Mid-Century Modern Freak

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This Looks Safe
c. early 1960s “He Has Turned Her Head” | Photo: Robert Diament | Collection Moscow House of Photography Museum - Via

This Looks Safe

c. early 1960s “He Has Turned Her Head” | Photo: Robert Diament | Collection Moscow House of Photography Museum - Via

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Opposites Attract
1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama & towering (she’s 6’1”) actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl) | Hermosa Beach, CA | Photo: LeRoy Grannis - Via

Opposites Attract

1965 Hawaiian surfing champion Donald Takayama & towering (she’s 6’1”actress Bettina Brenna (Funny Girl)Hermosa Beach, CA | Photo: LeRoy Grannis - Via

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1963 Hanging Wall Case with Free Edge | Design: George Nakashima from the Edmund J. Bennett Collection

(pictured) George Nakashima, Doris Harris, and Edmund J. Bennett of Bethesda, Maryland. Edmund J. Bennett acquired the largest Nakashima collection from a single owner in history.

“This collection reflects the best elements of Nakashima’s work, but also the relationship between craftsman and client. Over the course of 30 years, Edmund J. Bennett commissioned Nakashima to create a diverse, all-encompassing collection, from desks, chairs, and daybeds to lamps, mirrors, and wall units. It began with a collaboration between two visionaries and continued with Bennett’s lifelong appreciation of an American master.” -  Peter Loughery, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art - Via

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Jumpin’ at the Woodside" | Buddy Rich | Album: Buddy Rich in Miami | Recorded at the Dream Bar, Miami Beach, Florida (1957)

Buddy Rich (drums), Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone), Peter Ind (bass), Ronnie Ball (piano)

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Mid-Century Modern Cruise Ship

The Dutch cruise liner SS Rotterdam, known as “The Grande Dame" sailed from 1959 and is now preserved as a hotel/museum/tourist attraction and permanently docked in Rotterdam, Netherlands - Via: 1 | 2

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Arne Jacobsen & SAS Royal Hotel

The SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen is celebrating their 54th anniversary by celebrating Arne Jacobsen - the master designer of this modernist masterpiece, and the Egg™ and the Swan™ chair - both were created specifically for the hotel. 

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Rat Pack Interiors
1964 Sammy Davis Jr., May Britt, & son Mark Davis at home.

Rat Pack Interiors

1964 Sammy Davis Jr., May Britt, & son Mark Davis at home.

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One O’Clock Jump" | Lester Young & Harry Edison Sextet | Album: Press & SweetsRadio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, November 1, 1955

Harry Edison - Trumpet
Lester Young - Tenor Sax 
Oscar Peterson - Piano
Herb Ellis - Guitar
Ray Brown - Bass 
Buddy Rich - Drums

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1968 PAAM Tube Turntable Stereo Console - Via

1968 PAAM Tube Turntable Stereo Console - Via

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Belgian Pavilion at Floriade |The World Horticultural Expo in Venlo, the Netherlands - Via

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Syrian Shriners Temple | 217 William Howard Taft Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45219 | Status: Demolished - Via

Syrian Shriners Temple217 William Howard Taft Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45219 | Status: Demolished - Via

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Yeh Yeh" | Lambert Hendricks & Bavan

Great vocal version of the Mongo Santamaria instrumental from 1963 and features jazz greats Clark Terry & Coleman Hawkins

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Batgirl…Ready for Action!
Yvonne Craig portrayed librarian Barbara Gordon, and her alter ego Batgirl, in the third season of the Batman television series (1967–1968). Her Batgirl costume incorporated a long red wig to hide her real avocado-style, black hair. - Via

Batgirl…Ready for Action!

Yvonne Craig portrayed librarian Barbara Gordon, and her alter ego Batgirl, in the third season of the Batman television series (1967–1968). Her Batgirl costume incorporated a long red wig to hide her real avocado-style, black hair. - Via

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Long Island Modernism
1963 Murray Gordon House | Architect: Edward Durell Stone | Hewlitt Bay Park, Nassau County, New YorkPhoto: Ezra Stoller - Via

Long Island Modernism

1963 Murray Gordon House | Architect: Edward Durell Stone | Hewlitt Bay Park, Nassau County, New York
Photo: Ezra Stoller - Via

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1964 With his trademark tilted horizon, Garry Winogrand’s photograph of two women in front of the Theme Building by architects William Pereira, Paul R. Williams, Charles Luckman, & Welton Becket | Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Via

1964 With his trademark tilted horizon, Garry Winogrand’s photograph of two women in front of the Theme Building by architects William Pereira, Paul R. Williams, Charles Luckman, & Welton Becket | Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Via

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