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  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of 1940's films1940's films 2 years ago

    Letter to Warner Brothers: A Night in Casablanca

    Groucho Marx
    Abstract: While preparing to film a movie entitled A Night in Casablanca, the Marx brothers received a letter from Warner Bros. threatening legal action if they did not change the film’s title. Warner Bros. deemed the film’s title too similar to their own Casablanca, released almost…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Don’t throw that water away! Keep the pot of water in which you blanched your vegetables covered, on a cold burner at the back of your stove or in the refrigerator. Every day or two blanch more vegetables, of any kind, in the same water. Each vegetable will absorb some of the salt and impart flavor and nutrients to the water. At the end of the…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of 1940’s Food and Drink1940’s Food and Drink 2 years ago

    GOOD VEGETABLES

    I was lucky growing up – not only was I often in my family grocery store and surrounded by the personal chefs of the rich and famous, but my mother’s family were farmers…. old southern and half French. I was never one of those kids who hated eating vegetables. In fact, I loved them! When I was barely able to walk or talk, I…[Read more]

    • Don’t throw that water away! Keep the pot of water in which you blanched your vegetables covered, on a cold burner at the back of your stove or in the refrigerator. Every day or two blanch more vegetables, of any kind, in the same water. Each vegetable will absorb some of the salt and impart flavor and nutrients to the water. At the end of the…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of 1940’s Food and Drink1940’s Food and Drink 2 years ago

    POT ROAST

    If you can only cook one dish, it should probably be pot roast. Pot roast is inexpensive, healthy and will feed one person for a week or a family for several days. All you need is a stove and an oven, a cast iron pan (roasting pan or casserole dish are optional) a good piece of meat, a few good vegetables and a little flour. Perhaps…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Blowing Rock, originally…… lived all over since then. Cashiers is still a great town, but the old money is gone in BR and it is mainly a tourist town now – still gorgeous though, with great waterfalls and trails. If you visit, stay at the Green Park Inn for a touch of the old atmosphere and class.

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of 1940’s Food and Drink1940's Food and Drink 2 years ago

    Next to beautiful women and music, my passion is food and wine (and beer, whiskey and cigars…… but I digress). I was very fortunate to grow having Mrs. Rombauer (author of the classic, Joy of Cooking) as a summertime neighbor in the little resort town in the mountains of NC where I was born. It was a remnant of another era – grand hotels,…[Read more]

    • Paul replied 2 years ago

      Heya! What part of North Carolina? Many moons ago (mid 1980’s), my wife and I ran a small resort in the town of Cashiers. A wonderful time that I’m lucky to have experienced. Great people, great food.. and such a beautiful area!

      • Blowing Rock, originally…… lived all over since then. Cashiers is still a great town, but the old money is gone in BR and it is mainly a tourist town now – still gorgeous though, with great waterfalls and trails. If you visit, stay at the Green Park Inn for a touch of the old atmosphere and class.

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of 1940's Men's Fashion1940's Men's Fashion 2 years ago

    Here is a great article from the website, “The Art of Manliness” … How To Shave Like Your Grandpa: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/01/04/how-to-shave-like-your-grandpa/

    I’ve tried nearly every modern razor on the market, from blade to electric shaver. Nothing beats my grandfather’s 1940’s safety razor – it gives the closest, most even…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of Swing music - Big BandSwing music – Big Band 2 years ago

    The Great Fats Waller playing his classic “Ain’t Misbehavin” from the film “Stormy Weather”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSNPpssruFY

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of Swing music - WesternSwing music – Western 2 years ago

    The Time Jumpers live at Larry’s County Diner… top notch musicianship: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cixiEyfeJSg

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of Swing music - WesternSwing music – Western 2 years ago

    Take Me Back To Tulsa – classic Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–_AXFcm48o

  • oldsouth posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    This part was quoted from the review on Amazon – should have been in quotes:

    “It’s a smooth and gentle ride on the A Train to Harlem. Travel back to the early days of rhythm and blues at old haunts like The Apollo, The Savoy, and The Cotton Club in this one hour musical special “Lullaby of Harlem.”
    You’ll get a thrill on Sugar Hill with the Delta…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of Swing music - Big BandSwing music – Big Band 2 years ago

    Here is an excellent documentary on 40’s swing. With the exception of Billie Holiday singing “God Bless The CHild” (classic and not to be missed!), it is very high energy, happy music, with great dancing… guaranteed to brighten your day!

    It’s a smooth and gentle ride on the A Train to Harlem. Travel back to the early days of rhythm and…[Read more]

    • This part was quoted from the review on Amazon – should have been in quotes:

      “It’s a smooth and gentle ride on the A Train to Harlem. Travel back to the early days of rhythm and blues at old haunts like The Apollo, The Savoy, and The Cotton Club in this one hour musical special “Lullaby of Harlem.”
      You’ll get a thrill on Sugar Hill with the Delta…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of Swing music - WesternSwing music – Western 2 years ago

    Sittin’ On Top of the World….. watch Bob’s eyes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sS5jSbV0Vg

  • oldsouth posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Here is a great guide to 1940’s men’s hats from Vintage Dancer, a site run by a friend (Debbie), who I am sure will be joining us soon: http://www.vintagedancer.com/1940s/1940s-mens-hats-styles/

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of 1940's films1940's films 2 years ago

    The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRcsysUjNc8
    The above link will take you to the seldom seen 1947 movie starring the actual Dorsey Brothers themselves! Because the leading men weren’t actually actors, the acting isn’t great, BUT THE MUSIC SURE IS!!! Paul Whiteman and Art Tatum also perform…. amazing!

    • Paul replied 2 years ago

      This is one that has managed to pass me by for some reason, and I’m usually good at digging out the obscure. I see I’m going to have to make time for this one, it looks like a real gem!

  • oldsouth posted an update in the group Group logo of Swing music - Big BandSwing music – Big Band 2 years ago

    I’ve been listening to a lot of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey lately, both together and in their separate bands. I’m really amazed by the quality of music they performed. They could swing as hard as anyone or play as sweet as anyone. Their soloist and (of course, singers like Sinatra, Helen O’Connel, Bob Eberly, etc) were among the best. You could…[Read more]

  • oldsouth posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    What kind of brim do you prefer? I like stingy brims and snap brims myself. Paul Frederick has a nice collection, but I still like to browse ebay and thrift stores first.

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