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Friday, November 8, 2013

Shoot The Juice To Me Bruce - Part 2 (Ed. Repost)













When Ichiban boss Debbie blogged a Nervous Norvus 45 here yesterday, I was reminded of the positively eye-popping NN photos buried deep within the Life magazine archives. Photographer Ralph Crane snapped these images back in 1956 and they seem to have been hidden away in the vaults ever since.

Since Life's photographic treasures are not always labeled with 100% accuracy, finding them was a real stroke of luck. Instead of identifying him as Nervous Norvus, he's dubbed "Nervous Nervous" in the archives! Anyhow, these are only a few of the Nervous Norvus pictures they've got stashed away over there. Check out some more. Sure, many of them appear to be duplicates but have a look anyhow and your day will likely be made.

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

DEAD LINK

"Your search - nervous 1956 crane source:life - did not match any documents."

Greg G said...

That's weird, the link is working fine on my end.

Since it's not cooperating for you, you can access the images by going to the Life photo archives and doing a search defined by those 3 words (1956, crane, nervous).

SOLID MESS said...

Here is the Life issue to find if you wanna get ink on your mitts -

http://www.gocontinental.com/photos3/norvus_l.jpg

Debbie D said...

Wow! These are great. Thanks, Greg and Solid Mess.

Timmy said...

Fantastical photons...

Greg G said...

Just realized I kept referring to him as Nervous Norvous rather than Nervous NORVUS. I made the corrections in the text above, but.....how'd that happen?

Greg G said...

Those LIFE photo archives are weirdly difficult to navigate. For some reason, the link provided up there in the post doesn't return with nearly as many photos to peruse as it used to. I want the old user interface back.

Anonymous said...

Don't think I didn't have ol' Norvus on the noggin when I recently received my first-ever blood transfusion. What I realized, as my veins refilled with rosy fluid, was that his description of the experience was so accurately, and in such vivid detail, that he almost certainly underwent the procedure at least one time himself.

Signed,
"Jimson"

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