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Jack Dempsey Promotes DeSotos Former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey promotes the snazzy new line of 1938 DeSoto automobiles in this period magazine ad. (As a big fan of Dempsey's, I must say that's not a very good likeness of him.)
Tags: Jack  Dempsey  boxing  DeSoto  ad 
Added: 4th December 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Rocky Marciano Timex Ad In this 1954 ad from the Saturday Evening Post, world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano puts a Timex watch to an odd torture test by wearing it during a gym workout. Said the ad, “The Timex Waterproof Marlin rides Rocky Marciano’s smashing, jolting punches on the body bag, the rapid, bouncing blows in the light bag, then a hot and cold shower. At the end of this workout, Rocky checked and said: ‘Still running, and right on time. It’s true that Timex takes a licking and keeps on ticking – a true champion’.”
Tags: Rocky  Marciano  boxing  Timex  watches  ad 
Added: 4th December 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Chick Stahl Mysterious Suicide - 1907 One of baseball's most peculiar mysteries was the suicide of Chick Stahl, the 34-year-old player-manager of the Boston Americans (later called the Red Sox), who took his own life on March 28, 1907 during spring training. Stahl's death by his own hand stunned the baseball world as Stahl was known as a happy-go-lucky fellow. The New York Times reported Stahl's death this way: WEST BADEN, Ind., March 29. — Charles Sylvester Stahl, known to baseball "rooters" throughout the country as "Chick" Stahl, the center fielder, and until two days ago the manager of the Boston American team, committed suicide in his room at the West Baden Springs Hotel by swallowing carbolic acid. He was dead when found. President Taylor of the club, who succeeded Stahl in the management of the team, immediately ordered the practice of the men stopped. When Stahl arose to-day he was in his usual good spirits. He shared his room with his eldest friend, ex-manager Jimmy Collins, and when the time came for going to practice, Stahl was not on hand. After waiting some time, Collins went to the room, and Stahl told him he had just drank some carbolic acid. In a few minutes he was in terrible agony, and to some of the members of the team who Collins called to the room Stahl said: "Boys, I couldn't help it; it drove me to it." The players did not know what their comrade meant, but they did know he was worried about something, as they had taken away a bottle of carbolic acid from him only a few days ago while the team was at Louisville, KY. (One unproven theory for Stahl's suicide claims that Stahl was being blackmailed by a woman who became pregnant by him. Stahl had gotten married just four months earlier. His widow died only a year after Stahl's suicide.) A friend in Fort Wayne, IN--where Stahl was laid to rest in a funeral attended by thousands--committed suicide in the same manner on March 30, adding another layer of intrigue to the mystery.
Tags: baseball  suicide  Chick  Stahl 
Added: 5th December 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Alan Sues passes at age 85 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Sues, a flamboyant and zany regular on the 1960s hit television show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," has died. Michael Gregg Michaud, a close friend for decades, told The Associated Press on Sunday that Sues died of cardiac arrest at his home in West Hollywood on Thursday. He was 85.
Tags: Alan  Sues,  Rowan  and  Martins  Laugh  In,  Laugh  In,  Zany,  actor,   
Added: 5th December 2011
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Posted By: Old Fart
Cliff Clavins Theories on Beer Tags: Cliff  Clavins,  Theories  on  Beer,  Cheers,  Boston,  Beantown 
Added: 6th December 2011
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Posted By: Cliffy
Ted Williams SI Cover 1969 It's difficult to picture Ted Williams in anything but a Boston Red Sox uniform, but he was the manager of the lowly Washington Senators for a time. (In fact, Williams was the last manager the Senators ever had. He held that job from 1969 through 1971. When the team became the Texas Rangers in 1972, Williams managed the club in their first season.) Here he is on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 50 in 1969.
Tags: baseball  Ted  Williams  manager 
Added: 7th December 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Muhammad Ali SI Cover 1980 "He's no Liston. He's no Frazier. He's only Larry Holmes and he's nothing..." Muhammad Ali's brave trash talk about world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes prior to the former's ill-fated comeback graced the cover of this 1980 issue of Sports Illustrated. It rang hollow, though, as Holmes destroyed Ali in a horribly one-sided fight, stopping the old champ in 10 rounds.
Tags: Holmes  Ali  boxing  SI 
Added: 7th December 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Harry Morgan aka Col Potter passes at 96 LOS ANGELES — Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan, whose portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on television’s “M-A-S-H” highlighted a show business career that included nine other TV series, 50 films and the Broadway stage, died Wednesday. He was 96. His daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, told The Associated Press the actor died at his home in Brentwood after having pneumonia.
Tags: Harry  Morgan,  Col  Potter,  M*A*S*H 
Added: 7th December 2011
Views: 755
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Posted By: Cliffy
Andrea True- Singer of Disco Hit Dies at 68 Andrea True, the disco star who had such hits as 'More More More' and 'What's Your Name, What's Your Number,' died Nov. 7 in a Kingston, N.Y. hospital, the Daily Freeman reports. True, born Andrea Marie Truden, originally planned to become an actress in New York but became a porn star in films such as Deep Throat Part II and Lady on the Couch. True's career in music began when she went to Jamaica to film a commercial in 1975 but was not allowed to leave the country with the money she had earned. Instead of handing over her money, she recorded an early version of her eventual hit "More, More, More" and left Jamaica with the master tape. The song was remixed and released in 1976, becoming one of the iconic songs of the disco era. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/andrea-true-dead-at-68-20111123#ixzz1gMVzOEHC
Tags: Andrea  True,  More  more  more,  disco,  porn  star 
Added: 12th December 2011
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Posted By: Music Maiden
122-Year-Old Jeanne Calment - Oldest Person Ever Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French woman who had the longest confirmed human lifespan in history: 122 years and 164 days. She resided in Arles, France for her entire life. Calment outlived both her daughter and grandson. She entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1988 as the world's oldest living person. On October 17, 1995 she became the oldest person ever, having surpassed the highly disputed case of Shigechiyo Izumi of Japan. Calment became the last living documented person to have been born in the 1870s when the Japanese super-centenarian Tane Ikai (born 1879) died on July 12, 1995, and was thence more than five years older than any other living human being until her death more than two years later. She outlived no fewer than 329 undisputedly verified super-centenarians. (A super-centenarian is a person who has attained 110 years.) Calment's lifespan has been thoroughly documented by scientific study, with more records having been produced to verify her age than for any other case. She is the only person confirmed to have reached 120 years of age. Calment came to prominence at age 113 in 1988 during a local observance of the hundredth anniversary of artist Vincent van Gogh's 1888 visit to Arles. The 13-year-old Calment had briefly met Van Gogh at her uncle's store where the Dutch painter had gone to buy art supplies. Calment unflatteringly remembered the famed artist as being ugly, unfriendly and rude! The photo below shows Calment celebrating her 121st birthday in 1996.
Tags: Jeanne  Calment  122  oldest  person 
Added: 14th December 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964

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