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Original Howdy Doody Puppet The Howdy Doody Show was one of the most iconic, popular, and enduring kids' programs ever. When it first aired in 1947, however, star marionette Howdy Doody looked far different than he did for most of the show's run. In this NBC publicity photo, Howdy is the puppet on the far right. Why the change? By 1948 the show had become so popular that merchandisers were clamoring to sell Howdy Doody paraphernalia. Macy's Department Store was especially eager to carry any and all Howdy Doody merchandise. This presented a major ownership problem: Buffalo Bob Smith had used the unmistakable Howdy Doody voice for years (beginning on the radio) and owned the rights to the character, but the puppet was created for TV by Frank Paris. No agreement could be worked out between Smith and Paris, so one day, about four hours before a live broadcast, Paris walked out of the NBC studio and took his puppet with him. The producers came up with a quick and brilliant gimmick to explain Howdy Doody's absence. Howdy had gone on a nation-wide road trip to campaign in the 1948 election! A large map of the USA showed viewers where Howdy had travelled during his absence from the show. Furthermore, it was announced that Howdy was undergoing plastic surgery to look better in his public appearances. This gave NBC's Velma Dawson plenty of time to create a totally different--but more familiar--Howdy Doody marionette that was used until the show ended in 1960. The new, more appealing Howdy Doody was an immediate hit. Apparently nobody missed Paris' original marionette too much. Smith himself declared it to be "the ugliest puppet imaginable."
Tags: puppet  original  Howdy  Doody 
Added: 24th February 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Frank Sinatra Mug Shot 1938 In 1938 Frank Sinatra was arrested in New Jersey for having an affair with a married woman. Yep, that was a crime in New Jersey back then.
Tags: Frank  Sinatra  mug  shot 
Added: 6th August 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
I Think I Love You - Partridge Family The top-selling single from 1970 was I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family. When this song reached number one on the Billboard charts, it meant that Shirley Jones became only the second person (after Frank Sinatra) to have both a number-one song and an acting Oscar! Here is a singalong version of this pleasant, upbeat tune.
Tags: I  Think  I  Love  You  Partridge  Family 
Added: 6th March 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Maude USMC Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC as a truck driver. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".
Tags: Bea  Arthur  USMC  Marines  Maude  typist  truck  driver 
Added: 11th March 2014
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Posted By: pfc
Leslie Nielsen Passes Today At Age 84 Canadian comic actor Leslie Nielsen, star of a string of madcap spoof movies including "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun," died of complications from pneumonia in Florida on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 84. Nielsen is probably best known for playing the bumbling cop Lt. Frank Drebin in the "Naked Gun" franchise, but enjoyed a movie and television career spanning more than 60 years.
Tags: RIP  Leslie  Nielsen  -  Naked  Gun  2  1/2    Lt.  Frank  Drebin 
Added: 28th November 2010
Views: 1004
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Posted By: Old Fart
Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man trailer Tags: Frankenstein  meets  the  Wolf  Man  trailer  1943  Lon  Chaney,  Jr.  Ilona  Massey  Patric  Knowles  Lionel  Atwill  Bela  Lugosi 
Added: 4th April 2014
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Posted By: pfc
The Kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped from the Harrah's Lodge at South Lake Tahoe December 8, 1963. Frank Sinatra Sr. paid a $240,000 ransom for the return of his son. With little to go on the FBI made three arrests. The denied it was a publicity stunt for Sinatra.
Tags: The  Kidnapping  of  Frank  Sinatra  Jr 
Added: 9th December 2014
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Posted By: Cathy
Mel Ott Fatal Car Crash On November 14, 1958 baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel Ott and his wife were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. (The car in the photo was Ott's.) According to news reports, Ott, the former New York Giants slugger, pulled onto a fog-shrouded road and was struck by an oncoming vehicle whose 50-year-old driver died at the scene. A week later Ott died in a New Orleans hospital from his numerous injuries. He was just 49. Two other New York Giants' Hall-of-Famers, Frankie Frisch and Carl Hubbell, also died in similar car accidents. Hubbell died exactly 30 years to the day after Ott's death!
Tags: Mel  Ott  baseball  car  accident  fatal  Mississippi 
Added: 29th January 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
FDR Memorial Controversy 1996 In 1996, when plans were announced to erect a memorial to the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., an emotionally charged controversy erupted: Should America's only four-term president be shown in a wheelchair? FDR had been crippled by polio as a 39-year-old in 1921--and he went to great lengths to conceal his condition for the rest of his life. Because of the stigma attached to disabilities at the time, the accommodating media of the day kept FDR's secret from the public. Most photos and newsreels of FDR show him seated behind a desk or in an automobile; FDR was seldom photgraphed in a wheelchair or standing with the help of leg braces. Thus, a passionate dispute arose about how to memorialize FDR. Should he be shown as he truly was or as the public remembered him? This photograph shows the result: In his statue, FDR is draped in a cloak, which presumably hides the wheelchair. This compromise did not suit many advocates for the disabled. A smaller statue of FDR, clearly in a wheelchair, was erected near the main memorial in 2001.
Tags: FDR  memorial  controversy  wheelchair 
Added: 11th October 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Milli Vanilli-Girl Im Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli was a pop/dance music project formed by Frank Farian in Germany in 1988, fronted by Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut album achieved high sales internationally which earned them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990. The act became one of the most popular pop acts in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, their success turned to infamy when their Grammy was revoked after it was revealed that the lead vocals on the record were not the actual voices of Morvan and Pilatus. In 1998, ten years after Milli Vanilli's initial debut, Pilatus was found dead in a Frankfurt hotel of an apparent drug overdose.
Tags: Milli    Vanilli    Girl    You    Know    It 
Added: 14th October 2009
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Posted By: pfc

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