Category Archives: Holiday Themed
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 25, 2013
This Halloween let’s feature a trio of ghosts singing the Lennon and McCartney classic I’m Looking Through You. The friendly ghosts performed the tune on The Muppet Show.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: August 29, 2013
This Labor Day weekend let’s look at a vintage newsreel from 1958. The news of the day was a strike by Garment Union workers in New York City. Watch another newsreel from the 1950s: “Can a Monkey Do My Job.” This is a anti-communist film from the US government.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 3, 2013
One of the musical highlights every fourth of July is when the Boston Pops appear at the Esplanade and perform their rendition of the Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Arthur Fiedler, the late Pops conductor, was the first US conductor to introduce the song during July 4th celebrations. The performance was such a success that two years [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 28, 2013
There are only two children’s TV Easter specials that I can think of. The Peanuts’ Easter Beagle is one. The Rankin and Bass special ‘Here Comes Peter Cottontail’ is the other. In my humble opinion, the Rankin and Bass show is the better of the two. This week’s My Vintage Video is the original TV [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 11, 2013
Here’s a vintage tribute to Ireland’s independence! The Irish fought the British from 1916 to 1921. This sheet music was published in 1921, the last year of war. Eddie Cantor was one of the song’s co-writers. Cantor wasn’t Irish, but the song conjured up the feelings many Irish immigrants had as a war was being [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 29, 2012
Let’s watch the ball drop like it’s 1973! Happy New Year everybody!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 29, 2012
Here’s a very cool photograph I found in a 1930 arts and crafts magazine called “Parties.” It’s hard to find photos of early Halloween costumes and even harder to find photos before 1940. This photo shows what flappers in the Roaring Twenties would have worn.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 30, 2012
I’m speechless after watching this medley of patriotic tunes from a Brady Bunch TV special; perhaps you will be too! Enjoy and I wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 24, 2012
This Memorial Day weekend we honor the men and women who died while serving our country.