Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Jake's Blast from the Past...

Recommended Posts

Ah, Star, I think you know my politics. I won't go down the road

of discussing the recent events.


But I do truly believe all of man's problems and answers can be

found in the Holy Bible.


Not preaching or being pretentious. I do.



Link to post
Share on other sites






{font:Arial}Leading Actor of the 40’s and 50’s, Victor Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the son of a an Austrian/Greek scissors grinder who went on to a successful manufacturing business. Early in his youth Mature decided that he wanted acting as a career, much to the concern of his parents. His some 70 films include John Ford’s "My Darling Clementine" (1946), ‘Kiss of Death" (1947), "Samson and Delilah" (1949), "The Robe" (1954) and "The Egyptian" (1954).{font}



{font:Arial}Mature enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1942 after trying to enlist in the Navy. The Navy told the actor he was color blind and wouldn’t enlist him, but the Coast Guard took more interest in the actor and had him re tested and enlisted him immediately. Mature enlisted as a seaman recruit and immediately reported to the Cutter Storis in Boston Harbor. Known in Hollywood as "beautiful hunk of man", his Coast Guard shipmates, who took an immediate liking to the unpretentious actor, dubbed him "hunk of junk". Mature worked hard, eventually working his way up to Chief Boatswain Mate. Between tours sea duty, Mature appeared at Bond rallies for the Coast Guard eventually starring in the Coast Guard show "Tars and Spars", a morale show which toured the country during WWII. After the war he returned to acting but made his mark in real estate. Always proud of his Coast Guard service the actor died of cancer in 1999.{font}



{font:Arial}He was quoted as saying: "I'm not an actor, and I have sixty-four pictures to prove it."


Source: U.S. Coast Guard History


Jake in the Heartland{font}



Link to post
Share on other sites





Born in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, Arnold Palmer started playing golf at the age of 3. In 1947 he entered Wake Forest University. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1950 as a Yeoman and continued to serve until 1953. Though a Yeoman, Palmer participated in many matches as the Coast Guard allowed him to continue to play golf. He returned to Wake Forest and in 1954 he won the U.S. Amateur Championship. His professional playing garnered him four Master’s Championships, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, also the 1960 U.S. Open and the 1961 and ’62 British Open. He is the first golfer to earn over one million dollars in prize tournament money. He also won the 1981 and 1982 U.S. Senior Open.


Jake in the Heartland

Link to post
Share on other sites



Cesar Romero


Cesar Julio Romero, Jr., was born on 15 February 1907 in New York City to Cuban-American parents. He was the godson of Jose Marti, a leader of the Cuban revolution. Romero attended schools in New York and Connecticut and planned on a career in banking. A chance meeting with Lisbeth Higgins started Romero on a professional dancing career--as her partner--that took him from the hotel showrooms of Manhattan to the Broadway stage and eventually, Hollywood. In 1934 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios tapped the young man for the role of a gigolo in "The Thin Man." Romero later played Warner Baxter's sidekick in "The Return of the Cisco Kid," eventually moving into a starring role. He was signed by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1937.


In October, 1942, he voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and saw service in the Pacific Theatre. He reported aboard the Coast Guard-manned assault transport U.S.S. Cavalier (APA-37) in November, 1943 and saw action at Tinian and Saipan. According to a press release from the period:




"Romero preferred to be one of the crew and asked for no special privileges, which he did not receive. His shipmates admired him for this and for his exceptionally hard work. Romero was considered to be one of the best winch operators, swinging 18,000 lb. barges from their deck cradles over the side of the transport during invasions or while loading cargo. Among other duties he was first powderman on the forward five-inch gun. When an occasion permitted recreation, Romero helped put on a variety show for the crew. Later in the war he assisted in Bond rallies."


He made the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate before receiving his honorable discharge at the end of the war. He then returned to Hollywood. He was best remembered by contemporary audiences for his portrayal of The Joker on the 1960s television show "Batman." He passed away on 2 January 1994 at the age of 86.


Jake in the Heartland

Link to post
Share on other sites

Faye Dunaway attended FSU, Tallahassee, Fla., and graduated from Univ. of Fla.


Thank you, Jake, for that information. She started out in the wrong place but redeemed herself nicely.


Robert Urich also went to FSU. Had I known they had that kind of a guy there, I might have ended up rooting for the red and gold instead of Go Gators! While I'm at it "Yeah Brad-our newest NASCAR champ!

Link to post
Share on other sites



Star, may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I think you will see Notre Dame play

Alabama for the National Championship. One for the ages.


This is Burt Reynolds at FSU. I lived in Tallahassee, loved it, and remember a bar I

went to and and his picture was behind the bar.



Link to post
Share on other sites



An old Waffle House back in the Sixities.






If you're from the South, and very proud of it, like me, more than likely

you have visited a Waffle House regardless of your economic status

in life.


Jake in the Heartland

Link to post
Share on other sites

{font:Times New Roman}Jake, I’m enjoying these photos of old Southern “dining joints” as every place has one. The famous Bern’s Steak House here in Tampa is a converted gas station that’s been renovated and added on to. I’m told people going there for the first time are usually shocked when they see the building until they get inside and find the luxury. (I’ve only got as far as the parking lot when I dated a process server delivering papers; unlike Bern's we ate at a place where the waiters don’t make in a day what I did in a week). The pictures of Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in Kansas City show it’s in the same vein but folks who come from all over for the food don’t seem to care. That’s where it’s at anyway.


{font:Times New Roman}WE DID IT! In one of the best games of the series. I’ll be watching ND and USC but wonder how they can top this. And congratulations to OSU and Urban Meyer even if the BSU doesn’t count their year. I knew that would happen after what he did for us. {font}

Link to post
Share on other sites







Bern's Steak House, Tampa, FL.




Looks like a great place for some terrific chow although I like

my steak medium rare.


Buds Broiler is a hole in the wall with hamburgers cooked over

real charcoal that melt in your mouth.


The photo of Buds is in an old section of New Orleans. I promise

you the food is terrific.


Florida has to hope USC beats Notre Dame tonight. I'm watching

it right now in my recliner. The computer of the BCS loves Florida

and they will go to the Championship if USC upsets Notre Dame.


You take care and have a wonderful Holiday Season.


Roll Tide




Edited by: JakeHolman on Nov 24, 2012 9:05 PM

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
© 2021 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
  • Create New...