Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Bette Midler 75 -- December 1, 2020

 

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Singer actress and comedian Bette Midler was born 75 years ago today, on 01-December-1945.I think I first heard her music on KFRC. Later, I learned about her comedy and acting. We went to see The Rose at the Metro on Union Street. When my daughter was young, we all loved Hocus Pocus.  

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Virginia Mayo 100 -- November 30, 2020

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Remarkably beautiful actress Virginia Mayo was born 100 years ago today, on 30-November-1920. Sam Goldwyn signed her to a contract and put her in a number of musicals with Danny Kaye. She was very with dramatic roles in The Best Years of Our Lives and White Heat

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Busby Berkeley 125 -- November 29, 2020

 

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Today would have been the 125th birthday of director and choreographer Busy Berkeley. I love his musicals. 

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Coming: The Tame Cat -- November 28, 2020

 

Motion Picture News, 20-November-1920

I don't know what it is about, but I like the image. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Billy West -- Sweethearts -- November 27, 2020

                             

Motion Picture News, 06-November-1920

Billy West had closely imitated Charlie Chaplin in a long series of comedies for different studios. By the time he was working for the Joan Film Sales Company, he had moved on to other characters. I don't know who created the images for these trade ads, but I like them. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 -- November 26, 2020

 

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I'm grateful for health and life, my family, and my coworkers.

The photograph shows musical comedy star Janis Paige returning from hunting a turkey. Janis Paige appeared in many movies and television shows, but is most famous for appearing in the original production of The Pajama Game on Broadway.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Noel Neill 100 -- November 25, 2020

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Actress Noel Neill was born 100 years ago today, on 25-November-1920.  All the people who met her said she was very good to her fans.  After a career as a movie actress and popular pinup model, she played Lois Lane in two Superman movie serials and in the pioneering television series after the first season.  Kirk Alyn played Superman in the movie serials and George Reeves played him in the television series. 

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