An American Playwright – Eugene O’ Neill

By | Oct 16, 2017

I was talking with a old friend over the weekend. We had gone to college together in the late ’70s and had taken a number of Theater classes together. We were discussing historical people who we would like to possibly do for performance history. The subject came up because he was thinking of doing Abraham […]

He Changed What We Read

By | Oct 14, 2017

Harold Robbins with more than 20 published books in 32 different languages and selling over 750 million copies can easily be considered one of the World’s Bestselling Author. He was born on May 21, 1916 and although he often claimed to be a Jewish orphan (just like the character in his first novel Never Love […]

Cristoforo Colombo

By | Oct 12, 2017

Christopher Columbus is thought to have been born between August and October 1451 in Genoa, Italy. Little is known about his youth, although it is thought that he had a brother, Bartolomeo who may have worked in a cartography workshop in Lisbon. He did claim that he began his life at sea at the age […]

The End of The Summer of Love

By | Oct 7, 2017

The summer of 1967 is commonly known as the Summer of Love. In the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, thousands of young people from all over the world united for a new social experience. The result, the hippie counterculture movement came into public awareness. Scott McKenzie in May 1967 released the John Phillip’s penned song […]

The Great Stone Face

By | Oct 4, 2017

During the 1920’s Buster Keaton was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comic actor-directors of the end of the Silent Film Era. Roger Ebert has even called him the “greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”. Keaton’s films during this decade, such as The General or The Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr. or […]

1903 World Series – Boston Wins over the Pirates

By | Oct 1, 2017

In 1903 Baseball’s American League was just two years old, but they were popular enough that it was decided that the champion of each league would play a series of nine games for the national championship. The series began on October 1st with the last game held on October 13th. The Pittsburgh Pirates led by […]

September 30, 1955

By | Sep 30, 2017

Had he lived, James Dean would be an 82 year old man and who knows what would have happened with his career. He could have been one of those stars that would shine for a couple of years and then fade away never to be seen again. It’s possible he may even had changed careers. […]

The First 12 Proposed Amendments to the US Constitution

By | Sep 25, 2017

It didn’t take long for Congress to start debate on Amendments to the United States Constitution. Congress first convened on March 4, 1789 and on June 8th of the same year James Madison read his thoughts regarding a Bill of Rights. During the course of debates through the ratification process of the Constitution many states […]

King George III

By | Sep 22, 2017

United States history shows King George III as the tyrant ruler of the American Colonies that first taxed them without representation, then forced them to house the military that was sent to the colonies to bring order and the King that they fought to win their independence. History does show him as a king who […]

Silent Film Comedy Actor Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle

By | Sep 20, 2017

Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle was born on March 24, 1887 in Smith Center, Kansas, to Mollie and William Goodrich Arbuckle. His mother died in 1899 and his father abandoned him shortly afterwards. Arbuckle survived by doing odd jobs at a hotel in San Jose, California. He entered an amateur night contest where he caught the attention […]

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