Archive for October 30th, 2012

BODYBUIDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1892

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                                   Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano)

                            (October 30, 1892 – December 23, 1972)

Atlas developed a bodybuilding method and associated exercise
program that was best known for its landmark advertising campaign
featuring Atlas’s name and likeness; it has been described as one of
the longest-lasting and most memorable ad campaigns of all time.

Before fame, Charles Atlas worked as a leather worker for a time. He
died of heart failure at age 80 after his daily jog on the beach.

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ED SULLIVAN FOR THE NEW 1957 MERCURY

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IT’S STEVE ALLEN ON THE PIANO!

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Steve Allen was a "creditable" pianist, and composer, having written
over 14,000 songs, one of which was recorded by
Perry Como and
Margaret Whiting, others by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Les
Brown
, and Gloria Lynne. Allen won a Grammy award in 1963 for
best
jazz composition, with his song The Gravy Waltz (below).

 

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DISNEY IS BUYING LUCUSFILM LTD.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd.,
the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder,
George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the agreement to make the purchase in
cash and stock Tuesday. Disney added that "Star Wars Episode 7" is
scheduled for release in 2015.

The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands
including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC.

Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become its
president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Lucas
will be creative consultant on new "Star Wars" films.

Lucas said in a statement, "It’s now time for me to pass `Star Wars’ on to
a new generation of filmmakers."

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George Lucas                                 Kathleen Kennedy

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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                 Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen 

                           (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000)

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