A Few Photo Additions to Past Posts — #4

centennial_rickshaw_sally-rand_cook-coll_smuSally Rand autographing the shorts of a “rickshaw boy”… (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Periodically I add photos or pertinent clippings to old posts. Here’s the latest bunch. (Most are larger when clicked.)

Above, a great photo from the Texas Centennial showing famed fan-dancer Sally Rand (who was one of the top attractions in Amon Carter’s competing Fort Worth Frontier Centennial Exposition) autographing the short-shorts of her dishy rickshaw driver, Guy Johnsen. (This must have been one of the highlights of Johnsen’s life — it was mentioned in his 2005 obituary!) I’ve added this photo to the post “Forget the Ferris Wheel, Take a Ride in a Centennial Rickshaw — 1936.” (Source: George W. Cook Collection, DeGolyer Library, SMU, here.)


Speaking of the Centennial, I’m adding this photo of one of the most popular attractions of the Exposition — Lady Godiva, who rode a horse through the Streets of Paris show, clad only in a wig — to the post “Lady Godiva and the ‘Flesh Shows’ of the Texas Centennial — 1936.” (Source: George W. Cook Collection, DeGolyer Library, SMU, here.)



What grizzled Dallasite hasn’t informed visitors about the connection between the famed “Filling Station” on Greenville Avenue and Bonnie & Clyde? After writing the post, I exchanged a series of entertaining and informative emails with the grandson of the man who built the old gas station and garage in the early 1930s and which still stands. Mr. Loveless graciously sent me several photos, including this one, showing the early days of the station. (Also, I’ve recently learned that Jack Ruby owned or ran a short-lived tavern called Hernando’s Hideaway, which would have been right next door to the filling station. So not only did Bonnie and Clyde fuel up there, chancer are good that Ruby did, too.) My original post: “The Filling Station on Greenville Avenue: From Bonnie & Clyde to Legendary Burger Place.” (Source: Jeb Loveless family photo)



I’ve come across some cool photos of the Junius Heights pillars I wrote about a few months ago — one I found in a 1909 ad, and one that I came across on a Dallas history group. They’re both really great. I’ve added these two photos and a few more things to the post “The Gateway to Junius Heights.” (Source: top photo, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 25, 1909; second photo, personal collection of Jerry Guyer.)




This photo of the Columbian School/Royal Street School (which was built in 1893 and bulldozed in 1955 to make way for Memorial Auditorium) has been added to “The Dallas Skyline: Spot the Landmarks.” (Source: George W. Cook Collection, DeGolyer Library, SMU, here)



I’ve added this Clifton Church photo of the Empire mill, which was once located about where Dealey Plaza is these days, to the post “Empire Mills — Grinding Wheat Into Wedding Presents Since the Cleveland Administration.”



This photo of the outside Exposition Park’s Mitchell Building has been added to “The Mitchell Building: Home to Cotton Gins, Rockets, Frozen Beverages, A/C Units, Slackers, Squatters, Hipsters, and Urban Loft Dwellers.” (Source: Flickr)



And I’ve cleared up a few questions I had about this photo of a little-bitty, turn-of-the-century post office at Fair Park by adding some information to the post “A Post Office on the Fairgrounds?”



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