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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1930

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RUDOLPH VALENTINO (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

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Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor, and sex symbol icon of the 1920s. He was
known as the “Latin Lover” and starred in several well known silent films including 
The Sheik (1921), Blood and Sand (1922), and the Son of the Sheik (1926). His
untimely death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans.

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GEORGE CLOONEY IS 50 YEARS OLD TODAY

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George Timothy Clooney  is a actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter
who has received two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. He made
his acting debut as an extra in the NBC- TV miniseries Centennial in 1978. Fame
and recognition came with his portrayal of Dr. Douglas “Doug” Ross on the long-
running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999 on NBC. Other leading roles in films included Batman & Robin (1997), Out of Sight (1998. and his biggest success in
Ocean’s Eleven in 1960. Clooney has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck 
(2005), and Leatherheads (2008). George Clooney won the 2006 Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part in the 2005 Middle East thriller
Syriana. Singer Rosemary Clooney is George Clooney’s aunt.

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George as Dr. Ross in ER

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“HOME ALONE” HOME FOR SALE!

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(From the AP) The 14-room brick house defended from intruders by a young Macaulay
Culkin (above) in the 1990 movie "Home Alone" is up for sale in suburban Chicago for $2.4 million. Owners John and Cynthia Abendshien bought the red-brick Gregorian in 1988 for $875,000.They tell the Chicago Tribune that they know it’s not the best time 
to put a high-end home on the market, but that they hope the home’s notoriety will
help. The 4,250-square foot house sits on a half-acre lot in suburban Winnetka,
about 20 miles north of Chicago. There are four bedrooms and it features the 
staircase (shown below) that Culkin sledded down in the John Hughes movie.

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FIRST AMERICAN INTO SPACE ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Alan  Shepard, Jr. was a naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and NASA
Astronaut who in 1961 became the first American in space with a 15
minute suborbital flight. Ten years later, he commanded the Apollo 14
mission, and became the fifth person to walk on the Moon.

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