Archive for February 10th, 2012

NUMBER-ONE RECORD OF 1958

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Photo of a Danny and The Juniors recording session L-R Dave White, Joe
Terry, Frank Maffei, Danny Rapp (1958)

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MONSTER ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1906

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     Lon Chaney, Jr.
(February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973)

Born Creighton Tull Chaney, Lon Chaney was best known for his
roles in monster movies and as the son of famous silent film actor,
Lon Chaney. He portrayed Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man movies
and Lennie Small in Of Mice and Man (1939)

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Lon Chaney, Jr. as The Wolf Man

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WHEN HOUDINI APPEARED IN PORTLAND

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A 1915 ad promoting Houdini’s appearance at the Orpheum Theater. The
the building was torn down in 1976 to make way for a Nordstrom’s Dept.
Store.

HOUDINI

Harry Houdini

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Postcard depicting the Orpheum Theater in 1916

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ANNETTE SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The “Annette” series of dramatic segments on ABC-TV’s Mickey Mouse Club
began with the episode titled  “ The Newcomer”.

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Annette Funicello turned 69 last October

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AWARD WINNING PLAY OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

DeathOfASalesman

Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by play wright Arthur Miller. It
received the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best
Play. The production premiered at the Morosco Theater in New York
City. The original play ran for a total of 742 performances.. 

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Lee J. Cobb (shown above) starred as salesman Willy Loman

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