Archive for October 19th, 2013

ORDER YOUR WRIST RADIO TODAY!

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1950s comic book ad

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TITANIC VIOLIN AUCTIONED OFF TODAY

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                                                   Wallace Hartley

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LONDON (AP) –  A violin believed to have played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank on April 15, 1912, was auctioned for more than $1.6 million Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten.

The sea-corroded instrument, now unplayable, is thought to have once belonged to
bandmaster Wallace Hartley who was among the disaster’s more than 1,500 victims. 

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Artists depiction of the sinking of the RMS Titanic

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                          Nancy Lyons

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JEANNIE C. RILEY IS 68 TODAY

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Jeannie C. Riley at 16

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Jeannie C. Riley (Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson)

Riley won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance
for he 1968 country and pop hit "Harper PTA”. Before fame she was a
secretary by day and recorded music by night.

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RADIO DRAMA DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Claire Trevor and Edward G. Robinson

Big Town is a popular radio drama series that was broadcast until
1952. Edward Robinson played Steve Wilson, the managing editor 
for Illustrated Press until 1942 when Edward J.Pawley took over for
most of the remaining episodes. Claire Trevor portrayed Lorelei
Kilbourne, a society editor and Wilson’s  sidekick. She was replaced
by Ona Munson in 1940.

Big Town was rated No-one among all of the reporter-type drama
series on radio. It was also rated in the top 15 among all radio
programs broadcast and had a listening audience rated between
10 and 20 million people. The program was later adapted to both
film and television and a comic book published by DC Comics. 

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