A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name.

The original Life magazine provided a glimpse of Society, Literature, Politics and Drama, combined with humor and exceptional illustrations. The two page centerfolds are prized for their decorative value, each issue includes advertisements.

The famous illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson was associated with this magazine from very early in his career until the demise of the magazine in the early 1930s. Life was the very first customer for Gibson’s drawings. The more recent Life Magazine published by Time Inc. did not begin publication until 1936.

Original, Antique Print Booklet from 1883 (127 years old)
Printed and distributed January 4 1883. Volume 1 Number 1.
A fantastic find with superbly detailed graphics.
Produced by J.A . Mitchell and Edward S. Martin
Really unique 12 page booklet with old ads, little stories,cartoons, and more.
Measures: 4 1/2 ” by 3 1/2″
In excellent condition, no tears, one bend mark on front cover.
Some browning of pages and very slight rust marks left by the staples at the spine.

Sold – Thank You

Retro Festival 2010 Announced in Bang Saen (Thailand)

Retro Festival

Retro Festival

Various local councils, administrations and private businesses have recently come together to organise the 2010 Retro Festival which will be held in Bang Saen for the second year running.

Bang Saen, the 23rd of February 2010 : After the success of last year’s event, local administrations in co-operation with the Chon-Buri Provincial Administration and various private businesses have come together once again to stage the 2010 edition of the Retro Festival. The theme of the event is period dress and entertainment from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Situated along the popular Bang Saen Beach the festival will be arranged in a truly retro-vintage atmosphere with ballroom, line and traditional Thai ‘circle’ dancing on display. Various market stalls and exhibitions have also been invited to display their retro-wares at the event.

Thailand Retro
Thailand Retro

Various rock bands and solo artists have been invited to play at the event, including; Nuvo, Joey Boy, T-Bone, Settha Sirachaya and many more. The festival will be a two day event over the weekend of the 26th-27th of February.

Yes, I said music on vinyl, a record, an LP, Single, 33 1/3, 45 RPM, maybe even a 78 RPM , a round disk with grooves on it.

Vintage Vinyl
Vintage Vinyl

Music and vinyl had shared a long relationship in the past, however, with when the digital domain came about the CD took it place and now if you have a computer or cellphone you have instanst access to music. As a long term audiophile I still om occasion like to get out an old vinyl record and place it on my vintage turntable for a trip down memory lane. I was elated to discover a company in England that has embraced the production of vinyl records. The Vinyl Factory took over an old EMI production facility and is currently producing vinyl.

Here is an excerpt from their “About Us” page:
The Vinyl Factory Ltd was established in 2001 as a music and arts enterprise. The company now provides a range of services to the music and creative industries: These include studio facilities (TV and audio), design, manufacturing, distribution (physical and digital), retail (physical shop and on-line), marketing, publishing, workspace and professional services.

The company curates and promotes exhibitions, provides and manages event spaces, publishes FACT magazine both bimonthly and on-line (www.factmagazine.co.uk), owns Phonica Records, London’s leading record shop in Soho London (www.phonicarecords.co.uk) and Portalspace Records (www.portalspacerecords.com) & Vinyl Factory Australia (www.vinylfactoryaustralia.com.au) which provides vinyl record manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment). In addition the company acts as a record label (both independently as Vinyl Factory and in joint ventures) and provides funding through various vehicles for independent bands and labels.

Recent joint ventures include Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz and Blur), Primal Scream and the Pet Shop Boys. The resulting art/music products are sold through galleries, events and directly through the Vinyl Factory Editions Shop

(source www.thevinylfactory.com)

Carnegie Hall Hosts Vintage 1920s, 30s, 40s Attire Contest For Max Raabe Concert Guests

Max Raabe

Max Raabe

Max Raabe Performance at Stern Auditorium on the Perelman Stage Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8 PM. Recapture the style and wit of German cabaret culture from the 1920s and ‘30s. The hit of Carnegie Hall’s 2007 Berlin in Lights festival, Raabe and his top-notch band preserve the glamour of Weimar-era music with a nostalgic and hugely entertaining show that the Los Angeles Times calls “irresistible.” The Program consists of the Palast Orchester and Max Raabe, Vocalist

Flaunt your own Vintage Style at the Max Raabe Concert and recapture the style and wit of German cabaret culture from the 1920s and ’30s.

Carnagie Hall Interior

Carnegie Hall Interior

More Information Regarding This Vintage Attire Contest can be found here:

(source www.carnegiehall.org)