Archive for January, 2014

THIS WAS A GREAT TELEVISION TEAM!

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Talk show host Johnny Carson (right), band leader Doc Severinsen (left) and announcer/sidekick Ed McMahon. They WERE “The Tonight Show with Johnny
Carson” on NBC from 1962 to 1992.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                           Mike Gracia

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BROADWAY VETERAN IS 93 TODAY

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Carol Elaine Channing

Channing is a singer, actress, and comedian who has received
three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a
Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. She is best remembered
for originating on Broadway the musical-comedy roles of widowed
matchmaker Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1964) and Lorelei Lee in
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949). Carol Channing was born in 
Seattle, Washington where her father ,George Channing, was
formerly the city editor of the Seattle Star newspaper.

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TERRIFYING TWINS, THEN AND NOW

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Twins Lisa and Louise Burns, at age 12, played the Grady daughters in the
well-known Stanley Kubrick 1980 horror film  The Shining. The 46-year-old
sisters still take the time to recognize the role that made them famous. They
regularly appear at horror flick conventions. Lisa studied literature and Louise
became a microbiologist.

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PRAYER BOOK SELLS DIVINELY!

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The Rothschild Prayer book

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A Renaissance prayer book has sold for $13.6 million,
just short of the auction record set 15 years ago for an illuminated manuscript.

Christie’s auction house says the Rothschild Prayer book was purchased
Wednesday by a private collector bidding by telephone.

The ornately illustrated Book of Hours sold in 1999 at Christie’s London for
$13.4 million to a European collector.

It was commissioned around 1505 by a member of the imperial court of the
Netherlands. It entered the Rothschild family collection in the 19th century.

The 150-page book features full-page color drawings, called miniatures, by
leading masters of illumination.

The manuscript was part of a collection of Nazi-confiscated treasures that
was returned to the Rothschild banking dynasty by the Austrian government
in 1999.

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