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1955 NYC taxi ( Hack) medallion made of lead
remember, just because you fall off the bike, doesn’t mean you can’t catch the damn thing and get back onApril 24th, 2017 by admin
Although he’s primarily known today as a designer of Classic Era automobile coachwork, Los Angeles native W.E. Miller’s career spanned a half-century during which he designed more than 1,000 different vehicles, products and advertisements for over 100 clients. Most of his working career was spent in Los Angeles where he designed cars for a who’s who of early Hollywood, his clients included Rudolph Valentino, Tom Mix, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Clark Gable
Advance Auto Body also constructed a small number of Miller-designed streamlined White delivery trucks for Bullocks Department Store in 1935-36.
At least one of the attractive vehicles survives and is currently undergoing restoration at Full Circle Restorations in Lockeford, California.
During his lifetime Miller accumulated one of the world’s largest and best-known collections of automobile books, periodicals and literature which was collectively known as the ‘Library of Vehicles’. The valuable resource was acquired by the Blackhawk Collection upon Miller’s death in 1983, after which it became the nucleus of the Nethercutt Automotive Research Library and Archive of San Fernando Valley, California.
WE Miller also designed the
interesting that they arranged the cars with wood spoke, then solid rim, then wood spoke and solid again.
crashing into a burial site and memorial for aviators… that’s ironic. It’s happened at this Burbank memorial more than once. 1940, and 1969April 22nd, 2017 by admin
“Built in 1924 as the entrance to Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, the 75-foot Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation is a Spanish/Mission Revival style monument and burial site for 13 pioneers of aviation.
It was dedicated in 1953 as a final resting place for pilots, mechanics and other pioneers of flight.”
Here, “Spectators gather around the wreckage of a Navajo-Piper aircraft scattered at the base of the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation in Burbank. The twin-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Hollywood-Burbank Airport. Photograph dated July 21, 1969.”
the shuttles Columbia and Challenger are represented by this model shuttle.
The cremated remains of the co-founder of Lockheed are in it, as are the 2nd female licensed pilot, and plaques commemorating important aviation events.
When they first came out, they were all chrome, but they inflicted so much damage to cars that were rear-ended by them.
So on later models, GM put black rubber tips on them to minimize damage, but the rubber tips gave them a look like they had pasties on them
Born Virginia Ruth Egnor in Logan, W. Va., in 1921, Dagmar was one of seven children whose father worked as a coal miner and construction worker. Growing up in Huntington, W. Va., she attended business school for a year after high school and worked in a local drugstore. Married at 20, she moved to New York City during World War II to be with her Navy commander husband. When he was shipped overseas, she remained in New York and began a career modeling sweaters.
With no previous show business experience, she was hired by the comedy team of Olsen and Johnson as a principal in their Broadway show “Laughing Room Only,” in the mid-1940s.
She was such a hit that her salary soared from $75 a week to $1,250. She earned $25,000 for two weeks at the Roxy with Berle and appeared at the Paramount Theater with Frank Sinatra. Edward R. Murrow did a “Person to Person” interview with her in her lavish penthouse on Central Park South, and she even appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt took a lot of photos of her.
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