Archive for June 7th, 2013

THE MICROPHONE OF TOKYO ROSE

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The microphone used by Iva Toguri D’Aquino, known as “Tokyo Rose”, on display in the National Museum of American History.

The name "Tokyo Rose" is strongly associated with Iva Toguri D’Aquino, an
American citizen born to Japanese immigrants. D’Aquino broadcast as "Orphan
Ann" during the 15-20 minute D.J. segment of the 75-minute program The Zero
Hour
on Radio Tokyo (NHK). The program consisted of propaganda-tinged skits
and slanted news reports as well as popular American music .Rose routinely
identified American units on air, sometimes even naming individual soldiers. Her purported predictions of impending attacks were, according to many, extremely
accurate.


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Iva Toguri in front of the microphone at Radio Tokyo in
September 1945.

 

 

 

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Toguri was pardoned by President Gerald Ford 
in 1977.

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BERRY PICKING FOR THE U.S. CROP CORPS

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Time to break for lunch

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The above photos are from the Oregon State University Archives, showing
berry pickers on "victory farms" in 1946.

             

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REMEMBERING DINO ~

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                        Dean Martin
(Dino Paul Crocetti)

                      (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995)

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The comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

RAT PACK COLOR
The Rat Pack,Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Joey
Bishop on the set of Ocean’s 11, 1960

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Tim Maguire

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Prince Rogers Nelson turned 55 today

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KEN OSMOND IS 70 TODAY

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Kenneth Charles "Ken" Osmond played Eddie Haskell in
the original “Leave it to Beaver” series on CBS/ABC from
1957 to 1963. Osmond later became a law enforcement
officer for the LAPD.

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