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What “Cool” really means!
50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What “Cool” Really Means!
Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to be classy. Let’s take a lesson from these masters of “old school cool.”
6 time Golden Globe winner Paul Newman boating in Venice during a film festival. (1963)
Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.
Marlon Brando’s screen test in “Rebel Without A Cause”. (1955)
Children of Chicago. (1941)
The gorgeous necklines of the 1950s.
Audrey Hepburn at a premiere on September 14, 1953.
An old family photo from the early 1900s.
Sigourney Weaver in a suit.
Women boxing on a roof in LA. (1933)
A young Harrison Ford.
A young boy stealing the show, back when middle school kids knew how to dance. (1950)
Cosmos host and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson at a college wrestling match.
Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954.
The original way to ‘text’ in Class. (1944)
A young Sean Connery relaxing on the couch.
A gang of greasers in NYC, 1950.
Caroline Kennedy walks ahead while her father, the most powerful man in the world, carries her doll. (1960)
Teenagers and their first car. (1950s)
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his cabinet – 1968. These men knew how to wear a suit.
Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones) in 1967.
Sophia Loren, one of the only actresses to win an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards.
A famous quote of hers: “Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”
Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s.
Three boys pose for a camera on the streets of Jamaica.
A man ice skating in a suit. (1937)
A businessman doubling as a graffiti artist.
The Beatles before they were famous.
This is how teenagers dated in the 1950s.
High school fashion feature in Life Magazine (1969).
Leather clad English rocker girl.
Frank Sinatra stepping out of a helicopter with a drink.
A young Kevin Spacey (1980s).
Dean Martin & Angie Dickinson on the
set of Rio Bravo, 1959.
Girl with typewriter and a smoke.
A couple on Michigan Avenue in Chicago (1975).
A stylish couple in the rain in London (1963).
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip at the horse races (1968).
Muhammad Ali looking dapper.
David Bowie’s mug shot.
Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger sit opposite each other on a train to Bangor. (1967)
A salesman has his motorized roller skates refueled at a gas station. (1961)
A young Michael Caine in 1959.
Brigitte Bardot visits Pablo Picasso at his studio
near Cannes in 1956.
A couple dancing in a 1950’s “Be Bop” theater as
everyone looks on.
Jimi Hendrix backstage at Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.
Girl on a scooter. (1969)
Ernest Hemingway’s striking passport photo. (1923)
The definition of old school cool. Cary Grant in the 1950s.
The people we aspired to be decades ago are much different than the celebrities we look up to today.
The values of our past have nearly vanished, but I’m hoping that if everyone sees this, they might be
convinced to get back to our roots. Please share and remind everyone what “cool” used to be like!
Posted by John Mills on August 9, 2014
Posted by John Mills on June 27, 2014
A boy chained his bike to a tree, 98 years ago, then went to fight in WWI.
The tree is on Vashon Island, which is between Tacoma and Seattle Washington.
Posted by John Mills on May 26, 2014
1936 Stainless Steel FordCompiled and forwarded by: Phil Masters.Canada.In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment
that would become a legacy and a tribute to one of the most dynamic metals ever developed.Allegheny Ludlum, a pioneer producer of stainless steel, proposed the idea of creating a stainless steel car to Ford.The idea took shape in the form of a 1936 Deluxe Sedan.That car became the centerpiece of a campaign to expose the public to the new metal and its many uses.
This is the 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan built for and owned by Allegheny Ludlum Steel.
This is 1 of only 4 in existence and is the only one currently in running and in road worthy condition.The jaw-dropping beauty offered here is one of that tiny production run,recently restored by Lon Kruger, one of the world’s best restorers.The car utilizes the standard 221/85 HP flathead mated to a 3-speed manual and working Columbia overdrive,and has been driven just 18 miles since its restoration.The only privately owned example, it won 2 trophies at the Early V-8 Club Auburn 2009 event,First Place at the 2009 Hershey AACA event and was nominated for the 2009 AACA Car of the Year.
The car is in exceptional condition, with the interior and even the frame looking great.
All 4 cars each had over 200,000 miles on them before they removed them from service.These cars were built for Allegheny as promotional and marketing projects.
The top salesmen each year were given the honor of being able to drive them for one year.
The V-8 engine (max 85 hp) ran like a sewing machine and was surprisingly smooth and quiet.
I thought this was a much better looking automobile than the Ford Thunderbird that visited us last year.
FYI, the car was insured (we were told) for the trip to Louisville via covered trailer for $1.5 million.We were also told that the dies were ruined by stamping the stainless car parts, making these the last of these cars ever produced.
Posted by John Mills on May 17, 2014
3. Train Cemetery , Bolivia
4. Vozdvizhenka Aircraft Graveyard , Russia
5. Anchor Graveyard , Portugal
6. Soviet Tank Graveyard , Afghanistan
7. Submarine Graveyard , Russia
8. Moynaq Ship Graveyard , Uzbekistan
10. Phone Booth Graveyard , UK
Posted by John Mills on April 21, 2014
These great questions and answers are from the days when Hollywood Squares’ game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now!
Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)
Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.
Q. If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.
Q.True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years…
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.
Q.You’ve been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A.. Don Knotts: That’s what’s been keeping me awake.
Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he’s married?
A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.
Q.Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency..
Q.What are ‘Do It,’ ‘I Can Help,’ and ‘I Can’t Get Enough’?
A. George Gobel: I don’t know, but it’s coming from the next apartment.
Q.As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I’ll give you a gesture you’ll never forget.
Q.Paul, why do Hell’s Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
Q..Charley, you’ve just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A.. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I’m too busy growing strawberries.
Q.In bowling, what’s a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.
Q.During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I’m always safe in the bedroom.
Q.Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A.. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.
Q.When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?
Q.If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark..
Q.According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.
Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.
Q.Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
Q.Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.
Q.According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh
WE DON’T STOP LAUGHING BECAUSE WE GROW OLD,
WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP LAUGHINGEnjoy and pass on to your friends.
Posted by John Mills on February 24, 2014