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Jul 22
Hecho en Houston.
vintagesportspictures:

San Diego Chargers back Lance Alworth (1963)

Hecho en Houston.

vintagesportspictures:

San Diego Chargers back Lance Alworth (1963)


H-town skyspace.

roomonfiredesign:

Artist James Turrell’s ‘Skyspace’ in Houston, Texas.

(via dailydoseoftexas)


Donny does Dallas.
retropopcult:

Little Donny Osmond

Donny does Dallas.

retropopcult:

Little Donny Osmond


Jul 21

Tom Tierney, Who Made paper Dolls an Art Form, Dies at 84.

Paper dolls are thought to have originated in 18th-century France, when Marie Antoinette’s dressmaker created miniature documentary records of her mistress’s wardrobe.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, newspapers and magazines regularly printed paper dolls for readers to cut out. But by the 1970s, television — along with mass-produced dolls like Barbie — had largely eclipsed the humble paper doll.
After Mr. Tierney entered the field, a spate of diminutive two-dimensional figures sprang to life on his drawing board, including American presidents from Washington to Obama; Henry VIII and his wives (buyers craving historical accuracy can take scissors to Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard); and movie stars like Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake and Lana Turner.
Meticulously drawn and colored, and annotated with historical information, Mr. Tierney’s paper-doll books are not just for children — and some are not for children at all. His aim, he often said, was to contribute to the visual literature of costume history. …
John Thomas Tierney was born on Oct. 8, 1928, in Beaumont, Tex. After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Texas in 1949, he worked as an illustrator for local department stores.

Tom Tierney, Who Made paper Dolls an Art Form, Dies at 84.

Paper dolls are thought to have originated in 18th-century France, when Marie Antoinette’s dressmaker created miniature documentary records of her mistress’s wardrobe.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, newspapers and magazines regularly printed paper dolls for readers to cut out. But by the 1970s, television — along with mass-produced dolls like Barbie — had largely eclipsed the humble paper doll.

After Mr. Tierney entered the field, a spate of diminutive two-dimensional figures sprang to life on his drawing board, including American presidents from Washington to Obama; Henry VIII and his wives (buyers craving historical accuracy can take scissors to Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard); and movie stars like Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake and Lana Turner.

Meticulously drawn and colored, and annotated with historical information, Mr. Tierney’s paper-doll books are not just for children — and some are not for children at all. His aim, he often said, was to contribute to the visual literature of costume history. …

John Thomas Tierney was born on Oct. 8, 1928, in Beaumont, Tex. After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Texas in 1949, he worked as an illustrator for local department stores.


Pour out for Bret Maverick.

Pour out for Bret Maverick.


Jul 20

Sunday morning music.


Jul 19
Roadside rest stop in Scurry, TX, by Nicolo Sertroio, from passages II, rest areas (2012).

Roadside rest stop in Scurry, TX, by Nicolo Sertroio, from passages II, rest areas (2012).


Jul 18
Friday Farrah.

Friday Farrah.


Bobcat Stadium, Dimmitt, TX.
from Jeff Wilson’s brilliant book, Home Field:Texas High School Football Stadiums from Alice to Zephyr.

Bobcat Stadium, Dimmitt, TX.

from Jeff Wilson’s brilliant book, Home Field:Texas High School Football Stadiums from Alice to Zephyr.


Created by Aaron Spelling, hecho en Dallas.
superseventies:

The Mod Squad, 1970

Created by Aaron Spelling, hecho en Dallas.

superseventies:

The Mod Squad, 1970


Jul 17
RIP, Johnny Winter.

A native of Beaumont, Winter was a fixture at [Austin’s] Vulcan Gas Company in 1968. …In one infamous story, Winter and his rhythm section of Uncle John Turner and Tommy Shannon were to open for the Muddy Waters Band for two nights. Muddy and band drove all day to get to the Vulcan and arrived just as their headlining set was to start. They performed a rather perfunctory hour and change set, which meant it was only about 11:15 p.m. so Winter played a set after Muddy, who was in his dressing room and came out to hear that amazing blues guitar playing. Muddy called a friend on the payphone, held it out for a minute of Johnny’s music, and got back on the line. “He white!,” Muddy exclaimed. “He REALLY white!”

 - from writer Michael Corcoran’s most excellent Facebook feed.

RIP, Johnny Winter.

A native of Beaumont, Winter was a fixture at [Austin’s] Vulcan Gas Company in 1968. …In one infamous story, Winter and his rhythm section of Uncle John Turner and Tommy Shannon were to open for the Muddy Waters Band for two nights. Muddy and band drove all day to get to the Vulcan and arrived just as their headlining set was to start. They performed a rather perfunctory hour and change set, which meant it was only about 11:15 p.m. so Winter played a set after Muddy, who was in his dressing room and came out to hear that amazing blues guitar playing. Muddy called a friend on the payphone, held it out for a minute of Johnny’s music, and got back on the line. “He white!,” Muddy exclaimed. “He REALLY white!”

 - from writer Michael Corcoran’s most excellent Facebook feed.


Red Garland, hecho en Dallas.

Red Garland, hecho en Dallas.


Dandy.
vintagesportspictures:

Don Meredith (1967)

Dandy.

vintagesportspictures:

Don Meredith (1967)


Jul 16
Everybody.
goshyesvintageads:

Blue Bell Inc, 1986

Everybody.

goshyesvintageads:

Blue Bell Inc, 1986

(via retropopcult)


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