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Louella Parsons on Judy Garland i wish Louella Parsons "GOOD NEWS" from a 1949 MODERN SCREEN magazine had indeed been correct . . . she died twenty years later of an accidental overdose of barbiturates. . " WHAT IS really the matter with Judy Garland? That is the question hurled at me everywhere I go. All right, let's get at it. Judy is a nervous and frail little girl who suffers from a sensitiveness almost bordering on neurosis. It is her particular temperament to be either walking in the clouds with excitement or way down in the dumps with worry. The least thing to go wrong leaves her sleepless and shattered. She has never learned the philosophy of "taking it easy." Last year, when she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she got in the habit of taking sleeping pills -- too many of them -- to get the rest she had to have. I'm not revealing any secrets telling you that. It was printed at the time. But for a highly emotional and highly strung girl to completely abandon sedatives, as Judy attempted to do when she realized she was taking too many, puts a terrific strain on the nervous system. The trouble is, Judy does not take enough time to rest. The minute she starts feeling better she wants to go back to work. She cried like a baby when she learned she was not strong enough to make The Barkleys of Broadway with Fred Astaire so soon following The Pirate and Easter Parade. "I'm missing the greatest role of my career," she sobbed. With Judy -- each role is always the greatest. Sometimes I believe Judy's frail little form is packed with too much talent for her own good. She is an artist, and I mean ARTIST, at too many things. She sings wonderfully and dances almost as well. And as for her acting -- well, listen to what Joseph Schenk, one of the really big men of our industry and head of 20th Century Fox (not Judy's studio) has to say. I sat next to Joe the night we saw Easter Parade. He told me, "Judy Garland is one of the great artists of the screen. She can do anything. I consider her as fine an actress as she is a musical comedy star. There is no drama I wouldn't trust her with. She could play such drama as Seventh Heaven as sensitively as a Janet Gaynor or a Helen Mencken." And I agree with every word Joe said. I am happy to tell you as I report the Hollywood news this month that Judy is coming along wonderfully, resting and getting back the bloom of health. Soon we will have her back on the screen -- her long battle with old Devil Nerves behind her and forgotten."
Tags: modern  screen  magazine  judy  garland  louella  parsons 
Added: 6th September 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Robin McNamara   Lay A Little Lovin On Me Robin McNamara performing his hit single "Lay a Little Lovin' On Me" on the TV show UPBEAT (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1970. Robin was playing a lead role in the Broadway musical 'Hair' when he began wor...
Tags: Robin  McNamara      Lay  A  Little  Lovin  On  Me 
Added: 27th March 2009
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Posted By: rickfmdj
1970s Koolaid Commercial This is a tv commercial from the 70s. The girl looks like the girl who played Nancy on Little House on the Prairie (the replacement brat when Nellie grew up and was married).
Tags: Koolaid  Commercial 
Added: 23rd March 2009
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Posted By: LPROUD
Vintage Farrah i love this old pic. . . and here's a little Farrah TRIVIA: Farrah Fawcett was originally offered the Goldie Hawn role in the movie Foul Play. Farrah earned a degree in Microbiology in her later years when she went back to college. Farrah attended W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi and graduated with the class of 1965. They had voted her the Best Looking. . . and this Farrah quote: The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think...sorry guys!
Tags: farrah  fawcett  trivia  quote 
Added: 11th September 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Peter Lawford on Whats My Line Peter Lawford appears as the mystery challenger on the July 26, 1964 episode of What's My Line--and displays his mastery of French.
Tags: Peter  Lawford  Whats  My  Line 
Added: 3rd February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Sally Field at Whisky a Go Go check out this pic of a teenaged Sally Field in 1966 at Whisky a-Go-Go . . . The Whisky played an important role in many musical careers, especially for bands based in Southern California. The Byrds, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield and Love were regulars, and The Doors were the house band for a while . . .
Tags: sally  field  whisky  a  go  go 
Added: 14th September 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Umpire Bill Klem 'I never called one wrong!' Bill Klem once immodestly told a reporter. Klem is still widely regarded as baseball's greatest umpire nearly 70 years after he last worked a game. He was a National League arbiter from 1906 through 1941. The innovative Klem (pictured here in 1914) was the first umpire to wear an inside chest protector and the first to use hand signals to keep fans and players informed about his calls. (Klem said, 'The fan in the 25-cent bleacher seat has just as much right to know what I called as the fan in the box seat near home plate.') Klem was so skilled at calling balls and strikes that he only worked behind the plate for a number of years. He worked 18 World Series--a record that will never be broken because MLB now uses a rotation system rather than a merit system to assign umpires to post-season games. Klem was affectionately called 'The Old Arbitrator'--a nickname he adored. The jowly and thick-lipped Klem hated the nickname 'Catfish.' Any player who addressed him that way was quickly ejected. He had a strange relationship with New York Giants' manager John McGraw. Off the field the two were good friends; on the field they feuded bitterly. My favorite Bill Klem story: In 1941, while working the bases, he called a runner out on a tag play at second base. The runner angrily insisted the tag had missed him. Klem informed the irate player, 'I thought you were out.' Then the realization hit him: For the first time in his long career Klem only thought a player was out--he wasn't certain. Klem resigned the next day.
Tags: baseball  umpire  Bill  Klem 
Added: 1st September 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Val Kilmer Then and Now Val Edward Kilmer, aged 49 is an actor now a possible candidate for Governor of New Mexico. As an actor he was Iceman in Top Gun, Jim Morrison in the Movie The Doors and Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever. He also played the voice of KITT for the 2008 Knight Rider TV series.
Tags: Val  Edward  Kilmer  American  actor  Governor  of  New  Mexico    Iceman  in  Top  Gun,  Jim  Morrison  in  the  Movie  The  Doors  and  Batman/Bruce  Wayne  in  Batman  Forever  KITT  for  the  2008  Knight  Rider  TV  series 
Added: 14th May 2009
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Posted By: Cliffy
Ned Locke as Ringmaster Ned Ringmaster Ned was the "host" of Chicago's Bozo's Circus TV show that ran from the 60 up til about the late 70s when they changed the name and format when Ned Locke retired. He acted as Ringmaster by introducing the acts and playing second banana to the clowns.
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Added: 27th March 2009
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Posted By: Retrodad
SOPHIA LOREN  Still a Sex Symbol at 72 Born Sofia Villani Scicolone, in Rome Italy on September 20, 1934. An illegitimate child from a poor home in Naples, she became a teenage beauty queen and model. Her film debut was as an extra. She came under contract to film producer Carlo Ponti, later her husband, and blossomed as an actress. An international career followed and she won an Oscar for La Ciociara, (1961, translation Two Women). Frequently appearing with Marcello Mastroianni, her many films include The Millionairess (1961) and Marriage Italian Style (1964). In 1979 she published Sophia Loren: Living and Loving (with A E Hotchner) which was filmed for television as Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980), in which she played herself and her mother. She received an honorary Academy Award in 1991. How she stays so gorgeous is anyone's guess, but being Sicilian myself, I would be willing to bet there's something in the olive oil, no kidding. In any case, I better get me a few barrels of it lol
Tags: sophia  loren  italian  actresses 
Added: 20th September 2007
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Posted By: Naomi

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