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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1933


From left: Singer Bing Crosby and comedian Bob Hope were 
among many top show business guest entertainers.

The Kraft Program was a musical-variety program on NBC radio featuring
orchestra leader Paul Whiteman that promoted Kraft food products. During
its first year the show went through a series of name changes, including
Kraft Musical Revue, until it finally settled on Kraft Music Hall in 1934.

Whiteman remained the host until December 6, 1935. Ford Bond was the 
shows announcer. Kraft Music Hall made the move to television in 1958.

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VIEW-MASTER ~ FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

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A GREAT PHOTO OF A LOCAL MUSIC LEGEND

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Heck Harper (center w/guitar) and His Circle 8 Hoedown Band on KGW-TV, 1960.

 


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FIRST PERFORMANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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Three months after the USO was founded, Bob Hope led a group of celebrities
to perform for airmen stationed at March Field (now March Air Force Base) in California—the beginning of a great tradition.

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GROUNDBREAKING ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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Gigi Perreau and Linda Darnell help shovel dirt during the Walk of Fame 
groundbreaking ceremony.

Official groundbreaking for the Hollywood Walk of Fame project took place on
February 8, 1960. Joanne Woodward’s name was one of eight drawn at random,
contrary to popular belief there was no “first” recipient. The original stars were
installed as a continuous project with no individual ceremonies. As of January
25, 2013, the Walk consists of 2,489 stars. Approximately twenty new stars are
added to the Walk each year.

The man credited with the idea for creating a Walk of Fame, was E. M. Stuart,
who served in 1953 as the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of
Commerce.

 

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Joanne Woodward and E.M. Stuart

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