Vintage Gay Pulp Covers from the ’50s to the ’80s

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A treasure trove of (often hilarious) gay pulp fiction novels from the '50s to the '80s after the jump. (via SissyDude)     From University of Massachusetts: As a result of a series of court cases, by the mid-1960s the U.S. post office could no longer interdict books that contained homosexuality. Gay writers were eager to ... See the Rest

Auction Alert! Photos of Fabulous ’50s-Era Transvestites from the Photographic Archives of Robert Swope and Michael Hurst

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Wright Auction House presents "Casa Susanna: A Photographic Archive from the Collection of Robert Swope and Michel Hurst" at auction in Chicago on October 30th. The collection, comprised of 340 photographs never before offered at auction, provides "a glimpse into a time and place, revealing a world once forgotten." That means gorgeous snapshots ... See the Rest

Can’t Unsee of the Day: Cyriak’s “Malfunction”

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I feel funny. Has somebody slipped something in my Red Bull-and-prune? I haven't tripped this hard in 20 years. It's the latest from video artist/madman Cyriak, whose disturbing and often surreal "brain spillages" have been delighting YouTubers for years. This time around, a weird mouth monster terrorizes '50s surburbia, as things fall apart, the ... Watch Now

‘Toon for Today

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From Vault of Horror comics #35, 1954. ... See the Rest

Christmas in London During the Great Smog of ’52

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Interesting stuff about the Great Smog on Wikipedia: "The Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke was a severe air-pollution event that affected London during December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants mostly from the use of coal to form a thick layer of smog over the city. It ... See the Rest

Vintage Christmas Cards from the ’50s and ’60s, Part 1

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Recently Dead: W.A. Sarmiento

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W.A. Sarmiento, the man who changed the way banks looked by making them friendlier and more inviting, has died of natural causes. He was 91. From the LA Times: "With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe. By ... See the Rest

Flashback 1950s: A Fascinating Overhead Shot of the I Love Lucy Set

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Click to enlarge. (via imgur via Towleroad) ... See the Rest