Paul Newman – Lesser Known Films

By | Sep 28, 2008

It is with sadness that many are writing about and remembering the life of actor Paul Newman, who died on September 26, 2008 at the age of 83. Newman was born on January 26, 1925 and during his more than 1/2 century film career he was in some great, highly popular and still remembered movies. […]

Strange States Facts

By | Sep 27, 2008

The Pentagon located in Arlington County Virginia is the world’s largest office building. The official ground breaking for the building was on September 11, 1941. The first patent on the Ouija or talking board (No. 446,054) was granted to Elijah Bond on February 10th 1891 and the trademark on the word Ouija (No. 18,919) granted […]

Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts

By | Sep 26, 2008

The First Anniversary The traditional gift are of paper, but the modern one is a clock. Paper seems like a natural. Create a memory book. Or place a picture of the bride and groom on the face of a clock. The Fifth Anniversary The traditional gift is a wood gift, but the modern one is […]

Song and Dance Man – Bob Fosse

By | Sep 23, 2008

Robert Louis Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago. He was the youngest of six children. Fosse moved to Hollywood with the ambition of being a dancer in movie musicals. In 1953 he found himself choreographing a sequence in Kiss Me Kate. Because of premature balding he was limited in the roles he […]

Yankee Stadium – The End of An Era

By | Sep 21, 2008

At the beginning of the Baseball season I published a post about Yankee Stadium. Tonight the last game ever will be played at that old memorable ballpark so I thought I’d republished that post. (Updated as needed) ****** The first game was played in Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923. 2008 is the last season […]

Rest in Peace – Norman Whitfield Motown’s Psychedelic Soul Producer

By | Sep 18, 2008

Norman Whitfield, a Motown producer and composer, died on September 16, 2008. He will always be remembered as one of the principal creators of psychedelic soul. Some of Whitfield’s hit songs were I Heard It through the Grapevine, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, Cloud Nine, War, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Smiling Faces Sometimes and […]

Allen Funt – Smile You’re on Candid Camera!

By | Sep 16, 2008

Allen Funt was born on September 16, 1914. Beginning in the 1940’s and until the 1980s as a regular show or in a series of specials, his famous show, Candid Camera was produced. Funt came up with his idea of recording ordinary people in unusual situations in the 1940s and began on radio as Candid […]

Virginia Rappe

By | Sep 15, 2008

If it wasn’t for the people that were around her when she died on September 9, 1921 in San Francisco, the name and the person Virginia Rappe would just be a small fact in the course of history. However, Rappe died after attending a Labor Day party held by Hollywood Comic Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle. The […]

The Chicago Bears

By | Sep 14, 2008

The Chicago Bears were founded in Decatur, Ill as the Decatur Staleys in 1919. It was the company team of The A. E. Staley Co. In 1921 George Halas, who was hired in 1920 to run the team took over ownership of the team relocated them to Chicago and renamed them the Bears in 1922. […]

Top Songs of 1976 in the Unites States

By | Sep 13, 2008

1976 was the year I graduated from High School and in many ways it was also the changing of styles of the 1970’s. The Top Six songs of the year had a few songs by long time artist and others from newer ones. The 6th best song of 1976 was from one of those who […]

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