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Saturday, June 25, 2011

AL JOLSON - WAITIN FOR THE ROBERT E. LEE

George Jessel - "MY MOTHER'S EYES" (1929)

JAN PEERCE ~THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS

Gracie Fields I Lift Up My Finger I Say Tweet Tweet 1929

Pola Negri: MAZURKA, Odeon 1935

I wanna be loved by you ::: Helen Kane.

Ruth Etting - Button Up Your Overcoat (1929)

Smile Judy Garland (Charles Chaplin Modern Times 1936)

Edith Piaf- La Vie En Rose

Josephine Baker - Bye bye blackbird (1927)

YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME ~CHEVALIER

Bing Crosby (1933) - Temptation

Gene Austin - Nobody Cares If I'm Blue (1931)

Whispering Jack Smith - Whispering

"Ramona" Dolores del Río

Russ Columbo - Prisoner Of Love

Victory at Sea - Guadalcanal 1 of 3

Watching "Victory at Sea" every Sunday was, along with boxing and baseball, the cement that bonded a father and son in those days of 60 years past that seem no more than yesterday.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SILKY SULLIVAN (from out of the weeds!)

My heart was broken that first Saturday in May of 1958. Silky couldn't come "out of the weeds" to beat Tim-Tam.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WALTER WINCHELL

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BATTLE OF MIDWAY ~JUNE 1942

THE TURNING POINT ~MIDWAY



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This month in history: The Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942, marked a turning point for the United States Pacific Fleet in World War II,

The Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942, marked a turning point for the United States Pacific Fleet in World War II, effectively crippling Japan's naval strength and putting the enemy on the defensive for the first time.

Many books and movies have immortalized the battle, yet first-hand accounts bring different perspectives and details found nowhere else. In the World War II War Diaries on Footnote, you can read accounts from Admiral Nimitz (CinCPac) and other commanders reporting on the action.

The final report of the battle, issued by CinCPac, includes the status of the Pacific Fleet before the battle, strategies for the defense of Midway, and an assessment that the "combined forces…defeated a large part of the Japanese fleet and frustrated the enemy's powerful move against Midway that was undoubtedly the keystone of larger plans."

A section titled "Lessons and Conclusions from the Action" outlines areas for improvement, including that "TBD planes are fatally inadequate for their purpose. The loss of the brave men who unhesitatingly went to their death in them is grievous." TBDs were single-engine Navy torpedo-bombers, known as "Devastators," and nearly all were destroyed in the Battle of Midway.

The extensive report includes interrogations of Japanese prisoners; observations, chronologies, and maps compiled by battleship commanders and other officers; names of those killed or missing in action; and transcriptions of communications. Each individual account brings forth the history of the battle through compelling eyewitness action reports.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Castro Triumphant! Revolt Success, Batista Flees 1959/1/5

I remember listening intently to Radio Havana night after night waiting to hear the voice of the rebels proclaiming success. I was a regular listener for several years, taking part in essay contests and participating in a lively correspondence with the station. Not once did I ever receive a piece of mail that hadn't been opened by the post office. I suspect to this day that my F.B.I. file would reflect that.

YARDBIRDS

Saturday, June 11, 2011

BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA (1914)

SPORTSMANS PARK ~GO CARDS! GO BROWNS!

1944 World Series was played in one ball park. The only time that happened except for a year when the Yanks played the Giants at the Polo Grounds because Yankee Stadium was under construction.

MARCUS GARVEY

Marcus Garvey founded the UNIA (United Negro Improvement Association) 100 years ago today on June 11, 1911.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

GENOCIDE IN ALGERIA (1830-1962)

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Cecil Rhodes referred to a "White Man's Burden." I think that frame of mind created a world in which the "White Man's Legacy" can't be overcome. Why do THEY hate US, people ask. What took so long, I say. "Morte alla Francia Italia Anela!" (Old Sicilian motto)

MR TAMBOURINE MAN (Newport '65)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

JACKIE WASHINGTON - Morning Song / Lily Of The West / Esta Navidad (1967)

Jack Landron, who performed as "Jackie Washington" in the late 50's and early 60's is, unfortunately, woefully underrepresented on YouTube and other internet sources. He was the BEST of the early folkies in my opinion, and I'm going to do what I can to upload his work. Stay tuned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Landron

Saturday, June 4, 2011

XENIA TUMBLR TEST

Xenia Jane Bird
Cold War Aberrant


Smile (Modern Times (1936) Paulette Goddard and Charles...Saturday, June 04, 2011 8:49 PM

Smile (Modern Times (1936) Paulette Goddard and Charles Chaplin (by Eu4279)shortformblog:

pantslessprogressive:

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Tom Toles...Saturday, June 04, 2011 5:00 PM

shortformblog:

pantslessprogressive:

blissandzen:

Tom Toles


Brilliant.

Great editorial cartoon, or the greatest editorial cartoon ever?
Max Raabe - Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus 2006 live (by fritz5125)Thursday, May 12, 2011 6:28 PM

Max Raabe - Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus 2006 live (by fritz5125)French Taunting - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (by...Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:04 PM

French Taunting - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (by BeethovenLives)Monty Python - The Spanish Inquisition (by chillial)Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:00 PM

Monty Python - The Spanish Inquisition (by chillial)Tri-Omega ManMonday, January 31, 2011 6:32 PM

Tri-Omega ManSmile.Monday, November 01, 2010 12:29 AM

Smile."There is a spectre haunting America. The spectre of Lunacy."Monday, November 01, 2010 12:27 AM““There is a spectre haunting America. The spectre of Lunacy.””

- TQ

VICTORY AT SEA #15 ~D-DAY!