Vintage Pulp Aug 18 2012
SCUBA DO
It must be her hundredth dive.

Above, a page from the Goodtime Weekly Calendar of 1963 with an image from Burton McNeely, who when last seen a couple of months ago was working above water, but this time decided to try a new perspective with a scuba diving model. She’s obviously on her hundredth descent (for those who don’t know, tradition in the tropics is to celebrate dive number one hundred by going in naked, but how forcefully you’re encouraged to do so depends either on what you look like or how much you had to drink when the subject came up). Anyway, the results here are rather nice. Can’t wait to see dive two-hundred. The quotes this week are as usual, including a musing from that acclaimed social critic Fred Flintstone.

Aug 18: “A lie could run around the world before truth could get its pants on.”—Cordell Hull
 
Aug 19: Raving beauty: A girl who finishes last in a beauty contest.
 
Aug 20: A farmer’s sign on the field for corn-strippers: “How would you like to be stripped in public?”
 
Aug 21: “No matter how high you hang an awning, in summer it’s only a shade above the street.”—Sam Cowling
 
Aug 22: “Men pay for alimony because it’s the supporting thing to do.”—Freddie Flintstone
 
Aug 23: Sign in a furniture store: Best beds in town for love or money.
 
Aug 24: Points to ponder: If sex is really such a driving force, why is so much of it found parked?
 
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The headlines that mattered yesteryear.
February 20
1935—Caroline Mikkelsen Reaches Antarctica
Norwegian explorer Caroline Mikkelsen, accompanying her husband Captain Klarius Mikkelsen on a maritime expedition, makes landfall at Vestfold Hills and becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica. Today, a mountain overlooking the southern extremity of Prydz Bay is named for her.
1972—Walter Winchell Dies
American newspaper and radio commentator Walter Winchell, who invented the gossip column while working at the New York Evening Graphic, dies of cancer. In his heyday from 1930 to the 1950s, his newspaper column was syndicated in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide, he was read by 50 million people a day, and his Sunday night radio broadcast was heard by another 20 million people.
February 19
1976—Gerald Ford Rescinds Executive Order 9066
U.S. President Gerald R. Ford signs Proclamation 4417, which belatedly rescinds Executive Order 9066. That Order, signed in 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, established "War Relocation Camps" for Japanese-American citizens living in the U.S. Eventually, 120,000 are locked up without evidence, due process, or the possibility of appeal, for the duration of World War II.
February 18
1954—First Church of Scientology Established
The first Scientology church, based on the writings of science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, is established in Los Angeles, California. Since then, the city has become home to the largest concentration of Scientologists in the world, and its ranks include high-profile adherents such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
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