Nice work, Paolo!
Oh my goodness! Where have I been?
In dealing with life and work, I have let this blog fall by the wayside. I even turned off the hosting for a couple of years, but I couldn’t bring myself to delete it altogether. My love of vintage never went away.
I have been re-evaluating my websites and blogs (personal and professional) over the past month. I really wanted to blog, but I didn’t have a clear plan. After a lot of thought, I have decided to bring back Touch of Retro.
Since my last post, I have acquired many wonderful vintage catalogs and magazines. I have also inherited a ton of photos and other items. I have so much to share!
So please bear with me while I start up these cool engines. A new design is in the works, as well as a new focus. It will be more personal and hopefully more interesting.
In the meantime, bye bye and buy bonds!
As part of their Legends of Hollywood stamp series, the U.S. Postal Service will honor Gary Cooper, the all-amercian leading man from Hollywood’s “Golden Age.”
His stellar career includes such great films as Meet John Doe, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Beau Geste, Sergeant York, and High Noon.
Buy them quickly or they will be gone! (Because I will buy them all!)
Tom Jones sings “Delilah” on Britain’s Top of the Pops. Please enjoy the singing because you are not going to enjoy the dancing. Apparently, those poor dears are afflicted with “No Rhythm” syndrome!
“The Saint” was a wonderful British television program based on the novels by Leslie Charteris. Roger Moore played the role of Simon Templar, the hero who would leave his “saint-ly” calling card, a stick figure with a halo. You should watch it some time!
Below are two different titles used during the show’s run – one in black & white and the other in color. The first one is just utilitarian, but the second one is very jazzy and hip.
Black & White Intro (short & simple, with a jazzy theme)
Color Intro (longer & more graphics, with a faster theme)