Archive for October 17th, 2011

RITA HAYWORTH

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Rita Hayworth  (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987)

Born as Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New York, Rita Hayworth was a  
film actress and dancer who was one of the top stars of the 1040s. She was in  
61 films over a period of  37 years. The American Film Institute has Rita Hayworth 
listed as “One of the Greatest Stars of All Time”. 

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Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles in THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947)

 

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Rita Hayworth in her later years

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MAGAZINE’S FIRST ISSUE ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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National Geographic
is the official journal of the National Geographic Society,
the largest scientific and educational institution in the world. It published its
first issue, called the National Geographic Magazine, on October 17, 1888,
just nine months after the nonprofit Society was founded.

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National Geographic Society’s headquarters in 1899

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CAPRA FILM PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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 Mr. Smith goes to Washington premiered in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on October 17, 1939. The event was sponsored by the National Press Club  with 4,000 invited guests, including 45 senators. The Frank Capra film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story.

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Filming a scene with James Stewart

 

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Frank Capra

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THE VERDICT WAS IN ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Following a lengthy trial, Prohibition-era gangster and crime syndicate leader
Al Capone was  found guilty of income tax evasion and various Prohibition
violations. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison on October 17, 1931.  

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BEST SELLING RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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Stan Freberg turned 85 on August 7th

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