It’s a sad week for retro news (and we really, really don’t want to turn this blog into a massive obit site), but we can’t help but bid a fond farewell to 1950s icon Annette Funicello. Plenty grew up watching her on Mickey Mouse Club, and in later years as she blossomed into a legendary [...]
Remember Little League? I sure do. Played six seasons before turning fourteen and focusing on hockey, the game for which I’d developed an all-encompassing passion. And, I remember my first baseball bat. A Louisville Slugger. Pure wood. Junior size. I remember proudly carrying that bat—my own bat—to every little league game I played until I [...]
One of the most recognized works in American art is Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting, Nighthawks. Nighthawks features people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. The oil on canvas original measures 33-1/8″ x 60″. It is Hopper’s most famous work and within months of completion the Art Institute of Chicago bought it for $3,000.
The Three Stooges have a rather complicated history, yet we all know the names Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp. The original stooges were Moe Howard, Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. The trio stemmed from a 1925 vaudeville act, and their first film was 1930′s Soup to Nuts. Shemp’s initial stooge membership, however, was short-lived. Fed [...]
The idea of a female super hero was a very modern concept for the 1940s, and the cartoon character of Wonder Woman continues to inspire women the world over, more than 60 years later.
Superman is the best known of all the superheroes because he was the first. He lives on, not only as the original comic book superhero, but as an American icon, symbolizing strength, courage and justice.
Harley-Davidson® Advertising Through the Years One of the most striking characteristics of Harley-Davidson® advertising is the company’s adaptability to the times. Because of this, Harley-Davidson® advertising has always been reflective of the time in which it was created. In effect, Harley advertising serves as a type of timeline of the values and interests of the [...]
Hollywood is much more than a location in California; it is an idea, a dream to many and an incredibly profitable organization to still others.
Rock ‘n’ Roll continues to be one of the most popular musical genres today, especially among young people. It is a true American icon that has grown from our American culture and has become a vital component of our self-expression.
For many years, it was THE route to take when driving cross-country. Today it lives on as a symbol of freedom and of a simpler way of living. Route 66 is an enduring American icon.
But baseball is still the favorite American pastime, which has made it a real American icon. Although baseball is played in many other countries throughout the world, the game rules evolved here, in the United States.
“The Legend Rolls On” The Harley-Davidson® motorcycle has a following and a mystique about it that no other motorcycle in the world has. It is part of the American tradition and has become an American icon. The concepts that accompany the name “Harley-Davidson®” are those of freedom and tradition, and riders share a distinct sense [...]
Founded in 1976, Apple Computer has worldwide recognition. Those of us who grew up with the Apple Computer revolution may have hardly noticed the changes as they occurred, but when you look back it’s amazing how far the original 3-man partnership has come, what they have created and what effect it has had on global [...]
When you hear the words “Las Vegas,” what most likely comes to mind are bright lights, stage shows and gambling casinos. Today’s vibrant, exciting Las Vegas has evolved remarkably far from the fertile valley it was less than 200 years ago. In more ancient times the area of Las Vegas, Nevada had been the home [...]