Archive for November, 2010

PORTLAND’S ‘’HOOVERVILLE’’ ~ 1936

shanty town portland 1936
A shanty town built by homeless people during the
Depression. It was named after President Herbert
Hoover who many blamed for the Depression.

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LIFE ~ ON THIS DATE

life nov 30 1942
life nov 30 1953
life nov. 30th 1962

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posted by Bob Karm in MAGAZINES and have No Comments

IT’S RIDLEY SCOTT’S 73rd BIRTHDAY TODAY

ridley-scott-playlist
Director Ridley Scott’s older brother is also a
Director…Tony Scott.

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                                    1979

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                                     1982

gladiator_2
                                     2000

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FIRST USE OF VIDEOTAPE ON THIS DATE IN 1956

Ampes vrx-1000
The first commercial use of Videotape in Television was
with the Ampex VRX-1000 video recorder, shown above.
The broadcast was Douglas Edwards with The News on
CBS. It was a telecast from New York to the Television 
City studios of CBS in Hollywood.

douglas edwards and the news 
         Douglas Edwards, on the right, in the CBS- Newsroom.

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A SMITH – CORONA FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas Gift

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posted by Bob Karm in CLASSIC ADS,HOLIDAY and have No Comments