Classic Cinema Spotlight: Romance on the High Seas (1948)
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by A Vintage Nerd
1M ago
Doris Day had a twenty year movie career that began with Romance on the High Seas (1948) and ended with With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). By the time she starred in this film she already had a successful career as a big band singer that began in 1939. She eventually had commercial success in 1945 with two Number one recordings, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown and His Band of Renown. She then left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967. Her performance of the song "Embraceable You" impres ..read more
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Classic Cinema Spotlight: Myra Breckinridge (1970)
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by A Vintage Nerd
2M ago
 Myra Breckinridge (1970) starts out with the first title card of an image of a letter which said, "I must write it all down. Exactly as it happened. While it is fresh in my memory. But my hand trembles. Why? Twice I've dropped the yellow ball point pen. Now I sit at the surgical table making the greatest effort to calm myself, to put it all down not only for its own sake but also for you, Randolph, who never dreamed that anyone could ever act out totally (underlined three times) his fantasies and survive... Myron Breckinridge" A few moments later we meet Myron (played by Rex R ..read more
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Walking in Style with Fashionable Canes
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by A Vintage Nerd
2M ago
I know from personal experience that having to use a walking aid comes with challenges-both physical and mental. Accepting the use of a walking aid can be tricky. But once you do it then becomes all about finding the right walking aid.  Walking aids don't have to be some old clunky thing you use to help you walk better. It can become a part of your personal style. Fashionable Canes has canes that can give you the support you need while also being stylish.  My new cane from Fashionable Canes is lightweight, foldable, and stylish. I tried out my new trusty cane the other d ..read more
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12 Classic Films To Watch on Mother's Day
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by A Vintage Nerd
2M ago
I have heard it said that becoming a parent is not for the faint of heart. After being one for almost seventeen years I can say that it is 100% true. There are so many highs and lows-for yourself as a woman, for each of your children, your spouse, and others around you.  Becoming a mother isn't always a picture perfect experience. Some women face the challenges of divorce, widowhood, neglectful fathers to their children, illness, disability, racism, financial worries, wars, and violence. As beautiful as motherhood can be, it can also be complicated by forces not under a mother's control ..read more
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Vintage Teen: 6 Benefits of Journaling
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by A Vintage Nerd
2M ago
I started journaling at the age of nine back in 1985. I still have most of my journals. That first one sadly perished in a house fire but I still remember feeling the excitement of writing in it and sharing all about my secret crush. It feels so special to be able to look back on your life in such detail because of the gift of journaling.  Here are 6 benefits from journaling: 1. Connect with yourself-create a dialogue with yourself and connect with who you are and who you want to be. 2. Discover  the world around you-writing down the things you experience reconnects you to yourself ..read more
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Classic Cinema Spotlight: The Monster Club (1981)
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by A Vintage Nerd
3M ago
Despite being a critical and commercial failure, The Monster Club (1981) is no ordinary B horror movie. It stars Old Hollywood legends Vincent Price as the Vampire Erasmus, John Carradine as the horror author, R. Chetwyn-Hayes, and Donald Pleasance as the Vampire Hunter Pickering. Each of these A-list stars are known for a massive and diverse body of works as actors but they are each famous for being horror movie icons. The film begins with Vincent Price who plays the Vampire Erasmus walks around looking for a little midnight snack. Before you know it he is nibbling on John Carradine. Althoug ..read more
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Be Inspired: Sunshine Award Questionnaire
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by A Vintage Nerd
3M ago
The nicest thing happened a few months ago. Gill from Realweegiemidget’s Reviews blog nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. It's been ages since I have been gifted one of these. They were really popular when I first started blogging back in 2011. It was really cool to be nominated and thought of by such a wonderful blogger like Gill from Realweegiemidget’s Reviews. Now technically I will not be receiving the award because I cannot nominate 11 bloggers. Frankly the world of blogging especially for us vintage bloggers has changed dramatically over the years. Many have left a ..read more
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West Side Story (1961): An Interview with David Bean ("Tiger" the Jets)
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by A Vintage Nerd
4M ago
I was lucky to meet the lovely Mr. David Bean back in October 2022 at the Chiller Theater Expo in New Jersey. I purchased his book at this event and after reading  When You’re A Jet: A Dancer’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life , I reviewed it on my blog. I was so inspired by his life stories that I decided to try reach out to Mr. Bean in the hopes of conducting an interview. To my surprise I received an email from Mr. Bean himself asking me to give him a call. We started having conversations in December 2023 which then brought me to this magical interview. Mr. Bean was a Jet named ..read more
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Retro Recipes from the '50s and '60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners, and Drinks Everyone Will Love
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by A Vintage Nerd
4M ago
I just love old recipes. I have a slew of vintage cookbooks but the recipes are usually hard for me to understand. I appreciate a cookbook that takes old recipes and fleshes them out for the modern day cook. Retro Recipes from the '50s and '60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners, and Drinks Everyone Will Love by Addie Gundry has heaps retro recipes that include appetizers, dinners, sides, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks.  This cookbook not only shares some delicious retro recipes from the 1950's and 1960's but each recipes includes a detailed photo of what the end ..read more
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We're All Pretty Bizarre From 80s Tees
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by A Vintage Nerd
4M ago
Back in 1985 the late John Hughes wrote the words, “We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.” For those of you that grew up watching The Breakfast Club (1985) it was the first movie that really showed the complexities of being a teen. Trying to figure out who you are, peer pressure, cliques, feeling like an outcast, family turmoil, and the pressures from family-all were displayed in the characters in this John Hughes movie.  Although Hughes himself was in his thirties when he made this film, he never forgot what it was like to be a teen. He ne ..read more
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