Archive for October 26th, 2013

VINTAGE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

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HOLLYWOOD ICON IS DEAD AT 82!

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        Hal Brett Needham (March 6, 1931 ā€“ October 25, 2013)

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) ā€“  Hal Needham, a top Hollywood stuntman who
turned to directing rousing action films including "Smokey and the Bandit"
(1977) and "The Cannonball Runā€ (1981).

His business managers tell the Los Angeles Times that Needham died on
Friday in Los Angeles.

A former paratrooper, Needham was a billboard model for Viceroy Cigarettes
while beginning a career in Hollywood as a motion picture stuntman. He had 
appeared in thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies, performing
and designing stunts and new equipment to execute them.

Needham’s first break was as the stunt double for actor Richard Boone on
the popular CBS-TV western Have Gun, Will Travel (1957-1963).

Needham jumped from planes, was dragged by horses and wrecked cars —
breaking 56 bones in the process. He received an honorary Oscar last year.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. is 71 today

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COMIC STRIP LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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"Doonesbury," the comic strip by Gary Trudeau (above), premiered in 28 newspapers across the country.

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Trudeau, 24, at his office in 1972 

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Cartoonist Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is 65 (7-21-48)

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HEY KIDS, COME IN AND JOIN THE FUN!

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October 1953

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