Archive for January 30th, 2014

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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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                      Mike Gracia

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ACTRESS DOROTHY MALONE IS 89 TODAY

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Young Dorothy, 1940s

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Dorothy Malone (Dorothy Eloise Maloney)

Dorothy  Malone won a Best Supporting Actress award for her
role in Written on the Wind in 1956. Her film career reached its
peak by the beginning of the 1960s. She achieved later success
with her ABC television role as Constance MacKenzie on Peyton
Place
from 1964 to 1968.

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NUMBER-THREE ON THIS DAY IN 1963

The Name Game ShirleyEllis

Following her 1963 #8 hit "The Nitty Gritty", Shirley Ellis reaches #3
on the Billboard Pop chart and #4 on the R&B chart with a novelty
tune called "The Name Game".

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                        shirley ellis

                         Shirley Ellis (January 19, 1929 – October 5, 2005) 

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