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Kalamazoo Gals Colorized

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I ran across this version of the famous 1944 Ladies of Gibson photo which had been colorized the other day.  I am not sure who did it or why but just thought I would share it. 

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Thats a cool picture.   

I wonder if any of those ladies are still around.  

And if they had  a chance to make there own guitars at any givin time during there work there.  

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I believe a few are....purchased the book "Kalamazoo Gals" by John Thomas.  Great read and sounds silly but I can see Broadway written all over this story!!  Think about it!!

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15 hours ago, zombywoof said:

I ran across this version of the famous 1944 Ladies of Gibson photo which had been colorized the other day.  I am not sure who did it or why but just thought I would share it. 

 

Cool, isn't it? Ginger Minner, wife of my good friend Bob Minner, Tim McGraw's longtime acoustic guitar player, colorized the photo.

15 hours ago, slimt said:

Thats a cool picture.   

I wonder if any of those ladies are still around.  

And if they had  a chance to make there own guitars at any givin time during there work there.  

One Gal, now 97 years old, survives. I'll visit her again, soon.

Alas, as far as I know, none of the Gals played guitar or built one for themselves.

15 hours ago, Proclaimer888 said:

I believe a few are....purchased the book "Kalamazoo Gals" by John Thomas.  Great read and sounds silly but I can see Broadway written all over this story!!  Think about it!!

Thanks!

As fate would have it, I recently optioned the film rights to some very interesting folks. Mum's the word now. Details soon.

Thanks, again, all, for caring about the Kalamazoo Gals!

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15 minutes ago, TomPhx said:

That's a great picture! Thanks for posting it, and Thanks to JT for helping to keep their history alive.

 

I agree. Its pretty cool. 

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I wonder if JT has any updates on the status of the surviving Kalamazoo Gals. I have the book and really enjoyed John's writing.

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22 hours ago, jt said:

 

As fate would have it, I recently optioned the film rights to some very interesting folks. Mum's the word now. Details soon.

Thanks, again, all, for caring about the Kalamazoo Gals!

 

This sounds exciting.

Those woman exude class, a trait that is missing lately.

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5 minutes ago, Murph said:

Those woman exude class, a trait that is missing lately.

 

Not a neck tattoo in the bunch. Piercings? Most likely ears only.

 

To those of you with guitars from that era- pretty cool to know that your guitar most likely passed through more than a few of their hands.

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