Author Archives: MyVintageGeneration
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 23, 2013
If Jim Morrison was the voice of The Doors, then Ray Manzarek was its sound. Ray’s riffs on the organ made the group’s sound unique and instantly recognizable. Manzarek was my fave Door. Check out this performance (minus the Lizard King) with Manzarek on vocals.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 20, 2013
Liberty magazine was a weekly magazine printed between 1924 and 1950. It was one of the most popular magazines during its print run with a circulation of 3 million. Some of the more collectible issues include serials by Dashiell Hammett (Woman in the Dark, 1933), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan and the Lion Man, 1933/4) and [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 17, 2013
If you’re a Star Trek fan (or Trekkie), then you’re thrilled there’s a new movie out — Star Trek Into Darkness. And if you’re a fan of the original 1966 TV series, then you may be more psyched to see this rare interview with William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 12, 2013
Does anyone remember sealed 45s? They were popular in the early to mid-1980s. I recall going into stores like Woolworth’s, K-mark or Bradlees and finding them there. They’d either be organized in alphabetical order or according to that week’s Top Ten list. There would also be a section of “Golden Oldies” – records from the [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 9, 2013
There are so many great scenes from the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts. The adventure flick was known for its use of stop-motion animation created by Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen died this week at the age of 92. Here’s one famous scene Harryhausen made for the 1963 film.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 5, 2013
In May 1985 a new comic book hit the stands. The heroes were Ewoks who live in the forest on the moon of Endor. These teddy-bear like creatures were first introduced in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In this issue Wicket and Teebo use a forbidden rainbow bridge to help save Kneesaa [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 3, 2013
It’s deemed the most thrilling two minutes in sports — the Kentucky Derby. The 139th horse racing event takes place this weekend. This week’s My Vintage Video is a look back at one of greatest horses to ever run the Kentucky Derby. His name is Secretariat and in 1973 he set a race record by [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 29, 2013
I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York over the weekend and I wandered into the modern design section. One of the items on display was this ‘Bluebird” Radio from the mid-1930s. It was designed by industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague. It’s made of glass, chrome-plated metal, fabric and wood. The Bluebird’s [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 19, 2013
This week is a week for Superman! I’m writing this from Boston, a city under lockdown because one of the suspects from Monday’s Marathon bombing is at large. Stay safe out there!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 15, 2013
There was a boom of Annie memorabilia in 1982. The Broadway musical had become a major motion picture and little girls of a certain generation (my sister’s) became fans of the the little orphan girl. This model kit is one the collectibles released at that time. It was released by the Knickerbocker Toy Company. The [...]