Archive for August 23rd, 2014

VETERAN ACTRESS IS 85 TODAY

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Vera Miles was born Vera June Ralston in Boise City, Oklahoma

Miles worked with Alfred Hitchcock  playing Janet Leigh’s sister in Psycho
(1960) and Psycho II (1983). She also played a role in The Man Who Shot
Liberty Valance
(1962).

She was crowned Miss Kansas in 1948 and was the third runner-up in the
Miss America pageant in 1951.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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BARBARA EDEN TURNED 83 TODAY

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Barbara Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Eden is best known for her role on NBC TV’s I Dream of Jeanie from
1965 to 1970 and appeared in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea in 1961.She
began singing with local bands at age 14 for $10 a night in local night clubs.

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REMEMBERING ‘’THE SPRITE BOY’’

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Rare antique Coca-Cola cast iron bank, “The Sprite Boy” from the 1940’s

Sprite Boy appeared in magazine ads for the first time in January 1942, and
gradually the elf-like cartoon figure became known as the Sprite or the Sprite
Boy.

The idea was developed by Archie Lee of the D’Arcy Advertising Company
and artist Haddon Sundblom, already famous for creating the Coca-Cola
Santa Claus, created the advertising image for Sprite Boy.

Though it is a common misconception that this pixie known as Sprite Boy is
named for The Coca-Cola Company’s Sprite brand, the two are unrelated, 
in fact, the company did not introduce the beverage Sprite until 1961, after
the Sprite Boy was no longer featured in ads.

 

 

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