you would see starlets and the gel
next door wearing a chignon covered with a
scarf for the sport, work or the yet ever so, always present glam appeal!

Heart Shaped and Pushed Bangs were huge!

Sideswept Loose Curls ala Veronica Lake?

Veronica Lake was a popular American actress and
pin-up model known for her film noir roles during the 1940s
and not least of all for her sexy come on
peek-a-boo hairstyle of cascading waves.
(An interesting note here:  The 1940s very rarely saw women part their hair in the middle)

Waved Side Rolls
Side Waves
High Waved Pomp
Conservative Waved Pomp
Forward Bangs

Pin Curls

Let's re-wind those two words a minute?  Pin Curls! The pin curls were amongst your
most basic types of curls in the 1940s and so over the years that followed.

 Waves, Waves, Waves and more waves!
Shingles (don't ask)
The Omelette Fold (don't ask again)
The Do Rags (a piece of cloth used to cover chemically treated hair and keep hair in place)

Victory Rolls, a second mother on those

 This hairstyle terminology
was adapted from the fighter plane maneuver and a fashion statment which celebrated the victory after

Defense Plant Hair Do?  Perhaps the one exception to center parted hair.

Not all beauty was or is ever painless to the feminine gender!

 In the heyday before blow dryers, gidgets and gadgets and a plethora of  clever subterfuges to ease hair styling?

Women (and girls) also used rollers with hair wet and slept the night through to awaken to lovely curling locks!

Well, hasn't this information been a tad enlightening?  Seeing so many
hair styles in one single Blog?  Jolene Bungalow Gal
is sincerely knowing that she's raised your level of intrigue
as to the era and to the styles of some of the most
amazing women in history?

You can find more on these hairstyles by searching WWII
related resources, 1940s hairstyles and glamourous gals
and starlets of the era of the "Greatest Generation"!

Anything for our men, our fellas, our guys on the front lines!

Hubba, Hubba!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Entirely Time To Have A Bit of Girl Time!

It's entirely time to have a bit of Girl Time
1940's Girl Time, that is! 

What were the the hairstyles
and their trends of a "heyday ago"?

Oh, you may be surprised
at naughty and nice!


Go on Now?

Pamper Yourselves
until Jolene Bungalow Gal Returns
in her best Carole Lombard
style, Rita Hayworth headress
 the full story as only
SHE can tell it?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"No One Need Think War is Pretty" Jolene

Words to Taps
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills,from the lake,
From the skies.

All is well,safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldieror sailor,
God keep.

On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?

All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,

Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
'Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,

As we go, This we know,
God is nigh

(Note: there are no "official" words to Taps
above are the most popular.)


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 2, 2000

Memorandum on the White House Program for the National Moment
of Remembrance

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

Subject: White House Program for the National Moment of Remembrance

As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause and consider the
true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day represents one day of
national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died
while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these
heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to
securing our Nation's freedom, we should honor them especially on
Memorial Day.

In this time of unprecedented success and prosperity throughout our
land, I ask that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate
we are to live in freedom and to observe a universal ``National Moment
of Remembrance'' on each Memorial Day. This memorial observance
represents a simple and unifying way to commemorate our history and
honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

Accordingly, I hereby direct all executive departments and agencies,
in consultation with the White House Program for the National Moment of
Remembrance (Program), to promote a ``National Moment of Remembrance''
to occur at 3 p.m. (local time) on each Memorial Day.

Recognizing that Memorial Day is a Federal holiday, all executive
departments and agencies, in coordination with the Program and to the
extent possible and permitted by law, shall promote and provide
resources to support a National Moment of Remembrance, including:

Encouraging individual department and agency personnel, and
Americans everywhere, to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m.
(local time) on Memorial Day, to remember and reflect on the
sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.

Recognizing, in conjunction with Memorial Day, department
and agency personnel whose family members have made the
ultimate sacrifice for this Nation.

Providing such information and assistance as may be
necessary for the Program to carry out its functions.
I have asked the Director of the White House Millennium Council to
issue additional guidance, pursuant to this Memorandum, to the heads of
executive departments and agencies regarding specific activities and
events to commemorate the National Moment of Remembrance.

William J. Clinton

Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press
Secretary on May 3.

Celebrate Memorial Day In An Infinite Number Of Respectful Ways. 

Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
Visit  memorials.
Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
Fly the 'POW/MIA Flag'  (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
Participate in a "National Moment of Remembrance": at 3:00 p.m.(local time) to remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many.
Renew a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

From the Bottom of this
Red, White And Blue American Heart
and stamped with honor and respect?

You can bet your last dollar on it!


Hubba, Hubba