Archive for March 19th, 2011

FIRST PRIZE FIGHT TELELVISED IN COLOR ON THIS DATE IN 1954

gardello vs tory 

Philadelphia middleweight boxer Joey Gardello (right) is shown knocking out Willie
Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ THE PAGODA

the pagoda

N.E. 38th & Broadway

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ON THE WAY TO WORK IN 1939 PORTLAND

6th and yamhill 1939
Photo taken at 6th & Yamhill

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AWARDS CEREMONY ON TV ~ FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1953

NBC tv titlel card

bob hope hosting awards

The 25th annual Academy Awards show was first televised on NBC which continued to cover the event until 1960 when the ABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts. ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it is under contract to do so through the year 2020. Bob
Hope is shown above hosting the first televised ceremony.

academy awards 1953

academy awards on tv

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BRUCE WILLIS IS 56 YEARS OLD TODAY

BruceWillis MAIN

Actor, producer, and musician. the career of  Bruce Willis began in television
in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including
comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John
McClane in the Die Hard series of four action films beginning with Die Hard
in 1988. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office hits 
like Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997),
Armageddon (1998), and The Sixth Sense in 1999. Willis is the ninth
highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including
supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe
winner.

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Bruce Willis Armageddon
Bruce in Armageddon

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           unbreakable
           (2000)

           yippie-ki-yay

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