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James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy James Cagney broke away from his traditional tough guy and gangster roles to portray George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). Try to imagine Steven Segal or Sylvester Stallone doing anything like this! Here is the title number. Enjoy!
Tags: James  Cagney  Yankee  Doodle  Dandy 
Added: 30th September 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Beatles Ballad of John and Yoko The Video clip, is of where they show some images form their wedding - "The Ballad of John and Yoko" is a song released by The Beatles as a single in May 1969. Primarily written by John Lennon, the song was attributed, as was the custom, to the Lennon/McCartney songwriting team. It chronicled the events surrounding Lennon's marriage to Yoko Ono and their subsequent activities together, including their famous first Bed-In, and demonstration of bagism. It was released while the couple was in the middle of their second Bed-In. It was recorded just before the main sessions commenced for the Abbey Road album. The song is a ballad in the traditional sense of a narrative poem in a song, not in the sense used in modern pop music where the term usually refers to a slow, sentimental love song...WHEN RECORDING, was performed by Lennon and Paul McCartney; George Harrison was on holiday, and Ringo Starr was filming The Magic Christian. Lennon had a sudden inspiration for the song and called on McCartney, suggesting the two of them record it immediately without waiting for the other Beatles to return.
Tags:   John  Lennon  Paul  McCartney    Yoko    Ono 
Added: 20th March 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
1974 - Japanese WWII Soldier Finally Surrenders Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier, refused to believe the Second World War had ended--and continued his mission of clandestine sabotage for twenty-nine years. On December 26, 1944, Onoda was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines. His orders were to hamper enemy activity on the island, including destroying the airstrip and the pier at the harbor. Onoda's orders also stated that under no circumstances was he to surrender or take his own life. When he landed on the island, Onoda joined forces with other Japanese soldiers. The officers in the group all outranked Onoda, which prevented him from carrying out his assignment. United States and Filipino forces retook Luband Island when they landed on February 28, 1945. Within a short time, all but Onoda and three other soldiers had either died or surrendered. Onoda, who had been promoted to lieutenant, ordered the men to take to the hills. Onoda continued his campaign as a Japanese holdout, initially living in the mountains with three fellow soldiers (Akatsu, Shimada and Kozuka). Although hostilities ceased in August 1945, Onoda and his comrades were oblivious to Japan's unconditional surrender. Thus the foursome carried out guerrilla activities, killed some 30 Filipino citizens, and engaged in several shootouts with the police for years. As early as 1945 Onoda saw a leaflet saying the war had ended, but he and his comrades thought it was enemy propaganda. They continued their bloody raids against local farmers and police. Even leaflets from General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Fourteenth Area Army failed to convince the maverick soldiers to capitulate. One of the four, Yuichi Akatsu, walked away from the others in September 1949 and surrendered to Filipino forces in 1950 after six months on his own. In 1952 letters and family pictures were dropped from aircraft urging the remaining three to surrender, but they concluded it too was a ruse. Shimada was shot in the leg during a gun battle with local fishermen in June 1953. Onoda nursed him back to health. On May 7, 1954, Shimada was killed by a shot fired by a search party. Kozuka was killed by two shots fired by local police on October 19, 1972, leaving Onoda alone. He and Onoda were burning local farmers' rice harvest as part of their guerrilla activities. On February 20, 1974, Onoda met a young Japanese man, Norio Suzuki, who was on a personal quest to find him. Onoda described this moment in a 2010 interview: "This hippie boy Suzuki came to the island to listen to the feelings of a Japanese soldier. Suzuki asked me why I would not come out..." Onoda and Suzuki became friends, but Onoda still refused to surrender, saying that he was waiting for orders from a superior officer. Suzuki returned to Japan with photographs of himself and Onoda as proof of their encounter. The Japanese government located Onoda's commanding officer, Major Yoshimi Taniguchi, who had become a bookseller in civilian life. On March 9, 1974, Taniguchi met with Onoda and persuaded him to surrender. Onoda turned over his sword, his rifle (still in working order), 500 rounds of ammunition, and several hand grenades, as well as a dagger his mother had given him in 1944. Though he had killed numerous civilians since the war's end, Onoda received a pardon from Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos. Upon his return to Japan, Onoda was uncomfortable with his celebrity status and the erosion of traditional Japanese values. Onoda moved to Brazil where he became a successful cattle rancher. He occasionally returned to Japan to promote conservative causes, including organizing educational camps for wayward Japanese youths. As of December 2013, Onoda was still alive at age 91.
Tags: WWII  Japanese  soldier  surrenders  1974 
Added: 28th December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
McDonalds Arch Deluxe flop McDonalds has had a few flops on their menu over the years. None was more costly than the Arch Deluxe fiasco of 1996. McDonald's marketed the sandwich as an adults-only burger. A very odd $100-million advertising campaign was launched to emphasize the point. Commercials featured kids who didn't want anything to do with the burger. (Some even said it was yucky.) Surveys showed the bizarre ad campaign was turning off potential customers from all demographic groups. Moreover, the Arch Deluxe was the highest priced burger on the menu, which did not help sales either. McDonald's then tried to salvage the burger with a more traditional advertising approach: This time the commercials showed McDonald's icon Ronald McDonald enoying the burger while doing adult activities, such as playing golf. It was too late, though. Even coupons allowing people to buy the burger for just a dollar failed to save the Arch Deluxe from extinction. McDonalds discontinued the sandwich in 1997.
Tags: Arch  Deluxe  McDonalds 
Added: 17th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam  Bob Hope Christmas Show 1968 Bob Hope began entertaining troops in May of 1941, when Bob, with a group of performers, went to March Field, California, to do a radio show for airmen stationed there. He would continue that tradition through peacetime and wartime for another 60 years. On December 22, 1968, Bob's "Operation Holly" performed at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. This video records that event. The original film was silent, so the audio from his performance at Long Binh Army Depot that same Christmas has been dubbed onto the video.
Tags: bob  hope  christmas  show  cam  ranh  bay  vietnam   
Added: 27th November 2007
Views: 3333
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Posted By: Naomi
A Short History of Christmas We all know that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, but how many of us know, for instance, where the tradition of the Christmas tree began? Here's a really interesting clip that will explain the origins of our current day Christmas tradition.
Tags: history  of  christmas  solstice  yule  christianity 
Added: 5th December 2007
Views: 2155
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Posted By: Naomi
National Police Gazette The National Police Gazette, often simply referred to as the Police Gazette, was an American newspaper founded in 1845 by two journalists, Enoch E. Camp and George Wilkes. The editor and proprietor from 1877 until his death in 1922 was Richard Kyle Fox, an immigrant from Ireland, who turned the publication into something close to a national institution. With its focus on lurid crime, sleaze, vice, and bimbos, it was a periodical commonly found in the nation's pool rooms, barber shops, and taverns. Its sexy illustrations and advertisements sometimes challenged the obscenity laws of the day. What really made the Police Gazette popular was its coverage of sports. No other newspaper in the United States covered sports to its extent--especially prize fighting. Published on pink paper, its coverage of major boxing events was so beloved by the public that often 300,000 issues were printed to satisfy demand following an important bout. The usual run was about 150,000 copies--easily enough to make it a gold mine for Fox. Fox started the tradition of awarding championship belts to boxers. Fox died in 1922 and the Great Depression hurt circulation considerably the following decade. Neverthelees the Police Gazette survived as a periodical in various forms until 1977.
Tags: National  Police  Gazette 
Added: 30th January 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
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
Match Game Sign Change The popular game show Match Game had a quaint tradition: A big deal was made when the year came to an end because the title of the show had to change. Accordingly, a new sign was introduced with great fanfare. This is the first such celebration as Match Game '73 became Match Game '74.
Tags: Match  Game  sign  change 
Added: 7th May 2008
Views: 1460
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Posted By: Lava1964
Our Contributions  The Italians in America An excerpt from a critically acclaimed National TV special about the history of Italian-Americans, narrated by Robert Loggia.
Tags: italian  americans  family  traditions  food  memories 
Added: 21st January 2008
Views: 1349
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Posted By: Naomi

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