Deluge is a 1933 American pre-Code apocalyptic, science fiction film released by RKO Radio Pictures, and directed by Felix E. Feist. The film depicts a group of worldwide natural disasters that lead to the destruction of the earth.
The film is very loosely based on the novel of the same name by S. Fowler Wright, with the setting changed from England to the United States. A series of earthquakes destroy the Pacific coast of the United States, causing a massive tsunami, which heads toward New York City.
Scientists discover that a violent storm is heading toward New York City and begin the warning process throughout the city. They believe that something is wrong with the natural barometer patterns and that an unprecedented event is imminent. A sudden eclipse of the sun verifies their notions and it seems that global destruction is near. Telegraphs from Rome and London explain days of unending earthquakes and state “The End of the World is at Hand.” Tremendous earthquakes hit the Pacific Coast, killing millions and it is reported that the entire western coast of the US has been demolished. The earthquakes have also caused major tsunamis in the oceans and disaster is just moments away. (Wikipedia)
from Popular Mechanics, 1934
Full Service, checking the tires, washing the windows…
Frank Sinatra, 23 years old, was arrested in Bergen County, New Jersey on charges of seduction and adultery. The charges were later dismissed when it was determined that the “single female of good repute” was married.
The Green Hornet hunts the biggest of all game! Public enemies that even the G-Men cannot reach! Ride with Britt Reid as he races toward another thrilling adventure! The Green Hornet strikes again!
1937 Chrysler Airflow on display in the lobby of the Chrysler building, NYC
The world premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s CLEOPATRA (August 16, 1934) at the Paramount Theater, Times Square, NYC.
Altun Ha Ruins found in Belize (formerly British Honduras)
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Rin Tin Tin (often hyphenated as Rin-Tin-Tin; September 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him “Rinty”. Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box-office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame. Along with the earlier canine film star Strongheart, Rin Tin Tin was responsible for greatly increasing the popularity of German Shepherd dogs as family pets. The immense profitability of his films contributed to the success of Warner Bros. studios and helped advance the career of Darryl F. Zanuck. (from Wikipedia)
1933 Studebaker Dictator in Misère au Borinage, Documentary, 1933
Not sure if this is an advertisement for Lincoln, Douglas, American Airlines, or the US postal service…
Your party meets up in a tavern…
C&K Knapp-Felt Hat Ad, 1930s
Not really pulp… Just amusing
News Stand, 32nd St and 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, 1935
This new kind of car conquers all roads, all circumstances of travel. In city or country, on roads good and bad the LINCOLN-ZEPHYR rolls up records of performance.
Ask, as you consider this car, what it offers that other cars in its price field do not. The LINCOLN-ZEPHYR has a 12-cylinder engine-the V-type. Twelve cylinders mean greater smoothness … greater flexibility. And twelve cylinders, here, mean 14 to 18 miles per gallon!
The LINCOLN-ZEPHYR has a unique body structure. This is the only car of its kind. Body and frame are one, welded together, You ride surrounded by steel. And you ride amidships. This car flows along like a sloop in a favoring breeze.
The LINCOLN-ZEPHYR has extra roominess. It is a big car. the wheelbase is 122 inches. The Engine is compact, and interiors thus longer. There are no conventional running boards; seats, like divans, are wider. Three may sit comfortably on the front seat or the back. The LINCOLN-ZEPHYR, finally, has the Lincoln background. It is built in the Lincoln plant. Lincoln precision methods are LINCOLN-ZEPHYR precision methods. Mechanical standards for one are mechanical standards for the other.
Prices are now lower. Convenient terms can be arranged through Authorized Universal Credit Company Finance Plans. Lincoln Motor-Company, Builders of the Lincoln and Lincoln-Zephyr.
LINCOLN-ZEPHYR V-12 This is the car that is priced below its specifications
Photo of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys with one of their first buses in front of Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK, circa 1935.
1935 Oldsmobile Sport Coupe in front of the unfinished Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco.
Streamliners, Union Pacific M1000 CB&Q & Burlington Zephyr, meet at the Kansas City Union Depot in 1934
Downtown Skyport, Pier-11, East River, New York City, 1936
Look at all those Pulp titles! The Black Mask, The Spider, The Shadow…
Hollywoodland, a view from Mulholland Drive. The sign was erected in 1923 and its purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. In 1949, either by landslide or by contract with the LA Parks and Recreation department, “LAND” was removed
While not filmed in the “Pulp Era”, Tales of the Gold Monkey had all the trappings.