As the 1930s came to a close, Kodak came out with Kodachrome film - the first commercially viable color film available to the general public. In 1937 and 1938, the colors were still not stable and accurate, but by 1939 Kodachrome was producing color images of remarkable precision.
Not just anybody could buy this film. It cost $5 per roll and had to be sent back to Rochester , New York for development. By comparison, in 1938 Congress established the first minimum wage at 25 cents per hour. $5 represented half a week's work. But the Farm Security Administration sent out about a dozen photographers with this new film.
Added: 1st September 2008
Posted By: Ronnie
One of the best known poets of the early 20th Century. One famous line is, "A promise made is a debt unpaid and the trail has it's own stern code." Another? "..and there sat Sam looking calm and cam in the heart of the furnace door and he wore a smile you could see a mile and he said, "Please close that door."
Added: 2nd September 2008
Posted By: johnholsom
Like most African-American performers of his generation, comic actor Dudley Dickerson played more than his fair share of Pullman porters, bell-boys, waiters, and shoe-shine boys. But from the late '30s until the mid-'50s, Dickerson was the most prominent black actor working in two-reel comedies. Contracted by Columbia's short subject department, the roly-poly supporting comic brought a refreshing energy to his portrayals of, yes, Pullman porters, shoe-shine boys, and the always demeaning "frightened Negro domestic." Closer in type to Mantan Moreland than Stepin Fetchit, Dickerson was especially good opposite Charley Chase in His Bridal Fright (1940) and the Three Stooges in A-Plumbing We Will Go (1940). Dickerson played a Pullman porter once again in his final film The Alligator People (1959), after which he concentrated on television work. The veteran comic died of cerebral thrombosis.
Added: 24th September 2008
Posted By: pfc
Byberry - If you listen closely, you can still hear the screams
Officially know as The Philadelphia Hospital for Mental Diseases at Byberry City
Over the years it became know to all as simply, Byberry
Chip R. Jones
Robert Andrew Scott
G. A. Carafelli
Thomas Jefferson University and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Laurie Ann Haus - vocals
interview with the vampire - libera me
conceived and produced by Dale Caruso
Added: 25th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
If there is a castle that comes close to matching Harlech Castle in historical importance, that castle is surely Chepstow. Chepstow is a Norman castle perched high above the banks of the river Wye in southeast Wales. Construction began at Chepstow in 1067, less than a year after William the Conqueror was crowned King of England. It was his master castle builder in the person of his loyal Norman lord William FitzOsbern. FitzOsbern's fortresses were the vehicles from which the new king consolidated control of his newly conquered lands. Chepstow Castle became the key launching point for expeditions into Wales, expeditions that eventually subdued the rebellious population.
Karen & J.J. Morton
The Angels of Venice
Jeff van Dyck
cathedral of doom
strength and honor
Hans Zimmer and Enya
now we are free
conceived and produced by
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Added: 27th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud,""Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money" - and as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario - has died. He was 83.
Newman died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends.
In May, Newman had dropped plans to direct a fall production of "Of Mice and Men," citing unspecified health issues.
He got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become one of the world's most enduring and popular film stars, a legend held in awe by his peers. He was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including "Exodus,""Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,""The Verdict,""The Sting" and "Absence of Malice."
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Added: 27th September 2008
Posted By: Naomi
Here are some actresses who have aged so gracefully and remain beautiful through the years. Set to 'Only Time' by Enya. I believe only a few of them have had cosmetic surgery. Includes Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, the Redgrave sisters, Tyne Daly, Shirley MacLaine, Candice Bergen, Katharine Hepburn, Joanne Wooward, Glenn Close, Mariette Hartley, Mary Tyler Moore, Julie Andrews, Susan Sarandon, Barbara Babcock, Cloris Leachman, and Goldie Hawn.
Added: 14th October 2008
Posted By: Naomi
While occasional outdoor games have been all the rage in the NHL since 2003, the first known outdoor game played by an NHL team occurred on Tuesday, February 2, 1954 when the Detroit Red Wings played a team comprised of inmates from Marquette Branch Prison. The correctional facility in the state's upper peninsula housed some of the toughest convicts in Michigan. Most were confined to their cells 23 hours per day. Red Wings owner Jack Adams surprisingly agreed to the game--some say it was a personal favor for some notable inmates. A few Red Wings initially feared for their personal safety, but the warden assured them they were in no danger. "We were told we'd be special guests," recalled Ted Lindsay. "The inmates were looking forward to it. If anyone tried to harm us, he'd be dead in two minutes." The prisoners were put to work make to make a viable outdoor rink inside the prison walls. The weather cooperated nicely, with 22-degree Fahrenheit temperatures and no wind, which made the natural ice perfect. Several Red Wings said the ice surface was better than was what found in some NHL buildings. The game was not even close to being competitive. After the Red Wings jumped out to an 18-0 lead after the first period, the score was no longer kept. Several Red Wings joined the prison team for the final two periods to make things a little bit more competitive. Nevertheless, the prisoners presented the victorious Red Wings with a bucket modified to look like a trophy as a memento of their visit and easy triumph. Detroit would win a more substantial trophy--the Stanley Cup--that spring.
Added: 26th January 2014
Posted By: Lava1964
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