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1920 Houdini Poster In the 1920s, after many years entertaining crowds as an escape artist, Houdini changed his show to expose the methods and motivations of the Spiritualists, a group who claimed they could contact the dead through sťances. Testifying against them in Congress, he also exposed their tricks while on stage, an act he turned into a Broadway show. Soon, Houdini received death threats from the group.
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Added: 25th July 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
 1920 Coca Cola 1920 Coca Cola original vintage advertisement. Beautiful Coca Cola vintage logo in classic script style.
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Added: 4th August 2007
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Posted By: konifur
The Irish Beauty  Maureen OHara Maureen O'Hara was born Maureen FitzSimons on August 17, 1920, in Ranelagh (a suburb of Dublin), Ireland. She loved playing rough athletic games as a child and excelled in sports. She combined this interest with an equally natural gift for performing. Charles Laughton, after seeing a screen test of Maureen, became mesmerized by her hauntingly beautiful eyes. Before casting her to star in Jamaica Inn (1939), Laughton and his partner, Erich Pommer, changed her name from Maureen FitzSimons to "Maureen O'Hara" - a bit shorter last name for the marquee.In her career Maureen starred with some of Hollywood's most dashing leading men, including Tyrone Power, John Payne, Rex Harrison, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Brian Keith, Sir Alec Guinness and, of course, her famed pairings with "The Duke" himself, John Wayne. She starred in five films with Wayne, the most beloved being The Quiet Man (1952). Maureen O'Hara is still absolutely stunning, with that trademark red hair, dazzling smile and those huge, expressive eyes. She has fans from all over the world of all ages who are utterly devoted to her legacy of films and her persona as a strong, courageous and intelligent woman. Maureen has a list of all-time classics to her credit that include "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", How Green Was My Valley (1941), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Sitting Pretty (1948), The Quiet Man (1952), The Parent Trap (1961) and McLintock! (1963). Add to this the distinction of being voted one of the five most beautiful women in the world and you have a film star who was as gorgeous as she was talented.
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Added: 27th September 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
       A Tribute to The Stars who Left Us Too Soon  part1 John Candy (1950-1994) John Ritter (1948-2003) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Kenneth McMillan (1932-1989) Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) Raymond Burr (1917-1993) Walter Matthau (1920-2000) Roy Orbison (1936-1988) Sorrell Booke (1930-1994) Earl Hindman (1942-2003) Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004) Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) Judy Garland (1922-1969) John Wayne (1907-1979) Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) Charles Rocket (1949-2005) James Dean (1931-1955) Natalie Wood (1938-1981) Steve Irwin (1962-2006) Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) Steve McQueen (1930-1980) River Phoenix (1970-1993) George Peppard (1928-1994) Denver Pyle (1920-1997)
Tags: entertainment  actors  actresses   
Added: 1st October 2007
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Posted By: Guido
A Tribute to The Stars Who Left Us Too Soon part 2 Judy Garland (1922-1969) John Wayne (1907-1979) John Ritter (1948-2003) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Walter Matthau (1920-2000) Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) John Candy (1950-1994) James Dean (1931-1955) Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) Richard Nixon (1913-1994) Roy Orbison (1936-1988) River Phoenix (1970-1993) Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004) Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) George Peppard (1928-1994) Steve Irwin (1962-2006) Steve McQueen (1930-1980) Sorrell Booke (1930-1994)
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Added: 1st October 2007
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Posted By: Guido
Prohibition era Interesting documentary on Prohibition. The Prohibition era in the United States lasted from 1920 through 1933. Although the intent of the Volstead Act was noble, the prohibition of alcohol only served to make rich men out of the criminals who catered to the public's desire for intoxicants.
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Added: 2nd October 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Newsboy Photo Another job that has long vanished: the newsboy. I figure this photo was taken around 1920, perhaps earlier. Heck, newspapers themselves are pretty much on the verge of vanishing.
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Added: 28th February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Shipwreck Kelly - Flagpole Sitter One of the weirder phenomena of the 1920s was the popularity of flagpole-sitting, a strange publicity gimmick mastered by Alvin (Shipwreck) Kelly. In 1924 Kelly was hired by a Hollywood press agent to promote a new film by sitting on the flagpole above the Los Angeles theater where the movie was playing. He remained there for 13 hours and 13 days, starting a bizarre national craze. By 1928 Kelly was earning over $100 per day for his stunts--fantastic money in those days. The apex of Kelly's career occurred in 1930 when he spent 1,177 hours atop a 125-foot flagpole at Atlantic City's Steel Pier. The Great Depression, however, diminished the public's appetite for such stunts. By the end of 1930 Kelly's stunts were earning him little more than pocket change. His last public appearance of any significance occurred in 1939. Broke and on welfare, Kelly dropped dead in 1952 while walking between two parked cars in New York City. Clutched tightly in one arm was a scrapbook containing clippings and momentos from his glory days as King of the Flagpole Sitters.
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Added: 21st November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
1920 Olympic Games Poster This is a poster advertising the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp was awarded the 1920 Olympics largely for sentimental reasons. It had been the first war-ravaged country during the Great War. (It is interesting to note that Germany was not invited to participate in these Olympics.) Of all the official posters made for the modern Olympic Games since they were revived in 1896, this one appeals to me the most.
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Added: 29th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
America Comes of Age The 1920s The 1920's, a decade of dissipation, of jazz bands, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, bootleggers, marathon dancers, and bathing beauties. A decade when America truly came of age.
Tags: roaring  twenties  flappers  bootleggers  1920s 
Added: 3rd December 2007
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Posted By: Naomi

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