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  1. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 1 day ago

    Re – IamJayBluE said, about 2 hours ago

    @Lois

    Very good example!

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    It seems to me that the popularity of Esther Williams movies in the 40s and 50s could be a major reason why Aunt Fritzi and Phil spent to much of their date-time either at the beach – or at the local swimming pool!

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    Aunt Fritzi and Phil at the Beach and at the Pool
    at FritziRitz.com
    http://www.fritziritz.com/?paged=58

  2. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 1 day ago

    Re – IamJayBluE said, about 17 hours ago

    I say this all the time.. and not just for famous entertainers… There are “everyday folk”, too, who also have shared their talents with us all in our everyday lives, in one way or another, and who aren’t “media darlings”… and who barely get a mention, or a brief “hmm…” before people move on, that is, in comparison to the “24 hr. news cycles” about people we don’t personally know, but seem to get a lot of attention..

    And too, when it comes to celebrities, specifically, I’ve also seen how some celebs get just a brief mention, but certain other ones get a whole “parade”, almost, in all the papers, mags and TV networks ..

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    I would agree – there were very few mentions of Esther Williams when she passed away last year – except for a movie marathon on Turner Classic Movies. But I can surf over five or six channels on any given day, and come up with a Robin Williams marathon. Many of our older celebrities made significant contributions – yet, their contributions are ignored. It seems to me that Esther Williams was the one who spear-headed the movement to add synchronized swimming to the list of recognized Olympic sports. She lived to the ripe old age of 91! That feat alone should have put her in the record books – but her passing was barely noticed!

  3. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 4 days ago

    Re – Abby Normal said, about 19 hours ago

    Did they have coiled phone cords in those days? And red ones? I don’t think so. Oh well, it’s a cartoon strip!

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    I kind of doubt it. Remember – this is supposed to be the 1940s – shortly after Pearl Harbor. The average telephone hanging on a wall would have occasionally been brown – but, most often – it was black. It would have included a little megaphone type device which you spoke into, which was mounted on the phone. Then there was a cord, which was attached to the phone box. If you weren’t tall enough to reach up to speak into the mouth piece, you had to get a chair or a step stool to stand on. There was also a little crank on the right hand side. As a general rule, you didn’t “dial” a number. You rang the little crank on the right hand side until an operator answered. Then you would say – I want to speak to Joe Doakes in Chicago. The operator would know right away which state Chicago was in – (schools were better back in those days) – and there was usually only one person named Joe Doakes in Chicago who had a telephone, and she would connect you to Joe Doakes. I don’t know when colored telephones became available. I think it was some time in the late 50s or early 60s. Especially, a public phone would have been one of the no frills types.

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    Link to a picture, showing the average wall phone available in the 1940s.

    http://www.cowboycountrymagazine.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/trailblazers0411_01.jpg

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  4. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 22 days ago

    It was wonderful to see Walt and Skeezix. Hopefully, since it is now officially autumn and the leaves are falling, they will be allowed to remember some of those walks in the woods which they used to take, to take in all of the fall colors!

  5. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Random Acts of Nancy 25 days ago

    Translation – For Sale Cheaply.

  6. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Mutt & Jeff 26 days ago

    From the ladies’ fashions, I would put this somewhere in the 40s. Definitely during a time when radio was the most prevalent form of evening home entertainment!

  7. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 27 days ago

    I’m thinking that, IF we are all lucky – and, since the leaves are beginning to fall – Slim will find a whole collection of pictures of Walt and Skeezix – taking their yearly hike through the woods, in order to check out all of the autumn colors! Plus, of course, some pictures of Wallet family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations of years gone by. Plus, of course, it would be really great to see Walt and Skeezix, remembering some of their past walks through the woods – and remembering some past Wallet family gatherings during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays!

  8. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy about 1 month ago

    Wonderful way to remember the day. I counted a sum total of TWO Go Comics strips which are in my list which remembered today’s date! Unfortunately, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it! Three comics remembered if you count the One Big Happy strip which is carried by Arca Max! Thirteen years ago today, when I first heard the news, I was just unpacking from a trip to the Washington, D.C. area, and had just left a flight which flew from Dulles to Denver. It was wonderful for the Nancy strip to remember this date. It is very sad, though, that the vast majority of strips seemed to forget.

  9. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 2 months ago

    I am beginning to see a pattern here. Every day, there will be one panel of Bob Leslie speaking in slang, and another panel, with Bob Leslie explaining what his slang terms mean. This could be VERY slow going – and could take us WAY past Halloween! One of the critiques I read about the Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective comics was that all of that dialogue did not really adapt itself very well to the comic book format. Hopefully, someone will have read some of those critiques – and paid attention to them!

  10. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 2 months ago

    Re – SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    “Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective” as written by Robert Leslie Bellem, used a lot of colorful slang. So this seems to be in line with the homage. —

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    While all of that IS typical to the Dan Turner mysteries, it is going to be a snail’s pace until past Halloween – IF every day, Leslie/Dan lets fly some obviously made-up slang from his own, private stash – then must explain it all over again, explaining what he meant in every day English.