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All About Redbook Magazine

Redbook, July 1926 Cover

Redbook is an American women’s magazine published by the Hearst Corporation. It is one of the “Seven Sisters”, a group of women’s service magazines.

The magazine was first published in May 1903 as The Red Book Illustrated by Stumer, Rosenthal and Eckstein, a firm of Chicago retail merchants. The name was changed to The Red Book Magazine shortly thereafter. Its first editor, from 1903 to 1906, was Trumbull White, who wrote that the name was appropriate because, “Red is the color of cheerfulness, of brightness, of gayety.” In its early years, the magazine published short fiction by well-known authors, including many women writers, along with photographs of popular actresses and other women of note. Within two years the magazine was a success, climbing to a circulation of 300,000.

When White left to edit Appleton’s Magazine, he was replaced by Karl Edwin Harriman, who edited The Red Book Magazine and its sister publications The Blue Book and The Green Book until 1912. Under Harriman the magazine was promoted as “the largest illustrated fiction magazine in the world” and increased its price from 10 cents to 15 cents.

Redbook, June 1929 Cover

According to Endres and Lueck (p. 299), “Red Book was trying to convey the message that it offered something for everyone, and, indeed, it did… There was short fiction by talented writers such as Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, Edith Wharton and Hamlin Garland. Stories were about love, crime, mystery, politics, animals, adventure and history (especially the Old West and the Civil War).”

Harriman was succeeded by Ray Long. When Long went on to edit Hearst’s Cosmopolitan in January 1918, Harriman returned as editor, bringing such coups as a series of Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. During this period the cover price was raised to 25 cents.

In 1927, Edwin Balmer, a short-story writer who had written for the magazine, took over as editor; in the summer of 1929 the magazine was bought by McCall Corporation, which changed the name to Redbook but kept Balmer on as editor. He published stories by such writers as Booth Tarkington and F. Scott Fitzgerald, nonfiction pieces by women such as Shirley Temple’s mother and Eleanor Roosevelt, and articles on the Wall Street Crash of 1929 by men like Cornelius Vanderbilt and Eddie Cantor, as well as a complete novel in each issue. Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man was published in Redbook. Balmer made it a general-interest magazine for both men and women.

Redbook, February 1928 Cover

Radio Broadcastings

On May 26, 1932, the publisher launched its own radio series, Redbook Magazine Radio Dramas, syndicated dramatizations of stories from the magazine. Stories were selected by Balmer, who also served as the program’s host.

Circulation hit a million in 1937, and success continued until the late 1940s, when the rise of television began to drain readers and the magazine lost touch with its demographic. In 1948 it lost $400,000 (equivalent to $3.94 million today), and the next year Balmer was replaced by Wade Hampton Nichols, who had edited various movie magazines. Phillips Wyman took over as publisher.

Nichols decided to concentrate on “young adults” between 18 and 34 and turned the magazine around. By 1950 circulation reached two million, and the following year the cover price was raised to 35 cents. It published articles on racial prejudice, the dangers of nuclear weapons, and the damage caused by McCarthyism, among other topics. In 1954, Redbook received the Benjamin Franklin Award for public service.

Redbook I, May 1935 Cover

The next year, as the magazine was beginning to steer towards a female audience, Wyman died, and in 1958 Nichols left to edit Good Housekeeping. The new editor was Robert Stein, who continued the focus on women and featured authors such as Dr. Benjamin Spock and Margaret Mead. In 1965 he was replaced by Sey Chassler, during whose 17-year tenure circulation increased to nearly five million and the magazine earned a number of awards, including two National Magazine Awards for fiction.

His New York Times obituary says, “A strong advocate for women’s rights, Mr. Chassler started an unusual effort in 1976 that led to the simultaneous publication of articles about the proposed equal rights amendment in 36 women’s magazines. He did it again three years later with 33 magazines.” He retired in 1981 and was replaced by Anne Mollegen Smith, the first woman editor, who had been with the magazine since 1967, serving as fiction editor and managing editor.

Norton Simon Inc., which had purchased the McCall Corporation, sold Redbook to the Charter Company in 1975. In 1982, Charter sold the magazine to the Hearst Corporation, and in April 1983 Smith was fired and replaced by Annette Capone, who “de-emphasized the traditional fiction, featured more celebrity covers, and gave a lot of coverage to exercise, fitness, and nutrition.

The main focus was on the young woman who was balancing family, home, and career.” (Endres and Lueck, p. 305) After Ellen R. Levine took over as editor in 1991, even less fiction was published, and the focus was on the young mother. Levine said, “We couldn’t be the magazine we wanted to be with such a big audience, you have to lose your older readers. We did it the minute I walked in the door. It was part of the deal.”

Levine moved to Good Housekeeping in 1994, being replaced by McCall’s Kate White, who left for Cosmopolitan four years later. Succeeding editors were Lesley Jane Seymour (1998-2001), Ellen Kunes (2001-2004), and Stacy Morrison (2004-2010).

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The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter

The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter

Until World War II, the automobile industry has been a predominantly male bastion. But with so many men called to serve, more women than ever looking for employment. While their fathers, son, husband and friends fought in Europe and Asia, women served the war effort right at home by filling quickly and competently.

In 1943, two years after the U.S. entered the war, more than 30 percent of Ford workers in the machining and assembly departments were women. Women built jeeps, aircraft B-24, and tractors. They even flew planes, becoming test pilots of the B-24 that were built for the war effort. They operated drills, welding tools, heavy machinery and casting as Rose-Monroe-riveting guns.

The term “Rosie the Riveter” was first used in 1942 in a song recorded by the conductor popular Kay Kyser large, which becomes a national hit. The song depicts “Rosie” as a line worker tirelessly, doing his part to help the American war effort. Although the song was inspired by Rosalind P. Walter, Rosie the Riveter became more closely associated with another real woman, Rose Monroe, Michigan, who moved to the Second World War. Rose Monroe was left a widow with two young children after her husband was killed in a car accident. Like millions of other women in America, she joined the staff to respond to a call to arms and to support his family.

The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter

She worked as a riveter at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, building B-29 and B-24 bombers for the U.S. Air Forces of the Army. Because Monroe happened to best fit the description of the worker described in the “Rosie the Rivert” song, she asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort at home. Rosie went on to become perhaps the most widely recognized icon of that era. The films and posters she appeared in were used to encourage women to go to work to support the war effort.

When the war ended, and his wife Rose Monroe colleagues in times of war were sent home for returning soldiers could return to work before the war. But women had made their point, and had changed the American workplace forever. Monroe has realized his dream of piloting a plane when she was in her 50.

After the war was over, gender was added to the non-discrimination clause in the contract between the company and the UAW in 1946, another indication of the changing times and the impact that “Rosie the Riveter “had on industrial production at Ford Motor Company and elsewhere. In the decades that followed, the law caught up with the changes, and more women have taken their rightful place in the boardroom and on the factory floor.

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All About Star Trek Original TV Serial

All About Star Trek Original TV Serial

Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by CBS (TV series) and Paramount Pictures (Film Rights).[Note 1] Star Trek: The Original Series and its live-action TV spin-off series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as the Star Trek film franchise make up the main canon. The canonicity of Star Trek: The Animated Series is debated,[Note 2] and the expansive library of Star Trek novels and comics is generally considered non-canon, although still part of the franchise.

The first series, now referred to as The Original Series, debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, an exploration vessel of a 23rd-century interstellar “United Federation of Planets”. In creating the first Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by Westerns, Wagon Train, the Horatio Hornblower novels and Gulliver’s Travels. In fact, the original series was almost titled Wagon Train to the Stars. These adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films.

Four spin-off television series were eventually produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation followed the crew of a new starship Enterprise set a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise, set before the original series, in the early days of human interstellar travel. Four additional The Next Generation feature films were produced.

All About Star Trek Original TV Serial

In 2009, the film franchise underwent a relaunch with a prequel to the original series set in an alternate timeline titled simply Star Trek. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the original show.[Note 3] A sequel to this film, Star Trek Into Darkness, premiered on May 16, 2013. A thirteenth theatrical feature, a sequel to Into Darkness, has been confirmed for release in July 2016, to coincide with the franchise’s 50th anniversary. In November 2015, CBS announced the development of a new Star Trek TV series to be shown on a digital platform from January 2017.

Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers. The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world. The series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. In addition, viewers have produced several fan productions.

Star Trek is noted for its influence on the world outside of science fiction. It has been cited as an inspiration for several technological inventions, including the cell phone and tablet computers. The franchise is also noted for its progressive civil rights stances. The Original Series included one of television’s first multiracial casts. Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the animated series South Park.

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Athens, Greece: Taverna, Food and Drink

Athens, Greece: Taverna, Food and Drink

Despite our general admonition to patronize the tourist restaurants in Athens, you’ll want to try a typical Greek taverna (that’s spelled “TABEPNA” in Greek) at least once. And there’s no need to worry about the absence of an English-language menu in these establishments, because the custom at tavernas is to go into the kitchen and select your courses from the pots on the stove!

And by the way, don’t worry about the price of what you’re ordering. Hope and I had one of the thirstiest and most famished evenings of our travels when we last dined at a taverna, choosing two bowls of delicious tomato soup to begin, then two huge Greek salads, one veal and vegetable casserole, one order of moussaka, one beer, two orange drinks, and one iced coffee.

Grece Style Food and Drink

As earlier noted, virtually all the Athenian restauran ts we’ve discussed are tourist restaurants, equipped with menus printed in English or French. Because of that, and because few of our readers (induding your author) can read Greek, we have not included a translation of Greek menu terms in our menu chapter, appearing further on in this book. But we do have some menu comments:

When in doubt, ask your waiter for “moussaka”-a staple dish served in many of the Athenian restaurants and in all of the “tavernas” (smaller and totally unpretentious restaurants). Moussaka consists of baked, ground meat, covered with vegetables and spices, and sometimes topped with alayer of dough or mashed potatoes.

Athens, Greece: Taverna, Food and Drink

lts quality varies from place to place, but if you’re lucky, you’ll make a wonderfully tasty meal of it. And it’s filling: you’ll be more than stuffed if you have, for dinner, a plate of moussaka, a tomato salad, bread and wine. Eaten in the normal taverna, that combination should never cost much.

We’ve already mentioned “dolmothakia” (rice and meat in vine leaves). For a lighter snack, ask for “souvlakia,” which are roasted and spitted chunks of lamb, Havored with oregano.

The Greek table wine is “retsina” -a red wine Havored with resin (pine sap)-and it’s death to American tastes. To get it without the resin, specify that you want your wine “aresinato.”

The Greek aperitif-a before meals drink-is “ouzo,” which is terribly cheap, and is taken either straight or in water (which it turns cloudy white). A Seven-up type drink, which Hope very much likes, is “garzoza” (or at least that’s how it’s pronounced!)

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Vintage Remington Typewriter Ad Poster

Vintage Remington Typewriter Ad Poster
Vintage Remington Typewriter Ad Poster by vintagegiftmall
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A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer’s movable type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto paper. Typically one character is printed on each keypress. The machine prints characters by making ink impressions of type elements similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing.

At the end of the nineteenth century the term typewriter was also applied to a person who used such a machine.

After their invention in the 1860s, typewriters quickly became indispensable tools for practically all writing other than personal correspondence. They were widely used by professional writers, in offices, and for business correspondence in private homes. By the end of the 1980s, word processors and personal computers had largely displaced typewriters in most of these uses in the Western world, but as of the 2010s the typewriter is still prominent in many parts of the world, including India.

Notable typewriter manufacturers included E. Remington and Sons, IBM, Imperial Typewriters, Oliver Typewriter Company, Olivetti, Royal Typewriter Company, Smith Corona, Underwood Typewriter Company, Adler Typewriter Company and Olympia Werke.

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Vintage Cuticura Shampoo Ad Canvas Print

Vintage Cuticura Shampoo Ad Canvas Print
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Cuticura Labs. Is proud to announce the re-birth of Cuticura, the 135-year-old brand with an extremely loyal customer base and equity in the Medicated Bacterial specialty skin care category. Cuticura’s origin extends back over four generations to 1865. Cuticura was among the very first medicated soaps to be sold commercially in North America.

Vintage perfume, soap and personal hygiene ads and labels from around the world on a variety of apparel and gift item. Great gift idea for collectors! Check out our other products with this design. Tote bags, tees and mugs are available in many styles and colors.

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Elvis Presley’s Green Cadillac Convertible Poster

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Kodak Professional Photo Paper (Satin)

Developed specifically for darkroom printing, Kodak photographic paper is a premium silver-halide paper designed to dramatically enhance colors, while maintaining consistent tonal reproduction.

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33RPM Retro Vinyl Record Player Wrapped Canvas

33RPM Retro Vinyl Record Player Wrapped Canvas
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33RPM Retro Vinyl Record Player Wrapped Canvas

Vintage Vinyl Design

33rpm design of a retro record player with a 33rpm vinyl album. Great gift for any fan of retro of a DJ or music fan.

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