Archive for July 24th, 2011

LA BAMBA OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1987

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La Bamba
is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by
Luis Valdes. It stars Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens. The film is
based on real life events of the young rock star and his family. In its
opening weekend,La Bamba grossed a total of $5,698,884 and
eventually grossed $52,678,820 in the United States in 12 weeks.

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ED SULLIVAN SHOW COMMERCIAL IN 1957

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AMELIA MARY EARHART

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(Born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937, declared legally dead January 5, 1939)

Amelia Earhart was a famous aviation pioneer and author who was the first woman 
to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross. It was awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation
of The Ninety-Nines, an organization of female pilots. During an attempt to make a circumnavigation flight of the globe in 1937 in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Amelia Earhart disappeared off the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. To this day,
no trace of the Electra or its occupants has ever been found.

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Amelia Earhart just before fatal flight in 1937

 

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Perhaps the last photo ever taken of Earhart’s Electra as it departed New Guinea

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CLARABELL THE CLOWN ~ AFTER THE SHOW

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Clarabell the Clown (Bob Keeshan) with Howdy Doody  show host Buffalo
Bob Smith.
 

Clarabell-BobKeeshan-removing makeup poss 1952

An unidentified fan looks on as Clarabell (Keeshan) removes his make up
after the a show around 1952.

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RECORDED BY ARTIE SHAW ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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After signing a new recording contract with RCA records in the summer
of 1938, bandleader Artie Shaw called up "Begin the Beguine" to be the
first of six tunes he would record at his initial recording session on July
24. Until then Shaw’s band had been having a tough time finding an
identity and maintaining its existence without having had any popular
hits of significance; his previous recording contract with Brunswick
had lapsed at the end of 1937 without being renewed. Beguineā€
became the signature song of Artie Shaw and his band. 

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