Archive for May 17th, 2011

MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN (17 MAY 1911 – 23 JUNE 1998)

Maureen-O-Sullivan-classic-movies-


johnny-weismuller-maureen-o-suillivan-tarzan1

Maureen O’Sullivan with co-star Johnny Weissmuller in Tarzan the
Ape Man
(1932).


 

maureen-osullivan later

O’Sullivan was considered Irelands first film star.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,HISTORY,MOVIES and have No Comments

DENNIS HOPPER ~ (MAY 17, 1936 – MAY 29, 2010)

 

dennis-hopper then main

dennis_hopper main 2

Was2986766

Dennis Hopper directed and starred in Easy Rider (1969), winning an
award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer. Hopper made his debut
on film in two roles with James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and
Giant
(1956).

easy_rider movie
hopper easy-rider-1969

 

 

hopper rebel without a cause
Dennis Hopper in Rebel Without a Cause.

DennisHopper ap now
Hopper as he appeared in Apocalypse Now (1979).

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,DEATH,HISTORY,MOVIES and have No Comments

NEW TO DVD THIS WEEK ~

bionic-woman-s2-box
The DVD box set contains 5 discs (Season 2 ran from September 1976
to May 1977 with 22 episodes).The Bionic Woman stars Lindsay Wagner
who attended David Douglas high School in Portland and studied at the
University of Oregon. 

lindsay-wagner
Lindsay Wagner will be 62 on June 22nd.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in DEBUT,DVD,HISTORY,THEN AND NOW,TV and have Comment (1)

STOCK EXCHANGE BEGAN ON THIS DATE 1792


INTERIOR OF NY STOCK EXCHANGE 

The origin of the NYSE can be traced to May 17, 1792, when the Buttonwood
Agreement was signed by 24 stock brokers outside of 68 Wall Street in New
York under a sycamore (or Buttonwood) tree on Wall Street which earlier was
the site of a stockade fence.The organization drafted its constitution on March
8, 1817, and named itself the "New York Stock & Exchange Board". In 1863,
this name was shortened to its modern form, "New York Stock Exchange".

Buttonwood
Depiction of stock brokers under the sycamore tree.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,HISTORY,Stock market and have Comment (1)

JERRY LEWIS RETIRING FROM MDA TELETHON

mda-telethon-logo_005
jerry lewis telethon 2010
Jerry Lewis at the MDA telethon, 2010

(AP)- After 45 years promoting treatment and a cure for children he calls
“my kids,” comedian Jerry Lewis announced Monday he is retiring as host
of the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon that has become
synonymous with his name. Lewis, 85, issued a statement through the
association calling it “time for an all new Telethon era.””As a labor of love,
I’ve hosted the annual Telethon since 1966 and I’ll be making my final
appearance on the show this year by performing my signature song, `You’ll
Never Walk Alone,”‘ Lewis said of a shortened six-hour primetime broadcast
scheduled for Sept. 4. Lewis, a Las Vegas resident, has in recent years
battled a debilitating back condition, heart issues and the crippling lung
disease pulmonary fibrosis. He said he’ll continue serving as national
Muscular Dystrophy Association chairman, as he’s done since the
early 1950s.

409800_02_MDA

From left to right: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis at the
1976 MDA telethon held the at the Sahara in Las Vegas. Sinatra was
the one who orchestrated the reunion of Martin and Lewis.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in HISTORY,Medical,TV,VARIETY SHOW and have No Comments