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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {September 26, 2012}

{A new article from the Huffington Post announced Hitlers boyhood home in Austria is up for grabs, and not without fears of neo-nazi condos.  Make’s us nostalgic for the days of Hexing Hitler. Photographed for LIFE magazine. Circa, 1942}


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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {September 20, 2012}

{A tear from am unknown Vintage Comic book.}


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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {June 8, 2012}

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“How I Became The Bride of Frankenstein”

Here’s some old time tom foolery to pass the tides. As much a fan we are of vintage clothes and styles, we’ve always felt particularly charmed by magic of toys. This spooky spin on the classic paper doll has all the romance and style we seem to forget when remembering this iconoclast of supernatural style – Frankenstein’s Bride.

and everything else too has uncovered this rare 1964 cardboard cut out classic which cleverly combines style with the classic horror tale. The collection of outifts feature something for every occasion. From the market, to the sea, to the wedding gown itself- there’s definitely something for every ghoulish gal out there.

Got any favourites? Bound to be some gruesomely gorgeous style inspirations to gorge over. A monster for all seasons, indeed. 

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Ventriloquy: That, Dummy, Ain’t Funny!

Sometimes the thought of a porcelain doll could make us jump into our bed and hide under the covers.  But today we want to bring attention to the forgotten art of Ventriloquy.

Yes, once upon a time, people didn’t just use dolls to instill fear in small children and grown up alike.  There was a time when performing with a doll was a science! It was a huge part of the world of Vaudeville.  To bewilder and astound audiences with trained voices that could not be explained, and techniques and tactics to amuse and delight!

The first known use of Ventriloquy was back in 1584 if you’d believe it! Originally, ventriloquism was a religious practice. The name comes from the Latin ‘for to speak from the stomach’.  The Greeks called this gastromancy.  The noises produced by the stomach were thought to be the voices of the unliving, who took up residence in the stomach of the ventriloquist. The ventriloquist would then interpret the sounds, as they were thought to be able to speak to the dead, as well as foretell the future.

Naturally, the practice of interpreting sounds made by the human body after death was not so natural for most.  Manipulating a corpse to mimic speaking left most instinctively offended, and the whole art came off as ‘eerie’.  As a matter of fact, in the Middle Ages, Ventriloquism was thought to be similar to witchcraft.  As Spiritualism led to stage magic and escapology, ventriloquism became more of a performance art.  By the 19th Century it shed its mystical roots and has since become the freaky dummy play we know and love today.


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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day [April 3/2012]

1890-1910, [gentleman in costume embracing a mannequin], François Bruner


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