When Rosie the Riveter traded the noisy factory for a cozy kitchen she turned in her coveralls and tied on pretty and practical aprons. Thanks to changed societal values and a media blitz, this switch to domesticity had a big effect on women’s fashions in the post-World War II world.
The doors of Glendale’s historic Chazan Building opened again when the mayor of this southern California city, Frank Quintero, joined the great grandson of the original owner for a ribbon cutting ceremony this past June 18.
Bertha Cool’s Custom Clothiers encourages ‘rescue, restore and reinvent’ of vintage fashions
Familiar illustrations show medieval monks laboring over one-of-a-kind manuscripts, distant forbearers of modern books. Their painstaking works stayed chained to slanting reading stands or lecterns, accessible only to a privileged few.
On April 23, 2008, the child prodigy who helped displace cares and concerns during the Great Depression celebrated her 80th birthday. She shares that birth date with William Shakespeare (1564-1616).
The Québec Winter Carnival claims title to the world’s largest such event, one that attracts some million visitors willing to brave freezing temperatures. This Canadian pre-Lent festival is ranked as the world’s third largest carnival, just behind the Mardi Gras celebrations
This month a quiet “call of the world” can be heard for observing the 132nd birth date on January 12 of the man responsible for The Call of the Wild, a novella many consider the greatest dog story every written.
Over-the-top-giving is something the average citizen can’t afford during this or any other holiday season. It may be fun reading about one-of-a-kind posh presents Neiman Marcus touts, but faraway trips in regular planes – let alone private ones – are out of the question for most people.
Built of solid concrete in 1935-1936 and occupying an entire city block, the Fresno Memorial Building proved an imposing example of what is known as “Monumental Moderne with Art Deco details.”
Countless numbers of people belong to a Bridge Club. There are many more who find time to play Poker, Pinochle, Whist or Canasta with friends or family members.