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Elizabeth Taylor – Goodbye, Violet Eyes.

White diamonds and violet eyes, rest in peace Elizabeth Taylor. (1932-2011) Old-time stardom and Hollywood royalty. Humanitarian. Many others will say it better, but as a great fan of your movies and especially ones of the 1940's and 1950's, thank you for giving me the sheer pleasure of watching your craft.  Thank you for giving me Priscilla in Lassie Come Home, Velvet ... Read More »

WWII – Airplane Nose Art

Rebellious individualism, American style. It quickly became a sense of great pride and identity for our fighting soldiers to paint the nose of their aircraft during WWII, and it evolved from crews pasting pages from magazines like Esquire and Look onto the plane.  The paintings reflected the spirit of the times, and it was a way for our soldiers to ... Read More »

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