Archive for June 27th, 2013

YOU COULD OWN ELVIS’ CADILLAC!

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Elvis Presley

MEMPHIS, Tenn.. (AP) — Elvis Presley’s Cadillac station wagon, Steve
McQueen’s old truck and prescription sunglasses worn by John Lennon
are among hundreds of items once owned by celebrities that are on the
schedule to be auctioned in California next month.

The Mecum Auction Company said Wednesday it will be displaying and
auctioning about 2,000 pieces of celebrity-related memorabilia in Santa
Monica, Calif. on July 26-27.

Mecum, which specializes in the sale of collector cars, says one of the
auction’s highlights will be Elvis’ 1972 Cadillac Custom Estate Wagon,
"The King of Rock n’ Roll" owned from 1972 until his death in 1977,
according to Mecum’s Web site.

The car was kept in the Las Vegas home of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’
manager, and then at the Las Vegas Hilton. It was later sent to Graceland,
Elvis’ longtime Memphis home, before the car was auctioned off with other
Elvis possessions in 1999, according to Mecum.

Elvis’ Cadillac is among several vehicles being auctioned, including a 1969
Chevrolet C/10 Baja race truck and two motorcycles owned by McQueen,
a motorcycle owned by Dennis Hopper, and cars that belonged to Frank
Sinatra, Ringo Starr and Bette Davis.

Other Elvis-related items included in the auction are his Army induction
and discharge papers and rare photos.

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Elvis Presley’s Army discharge order (DD Form 214)

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BOND FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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Sir Roger George Moore

Live and Let Die is the eighth film in the James Bond 007 series. It was
the first to star Roger Moore as secret agent James Bond.

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Roger Moore will be 86 in October

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Tim Maguire

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REMEMBERING BOB KEESHAN

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Keeshan as “Clarabell the Clown” with marionette Howdy Doody and Buffalo 
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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

Keeshan was a television producer and actor, most notable as the title
character of the children’s CBS television program Captain Kangaroo,
which became an icon for millions of people during its 30-year run from
1955 to 1984. He first played “Clarabell the Clown” on NBC’s Howdy
Doody program until 1952 when he was fired after a salary dispute.

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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 19 49

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Captain Video and His Video Rangers is a science fiction television series
that
aired on the DuMont Television Network from June 27, 1049 and
April 1, 1955. It starred Richard Coogan from 1949 to 1950 and Al Hodge
from 1950 to 1955. It was the first series of its kind on American TV.



 
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Richard Coogan

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Al Hodge

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From left: co-star Don Hastings and Al Hodge

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Captain Video AD

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