Archive for July 4th, 2011

ICONIC ACTRESS HAS TURNED 84 TODAY

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Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress who was one of the most popular European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s. She was also an iconic sex symbol during
that time. Today, she remains an active supporter of Italian and Italian American
causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation’s Anniversary
Gala. she made her first American film, John Huston’s Beat the Devil, in 1953
with Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer jones. Another notable appearance was in
the 1956 circus drama Trapeze with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. In 1959
Gina co-starred with Frank Sinatra in Never So Few.In 1961 she made one of
her most popular films, the romantic comedy Come September, with Rock Hudson, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin; for which she won a Golden Globe Henrietta Award,
World Film Favorite-Female.

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Gina in Trapeze

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Gina Lollobrigida in Beat the Devil

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ROY ORBINSON WITH ED ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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CALVIN COOLIDGE (JULY 4, 1872–JAN. 5, 1933)

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Calvin Coolidge, age 7

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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States
(1923 to 1929). He was a Republican lawyer from Vermont who worked
his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming
governor the state.

               
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‘’HAWAIIS CALLS’’ DEPUTED ON JULY 3, 1935

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Hawaii Calls was a radio program that ran from July 3, 1935 through August 16,
1975 that featured live Hawaiian music conducted by Harry Owens, the composer
of “Sweet Leilani”. It was broadcast each week, usually from the courtyard of the
Moana Hotel on Waikiki Bech but occasionally from other locations, and hosted
by Webley Edwards ( pictured below) for almost the entire run.

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Webley Edwards

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

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