Monday, July 21, 2014
For Ernest Hemingway's birthday, pause to view this amazing documentary. It's worth the time. Then take some time to read or reread Hemingway's books.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
|Edgar Snow with Mao Zedong in the 1930s and in the 1970s (inset).|
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It is the birthday of radio and TV personality Art Linkletter (1912), who hosted the CBS radio and television show, House Party, for 25 years, and the NBC radio and television show, People Are Funny, for 19 years. One of the most popular segments on House Party was Kids Say the Darndest Things, in which he interviewed children. Early in his career, Linkletter was arrested for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. (He was born in Canada). He was fined $500. In the 1950s, Linkletter invested heavily in the hula hoop. Here’s some vintage Art Linkletter.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|Babe Ruth (left) and Shoeless Joe Jackson.|