HEART ATTACK & VINE | “THE BACK” AKA VIKKI DOUGAN MADE MARVELOUS EXITS IN THE ’50s

What happened to Vikki Dougan? The model once known as “The Back” had her Hollywood career cut short.
Hollywood gossip columns produced a profuse number of groan-inducing puns. In 1957, Hollywood Today column headlined “Vikki Dougan … Backs Into a Film Career,” Erskine Johnson suggested that Ms. Dougan’s dresses are “lower in the back than a teenager’s hot rod.”
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“GREASER MICK” COLLECTION | NEW TEES, STICKERS + KOOZIES BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Our “Greaser Mick” tees have long been among our very best sellers~ and we’ve expanded the collection with two new Greaser Mick styles!

Above is our lightweight cotton-blend classic 3/4 sleeve raglan tee.

Did you know we also have “Greaser Mick” Koozies, Stickers, Pins!

CHECKOUT OUR EXPANDED “GREASER MICK” COLLECTION!

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Above is our new mid-weight cotton classic white T-shirt.

We have received a lot of requests for this easy-to-wear, instant classic t-shirt!

Don’t forget to check out our “Greaser Mick” Koozies, Stickers, Pins!

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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID | BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE 1969 CLASSIC

According to William Goldman, when he first wrote the script and sent it out for consideration, only one studio wanted to buy it, and that was with the proviso that the two lead characters did not flee to South America. When Goldman protested that that was what had happened, the studio head responded, “I don’t give a shit. All I know is John Wayne don’t run away.” Goldman rewrote the script, “didn’t change it more than a few pages, and subsequently found that every studio wanted it.”

William Goldman said that many young people saw the super posse in ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ as a metaphor for the government and authority during the years of anti-war protests. He said his students said the similarity lay in the relentlessness by which both “would hunt you down.”

With nine wins, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ currently holds the record for the British Academy Awards (BAFTAs). It won for picture, actor (Robert Redford), actress (Katharine Ross, direction (George Roy Hill), screenplay, cinematography, film editing, sound, and score. It won every award it could, as its tenth nomination was a dual nomination for Best Actor. It was the top-grossing film of 1969, and today is considered one of Hollywood’s greatest westerns.
Paul Newman said this was the most fun he’d ever had making a film~ and that he and Robert Redford drank a lot of beer in Mexico. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was filmed in 1968 in Utah, Colorado, and Mexico. It cost $6 million to film, but earned over $102 million at the box office in 1969, which would be around $725 million currently, adjusted for inflation.
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CANDY BARR | SMALL TOWN TEXAS GIRL, BURLESQUE STRIPPER, AND MOB DARLING!

During the 1950s the burlesque stripper, Candy Barr, received nationwide attention for her stripping career in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Then there were her encounters with the law, the death of her second husband, and her sentence to a prison term for drug possession. Candy Barr was a darling of the mob and had relationships with both Mickey Cohen and Jack Ruby. Whew! And below are a timeline of her sorted history, and the legendary Dallas strip clubs where it all began.
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NEW TEE DESIGNS: NOWHERE FAST’S “WINGED WHEEL” & OUR TSY “CHINO ~ THE WILD ONE”

The Selvedge Yard is stoked to partner once again with Devyn Haas, the design genius behind NOWHERE FAST for the “WINGED WHEEL” collection that has now launched in our TSY ONLINE SHOP!

“NOWHERE FAST~ WINGE WHEEL” TEES DESIGNED BY DEVYN HAAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SELVEDGE YARD!
NOWHERE FAST “WINGED WHEEL” T-SHIRT COLLECTION AVAILABLE IN OUR TSY ONLINE SHOP!

*** THESE TEES ARE MOVING FAST! LITERALLY! LIMITED RUN OF 50 T-SHIRTS! ***

THE DETAIL AND SHARPNESS OF THE DESIGNS… YOU’D SWEAR IT WAS HAND-PAINTED WITH A FINE PIN-STRIPER BRUSH!

“NOWHERE FAST” Kustom Designsprinted on 100% Cotton Tee! 

WINGED WHEEL” TEES designed with~ (5) different screens, (2) colors each, (3) unique designs on each tee! There’s a lot of love in this tee~ so it ain’t cheap!

Left Chest Print: Small WINGED WHEEL” original art, dope!

Back Print: Large “WINGED WHEEL”original art, Hell yes!

Tag Print: Original NOWHERE FASTinspiration by Devyn Haas, dig it!

Designed by: Devyn Haas ~ Renowned Philadelphia artist, builder, and DJ!

BACK DESIGN OF THE NOWHERE FAST (BLACK W/GREY + CREAM) “WINGED-WHEEL” COLLECTION
TSY “CHINO / THE WILD ONE” T-SHIRT AVAILABLE IN OUR TSY ONLINE SHOP

DEBBIE EVANS | STUNTWOMAN + AMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTED MOTOCROSS / TRIALS RIDER

Debbie Evans is considered one of Hollywood’s top stunt women. The writing was on the wall from the age of six when she started riding motorcycles in her hometown of Lakewood, California. By the age of nine she started competing in the sport of motorcycle trials. Her father, David Evans competed in motorcycle observed trials and she grew up attending motorcycle competitions and learned her riding and trials skills from her father. He is an icon himself, having been featured in the seminal motorcycle documentary movie, “On Any Sunday.”

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SERGE GAINSBOURG’S “HARLEY-DAVIDSON” SUNG BY BRIGITTE BARDOT ON FRENCH TV, 1967

Brigitte Bardot singing on a Harley-Davidson built by Parisian custom motorcycle pioneer Maurice Combalbert. The H-D Flathead was used by Bardot as she performed her wacky love proclamation to the iconic motorcycle on her 1967 French television special— Brigitte Bardot Show. Serge Gainsbourg was watching her performance of his “Harley-Davidson” song from the wings. She included “Harley-Davidson” as one of 15 songs on her 1968 album Brigitte Bardot Show.

Do not miss the video below of Brigitte Bardot’s performance, and the cool stage set.

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THE MORMON METEOR III | THE JENKINS BOYS OF BONNEVILLE RACING ON A RIBBON OF SALT

The newly completed Mormon Meteor III at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1938. Note the original exhaust manifold that was later replaced by individual stacks.

“This is the story about two men, father and son, their racing cars, their lives and the salt flats where they ran their most famous trials. Ab Jenkins was the son of Welsh immigrants, first a carpenter by trade and then a prominent building contractor, who grew up with the automobile and found a new career in driving cars fast but safely.”

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CAROL DODA DOUBLE D | THE LEGENDARY TWIN PEAKS OF SAN FRANCISCO STRIPPING HISTORY

THE LEGENDARY SAN FRANCISCO STRIPPER CAROL DODA, WHO PASSED IN 2015.

Carol Doda was a powerful pioneer that took the profession of stripping out of the shadowy margins of American society and gained worldwide fame as a topless dancer in the 1960s and ’70s. “San Francisco history is made up of characters, and Carol certainly was one of those, ” said Charlotte Shultz, chief protocol for San Francisco. “She changed Broadway and made news around the world. People said, ‘Only in San Francisco,’ and we didn’t mind people saying that.” ~VIA SFGATE

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BO DIDDLEY “THE ORIGINATOR” OF ROCK WITH DRIVING-RHYTHM, AND HARD-EDGED GUITAR!

Bo Diddley was so important and influential to early rock ‘n’ roll music that The Animals covered his song ~ “The Story of Bo Diddley!”

Bo Diddley was a singer and guitarist who invented his own name, his own guitars, his own beat and, and with a handful of other musical pioneers, rock ’n’ roll itself. In the 1950s, as a founder of rock ’n’ roll, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and a few others reshaped the sound of popular music worldwide, building on the template of blues, Southern gospel, R&B and postwar American vernacular culture.

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