My first gif. I’m so proud.

My first gif. I’m so proud.

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This Week in Universal News: Ice Skating Chimpanzee, 1963

MONKEY SHINES! THIS CHIMP IS A GAY BLADE: Usually, summer is the whacky season, but this winter things aren’t on an even keel in Germany. They’ve taught a Chimp to Skate and he’s a real swinger! After some tricks “Archibald” leads a Conga that proves he’s a real gay blade with quite a line figure-8-atively.

Excerpted from: Universal Newsreel Volume 36, Release 5

Watch the complete newsreel, featuring the Mona Lisa’s visit to Washington, D.C. and the swearing-in ceremonies of Ted Kennedy and Daniel Inouye, as well as other stories.

Universal Newsreels were shown in movie theaters twice a week, from 1929 until 1967, and covered a wide range of American life and history during that time period. In 1974, Universal deeded its collection to the United States through the National Archives and is one of our most used motion picture collections. Learn more about the Universal Newsreel Collection in this post and in this Prologue article. Watch other Universal Newsreels in our research room, in OPA, and on this playlist.

via Media Matters » This Week in Universal News: Ice Skating Chimpanzee, 1963

Ruby Roux as Falcor
(Via Greg Papadopoulos)

Ruby Roux as Falcor

(Via Greg Papadopoulos)

Black & Gold Cat Bottle Riesling. You’re welcome, Internet.

Black & Gold Cat Bottle Riesling. You’re welcome, Internet.

Tennessee Williams, Jackson Square, 1977 (Christopher Harris)

Tennessee Williams, Jackson Square, 1977 (Christopher Harris)

supermagritte:

"Racoonda" based on René Magritte’s “Golconda" 1953.

Just “The Penis Family Vacation” from MoMA’s collection.
Via MoMA’s Five for Fridays.

Just “The Penis Family Vacation” from MoMA’s collection.

Via MoMA’s Five for Fridays.

Walker Evans American Photographs, 75th anniversary show, MoMA.

Walker Evans American Photographs, 75th anniversary show, MoMA.