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Amateur home movies taken of the Kennedy assassination 1963

We are quickly approaching the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. The most famous film taken that tragic day was a 26.6 second home movie by Abraham Zapruder, but there are other amateur films and photos. According to author Vincent Bugliosi at least 32 photographers were in Dealey Plaza at or around the time of the […]
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Vintage Slides from 1950s Japan and 1964 NY World’s Fair

This summer I came across a family collection of vintage slides. Someone in the family went to Japan in the 1950s and the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Most of the shots were of iconic images like the Unisphere at the World’s Fair. I thought the shots from Japan were most interesting. They were […]
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My Vintage Video: March on Washington Newsreel

Fifty years ago this month, tens of thousands of men, women and children gathered on the Washington Mall to take part in history. They gathered to hear speeches, listen to great music and proclaim their rights for jobs and freedom. The highlights of theMarch on Washington are documented in this newsreel.
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My Vintage Video: Jackie Robinson Mini Biography

It certainly wasn’t the best week in baseball, especially for A-Rod So let’s end the week to a brighter time in the game’s history; the legendary and successful career of Jackie Robinson. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
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John Lennon Visits the set of Happy Days

Here’s a photo making the ’rounds on the internet. It was posted by May Pang, John Lennon’s former girlfriend, on her Facebook page. Apparently, in 1974 Lennon took his son Julian on a tour of Paramount Studios and one of the stops included a visit with the cast of Happy Days. The visit took place […]
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Esther Williams: The Million Dollar Mermaid

This week’s My Vintage Video is a tribute to the swimmer/actress Esther Williams. The Million Dollar Mermaid died yesterday at the age of 91.
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My Vintage Video: Jason & the Argonauts Stop-Motion Skeleton Fight Scene

There are so many great scenes from the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts. The adventure flick was known for its use of stop-motion animation created by Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen died this week at the age of 92. Here’s one famous scene Harryhausen made for the 1963 film.
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Former British PM Margaret Thatcher Pokes Fun in “Iron Lady” Speech

The death of Margaret Thatcher sparked both sorrow and joy among those who remembered her tenure as Britain’s Prime Minister in the 1980s. She was no doubt a controversial leader. But even Thatcher could poke fun at her critics who called her the “Iron Lady.”
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David Bowie’s First TV Appearance in 1964

David Bowie released his first album in 10 years this week. We want to look back at Bowie’s first TV appearance. It was 1964 and the 17-year-old went by his real name, David Jones. Mr. Jones appeared on the BBC discussing The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long Haired Men.
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1950s Ford Edsel Car TV Commercial

The auto designer of the doomed 1950s Ford Edsel died earlier this week. His name was Roy Brown Jr. He was 96 years-old. The Edsel was a flop when it was first introduced in 1957, but Brown was always proud of his design. Take a look for yourself as the cars roll by in this […]
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