Ultra Swank From all of us here at Ultra Swank, to all of you – happy retro flavored Christmas! 2011 was a great year for us and we are hoping that next year will be even better. We’ve got some swank surprises lined up for 2012 and the first one will be revealed in January already. Until then, don’t forget to check out and contribute to the Ultra Swank Photo Group on Flickr, which now houses close to 9,000 unique images! Thank you all for your continued support and friendliness! Hope that Santa brings whatever you wished for. See you next year for more retro adventures! ( continue reading... )

The Cocktail Nation

The Cocktail Nation: Kenny Sasaki

Episode 323    Aug 17th 2014

We are in Tokyo Japan to talk to Kenny Sasaki from the Tiki Boys about his latest release called Bird Island. I’ve got a great little story about Mel’s Diner for you, and it turns out other radio shows have been talking about me so we will play some audio from that and find out what people have been saying about me. News as well about a bio pic about a legend of the sixties, Russ Meyer and you will be surprised who wants the role and of course the death of Lauren Bacall.

Ultra Swank From all of us, to all of you. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and have a great new year! Ultra Swank will resume our normal posting soon. Meanwhile, check out the Ultra Swank photo group on Flickr. There are close to 5,000 images in our archive now, amazing! What was your favorite moments of 2010? (Image source) ( continue reading... )


Ultra Swank So 2010 is upon us, it does has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? It really feels like we are in the future, not only because of the movie 2010 — but also because of the nice round number which makes me think of catchy retro futuristic theme songs like the one from The Jetsons and Captain Scarlet. Ultra Swank has been around for ( read more... )

Ultra Swank From all of us, to all of you. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and have a great new year! Ultra Swank will resume normal posting soon. Meanwhile, why don’t you check out the Ultra Swank photo group on Flickr. There are over 500 photos and it is growing by each week. Thank you to everyone who is contributing to it! ( read more... )

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Travel Remember what it was like? When jet travel was luxurious and exciting. When you dressed up in your best suit or dress before boarding the plane. When working as a stewardess was almost the same as being a astronaut. For you who doesn’t, let’s go back in time to 1970. When the first trans Atlantic flight to London was made with the Boeing 747 by ( read more... )