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Almond Cookie Wreaths

Mix sugar, margarine, milk, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide dough into halves. Tint...

The 1950s World On Wheels

“The fact is, I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part...

Bing Crosby And Son

This trip to Europe was the first step for a father whose biggest purpose in life is his devotion to four...

Peppernuts

Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses, egg, water and anise oil. Stir in remaining ingredients. ...

Mid-Range Family Sedans

Family cars went through enormous changes in the 1940s. Separate wings, running boards, and stand-up headlamps were out, and modern, full-width...

Paintbrush Cookies

Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour....

Great Marques—The Lancia Story

Now reduced to a subsidiary of Fiat-Chrysler, Lancia’s long history blended engineering innovation with style in a manner that few companies...

Magic Window Cookies

Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour....

Small Family Cars

With money short and fuel still rationed in many countries, long after war was over, the focus was very much on...

On His Own—Mario Lanza

Mario finally got his freedom, the hard way, from MGM. Now Lanza’s on the outside wondering—was it triumph or was it...

Temptress—Mitzi Gaynor

“People say I’m a flirt, and they’re right,” confesses Mitzi, who jolted all Hollywood by blossoming into one of its most...

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Mix powdered sugar, margarine, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate...

Great Marques—The Mercedes Story

The two founding fathers of the motor car industry came together when Daimler and Benz merged in 1926—the two companies’ founders...

Improving Car Quality

Intensified rivalry, the rising demands of export markets, and, of course, ever more discerning customers all forced the postwar car industry...

Hardworking Vehicles

Versatile, go-anywhere vehicles, such as the US military’s Jeep, were initially developed for wartime use. After the end of hostilities, the...

Land Rover Series 1

The opening chapter of a very long success story began with a British attempt to replicate the success of the wartime...

International Motor Shows

In bygone times of limited media communications, motor shows gave a unique opportunity to admire and compare the newest models and...

Gallic Charm

In the 1930s the French motor industry had been one of the most vibrant on the planet, but after the war,...

Great Marques—The Citroën Story

Parisian Andre Citroën started business life in the gear-making industry (this is obvious in the double chevrons of the helical gears...

Austerity Motoring

Low-cost motoring had been popularized in the 1920s and 1930s by the Ford Model T in the US and the Austin...

Motoring In Miniature

Motor sport was too frivolous a hobby in occupied France, but at least these adults could enjoy the spectacle of children...

Great Designers—Harley J. Earl

Bombastic, chintzy, overblown—these are some of the criticisms regularly levelled at the designs of Harley J. Earl. But this undoubted overlord...

American Trendsetters Cars

US car-makers big and small kept buyers interested in the latest models by accelerating the introduction of bold, new, full-width styling...

Ava Gardner Wants Out!

Ava’s happy with Frank—but Hollywood’s making her miserable! She wants to get out of the movie colony’s spotlight for a while,...

Great Marques—The Fiat Story

Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino, or the Italian Car Factory of Turin) was founded on 11 July 1899, by Giovanni...

MG TC

Produced from 1935-55, the MG T series was a popular range of small, convertible sports cars, mostly steel-bodied on a wooden...

Number Three For Judy Garland

Judy Garland is Mrs. Luft now. She likes it but Hollywood doesn’t. Already rumors are flying, and many are saying that...

Sports Car Beauties

With the motor industry hitting its stride again after the war, thoughts could turn to sports cars once again. Jaguar introduced...

Louella Parsons’ Good News

Liz is hoping for twins . . . Bergman weeps over Pia’s court testimony . . . Jane Wyman’s rug-cutting party...

Great Marques—The Bentley Story

Today’s Bentleys are some of the most lavish cars available, with a decades-long reputation as the pinnacle of the British motor...

My Home Town—Jane Powell

Jane Powell’s a big-city glamor girl now—but her heart’s still back in Portland, Oregon, her home town. Here, for the first...

Miss Show Business—Betty Hutton

She isn’t happy unless she’s the tops—and Hutton’s up there now with all the greats who ever lived for the sound...

Impressive British Saloons

Britain has always been able to make elegant, formal saloon cars that other countries simply cannot match. After World War II,...

The Joan Crawford Myth

Joan Crawford stepped out of nowhere, right into a dream—and she’s been living there so long it’s hard to remember where...

Alan Ladd’s A Big Baby!

Ever since the day a big boxer named Jezebel arrived, Alan Ladd’s let his house go straight to the dogs!...

Dear Esther Williams

What do people write to movie stars? Here’s your chance to read Esther Williams’ mail before she does and see what...

Pre-War Automobile Designs

During World War II car-makers turned their mass-production expertise over to manufacturing essentials for the war effort, producing everything from tin...

Rita Hayworth Rarin’ To Go!

Be it ever so glamorous—no place is home to Rita Hayworth, unless there’s a man around to make it cozy....

Louella Parsons’ Good News

Judy Garland’s homecoming is the Hollywood party of the year . . . Shelley and Vittorio finally make it . ....

“I Hypnotize The Stars!”

Meet Pat Collins—the sensational new hypnotist who has celebrities like Lloyd Bridges and Sal Mineo doing things they never dreamed they'd...

JFK Came To Our Prom

For obvious reasons, I can’t reveal my name. You may not understand this now, but you will by the time you’ve...

Unmasking Charlton Heston

He is bored by horse-racing, overly fond of oysters and clams and nurtures an elaborate hatred for so-called Cafe Society. He owns...

The Men You Love To Hate

Ever since Warner Oland menaced Pearl White ’way back in silent days, movie villains, in their own dastardly way, have gone...

Who’s Telling The Truth?

Everybody’s talking about a guy and three gals: Gene Kelly and “Les Girls,” Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg. If...