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Chicago Gang Cards

Apparently in the 70’s and 80’s in Chicago (and probably else wear) gangs carried with them a nice little bit of PR – calling cards. These come from the days when a gang was more of a neighborhood crew then what it has become.  These were the days of “fists, bats, and bottles” rather than AK-47s and drive-bys. Most of the gangs were just about the neighborhood and hanging out. Though I don’t think I’d trust The Almighty Gaylords or the Gaylordettes if I wondered into their turf.

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Stone Greasers

 

The Almighty Bishops

Simon-City Royals

 

Future Chicago Player’s

 

Insane Freaks

 

Almighty Kildare – N – Fullerton Gaylords

 

The Gaylords

 

Gaylordettes – Girl Gang

 

Vikings

 

Stoned Freaks

 

Thee Almighty Schurz People

 

Insane Freaks

 

Proud Members of Hanson Park

 

Almighty Gaylords

 

Around Here the Cross is the Boss (Gang name?)

 

Almighty Freaks

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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

Once again: Fuck 2016

Iggy’s Keyboard Player 1977

David Bowie and Iggy Pop first met at NYC hotspot, Max’s Kansas City, in 1971, while Bowie was on tour with his album The Man Who Sold the World. The then-largely unknown Iggy made a deep impression on Bowie, (and was part of the inspiration for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona). Bowie invited Pop, who was experiencing heroin addiction, to London, where he helped mix Iggy and the Stooges’ album Raw Power. Though the album would eventually become a classic, the band collapsed under the weight of Pops drug addiction and general bad behaviour. Returning to California, Pop would check himself into a mental institution in an attempt to overcome his heroin addiction. Bowie remained one of his few friends and visitors. In 1976 riding a wave of hits Bowie toured his most recent album Station to Station bringing Iggy along for the ride. The pair moved into an apartment in West Berlin, (over an auto parts shop) where Bowie would began the first of his Berlin trilogy of albums – LOW, and also collaborating on writing and recording Pop’s first solo album, The Idiot. In 1977, Iggy Pop finally went on a 30-date world tour as a solo act.  His backup band included David on keyboards and backing vocals. Bowie remained truly in the background behind the keys. No costumes or stage show, Bowie wore bell bottom turned up jeans, flannel shirt and cap. It was meant to be Iggy’s show not the more famous Bowies’. That year the two also collaborated on Pop’s second album, Lust for Life, which would become Iggy’s long-awaited critical and commercial success, (with the title song eventually appearing in tons of commercials and films, most notably the opening for the Danny Boyle film Trainspotting). Iggy and Bowie would remain friends for the rest of Bowies’ life.


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Vintage Nude LP Covers

Great covers from around the world. The sixties were a great time for this stuff. Japan seemed to lead the way with some truly beautiful covers and models. The combinations were a bit weird. Why not throw a fine naked girl on a bad piano jazz LP. It’s bound to sell a few copies. I doubt that these would pass the censors today. How did we get less adventurous and more PC in 50 years?

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Let Me Sell You Something – Beautiful Movie Posters

Sorry about this, but here’s a shameless promotion and some sweet movie posters for sale. They’re all cool art and would look smashing on your wall. We just opened on online store specializing in vintage clothes and home decor. You should go there – http://dearwolfvintage.bigcartel.com. If you want one of these beauties send me a note or comment here (they’re not up on our store yet). Don’t worry there won’t be too many more commercials. Back to our regularly scheduled blog. – J.

& Year Itch - Marilyn Monroe  French Moyenne 23" x 31" $300

& Year Itch – Marilyn Monroe French Moyenne 23″ x 31″
$300

Deadlier Than the MAle - Elke Sommer  French Moyenne 23" x 31" $125

Deadlier Than the MAle – Elke Sommer French Moyenne 23″ x 31″
$125

Kitten w/ a Whip - Ann Margaret.  French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $300

Kitten w/ a Whip – Ann Margaret. French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$300

Midnight Cowboy - John Voight & Dustin Hoffman - Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78"  $150

Midnight Cowboy – John Voight & Dustin Hoffman – Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″ $500

Secret Police - French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $150

Secret Police – French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$150

Summer Love - John Saxon - US  27" x 41" on linen

Summer Love – John Saxon – US 27″ x 41″ on linen  $125

Quatermas and the Pit aka 5 Million Miles to Earth - Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78"  $150

Quatermas and the Pit aka 5 Million Miles to Earth – Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″ $200

The Hunger - David Bowie Italian 1-Sheet 33" x 55"

The Hunger – David Bowie
Italian 1-Sheet 33″ x 55″  $150

How to Murder Your Wife - Jack Lemmon   French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $100

How to Murder Your Wife – Jack Lemmon French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$100

001, Destination Jamaica - French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $100

001, Destination Jamaica – French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$100

Journal of a Semi Virgin - French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $75

Journal of a Semi Virgin – French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$75

French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $75

French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$75

Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78" $100

Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″
$100

The Third Key - US  27" x 41" on linen

The Third Key – US 27″ x 41″ on linen  $225

Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78" $100

Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″
$100

Shameless Promo for My New Vintage Store

My wife and I have been collectors and pickers for years. We’re opening up the new online version of our shop called Dear Wolf. Great, beautifully designed stuff from the 1930’s to the 90’s. Clothes, Accessories, Furnishings and Ephemera. Have a quick look. All the stuff here isn’t in the store yet, but should you want any of it message me through this blog for prices and availability. We’re at – http://dearwolfvintage.bigcartel.com/ https://twitter.com/DearWolfVintage and https://www.instagram.com/dear_wolf_vintage/

Vintage Hand Painted levis Jacket - David Bowie

Vintage Hand Painted Levis Jacket – David Bowie

1956 Mexican Movie Poster - Pension de Artistas

1956 Mexican Movie Poster – Pension de Artistas

1970's Mayor Dailey Neighborhood Program T-Shirt, Chicago

1970’s Mayor Dailey Neighborhood Program T-Shirt, Chicago

Vintage Wood Theater Chairs - Set of 6

Vintage Wood Theater Chairs – Set of 6

Old Animal Motif Indian Kantha

Old Animal Motif Indian Kantha

Vintage Leather Motorcycle Jacket - Hand Painted w/ 1920's Russian Movie Poster

Vintage Leather Motorcycle Jacket – Hand Painted w/ 1920’s Russian Movie Poster

Cast Aluminum Deco Door Knocker Peephole

Cast Aluminum Deco Door Knocker Peephole

Blue and Brown Ladies Boots

Blue and Brown Ladies Boots

Buddhist Church Drum And Bugle Corps Felt Banner - 11'x 3'

Buddhist Church Drum And Bugle Corps Felt Banner – 11’x 3′

Antique Leather Dr.'s Bag

Antique Leather Dr.’s Bag

1930's - 40's Elaborate Steamer Trunk

1930’s – 40’s Elaborate Steamer Trunk

Vintage Hand Painted Levi's Jacket - Buxom

Vintage Hand Painted Levi’s Jacket – Buxom

1970's Scaasi Dress

1970’s Scaasi Dress

Vintage Kids Wicker Rocking Chair

Vintage Kids Wicker Rocking Chair