Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures
Ride the Monorail
Written by Christopher in Event

Ride the Monorail

The Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 with the theme Century 21 has to be the coolest fair ever! Go from downtown Seattle on the monorail, speeding along high above the streets of Seattle. The fair was home of the Space Needle, one of the most famous Googie architecture landmarks in America, it still stands there today if you want to visit it. It was also...

Les Baxter plays with Sand Pebbles
Written by Christopher in Music

Les Baxter plays with Sand Pebbles

This Les Baxter piece was released circa 1966-1967 around the same time as the press book for the movie “The Sand Pebbles” was published. Although it isn’t a official song from the soundtrack (which Jerry Goldsmith produced), it was released as a promo 45 RPM vinyl by Crescendo (GNP Crescendo 382) with Balan Samba (Bandeira) from Brazil Now (GNP Crescendo 2036) on the back side,...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

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Another Story
The Cocktail Nation on October 8th, 2017

Podcast #466: Another Story

The World’s Largest Store
Written by Christopher in Stores

The World’s Largest Store

This is Macy’s in New York circa 1964. Here you’ll find everything a swinging bachelor needs, from swank furniture to the latest music. Just look at the crowd of people outside waiting to get in, or are they just trying to get a cab during rush hour?...

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