hlywdkjk

TCM Honors Memorial Day Adjunct Poster Gallery

168 posts in this topic

More of the incredible tributes to enlistment in the service to our country. I think now of what it is like, fewer than 3% serve this nation. It is enough to make one cynical, especially a mother of an Airman who served.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

_Works by Ralph Iligan for the National Association of Manufacturers_

 

Copy of Iligan_Industry04

 

Copy of Iligan_Industry05

 

Copy of Iligan_Industry06

The Washington Monument is built of stone contributed by all the nations of the earth to honor the founder of this republic. From Arlington, across the river, where sleep the men who died for freedom, it looks like a giant spike that God might have driven into this earth, saying "Here I stake a claim for the home of liberty."

Wm. Brown Meloney, V.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

_"Open Letters" to the Citizens of Occupied Nations by Poet Joseph Auslander_

reprinted from The Saturday Evening Post

 

Copy of </p><p> </p><p>OpenLetter_Czech

Large, readable version here -

Copy of OpenLetter_Czech

 

Copy of </p><p> </p><p>OpenLetter_Dutch

Large, readable version here -

Copy of OpenLetter_Dutch

 

Copy of </p><p> </p><p>OpenLetter_Greeks

Large, readable version here -

Copy of OpenLetter_Greeks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Open Letters

 

 

Wow..

 

 

Thank you for sharing these.

 

 

(the one to the Dutch... "Hitler hath murdered sleep" Oh my.)

 

 

I say again.. wow.

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

_"Open Letters" to the Citizens of Occupied Nations by Poet Joseph Auslander_

reprinted from The Saturday Evening Post

 

Copy of OpenLetter_Norway

Large, readable version here -

Copy of OpenLetter_Norway

 

Copy of OpenLetter_Poles

Large, readable version here -

Copy of OpenLetter_Poles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, Mr. In Hollywood.. you certainly have outdone yourself this year! What an amazing collection. These scholastic posters are SOMETHING.

 

 

 

I googled around a bit to see if I could put them into some sort of context, but could not find a whole lot about them. (though I likely may not have looked long enough) But I did find a website with a lot info on "Scholastic' as an organization and it does appear they have a history of being on the cutting edge for a lot of social issues (like race, for example) I really liked the Danny Kaye one. The examples of "hair and eyes" and how it would be just as ridiculous to segregate or be prejudiced for those reasons as skin color.. are the examples I use myself when discussing that issue with little kids.. because it is so easy to understand. Way cool group of pics.

 

 

 

I think my most fave for your collection this year have to be those open letters to the various nations.. (I really like your "international" focus this year.) But I also really (really) liked those first ones you posted (medical corps, infantry, engineers, etc)

 

 

 

THANK you so much for keeping this thread going. It is a wonderful tradition and one that I look forward to every year. I appreciate all the hard work you put into it, sir. Hats off to you! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*"Well, Mr. In Hollywood.. you certainly have outdone yourself this year! What an amazing collection."* - rohanaka

 

I am so pleased to read that. It was an eclectic grouping this year - some nice artwork and some enlightening examples of "international" appeals.

 

The artwork of Jes Schlaijker was a recent find for me and I was stunned with his talent. During his stint at the Pentagon during WWII, he painted many portraits of military officials and leaders - often while wearing a suit! I only wish I could have found a complete, high quality set of his images for the U.S. Army.

 

I am most fond of the McClelland Barclay pieces. I have been a fan of the artist for awhile. He has created some nice illustration art for various uses, including Movie Posters and other film-related materials.

MagArt_Crawford1932

Joan Crawford - Use unknown

 

Copy of HotelForWomen1939LRG

(1939)

 

But I didn't know about his death while on board a Navy ship during WWII until I began the research for this weekend's postings. That was a sad surprise for me.

 

And thank you for for saying you appreciated the international images. Many organizations, including the U. S. Govt, used ethnic heritage as a means of rallying support for the War and other efforts. In a land of immigrants, it only makes sense to enlist those types of appeals. And whoever was responsible for creating the posters of the "Open Letter" series from the SEPost deserves a medal.

 

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend even without making it to the park in Kansas City this year. Here's a little something also from the SEPost to make up for the any disappointment you may feel.

kansas-city-by-john-falter

"Country Club Plaza", Kansas City, MO by John Falter. SEPost 1961

 

I doubt the street still looks like this but I hope that cool fountain is still there.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to everyone that commented on the Gallery this weekend. And those that may have just come by to take a look, I am glad you did. Thanks to you too.

I am always pleased to read when my "work" is was so well received.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The artwork of Jes Schlaijker was a recent find for me and I was stunned with his talent. During his stint at the Pentagon during WWII, he painted many portraits of military officials and leaders - often while wearing a suit! I only wish I could have found a complete, high quality set of his images for the U.S. Army

 

I really like the way he used color.. and the dark and the light mixed together.. very moving. I hope you find more for him sometime. They'd be a great addition to the collection you already have started for sure.

 

I am most fond of the McClelland Barclay pieces. I have been a fan of the artist for awhile. He has created some nice illustration art for various uses, including Movie Posters and other film-related materials

 

I know next to nothing about art.. but from what I see he had a knack for the "iconic" images...sort of the "ideal" of the real thing. It worked really well in the ones you posted here (like the navy ones) I love the use of color in his work. .very striking. (Even the "black and white" have color.. that one of Crawford.. very dramatic!)

 

I didn't know about his death while on board a Navy ship during WWII until I began the research for this weekend's postings. That was a sad surprise for me

 

There are so many "untold" and "lesser told" stories like that attached to this era.. I think that is yet another reason why collections like what you have here in this thread are so valuable.. they bring these stories to light for us.

 

whoever was responsible for creating the posters of the "Open Letter" series from the SEPost deserves a medal

 

Those were really something special. I googled around and read a little on the author (Auslander) He was the "the first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1937 and 1941" I know nothing about his other works.. but wow.. he really knew what to say.. and how to say it in the pieces that you shared with us here.

 

hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend even without making it to the park in Kansas City this year

 

Thank you, sir. We did. I hope the same for you. We did miss the "Celebration at the Station" this year, though. Too many "irons in the fire" this time to add that to our list of stuff to do.. hope to make up for it next year. It was on PBS though.. they air it here every year so we watched a bit of it that way.. so not a total loss. (ha.. though the kidling did NOT like having to miss the fireworks "live". They shoot them off at the end of the concert.. right above the big Liberty Memorial tower (WWI memorial). Seeing them on TV was just not the same as being there for her. (but at least we can look at youtube too.. and get a taste of it now and then.. all year long, ha)

 

 

 

Here's a little something also from the SEPost to make up for the any disappointment you may feel

 

THANK you!!

 

I doubt the street still looks like this but I hope that cool fountain is still there

 

It is! That fountain is right on the entrance to the Plaza (as you are coming in to the Plaza from the south.. at least I THINK it is south.. ha. (actually.. I am editing my post.. because now I think it may be coming from the "East" ha.) I get turned around.. I just know I come from the south (and a bit from the "east") and the way we travel from.. that is the entrance to the Plaza) :) It is absolutely gorgeous! I was just there this past March (took the kidling out there to goof around one afternoon during Spring Break)

 

The JC Nichols fountain is one of the most popular because of the big park all around it. But there are many (many) other fountains and scultures all around the plaza still from the era that your picture was printed. And as for the street.. pretty much the same too. Not sure what stores were there then, compared to what we have now.. but the architecture is all still there, only the skyline behind it has changed (and ha.. the cars too)

 

jcnicholsfountain.jpg

 

Edited by: rohanaka on May 29, 2012 3:40 PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

{font:Times New Roman}Those of us born after the war have no idea of what our families did without in order to assure that our military personnel had what they needed to succeed. From these posters we see that there two armies and that the one at home fought as hard as the one on the battlefields. I am humbled just looking at them and wonder if today’s citizens could do as well. Thanks to all of you for taking us back in time to this piece of history. {font}

 

 

{font:Times New Roman} {font}{font:Times New Roman}Those testimonials from the stars were great as well. I hope they felt that way and weren’t just spouting speeches somebody else wrote. If those were their own thoughts, it’s too bad they couldn’t get a seat on the Supreme Court; it might not have taken until 1954 for what they said to become law. {font}

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea! Glad to see that gorgeous fountain is still operating in all its glory - regardless of which entrance it sits at. Great Photo!

 

*"I really like the way used color.. and the dark and the light mixed together.. very moving. I hope you find more for him sometime. They'd be a great addition to the collection you already have started for sure."*

 

Here's Mr. Schlaikjer painting a portrait while dressed in a suit.

schlaikjer_star5

Can't believe he was able to stay "spotless" while painting.

 

Copy of schlaikjer04

Poster featuring General MacArthur

 

schlaikjer017

Poster for Junior Red Cross

 

And here's a profile of the South Dakota artist at South Dakota State University website -

http://www.sdstate.edu/news/articles/jess-schlaikjer-artist.cfm

Enjoy!

 

Kyle In Hollywood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*"From these posters we see that there two armies and that the one at home fought as hard as the one on the battlefields. I am humbled just looking at them and wonder if today?s citizens could do as well."* - wouldbestar

 

Humbled was my reaction too when I was accumulating all those "homefront" images last year. And it left me feeling very sad that selfishness which is glorified and celebrated by too many these days has become an acceptable definition of being an American.

 

I am pleased you and I had the same response to those images. Thanks for posting your thoughts.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't believe he was able to stay "spotless" while painting

 

 

 

 

I know! Isn't he something all done up like that. He obviously took his work (art) seriously.. to the point that he even dressed seriously too. I guess he came from that same "era" that had June Cleaver doing housework in her dresses and high heels and pearls. ha. OH my, how far we've come, ha. :)

 

 

Thanks for the link to the SD Website. You have a knack for finding the way-cool stuff around here, for sure. (PS: add that Red Cross pic to my list of faves for the ones you posted this year...if only for the expression he has captured on that boy's face... very moving)

 

Edited by: rohanaka on May 31, 2012 11:58 AM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

> {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}

> Can't believe he was able to stay "spotless" while painting.

>

 

He must have used an airbrush. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Kyle,

 

I can't BELIEVE I just came across this thread now and that I missed it over Memorial Day Weekend. But I guess better late than never! I just wanted to say to you, once again, how much I appreciate and love your image threads no matter what the topic may be. I still miss your daily "censored" thread and, of course, this Memorial thread carries special meaning. You have a keen eye for beautiful art, simply wonderful taste and we at the TCM message boards are always the better for your wonderful postings. Warm regards to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello there Mr. In Hollywood...

 

 

 

I hope you will forgive me for taking this liberty.. but I have not had as much time to hang out here these days as I would like.. so I have not been able to check in with you first to get permission. But I wanted to pop in here very quickly and bump this thread.

 

 

 

There are some truly wonderful images in honor of the holiday here and.. and I would just like to use this chance to also say a word of thanks to our men and women in the military for their service to our country.. and may God bless the memory of those who have gone before.

 

 

 

I hope folks will take some time (as they are able) and scroll back through some of these pages. I know it was a lot of work for you to put this all together, so did not want to put you on the spot again this year.. but for the last few years I have truly enjoyed the images you have posted here and wanted to bring this thread up so folks could enjoy them again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for letting me share this here.. and thanks again sir.. for all the effort you took in creating it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone.  With Memorial Day coming up for us next week, I wanted to bring Kyle's Memorial Day thread back up to the forefront again.

 

And I have to say, this particular thread has always been a very special one in my heart for two reasons. First, because it is absolutely FILLED with some truly wonderful images and very moving tributes to our men and women in uniform from days gone by. I also like how each year he went with a different "theme" to tie them all together too.  And second, because I remember the conversations that I had with our dear Mr. "In Hollywood"  here in this thread, over this entire topic. And I also recall the chats he and I shared in private message as well, regarding how special this particular holiday is to me and my family, and how much I appreciated the time it took for him to compile and post all the many wonderful posters and pictures he placed in this thread.

 

And on that note.. I want to bring up his original post for the thread. You can read below how he started the whole thing because of a special that TCM was doing that year in honor of both the 90th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Versailles and also as a chance to spotlight the National WWI Museum and the Liberty Memorial which is located here in Kansas City.  

 

Here is Kyle's opening post below:  

 

 

This Memorial Day, as the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles approaches, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor the soldiers who fought during the war with a special primetime showcase of five outstanding films. The evening will be hosted by TCM?s Robert Osborne and National World War I Museum Vice President Eli Paul.

In that vein, a daily poster gallery of homefront images.

3527578942_8170dd5c16_o.jpg

3527579714_492bddf2af_o.jpg

Edited by: hlywdkjk on May 31, 2010 9:31 AM

 

And those are just TWO of the very fine posters you will find in this thread. (I recommend starting at the last page of the thread and reading it in reverse to see them all in order of how he posted them) In fact, there are several years worth of Memorial Day Weekend posts here. The first year's posts were so terrific, I urged him to make this an annual tradition.. and he was kind enough and generous enough with his time to follow through with that.  Yet another reason I have such special memories of  him and this thread. He truly was a very good friend to someone he did not know all that well, to honor my selfish request that way.. and it always meant a lot to me to be able to chat with him over these images posted  here. 

 

So having said all that, I also have to tell you that living here in Kansas City, we have always planned for our family to go visit  the museum I mentioned above. We went once YEARS ago but it was under construction and there was not much to see so we always figured SOMEDAY we'd go back again. But for whatever reason, we just put it off. We have attended concerts in the park that is outside the museum off and on nearly every Memorial Day Weekend..but time being what it is, it gets away.. and we just never went back to visit the museum itself since they remodeled it several years ago. 

 

So at last I am happy to say, this Spring we finally did. 

 

And may I just tell you, WOW! It is a wonderful tribute to the memories of all those who lived, died, and were affected by World War One (And not just here in the U.S. but all across the world.) It truly was a "World War" and it was an amazing time in history. The museum is absolutely filled with all sorts of exhibits of war memorabilia and artifacts, and details about all aspects leading up to, during, and after the end of the "Great War" and it truly is something special to see. If you are ever in the Kansas City area I highly recommend you stop in for a visit.   

 

And it is almost as interesting on the outside as it is inside the museum. There is a LARGE tower that was erected back in 1921 (with an eternal flame atop it as well) and it is quite a fixture in the KC landscape. You can go up to the top of the tower too, and look out over the city.. but alas the day we visited it was VERY (very) windy and one of the security doors down below the tower actually broke due to the wind (I am not kidding.. it was windy, ha) So they closed the tower to repair it. And all we were able to do was walk around outside. But it was still quite a view.

 

The museum itself was originally much smaller, but was since added onto and completely redone in the last several years to what is now a truly inspiring and very fitting remembrance of the historic significance that one would expect be given to such an important event in our nation's history.  Here is a link to a website that will tell you more about the museum's history: http://theworldwar.org/explore/museum-and-memorial

 

Now I have to tell you, that all throughout the museum are walls and walls of posters.. some that are even originals.. of the same type that Kyle posted here in this thread and as we walked along touring the various exhibits, I kept noticing them,  and of course, my thoughts continued to return to this particular thread.. "Hey, that is one of the posters I remember from that TCM thread that Kyle In Hollywood posted" :)  It was fun to remember him as we went about our day.

 

So in honor of our dear Mr. In Hollywood.. and because I feel certain he would  have enjoyed seeing some of these images himself... for the next several posts, I hope you will not mind some rohanaka family photos of the National WWI Memorial as we took our little tour last month. Thank you for letting me share all this with  you. 

 

And may God bless the memory of our dear TCM friend, Kyle Kersten.. as we look back here and enjoy all the many images he posted from so many years past, and smile.  

 

Happy Memorial Day Everyone.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:

FAQ

Having problems?

Contact Us