Doing the Shimmy Shake (1922)

You might be forgiven for thinking that the photo on the left dates from around 1968 or 1969.  From the Isle of Wight Festival, for example, or from Woodstock or Glastonbury.  In fact it’s a still from a 1922 film […]

The Fugitive Futurist

I’ve long been intrigued by earlier generations’ visions of the future.  I remember I had as a child in the late 1950s and 1960s some few children’s books of transport, for example, that envisioned future machines and modes of travel […]