There are of course a lot more wonderful people but I only wrote Enough to fill out a single page maybe I’ll do this again using other names or maybe names of oc’s with my stupidly pretty handwriting hehe ☺️😊
A masked model in a one piece swimsuit stands next to a plywood panel labelled “Sizing Up Mrs. Tacoma”. The 1955 Tacoma Home Show had an added feature- a contest to find the perfect Mrs. Tacoma Housewife. Contestants had to be between 18 and 35, married, have at least one child and be Pierce County residents for at least 6 months. They were judged on “housewifely arts,” poise, charm and appearance. Finalists were tested on how quickly they could make a bed, how well they could iron a shirt, and the looks and appearance of their best baked goods. Equally important was how well they had “trained” their husbands, judged by how well the males could change a diaper. Although contest organizers repeatedly stated that height and weight did not matter, Mrs. Tacoma would also need to parade in a swimsuit and high heels. The winner was Mrs. Lowell Doud, the wife of a lumberjack. Tacoma Public Library
On this day in music history: March 29, 1979 - “Breakfast In America”, the sixth album by Supertramp is released. Produced by Peter Anderson and Supertramp, it is recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA from May - December 1978. Following their previous album, “Even In The Quietest Moments” featuring their first US top 40 single “Give A Little Bit” (#15 Pop), the British progressive rock band will begin work on the follow up in April 1978, recording demo versions before the start of tracking sessions in May. Continuing where the previous album left off, they will begin to craft material that is more pop oriented and radio friendly, which will see them expand further expand their audience, winning over a huge new fanbase. Upon its release, it will be a huge critical and commercial success, spinning off three singles including “The Logical Song” (#6 Pop) and “Take The Long Way Home” (#10 Pop). The albums’ now iconic cover artwork (featuring actress Kate Murtagh dressed as a waitress posed as the Statue Of Liberty, with a mock up of the island of Manhattan behind her made entirely of boxes, plates, cutlery, and bottles spraypainted white) is designed by graphic artists Mick Haggerty and Mike Doud, and will win a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 1980. “Breakfast In America” will spend six weeks at number one (non-consecutive) on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Photograph of Mamie Eisenhower reading, 1913. National Archives.
Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (1896-1979) was the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and First Lady from 1953 to 1961. Mamie married Eisenhower at age 19 in 1916. The young couple moved frequently between military quarters in many postings, from Panama to the Philippines. As First Lady, she entertained a wide range of foreign dignitaries, who reacted well to her confident style and splendid costumes.