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Discovered: The Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Literary Digest, 1923)

One of the first American magazine articles heralding the November 4, 1922 discovery of the ancient tomb of King Tutankhamen (1341 BC 1323 BC) by the British archaeologist Howard Carter (1874 1939); who was in this article, erroneously sited as an American:

"What is thought may prove the greatest archeological discovery of all time has recently been made in Egypt, in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor. Two chambers of a tomb have been found filled with the funeral paraphernalia of the Egyptian King Tutankhamen, and hopes are entertained that the third chamber, yet unopened, may contain the royal mummy itself."


The First N.Y. Exhibit of Paris Art Made During the Occupation (Art Digest, 1946)

"Recent paintings from Paris have been brought to New York by Pierre Matisse (1900 1989) and are now on view at his 57th Street Gallery [at the Fuller Building]. Represented are the Pierre Bonnard, Jean Dubuffet, Andre Marchand, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault."


The Craze for 1920s Flagpole Sitting (Literary Digest, 1929)

Here is a 1929 magazine article that makes clear for us in the digital age just how appealing the fad of flag pole sitting was to the YouTube-starved teenagers of the Twenties. This article tells the tale of Avon "Azie" Foreman and Jimmy Jones, two courageous flag pole sitting sons of Baltimore who inspired their feminine Maryland counterparts, Ruth McCruden and Dorthy Staylor, to ascend to perch. Flag pole sitting seemed so heroic that one woman was so moved as to put pen to paper and write:

"It was to me an inspiring sight when little 'Azie' slid down the pole. He had shown the indomitable spirit and courage of a real Christian youth, like the Crusaders of old, and I was proud to be there to applaud him. It is from such boys great missionaries are made."


Who Was Tougher: The Germans or The Japanese?? (Yank Magazine, 1944)

By the end of 1943 Major General Joseph Lawton Collins (1917 - 1987) was one of two U.S. generals to give battle to both the Japanese in the East and the Germans in the West (Curtis Lemay was the other general). In this two page interview with YANK MAGAZINE correspondent Mack Morriss, General Collins answered the question as to which of the two countries produced the most dangerous fighting man:

"The Jap is tougher than the German. Even the fanatic SS troops can't compare with the Jap...Cut off an outfit of Germans and nine times out of 10 they'll surrender. Not the Jap."

Click here to read another article in which the Japanese and Germans were compared to one another.

Click here to read an interview with a Kamikaze pilot.




The Tin Can (Click Magazine, 1945)

"An English engraver, Thomas Kensett, who came to the U.S. in 1812 is responsible for the huge tin can industry. When Nicholas Appert invented a method of preserving sterilized food in air-tight bottles, Kensett visualized the possibilities of food in cans. He got a patent in 1825 and set up a factory, sold canned food to masters of sailing ships. His cans really were of tin; but today, though the name has clung, they are 98 1/2% steel with a thin coating of tin."

You might also like to read about the necessity of tin can recycling during W.W. II.


Errol Flynn on Trial (Yank Magazine, 1943)

During the war years, the boys on the front loved reading about a juicy Hollywood scandal just as much as we do today, and Errol Flynn could always be relied upon to provide at least one at any given time. The closest thing to a Hollywood tabloid that the far-flung khaki-clad Joes could ever get their hands on was YANK MAGAZINE, the U.S. army weekly that also provided them with the news from all battlefronts.

Movie star Flynn was tried by the California courts for having gained a fair measure of carnal knowledge from two feminine California movie fans who were both under the age of 18; said knowledge was gained while on board the defendant's yacht, The Sirocco.

More about this trial and Flynn's other scandals can be read here...




Shavian Witticisms (Coronet Magazine, 1947)

Multiple and myriad are the clever epigrams that have been attributed to the famed Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856 1950) - and attached you'll six additional chestnuts to add to the list.

Compiled and transcribed by the journalist Leonard Lyons in an effort to relay to generations yet unborn that wit and conversational spark that Shaw has been remembered for all these years.These particular ones recall the bon mots he tossed out while prattling-on with various assorted gliterati of his day; yapers like Clare Boothe Luce, Orson Welles, Judith Anderson and tennis champ Helen Wills.

Further reading: The Wit and Wisdom of George Bernard Shaw




Marijuana in the Thirties (Literary Digest, 1938)

During the closing days of 1937, Clarence Beck, Attorney General for the State of Kansas made a radio address on the Mutual Broadcasting System concerning the growing popularity of Marijuana:

"It Is estimated the Narcotic Bureau of the New York Police Department in 1936 alone destroyed almost 40,000 pounds of marijuana plants, found growing within the city limits. Because of its rapidly increasing use, Marijuana demands a price as high as $60 a pound." (continued)

Click here to read a 1930s magazine article about Mexican Dope smuggling.


When the Bob Smiths of America Stood Together (Pageant Magazine, 1951)

In 1951 there were 30,000 American men named Bob Smith. When it came to their attention that one of their own had been seriously hurt they came together as one.


The Death of Diana Barrymore (On the QT, 1960)

A sad article about the suicide-by-bottle choice that was made by actress Diana Barrymore in 1960.

As children, both John jr. and Diana were largely ignored by their famous father, John Barrymore, who preferred to simply pay their bills from afar and see them as rarely as possible. Young John, having abandoned all hope of ever playing a meaningful roll in the life of his father and seeing that the U.S. Navy valued him more, lied about his age and joined the Navy at 13. In later years he was much like his sister - he lead a life devoid of much meaning and drifted off into the bottle.

Here is a 1942 magazine interview about a happier Diana Barrymore--




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