Category Archives: People/Places
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 22, 2012
It’s a Small World opened at Disneyland in 1966. Two years earlier, it entertained more than 10 million people at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This souvenir program was printed in 1969. It features colorful pictures from the ride in Anaheim as well as historical information about the ride. One of the more interesting [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: August 30, 2012
We’re in the midst of the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions! Let’s take a look back at each party’s convention from 1964. First, here’s vintage video from the DNC. And to remain fair and balanced, here’s a clip of Barry Goldwater accepting the GOP nomination in 1964.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: August 23, 2012
This week’s My Vintage Video is a tribute to the late Phyllis Diller who died earlier this week at the age of 95. I loved her cackle! Here she is performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: August 2, 2012
Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago this weekend. She was found dead in her bedroom in Brentwood, California. Her death was ruled to be “acute barbiturate poisoning,” but numerous conspiracies about her death abound. The pop culture icon was only 36-years-old.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 23, 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London in just a few days and one bustling area for Londoners and tourists will be the famed Charing Cross Station. It’s situated in the heart of the city and in a typical year over 37 million people pass through it. Charing Cross opened in 1864. Disaster struck 41 [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 15, 2012
The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra turns 75 this season. Tanglewood sits on 210 acres of lawns and meadows that were donated by the late Mary Aspinwall Tappan in 1936. The land was once part of her family’s summer estate. In 1937 the BSO performed under a massive tent and the following year [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 21, 2012
Summer is officially here and it’s time to head to your local amusement park! Rocky Point in Warwick, Rhode Island was one of the parks I went to when I was a kid. Sadly, it closed in 1995 after having been around for over 100 years! You can learn about the history of Rocky Point [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 3, 2012
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee is underway in London. She’s held the throne for 60 years! Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953. The monarch’s predecessor was her father, King George VI. He was crowned King in 1937 and that’s where this souvenir guide comes in. It’s 66-pages and notes where national celebrations were to [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 22, 2012
During the week of April 15, 1966 Time Magazinze featured the hip, happening city of London. The 12-page spread captured the mood and feel for the city. One paragraph begins: Perhaps, nothing illustrates the new swinging London better than narrow, three-block-long Carnaby Street, which is crammed with a cluster of the “gear” boutiques where the [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 19, 2012
On April 20, 1912, Fenway Park became the new home of the Boston Red Sox. The team opened the park with their first home game of the season by playing the New York Highlanders (soon to become the Yankees). John F. Fitzgerald, Boston’s then-mayor, threw out the first pitch. The Sox went on to win [...]