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Annie Oakley  born  August 13 1860 A little slice of American history from the Edison Black Maria studio from November of 1894, shows the real life Annie Oakley, shooting fixed targets and tossed glass balls. Truly a fascinating little piece of film that bridges the real Wild West with a theme that was to run through countless fictional movies in the century to follow. The only problem I had with this was her close proximity to the targets.
Tags: annie  oakley  frontier  history   
Added: 13th August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
W.W. II Lockheed P-38 Ad Here’s one of many examples of our country's ‘hometown’ moral support ads during WWII. This one features a Lockheed P-38 Lightning. This ad appeared in Life Magazine and Popular Mechanics in 1942. Go get’em Maj. Richard Bong! (Richard Ira Bong was America's all-time Ace of Aces, downing 40 enemy planes in the Pacific theater of the war while flying P-38 fighter planes. Bong was killed August 6, 1945, the day the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, when the P-80 Shooting Star he was testing for Lockheed stalled and crashed on take-off.)
Tags: Richard  Bong  Lockheed  WWII  Ad  Plane  Hero 
Added: 19th August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Virginia Mayo Virginia Mayo is well-remembered for portrayals of Ladies and Princesses and other patrician, goody-two-shoes, blueblood types in comedies and song-and-dance movies. But when she went bad, she went all the way. In Raoul Walsh's WHITE HEAT, she was sleeping around, shooting mother-in-laws in the back, ready to rat out anybody or everybody, whatever would serve her purposes...
Tags: virginia  mayo  white  heat 
Added: 19th September 2007
Views: 2669
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Posted By: Teresa
University of Texas Sniper 1966 The first mass random shooting in American history took place on August 1, 1966 at the University of Texas in Austin. Charles Whitman, an ex-marine, killed his wife and mother several hours before arriving at the campus. As a research assistant, Whitman had access to a loading area where he was able to unload his old service foot locker containing an arsenal of weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. From the observation deck of University Tower, Whitman killed 16 people and wounded dozens of others in a 96-minute spree. His constantly changing locations made it difficult for law enforcement officials to pinpoint Whitman and gun him down. Whitman was eventually wounded by police and then fatally shot at point-blank range. This is the report that aired on NBC News that night.
Tags: sniper  University  of  Texas  Charles  Whitman 
Added: 5th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Worlds Costliest  Ad     After 606 Takes And you thought those people that set up a room full of dominos to knock over were amazing... believe it or not, just unbelievable!! When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation, including the costs. There are six, and only six, hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make this film. There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film. Everything you see really happened in real time, exactly as you see it. The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again. The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete including full engineering of the sequence. In addition, it is two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime. Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp and complete Honda Accord) are parts from those two cars. And how about those funky windshield wipers...?? At a cost of $6.2 million for 90-sec commercial, this is the world's costliest ad and hands down winner in the world of ads.
Tags: honda  accord  advertising  campaigns 
Added: 19th October 2007
Views: 90117
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Posted By: Naomi
Featured Member  Mia Bambina I am Alex and Stacy's Mom, Something you didn't know about MIA' Sherry Rosalie' BAMBINA* I was born in MICHIGAN in 1962 on The East side Of Detroit. MIA' Ethnicity Is SICILIAN. In April 76' My parents Both RETIRED FROM CHRYSLER. We All Moved To SPRING HILL, FLORIDA...From Detroit's East side To Florida's West coast! In 1978, I participated in : "The MISS TEEN USA / GULFCOAST BEAUTY PAGEANT" Oh, Summer Of 79' I worked as a "MERMAID" @ WEEKI WACHEE When I was younger all I wanted to do was be a singer, at the age of 17 I became a Singer." Weird Al Yanovick and I dated, in 1982... I was 20 years old! After graduating SPRINGSTEAD HIGH Class Of *80' I then went to school to be A CNA, Nursing Asst. That was almost 30 years ago. Now I am Semi Retired from that work. The Interests I Have Are FAMILY, Community Service working with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Programs and FoodBanks... Going Hiking And CAMPING or Horseback Riding, or Fishing, with the scouts is always fun. I like doing that all year long, here in Florida. I like getting out there and Playing BASKETBALL OR BASEBALL, or Volleyball with the kids. I also like playing Backgammon, DOMINOES, with my roommates. Or a night out Shooting Pool...And yes I do have Other Interests, Surfing the Web, DANCING and Bowling, I belong to the same bowling league for the past 15 years. I enjoy Listening to all kinds of Music & Movies. Theater, I have also taken a liking to. At a young age I got my son to audition for The Nature Coast Boys Ensemble, Which then lead him to Theater Productions and Film making. My Current hobby is Collecting Photographs. I am shy but I loosen up after getting to know people. I seem to be at times Compulsive, Playful, Sensitive, Spiritual, Flamboyant Argumentative and a Procrastinator! I am still in the progress of working on those negatives acts. I wrote a story about Christmas traditions in the St. Petersburg Times published December 25, 2001...I love reminiscing...that's MIA'
Tags: Featured  Member    Mia  Bambina 
Added: 16th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Man Catches Bullet Between His Teeth This clip is an excerpt from an old 50's TV program called 'You Asked For It', a popular human-interest show that originally aired on TV between 1950-59. On the show, viewers were asked to send in postcards describing something that they wanted to see on television, such as the reenactment of William Tell shooting an apple off his son's head. (1950 US National Archery Champion Stan Overby performed the feat, shooting an apple off his assistant's head.) Short film clips were also presented, with the selections based upon viewer requests. As a consequence, many of the clips were presented multiple times. Some of the more popular clips included a tour of the bizarre Winchester Mystery House and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The program was named 'The Art Baker Show', after the series creator and host. In April 1951, the show's title was changed to 'You Asked For It'. Originally airing on the cash-strapped DuMont Network from December 1950 to December 1951, it moved to ABC, where it remained until the end of its original run in September 1959. The show was sponsored by Skippy peanut butter and Studebaker Automobiles. I remember watching this series as a kid, but if I'd seen this show it would have definitely stood out in my memory! No way did this man perform this 'feat', but it sure must have left kids wondering back then..he probably had the bullet already in his mouth and the officer was shooting blanks...duh..I mean..shooting a real bullet almost point blank into a man's face on live tv is going to be messy, to say the least..
Tags: you  asked  for  it  art  baker  dumont  network  abc 
Added: 5th January 2008
Views: 5997
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Posted By: Naomi
Bonnie and Clyde Death Car Newsreel footage of the bullet-ridden automobile in which gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down. The footage was taken only minutes after the shooting stopped.
Tags: Bonnie  Clyde  car 
Added: 20th January 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Electro Shot Shooting Gallery Commercial 1972 by Marx I had this as a kid boy did I love it!
Tags: Electro-Shot  Shooting  Gallery  Commercial  1972  by  Marx 
Added: 24th February 2008
Views: 1704
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Posted By: Old Fart
Actor Bob Anderson Passes Today Bob Anderson, who played the young George Bailey in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life," has died. He was 75. Anderson died Friday of cancer at his home in Palm Springs, his wife, Victoria, said Saturday. he was best known for his role as the young Bailey in Frank Capra's 1946 "It's a Wonderful Life," the same character portrayed in adulthood by James Stewart. In one scene, the story called for him to spot a potentially fatal error made by a drunken druggist, played by H.B. Warner. Warner took the role seriously and on the day of shooting had been drinking and was "pretty ripe," Victoria Anderson said. The scene called for Warner's character to slap the boy. Anderson told the Los Angeles Times in 1996 that the scene and its rehearsals were painful. "He actually bloodied my ear," Anderson told the paper. "My ear was beat up and my face was red, and I was in tears." "At the end when it was all over, he (Warner) was very lovable. He grabbed me and hugged me, and he meant it," Anderson said.
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Added: 7th June 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy

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