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Old 03-21-21, 03:13 PM
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John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
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Old 03-22-21, 06:50 AM
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John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
Obviously a promotional photo for The Quiet Man.
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Old 03-22-21, 08:02 AM
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Old 03-22-21, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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Celebs crew a triplet

Palm Springs, California 1941

Captain: Jinx Falkenburg

First stoker: Jack Benny

Second stoker: Debbie Diggs

Coach: Charles Farrell

note that they look to have ridden to the shoot on their trikes

bonus points for readers who can make out the messages on Mr. Benny's lapels...



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Jack Benny's buttons read:

Top left (his right): ADVISOR GIRL SCOUTS
Middle upper left: JUNIOR G-MAN
Middle lower left: STREET SWEEPER
Bottom left: SHERIFF OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Top Right: A-1 DUDE (small print illegible)
Middle right: MAYOR (small print illegible, may be PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA, where the photo shoot took place).
Near bottom right: FIRE CHIEF
Far bottom right: illegible

The stoker, who is Jinx Falkenburg, wears an INDIAN GUIDE ribbon.

The photo shoot took place in spring 1941. Benny had gone down to Palm Springs to work on the script for his upcoming film, Charley's Aunt. I've seen a handful of different photographs from this session, including one with Benny on the tricycle.
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You guys wouldn't know this, but I'm an artist for a living. I specialize in retro pop art, mostly portrait kind of stuff. This thread gave me a little inspiration to do a cycle related piece.
Rita Hayworth, 38" X 48" Acrylic and Epoxy resin on masonite.

Rita Hayworth had staying power. Still hot in the late 50s, in Pal Joey, for instance.
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Old 04-08-21, 02:18 PM
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78 year old Harrison Ford rocking it on his Colnago C64......what a guy!
He must be really fast! He's got a van drafting him.
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Old 04-08-21, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
He must be really fast! He's got a van drafting him.
It's all because of the FORCE.
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It's all because of the FORCE.
He once rode the Kessel run in under twelve parsecs.
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Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey.


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Great shots, thanks for posting guys!
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Pretty sure that all Jacques Tati movies used bikes in a prominent role. As another actor and important image. One of the greatest directors. Only made 4 features and each ranks in all time best movie lists. Batted a thousand. Not bad. Each film is special, similar, yet distinct.






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Old 07-30-21, 04:48 PM
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Not so much a celebrity on a bike as a celebrity with a bike as prop. This is from the December issue of Vogue, featuring Harry Stiles's controversial photo shoot. Looks like an interesting Raleigh with Tourist stem/bar combo with only the front brake lever and no rods, on what appears to be a chromed Sports frame; with thimble fork and without the bolted-on seatstays of the Tourist. Nice shiny disc covers on the wheels.


If you wear lace-up socks like Harry does you might just be cool enough for this bicycle.


By the way, this was the only thing to read in the doctor's office this morning.
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Old 08-13-21, 04:35 PM
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Staged photo-op fail from the probable next mayor of NYC


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Staged photo-op fail from the probable next mayor of NYC


He looks terrified, which is understandable given how short that wheelbase is with that backwards fork. Might as well be riding a track bike!
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Old 08-13-21, 05:23 PM
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^^^^ Nice shoes and outfit!
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And a bunch from 1989...









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Old 08-17-21, 07:16 PM
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Staged photo-op fail from the probable next mayor of NYC


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...this photo op reminds me of the one with Vice President Dan Quayle where he visits a National Guard facility and is caught holding a weapon backwards...

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And a bunch from 1989...








I'm still totally in love with Belinda. I got to meet the Go-Go's in Portland in 2012.
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I remember reading this issue back in 89 - thanks for sharing
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