Cash sang about what he knew—like life growing up working in the fields on his family farm in Arkansas. He was influenced by the music he was surrounded by; folk songs sung by his mother, hymns sung in church and work songs he heard in the fields and in the railroad yards. Cash’s music hasContinue reading
To be a true American Icon, something (or someone) must have origins within the American culture. That first spark might have occurred abroad, but Americans embraced it and made it uniquely their own. So many have tried to emulate them, but these American icons are totally unique.
For more than 50 years, she played on both big and small screens. From humble beginnings—once not being able to afford pencils for school—Lucille Ball eventually took America by storm as one of our most well-loved and funny actresses. Born August 6, 1911, the star of I Love Lucy left an imprint on the entertainment industry.Continue reading
It’s a sad week for retro news (and we really, really don’t want to turn this blog into a massive obit site), but we can’t help but bid a fond farewell to 1950s icon Annette Funicello. Plenty grew up watching her on Mickey Mouse Club, and in later years as she blossomed into a legendaryContinue reading
Remember Little League? I sure do. Played six seasons before turning fourteen and focusing on hockey, the game for which I’d developed an all-encompassing passion. And, I remember my first baseball bat. A Louisville Slugger. Pure wood. Junior size. I remember proudly carrying that bat—my own bat—to every little league game I played until IContinue reading
One of the most recognized works in American art is Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting, Nighthawks. Nighthawks features people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. The oil on canvas original measures 33-1/8″ x 60″. It is Hopper’s most famous work and within months of completion the Art Institute of Chicago bought it for $3,000.Continue reading
The Three Stooges have a rather complicated history, yet we all know the names Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp. The original stooges were Moe Howard, Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. The trio stemmed from a 1925 vaudeville act, and their first film was 1930’s Soup to Nuts. Shemp’s initial stooge membership, however, was short-lived. FedContinue reading
Harley-Davidson® Advertising Through the Years One of the most striking characteristics of Harley-Davidson® advertising is the company’s adaptability to the times. Because of this, Harley-Davidson® advertising has always been reflective of the time in which it was created. In effect, Harley advertising serves as a type of timeline of the values and interests of theContinue reading