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Steve McQueen in Bullitt I remember so looking forward to driving like this when I grew up & visited San Francisco...
Tags: cars  movies 
Added: 29th September 2007
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Posted By: chrissmith
1955 Screen Stories  Hit The Deck Forty-eight hours shore leave isn't much time for three sailors (Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Russ Tamblyn) who've gone from patrolling straits to prowling for curves (Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller) in San Francisco...
Tags: screen  stories  hit  the  deck  jane  powell  debbie  reynolds 
Added: 1st October 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
1906 San Francisco earthquake This is actual news footage taken shortly after the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Tags: San  Francisco  earthquake 
Added: 2nd October 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Sir Douglas Quintet   Shes About a Mover 1965 In 1965, the Sir Douglas Quintet was formed and the group's name was chosen in an effort to make the band seem British to benefit from the British invasion. This image had its problems, particularly Doug Sahm's Texas accent and that two fifths of the band were of Mexican origin. The band had a top 20 US hit with the song "She's About a Mover" and a number of lesser hit over the years. The SDQ broke up after a bust for marijuana possession in Corpus Christi, TX, and Doug moved to San Francisco, forming the Honkey Blues Band before reforming the new SDQ with a new lineup was resigned and they released the successful single and album "Mendocino". The record contained the song "At the Crossroad" with the legendary Doug Sahm line "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul".
Tags: sir  douglas  quintet  shes  about  a  mover  60s  music 
Added: 5th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Fatty Arbuckle Scandal 1921 One of the most tragic figures in movie history was Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle. A onetime cabaret singer, Arbuckle was among the most popular actors in silent comedies from 1914 to 1921. Starting as an extra at Keystone Studios, the surprisingly nimble Arbuckle quickly graduated to starring roles in the studio's slapstick comedy films where he was noted for his terrific accuracy in throwing pies and other missiles. Later, like Charlie Chaplin, Arbuckle matured as a performer, adding brilliantly subtle aspects to his comedy routines. A box-office favorite, he was making a seven-figure salary at Paramount Pictures in 1921. Midway through that year Arbuckle was so popular that he was put to work on three feature comedy films simultaneously! Shortly after completing them, Arbuckle's career abruptly ended in scandal. He was accused of sexually assaulting small-time actress Virginia Rappe at a party he was hosting in a suite at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Labor Day 1921. Rappe died four days later in a maternity hosptal of peritonitis from a ruptured bladder, presumably caused by the 266-pound Arbuckle forcing himself on her. (There was also an apocryphal story of Rappe being raped with a champagne or cola bottle. How this slanderous story started is anyone's guess.) Rappe had become violently ill and irrational at the party. Arbuckle and several partygoers tried to succor Rappe and eventually moved her to another hotel room where she was examined by three different doctors over the next three days. A postmortem on Rappe's body found no signs of sexual assault whatsoever. In all likelihood Rappe death's was due to medical negligence or malpractice. Moreover, Rappe was hardly the virginal victim that the popular press and D.A.'s office portrayed her to be. The mistress of director Henry Lehrman, Rappe had had at least four abortions by the time she was 16, she had an out-of-wedlock child that she had abandoned, and she was afflicted with gonorrhea. In the summer of 1921 the 26-year-old Rappe, who hadn't had an acting job in two years, recently underwent another illegal abortion. Rappe was also suffering from a chronic illness that was exacerbated by her taste for poor-quality Prohibition booze. The accusations against Arbuckle were based solely on a malicious complaint fabricated by party attendee Maude Delmont, a known extortionist who claimed to be a "lifelong friend" of Rappe's--but had only known Rappe for two days prior to the Labor Day party. Arbuckle was astounded when a horde of reporters descended upon his Hollywood mansion to tell him he was being investigated for rape and possible murder charges in Rappe's death. Beginning in late September, Arbuckle was tried three times for rape and manslaughter in the space of seven months. He spent $700,000 on legal fees to beat the bogus charges. The prosecution's case was absurdly weak and should have been dropped. In fact, complainant Delmont was never called as a witness because her wild story of Arbuckle assaulting Rappe for an hour did not jibe with the physical evidence nor the timeline of events at the party. Nevertheless, the San Francisco D.A.'s office doggedly pursued the charges against Arbuckle because of intense pressure by reformers and moralists. The first two trials resulted in hung juries. At the first trial, Arbuckle fared terrifically when he eagerly took the stand to defend himself. It ended with the jury voting 10-2 in favor of acquittal. One stubborn holdout was a militant feminist so determined to convict Arbuckle that she refused to read any portions of the trial's transcript or listen to other jurors' opinions--to the point of childishly putting her hands over her ears! The second trial, in which Arbuckle's legal team badly advised him not to bother to take the stand because his innocence was obvious, was surprisingly 9-3 in favor of conviction! At the third trial, in April 1922, Arbuckle wisely took the stand. The jury deliberated for a mere six minutes before returning with a not guilty verdict that was loudly cheered by the gallery. Furthermore, the jury also insisted a formal apology to Arbuckle be read into the trials' official transcript. Film historians generally believe Arbuckle was totally innocent of any wrongdoing and was the victim of malicious prosecution. Nevertheless, his acting career abruptly ended because newly appointed Hollywood censorship czar Will Hays banned distributors from showing any Arbuckle comedies despite being acquitted! Although filmdom was deprived of a master comic's work, Arbuckle stayed in movies by directing films under an assumed name. He was just beginning to make an acting comeback--with six two-reel comedie--when died of heart failure in 1933 at age 46. According to Arbuckle biographer David A. Yallop, in an era when Hollywood stars routinely engaged in all sorts of debauchery, Roscoe, ironically, "was probably the most chaste man in Hollywood."
Tags: Roscoe  Fatty  Arbuckle  scandal  1921 
Added: 16th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Inside The Beauty Shop this is 1936 Beauty Shop located in San Francisco . .
Tags: vintage  photo  beauty  shop 
Added: 23rd November 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Jim Marshall Football Blooper In a 1964 Vikings-49ers game, Jim Marshall of Minnesota recovers a San Francisco fumble and takes off on a memorable run--in the wrong direction. The result was two points for the 49ers. (The Vikings won 27-22 anyway.)
Tags: Jim  Marshall  safety 
Added: 9th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
San Francisco Tags: Scott  McKenzie  Groovey  Tunes  Man 
Added: 12th February 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Actor Karl Malden dead at 97 he family of Karl Malden says the actor who won an Oscar for his role in "A Streetcar Named Desire" has died at age 97. Malden's family informed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences of his death on Wednesday. Malden served as the academy's president from 1989-92. He made his screen debut in the 1940 movie "They Knew What They Wanted," and was praised for his role as Mitch in the 1951 classic "A Streetcar Named Desire." His greatest fame came as Detective Mike Stone in the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco," in which he co-starred with Michael Douglas. Malden also was a pitchman for American Express in a series of commercials airing over 21 years.
Tags: Carl  Malden  American  Express  Cards  Travelers  Cheques  Streets  of  San  Francisco 
Added: 1st July 2009
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Posted By: Old Fart
Pablo Cruise  Whatcha Gonna Do The band formed in 1973 in the San Francisco, California area and had a series of hit singles between 1977 and 1981. Their first hit was "Whatcha Gonna Do?" in 1977. This was followed by other chart hits, "Love Will Find a Way", "Don't Want to Live Without It" (both 1978), and "Cool Love" in 1981.[1]
Tags: Pablo  Cruise    Whatcha  Gonna  Do 
Added: 20th June 2008
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Posted By: rickfmdj

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