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75 Years Of USO: Part I

Pictured above, Mrs. Alfred Scott serves punch to a soldier in July 1943 at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA USO.

The USO (United Service Organization) was formed 75 years ago, in February of 1941, a full ten months before the USA entered WWII. 220 more words


Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here Comes Mr. Jordan, 1941, Columbia Pictures. Starring Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes. Directed by Alexander Hall. B&W, 93 minutes.

Death has come about 50 years too soon for boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) when well-meaning but novice Angel 7013 (Edward Everett Horton) takes his soul, believing there’s no way he could have survived an imminent plane crash. 435 more words

Classic Films

Tipperary rural areas launched online

It’s been 7 weeks ’til Tipperary! This time we’re launching the Premier County in our series of individual posts for each of the 792 rural areas… 345 more words

Rural Electrification

Link Roundup: Black History News

John Legend and Tika Sumpter are developing a TV series about the affluent, early 20th century black community in Oklahoma, also known as Black Wall Street. 76 more words


Armed confrontations between the IRA and RUC in Belfast

Armed confrontations between the Belfast IRA and RUC were not commonplace. While IRA volunteers engaged the RUC in 1932 during the Outdoor Relief riots and again during the attempted pogrom of 1935, in the former case they were not acting under IRA orders while in both instances it occurred during more general violent clashes. 2,350 more words


A Date with Judy (1948)

Judy Foster (Jane Powell) is a Santa Barbara teen with your average teenage problems. She and her friends are rehearsing songs for an upcoming school social event, but they’re butting heads with snobby senior Carol Pringle (Elizabeth Taylor), who thinks they’re not performing the songs the correct way. 377 more words