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Jet Set Getaway ’68

Lets go back 40 years or so to the late 1960s and when traveling in style was possible with airlines such as British state owned airline BOAC – which had its heydays in the 1960s and early 1970s. Jack Parnell and his Orchestra sets the mood. Our destination? Around the world and back again. What do you daydream about today?...

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A short movie that takes us back 60 years or so, to a time when Broadway and Times Square were the theater and entertainment capital of the USA. Pre Disneyfication and massive tourist invasions. For those of you who likes numbers, there were apparently 40 million twinkling lights around Broadway back then. Many of these places however are gone today. Are there any New Yorkers...

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Libations 101
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Written by Christopher Alm in Daydreaming

White Christmas from 1954

White Christmas from 1954 starring the dynamic duo Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Which is your favorite retro Christmas movie and why? Leave a comment!...

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Bettie Page Varietease Dance

The scrumptious Bettie Page performs a varietease to the tunes of a exotica styled track that sounds like something from Martin Denny or Les Baxter. Bettie Page is often referred to as “The Queen of Pin-Ups” as she became one the most famous models and burlesque dancers of the 1950s and still continues to influence style even today. What do you daydream about today?...

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From the movie It’s Always Fair Weather made in 1955 starring the always brilliant and talented Gene Kelly, this time singing with roller skates around Broadway in New York City. What do you daydream about today?...

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It’s the start of another week and to inspire you here is some more fashion from Paris and London set to the tunes of “The Look of Love”. The clip features scenes from the movies The 10th. Victim, Blow-Up and How To Steal A Million. As a bonus here is the theme for 1970s tv-show “The Persuaders”, starring Sir Roger More and Tony Curtis. The...

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