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ONE OF LARGEST ARENAS (May, 1929)

ONE OF LARGEST ARENAS

Hollywood bowl, where thousands of Californians enjoy outdoor entertainments, is one of the largest arenas of this type in the world.

Nine pianos were used at one time in a recent concert, filling the air with entrancing melody. Loud speakers relay the music.

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Marble Chessmen (Aug, 1951)

Marble Chessmen

After two thousand years modern design is applied to the old game of chess.

CHESS, going back into ancient history, got its present name from the Persian word, Shah, meaning King.

Its origin has been ascribed to the Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Scythians, Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Hindus, Arabians, Irish, Welsh and the Castilians, and it is mentioned in history as far back as 200 B.C.

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JON WHITCOMB Watches the Filming of the Fabulous Life of Genghis Khan (Nov, 1954)

JON WHITCOMB Watches the Filming of the Fabulous Life of Genghis Khan

Cosmopolitan’s artist-reporter tells how it feels to be part of a $6,000,000 Mongolian horde loose in Utah’s 115-degree heat.

The sun poured down out of a white sky onto the bright orange desert sand, and I could feel little rivers of sweat creep down my neck. Waves of heat bounced off the gaudy Tatar huts dotting the valley. People standing near were wearing fur hats, fur coats, and heavy leather pants.

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Recreation a Military Necessity (Oct, 1921)

Recreation a Military Necessity

By EDWIN DENBY
Secretary of the Navy

WHEN a young American voluntarily enters the Naval Service of his country, by that act he lays aside for a while, and at all times when actually on duty, many of the rights and privileges which before as an independent citizen he was free to exercise.

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Dramatizing the Unseen by Means of the Movie (Oct, 1921)

Dramatizing the Unseen by Means of the Movie

By WILLIAM B. PHILLIPS

DO you remember back in the days of the “three R’s” when you drew the little single-line figures on the corner of your speller and by “flipping” the leaves caused them to come to life and to go through antics highly amusing if not exactly enlightening?

They’ve changed all that now. With the ever-increasing popularity of the movie, educators and business men have not been slow to realize that those little figures could be made to do something besides fight and fiddle.

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SATISFYING TRANSATLANTIC EQUESTRIANS (Sep, 1915)

SATISFYING TRANSATLANTIC EQUESTRIANS

OCEAN travelers who must have a horse-back ride before breakfast, are now accommodated on the Cunard liner Franconia. The gymnasium of that boat is equipped with several trotters, all run by little electric motors which are adjustable to produce any gait from a canter to a wild gallop.

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Musical Tones May Be Made on a Hand Saw (Oct, 1921)

Why is she dressed like an elf?

Musical Tones May Be Made on a Hand Saw

One of the latest fads is to extract music from an ordinary hand saw. The illustration shows how this may be accomplished. Simply hold the saw between your knees, bend the saw with one hand and draw the bow over the edge, as shown. A tone will be the result.

Bending the blade in various curves will produce all the notes of the scale. Different tones may also be made by varying the angle of the bow and its position. Nearer the end on high notes and toward the handle on the low notes.

A little experimenting will enable anyone to produce music from this improvised instrument.

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Electron Camera “Shoots” Television Images – London Station to Serve Ten Million People (Jun, 1935)

Electron Camera “Shoots” Television Images – London Station to Serve Ten Million People

Television Will Be Made Available to 10,000,000 People This Year by a London Station Which Will Alternate the Baird and Marconi Systems of Transmission; the Baird System Uses Four Types of Transmitters;

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ARC LAMP CONCEALED IN HAND MIMICS GLOW OF MATCH (May, 1924)

ARC LAMP CONCEALED IN HAND MIMICS GLOW OF MATCH

To give a realistic effect of the flare of a match suddenly illuminating the face of a moving-picture actor, a small electric arc
light has been made that is fitted into a case hidden in the hand. Darkness screens all wires and as the hands are cupped to form a wind shield, the apparatus cannot be detected. The powerful light shed by this small arc brings out the lines and shadows of the face far more effectively than would be possible with a match.

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THESE WASTE BASKETS TELL THEIR OWN STORY (Oct, 1961)

THESE WASTE BASKETS TELL THEIR OWN STORY

Look around. Do your waste baskets show the normal accumulation of a busy, efficient work day or the story of wasted time, wasted effort, wasted supplies? Music by Muzak can help make the difference in your office. Don’t mistake Muzak® with ordinary background music. Scientific studies show how Music by Muzak diminishes employee boredom, boosts office morale, cuts the hidden payroll costs that can eat at company profits.

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