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On the chilly, foggy Tuesday of Dec. 27, 1960, several hundred British teenagers sardined into the spacious Litherland Town Hall in north Liverpool.
When we hear certain songs, we may wonder what the event was that inspired a songsmith to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Sometimes, though, what we learn about that inspiration is so painful that we may find ourselves reaching for the Kleenex.
Motorists zooming between Los Angeles and Las Vegas today will pass a highway sign announcing a turnoff at Zzyzx (ZY-zix) Road.
When World War II began, Julia McWilliams tried to join the American military but was rejected because of her height. (She stood 6 feet, 2 inches.)
This summer, Tom Cruise is back on the big screen as the international spy/adrenaline junkie Ethan Hunt for the seventh (but not final) Mission: Impossible flick, this one subtitled Dead Reckoning, Part One. (Part Two comes out in June 2024.)
The once-ubiquitous Andrews sisters — Patty, Maxine, and Laverne — premiered “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” in the 1941 Abbott and Costello comedy film Buck Privates. For the beloved Minnesota trio, that perky ditty became their 24th consecutive Decca Records winner.
For Sonora Smart Dodd, attending a Methodist church service in Spokane, Washington, proved to be life-changing.
Getting the green light from Hollywood movie studios can be difficult, especially when nobody wants the project they’re being offered.
It was a scene of pure pandemonium: a flock of birds crashing into houses in a quiet California beach town, the crazed creatures smashing windows and attacking the residents whose frantic screams matched the agonizing shrieks of the interlopers themselves.
The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian in 1837 and first published as part of a collection of stories for children.
Even before he became a successful and respected musician, Gerry Rafferty had developed a loathing for the often-underhanded machinations of the pop-music industry.
In 1992, Woody Harrelson co-starred with Wesley Snipes in the basketball movie White Men Can’t Jump. While some found the title offensive, the film itself about two hotshot streetball hustlers sold tons of tickets at the box office.
John Denver and his wife, Annie, moved to Aspen, Colorado, in December 1970, hoping to purchase a home in the couple’s favorite part of their favorite state. What they discovered was that everything cost much more than they could afford.
In September 1965, both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter ran an attention-grabbing advertisement:
Tom Hanks as a bad-tempered neighbor from hell? Now that’s hard to imagine!
Las Vegas takes our money, sure, but what if the tables were suddenly turned and we took their money? Who wouldn’t enjoy that?
You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
In 1928, when he was involved in a legal tussle with Universal Pictures, Walt Disney lost the rights to his cartoon creation Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
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