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Mickey Rooneys Silent Film Days Mickey Rooney, whose real name was Joseph Yule, began performing at the age of fifteen months as part of his parents' vaudeville routine, wearing a specially tailored tuxedo. His parents separated in 1924. A year later, Mrs Yule moved with Joseph to Hollywood, where she managed a tourist home. Fontaine Fox had placed a newspaper ad for a dark haired child to play the role of "Mickey McGuire" in a series of short silent films, and, lacking the money to have her son's hair dyed, she took him to the audition after applying burnt cork to his scalp. Joseph got the role and became "Mickey" for 78 of the comedies, running from 1927 to 1936, starting with Mickey's Circus, released September 4, 1927. During an interruption in the series in 1932, Mrs. Yule made plans to take her son on a ten week vaudeville tour as "Mickey McGuire", but Fox sued successfully to stop him from using the name. Mrs. Yule suggested the stage name of "Mickey Looney" for her comedian son, which he altered slightly to a less frivolous version. Rooney did other films, including a few more of the McGuire films in his adolescence, and signed with MGM in 1934, where they cast him as the teenage son of a judge in 1937's "A Family Affair", setting Rooney on the way to another successful film series, and the rest is show business history.
Tags: joseph  yule  mickey  rooney  mcquire  silent  films 
Added: 28th December 2007
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Posted By: Guido
Ben The Trailer now u know how my brain works . . . Tommy posted the 1st McDonalds Commercial with the clown, and Naomi recognized the clown as WILLARD Scott . . WILLARD! BEN!!
Tags: movie      Ben      Lee  Montgomery      Joseph  Campanella      Arthur  O 
Added: 5th January 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Anchors Aweigh Gene Kelly had a novel idea for his seventh film, the 1945 production Anchor's Aweigh. He wanted to dance with an animated character. As luck would have it a partnership of animators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who had arrived at MGM around the same time as Kelly, had created the cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry. In 1944, when Kelly was looking for a dancing partner, the Tom and Jerry series was riding high having just received back to back Academy Award wins for Animated Short Film. Jerry therefore was an obvious next choice. Gene Kelly and Jerry Mouse made cinematic history as the first dance partnership between a live person and an animated character. This is also pretty much the only time you will hear Jerry Mouse speak and sing.
Tags: anchors  aweigh  gene  kelly  jerry  mouse  live  action  animation 
Added: 29th January 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
George Foreman Vs Jose Roman George Formean makes the first defense of his world heavyweight championship in Tokyo on September 1, 1973. Foreman had won the crown in January by obliterating Joe Frazier. Foreman's opponent this night is the overmatched Jose Roman. Don't get up to get a beer.
Tags: George  Foreman  boxing  Jose  Roman 
Added: 24th May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Yalta Conference 1945 The fate of postwar Europe was decided in 1945 at the Soviet Union resort city of Yalta on the Crimean Sea. With Nazi Germany on the verge of defeat, the leaders of the three major Allied combatant nations met to decide the fate of Germany and eastern Europe. Franklin Roosevelt is visibly ill and weary from the long journey. The British Empire is in decline and Winston Churchill can no longer assert any strength. By default Josef Stalin is given free rein to deal with matters in eastern Europe. The Cold War was about to begin.
Tags: Yalta  Conference  1945 
Added: 9th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Greatest Story Ever Told Trailer 'My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?' It is towards this climactic crossroads that the story of Jesus of Nazareth leads, and to which, at the final moment, it again looks back in triumphant retrospect. It is the anguishing crossroads where the eternal questions of faith and doubt become resolved. The cast included Max Von Sydow (as Jesus), Dorothy McGuire (as Mary), Robert Loggia (as Joseph), Charlton Heston (as John the Baptist), Michael Anderson, Jr., Robert Blake, Jamie Farr, David McCallum, Roddy McDowall, Ina Balin, Janet Margolin, Sidney Poitier, Carroll Baker, Pat Boone, Van Heflin, Sal Mineo, Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, John Wayne, Telly Savalas, Angela Lansbury, Paul Stewart, Harold J. Stone, Martin Landau, Joseph Schildkraut, Victor Buono, Jose Ferrer, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Richard Conte and Cyril Delevanti.
Tags: greatest  story  ever  told  max  von  sydow  charleton  heston   
Added: 22nd March 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Ricochet Rabbit   Droop A Long  Atchison Topeka and Sam Jose Tags: Ricochet  Rabbit  &  Droop-A-Long    Atchison  Topeka  &  Sam  Jose 
Added: 16th April 2008
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Posted By: pfc
Elvis Meets Americas Got Talent in case u missed this one!!
Tags: Joseph    Hall    as    Evis    sings    Hound    Dog    on    America 
Added: 26th June 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Is This Woman Amelia Earhart In 1970 a sensational book, Amelia Earhart Lives, was published by McGraw-Hill. Its author, Joe Klaas, claimed the woman in this photograph, Irene Bolan, was actually missing aviator Amelia Earhart! Klaas claimed that Earhart's attempted round-the-world flight and disappearance was part of an elaborate pre-Second World War spy mission orchestrated by the U.S. government. Klaas' tale was based on information received by Major Joseph Gervais. Gervais had a chance encounter with Bolan at a 1965 air show and was surprised by the resemblance between Bolan and Earhart (who had vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937). Klass further asserted that modern photographic analysis techniques proved that Bolan and Earhart had identical facial features--right down to the tear ducts. Bolan was a pilot too, but skeptics doubted Klass' claim. An outraged Bolan sued McGraw-Hill for $1.5 million. The book was pulled and the parties settled out of court. Still, there are some people who think Klaas was right...
Tags: Amelia  Earhart  Irene  Bolan 
Added: 9th July 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Hymn of the Soviet Union 1977 This is the revised version of The Hymn of the Soviet Union. The original version was written in 1927 and had allusions to Josef Stalin. After Stain died in 1953 and Nikita Khruschev took over, Stalin was discredited. This created a problem with having Stalin's name mentioned in the national anthem. The solution? Keep the tune but ditch the words. Thus, The Hymn of the Soviet Union was officially wordless until 1977 when these new Stalin-free lyrics were adopted. There's a really interesting story about how the new lyrics came to be. If anyone is curious enough to ask, I'll post the story in the comments section.
Tags: Hymn  of  the  Soviet  Union  anthem 
Added: 19th August 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964

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