Archive for February 9th, 2013

POPULAR TOY MIGHT SPRING BACK!

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The first Slinky

The toy Slinky was invented and developed by naval engineer Richard James in
the early 1940s. He demonstrated his creation in November OF 1945 at Gimbels department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The toy was a hit, selling its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James and his wife Betty formed James Industries in Philadelphia to manufacture Slinky and several related toys such as
the Slinky Dog and Suzie, the Slinky Worm. In 1960, Betty became president of
James Industries, and, in 1964, moved the operation to Hollidaysburg, Pa. In
1998, she sold the company to Poof Products, Inc. Industry experts predict the 
Slinky will make a comeback this year. 

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Slinky inventor Richard James

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Betty James

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AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL MODEL DEALER

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Alice Malsenior Walker is 69 today

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MIA FARROW IS 68 TODAY

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Actress Mia Farrow (Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow) gained wide
acclaim for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the ABC-TV soap opera
Peyton Place (1964–1966). She also gained recognition for her short-
lived marriage to singer Frank Sinatra. Her most memorable film role
was as the woman pregnant with Satan’s baby in the 1968 Roman
Polanski movie Rosemary’s Baby, for which she was nominated for
a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

 

 

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Frank Sinatra and his bride Mia
 

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Filming a scene for Rosemary’s Baby, director Roman Polanski behind the
camera.
 

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1959

Stagger Lee

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"Mr. Personality" will turn 80 on March 9

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