Dracula (1931)

The Jitterbug deleted scene from The Wizard of Oz.

The Jitterbug number took five weeks and tens and thousands of dollars to prepare, rehearse and film, and it was cut from The Wizard of Oz after the first preview.

The Jitterbug itself was envisioned as an animated pink and blue mosquito like creature who under direct orders from the wicked witch stings the principal characters and sends them into a jivy swing dance in the haunted forest.


Cincinnati circa 1912. Main Street from Fountain Square.


During the mid-19th century, crinolines were so large that women were unable to fit into public transportation without first removing their large hoop-skirts  (via Vintage Photo LJ)

1939 - British soldier takes tea to comrades working to repair banks of River Ravensbourne which flooded south London.


A WWII soldiers photo-booth collection c.1942

You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.


Looking west on South Water Street, crowded with horse-drawn wagons and motor trucks filled with produce for market, Chicago, 1915 -