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Betty Draper, Brach’s Easter Candy & Sugar Daddy

Review the colorful caricatures lining the Twentieth Century Hall in the Pantheon of American Archetypes and its fairly easy to still recognize them by sight. There’s the Humorless Suffragette, Gibson Girl, Flapper, Rosie the Riveter, Hippy Chick, Liberated Feminist, Boxy-Suited… Read More ›

Reagan’s 1985 Big Chill Sunday Inauguration with Videos, Part 7

Unlike Eisenhower’s private Sunday swearing-in ceremony in 1957, which banned television cameras and limited the recording of the event to two still black-and-white pictures, the first of Reagan‘s two second-term oath-taking on that day of the week was carried live… Read More ›

Cool but Contemplative: Jolson Jazzes with Coolidge’s 1924 Campaign Song

He came back – with another song. This time, however, when the legendary screen and stage actor, Al Jolson first performed the official campaign song of a Republican presidential campaign, he didn’t have to march the streets of small-town Oho and… Read More ›

Miami Golf and UFOs? Why Jackie Gleason Campaigned for Nixon and a Shocking Allegation

It’s absolutely certain that they shared two great passions. Miami, and golf. And, legend has it, actor and performer Jackie Gleason and President Richard Nixon had a mutual curiosity about UFO’s and extra-terrestrial beings. Yet in the public imagination, they… Read More ›

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