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FAMOUS MOVIE SCENE FILMED ON THIS DAY

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The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown
up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on this day in 1954 during
the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband,
Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple divorced shortly afterward. Co-star Tom Ewell is pictured with Marilyn.

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Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell front of the Trans-Lux Theater on the 
corner of 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in New York.

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ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST HAS PASSED

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Robin Douglas Leach (August 29, 1941 – August 24, 2018)

(WENN) — Robin Leach, the beloved host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and
Famous," has died at age 76.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where Leach worked as a
columnist, the journalist and broadcaster passed away Thursday night
after suffering a stroke late last year.

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HALL OF FAME GUITARIST HAS DIED AT 68

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Edward C. "Ed" King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd,
has died at his home in Nashville. He had been battling cancer in the months
prior to his death.

King’s family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with ‘We
thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his
life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped
write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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CIRCUS PLANS PERMANENT SHUT DOWN

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After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on
Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told
The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after
shows in Orlando and Miami.

 

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1933


From left: Singer Bing Crosby and comedian Bob Hope were 
among many top show business guest entertainers.

The Kraft Program was a musical-variety program on NBC radio featuring
orchestra leader Paul Whiteman that promoted Kraft food products. During
its first year the show went through a series of name changes, including
Kraft Musical Revue, until it finally settled on Kraft Music Hall in 1934.

Whiteman remained the host until December 6, 1935. Ford Bond was the 
shows announcer. Kraft Music Hall made the move to television in 1958.

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