Jack White - Very rare 1957 Gretsch White Penguin. One of the rarest guitars in the world, it can be seen in the video for the song “Icky Thump.” For the Raconteurs, he designed a Gretsch clone, which he has dubbed the “Triple Jet”. It is a double-cutaway Duo Jet with a pickup booster, and features a solid copper top. It also has a Gretsch logo that was only used on a few guitars in 1912. It is not a factory Grestch, as it was built by luthier Randy Parsons of Seattle.
Putting the max into maximalism, it’s Iris Apfel in a gorgeous photo shoot for the FT’s How To Spend It fashion special (out this weekend). ‘I don’t think old age should dictate what you wear or how you should wear it,’ points out the Gucci-clad, New York nonagenarian in the accompanying video. Truly inspirational. View theRead more
The Woodentops ran concurrently with Andy Pandy in the Watch With Mother slot. I remember nothing of the show, other than I liked Spot the dog. It's perhaps not surprising I remember do little: I was probably only three when I watched these shows.