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Happy 4th of July

The bro came through again for the holiday. Here is a tribute from a some of his contemporaries (not that he knew any of them!) Enjoy your holiday!


I hear America singing*

Well, tomorrow is my big brother’s birthday. Here are some pictures of him celebrating his birthday in the olden days. Time was when he was usually off fishing somewhere. 166 more words

"I was never my favourite subject" Lauren Becall

Okay so she has written a number of books about herself which takes away slightly from this assertion. However in her defense,  although the books are by her and are based on her life,  she does spend a lot of time answering questions and focusing on the other people in her life rather than just on herself. 644 more words

July 3, 1954: Whoops, There Goes the First Prop

In 1954, a gaggle of Hollywood VIPs boarded a DC-4 airliner headed from Hawaii to California. Their troubled flight made a bit of film history — in Cinemascope, no less. 427 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

The Searchers

Released:  1956

Cast:  John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood

SUMMARY:  Three years after the end of the Civil War, Confederate veteran Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns to his brother Aaron’s house in Texas.  863 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

TBT: Two Minutes of 1970 Icons Singing 'God Bless America' (VIDEO)

I think my childhood just flashed before my eyes. In 1970, John Wayne hosted a variety show celebrating America’s history. I don’t recall this show — do you? 161 more words