Archive for August 9th, 2012

A SECRET WEAPON ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Rex Stout chairman of the Writers’ War Board and representative of
Freedom House,

On August 9, 1942, writer Rex Stout (above) conducted the first of 62 wartime
radio broadcasts of Our Secret Weapon, produced by Freedom House and airing
on CBS. The series was created to counter shortwave radio propaganda broadcasts
during World War ll. The first first ten 15-minute programs were sponsored solely
by Freedom House, and in the eleventh week Philco became a co-sponsor. The
final broadcast was on October 8, 1943.

Series creator Sue Taylor White of Freedom House said, "Secret Weapon was
designed to whip up and excite the nation to a greater war effort — in industry
in buying war bonds, in every avenue toward victory,"

 

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PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM 1905

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The Lewis & Clark Exposition Foreign Exhibits Building

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CARNAC THE TURBANED PSYCHIC

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SAM ELLIOTT IS 68 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Sam-Elliot NOW

Samuel Pack "Sam" Elliott was born in Sacramento, California and moved
to Oregon with his family during his teenage years, where he graduated
from David Douglas High School in Portland. He then attended Clark
College
in Vancouver, Washington, After a two-year program, Elliott
went to Hollywood where he worked in construction while studying acting.

Elliott began his career as a character actor in Westerns. One of his first
film roles was as ‘Card Player #2’ in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(1969).

 

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IT WAS OFFICIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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