Archive for December 27th, 2012

SOUL SINGER IS DEAD AT 72

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                    Fontella Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012)

Fontella Bass, the singer whose 1965 hit “Rescue Me” was an indelible example of
the decade’s finest pop-soul, died on Wednesday in St. Louis. According to her
daughter Neuka Mitchell, the cause was complications of a recent heart attack.

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ONE OF THE GREAT SCI-FI CLASSICS!

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James Arness as The Thing

The Thing from Another World is a 1951 sci-fi classic based on the 1938
novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell.

No actors are named during the film’s dramatic opening credits; the cast
credits appear at the end of the film. The movie was partly filmed in Glacier
National Park
and interior sets built at a Los Angeles ice storage plant.

In 2001, the movie was deemed to be a "culturally, historically or aesthetically"
significant motion picture by the United States Library of Congress and was
selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

James Arness In his first movie role, played The Thing, but he is hard to
recognize in costume and makeup, because of both the lighting and the
other effects used to obscure his features.

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A STAR WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1901

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       Marlene Dietrich
( 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992)

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-
greatest female star of all time. Before fame, she dreamed of
becoming a concert violinist.
 

 

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Famous scene from “Shanghai Express”, 1932

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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PIONEER CHILDREN’S SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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Buffalo Bob Smith with Howdy

Howdy Doody is an children’s television program, created and
produced by E. Roger Muir and telecast on NBC from 1947 until
1960. It was one of the first television series produced at NBC in
Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A, it was also a pioneer in early
color production as NBC (at the time owned by TV maker RCA)
used the show in part to sell color television sets in the 1950s.

The character Howdy Doody first came to life from the creative
mind of Bob Smith during his days as a radio announcer on
WNBC (AM).

 

April Fools Day, April 1, 1952

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