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SS Eastland Disaster - 1915 On Saturday, July 24, 1915 the S.S. Eastland, a Chicago-based passenger steamer ship, welcomed nearly 2,600 people aboard. Most were employees of the Western Electric Company's Hawthorne Works in Cicero, IL and their families. The Eastland was docked at a pier in the Chicago River. Passengers began boarding at 6:30 a.m. Their destination was Michigan City, IN--a three-hour trip across Lake Michigan, for a day of fun and recreation at enormous company picnic. The last passengers boarded the Eastland at about 7:10 a.m. At 7:28 a.m., still tied to the dock, the Eastland took on water, lurched dramatically to its port side (away from the dock), and quickly capsized. About one-third of the passengers--844 people--and four crew members were trapped within the doomed ship and were either crushed to death or drowned in 20 feet of water. How did the catastrophe happen? First, the ship was overloaded with both passengers and the weight of additional lifeboats mandated by new maritime safety laws. In previous trips that summer, the Eastland had carried 1,100 passengers at most. Second, renovations and additions to the Eastland has raised its height and dangerously shifted the ship's center of gravity. Third, the Eastland's ballast tanks were initially empty. If they had been filled before the passengers boarded, they could have provided more stable balance for the Eastman. Twenty-two entire families perished in the disaster. One notable person who had bought a ticket for the Eastland but, fortunately for him, arrived at the dock too late to board the ship was 20-year-old Western electric employee George Halas. He had intended to play in the baseball game at the company picnic. Halas would later be one of the key figures in founding the National Football League.
Tags: Eastland  maritime  disaster  Chicago 
Added: 27th April 2017
Views: 6
Posted By: Lava1964
Frasier - Diane Writes a Play From a 1996 episode of Frasier: Diane Chambers returns! The show's plot has Diane--who heartlessly jilted Frasier in their previous sitcom (Cheers)--travelling to Seattle to stage a play that she wrote. Diane invites Frasier to a dress rehearsal...and he sees some very familiar characters onstage. His reactions and tirade are priceless.
Tags: Frasier  Diane  Chambers  Cheers   
Added: 26th April 2017
Views: 28
Posted By: Lava1964
Dr Flame-O on The Gong Show The Gong Show's two-year daytime run on NBC ended in June 1978. In its final week, a few memorable acts were brought back as non-competitive performers just for their entertainment value. One was the silly and creative Dr. Flame-O.
Tags: Dr  Flame-O  Gong  Show 
Added: 21st April 2017
Views: 76
Posted By: Lava1964
Shirley Temple - Tra La La La From the 1940 comedy-drama Young People, Shirley Temple performs the musical dance number Tra La La La with co-stars Jack Oakie and Charlotte Greenwood. The plot has the film's three stars playing a vaudeville family who choose to retire from the stage and move to a rural New England community to live a normal life. However, their presence is resented by the stodgy locals who dislike showbiz folks--and anything else that differs from their ways. This is the last sequence of the film. It also turned out to be the swansong of 12-year-old Shirley's career with Twentieth Century Fox--the studio she had single-handedly saved from bankruptcy. Her contract was not renewed as her box-office appeal had diminished markedly as Shirley approached her teenage years. Shirley's two co-stars in this movie both died within a month of each other in the late 1970s.
Tags: Shirley  Temple  Young  People  Tra  La  La  La 
Added: 16th April 2017
Views: 87
Posted By: Lava1964
Chuck Barris Interview 1993 Conan O'Brien interviews Chuck Barris in this clip from 1993. Chuck discusses his most famous shows: The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game, and, of course, The Gong Show. (Look for a surprise appearance by Gene Gene The Dancing Machine!)
Tags: Chuck  Barris  Conan  O'Brien  interview 
Added: 16th April 2017
Views: 95
Posted By: Lava1964
Carnac the Magnificent - Sis Boom Bah From a 1981 episode of The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson does his Carnac the Magnificent routine--which contains, perhaps, the single funniest answer/question that ever came from this long-running comedy bit.
Tags: Sis  Boom  Bah  Carnac  Johnny  Carson 
Added: 14th April 2017
Views: 94
Posted By: Lava1964
Tim Conway - Dentist Sketch From a 1969 episode of The Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway hilariously plays an inept, novice dentist in this memorable sketch. Harvey Korman, who plays Conway's first patient, was so overcome by laughter that he literally wet his pants during the routine.
Tags: Tim  Conway  dentist  Carol  Burnett  Harvey  Kormann 
Added: 14th April 2017
Views: 94
Posted By: Lava1964
Groucho Marx Wisecrack Compilation Here's an enjoyable compilation of Groucho Marx's best zingers from his movies. The witty Groucho was decades ahead of his time!
Tags: Grouch  Marx  humor  wisecracks 
Added: 7th April 2017
Views: 111
Posted By: Lava1964
1939 NFL Game in Color Behold ten minutes of play from a 1939 NFL game in stunning color! The remarkable clarity makes the silent footage look like it was shot last week instead of nearly 80 years ago. It's from a September 24, 1939 game between the Brooklyn Dodgers (yes, there was an NFL team by that name) and the Detroit Lions. The game was played at University of Detroit Stadium and drew an excellent crowd. Despite the score being 0-0 at halftime, Detroit (in blue) won 27-7. A few things to notice: No faceguards on the players. (Brooklyn's kicker has no helmet.) There are a double set of goalposts because the NFL's posts were situated on the goal line in 1939; while the NCAA's were on the end line. The NFL used a thicker ball in that era. You have to love the referees' all-white outfits.
Tags: NFL  color  footage  1939  Detroit  Brooklyn 
Added: 27th March 2017
Views: 137
Posted By: Lava1964
Jackie Evancho - Age 10 It's hard to believe that 10-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho was merely the runner-up in America's Got Talent in 2010. Here she is at the end of that year performing in Washington, D.C. She sings O Mio Babbino Caro and Pie Jesu magnificently.
Tags: Jackie  Evancho  classical  singer  age  10 
Added: 25th March 2017
Views: 154
Posted By: Lava1964

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