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Getting Celebrity Autographs Is Not Always Easy By Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Being a star means dealing with fans’ requests for autographs. One time, Katharine Hepburn was performing on Broadway and tried to exit backstage through a crowd of jostling autograph hounds. Bodyguards helped her push through to her limo. Once safely inside, the private star rolled down the window and shouted,” Run em down! We’ll clean …

Who was the First James Bond? by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Fun Stories about the Legendary Super Spy Novelist Ian Fleming (1908-1964) claimed he based his smooth secret agent character James Bond on Cary Grant. But in 1957, the fifty-three-year old British actor turned down producers Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman’s offer to play the super spy on screen in a series of films. Grant …

Walt Disney Tips on Marketing Your Product by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

You need to get the word out about your products, but your economic resources are limited. That was often the dilemma that faced Walt Disney. From the early days of Mickey Mouse, Walt was often burdened with heavy debt and had to find many creative ways to let the public in on what he was …

Disney’s Fantasia by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Audiences Only Embraced Fantasia after Walt’s Death Chasen’s restaurant in old Hollywood was a legendary hangout where movie stars expected to dine-on barbecued chili-in peaceful, private booths without putting up with celebrity gawkers. There were occasional breaks in the silence. Jimmy Stewart’s bachelor party was thrown there, complete with diaper-clad midgets jumping out of cakes. …

John Wayne the Generous by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Originally Published in Big Hollywood The Duke’s kindness at times cost him big financially and won over some of his political opposites. “Maybe I should be in a position where I don’t have to work; but I’m not.” — Sixty-nine-year-old John Wayne, three years before his death in 1976. John Wayne, a.k.a Duke Morrison (he …

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Strange Encounters with Legends of Hollywood by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

When Regular Folks Encounter the Famous, Bizarre Incidents Sometimes Take Place Meeting famous people is often a surreal experience for both parties. In 1956 when Elvis Presley arrived in Hollywood, he and his entourage stayed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. One day he got into the elevator. “What floor?” asked the operator? “Tenth please.” The …

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Facts About Ronald Reagan by Stephen Schochet

July 4, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Politics

The 40th President sometimes struggled in Hollywood. In 1937, 26-year-old Chicago Cubs radio announcer Ronald Reagan had the acting bug rekindled in him. The former Dixon, Illinois native performed on stage in high school and college, but during the Great Depression he had drifted into the sports world. In those days, the Cubs trained in …

Protected your home these days

June 27, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Current Events

There are many approaches to secure your own home or virtually any property. Fitted strong tresses to all external windows and doors rather than leaving any kind of keys around the locks because is vital. The several window tresses available include a pivot secure which is a steel deadlock, a locking window take care of …

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