Archive for February 1st, 2012

VINTAGE HAND BAG SAVINGS BANK

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Sam’l Rosenblatt & Co. was located on the Corner of SW 3rd and Morrison

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FAMOUS DIRECTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1894

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                   John Ford
(February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973)

Director John Ford was famous for his on location westerns starring John Wayne
such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The man Who Shot
Liberty Valance (1962). He also directed the 20th-century adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath (1940). In a successful career that spanned
more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films and won four Academy
Awards for Best Director which is a record.

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John Wayne with John Ford

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” is a song written and recorded by James Brown. The recording of the tune was taped in under one hour at Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina The single was Brown’s first song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top  Ten, peaking at number eight. It was also a number-one R&B hit, in the top spot for
eight weeks.

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ELVIS BECAME A FATHER ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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It was exactly nine months after marrying Elvis Presley on May 1, 1967, that Priscilla
Presley gave birth to Elvis’ only child, Lisa Marie, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

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Lisa Marie Presley turned 44 today. The singer and songwriter
is known as the “Princess of Rock and Roll”.

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BROTHER SHEA IS 103 TODAY!

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Grammy Award-winning gospel singer George Beverly "Bev" Shea has often been
described as “America’s beloved Gospel singer” and is considered to be the first
international singing star of the gospel as a result of his solo performances at Billy Graham Crusades along with his recordings. According to the Guinness Book of
Records Shea holds the world record for singing in person to the most people
ever, with an estimated live audience of 220 million people.

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From left: Bev Shea and Billy Graham who turned 93 in November

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