Archive for March 5th, 2014

AN ELECTRONIC STORES BEGINNING

RADIO SHACK THN

The first custom concept store opened in the company’s hometown
of  Fort Worth, Texas. 

Radio Shack Corporation (formerly Tandy Corporation) is a franchise of
electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of Europe,
South America and Africa. The company was started as Radio Shack in
1921 by two brothers,Theodore and Milton Deutschmann, who wanted
to provide equipment for the fans of amateur, or ham, radio. 

Radio Shack was purchased by the Tandy Corporation in 1962. It was
originally a leather goods corporation, and renamed Tandy Radio Shack
& Leather
. Tandy eventually divested itself of its non-electronic product
lines.

The company issued its first catalog in 1939. as it entered the high-fidelity
music market. In 1954, Radio Shack began selling its own private-label
products under the brand name Realist, but was subsequently sued and
consequently changed the brand name to Realistic.

 


deutschmann bros

Radio Shack was created in Boston by brothers, Theodore and
Milton Deutschmann who had emigrated from London.


charles_d_tandy

tandy leather co

 

 

radio shack catalog

allied_radioshack_logo

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in CATALOGS,Communications,Computer,CURRENT EVENTS,Electronics,HISTORY,RADIO,STORE,TV and have No Comments

LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

associated-press-news

                                       MikeGracia1  
                                        Mike Gracia

                     ap-teletype bw

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Comedian,Country music,DEATH,Dictator,Disaster,Government,HISTORY,MOVIES,TV and have No Comments

DEAN STOCKWELL IS 78 TODAY

stockwell-child

stockwell-ltr

Dean%20Stockwell-now
Dean Stockwell (Robert Dean Stockwell)

Stockwell’s career spans over 65 years. He began as a child actor under contract
to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer he first came to the public’s attention in films such as
Anchors Aweigh (1945) and The Green Years (1946); as a young adult he played
a lead role in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 screen adaptations of Meyer Levin‘s Compulsion. More recently he became widely known for television roles, playing
Rear Admiral Albert  "Al" Calavicci in the 1989–1993 NBC television series
Quantum Leap.

 

 

 

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,CHILDREN,CURRENT EVENTS,DEBUT,HISTORY,MOVIES,Stage,THEN AND NOW,TV and have Comment (1)

REX HARRISON, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

rexharrison young 1

rex harison ltr

Sir-Rex-Harrison ltr main 
Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (March 5, 1908 – June 2, 1990)

Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He won his first Tony
Award
for his performance as Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days
in 1949. His second Tony was for the role of Professor Henry Higgins
in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957. He reprised the role
for the 1964 film version, which earned him a Golden Globe Award
and Best Actor Oscar.

Harrison also appeared in many other films, including Anna and the King 
of Siam
(1946), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Cleopatra (1963), and
Doctor Dolittle (1967). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth ll in July 1989.

 

my fair lady

dr dollittle

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in Animals,Awards,BIRTHDAY,DEBUT,HISTORY,Memorial,MOVIES,Musical and have No Comments