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    Unexpected Gems – Liza Minnelli Use Me

    1970s, Music, Unexpected Gems • 2272 Views

    Born into Hollywood royalty, daughter of Judy Garland, winner of an Oscar, two Golden Globes and an Emmy, one time Queen of Broadway and er, collaborator with the Pet Shop Boys Liza Minnelli’s career has been long, varied and very successful.

    Perhaps though, now in the autumn of her life, she can look back and reflect that the ultimate accolade of being chosen as one of VoEA’s Unexpected Gems has truly put the icing on the cake of a stellar musical and acting career.

    Here we look on admirably as Ms Minnelli covers Bill Withers 1972 classic (taken from his album Still Bill) ‘Use Me’ and comes away with her dignity intact and her reputation more than boosted. Continue Reading

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    Hipster Saint – Al ‘Jazzbeaux’ Collins

    1950s, Music • 873 Views

    Al ‘Jazzbeaux’ Collins was a DJ and Broadcaster specialising in jazz, and an early pioneer of hipster speak along with the likes of Lord Buckley who we have featured before. He worked for a stack of radio stations and presented several television shows including ‘Tonight’ in 1957. His purple patch was the 1960’s, where he became a minor celebrity, and a major one on the jazz scene. Continue Reading

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    Postcards From The Past

    1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular • 4918 Views

    We’ve sifted through  It’s Better Than Bad’s vintage postcard collection and picked out some of our favourites. Who needs Instagram when we’ve got the genuine article? 

    Take a trip back in time and across the world courtesy of your hosts VoEA Vintage Travel on our very own Boeing 747 with its own Polynesian pub as we jet off to the Bahamas via er, Minehead stopping off in New York, Minneapolis, Washington (for a quick anti-nuclear demo) visiting the Church of Tomorrow in Oklahoma, the Grand Canyon concourse and finally alighting at the Columbia Bankers Trust Sumter Highway office in Columbia, South Carolina. Enjoy the trip Ladies and Gentlemen and thank you for travelling with VoEA. 
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    Wild In The Streets

    1960s, Film, Music • 1302 Views

    We like our cult classic movies here at VoEA and usually for good reason. Away from all the hype and over-the-top advertising, cult classics are generally slow burners that become known through word of mouth – surely the best form of advertising known to man. So here, by VoEA personal recommendation, we present for your delight and delectation a 1968 cult classic – Wild in the Streets. Continue Reading

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    Keep it Clean – Washing Powder Adverts

    1960s, Retro Advertising • 3579 Views

    We may be a clean living bunch here at VoEA Heights but it’s a dirty old job keeping our readers happy. When we’re not getting down and dusty rooting through the darkest corners of the internet we”re digging deep finding Unexpected Gems in dingy old crates hidden in the back rooms of far-out, far-flung charity shops.  Continue Reading

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