Sunday, February 28, 2021

Belgian Man Discovered Stash of Cars Hidden in Abandoned Quarry Since World War II

 


For nearly 80 years these cars have been hidden underground in a quarry in France but they were uncovered by Belgian PE teacher Vincent Michel in 2016. The cars were hidden away during World War II and after the war ended they were never removed.


It is thought the rusting collection was hidden to avoid it being captured by German soldiers.


“We suppose the cars were brought into the quarry at the start of the war to stop them being seized,” Vincent said. “After the war, nobody took them out from there, forgotten forever. The owner of the quarry added a few more cars some years later. Almost all the cars were empty, with the shells the only things remaining.”


Amazing photographs show the rows of cars neatly parked in their underground hideaway. Vincent revealed that since his discovery some cars had been taken out by the quarry owner to sell at auction, but many that are too fragile to move still remain in the quarry.



Stash of cars was hidden in a French quarry to avoid capture by German army.


 Rusted motors were discovered by an astounded explorer who said it was like 'traveling back in time.


Huge treasure trove of ancient cars have been hidden away since WWII.


The motors were hidden in a rural French quarry to avoid being found by German troops during WWII.


Rusted vehicles have been stowed away for nearly 80 years.


Most of the cars have remained untouched since they were hidden.


Quarry is jam-packed with rusting motors.


Stunning photographs will excite any classic car fan.


Many of the cars are now far too fragile to move.


Cars from 1930s France made for an amazing discovery.


Explorer Vincent Michel photographed the amazing collection of cars.











34 Stunning Photos of American Pin-Up Model Bonnie Logan and Her Life Story

 


Bonnie Bakken, popularly known as Bonnie Logan, is a singer, dancer and glamour/pin-up model in various magazines from the 1950s and 60s. She also went by several alias Laura Lee, Monique Murray, Marilyn Marquis, Lola Lee, Jan Logan, Andrea Jackson.


It was the early 1950s when a young farm girl named Bonnie Bakken stood in the doorway of her parents’ home in Black Earth. Her hands on her hips, the fiercely independent young woman told her mother she was leaving the farm, the church, and Wisconsin.


Logan traveled the globe. Along the way, she was draped on the arms of gangsters and movie stars. She turned down an offer from Hugh Hefner to appear in the pages of “Playboy.” She danced in Mexico City with a 16-piece orchestra.


When she first arrived in Los Angeles, Logan signed a one-month contract with a talent agency. She did her own hair, makeup and clothing. Then she got to work meeting the best photographers in the business.


Logan, who grew up singing in church, crooned on the Sunset Strip and in nightclubs across the city. She modeled for pulpy detective magazine covers; her heaving bosoms and sultry eyes giving shape to the multitude of distressed damsels within the pages of hard-boiled magazines.


The publications had loud colors and names splashed across their covers. “Spree: The Big Magazine For Virile Men,” “Midnight,” “Blaze: Searing Excitement!” “Yes!” and “Flirt: The Magazine With The Velvet Touch.” She posed topless, removing bras so big they had to be custom made.


She eventually moved on to San Francisco, where the changing landscape of entertainment led Logan to move into the world of burlesque and vaudeville shows. On stage she sang, danced and bantered with the audience.


She later headed to Hawaii, where she became friends with a kind, one-eyed madam who showed her around the island. She sang in local nightclubs and posed for photo shoots, vivid flowers tucked behind her ear, standing in front of lush, tropical scenery.


She did eventually return to religion, settling in at West Blue Mounds Lutheran Church. There, she still sings each week in a house of worship just a few yards from her current home. She spends her days with friends in Blue Mounds and Mount Horeb, regaling younger generations with her tales.


One of her children grew up to become a preacher. The son later wrote her a letter, forgiving his mother for baring her body.


Take a look at these stunning photos to see glamorous beauty of Bonnie Logan in the late 1950s and early 1960s.















































































































































Dream of Venus: Inside Salvador Dali's Surrealist Funhouse From the 1939 World's Fair



 In June 1939 Salvador Dalí designed a pavilion for the New York World's Fair built by the architect Ian Woodner. The building was named Dream of Venus.


Dalí's Dream of Venus is the most recent addition to the still-growing list of amusement-area girl shows and easily the most amazing. Weird building contains a dry tank and a wet tank. In the wet tank girls swim under water, milk a bandaged-up cow, tap typewriter keys which float like seaweed. Keyboard of piano is painted on the recumbent female figure made of rubber. In dry tank... a sleeping Venus reclines in 36-foot bed, covered with white and red satin, flowers, and leaves. Scattered about the bed are lobsters frying on beds of hot coals and bottles of champagne... All this is most amusing and interesting.


The building's modern, expressionistic exterior, with an entrance framed by a woman's legs, and shocking interior, including the bare-breasted "living liquid ladies" who occupied the tanks, caused quite a stir. The funhouse was so successful that it reopened for a second season, but once torn down it faded from memory and its outlandishness became the stuff of urban myth.


These photographs of the Dream of Venus by Eric Schaal has been discovered in 2002. In stunning black-and-white and early Kodachrome, they show both the construction and the completion of the funhouse-from Dalí painting a melting clock to showgirls parading for their audience. Salvador Dalí's Dream of Venus reveals not only an eccentric work of architecture, but also a one-of-a-kind creation by one of the most fertile imaginations of the 20th century.