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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.
Tags: 1920  houdini  poster   
Added: 25th July 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
         Harry Houdini Speaks         Here is the rare, if not only, recording of the master magician speaking about his Water Torture Cell, sorry his voice isn't very clear, and his wife Bess talks about his interest in life after Death.
Tags: harry  houdini  magician 
Added: 14th August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
1993 Red Skelton Interview Part 2 Part one of Red Skelton's rare 1993 interview on Canadian television was so good I had to share part two.
Tags: Red  Skelton  interview  Dini  Petty 
Added: 18th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
1993 Red Skelton Interview Part 3 You asked for it...you've got it! Here is the third part of 80-year-old Red Skelton being interviewed by Dini Petty on Canada's CTV in 1993.
Tags: Red  Skelton  interview  Dini  Petty 
Added: 19th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
1993 Red Skelton Interview Part 1 The thoroughly lovable Red Skelton didn't do many TV interviews, but he did this one for the Dini Petty Show on CTV in Canada in 1993. What a delightful fellow he was. (Be sure to watch parts 2 and 3 of this interview!)
Tags: Red  Skelton  interview  Dini  Petty 
Added: 17th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
The 20 Minute Workout Did women really exercise to these or was it on the air for the guys?
Tags:         20      Minute      Workout      Bess      Motta      Nicole      Nardini     
Added: 28th March 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Only Film Clip of Houdini Funeral On November 4,1926 Harry Houdini was buried in New York at Machphela Cemetery. 2,000 mourners attended. The short black and white film clip is as enigmatic as the man himself. He was interred in one of his own stunt coffins at age 52.
Tags: Harry  Houdini  Funeral  Film 
Added: 31st July 2009
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Posted By: Watersnake
Eric Campbell - Chaplin Nemesis If you've seen any of Charlie Chaplin's best comedy shorts, you've probably seen Eric Campbell. Campbell, a native of Scotland, played opposite Chaplin in a dozen films in 1916 and 1917. Campbell's daunting 6-foot-5, 300-pound frame made him perfect as a foe for the diminutive Chaplin. Despite his menacing figure, Campbell was a gentle soul whose final year was marred by terrible tragedy. On July 9, 1917, Campbell's wife died suddenly of a heart attack after dining at a Santa Monica restaurant near their home. Walking to a nearby store to buy a mourning dress, Campbell's 16-year-old daughter, Una, was hit by a car a seriously injured. That September, Campbell met Pearl Gilman, a vaudeville comedienne with a family reputation for gold-digging. Just five days after they met, Campbell and Gilman were married. (Daughter Una, still recuperating at a friend's home in Santa Monica canyon, was not told of the wedding for several weeks.) Less than two months after marrying the gentle giant, Gilman sued him for divorce, claiming her new husband abused her with his heavy drinking and profanity. Campbell moved into the Los Angeles Athletic Club, taking a room next to his best friend Chaplin. At a cast party Campbell got drunk. Driving home on December 20, 1917 at 4 a.m., Campbell crashed his car and was killed. He was 39. Campbell's ashes remained unclaimed for more than 30 years.
Tags: Eric  Campbell  actor  silent  films  Chaplin 
Added: 9th February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Chicago with Earth Wind and Fire in Concert Full Concert! They are touring this year together!
Tags:   Earth  Wind  and  Fire  In  Concert  Chicago  Chicago  Transit  Authority  Robert  Lamm  Lee  Loughnane  James  Pankow  Walter  Parazaider  Jason  Scheff  Tris  Imboden  Keith  Howland  Lou  Pardini  Walfredo  Reyes,  Jr.  Maurice  White  Verdine  White  Philip  Bailey  Ralph  Johnson  Reggie  Young  Gary  Bias  B.  David  Whitworth  Myron  McKinley  John  Paris  Bobby  Burns.  Jr  Greg  "G-Mo"  Moore  Kim  Johnson  Morris  O'  Connor  Philip  Bailey  Jr. 
Added: 8th May 2015
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Posted By: Steve
The New Monkees - 1987 Sitcom Flop The original sitcom The Monkees aired on NBC for two seasons (1966 to 1968). Along with winning an Emmy for best sitcom of 1966, the original Monkees were responsible for several top 40 hit songs, including I'm a Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, and Pleasant Valley Sunday. A very successful nostalgic twentieth anniversary reunion tour by the group in 1986 wrongly convinced some folks in the syndicated TV world that the time was ripe for a second Monkees series to be produced for a new generation. It was a spectacular failure. Like the first Monkees series, extensive tryouts were held to find four actors to play the roles. Unlike the first series, only actors with proven musical abilities were considered. In the end the four main cast members of The New Monkees were Marty Ross, Dino Kovas, Larry Saltis, and Jared Chandler. On the show, the band lived in a large mansion with a butler named Manford (played by Gordon Oas-Heim). The mansion had numerous unexplored rooms and was the main source of the lads' adventures. Instead of a normal kitchen and dining room, the house featured a full diner with a waitress named Rita (played by former exercise instructor Bess Motta of 20 Minute Workout fame). Also present in the mansion was a talking computer called Helen (voiced by Lynnie Godfrey) who used to work for the Defense Department but found that she preferred rock music over missiles. The plots routinely forced the audience to suspend reality. One episode had Larry falling asleep on a copy machine--resulting in numerous Larry clones creating chaos throughout the mansion. Neither sitcom nor music fans ever took to the show nor to the lone album the group produced. Disappointing ratings caused the show to be cancelled after just 13 episodes even though 22 episodes were scheduled to be produced for the first season. Mickey Dolenz, the drummer in the original group, said he wasn't at all surprised The New Monkees bombed. Invoking a Star Trek analogy, Dolenz likened it to "giving another actor pointy ears and expecting viewers to accept him as Mr. Spock." Moreover, the four original Monkees sued Columbia Television Pictures for using the group's name. The case was settled out of court. Bit of trivia: Russell Johnson (most famous for playing the role of the Professor on Gilligan's Island) was the only person to appear on both Monkees series. The New Monkees has never been made available on DVD.
Tags: New  Monkees  sitcom  flop 
Added: 9th November 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964

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