Archive for August 13th, 2011

THE MASTER OF SUSPENSE!

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    Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980)

Hitchcock was a British film director and producer who was a pioneer in
the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Hitchcock moved to
Hollywood at the end of the 1930s when David O. Selznick signed him
to a seven-year contract. Alfred Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature
films in a career spanning six decades.The magazine Movie Maker has
described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, one of cinema’s   
most significant artists.  

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TRANSPORTATION IN PORTLAND ~ 1883

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FIRST PHONOGRAPH IN 1877

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Thomas Edison with his phonograph 

August 12, 1877 is the date popularly given for Thomas Edison’s completion
of the model for the first phonograph ( shown above). It was developed as a
result of Thomas Edison’s work on two other inventions, the telegraph and
the telephone.

 

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WALT DISNEY MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1942

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The animated film Bambi was produced by Walt Disney and ws based on the book Bambie, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten of Austria. The film was released by
RKO Radio Pictures and opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on
August 13, 1942. It is the fifth film in the Disney Animated Classics Series. In June
2008, the American Film Institute presented its “10 Top 10” list of the best ten films
in each of ten “classic” American film genres. After the polling was completed, Bambi
placed third in animation.

 

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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”summer In The City” is ranked number 393 on Rolling Stone’s
list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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