It seems some toys have their roots in ancient civilization. Like children of today, playing with toys was a favorite past time in the ancient world. This artifact is part of the Berlin antiquities collection. The yo-yo is probably one of the oldest toys. It is believed early yo-yo toys were either made out of […]Read more "Boy Playing With a Terracotta Yo-Yo (440 B.C.E)"
Mary Shelly ushered in modern science fiction with the publication of Frankenstein . The novel about Victor Frankenstein with his knowledge of science created a monster has captivated readers and has been adapted into films. This is the first edition released to the public . It should be noted that Shelly’s name does not appear on […]Read more "The First Edition of Frankenstein (1818)"
This photograph is significant in many ways. It demonstrates the passing of the torch to a new generation of athletes. Muhammad Ali boxer and human rights activist paved the way for many African American athletes. His activism did not just focus on the peace movement and civil rights, but equality within the sports world. Wilma […]Read more "Muhammad Ali, Wilma Rudolph, and Florence Griffith Joyner"
Universal Studios dominated horror films in the 1930s. They would not have been able to do this without the talented actors such as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Films such as Frankenstein and Dracula scared and amused audiences. These films became enshrined in popular culture so much so adults and children dress up as these […]Read more "Rivals:Horror Movie Stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff Documentary (1995)"
Phillip K. Dick science fiction writer and author explains in this interview about the differences in literary expression in both France and America. Dick was the author of Man in The High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , which would later on be adapted to television and films. Dick criticizes American desire for […]Read more "Phillip K. Dick Interview in France (1977)"
Stand up comedy is in many ways is an art form. Laughter and comedy have been used to educate and expose hypocrisy in American politics. Dick Gregory used his stand up talents in the name of civil and human rights. He was not afraid to discuss race relations or American politics to the audiences he […]Read more "Dick Gregory on Late Night with David Letterman (1984)"
The drawing above shows Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in their first Warner Brothers Cartoon. Animation drawings are done first before being transferred to cells in which they will be inked and painted. Prior to computer technology animation was done all by hand. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Tex Avery cartoon “A […]Read more "Bugs Bunny Animation Drawings (1940)"