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“The object of the Handlebar Club was, and still is, to bring together moustache wearers (beards being strictly prohibited) socially for sport and general conviviality.”

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Members of Handlebar Club posing for photograph, UK, July 1947.  — Nat Farbman

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Members of Handlebar Club comparing ties, UK, July 1947.  — Nat Farbman

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Member of Handlebar Club holding drink, UK, July 1947.  — Nat Farbman

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Member of Handlebar Club kissing woman, UK, July 1947.  — Nat Farbman

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“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”

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–Benjamin Franklin

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Circa 1955, New York, NY — The Ed Sullivan Show Dancers show their Christmas spirit. –Image by © Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis

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Joan Crawford is coming down your chimney… and she’s gotta gun. –Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull Via

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Circa 1953, New York, NY — Audrey Hepburn, recently named the top movie star of 1953 by “Film Daily,” gets a kiss from Santa Claus during ceremonies at the “Heart Thrift House,” in New York Dec. 21.  Miss Hepburn also tied the bow on New York’s biggest Christmas package, “The Heart Thrift House,” a model home exhibited for the benefit of the New York Heart Association. — Image by © Bettmann/Corbis

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Circa 1951– Marilyn Monroe poses while standing inside an oversized nylon Christmas stocking beside a fireplace. Monroe wears a two-piece bathing suit. –Image by © Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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“I wanted to see New York . . . so I tried to see how fast I could do it in.”

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–Howard Hughes

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21 Jan 1937, Newark, NJ — Howard Hughes, famous pilot, seated in cockpit of his record breaking monoplane at Newark Airport. — Image by © Bettmann

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14 July 1938, New York, NY — Pictured winging over the panorama of New York skyscrapers that it left less than four days ago is the silver monoplane, in which Howard Hughes and his four aides girdled the globe faster than it has ever been done before, cutting time, destroying space to the roaring accompaniment of its twin motors. Score one more entry in the history of the world to the credit of American genius, workmanship and progressiveness. — Image by © Bettmann

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11 July 1938, New York, NY — Howard Hughes’ Lockheed 14 Super Electra over New York City — Image by © Bettmann

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
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–John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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1948, Hyannisport, Massachusetts, USA — Kennedy family at Thanksgiving at Hyannisport, Massachusetts. From left: John F. Kennedy, Jean Ann Smith, Rose Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy Sr., Patricia Lawford, Robert F. Kennedy, Eunice Mary Shriver, Edward Kennedy (squatting). — Image by © CORBIS

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Enuff of the preachin’, go and enjoy the parade in vintage B & W–

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Circa 1940, Manhattan, NY:  This float, depicting a scene from the “Thief Of Bagdad,” was among those included in the annual Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Times Square, Manhattan, NY:  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Times Square. Photograph, ca. 1930s. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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1956, Manhattan, NY: Photo taken at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City shows the crowd watching behind a police barricade and children watching in front of the barricade. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Rollie Free made made history aboard a 1948 Vincent HRD V-Twin motorcycle, often referred to as the “Bathing Suit Bike” due to the scant attire of its rider, Roland “Rollie” Free.  John Edgar hired Free to make the attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Sept. 13, 1948. Free initially removed the bike seat and laid flat out on his stomach to minimize wind resistance, and when the stitching on his leathers failed and they began flapping in the breeze, he discarded them too, opting instead for a simple pair of tight bathing trunks, a swim cap, and a pair of tennis shoes. Tragedy could have been the result, but Free averaged a smoldering 150.313 mph, smashing the previous American speed record and establishing a new world record for unstreamlined and unsupercharged bikes.

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Roland Free breaking world's speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats while laying on his bike  --September, 1948.

Roland Free breaking world's speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats while laying on his bike --September, 1948.

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Roland Free breaking world's speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats --September, 1948.

Roland Free breaking world's speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats --September, 1948.

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Roland Free breaking world's speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats while photographers try to snap pictures  --September, 1948.

Roland Free breaking world's speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats while photographers try to snap pictures --September, 1948.

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Roland Free chatting with photographer at Bonneville Salt Flat --September, 1948.

Roland Free chatting with photographer at Bonneville Salt Flat --September, 1948.

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“Sex appeal rises from him like a cloud of steam.”

 

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Adolphe Menjou

Donning a fur top hat & over the knee boots

 

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“Bring the coon-skin home and hang it on the wall” –LBJ

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November 24th, 1925 — Red Grange (wearing raccoon coat seated with reserves on the Chicago Bears during their game against Green Bay) at the Cubs Park Chicago after his signing up with the Bears a day after the closing of his collegiate gridiron career.   Grange’s new Team mate’s as shown in the photo are Left to right: Ralph Scott, Vern Mullen and Oscar Knop. For his appearance in six games, the sorrel top Ball carrier is rumored to make $60,0000. He will don the Bear uniform for the first time in game on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago.  An over flowing crowd is booked. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Circa 1933 — Man In Hat And Raccoon Fur Coat Standing Foot On Bumper Of Chevrolet Roadster Stalled In Snow Storm. — Image by © H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Corbis

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December, 1925, Philadelphia, PA– Here’s a pose of Harold “Red” Grange, the Nation’s football idol, as he appeared on his arrival in Philadelphia with the Chicago Bears, the professional football team which he joined after playing his last collegiate game. Grange was, for the first time, pictured in street attire and seems a little like the phantom of the gridiron in his heavy raccoon skin coat. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Raccoon coonskin coat

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