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Flapper Girl Sliding Down A Fire Pole At Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s Club!

Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s was an extremely elaborate and imaginative nightclub and yet, it’s hard to find any information or even photos of its successful run during the early 1960s. Luckily, I know a woman who worked at the original club in Beverly Hills, CA for 5 years as a Flapper Girl and this is her incredible story of that early chapter in her life:

This club was a multi-room creation with a Roaring ’20s theme which included; a Crystal Room, a Speakeasy, a Penny Arcade, The Last Chance Saloon and most importantly, a Flapper Room which contained a group of beautiful women who were all dressed up in reminiscent fringes, feathers and fish net stockings (typical of the roaring ’20s era). One of these Flapper Girls was a woman named Scherry Staiger and during the early 60’s, it was her job was to entertain the elite customers of this club which meant a lot of dancing, swinging from the ceiling and also successfully entering the main room by sliding down a brass fire pole from the floor above. This place even had Silent Movies, Sing-alongs and its own Shooting Gallery. It was truly one of the most ambitious nightclub projects that one could image and it also was a huge success!

The Roaring 20s club that Scherry Staiger worked at:

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Despite the many rooms and elaborate decorations that this place had, the success of the club really depended upon the Flapper Girls that Paul Cummins employed and his most popular lady was a tall and beautiful blonde named Scherry Staiger. In recent years, I have had the unique pleasure of knowing this fancy lady who is still living a long and full life in Southern California with her daughter and grandchildren. During our conversations, she revealed to me her story as a young woman, mother, model and actress all of which included these 5 remarkable years that she spent as a Flapper Girl at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s Club:

She had a tall and stunning figure!

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This photo features Scherry greeting one of the evening’s guests

As Paul Cummins’ most popular Flapper Girl, she often headlined the entertainment which always included a Dixieland band and lots of dancing! According to her, she got along great with everybody and really enjoyed the time that she spent there. Apparently, a lot of skills were required in order to be a Flapper Girl and Scherry clearly possessed them all – beginning with a magnetic personality! She also had a knack for being fearless:

Scherry Staiger is the blonde swinging from the ceiling!

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Photos of Scherry were often used in the advertising of this club in newspapers and flyers everywhere (and even in the postcard above). She says that she was one of the club’s first Flapper Girls and tells me that her time spent there was never dull and it hardly ever felt like work. This is easy to believe because swinging, sliding and dancing all night sounds like a pretty fun job to me and must have been especially so for a young lady who was a successful Flapper Girl at one of these clubs in the early ’60s. . . In fact, she was so good at her job that she was in charge of training each new Flapper Girl who joined Paul Cummins’ team and was even sent to other “Roaring ’20s” Clubs to teach the new girls how to use the velvet swings and also how to slide down the brass fire pole as part of their grand entrance to the main floor each night.

She would even pause halfway down the pole for added showmanship!

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The crowds loved watching her descent and when I asked how she learned to stop in the middle of the pole like that on the way down, she replied, “I had a fireman teach me!” Now, it is really no surprise to me that she would take advice from a professional on the subject because she is the kind of woman who strives to be the best at whatever she does. Therefore, if it was her job to slide down a brass fire pole, then she was sure to do this in the most magnificent way possible! For that reason, she became the ONE entrance that everyone had to see because she was capable of impressing the crowd EVERY SINGLE TIME!

Her descent was even used for another promotional ad:

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Scherry also shared with me that she was responsible for her own costumes. So, she began by purchasing several one-piece bathing suits that she said “held her in place perfectly.” Then, she added rhinestones to begin designing them before passing them off to her fashion designer friend. He finished them off by adding lots of fringes and other flashy elements in order to achieve the overall style of the 20’s. In fact, due to her popularity and her one-of-a-kind costumes, she was able to help her fashion friend garnish lots of work from the other ladies at the club as well!

Scherry Staiger dancing in front of the Dixieland band in one of her original, stylish costumes:

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You can see here that her fringes were in full swing while she danced in front of the Dixieland band because her job was to keep up the spirits of the customers by twisting her way into their hearts which was something that she did in a seemingly effortless fashion. She was even invited to attend the opening of the newest Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20’s club in 1962 which took place in Seattle, Washington during Seattle’s first World’s Fair.

Scherry Staiger was featured in the advertising for the new Seattle Club:

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According to one article written by John J. Reddin about the grand opening of this new club, “the bandstand featured Mac MacReynolds and his Shaky City Seven,” playing songs such as “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Muskrat Ramble” and that’s when Scherry, “a striking blonde in a black sheath,” led the ladies down the runway, while doing a “fast twist”, before constructing a 30-flapper chorus line following the Dixieland band. He says, “The overall effect was terrific!”

Her job also allowed her to meet and greet with famous people, including actors like Ken Scott (left):

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Again, many of her photos (including her meet and greets with famous guests) turned into more advertising for the club and they often revealed that she would be playing a part in an upcoming movie as well! For example, this newspaper clip tells us that Scherry Staiger has a part in this movie:

Frank Sinatra’s  ‘Ocean’s 11’

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Scherry’s job at the Roaring ’20s club provided her with many opportunities and also a steady income which she absolutely needed at the time. She was the mother of two girls and was recently divorced from their father which is never an easy road. Of course, he was still a big part of their lives and was eager to spend time with his daughters on the weekends and also provided them with any child support that they needed. However, it was Scherry’s mother who took care of her two daughters while she worked this steady job each night and when I asked her how she felt about having her mother’s help during those years, she had this to say: “We’re family, you know.” Obviously, this is where Scherry gets her strong commitment towards family from, even to this day!

This newspaper article talks about her divorce:

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In many ways, Sherry was actively pursuing a life that took her in several directions which included small movie roles and modeling. Therefore, she told me that her and her former husband simply “outgrew” each other. This was when her job at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s club came along which really changed her life in many ways and even helped her find work in these other areas of interest as well.

Her shift started at 8pm and lasted until the night was over!

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Scherry originally came from Harlingen, Texas and made her way to Hollywood with big dreams in her heart and even landed roles in three movies in only 6 short months. At the time, Scherry said this about it all in a newspaper publication about her, “I love the work. It’s a good way to start in the picture making business. As a stand-in and extra I’ve had the chance to be on the set during the entire production and study the many important details of movie making.”

An early photo of this beautiful lady:

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She also managed to travel to San Francisco where she attended a modeling school and later became a swimsuit fashion model before making her way back to Hollywood again. Take a look at these beautiful, vintage pictures of her modeling the fashionable swimsuits of the day:

She was a perfect fit for this work!

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Obviously, she looked great in a swimsuit but we can also see that she had a natural and lovely way about her as well. It was clear that she complimented any movie set that she was invited on and was easily captured by any lens that she posed for.

This was the life that she had always dreamed of!

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However, despite her beautiful smile, pretty face and flawless figure, she never did land a leading role and was often told that it was because she was just too tall at 5 foot 11 inches. At this height, she did stand above most of the men in the industry and often times, this was not a good thing. In fact, movie producers preferred to offer such roles to petite and even frail women by comparison. That’s because her overall tall and strong body never gave her that “damsel in distress” look that Hollywood was so desperately seeking in the late 50s and early 60s.

She was taller than most of the men in the business and this held her back from landing a lead role:

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However, this doesn’t mean that she ever felt rejected by Hollywood because she was always cast as an extra in these films and was immediately recognized by all of the people that she came into contact with. She just had a quality about her that was equally due to her personality as well as her stunning, good looks and for that reason, she was often the center of attention – no matter where she ended up.

This guy appears to be under her spell:

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Scherry Staiger never allowed her beauty to compromise her sophisticated style. Therefore, she never failed to be the classiest woman in every photo that I have seen of her, whether she was twisting, sliding or even being hilariously “ogled” by these two men behind the scenes of a Hollywood set:

Scherry Staiger with Frankie and Don a.k.a. “The Dead End Boys”

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To be clear, Scherry Staiger was 5’11” tall and her figure was 38″ 22″ 36″ from top to bottom. So, you can see why she was able to make such a unique impression and she says that she really enjoyed the time that she spent on the sets of these movies. She added that much of what she learned about life in this business happened there. Here are some never-before-seen pics of her time spent on these Hollywood sets with other, famous actors that she met, along with some more photos of her life as an actress, model and flapper girl:

Scherry Staiger – Actress – Model – Flapper Girl. . .

Currently, Scherry lives in a beautiful home in Southern California and is financially independent due to her time spent as the comptroller of her second husband’s business. There, she continues to live long and strong as she enters her 9th decade on this Earth. She is well taken care of by her daughter, Debbie Dean and is adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who live near her as well. Her life at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20’s Club was an experience that she will never forget and it is a unique look at a history that is off the beaten path. To this day, she continues to be a beautiful, smart, funny and caring woman who has taken roads in this life that most would have shied away from. At this time, it is my honor to share with you a photo of what my favorite, fancy lady looks like today:

Scherry Staiger with daughter Debbie and Grandchildren Aliijah and Makayla Sevick:

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She’s still the prettiest and most fascinating lady that I know and she clearly enjoys spending time with her growing family for as long as this life graciously allows. She also enjoys giving back as an active member of several charities over the years! I am grateful for the time that I have been able to spend with her learning about her unique past as an actress, model and of course, as a Flapper Girl at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s Club!

Thank you for reading! – Constance Mae

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The Only Food You’ll Ever Need! eBook

Print From Vintage is now releasing eBooks

on Kindle and Wal-Mart’s new Kobo!

This book will give you what no other has done in generations. Yes, there was a time when this information was being spread like wildfire and yet, it was also at a time in our history when doctors and prescription medications were coming into the mainstream for the first time. Can you honestly tell me that doctors want you to be healthy? Do you know how much money they could lose? However, what we gain when we have perfect health is so much more valuable than all of the money that is in the world today. Also, you will end up saving a ton of money by following this path because you will never find yourself with the flu, a sore throat, headaches, migraines, indigestion, heart burn or any other ailments that burden us the way we have been burdened by our makeshift society so far:

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1930’s Handwritten Medical Journals Ebook – A real life Grey’s Anatomy!

You are looking at two handwritten journals from the 1930s which have been digitized for your viewing pleasure into one ebook!  The journals were titled “Surgery” which makes it a real life Grey’s Anatomy! Now, you can check out what students were learning in the early part of the century – You won’t find anything else like it! This is one of a kind collection of handwritten pages that look just like this:

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Method for the Guitar – M. Carcassi – 1884 – Ebook

This is the very first and most important guitar book that has ever been written. So much so that it is still the method that is used today! This ebook has been scanned from an original copy of this book that was written in the late 1800s. Also, it is divided into English AND French! So, it was definitely written at a time when this method was used worldwide and now it has been formatted to fit your digital lifestyle:

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12 Strange Things From The Past That Were Once Considered Normal

We didn’t get to our modern society by not trying new things but when you take a look at what some of these things were all about, you will wonder how we even became modern to begin with! The truth is, it hasn’t been an easy road but that’s part of what makes us human and now we can look back on all of these strange things and be glad that we made it to the civilization that we have become today. Take a look:

1. Getting a suntan at a vending machine – 1949

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This looks like the kind of thing that many people would be lining up to do! Let’s just hope that they were putting toxic chemicals on their skin. . .

2. Massaging breasts with water – 1930

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Hey, we do this in the shower all the time, right? However, it does seem weird to see it done like this.

3. Hair straightening – 1960s

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This is the kind of thing that your mother and grandmother talks about and this is what it looked like while they were getting their hair straightened.

4. Cocaine for toothaches – 1885

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Yeah, I’m sure the cocaine was capable of taking away a lot of aches and pains.

5. A church on wheels – 1922

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This way, if you can’t find God, he’ll find you!

6. Largest omelet in the world – 1931

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This person wanted to break a record by making the large omelet in the world so she was put in a giant frying pan and also had large pieces of bacon strapped to her feed before adding 7,200 eggs! I hope she didn’t cook up with it all.

7. Children having fun – 1973

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Kids do all sorts of crazy things to entertain themselves but this one looks pretty sketchy.

8. The talking head – 1860s

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This is an automaton Euphonia and it was capable of imitating your speech! Pretty creepy.

9. Kids used for cigarette ads – 1960s.

 

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According to these ads, smoking will help you to be a better mom!

10. Keeping your child safe – 1940s

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An early car seat for a small child. Pretty impressive!

11. Creating a caveman at Walt Disney Studios – 1964

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This was done for the New York World’s Fair and it looks pretty technical for the time.

12. A babysitter – 19th century

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Well, most parents do this with their child at some point and it looks like a lot of fun for this child. However, we know that this babysitter probably wasn’t having a great time with all of this. . .

The Best 45 Record Titles EVER Put Together!

There was a time when songs were released on these small 45 records which usually contained a hit song on one side and lesser known song on the other. So, the only thing that a person had back then were two songs to choose from per record. For that reason, being an avid music lover was a huge commitment because one would have to hang out next to their record player all day with a pile of titles to flip and change song after song in order to keep an even flow of music pumping into their lives. So, out of all of these records that I have come across recently, these were the ones that stood out to me as being an odd combination of titles on one record! Here are my favorite song title comparisons so far:

1. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine – Won’t You Forgive Me:
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Those who are familiar with the history of abuse that Tina sustained by Ike will find these titles a bit telling of their relationship in retrospect. However, at the time, no one knew that any of this was taking place! It was Tina Turner who ultimately saved herself from his grasp and it’s a very heroic story. Another thing that I found interesting was her fight with him in court over his last name. She wanted nothing from him financially but because the world already knew her as Tina Tuner, it was important for her to keep that name! Of course, he told her that she didn’t deserve that name but justice prevailed and she went on to have a very successful solo career as Tina Turner.

2. Do You Wanna Dance – Big Fat Woman:

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Well, this is hardly the way to ask a woman to dance! Besides, Bobby should be so lucky to have a curvy woman to hold onto during a dance.

3. She’s My Baby – It’s Too Late:

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You have to wonder why he was so convinced in the first place. . . Or else, he just gave up too easily! On one side, he’s pretty happy about his situation and on the other side, he’s just sad :(

4. Make It Easy On Yourself – Goin’ Out Of My Head:

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I found it ironic that on one side of this record, it’s giving me some sage advice but when you flip it over,  you have to wonder who’s giving this sort of advice!

5. I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore – People:

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Nobody understands that he just doesn’t want to be hurt anymore. . .

6. I Need Your Love Tonight – A Fool Such As I:

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Well, this doesn’t sound like a very good pick up line from the King of Rock n’ Roll!

7. You’re No Good – I Can’t Help It:

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This is the story that many women have told themselves in their lives concerning at least one man that they should have never been involved with. . .

8. He Knows I Love Him Too Much – A Lonely Girl’s Prayer:

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Yeah, any girl knows that loving a man too much will only end in her being alone. . . So, keep your feelings to yourself and don’t ever let him know!

9. Wedding Bell Blues – Stoney End:

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It’s true, a lot of people have negative feelings about marriage but it sounds like this one should have never taken place to begin with because, in this case, the ‘Stoney End’ sounded pretty inevitable!

10. A Thing Of The Past – What A Sweet Thing That Was:

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This one sounds like a man who’s reminiscing about a woman he once had the pleasure of knowing!

11. Trouble Is My Middle Name – Let’s Kiss And Make Up:

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Well, Bobby is pretty much warning anyone who gets close that he’s gonna break your heart but the other side tells us that it’s going to be hard to let him go!

12. Is It Really Love? – Where Were You (on our Wedding day)?:

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Well, I’m guessing that the love wasn’t real and the fact that she never showed up on your wedding day proves this.

13. Anita, You’re Dreaming – It’s Over:

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Jimmie is trying to send a message to Anita who may still be thinking that there’s hope in this relationship. Get the hint lady!

14. Is There Anything I Can Do – Softly As I Leave You:

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These might just be the best break up words that I have ever heard!

15. I Beg Of You – Don’t:

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Elvis sounded like he was a pretty tormented man. . . nobody listened.

16. Gonna Build A Mountain – What Kind Of Fool Am I:

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A pretty big one!

17. Just The Way You Are – Get It Right The First Time:

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Yeah, these are the guys you have to look out for. . . they act like you’re perfect “Just The Way You Are” but as time goes on. . . you can’t do anything right for him!

18. Shakin’ All Over – Till We Kissed:

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In this case, the anticipation of the kiss was way better than the actual kiss. . .

19. Behave Yourself – Green Onions:

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Yeah, this is how we all speak to our digestive parts after we eat these.

20. Song For A Summer Night – Lonely Surfer:

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Then he surfed one last time. . . into the ocean blue.

21. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – My Heart Sings:

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This dude is super positive about romance and love!

22. You’re Still A Young Man – Skating On Thin Ice:

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Advice for young men who live recklessly!

23. Have A Good Time – Fooled Around And Fell In Love:

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So, he went out to have a good time but when he fooled around, he fell in love!

24. Soul Vaccination – This Time It’s Real:

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I don’t know. . . I’ve been fooled by this gimmick before!

So, there you have it! I will continue to add more as I come across them. Thanks for reading!

 

37 Vintage Pin Up Tool Girls – 80s & 90s – Makita – Skil – Chapin – Hitachi

Well, we haven’t seen these posters in a while! They are the remains of a “man cave” exhibition from decades gone by. In fact, these posters were taken down from one such “man cave” in which the wife decided that enough was enough! Therefore, this guy reluctantly took down these posters from his garage but instead of throwing them all away, he let them all go for one price at a yard sale! This was my opportunity to get my hands on a ton of posters that will probably never been seen again. I’ve searched the internet and only found only a few of these hot babes who apparently enjoyed being in a bikini while working their industrial strength power tools and equipment made by Makita, Skil and others. . .

Also, there’s no real preservation going on with these poster and so they were well worn with holes as they have been placed and replaced on the walls of one man’s garage for about 30 years. So, the best that I could do was photograph them and preserve them here on PrintFromVintage.com.

Vintage Tool Girl Calendars From the 80s & 90s

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Many of these posters were double sided and one of them even has a signature from the Tool Girl featured on the white bikini poster. Apparently, these women were chosen to be the official (sexy) representatives (models) for these companies and were often present at trade shows, signing their posters for the men who used these tools. Obviously, these women were far from inclined to use any of these tools themselves and when you take a look at some of these posters, you will see how ridiculous they look posing with some of them. Also, there’s nothing about these posters which indicates the quality of the tool but for whatever reason, that did not matter. These days, people are less likely to be swayed into purchasing these tools based on these posters alone but don’t forget that they doubled as calendars so that they served a purpose on the walls of any man’s garage or shop for an entire year! Now, let’s start with some of these posters from the 80s:

1986 Calendar Poster Pin Up Tool Girl – Makita

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We all recognize this decade from the hair alone but when combined with the high cut bathing suit, it’s a classic 80s girl look!

1987 Makita Power Tool Girl:

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That’s a big drill for such a little lady!

Early 80s Rainbow Bathing Suit:

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No date on this poster but when combined with the rest, my guess is early 80s and that’s because of the 70s vibe that it still has.

1993 Page Langton – Makita Power Tool Girl:

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She was a model and fitness queen who obviously got this gig as a Makita girl!

1992 Makita Power Tool Girl – It’s All The Power You Need!

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She wears this drill on her imaginary holster.

Makita 1987 Power Tool Girl:

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They must have had some training on how to hold these power tools.

1989 Miss Makita Eastern Region – Donna Stokes:

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That looks like a pretty uncomfortable seat but she does look pretty in pink!

Makita Generator 1991:

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This would be the place in which a generator would come in handy.

1982 Calendar Girl:

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A beautiful setting for a beautiful lady!

The Prettiest Power Tool Girl – 1992:

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Out of all the hotties in these posters, this lady is the prettiest and it’s not just based on how she’s holding the drill. . .

1989 Makita Power Tool Calendar Poster:

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A lot of these posters show plenty wear from being pinned up and relocated several times.

1989 Makita Power Tool Poster Calendar:

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She’s climbing this short ladder to success as a power tool girl!

1990 Signed Poster – Makita Power Tool Girl Sophia:

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Her last name was ripped off the bottom of this poster. She signed it: Sophia

1984 Power Tool Girl:

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Her ability to model and prepare to power screw at the same time is amazing!

1989 Power Tool Girl With Rainbow Bikini:

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She’s sanding down this vintage, blue chair to paint it pink!

1982 Power Tool Girl Suzy Q. with Fringe Bathing Suit:

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She looks more like Pocahontas and apparently, she doesn’t even need a power tool to be the poster girl for Makita Power Tools!

1981 Power Tool Pin Up Girl:

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Another pretty lady holding a big drill!

1993 Page Langton with a Makita Generator:

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This woman did a lot of modeling for this company!

1991 Power Drill Makita Pin Up Girl:

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Barefoot and ready to drill out massive rocks that stand in her way!

1986 Power Tool Girl:

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She looks cute in yellow and the yellow butterfly in her hair is a nice touch.

Makita – It’s All The Power You Need:

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Cordless would be the way to go when you’re working in your hot pink bikini trimmed with yellow. No date on this poster but I’m willing to bet that it’s from the 80s.

1985 Hard Hat Power Tool Girl:

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We can hardly believe that she’s standing standing on iron in high heels. No Ironworker is capable of doing this!

1993 Page Langton:

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Just another sexy day around the home, fixing up whatever needs to be done! No time to button the shirt. . .there’s lots of stapling and drilling to do!

Not a tool poster – But a Dust Poster:

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This California Car Duster Company spared no expense when it was time to advertise for their product.

Chapin Sprayer Pin Up Poster:

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The waterfall and yellow bikini are essential selling tools for this product.

Chapin Sprayer with black bikini:

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This is a big job and all it takes is this little sprayer to do it.

1984 Calendar Skil Sand Grinder Pin Up Girl:

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It’s clear that she is getting down to business.

Skil Calander Girl 1989:

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Just fixing up some things before going on a night out!

1989 Skil Calendar Poster:

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Going to work now!

1987 Skil Poster Calendar Pin Up Girl with Overalls:

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“Oops! Did I forget to put a shirt on under my overalls?” Don’t worry about it pretty little lady, just keep working hard!

1987 Skil Calendar Poster Pin Up Girl in Plaid Shirt:

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She loves to sand the floor!

The Boss – Hitachi:

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This would have been my bathing suit of choice in those days. . . very sporty!

Red Hot Bikini Girl – 1986 Skil Calendar Poster:

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Even after all of these years, this picture is still very appealing.

1991 Skil Professional Power Tools Poster:

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The 90s are starting to be a letdown. . .

1988 Skil Calendar Poster Pin Up Girl:

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The perfect outfit for the job. . . Love the jean skirt!

1991 Skil Professional Power Tools Poster Girl:

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Oh my! There’s just too much here that needs to stay in the past! Not a fan of the jeans in this photo. I also don’t like the hair or the face on this woman! Even the jacket is pretty bad except for some side boob. . .

1988 Power Tool Break Time – Pin Up Girl:

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The World’s First Meme Was Created In 1921!

We call it a meme but of course there was no such thing back then. Just check out the use of the word “flashlight” to signify a photograph in this comic from 1921!

A “flashlight” means a photo:

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Therefore, when we use the word “meme” today, we are talking about a phrase that was first coined by a fellow named Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book ‘The Selfish Gene’ in which he stated that a memes were “ideas that spread from brain to brain.” However, during these modern times, the Oxford English Dictionary defines memes as images, videos or text that are passed among internet users with apparent variations.

This meme was first published in Judge magazine in July 1921

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Therefore, a single image cannot be a meme. Only one that is copied and spread (or shared) with variations to the original image. In that way, they become a part of a creative collective that others get to enjoy either by relating to the meme or else, re-creating it with different variations. For example:

One internet user took the original meme above and substituted these words:

Therefore, one of these old comics, alone, is not a meme but when more than one is being printed in this same style, over and over again, it starts to take on the characterizes of a meme (in its earliest form) by using two panels and captions to create a contrast between expectation and reality. Here’s another example of a meme that came out in the early 1920’s in the Wisconsin Octopus:

Arranging A Date Meme:

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As you can see, the set-up is the same. A two panel contrast between expectation and reality is made with words to describe each panel. In this way, we can see that the creators of these comics were way ahead of their time!

18 Old Photos That Tell Us How Weird Life Used To Be!

As time passes, we begin to realize that our past is providing more evidence of our growth and that is absolutely true when it comes to these old photos. In fact, we are looking into a world that is radically different than our own and yet, not so much! Even so, these photos over the past century will have you in awe of all that we have been through and how far we have come. Take a look:

1. In 1933, officials needed proof that London’s double dutch busses weren’t a tipping hazard.

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Clearly, the world is convinced that this bus is not a tipping hazard.

2. Before 1913, two children were mailed by rail and postman and that’s why the parcel post was introduced in order to outlaw this.

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I guess these children needed to be somewhere else.

3. A mocking photo in 1919 about alcohol and prohibition.

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Look at those faces!

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Be Your Own Doctor – The Ralston Health Club

Dedication

“To the man or woman who is now sick, we would bring health and freedom from disease. To the one who is now well, we would offer continual protection against the dangers of illness. And to everybody we would teach the natural methods of right living which will bring about an ideal state of physical and mental well-being that will usher in a new era of happiness on earth. This is our dedication.

The Ralston Health Club”

They were not doctors, they had no patients and no individual cases. They had no medical practice and did not teach or prescribe medicine. However, the Ralston Health Club proved to be the most comprehensive analysis of health. Their goal was: To Get Well and Stay Well and it all began in 1876 and continued to influence all levels of society during the early part of the 1900s. They even had their own college in Washington D.C. and eventually became what we know today as Ralston Purina (which is NOTHING like The Ralston Health Club). Despite their widespread influence, many doctors denied all knowledge of Ralstonism, even as they made use of their principals “as though they were their own inventions.” In fact, many doctors today know very little of “the laws of life except as they come under the laws of medicine” and therefore, rarely recommend the diet and regime that provides perfect health because it denies doctors the revenue of keeping us sick. Besides, many patients (even today) are seeking a quick fix and are not truly interested in following the laws of Nature. In which case, those people will never find true health in their everyday lives.

However, those who seek this will be amazed to know that many of our health problems and concerns are easily managed with the approach that The Ralston Health Club provided (and still does!) in their many books of wisdom. According to Ralstonism, no medicine can cure a disease but “complete and absolute adoption of the suggestions made in our treatments will bring the cure.” Unfortunately, once cured, most people revert to their old ways of life and completely disregard the path that must be adhered to in order to maintain perfect health. A Ralstonite is someone who dedicates their life to this natural path and therefore transforms it into a supreme experience instead of a series of illnesses. According to them, a failure in health occurs when “some of nature’s laws have been violated.”

Some of the remedies that this books provides include:

Colds

Constipation

Mental Disorders

Rheumatism

Cancer

Diabetes

Gout

Insomnia

Bad Complexion

Depression and Melancholy

And More!

Many of which will be covered on this website as time permits! Please continue to check back as we continue to deliver this important information to you!

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