Archive for June 28th, 2014

SINGERS DRIVER’S LICENSE SOLD AT AUCTION

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Frank Sinatra’s first New Jersey 1934 Driver’s License was sold to an undisclosed 
buyer this week at Boston’s RR Auctions. The license, with name typo and all, was
purchased for $15,757. It was issued to a 19-year-old Francis Sinatra before he 
launched his legendary music career.

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                                      Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Tim Maguire

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Mel Brooks (Melvin James Kaminsky) is 88 today

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TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show aired on NBC/CBS radio from 1928 to 1960. It was adapted
to television in June of 1951 and ran until April 1953 with 78 filmed episodes, and 
was sponsored by the Blatz Brewing Company. The television series used African-
American actors in the main roles, although the actors were instructed to keep
their voices and speech patterns as close to the radio show actors Gosden and
Correll’s as possible. Produced at the Hal Roach Studios for CBS, it was one of
the first television series to be filmed with a multi-camera setup, four months
before the I Love Lucy show used the same technique.

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Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll were radio’s
Amos ‘n’ Andy

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