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  2. The 23rd video in this series is now live on YouTube. In this video I show you how to manually start the B-17s engines when starting a mission. Two different procedures are presented depending upon if you have the game's General Difficulty setting set to Low/Medium or if you have it set to High.
  3. Morning all. 76F under clear skies. Still hot and humid with a chance of storms late. Heavy rain is possible. Heat indices of 105-110. High today of 94F.
  4. Texaco Ad - July 1943 1940: President Roosevelt signs the 'Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act'. This was the first step in preparing America for war against either Germany or Japan, or both. 1940: British claim 40 Luftwaffe planes down in a week; British civilian casualty figures for last month announced: 336 killed, 476 seriously injured. 1940: German aircraft sink destroyer Brazen off Dover. *Katy Jurado 1941: Stalin appoints himself Defense Commissar. USSR resumes diplomatic relations with German occupied countries. 1942: The U.S. Army Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) begins its first training class at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. 1942: Mussolini temporarily abandons his 'Victory March on Cairo' and returns to Rome. Katy Jurado 1942: The Russians recapture the bridgehead at Voronezh on the Don. 1942: The Headquarters of MacArthur's southwest Pacific theatre moves from Melbourne to Brisbane. Katy Jurado 1943: The Italians surrender to U.S. forces en masse in western Sicily. The Canadians start to push around Mt. Etna as Catania drive falters. 1943: HMAS Hobart is put out of action by a torpedo attack from a Japanese submarine west of New Hebrides. General Electric Ad - July 1943 1944: Adolf Hitler suffers only minor cuts when a bomb explodes in the office of his Wolf's Lair fortress. The bomb has been planted by Lieutenant Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, who is caught and executed in under twenty four hours. 1944: Heavy rain for next two days ends operation 'Goodwood' after 413 British tanks are lost. 1944: French troops begin their withdrawal from the Italian front, ready for the invasion of Southern France. Katy Jurado *Katy Jurado was born Maria Christina Jurado Garcia into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her early years were spent amid luxury until her family's lands were confiscated by the federal government for redistribution to the landless peasantry. Despite the loss of property, the matriarch of the family, her grandmother, continued to live by her aristocratic ideals. When movie star Emilio Fernandez discovered Katy at the age of 16 and wanted to cast her in one of his films, Jurado's grandmother objected to her wish to become a movie actress. To get around the ban, Katy slipped from the grasp of her family's control by marrying the actor Víctor Velázquez. Jurado eventually made her debut in "No matarás" (1943) during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Blessed with a stunning beauty and an assertive personality, Jurado specialized in playing determined women in a wide variety of films in Mexico and the United States. Jurado's looks were evocative of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, and she used what she called her "distinguished and sensuous look" to carve a niche for herself in the Mexican cinema. Indian features were unusual for a film star, despite the success of Fernandez, the fabled "El Indio." Her ethnic look meant she typically was cast as a dangerous seductress cum man-eater, a popular type in Mexican movies. The Mexican media reported that an American movie director at one of her first Hollywood auditions laughed at her derisively as she spoke English so poorly. An outraged Jurado promptly stormed out of the audition room, cursing in Spanish. Her brazen behavior was exactly the type of personality that the director was looking for. In addition to acting, Jurado worked as a movie columnist and radio reporter to support her family. She also worked as a bullfight critic, and it was at a bullfight that Jurado was spotted by John Wayne and director Budd Boetticher. Boetticher, who was also a professional bullfighter, cast Jurado in his autobiographical film "Bullfighter and the Lady" (1951) that he shot in Mexico. She was cast in her part despite having very limited English language skills and had to speak her lines phonetically. Luis Buñuel cast her in his Mexican melodrama "El bruto" (1953), and then she made her big breakthrough in American films, in the role of Gary Cooper's former mistress in "High Noon" (1952). The role of saloon owner Helen Ramirez in the Cooper classic necessitated her moving to Hollywood. Jurado won two Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her role in "High Noon" (1952), Most Promising Newcomer and Best Supporting Actress, winning the latter. "She planted the Mexican flag in the U.S. film industry, and made her country proud", said National Actors Association official Mauricio Hernandez. Her "High Noon" performance historically proved to be an important acting watershed for Latino women in American movies. Jurado's portrayal undermined the Hollywood stereotype of the flaming, passionate Mexican "spitfire." Previously, Mexican and Latino women in Hollywood films were characterized by an unbridled sexuality, which effected such diverse actresses as Lupe Velez, Dolores del Rio (who came to loathe Hollywood and returned to Mexico in the 1940s), and Rita Hayworth, nee Margarita Cansino. With her superb performance, Jurado proved that Latino women could be more than just sexpots in the American cinema. Importantly, working against the tropes of a racist cinema, she used her talent to introduce into the American cinema the model of the un-stereotyped Mexican woman who is identifiably Mexican. One of the best examples of this can be seen at the end of the middle of her career, when Jurado played sheriff Slim Pickens's wife and partner in Sam Peckinpah's elegiac "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973). Determined and tough-as-nails, Jurado's character was clearly her screen husband's equal, and she had a very moving scene with Pickens as his character faced death. Jurado was blessed with extraordinary eyes, which were both beautiful and expressive, their beauty and strength never fading with age. Two years after "High Noon" (1952), Jurado won an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her role as Spencer Tracy's Indian wife in Edward Dmytryk's "Broken Lance" (1954), making her the first Mexican actress thus honored. She refused to sign a contract with one of the Hollywood studios and returned home to Mexico between her American roles to star in Mexican films. Jurado remained in Los Angeles for 10 years, marrying Ernest Borgnine, her co-star in "The Badlanders" (1958), in 1959. During their tempestuous relationship, Jurado and Borgnine separated and reconciled before finally separating for good in 1961. The tabloids reported that Borgnine had abused her, and their separation proved rocky as well, as they fought over alimony. Their divorce became final in 1964. Borgnine summed up his ex-wife as "beautiful, but a tiger", a bon mot that described her on-screen persona as well. (Jurado had two children with her other husband, Victor Velasquez, a daughter and a son, who tragically was killed in an automobile accident in 1981). Jurado played the wife of Marlon Brando's nemesis Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) in "One-Eyed Jacks" (1961), Brando's sole directorial effort. In her role, she also was the mother of a young woman who was Brando's love interest, thus marking a career transition point as she assumed the role of a mature woman. As Jurado aged, she appeared in fewer films. Other notable American films in which she appeared included "Arrowhead" (1953) with Charlton Heston, "Trapeze" (1956) in support of Burt Lancaster, and "Man from Del Rio" (1956) with her fellow Mexican national Anthony Quinn, who unlike Jurado, had become an American citizen. She also appeared with Quinn in "Barabbas" (1962) and "The Children of Sanchez" (1978). Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in "High Noon" - 1952 She appeared on the Western-themed American TV shows "Death Valley Days" (1952), "The Rifleman" (1958), "The Westerner" (1960) and "The Virginian" (1962). Her career in the U.S. began to wind down, and she was reduced to appearing in "Smoky" (1966) with Fess Parker and the Elvis Presley movie "Stay Away, Joe" (1968). She attempted to commit suicide in 1968, and then moved back home to Mexico permanently, though she continued to appear in American films as a character actress. Her last American film appearance was in Stephen Frears's "The Hi-Lo Country" (1998) capping a half-century-long American movie career, a career that continued due to her talent and remarkable presence, long after her extraordinary good looks had faded. Aside from acting in films in the U.S. and Europe, she continued to act in Mexican films. Her most memorable role in Mexican movies was in "Nosotros, los pobres" (1948) (aka "We the Poor") opposite superstar Pedro Infante. Though in the latter part of her career, she appeared occasionally in American films shot in Mexico (including an appearance with her former mentor, Emilio Fernandez, in "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973) and John Huston's "Under the Volcano" (1984)), she appeared mostly in Mexican movies in the last decades of her career, becoming a prominent and highly respected character actress. She played the leader of a religious cult in the Bunuel-like satire "El evangelio de las Maravillas" (1998). Jurado won three Ariel awards, the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar, a Best Supporting Actress award in 1954 for Bunuel's "El bruto" (1953) a Best Actress Award in 1974 for "Fe, esperanza y caridad" (1974), and a Best Supporting Actress award in 1999 for, "El evangelio de las Maravillas" (1998). She also was awarded a Special Golden Ariel for Lifetime Achievement in 1997. In the north, she was honored with a Golden Boot Award by the Motion Picture & Television Fund in 1992 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jurado was an avid promoter of her home state of Morelos as a location for filmmakers. Towards the end of her life, she suffered from heart and lung ailments. Katy Jurado died of a heart attack on July 5, 2002, at the age of 78 at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She was survived by her daughter. B.F. Goodrich Ad - July 1944
  5. Morning y'all, 70F and only 85% humidity. Expecting a partly cloudy day and a high of 98F. Some spots in my lawn are turning yellow.
  6. We have just updated the new versión 1.5 for IOS/Android. - Here you have the new Soviet faction expansion! - New German and US expansion: - Now you can share the game in your Social Networks with an option in friends window. - Random player games allow now matchmaking with a 150 ranking points gap. - Corrected some wrong translations in english glossary. - Non started games will be auto-deleted after some days if noone start them. - Added Flamethrowers for Vehicles. - Added Motorized capacity. - Added Dive Bombing capacity. - Added Assault Cannon capacity. - Added Blasting Charge capacity. - Added Ground Attack capacity. - Anti-Air units cannot shot if they are being towered. - We had to disable Kill The Target scenario temporary due to an issue. It is ready again to be played. We apologize for this. - Corrected a bug after assault visualization. - Corrected a bug that didn't let advance after using C47 in Shot Phase. - Mines can be used now in Shot Phase. - Other bugs correction. You have these expansion packs in the shop. - Soviet expansion. 600 Crédits. - German/US expansion. 600 Crédits. - Soviet/German/USA expansions. 820 Crédits. Have fun!
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  8. Morning all. 69F under clear skies. Humidity at 98%. Hot and humid. Chance of storms very late tonight. High of 90F.
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  10. Firestone Ad - July 1943 1940: General Sir Alan Brooke takes over from Ironside as C-in-C, Home Forces. Ironside becomes a Field Marshal. 1940: Hitler makes triumphant speech to Reichstag: accuses Allies of war mongering and appeals 'for the last time to reason'. *Betty Grable 1940: The Italian Cruiser, Bartolomeo Colleoni is sunk off Cape Spada, near Crete by HMAS Sydney. 1941: BBC announces the 'V Army', the resistance movement in Occupied Europe. Betty Grable 1941: George Armstrong executed at Wandsworth prison for spying. (LEARN MORE) 1941: Hitler issues Directive No.33. This states that Moscow is no longer the priority, but that once the Smolensk pocket has been reduced, then Army Group Centre is to hand over Panzer Group 3 to Army Group North and Panzer Group 2 to Army Group South. This will enable the flanks to be secured by capturing Leningrad in the North and overrunning the Ukraine in the South. Betty Grable 1942: German U-boats are withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to effective American anti-submarine countermeasures. 1942: Himmler orders Operation Reinhard, mass deportations of Jews in Poland to extermination camps. Betty Grable 1942: Japanese invasion fleet leaves Rabaul for Buna, New Guinea. 1943: USAAF planes bomb Rome for the first time, using carefully drawn maps in an attempt to avoid hitting the city's numerous historic churches. The effort is deemed nearly perfect; only one church is damaged, Basilica at San Lorenzo. Betty Grable 1944: The British 3rd Division is repulsed from Emiville four times as the Canadians clear the southern suburbs of Caen. The British 11th Armoured Division takes Bras and Hubert-Follie. 1944: The U.S. 34th Division captures Livorno on the Italian coast. Betty Grable 1944: The Russians claim to have crossed into Latvia. 1944: U.S. Marines invade Guam in the Marianas. 1945: In the largest B-29 bomb raid to date, 600 of the heavy bombers drop 4,000 tons of munitions on Japanese cities, including Choshi, Fukui, Hitachi, and Okazaki. Betty Grable *Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on December 18, 1916, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her mother Lillian was a stubborn and materialistic woman who was determined to make her daughter a star. Elizabeth, who later became Betty, was enrolled in Clark's Dancing School at the age of three. With her mother's guidance, Betty studied ballet and tap dancing. At 13, Betty and her mother set out for Hollywood with the hopes of stardom. Lillian lied about her daughter's age, and Ruth landed several minor parts in films in 1930, such as "Whoopee!" (1930), "New Movietone Follies of 1930" (1930), "Happy Days" (1929/I) and "Let's Go Places" (1930). In 1932 she signed with RKO Pictures. The bit parts continued for the next three years. Betty finally landed a substantial part in "By Your Leave" (1934). One of her big roles was in "College Swing" (1938). Unfortunately, the public didn't seem to take notice. She was beginning to think she was a failure. The next year she married former child star Jackie Coogan. His success boosted hers, but they divorced in 1940. When she landed the role of Glenda Crawford in "Down Argentine Way" (1940), the public finally took notice of this shining bright star. Stardom came through comedies such as "Coney Island" (1943) and "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" (1943). The public was enchanted with Betty. Her famous pin-up pose during World War II adorned barracks all around the world. With that pin-up and as the star of lavish musicals, Betty became the highest-paid star in Hollywood. After the war, her star continued to rise. In 1947 the US Treasury Department noted that she was the highest paid star in America, earning about $300,000 a year - a phenomenal sum even by today's standards. Later, 20th Century-Fox, who had her under contract, insured her legs with Lloyds of London for a million dollars. Betty continued to be popular until the mid-50s, when musicals went into a decline. Her last film was "How to Be Very, Very Popular" (1955). She then concentrated on Broadway and nightclubs. In 1965 she divorced band leader Harry James, whom she had wed in 1943. Betty died July 2, 1973, of lung cancer at age 56 in Santa Monica, California. Her funeral was held July 5, 1973, 30 years to the day after her marriage to Harry James who, in turn, died on what would have been his and Grable's 40th anniversary, July 5, 1983. Her life was an active one, devoid of the scandals that plagued many stars in one way or another. In reality, she cared for her family and the family life more than stardom. In that way, she was a true star.' TRIVIA: Measurements: 34 1/2-24-36 (self-described 1940), 36-24-35 (at time of her famous WWII pin-up poster), 36-23-35 (at a fit in 1958), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Wore size 5A shoes. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Had a relationship with George Raft for 2-1/2 years, and ended it because he could not get a divorce from his Catholic wife. Was a somnambulist (sleep-walker) Did Playtex 18-hour Shortie commercials in the 1960s using her famous pinup pose -- purportedly because she needed the money after her husband had spent her savings. She and Harry James had two daughters, Victoria Elizabeth James (b. March 3, 1944) and Jessica James (b. May 20, 1947). Firestone Ad - July 1944
  11. Morning y'all, clear skies and the mercury plunged to 66F! The cool air will be very short lived as we are expecting sunshine and 95F today, probably 100F by the weekend.
  12. Morning all. 67F under clear skies. Chance of storms in the afternoon and evening. The heat and humidity returns. High reaching 91F.
  13. American Railroads Ad - July 1945 1940: Prince Konoye forms new Japanese Cabinet with Army and Navy nominees. 1941: The Japanese foreign minister, Yosuke Matsuoka is replaced by a moderate. New Japanese Cabinet has four generals and three admirals. *Doris Day 1942: The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, makes its first flight. 1942: Hitler changes his mind and orders Army Group B to resume its offensive towards Stalingrad. However, as almost all the German Army had be transferred to Army Group A, the advance was left to Paulus's 6th Army which had been reinforced by a panzer and an infantry Corps. The remaining panzers with Army Group A were ordered to thrust south over the lower Don on a broad front. Doris Day 1943: The U.S. Navy airship K-74 is shot down by anti-aircraft fire from a German U-boat. 1943: The Germans say Cologne is in a state of chaos after allied raids. Doris Day 1944: 4,500 Allied aircraft pound the German positions with 7,000 tons of bombs. 1944: The U.S. XIX Corps capture St. Lo, but has suffered 6,000 casualties since the 11th July. Montgomery launches Operation 'Goodwood' 40 miles east of Caen. However, VIII Corps is stopped with loss of 200 tanks and 1,500 men after the 'death ride of the armored divisions', which also destroys 109 Panzer's. (WATCH GERMAN NEWSREEL) Doris Day 1944: The Polish II Corps takes Antona in Italy. 1944: U.S. troops capture Saint-Lo, France, ending the battle of the hedgerows. Kodak Ad - July 1945 1944: The First Belorussian front attacks, with six armies and 1,600 aircraft from Kovel across the Bug towards Lublin. 1944: Buffeted by more than two years of military and naval defeats, Gen. Hideki Tojo is forced to resign his offices of prime minister, war minister and chief of the Imperial General Staff. While Tojo's removal strengthens somewhat the elements of the Japanese government inclined to seek peace, Tokyo's official policy of fighting to the end remains unchanged. Doris Day 1945: Honda's attempt to break out in Burma begins in earnest. 1945: Allied carrier planes hit Japanese naval forces in Tokyo Bay, sinking 12 ships and damaging nine, including the battleship Nagato. Doris Day *One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her parents divorced while she was still a child and she lived with her mother. Like most little girls, Doris liked to dance. She aspired to become a professional ballerina, but an automobile accident that crushed a leg ended whatever hopes she had of dancing on stage. It was a terrible setback, but after taking singing lessons she found a new vocation, and began singing with local bands. It was while working for local bandleader Barney Rapp in 1939 or 1940 that she adopted the stage name "Day" as an alternative to "Kappelhoff," at his suggestion. Rapp felt her surname was too long for marquees. The first song she had performed for him was Day After Day, and her stage name was taken from that. After working with Rapp, Day worked with a number of other bandleaders including Jimmy James, Bob Crosby, and Les Brown. It was while working with Brown that Day scored her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", which was released in early 1945. It soon became an anthem of the desire of World War II demobilizing troops to return home. This song is still associated with Day, and was rerecorded by her on several occasions, as well as being included in her 1971 television special. Doris Day She met trombonist Al Jorden, whom she married in 1941. Jorden was prone to violence and they divorced after two years, not long after the birth of their son Terry. In 1946, Doris married George Weidler, but this union lasted less than a year. Day's agent talked her into taking a screen test at Warner Bros. The executives there liked what they saw and signed her to a contract (her early credits are often confused with those of another actress named Doris Day, who appeared mainly in B westerns in the 1930s and 1940s). Her first starring movie role was in "Romance on the High Seas" (1948). The next year, she made two more films, "My Dream Is Yours" (1949) and "It's a Great Feeling" (1949). Audiences took to her beauty, terrific singing voice and bubbly personality, and she turned in fine performances in the movies she made (in addition to several hit records). She made three films for Warner Bros. in 1950 and five more in 1951. In that year, she met and married Martin Melcher, who adopted her young son Terry, who later grew up to become Terry Melcher, a successful record producer. In 1953, Doris starred in "Calamity Jane" (1953), which was a major hit, and several more followed: "Lucky Me" (1954), "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) and what is probably her best-known film, "Pillow Talk" (1959). She began to slow down her filmmaking pace in the 1960s, even though she started out the decade with a hit, "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1960). Her husband, who had also taken charge of her career, had made deals for her to star in films she didn't really care about, which led to a bout with exhaustion. The 1960s weren't to be a repeat of the previous busy decade. She didn't make as many films as she had in that decade, but the ones she did make were successful: "Do Not Disturb" (1965), "The Glass Bottom Boat" (1966), "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" (1968) and "With Six You Get Eggroll" (1968). Martin Melcher died in 1968, and Doris never made another film, but she had been signed by Melcher to do her own TV series, "The Doris Day Show" (1968). That show, like her movies, was also successful, lasting until 1973. After her series went off the air, she made only occasional TV appearances. Today, she runs the Doris Day Animal League in Carmel, California, which advocates homes and proper care of household pets. What else would you expect of America's sweetheart? TRIVIA: Measurements: 36-25-36 (in 1953) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Mobilgas Ad - July 1945
  14. Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies and 71F, humidity persists, but no rain. Yesterday's forecast of a cloudy day with a high of 85F actually turned out to be mostly sunny and 90F. The accuracy of the weather shaman around here is so underwhelming. So today, these same wizards of the weather smarts, are saying that it will be partly cloudy and the high will peak at 90F.
  15. Oh, yes, that Colonel Sanders too! And the way he managed to climb to the rank of colonel was via nepotism. Thanks to time travel, that Col. Sanders was actually Dink Hellmut's uncle and grandfather.
  16. It seems the Illuminati have hijacked this thread...
  17. Everyone knows that Col. Sanders is an alien!
  18. Morning all. 60F under clear skies. A bit less humid and mostly sunny today. High reaching 84F this afternoon.
  19. Chrysler Ad - July 1943 1940: The German Army presents its plan for the invasion of Britain. Six divisions are to land between Ramsgate and Bexhill in the southeast corner of England, four will land between Brighton and the Isle of Wight and three on the Dorset coast. Two Airborne division's will also be deployed, with follow up forces including six Panzer and three Motorised divisions. 1940: The first anti-Jewish measures are taken in Vichy France. *Susan Hayward 1940: Under extreme diplomatic pressure, Britain agrees to close the Burma Road, a vital supply route for the Chinese army. 1941: FDR wants to double the 7 night baseball games to keep war workers on the job. Susan Hayward 1941: In Finland the old 1939 border is crossed by Finnish forces at Käsnäselkä. 1942: Himmler visits Auschwitz-Birkenau for two days, inspecting all ongoing construction and expansion, then observes the extermination process from start to finish as two trainloads of Jews arrive from Holland. Kommandant Höss is then promoted. Construction includes four large gas chamber/crematories. Susan Hayward 1943: An allied military government (Amgot) is set up in Sicily. 1944: Two ammunition-laden transport ships explode whilst docked at Port Chicago, California. 320 sailors and other military personnel are killed in what is the worst stateside disaster of the war. Most of the sailors were African-Americans, who had received no training in ammunition handling. Many of the survivors refused to load any more ships until proper safety procedures were put in place. The so-called "Port Chicago Mutiny" resulted in numerous court martials and imprisonments, but the publicity surrounding the event led directly to the end of racially segregated assignments in the Navy two years later. (READ MORE) Higgins Industries Ad - July 1943 1944: Rommel is severely wounded by a Spitfire attack after his inspection of defenses Southeast of Caen. 1944: The Germans say they will hold Baltic States 'at all costs', as the Russian advance approaches the Latvian border. Susan Hayward 1944: Admiral Shimada, the Japanese Navy Minister is sacked, Nomura takes over. 1945: President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. (WATCH NEWSREEL) Susan Hayward *Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she graduated from a commercial high school that was intended to give students a marketable skill. She had planned on becoming a secretary, but her plans changed. She started doing some modeling work for photographers in the NYC area. By 1937, her beauty in full bloom, she went to Hollywood when the nationwide search was on for someone to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" (1939). Although she--along with several hundred other aspiring Scarletts--lost out to Vivien Leigh, Susan was to carve her own signature in Hollywood circles. Susan Hayward In 1937 she got a bit part in "Hollywood Hotel" (1937). The bit parts continued all through 1938, with Susan playing, among other things, a coed, a telephone operator and an aspiring actress. She wasn't happy with these bit parts, but she also realized she had to "pay her dues". In 1939 she finally landed a part with substance, playing Isobel Rivers in the hit action film "Beau Geste" (1939). In 1941 she played Millie Perkins in the offbeat thriller "Among the Living" (1941). This quirky little film showed Hollywood Susan's considerable dramatic qualities for the first time. She then played a Southern belle in Cecil B. DeMille's "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942), one of the director's bigger successes, and once again showed her mettle as an actress. Following that movie she starred with Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray in "The Forest Rangers" (1942), playing tough gal Tana Mason. Although such films as "Jack London" (1943), "And Now Tomorrow" (1944) and "Deadline at Dawn" (1946) continued to showcase her talent, she still hadn't gotten the meaty role she craved. In 1947, however, she did, and received the first of five Academy Award nominations, this one for her portrayal of Angelica Evans in "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" (1947). She played the part to the hilt and many thought she would take home the Oscar, but she lost out to Loretta Young for "The Farmer's Daughter" (1947). In 1949 Susan was nominated again for "My Foolish Heart" (1949) and again was up against stiff competition, but once more her hopes were dashed when Olivia de Havilland won for "The Heiress" (1949). Now, however, with two Oscar nominations under her belt, Susan was a force to be reckoned with. Good scripts finally started to come her way and she chose carefully because she wanted to appear in good quality productions. Her caution paid off, as she garnered yet a third nomination in 1953 for "With a Song in My Heart" (1952). Later that year she starred as Rachel Donaldson Robards Jackson in "The President's Lady" (1953). She was superb as Andrew Jackson's embittered wife, who dies before he was able to take office as President of the United States. After her fourth Academy Award nomination for "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955), Susan began to wonder if she would ever take home the coveted gold statue. She didn't have much longer to wait, though. In 1958 she gave the performance of her lifetime as real-life California killer Barbara Graham in "I Want to Live!" (1958), who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the gas chamber. Susan was absolutely riveting in her portrayal of the doomed woman. Many film buffs consider it to be one of the finest performances of all time, and this time she was not only nominated for Best Actress, but won. After that role she appeared in about one movie a year. In 1972 she made her last theatrical film, "The Revengers" (1972). A two-pack a day smoker with a taste for drink, Susan was diagnosed with brain cancer in March of 1972. Hayward died at age 57 on March 14, 1975, of pneumonia-related complications of brain cancer, having survived considerably longer than doctors had predicted. There is speculation that she may have been affected by radioactive fallout from atmospheric atomic bomb tests while making "The Conqueror" with John Wayne. TRIVIA: Measurements: 36 1/2-26-35 1/2 Height: 5' 3 1/2" (1.61 m) Spouse: Floyd Eaton Chalkley (8 February 1957 - 9 January 1966) (his death) Jess Barker (24 July 1944 - 18 August 1954) (divorced) 2 children Her first marriage to actor Jess Barker was a stormy one and ended with a bitter custody battle of her twin sons and a suicide attempt by Susan. Her second to rancher Eaton Chalkley was a long and happy one until he died suddenly of hepatitis nine years later. She left Hollywood for five years in deep mourning, returning in 1971. Was diagnosed with brain cancer, allegedly the result of being exposed to dangerous radioactive toxins on location in Utah while making The Conqueror (1956). All the leads John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, John Hoyt, Hayward and the director Dick Powell died of cancer. The case is still a scandal. Her footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre are the only ones set in gold dust. Took over the ballsy role of stage star Helen Lawson in Valley of the Dolls (1967) in 1967 after Judy Garland was fired. Was born on the same day, and same place (Brooklyn N.Y) as singer Lena Horne. Camel Cigarette Ad - July 1945
  20. Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies, 69F, 89% humidity. Forecast calls for an overcast day with a high of 85F, but yesterday's forecast of 88F turned out to be 92F.
  21. I have no problem believing that the Col. is an alien
  22. Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big July 2017 Newsletter-- Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans -- This July marks our 20th Anniversary on the Internet. Thanks for all your support! You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In to view our July 2017 selection of eight exciting films streaming over the Web in broadband including a hot new premiere! As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook! Now showing in July "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission. If you click on an ad during one of our videos, it costs you nothing & helps support Zeno's Warbirds. * Douglas A-26 Invaders in Action Updated HD Stream Legendary SFP 186 Army Air Force combat cameramen rode along with 416th Bomb Group A-26 Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage to come out of the World War II. You'll see fleets of silver Invaders soaring through towering cumulus clouds before unloading torrents of bombs deep inside the Third Reich. An added bonus is a cache of remarkable still pictures taken by 416th Group (668th, 669th, 670th and 671st Bomb Squadrons) staff photog "Sargent Cachat" showing A-26s and their crews. *Women in Steel NEW Jobs in heavy industries like steel were once thought of as suitable for men only. By the middle of World War 2, that myth was shattered as 1,000s of women moved into jobs traditionally performed by men, including blast furnace tending, crane operation, welding and steel fabrication. In some cases,women filled the same jobs that their brothers or husbands had before they went off to war. On sight interviews with working women about their jobs are especially interesting. Women of Steel was produced in cooperation with Republic Steel and was shot on location. * The Story of the Northrop Flying Wing The Flying Wing was the brainchild of Jack Northrop, who started work on the concept in the 1930s. Northrop advocated "The Wing" as a means of reducing drag and structural weight. It may be hard to believe today, but the original Northrop Flying Wing's innovative design was often used against it by detractors from competing aircraft companies ("An airplane that doesn't have a tail??!!") So, Northrop Aircraft produced this information film to extol the Wings virtues and answer her critics. The result is a film that gives a compelling overview of the principles of advantages of the Wing design, delivered by Northrop's Director of Engineering, Harrison F. Burke. * World War 2 Pilot Safety Training:Learn & Live! Pilot deaths during training were all too frequent in World War 2, a grim fact that was kept from the public, but was a matter of grave concern to the Army Air Corps. Shown only to pilots, this wonderful film, “Learn & Live,” is a unique combination of an entertaining, sometimes surreal storyline, with practical nuts and bolts safety training. Saint Peter (Guy Kibby) gives “Joe Instructor” a temporary pass to "Pilot Heaven,” because he's concerned that so many more young trainees are coming up stairs before their time, due to ignoring procedures or excessive bravado. What follows are a dozen case studies of how recent arrivals, wearing angels wings, shooting pool & playing cards, met their fates, told with pointed, often sarcastic humor. * World War 2 Fighter Combat Formations An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played with his usual verve by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School for rookie pilots. The film starts with the AAF way for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship elements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters. Then the focus turns to tactics for escorting friendly bombers and attacking enemy bomber formations, including close escort, top cover, using the sun to blind opponents, employing decoys in the attack - and more. * Dive Bomber Attacks in Italy "Air Attacks Against Italy" shows exciting from the cockpit views of USAAF A-36 dive bomber bombing & strafing attacks near Rome in 1944. This is a short film, but it's nonstop action! Some of the best footage of US dive bombing attacks you will find anywhere. The A-36 Apache (aka "The Invader") was the Allison engined ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang, equipped with dive brakes and 20mm cannon. *Mission to Rabaul Rabaul, a large natural harbor on the eastern end of the huge Island of New Britain (located northeast of New Guinea in the Southwest Pacific) was an essential strategic linchpin for the Japanese from which they could project their forces throughout the region. They poured tens of thousands of troops, hundreds of airplanes, and thousands of tons of supplies and material into this base to make it a mighty fortress. The Allies' brilliant solution to the Rabaul conundrum was to isolate it, slowly starve it and bypass it -- rather than assault it directly. * The United States Air Force in Vietnam This wide ranging USAF video covers the rapid expansion of the US Air Force's roll in the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s. Bases are set up at Cam Ran Bay, Phan Rang, Bien Hoa and other sites. A wide range of aircraft are shown in action including F-100 Super Sabres, F4 Phantoms, F-104 Star Fighters, F-102 Delta Daggers, F-105 Thunder Chiefs, A-1 Skyraiders, B-52 and B-57 bombers and more. There's exciting combat footage throughout the film showing air strikes over both South and North Vietnam. Meet the aircraft and the men who flew and maintained them. (Get this video & more on our Airstrike Vietnam DVD.) We also show 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! - don't miss the F-86, B-47 & B-58! Zeno Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In World War II Aviation Videos Playing Online 24/7 Zeno's Flight Shop DVD Store World's Largest selection of WW2 & vintage jet videos. Your DVD purchases make all this possible Now at Zeno's Flight Shop: 20th Anniversary Sale - Year's Lowest Prices! Store wide savings of up to 60% off on DVDs. Web Videos:A-26 Invaders Attack,Women in Steel,WW2 Pilot Heaven,Dive Bombers,USAF Vietnam & more
  23. Well, the Vatican (the Roman Catholic Church) was the ultimate seat of power for the Holy Roman Empire and it was the Holy Roman Empire that established the Knights Templar as a multinational corporation. The Rothschild's did not exist before 1577. Ever wonder about that? Yes, the Rothschild family is actually a creation of the ancient aliens. The reign of the Knights Templar had waned by 1300 AD and they had already struck the deal with the ancient aliens that would seal their fate. But even with all the wealth the ancient aliens obtained from the Knights Templar, it was not enough to sustain them forever. By the mid-1500's, they knew they would need to have a new and steady source of wealth and power over the developing earthlings. So, the created a family, the Rothschild family. They were very good about it this time, nothing like in Egypt where all of a sudden ignorant earthlings were building massive, incredibly well engineered structures that would require machinery and tools that should not have been available to them. No, this time they invested the time to create this family and guided it to become an international banking empire and no one was the wiser. As for Colonel Sanders, he was actually one of the hybrid aliens created by the ancient aliens and place on earth. And, just like Elvis, he did not actually die. He was taken home by the aliens.
  24. Morning y'all, clear skies, 72F, and the humidity is only 77%! Expecting a partly cloudy day with a high of only 88F.
  25. Morning. 71F under clear skies. Heat index at 71F. Partly sunny this afternoon. High of 86F.
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