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Lucille Ball Hula Dance - 1940 From the movie aptly titled Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) 29-year-old Lucille ball dances the hula--or something vaguely resembling it.
Tags: Lucille  Ball  hula  dance 
Added: 3rd June 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Esther Williams 1921-2013 Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91. Williams's died early on June 6, 2013 in her sleep, according to her longtime publicist Harlan Boll. Following in the footsteps of Sonja Henie, who went from skating champion to movie star, Williams became one of Hollywood's biggest moneymakers, appearing in spectacular swimsuit numbers that capitalized on her wholesome beauty and perfect figure. Such films as "Easy to Wed," "Neptune's Daughter," and "Dangerous When Wet" followed the same formula: romance, music, a bit of comedy and a flimsy plot that provided excuses to get Esther into the water. The extravaganzas dazzled a second generation via television and the compilation films "That's Entertainment." Williams' co-stars included the pick of the MGM contract list, including Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban and Howard Keel. When hard times signaled the end of big studios and costly musicals in the mid-'50s, Williams tried non-swimming roles with little success. After her 1962 marriage to Fernando Lamas, her co-star in "Dangerous When Wet," she retired from public life. She explained in a 1984 interview: "A really terrific guy comes along and says, 'I wish you'd stay home and be my wife,' and that's the most logical thing in the world for a Latin. And I loved being a Latin wife -- you get treated very well. There's a lot of attention in return for that sacrifice."
Tags: Ester  Williams  Hollywood  star  swimmer 
Added: 8th June 2013
Views: 431
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Posted By: Lava1964
Isner-Mahut Wimbledon Marathon A first-round men's singles match at the 2010 Wimbledon tourney between American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut was, in many respects, the greatest tennis match ever contested. It is the longest match in tennis history, measured both by time and number of games. The extraordinary match, contested over three days, lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes with Isner eventually prevailing 64, 36, 67(79), 76(73), 7068 for a total of 183 games. The match began at 6:13 pm on Tuesday, June 22. At 9:07 pm, due to fading light, play was suspended at two sets all. After resuming on Wednesday, at 2:05 pm, the record for longest match was broken at 5:45 pm. The light faded again, and so play was suspended at 9:10 pm, with the final set tied at 59 games all. Play resumed at 3:43 pm on Thursday. Isner won at 4:48 pm, the final set having lasted 8 hours, 11 minutes. Both players broke numerous Wimbledon and tennis records, including each serving over 100 aces, with the match being referred to as "the endless match." Twice the score of the final set exceeded the scoreboard's ability to record it. (A computer technician was called in to address the problem both times.) Of course such a lengthy match is only possible at events such as Wimbledon where no tiebreaker is played in the final set.
Tags: tennis  Isner  Mahut  Wimbledon 
Added: 31st August 2013
Views: 242
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Posted By: Lava1964
Hot Chocolate - Emma The song details the love of the (nameless) singer and a girl called Emmaline from the age of five, through a wedding at 17. Emma it seems wanted to be a "movie queen" but could never find the breaks and eventually kills herself because "I just can't keep on living on
Tags: Hot  Chocolate  -  Emma    70s  suicide  movie  star  Errol  Brown,  Tony  Wilson  Errol  Brown  Larry  Ferguson  Tony  Wilson  Ian  King  Franklyn  DeAllie  Brian  Satterwhite  Greg  Bannis 
Added: 22nd June 2013
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Posted By: Music Maiden
Odd Couple - Bobby Riggs Wins Felix Capitalizing on his regained fame, tennis champ Bobby Riggs appeared on the popular sitcom The Odd Couple in 1973. The episode, titled The Pig Who Came To Dinner, focuses on Riggs' penchant for challenging people to off-the-wall contests in which he always bet on himself. In this scene, Oscar (Jack Klugman), already in debt to Riggs, bets roommate Felix (Tony Randall) to try to break even.
Tags: Bobby  Riggs  tennis  The  Odd  Couple  sitcom 
Added: 2nd December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Let the Sunshine In - Flintstones From first episode of The Flintstones' sixth season: Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm perform Let the Sunshine In. They aren't bad for infants! The episode is titled No Biz Like Show Biz.
Tags: Let  the  Sunshine  In    Flintstones 
Added: 27th June 2013
Views: 576
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ben Hogan - 1949 Car Crash Ben Hogan had been on the PGA tour since 1938 and was an established star when his life nearly came to a premature end in 1949. Hogan and his wife, Valerie, survived a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus on a fog-shrouded bridge, early in the morning, east of Van Horn, Texas on February 2, 1949. Hogan threw himself across Valerie in order to protect her, and would have been killed had he not done so, as the steering column punctured the driver's seat. This accident left Hogan, age 36, with a double-fracture of the pelvis, a fractured collar bone, a left ankle fracture, a chipped rib, and near-fatal blood clots: he would suffer lifelong circulation problems and other physical limitations. His doctors said he might never walk again, let alone play golf competitively. While in hospital, Hogan's life was endangered by a blood clot problem, leading doctors to tie off the vena cava. Hogan left the hospital on April 1, 59 days after the accident. After regaining his strength by extensive walking, he resumed golf activities in November 1949. He returned to the PGA Tour to start the 1950 season, at the Los Angeles Open, where he tied with Sam Snead over 72 holes, but lost the 18-hole playoff.
Tags: golf  Ben  Hogan  car  crash 
Added: 27th June 2013
Views: 816
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Posted By: Lava1964
Twilight Zone- Time Enough at Last This is the full famous 1959 Twilight Zone episode titled Time Enough at Last. Burgess Meredith stars as bookish bank teller Henry Beamis who wants nothing more out of life than to escape his everyday drudgery and have time enough to read to his heart's content. A nuclear explosion gives him his wish.
Tags: The  Twilight  Zone  Time  Enough  at  Last  Burgess  Meredith 
Added: 27th June 2013
Views: 649
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Posted By: Lava1964
Citizen Kane - Final Scene This is the final scene of what many film critics consider the greatest movie ever made: Citizen Kane (1941). The movie begins with the lonely death of Charles Foster Kane (based on the life of William Randolph Hearst) in his vast gated mansion. Kane's dying word was "Rosebud!" A reporter wants to know the significance of the word so he tracks down and interviews colleagues of the deceased great man. Kane's life is shown in retrospect from childhood until his death. Kane's mother had run a boarding house in Colorado. She acquired the deed to a mine in lieu of payment from a boarder. The mine provided enormous wealth for young Kane who lived a life of privilege and became famous as a mud-raking newspaper baron and a scandal-plagued failed political candidate. So what's the significance of Rosebud? It was the name of his sled he had when he was an ordinary child. It means everything...or nothing at all. It's up to the viewer to decide.
Tags: Citizen  Kane  final  scene  Rosebud 
Added: 27th June 2013
Views: 705
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Posted By: Lava1964
9-11 Response - Gander NL The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 showed the dark side of humanity. In contrast, what occurred in Gander, Newfoundland highlighted the finest qualities of humanity. As this NBC clip shows, when the reality of the attacks set in, nearly 40 international and domestic flights scheduled to land in the northeastern U.S. were instead diverted to Gander Airport. For the 10,000 residents of Gander, taking care of "the plane people" suddenly became a collective community project for the next two days. The generosity of the locals left a lasting and overwhelmingly positive impression on the stranded travelers.
Tags: Canada  9/11  Gander  humanity 
Added: 5th July 2013
Views: 342
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Posted By: Lava1964

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