Archive for July 23rd, 2011

PICTURE POSTCARD ~ 1920

multnomah falls lodge 1920s

A picture postcard of Multnomah Falls Lodge showing two tour buses in front was
taken by Sawyer Scenic Photos of Portland, the same Sawyer that later became
Sawyer’s View-Master.

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MARILYN MONROE ~ RARE SCREEN TEST

On Dec. 10, 1950 Marilyn Monroe made a screen test for a film titled
"Cold Shoulder", where Marilyn’s role was as the girlfriend of a
gangster.

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THE AWESOME GUITAR OF BRAD PAISLEY!

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Brad Paisley was the 2008 CMA and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year
winner. He has recorded seven studio albums, all of them certified gold
or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition,
Brad had charted 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart,
16 of which have reached #1 with a record 10 consecutive singles
reaching the top spot on the chart. On November 10, 2010, Paisley
won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 44th annual CMA Awards.  

Note: Brad Paisley is only 38 years old!

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TV SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

gene autry show

gene autry

The Gene Autry Show is a western/ cowboy television series which aired for
91 episodes on CBS from July 23, 1950 until August 7, 1956, originally
sponsored by Wrigley’s Doublemint  chewing gum. The series ran for 5
seasons. The first 4 were in black and white, and the final season, 13
episodes, was in color. Color was experimented with in two or three
episodes of the first season. The theme song Back In the Saddle
Again was written by Autry and Ray Whitley and sung by Gene
Autry. The Gene Autry Show had a 26 episode prime-time spin-
off called The Adventures of Champion from 1955 to 1956.

 

 

wrigleys doublement gum

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BEST RADIO SHOW MILTON BERLE EVER DID!

texaco star theater milton berle

Milton Berle’s last radio series was The Texaco Star Theater, which began on
ABC, September 22, 1948 and continued until June 15, 1949. It served as a
springboard for Berle’s rise as television’s first major star.

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