SINGING HOT DOGS VIDEO (2007)

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The year is 1958. To kick off “4th Of Julie Week” at the American Photo Colorizing.com photo blog – we’re presenting some of our photo animation and great Doo Wop/Rock & Roll music by The Pyramids. The song is “Hot Dog Dooly Wah” recorded in 1958. So, turn up the volume to “11” – and roll back the rug. It’s Singing Hot Dogs video time, as produced a few years ago at American Photo Colorizing.com’s “Redwood Avenue Studio” on the beach in Southern California.

Maximize your viewer to Full Screen, crank up the speakers, pedal to the metal, and “Straight on ’til morning!”

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PIN-UP – MARGUERITE CHAPMAN (1945)

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The year is 1945. What would World War II have been without Pinup Girls? Marguerite Chapman grew up in Chatham, New York, and became a successful John Powers Agency model – after her friends prodded her into it. Marguerite’s kisser was featured on magazine covers of the late-1930s.

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In 1939, Hollywood came a-callin’ – leading to a long, successful career in film and television. Some of her many film credits include: “Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum” (1940), “You’re In The Army Now” (1941), “Appointment In Berlin” (1943), “Mr. District Attorney” (1947), “Flight To Mars” (1951), and “The Seven Year Itch” (1955), starring Marilyn Monroe.

Marguerite appeared on a number of classic television shows of the 1950s, ’60s & ’70s.
“Pepsi Playhouse” (1954), “Studio 57” (1954-57), “Rawhide” (1959), “Perry Mason” (1960), “Frontier Circus” (1962), “Marcus Welby, MD” (1971), Hawaii Five-O” (1975), and “Police Story” (1976) are among her TV credits.

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Over the past couple of years, I’ve come to look forward to opportunities to colorize publicity photos of the classic World War II-era cover girls and Hollywood actresses. The quality of the images is usually first-rate; the scenes are often artistic in nature; and well . . . you must admit, they’re easy on the eyes. When you’re staring at the same photo for hours on end – a cute girl makes the time pass a whole lot faster.

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1945 - Marguerite-Chapman - Halloween (BW Cropped)

1945 - Marguerite Chapman - Halloween 2

DUKE KAHANAMOKU (1925)

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The year is 1922. Here’s legendary Hawaiian surfer and Olympic swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku teaching actress, Laura Anson the crawl stroke, during filming of “The Impossible Mrs. Bellew”. Conrad Nagel and director, Sam Wood look on.

On June 14, 1925 Duke rescued eight men from a fishing vessel that capsized in heavy surf while returning to the harbor at Newport Beach, California. Of 29 fishermen who went into the water – 12 survived. Duke was responsible for saving 8 of them, by paddling his surfboard to the fishermen, loading one man on – and paddling to shore. Duke did this 8 times. Newport’s police chief called Duke Kahanamoku’s efforts “the most superhuman surfboard rescue act the world has ever seen.”

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1922 - Duke Kahanamoku (R1)

1922 - Duke Kahanamoku - ALT 2

BOYS OF SUMMER (1910)

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The year is 1910. Here we are in the first week of summer -and to celebrate, we’re at the beach at Waikiki. Yesterday we met the Girls of Summer 1920 – and today, it’s the boys’ turn to soak up the sun. These suntanned fellows are all brothers – including 2nd from the left – the Babe Ruth of Surfing and Olympic Swimming, Duke Kahanamoku! Duke is generally credited with popularizing the Hawaiian sport of surfing in the United States. Yes, long before The Beach Boys and Dick Dale – there was Duke!

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1910 - Duke Kahanamoku & Brothers (O)

1910 - Boys Of Summer (Duke Kahanamoku)

GIRLS OF SUMMER (1920)

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The year is 1920. This is the first week of summer -and to commemorate it, here we are at the beach in Southern California. These healthy examples of Roaring ’20s “untamed youth” are some of Mack Sennett’s famous bathing beauties – stars of the silver screen. Fellows, now don’t you go falling for these perky young super-models. They would’ve been about 115 years old today. But over a century ago, these were the Girls of Summer.

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1920 - Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties (O)

1920 - Mack Sennett Beauties At Beach

LEAVE IT TO BIEBER (1959 MEETS 2014)

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The year is 1959. Well, yeah – it’s more like 1959 MEETS 2014. After two weeks of visiting the American Civil War’s blood, gore ‘n’ guts – I decided to take a little colorizing trip into the Theatre of the Absurd.

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CIVIL WAR – BRANDY STATION, VA (1864)

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The year is 1864. This week, American Photo Colorizing.com blog is continuing its special feature on daguerreotype photos of the American Civil War. Here’s are Major General Rufus Ingalls and Union Cavalry at the time of the Battle of Brandy Station

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1864 - Brandy Station, VA - General Ingalls (O)

1864 - Brandy Station, VA - General Ingalls