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september nineteenth

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1942: Conde Nast, publisher of Vanity Fair and Vogue, has died in New York. He was 68.

 

1948: Jeremy Irons is born on this day in England.

 

1951: The motion picture version of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens in New York.

 

1952: East of Eden has been published by Viking.

 

1952: Charlie Chaplin has been prevented from returning to the U.S. by J. Edgar Hoover.

 

1959: Disneyland is not allowing Nikita Khrushchev to visit due to security reasons.

 

Tomorrow: leading man dead at 54 …

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september nineteenth

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1942: Conde Nast, publisher of Vanity Fair and Vogue, has died in New York. He was 68.

 

1948: Jeremy Irons is born on this day in England.

 

1951: The motion picture version of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens in New York.

 

1952: East of Eden has been published by Viking.

 

1952: Charlie Chaplin has been prevented from returning to the U.S. by J. Edgar Hoover.

 

1959: Disneyland is not allowing Nikita Khrushchev to visit due to security reasons.

 

Tomorrow: leading man dead at 54 …

 

Did you know that  Nikita Khrushchev's favorite movie was Song of the South!   ;)  

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september twentieth

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1949: Leading man Richard Dix, known for The Whistler series, has died in Hollywood. He was 54.

 

1950: Rhoda Mabel Young Sanborn, the last survivor of Brigham Young’s 56 sons and daughters, has died at age 87 in Salt Lake City.

 

1955: Screenwriter Robert Riskin, husband of actress Fay Wray, has died at age 58 in Hollywood.

 

1968: Mickey Mantle has hit his final career home run. The grand total: 536.

 

1972: Marijuana has been found growing on Paul McCartney’s farm.

 

1973: Billy Jean King has defeated Bobby Riggs in a battle-of-the-sexes tennis match.

 

1976: A special issue of Playboy magazine features an interview with Jimmy Carter who has admitted to lusting for women.

 

Tomorrow: football with Howard Cosell…

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september twenty-first

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1948: Texaco Star Theatre debuts on NBC-TV with Milton Berle.

 

1950: Tatiana Tolstoy, painter and daughter of Leo Tolstoy, dies at age 84 in Rome.

 

1950: Bill Murray is born on this day in Wilmette, Illinois.

 

1957: Raymond Burr begins his nine-year run on CBS-TV as Perry Mason.

 

1970: Monday Night Football starts on ABC, with Howard Cosell, Don Meredith and Frank Gifford broadcasting.

 

1974: Walter Brennan has died at age 80 in Oxnard from emphysema.

 

Tomorrow: Audie Murphy’s latest film…

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september twenty-second

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1943: CBS news anchor Cecil Brown quits because his statements about the war effort evaporating into thin air have been criticized.

 

1949: Director Sam Wood (KITTY FOYLE and GOODBYE MR. CHIPS) has died at age 66 in Hollywood.

 

1955: Audie Murphy’s TO HELL AND BACK premieres in New York.

 

1964: Fiddler on the Roof opens on Broadway.

 

Tomorrow: Ingrid Bergman lauded…

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september twenty-second

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1943: CBS news anchor Cecil Brown quits because his statements about the war effort evaporating into thin air have been criticized.

 

1949: Director Sam Wood (KITTY FOYLE and GOODBYE MR. CHIPS) has died at age 66 in Hollywood.

 

1955: Audie Murphy’s TO HELL AND BACK premieres in New York.

 

1961: Marion Davies dies in Los Angeles. Ms. Davies was a 1930's silent and talking feature star but was best known as the longtime mistress of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

 

1964: Fiddler on the Roof opens on Broadway.

 

Tomorrow: Ingrid Bergman lauded…

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september twenty-third

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1947: Ingrid Bergman is honored at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s SPELLBOUND.

 

1949: Bruce Springsteen is born on this day in Long Branch, New Jersey.

 

1959: Jason Alexander is born on this day in Newark, New Jersey.

 

1961: HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE becomes the first motion picture to be adapted as a television series.

 

1962: The Jetsons premieres on ABC.

 

Tomorrow: another failed marriage for Mickey Rooney…

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september twenty-fourth

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1948: Phil Hartman is born on this day in Ontario.

 

1951: Martha Vickers has divorced Mickey Rooney in Hollywood on grounds that he stayed away from home too much.

 

1955: Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher have married in New York.

 

1956: Grace Metalius’ Peyton Place is published. It will be turned into a major motion picture by 20th Century Fox.

 

1968: The news program 60 Minutes debuts on CBS.

 

Tomorrow: Audrey Hepburn gets married…

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september twenty-fourth

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1948: Phil Hartman is born on this day in Ontario.

 

1951: Martha Vickers has divorced Mickey Rooney in Hollywood on grounds that he stayed away from home too much.

 

1955: Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher have married in New York.

 

1956: Grace Metalius’ Peyton Place is published. It will be turned into a major motion picture by 20th Century Fox.

 

1968: The news program 60 Minutes debuts on CBS.

 

Tomorrow: Audrey Hepburn gets married…

 

Interesting picture of my favorite gal, Martha Vickers and Mickey.     I wouldn't have left home!   But hey,  Ava also had a similar complaint.    I understand wanting to hang out with the boys but Mickey took this a little too far.

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Interesting picture of my favorite gal, Martha Vickers and Mickey.     I wouldn't have left home!   But hey,  Ava also had a similar complaint.    I understand wanting to hang out with the boys but Mickey took this a little too far.

Yes, Rooney had some of the sexiest wives in Hollywood.

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september twenty-fifth

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1943: Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth closes on Broadway after 355 performances.

 

1944: Michael Douglas is born on this day in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

1944: A poll of top movie critics has resulted in Henry King being chosen as the best director of the past year for THE SONG OF BERNADETTE.

 

1945: Officials in Connecticut have banned a musical play of Uncle Tom’s Cabin due to protests by Negroes.

 

1947: Edward Dmytryk’s CROSSFIRE is named one of the best films of the year at the annual Cannes Film Festival.

 

1950: Eugene O’Neill Jr. has committed suicide in New York. He was 40 years old.

 

1954: Audrey Hepburn has married Mel Ferrer in Switzerland.

 

1969: Sharing a birthday with her husband: Catherine Zeta Jones is born on this day in Wales.

 

Tomorrow: West Side success Story…

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september twenty-sixth

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1950: Pierre Ray, the French painter who founded the surrealist movement, has died in Milan at 70.

 

1956: Faith Bacon, striptease artist and bubble dancer, has died at 46. She leapt from a hotel window in Chicago.

 

1957: West Side Story opens on Broadway to favorable reviews.

 

1962: The Beverly Hillbillies premieres on CBS.

 

1966: The very first Chevy Camaro rolls off the assembly line.

 

Tomorrow: film star killed by the Nazis…

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september twenty-seventh

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1944: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson has died at age 53 in Los Angeles. Jean Simmons’ character in ELMER GANTRY will be somewhat based on McPherson.

 

1944: French film star Harry Bauer has died as a result of torture inflicted on him by Germans who held him for four months.

 

1945: In Connecticut, the ban against Uncle Tom’s Cabin has been lifted.

 

1948: Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust is published by Random House.

 

1954: Steve Allen’s version of The Tonight Show debuts.

 

1968: The stage musical Hair opens in London. It will run for 1998 performances.

 

1972: Gwyneth Paltrow is born on this day in Los Angeles.

 

Tomorrow: splitsville for the Sinatras…

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september twenty-eighth

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1944: THE SEVENTH CROSS premieres in New York.

 

1950: Frank and Nancy Sinatra have separated after 11 years of marriage.

 

1950: The feature film version of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Jane Wyman and Kirk Douglas, premieres in New York.

 

1953: THE CAPTAIN’S PARADISE, starring Alec Guinness, premieres in New York.

 

1967: Mira Sorvino is born on this day in New York City.

 

Tomorrow: trouble in Memphis…

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september twenty-ninth

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1947: Trouble in Memphis—The play Annie Get Your Gun has been banned due to its use of an integrated cast.

 

1948: Olivier’s film of HAMLET premieres in New York.

 

1950: Henry Ford’s widow has died at 84 in Detroit.

 

1951: CBS televises its first football game in color.

 

1952: Edna Ferber’s Giant has been published by Doubleday.

 

1954: THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA premieres in New York.

 

1969: Love, American Style premieres on ABC.

 

1997: David Brinkley has retired from television news at age 77. He first began reporting for NBC back in 1952.

 

Tomorrow: tragedy near Paso Robles…

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september thirtieth

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1943: Top songs include Sunday, Monday or Always and Put Your Arms Around Me.

 

1953: June Haver is back in Hollywood after six months in a Kansas convent.

 

1955: James Dean, 24, has been killed near Paso Robles, California.

 

1959: William F. Buckley’s Up from Liberalism is published.

 

1960: The Flintstones premiere in primetime.

 

1962: The last episode of Suspense airs on CBS radio, marking the end of the golden age of radio.

 

Tomorrow: a new month of happenings…

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october first

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1946: Elliot Roosevelt’s As He Saw It is published. It details FDR’s wartime conferences.

 

1948: British theaters must now devote 45% of feature screen time to British films. Hollywood and the American Motion Picture Association are retaliating by banning British films in U.S. theaters.

 

1948: Random House publishes Irwin Shaw’s The Young Lions.

 

1958: The Ugly American, by William Lederer & Eugene Burdick, is published.

 

1962: The Lucy Show debuts on CBS.

 

1962: Johnny Carson hosts his first episode of The Tonight Show. His guest is Joan Crawford.

 

1971: Walt Disney World opens in Orlando.

 

Tomorrow: Charlie Brown is introduced…

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october second

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1948: Finian’s Rainbow has closed on Broadway after 723 performances.

 

1950: The first Peanuts comic strip is published by Charles Schulz.

 

1959: Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone debuts on CBS.

 

1962: Frank Lovejoy has died at age 50 from a heart attack.

 

1971: Soul Train debuts with special guest Gladys Knight.

 

Tomorrow: Heavenly tune tops the chart…

 

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october third

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1945: Cass Timberlane is published.

 

1952: Vaya Con Dios is the number one song in the land.

 

1955: The Mickey Mouse Club variety show for kids debuts on ABC.

 

1974: The Watergate trial has begun.

 

1995: O.J. Simpson has been found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend.

 

Tomorrow: Comic books have been banned…

 

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october fourth

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1948: Laws in 50 U.S. cities have now banned comic books dealing with crime or sex.

 

1951: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS premieres in New York.

 

1954: Vanguard publishes The Bridge Over the River Kwai.

 

1957: Leave It to Beaver debuts on CBS.

 

1961: Alvin and the Chipmunks get their first TV show on CBS.

 

Tomorrow: Marilyn’s calling it quits after just nine months…

 

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october fifth

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1941: David Selznick buys 25% of United Artists.

 

1947: President Truman gives the first televised address from the White House.

 

1951: Random House publishes the English translation of Barabbas.

 

1954: After nine months of marriage, Marilyn Monroe sues Joe DiMaggio for divorce on grounds of mental cruelty.

 

1955: The Diary of Anne Frank opens on Broadway.

 

1965: Henry Mancini receives a gold record for the soundtrack of The Pink Panther.

 

1970: PBS, the Public Broadcasting Company, is founded.

 

Tomorrow: The TV quiz show scandal…

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october sixth

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1946: THE LOST WEEKEND has been chosen as the best U.S. film at Cannes.

 

1949: THE HEIRESS premieres in New York.

 

1956: Martha Raye has been divorced in Juarez, Mexico. It was her fifth marriage.

 

1959: A house subcommittee is investigating the TV quiz show scandal. A New York man says he won $50,000 on NBC’s 21 because he was given answers in advance from the show’s executive producer.

 

Tomorrow: the production code ends…

 

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october seventh

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1951: Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us tops the bestsellers.

 

1955: Producer George Blake, who helped bring the Candid Camera series to the screen, has died in New York.

 

1959: Mario Lanza has died at 38 in Rome from a heart attack.

 

1960: Route 66 debuts on CBS.

 

1968: The Hollywood production code officially ends with the Motion Picture Association’s adoption of a rating system from G to X.

 

1982: Cats! opens on Broadway.

 

Tomorrow: the on-going success of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson…

 

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