Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sammy Davis Jr. Oozes So Much Cool

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A cover of a magazine is usually what attracts me to a particular issue. When I'm in the supermarket checkout, I might buy a magazine based on who or what is on the cover. Sometimes the contents are good and sometimes they aren't. I'm usually still satisfied with my purchase if I'm a big fan of the cover. I really love seeing vintage magazine covers. They really knew how to make an amazing cover back then. They did so much well in those days. I could spend so much time checking out classic covers online. I so totally am in awe of this GQ cover. I'm a huge Sammy Davis Jr. fan. He's one of the coolest cats of all time. The image of Sammy on this cover oozes so much coolness. I wish I just had an inch of his coolness. I hope you like it too.

P.S. Check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. It's a clip of Sammy Davis Jr. singing Mr. Bojangles. It's a different clip than the one I posted up here in the past. Plus you gotta see what Sammy is wearing. I hope you will check out my post and leave some comments there. Thanks.


42 comments:

Eden said...

hi kieth-- just dropping by to say hey! me and the boyf still loves your insightful and classics inspired blog.

btw i'm a follower now!

much love

eden

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

This cover is most certainly very cool. I agree with you that Sammy oozes a lot of coolness. I had not seen this cover before so it's nice to finally see it.

Keith said...

Hey Eden. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. It was great hearing from you. I'm glad that you and your boyfriend both enjoy my blog. Thanks for becoming a follower. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. I'm glad you liked this cover. I did think it was definitely ultra cool. Sammy is always cool, but he's even more cool and hip here. Cheers!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Have to agree, he is so comfortable with himself and his style.
xxx

Terence Sambo said...

omg omg omg omg i love his suit!!!!!

thischicksgotstyle said...

Such a cool outfit!!

mom & son said...

this is really a cool post!
i absolutely love his suit!
his so fashionable!

Keith said...

Hey Dustjacket. Thanks. Glad you feel the same way.

Keith said...

Hey Terence. Glad you love it too. It's so cool.

Keith said...

Thanks Chick for stopping by and commenting.

Keith said...

Hey Mom. Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Sammy does have such a cool suit.

Planet Mondo said...

Love that suit - and suede boots. Just too cool.

Keith said...

Thanks Dave. Sammy is definitely one cool cat.

Couture Carrie said...

Ok I am in looooove with this cover! GQ is the best, and Sammy on the cover? Even better! Nice find, K!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. Thanks for your awesome comment ~ made me smile!

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Thanks. I'm so glad you enjoyed this cover. I did think it was ultra cool. You are very welcome about my comment at your blog. I do really enjoy your posts there. Cheers!

Dray said...

Love this cover!

Keith said...

Thanks Dray.

SCISI said...

i love the thin black tie reminds me of mad men:)xx

Keith said...

Hey SCISI. I like that tie too.

insideratbjornborg said...

that's indeed a cool cover!

Keith said...

Thanks Insider. Cheers!

Erika said...

Agreed. He is the epitome of cool in this picture! :)

Keith said...

Thanks Erika. Glad you concur.

Cathy Voyage said...

I adore his suit!

Keith said...

Thanks Cathy. Cheers!

La Couturier said...

He is quite the dapper dresser (;

bisous,
La C.

Miss Chic said...

Thanks!! I love her ;)

dapper kid said...

Seriously an inspiration! And vintage covers always seem to have much more cool and power to them. I suppose they didn't feel the need to cover them in all the jump out phrases and words we have on covers today. And I know what you mean, I usually buy magazines depending on their cover! Hope you're having a beautiful day :)

Etrapar said...

somethimes I do the same...and then I regret...buying something that I really don't need ^.^
kisses

Keith said...

Thanks La C. Great hearing from you.

Keith said...

Thanks Miss Chic.

Keith said...

Hey Sonia. I know what you mean. I definitely would need this issue of GQ. It would make my life cooler. :-)

Keith said...

Hey Dapper. Thanks for commenting. It was great hearing from you. I hope you are doing well. Glad you understand where I'm coming from on vintage covers. I've seen so many that I would love to own. This is definitely now one of them. Take care. Cheers!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I love visiting your Blog, Keith. I think I am getting a bit addicted to it. Every time you manage to surprise with fantastic material and pictures.You have a bit of a "Mad man" in you. :-)))

clarewbrown said...

SDJ is pretty much a cool machine! Look at that style! Ahhh I love it!

Keith said...

Hey Couture. Thanks. I appreciate that. I'm glad you are getting addicted to my blog. Check out my other blog, Sugar & Spice, sometime if you like. It's devoted to the beautiful women of the 60's and 70's.

Keith said...

Hey Clare. I love that description of Sammy as a cool machine. That's so true.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Fantastic cover! Thank you for posting this retro GQ, it sincerely reminded me that I need to keep an eye out for vintage men's fashion mags every much as those for the ladies :)

Wishing you a stellar weekend, my friend!
♥ Jessica

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you like this cover too. I think it's so cool. Oh yeah. I think there are great vintage men and women's magazines out there.

JFK Jean said...

Of course you have more of an inch of his coolness b/c your recognize his coolness and that's a great starting point. I have to say, that cover is just awesome.....

Keith said...

Hey JFK. Thanks so much. I appreciate that. I wish I could have any sort of coolness from Sammy. The man definitely had the coolness factor going on.