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  1. Sunday

    Couldn't agree more Jim. I grew up around dirt track racing and demo derbies. Even participated in a few demo derbies. Did some mechanic work with a stock car racing team. We ran on dirt tracks around eastern Iowa in the late 1970's. Was a lot of fun, and hard but enjoyable work. Fueled on beer of course! Ah to be young again.
  2. Monday

    Morning all. 40F under overcast skies. Rain likely with a few thunderstorms possible. High of 49F.
  3. Model Smoking Tobacco Ad - February 1943 1940: Destroyer HMS Daring torpedoed, 157 are killed. 1940: Finnish forces defeat and disperse the Soviet 18th Division northeast of Lake Ladoga. *Constance Bennett 1942: General Gamelin, Leon Blum and Paul Reynaud are put on trial at Riom by the Vichy government, charged with being responsible for the French defeat of 1940. The trial is never concluded. Blum defends himself so brilliantly that the trial is suspended. He remains a prisoner until 1945. 1942: Under increasing threat of being outflanked by the advancing Japanese, the 17th Indian Division is finally given permission to withdraw across the river Sittang. Constance Bennett 1942: Largest Japanese air raid since Pearl Harbor occurs against Darwin, Australia as the Japanese attack twice in one day. 1942: The Battle of Badung Strait results in a Japanese victory, as an American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABDA) naval squadron attempts to prevent the Japanese landing on Bali. The Allies lose 1 Dutch destroyer sunk and 2 Dutch cruisers and a US destroyer damaged. Mototola Ad - February 1945 1942: Japanese invade Bali. 1942: Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, authorizing the transfer of more than 100,000 German, Italian and Japanese-Americans living in coastal Pacific areas to concentration camps in various inland states (and including inland areas of California). Those interned lose an estimated 400 million dollars in property, as their homes and possessions are taken from them. Constance Bennett 1943: A two-day U-boat attack on Convoy ONl16 in the North Atlantic ends with 15 allied ships sunk. 1943: The first Chindit action against Japanese occurs. Reliance Manufacturing Ad - February 1945 1944: The U.S. Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force begin "Big Week," a series of heavy bomber attacks against German aircraft production facilities. 1944: The RAF saturates Leipzig, dropping 2,300 tons of bombs, but lose 78 of 823 bombers. Constance Bennett 1944: A Japanese convoy is smashed by allied aircraft in the Bismarck Archipelago. 1945: After a heavy bombardment, 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima, but suffer 2,420 casualties on the first day. 1945: German forces re-establish communications between Königsberg and the port of Pillau, thus again enabling tens of thousands of German refugees to be evacuated to the west by ships of the Kriegsmarine. 'Operation Sonnenwende' is finally ended in the face of ever strengthening Red Army resistance. The operation was a complete military failure, although did show that the German Army could still organize and mount limited counter-attacks. Constance Bennett *Independent, outspoken Constance Bennett, born on 22 October 1904, in New York City, was the first of the Bennett sisters to enter films, appeared in New York-produced silents before a chance meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in "Cytherea" (1924). In 1921 Bennett eloped with Chester Hirst Moorehead of Chicago, the son of a surgeon. The marriage was annulled in 1923. She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to millionaire socialite Philip Morgan Plant in 1925; after they divorced, she achieved stardom in talkies from 1929. The hit "Common Clay" (1930) launched her in a series of loose lady and unwed mother roles, but she really excelled in such sophisticated comedies as "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934), "Ladies in Love" (1936), "Topper" (1937) and "Merrily We Live" (1938). Her classy blonde looks, husky voice and unerring fashion sense gave her a distinctive style. In the 1940s she made fewer films, working in radio and theatre; shrewd in business, she invested wisely and started businesses marketing women's wear and cosmetics. Loving conflict, she feuded with the press and enjoyed lawsuits. In 1941, Bennett married the actor Gilbert Roland, by whom she had two daughters, Lorinda and Christina (a.k.a. Gyl). They were divorced in 1946. In June 1946, Bennett married US Air Force Colonel (later Brigadier General) John Theron Coulter (1912-1995). This last marriage, to U.S. Air Force colonel Coulter, was happy and gave her a key role coordinating shows flown to Europe for occupying troops (1946-48) and the Berlin Airlift (1948-49), winning her military honors. Still young-looking, she died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 60 on July 24, 1965 at Fort Dix, New Jersey, shortly after completing the last of her 57 films. In recognition of her military contributions, and as the wife of Theron John Coulter, she was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Coulter died in 1995 and was buried with her. Camel Cigarette Ad - February 1945
  4. Sunday

    I tell you what. NASCAR is nothing like it used to be, what I enjoyed. Lottie and I went out to eat at our favorite sports bar, and was watching the race. Watched some guy win the second stage of the race. Stage? So I find out that there is a Stage 1, Stage 2 and the final stage... After constant overhauls with the rules in recent years, NASCAR isn’t the same NASCAR as it was a few seasons ago. If you want to tune into the Daytona 500 on Sunday and start following the rest of the 2018 season, you may need a refresher course first. Welcome to class. This year, there are fewer changes than in years past. We’ll get to those later. But we all kind of need the break to get used to how different the sport is now, so fewer changes are a good thing. How Modern NASCAR Works After a few years of trial and error, NASCAR seems to have finally decided how to run races: with stages, playoff points, a knockout championship format and overtime. Here’s what you should know. How Individual Races Are Now Run Each race across NASCAR’s top three series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, is now divided up into segments, or stages, as NASCAR likes to call them. NASCAR introduced them last season, along with a complicated new points system. There are three stages in most races, with each of the first two being about a quarter of its length and the last stage being the last half. NASCAR changed that on the fly for its longest race last year, breaking it into four quarters. That broke up a typically dull 600 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, one of NASCAR’s cookie-cutter tracks. The only events that don’t have stage lengths set yet are the Cup Series and Xfinity Series races at Charlotte this fall, since they’ll be run on its road course. Those race lengths haven’t been announced. The end of each stage is basically a pre-planned caution, which brings the field back together for the next stage. Laps count during the caution, which can make a person feel robbed of racing since nothing happened to bring the yellow out. But stage breaks aren’t just for bogus cautions. They’re for points. Click here for more info on how fucked up NASCAR has become IMHO. Sorry, but this isn't auto racing. This is a fucking board game. Well they can have it.
  5. Sunday

    Morning all. 15F under overcast skies and dense fog. Received two inches of snow yesterday afternoon. But it won't last as temps will warm up to 50F and it will be windy with gusts out of the South at 30 MPH.
  6. Goodyear Ad - February 1944 1941: Parts of the Australian 8th Division arrive in Singapore. 1943: Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders in Munich. *Joan Vohs 1943: In the wake of the Stalingrad disaster, Dr. Goebbels, speaking before an enthusiastic audience of soldiers and civilians in Berlin, announces the implementation of "total war" which, for the first time, mandates the employment of German women in the war effort. 1943: German General Erwin Rommel takes three towns in Tunisia, North Africa. Joan Vohs 1944: Mosquitoes, escorted by Typhoon fighter-bombers, launch a daylight low-level attack on the prison at Amiens, France, in order release French patriots; 258 prisoners escaped (including many criminals), but 102 inmates were killed. 1944: The Germans conduct their heaviest night raid on London since 1941 as the Luftwaffe intensifies the 'Little Blitz'. Walter Kidde & Company Ad - February 1944 1944: Renewed allied attacks at Cassino are broken off. The Germans make further gains at Anzio but are repulsed by allied artillery and warships. 1944: The Cruiser Penelope is sunk by U-410 off Naples and earns the distinction of being the last British cruiser to be lost in the war. 1944: The Red Army recaptures Staraya Russa, as Army Group North falls back to the line Narva-Pleskau-Oposhka. Joan Vohs 1945: British Empire casualties to November 1944 are announced as 282,162 killed, 80,580 missing, 386,374 wounded and 294,438 captured. 1945: The Red Army encircles Graudenz on the Vistula. Troops of the 11th SS Army are brought to a stand still by stiffening Soviet resistance to 'Operation Sonnenwende'. 1945: A Russian torpedo hits the ex-'Strength through Joy' Nazi cruise liner leaving Danzig for Denmark with 5,000 refugees and 3,800 U-boat personnel on board. Only 1,000 are reported as saved. Joan Vohs *Typecast often as a dumb blond, Joan Vohs struggled her entire career to break out of that mold. She did manage partial success, but ultimately dropped out of acting altogether in order to become a full-time mom. She was born Elinor Joan Vohs on the 30th of July 1927 in Queens, New York, was a Rockette at age 16 and a Connover model before any acting for movies or television. Her first several roles were as models, usually of the "dumb blond" ilk. In 1952, she married a businessman, John Stephens, with whom she had two children, William and Laurie. During the mid-1950s Vohs signed a contract with Paramount Studios, where her career fared much better. She was cast as the suspected French spy Fortune Mallory in the western "Fort Ti" (1953) starring George Montgomery, and played Ruth, the wife of the real-life football star Elroy Hirsch, in "Crazylegs" (also 1953). The following year she had a starring role in Billy Wilder's "Sabrina" (1954), playing Gretchen Van Horn opposite Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. Joan Vohs In 1955, she rejected an offer from the producer Hal B. Wallis to play Sonia opposite the top box- office duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the comedy "Artists and Models", a role that finally fell to Eva Gabor. "The studio saw me as being difficult, I saw it as common sense," Vohs remembered: "I had had enough of playing fluffy women and wanted something with grit. Unfortunately the studio mogul Adolph Zukor saw things differently and after a fight over better roles I was released from contract." Undaunted, she moved into television, where she found a wider variety of roles, appearing in "Frontier", "Maverick", "Perry Mason" and "Hawaiian Eye", as well as traveling to Europe, where she starred in a series of dramatized Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. Away from a studio, she also began to freelance, playing the lead, Susan Lang, opposite Scott Brady in "Terror at Midnight" (1956), and again in the cult "B" picture "Lure of the Swamp" (1957). These were to be her final two films. After a successful run of guest appearances on the T.V. sitcom "Family Affair," Vohs retired from acting and devoted herself to raising her own family. Joan died on the 4th of June 2001, in Tarzana, California of heart failure. Ray-O-Vac Battery Ad - February 1945
  7. Saturday

    Morning all. 16F under clear skies with 6F wind chill. Chance of light snow. Turning partly cloudy. High of 38F.
  8. Buick Ad - February 1943 1940: Norway protests to Britain over violation of neutrality. *Cobina Wright Jr. 1942: German vessel disguised as a British merchantman is reported sunk by a U-boat off Azores. 1942: Japanese invade Bali, despite allied naval interception and bomb Darwin on Northern Australia. Cobina Wright Jr. 1943: The Eighth Army occupies Medenine in southern Tunisia. 5th Panzerarmee's advance beyond the Kasserine Pass is temporarily suspended. 1944: German troops encircled in the Cherkassy pocket achieve a breakout, but at a heavy cost in men and equipment. The Russians claim the annihilation of the trapped German divisions at Korsun. They also begin to storm Krivoi Rog. Chrysler Ad - February 1944 1944: U.S forces land on Eniwetok atoll in the South Pacific. 1944: Operation Hailstone begins as U.S. carrier-based planes bomb the Japanese naval base at Truk in the Caroline Islands. (WATCH NEWSREEL) Cobina Wright Jr. 1945: The U.S. Third Army launches a new offensive into Germany, having pierced the Siegfried Line on a 11-mile front. 1945: U.S. troops capture the whole of the Bataan Peninsula, which commands Manila Bay in Philippines. 1945: Gen. MacArthur's troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines. Cobina Wright Jr. *Cobina Wright was born Aug 14, 1921 in New York City, New York. The brunette daughter of ambitious society columnist Cobina Wright Sr. and started her show business career as a model. Bob Hope used her as the basis for character Cobina on his radio program in 1939. After she filed suit against him (settled out of court) she became a guest on his program. She began a radio career and appeared in about a dozen movies during the early 40s. Her husband, Palmer Beaudette, was an Army corporal at the time they married in 1941. He butted heads with Cobina's assertive mother about the direction of his wife's/her daughter's career. Cobina Jr. retired in 1943. She appeared in just nine films during her brief career, including her first movie "Small Town Deb" (1941), "Moon Over Miami" (1941), "Charlie Chan in Rio" (1941), "Footlight Serenade" (1942) and her last film appearance, "Something to Shout About" (1943). Cobina Wright Jr. Husband Palmer was an heir to a vast fortune. When he died in 1968 of a heart attack, Cobina Jr. found that their spacious Carmel Valley home was all she owned. It seems that the share of Palmer's estate, which he inherited from his father, reverted, as per his father's will, back to Palmer's brothers and sisters. Both Cobina and her late husband were alcoholics. Following his death and her own recovery, she devoted much of her time to volunteering in programs at Beacon House. She also served on the board of the National Council on Alcoholism. Cobina Wright died on September 1, 2011 (age 90) in Solvang, California, USA. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Ad - February 1945
  9. Friday

    Morning all. 24F under overcast skies. Mostly sunny. A strong northwest wind of up to 30 MPH will keep our high temp to around 26F.
  10. Our Schnauzer, Tehya

    Sorry Jim. The sorrow will pass. The great memories of your little family member will carry on.
  11. United States Steel Ad - February 1943 1940: The British destroyer Cossack, enters a Norwegian fjord, captures the German freighter Altmark, former supply ship of the Graf Spee and frees 300 British merchant seamen who were captured from vessels sunk by the Graf Spee in the South Atlantic. 1942: Dönitz orders all available U-boats in the Atlantic to attack British and American shipping off the US eastern seaboard. German U-boats, with their deck guns, bombard oil storage facilities and refineries on the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao in the southern Caribbean. *Yvonne DeCarlo 1942: The Australian Prime Minister Curtin, calls the surrender of Singapore 'Australia's Dunkirk'. 1942: Tojo outlines Japan's war aims to the Diet, referring to "new order of coexistence" in East Asia. Yvonne DeCarlo 1943: Dr. Mildred Harnack-Fish, a member of the German resistance sentenced to death by the German government, is beheaded at Berlin's Plotzensee Prison. 1943: Norwegian SOE Commandos are parachuted into the mountains 40 miles north of the the German 'heavy water' plant at Telemark. They met up with the reconnaissance party, that had arrived the previous October. 1943: The Russians take Kharkov and Voroshilovo after nine days of heavy street fighting. Cadillac Ad - February 1944 1944: The British Air Minister says that bomber losses for 1943 were, 2,369 U.K. and 997 U.S. planes down. 1944: Kesselring launches seven divisions in a second major attack against the US 5th Army's bridgehead at Anzio. 1944: The U.S. Navy pounds the Japanese base at Truk in the Caroline's. Yvonne DeCarlo 1945: The remaining Korps of the 11th SS Army begin their attacks in support of 'Operation Sonnenwende'. 1945: U.S. forces begin the intensive bombardment of Iwo Jima, 600 miles South of Japan. Yvonne DeCarlo 1945: A USN Task Force reports pounding targets around Tokyo. 1945: U.S. paratroops land on Corregidor Island, a Japanese stronghold in Manila Bay. Yvonne DeCarlo *Yvonne De Carlo was born Peggy Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (while some sources have her first name as Margaret, most agree it is Peggy). She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of Hollywood's elite. Yvonne's mother wanted her to be in the entertainment field and enrolled her in a local dance school and also saw that she studied dramatics. Yvonne was not shy in the least. She was somewhat akin to Colleen Moore who, like herself, entertained the neighborhood with impromptu productions. In 1937, when Yvonne was 15, her mother took her to Hollywood to try for fame and fortune, but nothing came of it and they returned to Canada. They came back to Hollywood in 1940, where Yvonne would dance in chorus lines at night while she checked in at the studios by day in search of film work. After appearing in unbilled parts in three short films, she finally got a part in a feature. Although the film, Harvard, Here I Come! (1941), was quite lame, Yvonne shone in her brief appearance as a bathing beauty. In December 1941, the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor signaled America's entrance into World War II. During this period she engaged in morale boosting performances for U.S. servicemen. De Carlo was a favorite leading lady in the 1940s, and a recipient of many letters from GI's. Yvonne DeCarlo The rest of 1942 and 1943 saw her in more uncredited roles in films that didn't quite set Hollywood on fire. In "The Deerslayer" (1943) she played Wah-Tah. The role didn't amount to much, but it was much better than the ones she had been handed previously. The next year was about the same as the previous two years. She played small parts as either secretaries, someone's girlfriend, native girls or office clerks. Most aspiring young actresses would have given up and gone home in defeat, but not Yvonne. She trudged on. The next year started out the same, with mostly bit parts, but later that year she landed the title role in "Salome Where She Danced" (1945) for Universal Pictures. While critics were less than thrilled with the film, it was at long last her big break, and the film was a success for Universal. Now she was rolling. Her next film was the western comedy "Frontier Gal" (1945) as Lorena Dumont. After a year off the screen in 1946, she returned in 1947 as Cara de Talavera in "Song of Scheherazade" (1947), and many agreed that the only thing worth watching in the film was Yvonne. Her next film was the highly regarded Burt Lancaster prison film "Brute Force" (1947). Time after time, Yvonne continued to pick up leading roles, in such pictures as "Slave Girl" (1947), "Black Bart" (1948), "Casbah" (1948) and "River Lady" (1948). She had a meaty role in "Criss Cross" (1949), a gangster movie, as the ex-wife of a hoodlum. At the start of the 1950s Yvonne enjoyed continued success in lead roles. Her talents were again showcased in movies such as "The Desert Hawk" (1950), "Silver City" (1951) and "Scarlet Angel" (1952). Her last film in 1952 was "Hurricane Smith" (1952), a picture most fans and critics agree is best forgotten. In 1956 she appeared in the film that would immortalize her best, "The Ten Commandments" (1956). She played Sephora, the wife of Moses (Charlton Heston). The film was, unquestionably, a super smash, and is still shown on television today. Her performance served as a springboard to another fine role, this time as Amantha Starr in "Band of Angels" (1957). In the late 1950s and early 1960s Yvonne appeared on such TV programs as "Bonanza" (1959) and "The Virginian" (1962). However, with film roles drying up, she took what turned out to be the role for which she will be best remembered--that of Lily Munster in the smash series "The Munsters" (1964). She still wasn't completely through with the big screen, however. Appearances in such films as "McLintock!" (1963), "The Power" (1968), "The Seven Minutes" (1971) and "La casa de las sombras" (1976) kept her before the eyes of the moviegoing public. Yvonne DeCarlo She was married to the stuntman Robert Morgan, whom she met on the set of Shotgun, from November 21, 1955 to June 1974, when they divorced. They had two sons, Bruce and Michael. Morgan also had a daughter, Bari, from a previous marriage. De Carlo was a naturalized citizen of the United States. In her autobiography, published in 1987, she listed 22 intimate friends, including Aly Khan, Billy Wilder, Burt Lancaster, Howard Hughes, Robert Stack and Robert Taylor. She received a phone call from Phoenix, Arizona that Morgan had been run over by a train while doing stunt work on "How the West Was Won" (1962). A distraught De Carlo quickly went to the hospital to be by her husband's side. Ultimately, Morgan's left leg was amputated. However, his contract with MGM assumed no responsibility for the accident. De Carlo and Morgan filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against the studio, claiming her husband was permanently disabled. Her mother died in 1993 from a fall. Her son Michael died in 1997; causes were unknown, although a Santa Barbara Police report contains concerns about possible foul play. De Carlo had a stroke the following year, but soon recovered. De Carlo moved to the Black Lake Retirement Community, near Solvang, California. In declining health, she then became a resident of the Motion Picture & Television Hospital, in Woodland Hills, California, where she spent her last years. Her son Bruce was her key caregiver during her last days. There, on January 8, 2007, she died of natural causes. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34C-23-35 (1940s), 36C-24-36 (measured in 1951) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Spouse: Bob Morgan (21 November 1955 - 1968) (divorced) 2 children Took the part of Lily on "The Munsters" (1964) to help pay husband Bob Morgan's medical bills. Morgan, an actor/stuntman, had suffered near-fatal injuries while filming "How the West Was Won" (1962). By her own admission, Ms. De Carlo never imagined, at the time, that Lily Munster would become her most famous role. Cadillac Ad - February 1945
  12. Our Schnauzer, Tehya

    So sorry to hear the bad news Jim. Our little furry kids mean so much to us. They are more than family. They don't question. They just give you love, devotion and friendship. We know how difficult it is to make that decision to let them go. You have to be thankful of all the time you have had with them, and that letting them go to prevent their suffering is the right thing to do. Will be thinking of you all.
  13. Thursday

    Morning all. Overcast, foggy and 35F. Cloudy. Areas of fog and drizzle, mainly in the morning. High of 40F.
  14. Studebaker Ad - February 1943 1940: Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships. 1941: Great Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with Romania as it is now clear that the Romanians are firmly allied to the Germans. *Brenda Joyce 1942: Churchill broadcasts to the nation and says the Mediterranean will close to all allied shipping. 1942: Singapore surrenders to the Japanese, a decision prompted as much as anything by the plight of the 1,000,000 civilian inhabitants of the island. 9,000 British, Australian and Empire troops are killed and 130,000 captured, many of which will find themselves working as slaves on the notorious Burma-Thai Railway. The Japanese casualties amount to around 9,000 killed or wounded. (WATCH VIDEO SLIDE SHOW) Brenda Joyce 1943: The Germans break the American Army's lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa. 1944: The heaviest raid ever on Berlin is conducted, during which 2,500 tons of bombs are dropped. 1944: Monte Cassino is devastated by 422 tons of bombs as the Indian and New Zealanders begin their offensive to capture the monastery which is now occupied and defended by paratroopers (the Green Devils) of 1st Fallschirmjäger Division. (WATCH VIDEO SLIDE SHOW) Studebaker Ad - February 1944 1944: Hitler permits Field Marshal Models troops to withdraw to Panther Line and also allows the Korsun pocket defenders to break out towards the relieving forces. 1944: The USAAF decimate a Japanese convoy off New Ireland. Brenda Joyce 1945: Russian troops are now covering the approaches to Danzig. The Red Army captures Sagan in Silesia. The German 11th SS Army begins a counterattack 'Operation Sonnenwende' with three Korps (39th Panzer, 3rd SS Panzer and the 10th SS Korps). However, only the 3rd SS Panzer Korps (11th SS Panzer Grenadier Division "Nordland" and the 27th SS Grenadier Division "Langemarck") are ready and begin their attack South towards Arnswalde, about 30-35 kms southeast of Stargard. 1945: Japanese forces are now trapped in the Manila rectangle, which is just 5,000yds by 2,000yds. (WATCH UNIVERSAL NEWSREELS VIDEO) Brenda Joyce and Johnny Weissmuller *The second "Jane" of the durable Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan jungle film series was born Betty Leabo on February 25th 1917, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, raised in Los Angeles, and nicknamed "Graftina" by her father when she was a girl. Attending college, the lovely blonde became a photographer's model to help pay her tuition. 20th Century Fox noticed a fashion layout of her and immediately signed her on. The studio changed her name to Brenda Joyce after silent star Alice Joyce, making her movie debut with "The Rains Came" (1939). Building her up to the public as a sexy single girl, the studio didn't take kindly to her impulsive marriage to army husband Owen Ward and supposedly punished her by relegating her to "B" films. Two children later, Brenda appeared to have lost interest in her career, but was coaxed back to the film set when brunette Maureen O'Sullivan left the Tarzan series and Johnny Weissmuller approved the athletic beauty as his new blonde swinging mate. Beginning a four-year excursion with the film "Tarzan and the Amazons" (1945), Brenda continued on as Jane after Weissmuller left (actor Lex Barker took over), but finally decided enough was enough. Besieged by personal problems, including a painful divorce, Brenda left after her fifth movie, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949). She worked for a decade in Washington for the Department of Immigration and appeared in two episodes of PBS kids show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" in 1971. Brenda Joyce Suffering from dementia in her twilight years she stayed with her children at various stages until she was forced to be institutionalized in a nursing home in Santa Monica, California. Brenda died there of complications from pneumonia on the 4th of July, 2009. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Once certified as having the longest hair in Hollywood - 39 inches - outranking Katharine Hepburn and Veronica Lake. Studebaker Ad - February 1945
  15. Wednesday

    Morning all. 30F under clear skies. Sunny early, then increasing clouds later in the day. Milder. High of 41F.
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