Tag Archives: 1948

Eye On Design: Indian Chief Roadmaster Motorcycle

Indian Chief Motorcycle
All Photos By Gail

The Indian Chief Roadmaster was designed as a handsome, comfortable rival to Harley-Davidson’s heavyweight touring bikes as Americans took to the road in the years following World War II. Indian’s top model, the Chief Roadmaster (1948) exuded power and style. Note the Indian Head on the front fender as well as the custom-fringed leatherwork. Now, imagine how it would look flying in the wind as the bike speeds toward the horizon!

Indian Chief Motorcycle
Photographed in the Autry Museum pf the American West in Los Angeles, California.

Indian Chief Motorcycle

Modern Art Monday Presents: On Time Off Time By Dorothea Tanning

On Time Off Time

Dorothea Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism, and she was the 4th and final wife of famous German surrealist Max Ernst (1891 – 1976).

In her own words Tanning noted the following about On Time Off Time:
“What I remember most about this picture is the support. It was a piece of wonderful linen that I stretched and prepared myself. It was the only time I ever did any such thing. And then, of course, when it was done, I felt I had to make some rare precious picture on it, and I think the words I used were the key to the enigmatic quality that I wanted.” Other than that, not much is known about this painting’s meaning.

Dorothea Tanning died at her home Manhattan in 2012, home at age 101 – wow!

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

Happy 65th Birthday, Alice Cooper!

Alice Cooper Sneer

Everyone who knows me knows that all of my Alice Cooper love goes 100% out to the original band of that name. But without Vincent Damon Furnier, there would have been no original band, so it’s not entirely possible to separate the two. Vince (aka Alice) celebrates 65 years on the planet today, having been born on February 4th, 1948. Hello, Hurray.

Happy 65th Birthday, Michael De Barres!

Michael Des Barres Turns 65
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This Birthday write up for actor/musician/famous ex-husband Michael Des Barres, who celebrates 65 years on the planet today (January 24, 2013) is so hilarious, but also, flattering: Click Here!

Happy 64th Birthday, Robert Plant

Robert Plant Young Portrait
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Robert Plant was born on this day, August 20th, in 1948. Happy 64th Birthday, Robert!