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    :The gateway to the northern mines, CA
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    Silent and studio era film, musical theatre,clever TV commercials,outdoor recreational sports.

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  1. This is great news!
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    Name two Universal films you'd like TCM to air

    It's hard for me to choose a specific two because I would really like to see: Christmas Holiday (1944), Hers To Hold (1943), The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943), Can't Help Singing (1944), For The Love Of Mary (1948). Any two of these would be great. Please don't tell me they've already aired and I missed them. 😞
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    Name two Universal films you'd like TCM to air

    Any two Deanna Durbin films that they have never shown.
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    Great One-Liners

    Angela Lansbury in GASLIGHT: "I can take care of myself....when I want to. "
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    Noir Alley

    I asked my dad about this car, since I had seen a photo of him standing in front of him many years ago. He told me the car actually belonged to a relative. He also wrote this: One of the claims to fame of the Nash brand, was an option that allowed the front seats to completely recline to make a flat bed- so you wouldn't have to rent a motel room while travelling. The other, the "easter egg" shape was to make it aerodynamically smooth- to reduce drag and thereby improve gas mileage. That really worked; the Nash brand had the best gas mileage of any full sized American car of it's time (about 25 mpg at highway speeds in 1950)- even though it was a large and comfortable car! Jay Leno has one of those, and he tells the story of how and why that car was so different than other cars of its time. Nash went out of business in 1976; they never focused on developing powerful V8 engines to compete with the rest of the industry, thinking that a more economical car would still sell over performance. It's ironic, that had they held out for a few more years until the gas crises in 1978, they probably could have survived much longer.
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    Noir Alley

    I used to have a photo of my dad circa 1950(ish ) standing in front of his car in the parking lot area of his apartment building in Thousand Oaks, CA. The car looks like this! I'm going to email this pic to him and find out if it's the same model. My sisters and I used to tease him that it looked more like something that should be in the water.
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    Great Songs That Play Over Movie Credits

    The very wordy "Windmills Of Your Mind", sung by Noel Harrison, makes for a lovely beginning to THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR:
  8. I was looking through a very large stack of magazines once at an antique store and came across a LIFE magazine from 1949 with Marge and Gower Champion on the cover. It cost me $0.75. I have no idea if it was worth more, but it was priceless to me!
  9. I too collect autobiographies and biographies. At one point, I had collected many of the big books that the studio era companies released. I had The MGM Story, The Warner Bros Story, The United Artist Story, The RKO Story, and The Columbia Story. I was never able to find The Paramount Story or The Universal Story. In early 1997, flooding muddy waters raged through the living room area of my apartment, sending my bookcase and other furniture to the floor. All my books in this room were completely ruined. I used to really enjoy looking at the still photos in those books, especially the photos of the films that didn't survive the nitrate age.
  10. I'm just thrilled to see Fred Astaire's name at number 5 among that list of luminaries!
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    Art Bell dies at 72

    For anyone who is interested, Coast To Coast am will be airing a tribute show to Art Bell in tonight's time slot ( Thur 10pm-Fri 2am in most areas.) Many of Bell's guests are scheduled to call in, and clips of his most famous segments will be played.
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    Art Bell dies at 72

    Crystal Gayle wrote this song, MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT, specially for Art Bell. He closed his shows with it for the remainder of his radio career.
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    Art Bell dies at 72

    I remember bringing my ear closer to the radio every time Bell would answer the wildcard line. He did actually move back to Pahrump. He started a show on Sirius Radio called Dark Matter, but I guess he lost interest in it. I enjoy George Noory. Definitely not "out there" like Art Bell, but good in his own way. Really nice guy, too.
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    Actor Harry Anderson (1952-2018)

    Sad news. I was always a fan of his, both as a comedian and magician. My late husband was a magician, and was also a big fan of Harry's. I still have his book, GAMES YOU CAN'T LOSE: A GUIDE FOR SUCKERS. Well, my husband must be having a great time up there right now, first with Art Bell, and now with Harry Anderson. ~RIP
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    Star centennial birthdays

    Happy centennial birthday to William Holden, born April 17, 1918! And, happy centennial birthday to Anne Shirley, also born April 17,1918!

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