(5) typo — “people laying on the grass” should be “people lying on the grass” but so what, it’s the thought that counts.
It’s all so clear now… Q & A with Dr. Paul Kells…
A. Yes, But only certain types.
A Disease ‘Worse Than Alcohol’
Dr. Paul Kells | The Miami News
Aug 13, 1954
Were you aware that some homosexuals are never “detected?” They “walk the streets and do their jobs” just like us non-deviants. However, there is one fail-safe test. Ask the (male) suspect if he has curtains or window-treatments. If he says, “I have a St. Pauli Girl poster covering the window” then he’s one of us. But if he has window-treatments…? Hide your children, and stay away lest it rubs off on you. No pun intended.
I’d like to see the Sunday thumbnail sketch about “how perverts took over a town.”
Laura de Force Gordon
When a 100-year-old time capsule was unearthed and opened in San Francisco in 1979, a pamphlet written by Gordon on California geysers was found inside. On the flyleaf, she had written: “If this little book should see the light after its 100 years of entombment, I would like its readers to know that the author was a lover of her own sex and devoted the best years of her life in striving for the political equality and social and moral elevation of women.”
Laura was a lawyer, suffragette, journalist and the first woman to run a daily newspaper. She was also (presumably) able to walk in that dress, an attribute I admire over all the others.
Veronica Lake That may be her plane; she was a pilot and once flew from L.A. to NYC to ditch one of her husbands. She was a great moll in several film-noir movies but her career hit the skids by the ’50s. She was said to be difficult to work with; her behavior most likely was influenced by mental illness and alcoholism. She continued to act in small TV rolls and in theatre. One of her last roles was in 1969 as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire on the English stage. She won rave reviews for her performance.
April 11, 1899: Chemist Percy Julian Is Born
On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Julian (today’s Google Doodle) was born. Julian held more than 100 chemical patents, wrote scores of papers on his work, and received dozens of awards and honorary degrees.
The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory.
Watch NOVA's “Forgotten Genius,” the story of how African American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.
PEP (Person of Exceptional Prominence) Spot Light: John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967)
Legendary jazz performer and inductee to the Jazz Hall of Fame, John Coltrane is one of the most dominant figures that has influenced generations of jazz musicians. Prior to his association with musical greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hodges, and Earl Bostic, John Coltrane entered military service in 1945 and played in the Navy jazz band while stationed in Hawaii.
When Coltrane entered military service, all personnel were required to have a chest x-ray as part of their induction requirements. Within John Coltrane’s record, one such x-ray exists. As the reformatting staff of the Preservation Programs at St. Louis scanned his military record for public use, his x-ray was scanned also. There are several preservation reasons why x-rays are scanned. First, the x-ray is part of Coltrane’s file, and thus an integral part of his historical record. Secondly, providing a scanned image eliminates the need for a user to wear clean gloves so no oils from their hands would transfer onto the silver emulsion of the x-ray. Thirdly, the x-ray base is cellulose acetate film (a.k.a Safety Film) which decomposes over time letting off gases that smell like vinegar, hence the commonly used term “vinegar syndrome”. Vinegar Syndrome occurs when acetic acid is released from the acetate based film leading to the vinegar smell. This deterioration makes the plastic film base brittle, buckle, shrink, and liquefy. Keeping the film in a controlled environment helps reduce the continuation of the base’s degradation. Lastly, the x-ray can be scratched easily if not handled appropriately.
On occasion, the x-rays are digitally enhanced so the image is clearer, and in doing so, helps the researcher and improves public access. These documents and x-rays are placed on DVDs so researchers can access exact replicas and prevent damage to the original document.
This pi may be old, but it’s still delicious.
Gah, I love vintage Coronet Instructional Films. You can watch the whole Coronet archive here, for free!
Happy OKKULT Pi Day
EXCERPTS >|< Meaning Of Pi (1949)
A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Meaning of Pi (1949). The video Explains how pi denotes the ratio of a circle to its diameter, shows the use of circles in art, industry and commerce, outlines a procedure by which the numerical value of pi can be checked and reviewed, and describes the discovery and importance of pi.
We invite you to watch the full video HERE
Excerpts by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images.
A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.
All the water on Europa compared to all the water on Earth.