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  1. Donster

    Socially correct winter/Christmas song

    He's probably Ficks boyfriend anyway.
  2. Donster

    Wednesday

    Morning all. 28F under clear skies. Winter Weather Advisory in effect. Patchy morning freezing drizzle through mid afternoon. Turning partly cloudy. Winds out of the West at 10-20, gusting higher. High of 35F.
  3. The Borden Company Ad - December 1942 1939: Two German cruisers which are accompanied by 5 destroyers are damaged by torpedo's from the British submarine HMS Salmon as they are returning from a mine laying operation off the northeast coast of England. Later in the day, HMS Salmon also gives warning under the 'rules of war' to a German liner, although it reaches the port of Bremen safely. 1939: Finnish have some success against Russian troops at Tolvajärvi, inflicting heavy casualties. **Gaby Andreu/Gaby André 1940: Sheffield is heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe. 1941: Britain declares war on Bulgaria. Gaby Andreu/Gaby André 1941: Bulgaria declares war on both Britain and the USA. 1941: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. Snider's Catsup Ad - December 1942 1941: US declares war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria after receiving those country's declarations of war against the US. 1941: The ship "Struma" leaves Romania for Palestine carrying 769 Jews but is later denied permission by British authorities to allow the passengers to disembark. In Feb. 1942, it sails back into the Black Sea where it is intercepted by a Soviet submarine and sunk as an "enemy target." Gaby Andreu/Gaby André 1942: The 1,500 ton destroyer HMS Partridge is sunk off the coast of Algeria by U-565, commanded by Wilhelm Franken. 1942: In the Mediterannian Sea, Italian midget submarines sink four ships in the harbor at Algiers. 1942: A hastily assembled force of 13 divisions, including three Panzer divisions, under the control of 4.Panzerarmee (Hoth), begins Operation Winter Tempest, the relief of 6.Armee (von Paulus) encircled at Stalingrad. Gaby Andreu/Gaby André 1943: Rommel becomes C in C of Army Group B, which covers the coastal defences from Holland to Bay of Biscay. 1943: The exiled Czech government signs a treaty with the Soviet Union for postwar cooperation. Gaby Andreu/Gaby André 1944: The underground V-weapon factory at Wittring is captured by the U.S. Third Army. *1937: The Japanese fire on British and U.S. ships on the Yangtze River in China, sinking the American ship Panay. The Japanese apologize to the United States and pay reparations; the British refuse to accept any Japanese apology. Gaby Andreu/Gaby André **French actress Gaby Andreu or Gaby André (1920-1972) was a beautiful star of the French cinema during World War II. She has more than 40 films on her filmography but on the internet there is not more biographical information on her to be found than that she was born as Gabrielle Louise Mathilde Andre on March 5, 1920 at Chalons-sur-Marne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne and that she died of cancer on August 27, 1972 (age 52) in Rome, Latium, Italy. Her film debut was a bit part in "Hélène" (1936, Jean Benoît-Lévy, Marie Epstein), based on a novel by Vicky Baum. More small parts followed in "Entrée des artistes" (1938, Marc Allégret), "Le drame de Shanghaï" (1938, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) and "La fin du jour" (1939, Julien Duvivier). Her first leading roles were in "Départ à zéro" (1941, Maurice Cloche) and "La maison des sept jeunes filles" (1942, Albert Valentin), based on a novel by Georges Siménon. More films followed like the comedy "Adémaï bandit d'honneur" (1943, Gilles Grangier), "Un seul amour" (1943, Pierre Blanchar) and "L'Ange de la nuit" (1944, André Berthomieu), starring Jean-Louis Barrault. After the war there was a hiatus in the career of Gaby André. In 1950 she was seen in American films like the comedy "Please Believe Me" (1950, Norman Taurog) and the gangster film "Highway 301" (1950, Andrew L. Stone). She returned to France, where she cos-starred with Fernandel in the comedy "Boniface somnambule" (1951, Maurice Labro). The following years she was seen in international films like "The Green Glove" (1952, Rudolph Maté) with Glenn Ford, and "Prima di sera" (1953, Piero Tellini), with Paolo Stoppa. She stayed in Italy for the rest of her life. Among her Italian films were "Giuseppe Verdi" (1953, Raffaello Matarazzo), "Donatella" (1956, Mario Monicelli) and the sword and sandal epic "La vendetta di Ercole" (1960, Vittorio Cottafavi). Incidentally she appeared in French films like "Incognito" (1958, Patrice Dally) with Eddie Constantine. Her daughter Carole André is also an actress, who worked mainly in Italy. Together they starred in "Togli le gambe dal parabrezza" (1969, Massimo Franciosa). Gaby's final role was in the dreadful comedy "Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You" (1970, Rodney Amateau), the defunct sequel to "What's new Pussycat?" (1965, Clive Donner, Richard Talmadge|). Script writer Woody Allen disowns both movies, though. Fleischmann's Yeast Ad - December 1942
  4. Donster

    Tuesday

    Morning all. 20F under clear skies. Partly sunny. Winds out of the SW at 5-10 MPH. High of 39F.
  5. Bell Telephone Ad - December 1942 1940: Sidi Barrani is captured along with over 20,000 Italians, bringing the total captured to nearly 38,000 in 2 days, along with 237 guns and 73 tanks. At this time, Wavell decides to withdraw the 4th Indian Division and send it to the Sudan. It will be replaced by the 6th Australian Division, although it will take some days for it to be ready. *Barbara Nichols 1941: In a speech before the Reichstag, Hitler, after denouncing the un-neutral and warlike anti-German policies of President Roosevelt and citing Germany's obligations under the Tri-Partite Pact with Japan and Italy, declares war on the United States. Italy follows suit some hours later. 1941: In response to Germany and Italy's declaration of war, the US reciprocates and declares war on both Germany and Italy. Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua also declare war on Germany and Italy. Barbara Nichols 1941: The British garrison in Hong Kong begin to withdraw from the mainland to Hong Kong Island itself. As a result of command and control problems, rumors and many desertions, the 11th Indian Division withdraws from Jitra towards Alor Star in northern Malaya, even though the Japanese troops facing them were inferior in numbers. The US garrison in Peking is forced to surrender to the Japanese. Barbara Nichols 1941: Japanese troops attempt to land on Wake Island, but US Marine gunners and airmen repulse the first landing attempt and sink two Japanese destroyers in the process. Further Japanese landings take place in the Philippines. Reliance Manufacturing Ad - December 1942 1942: In the last week the Royal Navy has lost the destroyers Pentlan, Porcupine and Blean, off Algeria. 1943: A Heavy USAAF raid on Emden kills 1,000 and makes 12,000 homeless. Barbara Nichols 1943: U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull demands that Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria withdraw from the war. 1945: A Boeing B-29 Superfortress shatters all records by crossing the United States in five hours and 27 minutes. Barbara Nichols *The archetypal brassy, bosomy, Brooklynesque bimbo with the highly distinctive scratchy voice, Barbara Nichols was born Barbara Nickeraeur on December 30, 1929 in Queens, New York. The dame with the shapely frame began as a model and burlesque dancer, providing rather cheesy cheesecake in the late 40s and early 50s before managing to draw some attention in TV drama. Nichols was a popular model in cheesecake magazines of the era and was considered a minor rival to Marilyn Monroe, along with Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Cleo Moore, Diana Dors and Sheree North. Unlike the rest, Nichols rarely starred in films, but had showy supporting roles in A-films starring such actors as Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Sophia Loren, and Doris Day. Hardly leading lady material, she found herself stealing focus anyway in small, wisecracking roles, managing at times to draw both humor and pathos out of her dim characters - sometimes simultaneously. Consigned for the long haul to playing strippers, gold-diggers, barflies, gun molls and other floozy types named Lola, Candy or even Poopsie, Barbara made the best of her stereotype, taking full advantage of the not-so-bad films that came her way. Most of them, of course, emphasized her physical endowments but she could also be very, very funny. In the mid-1950s, she moved to Hollywood and began regularly appearing in second leads in a number of films including "Miracle in the Rain" (1956), "The King and Four Queens" (1956), "The Naked and the Dead" (1957), "That Kind of Woman" (1958), "Where the Boys Are" (1960). Barbara Nichols By far the best of her lot came out in one year: "Pal Joey" (1957), "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957) and "The Pajama Game" (1957). By decade's end, though, her film career had hit the skids and she turned more and more to TV, guesting on "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962), "Adam-12" (1968), "Twilight Zone" (1959) (2 episodes in 1961; including the genuinely terrifying "Twenty-Two"), "The Untouchables" (1959) and "Batman" (1966), to name a few. She landed only one regular series role, the very short-lived sitcom "Love That Jill" (1958) starring husband-and-wife team Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling. Barbara played a model named "Ginger". She also co-starred on Broadway with George Gobel in the musical "Let It Ride" in 1961 and scraped up a few low-budget movies from time to time, including the thoroughly mediocre sci-fi flick "The Human Duplicators" (1965) starring George Nader and Richard Kiel, who played "Jaws" in the James Bond film series. Her last film was "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood" in 1976. By the mid-70s, Barbara had developed a life-threatening liver disease. Her health deteriorated rapidly and she died on October 5, 1976 at the age of 46. Looking back, you have to hand it to Barbara. As the song from "Gypsy" emphasizes, "You gotta have a gimmick". Barbara did -- and she worked it. Like such other lurid platinum-blonde bombshells as Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Joi Lansing, Barbara Payton and Diana Dors, she rolled with the punches. Unlike those others, she had genuine talent. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34-25-35 (in 1948), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) Was the cover girl for Modern Man Magazine September 1956. Revere Copper and Brass Ad - December 1942
  6. I knew there was a reason I hated Christmas. I guess I was way ahead of my time.
  7. Donster

    Sunday

    Keep that white scheiss out your way. They used to tell us that the heavy snow was caused by to many cattle and hog farts. The farmers must have been forced to put anal gas filtering systems on all the four legged farm animals. Left the chickens and turkeys alone. For now.
  8. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 16F under clear skies with fog. Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early. Winds out of the SW at 5-15 MPH. High of 36F.
  9. Martin Aircraft Ad - December 1942 1940: Sidi Barrani is surrounded. Italian troops from the camps at Sofafi and Rabia flee west as the 7th Armoured divisions thrust threaten to encircle them. *Ann Savage 1941: Karel Richter, a German spy who parachuted into Hertfordshire is executed at Wandsworth Prison. 1941: British forces that had pushed into southern Thailand begin to fall back along with those from northern Malaya after the Japanese capture Kota Bharu airfield. Ann Savage 1941: Due to the RAF's heavy losses, the British Battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse are attacked and sunk of the north eastern coast of Malaya by Japanese aircraft flying from occupied French Indo-China. 1941: Japanese troops land on and capture Guam. Japanese troops make landings on the northern tip of Luzon and the island of Camiguin in the Philippines. Ann Savage 1942: The first transport of Jews from Germany arrives at Auschwitz. 1942: Australian troops capture Gona and now control the whole of the Gona area in New Guinea. RCA Victor Radio Ad - December 1943 1943: Allied forces bomb Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. 1943: Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill that postpones a draft of pre-Pearl Harbor fathers. Ann Savage 1944: The US Third Army captures Hagenau and Saargemünd. 1944: The U.S. 77th Infantry Division captures Ormoc on Leyte. Japanese make their last seaborne reinforcement of Leyte. Ann Savage *For a tough cookie who achieved cult stardom with her hard-bitten blonde looks and "Perfect Vixen" tag, Ann Savage in real life was a lovely, spirited, gentle-looking lady. She may have peaked only briefly in 40s Hollywood lowbudgets, but she made the most of it during that fairly short tenure. Out of the dozens of movies under her belt, one film noir part that came her way in 1945 shot her to femme fatale infamy and, to this day, remains her claim to fame. It took only four to six days to shoot, but "Detour" (1945) stands out as one of the best examples of surreal film noir and the unforgettable dialogue and riveting teaming of Ann and sulky co-star Tom Neal are the primary reasons for its enduring fame. An only child, Ann was born Bernice Maxine Lyon in Columbia, South Carolina, on February 19, 1921. Her father was a U.S. Army officer who was stationed from base to base, including Dallas and New Orleans, until settling in Jacksonville, Florida. He died when she was only four years old. Ann's mother, a jewelry buyer, took the two of them to Los Angeles before Ann was 10 years old. Appearing in local theater productions, the young hopeful trained at Max Reinhardt's acting school. The school's manager happened to be Bert D'Armand, who later became her agent. They subsequently married in 1945. She changed her name to "Ann Savage" before even stepping onto a soundstage. It was a workshop production of "Golden Boy" that led to a contract at Columbia Pictures. The first glimpse of Ann came as an extra in MGM's "The Great Waltz" (1938). During the war years, she gained on-camera experience in unbilled parts in such movies as "The More the Merrier" (1943) and "Murder in Times Square" (1943) before rising to featured and co-star status in such lightweight Columbia films as "Two Señoritas from Chicago" (1943), "Footlight Glamour" (1943) and "Saddles and Sagebrush" (1943). Although she laid out some devilish dames in "The Unwritten Code" (1944), "Apology for Murder" (1945) and "The Last Crooked Mile" (1946), it was her black-mailing, cigarette-dangling, good-for-nothing Vera who bullies a luckless, tough-guy musician (Tom Neal) into her schemes in "Detour" (1945) that truly summed up her 'bad girl' career. At the inducement of mogul 'Harry Cohn', Savage and Neal made four films together with their last, "Detour" (1945), hitting the jackpot. These were "Klondike Kate" (1943), "Two-Man Submarine" (1944) and "The Unwritten Code" (1944). The two actors would reunite years later in a 1955 episode of "Gangbusters". Ann Savage Ann was one of the more popular WWII pinups of her time. After appearing in Esquire magazine in 1944, which was shot by renowned studio photographer George Hurrell Sr., Ann became a favorite with the troops making numerous personal appearance tours at various military bases in order to raise war bonds. Freelancing after leaving Columbia, Ann appeared in a host of other second-string pictures, including "One Exciting Night" (1944), "The Spider" (1945), "The Dark Horse" (1946) and "Renegade Girl" (1946), "Jungle Flight" (1947), "Satan's Cradle" (1949), "Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island" (1950), and "Woman They Almost Lynched" (1953), which would be her last film for over three decades. While she certainly demonstrated the talent and range, she was unable to rise above the "B" typecast. This led her to look at TV for a time in the 1950s as a possible medium, guesting on such shows as "Ford Theater", "City Detective", "Schlitz Theater", "Death Valley Days" and "Fireside Theater". She semi-retired in the late 1950s and moved from Hollywood to Manhattan with husband Bert, who by now had traded his agent business with financing and professional trading. She occasionally appeared on local TV and in industrial films. The couple traveled extensively until his sudden death in 1969. A grief-stricken Ann returned to Hollywood to be near her mother, sharpened her legal secretarial skills by working as a docket clerk with Bert's attorneys in L.A. (Loeb & Loeb), and became an avid speed-rated pilot in her spare hours. At the same time she continued to delight her fans with her appearances at "film noir" festivals, nostalgia conventions and special screenings of her work. Refusing to appear in exploitive material, Ann resisted much work. In later years she appeared very sporadically -- in the movie "Fire with Fire" (1986) and an episode of "Saved by the Bell". Out of nowhere the resilient octogenarian was cast by Canadian director Guy Maddin, a film noir fan, to play a shrewish mother in the highly acclaimed film "My Winnipeg" (2007), earning "bad girl" raves all over again. Named an "icon and legend" by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2005, and applauded for her body of work by Time Magazine twice in 2007, actress Ann Savage persevered as a dramatic actress through a collective will and determination in a career that surpassed six decades. She died at a nursing home of complications after suffering multiple strokes at age 87 on Christmas Day in 2008. TRIVIA: Spouse: Bert D Armand' (1947 - 30 December 1969) (his death) Cleland Huntington (June 1944 - July 1945) (divorced) Clark Tennesen (1938 - 1940) (divorced) Was a speed rated pilot and at one time flew her own plane - a 250 Comanche, winning several tournament awards. In 1992, the Library of Congress named Detour (1945) as the first film noir and "B- movie" inducted into the National Registry of Film. Greyhound Ad - December 1943
  10. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. 13F under clear skies. Partly cloudy with light NW winds. High of 31F.
  11. Bendix Aviation Ad - December 1942 1940: The Western Desert Force which is 30,000 strong and under the command of Wavell takes to the offensive 'Operation Compass'. The 4th Indian division captures the Italian camps at Nibeiwa, Tumar East and West, while the 7th Armoured drives south of the camps at Sofafi and Rabia and turns north towards Buq Buq on the coast road. As column also advances along the coast road from Mersa Matruh towards Maktila as British warships bombard both Maktila and Sidi Barrani. Italian troops eating breakfast at Nibeiwa in are interrupted by British and Indian tanks crashing through their camp. The Italian commander ignored a report of approaching tanks given earlier by a scout plane. *Jayne Mansfield 1941: Franklin D. Roosevelt tells Americans to plan for a long war. 1941: The Red Army recaptures Tikhivin. Zhukov issues an order forbidding frontal attacks, in favor of envelopments and outflanking maneuvers, as he says frontal attacks merely allow the Germans to withdraw in good order. 1941: China declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy. Jayne Mansfield 1941: Bangkok is occupied by Japanese troops as they to push through Thailand towards the Burmese border. The Japanese also continue to land troops along the Kra Isthmus in southern Thailand and at Kota Bharu in north eastern Malaya. 1941: Japanese aircraft attack Alor Star airfield, Malaya. From the two squadron of Blenheims based there, only one aircraft survives; its pilot, Flt Lt A S K Scarf single-handedly overcame strong enemy defences to attack Singora airfield in the North. After recovering to Alor Star, Flt Lt Scarf died from his wounds, and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross five years later when the full facts of his heroism were established. MORE INFO - FLT LT SCARF Jayne Mansfield 1941: Japanese troops land on Tarawa and Makin in the Gilbert islands. 1942: Fresh US troops relieve the besieged 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal. Jayne Mansfield 1943: The Establishment of the Council of Freedom in Denmark is announced in Britain. 1943: The Chinese retake Changteh in Hunan. Jayne Mansfield 1944: The Russians reach the Danube north of Budapest. 1945: General Patton is seriously injured in car crash in Germany. Jayne Mansfield *Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Her parents were well to do, with Mr. Palmer a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne was beginning her girlhood. Tragedy struck when Jayne was three when her father suddenly died of a heart attack. Three years later, her mother remarried and the family moved south to Dallas, Texas. Jayne Mansfield burst on the Hollywood scene like a rocket in 1955. One of the biggest sex symbol stars of the 1950s and 1960s, Jayne was second only to Marilyn Monroe and personified the era of the Blonde Bombshell. Known for her love of children and animals, Jayne also possessed an IQ of 163 and was known as one of the most friendliest, as well as publicity loving, stars of the era. She was one of the first sex symbols to ever own a sexual image as well as have a family. She was the first American motion picture actress to ever appear nude in a legitimate major motion picture. Known for having one of the most sensational hourglass figures ever. 40D-17-36. Jayne married Paul Mansfield at the age of 16 and by 17 she was a mother. She and Paul and baby Jayne Marie moved to California in early 1954 where Jayne set out with one goal: to become a movie star. She was a brunette at the time and upon meeting Milton Lewis, a Paramount executive, she was told she was wasting her "obvious talents" and should go blonde. She did. Though nothing panned out at Paramount, she did manage to film a featured role in an independent film called "Female Jungle" (1954). The film would not be officially released until 1957 to capitalize on Jayne's then super-stardom. After "Female Jungle", Jayne became a contract player at Warner Brothers and landed a small but sexy role in the Jack Webb/Peggy Lee drama "Pete Kelly's Blues" (1955). By this time, Paul Mansfield had become tired of Jayne's ambition and went back to Texas (where Jayne had moved as a child when she was 6) and from here on out it was Jayne and Jayne Marie. Jayne filmed a very small role in the Alan Ladd drama "Hell on Frisco Bay" (1955). Finally, it seemed Jayne hit pay dirt when she filmed a featured and major role in the Edward G. Robinson courtroom drama "Illegal" (1955). Jayne stole the show and even got her name on a few marquees and received good notices as well. Yet, Warner Brothers at this time dropped her contract... something they would regret. While in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1955 to film another indie called "The Burglar" (1957), Jayne auditioned for a Broadway play called "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?". The role called for a beautiful blonde sex symbol and she fitted the bill. Jayne landed the role and overnight a media and public sensation was born. Once seen as a "threat" to Marilyn Monroe, Jayne already proved herself as a hot commodity and gained respect as a legitimate Broadway actress and was no longer a threat but a proven force. 20th Century Fox, also Marilyn Monroe's studio, bought the play just to get Jayne. Returning to Hollywood, along with beau Mickey Hargitay (a sex symbol in his own right as a former Mr. Universe), Jayne filmed three back to back hits, "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956), "The Wayward Bus" (1957), and the film version of "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957). She rounded out the year of 1957 with "Kiss Them for Me" (1957), co-starring Cary Grant. While "Kiss Them For Me" was not the blockbuster it was meant to be, Jayne realized one of her dreams by working with Cary Grant who she adored as a child. Grant was quoted as saying of Jayne, "A potential Mae West". Jayne received the honor of being the most photographed woman of 1957 and while Monroe's career waned after the box office disappointment of "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), Jayne's prospered. She won a 1957 Golden Globe as Most Promising Female Newcomer. Jayne Mansfield Jayne and Hargitay married in a lavish, huge wedding on January 13, 1958. A month later Jayne and Mickey performed in a spectacular Vegas show where Jayne received $25,000 per week, becoming one of the most highly paid entertainers of that era. She moved into a lavish pink mansion once owned by Rudy Vallee. That same year, Jayne filmed what many fans agree to be one of her shining moments, a western called "The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw" (1958). Jayne proved herself a capable comedic actress. She continued work at Fox though it seemed they were at a loss with what to do with this extravagant star. Brassy, wild, and in no need of a press agent, Fox just didn't know how to promote her as Jayne did plenty of promoting herself. They began loaning her out for which they received a quarter of a million dollars while Jayne only received her weekly salary. Jayne and Mickey had their first child together in 1958. In all, Jayne gave birth to 5 children: Jayne Marie born in 1950, Mickey Jr., born in 1958, Zoltan born in 1960, Mariska born in 1964 and Tony born in 1965. Tony was the offspring of Jayne's union with her third and final husband, Matt Cimber (Mickey and Jayne divorced in 1964). After the death of Marilyn Monroe, interest in the blonde bombshells began fading. But the public still loved Jayne. They came out in droves to see her plays, nightclub acts, store appearances, and even her home. Though her film career began to appear to have fallen out of favor in the mid-1960s, Jayne still commanded a weekly salary of $8,000-25,000 per week for her nightclub act and she traveled all over the world with it. She was as one fan puts it, "The Madonna of the 1960s". En route to New Orleans for a talk show appearance, Jayne and then companion Sam Brody, driver Ronnie Harrison, and 3 of her children slammed into the back of a tractor trailer truck early in the morning of June 29, 1967 near Slidell, Louisiana. The children, asleep in the backseat of the car, survived while all three passengers up front, Jayne, Sam, and driver Ronnie were instantly killed. The impact of the crash so was severe that Jayne was virtually scalped. A picture of the accident site falsely created a rumor that Jayne had been decapitated when what appeared to be her head was laying on the dash. In fact, what was on the dash was one of many blonde wigs that Jayne had been wearing at that time. Jayne is remembered as an icon of the 1950s. A symbol of "sex on the rocks" as Life Magazine put it... as well as an actress, a loving mother, and a true star. TRIVIA: Measurements: 39 1/2-23-36 1/2 (smallest ever measured), 46D-18-36 (largest ever measured), 44D-18-36 (self-described), 46D-23-37 (after having children), 40D-21-35 1/2 (standard for the majority of her career), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Height: 5' 5" (1.66 m) Nickname: Jaynie Spouse: Matt Cimber (24 September 1964 - July 1966) (divorced) 1 child Mickey Hargitay (13 January 1958 - 26 August 1964) (divorced) 3 children Paul Mansfield (10 May 1950 - 8 January 1958) (divorced) 1 child Turned down the role of Ginger Grant in "Gilligan's Island" (1964). Spoke five languages. Was a classically trained pianist and violinist. During the late 1950s, the front bumpers of some American cars came with extensions that resembled the bullet-bra conical brassieres of the period. Soon after their introduction, these extensions were nicknamed Jayne Mansfields. Bendix Aviation Ad - December 1943
  12. Donster

    Saturday

  13. Donster

    Saturday

    Morning all. 16F under clear skies with 9F wind chill. Partly cloudy south, lingering clouds north. Winds out of the SE at 5-10 MPH. High today of 31F.
  14. Mennen Shave Products Ad - December 1942 1939: Two more U-boats are reported to have been destroyed as the British campaign to destroy three a week continues. Pat Clark - YANK Pin Up Girl (Date Unknown) 1940: Franco says Spain is not prepared to enter war. 1940: Italian Naval Chief resigns, to be replaced by Admiral Campioni. 1940: The Western Desert Force is now fully concentrated for 'Operation Compass'. 1940: Greeks take Argyrokastro and Delvino. Pat Clark - YANK Pin Up Girl (Feb. 9, 1945) 1941: The Soviet offensive against Army Group Centre succeeds in breaking through the German lines in many places, causing hasty withdrawals by ill-prepared and frost-bitten troops that are forced to abandon much heavy equipment that was immobilized by the below-zero weather. 1941: In occupied Poland, near Lodz, Chelmno extermination camp becomes operational. Jews taken there are placed in mobile gas vans and driven to a burial place while carbon monoxide from the engine exhaust is fed into the sealed rear compartment, killing them. The first gassing victims include 5,000 Gypsies who had been deported from the Reich to Lodz. 1941: The Eighth Army officially relieves the Tobruk garrison. Pat Clark 1941: US Congress declares war after personal address by Roosevelt. But the vote is not unanimous. The lone dissenting vote is cast by Representative Jeanette Rankin, who was a dissenter also when Congress approved U.S. entry into World War I. 1941: Britain and dominions declare war on Japan. 1941: Japanese aircraft bomb Singapore, which as yet has not blacked out. The raid inflicts about 200 casualties, mostly civilians. Japanese troops land at Singora and Patani on the Kra peninsula in southern Thailand, which surrenders the same day. Japanese make landings at Kota Bharu on the north eastern coast of Malaya, although troops of the 8th Indian Brigade put up strong resistance against these Japanese landings. However, rumors that the Japanese had broken through the defenders, caused the RAF to evacuate Kota Bharu airfield and forced the 8th Indian Brigade to withdraw to the south after dark. Japanese troops launch an offensive against the new territories, a part of the British colony of Hong Kong. The Japanese overrun the US garrisons in Shanghai and Tientsin. Clark's Chewing Gum Ad - December 1942 1941: Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita begins his attack against the British army at Singapore. By nightfall, 60 of the 110 British and Australian aircraft defending Malaya and Singapore had been destroyed. 1941: The British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse, set sail from Singapore in an attempt to intercept and destroy the Japanese landings that are taking place at Kota Bharu on the north eastern coast of Malaya, while the RAF manages to damage three of enemy's transports. 1941: Japanese aircraft attack Guam and Wake Islands in the central pacific. The Japanese bomb the US controlled Philippine islands of Luzon and Mindanao from their bases in Formosa. Pat Clark 1942: German troops occupy the port of Bizerte in Tunisia. 1943: Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz becomes the chief of U.S. strategic air forces in Europe. 1943: Australians troops capture Wareo in New Guinea. 1943: U.S. carrier-based planes sink two cruisers and down 72 planes in the Marshall Islands. Motorola Radio Ad - December 1943 1944: German troops evacuate Jülich on the Roer river. 1944: The Red Army begins an offensive aimed at encircling Budapest. 1944: A second Japanese airborne counter-attack on Leyte achieves some success against US airfields. 1944: The USAAF begins a 72-day bombardment of Iwo Jima Island 700 miles to the South of Japan. Pat Clark Patricia Cecelia Clarke was born to George L. Clarke and Cecelia C. Clarke in 1925 in New York City. Her younger brother George E. was born in 1930. The family first live din Orange, New York, and then In cca, 1937 moved to Los Angeles. In 1940, they were living in 756 1/2 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, California. Pat graduated from high school in Los Angeles, and due to her catlike brand of beauty, found success as a girl about town early, prior to 1944 she already had a mink coat in 1943, a sign of great social standing back in the 1940s and 1950s. That year she started her social life in the Hollywood circles, and this pushed her into an acting career. Pat has a slim filmography, but quite a few of the movies she appeared in are hidden or forgotten gems worth discovering. Needless to say, she was uncredited in all of her roles except one. 20 year old Pat got her first taste of film making in Hotel Berlin, a At a time when Hollywood shamelessly belted out propaganda movie of us against them type, Hotel Berlin tried to shake off that rigid outlook on the morality of war, and showed Germans in a better light, trying to explain that not all of them are Nazis. Of course, it was easy to make this movie when the the victory for the allies was definite, and not during the dark days of the war, but the movie tries and succeeds to some degree in its cause. The cast is very impressive, made out of highly capable actors stuck in B movies - Faye Emerson, Helmut Dantine and Andrea King. Pats next movie was one of the long string of WW2 women empowerment movies, Pillow to Post. Ida Lupino, a true woman dynamo, fittingly plays a woman who can do it better than a man can. This theme of a highly capable working girl at odds with her role as a homemaker was further explored in Too Young to Know, where it was Joan Leslie who was torn between her GI husband and her career. Pat was transported to lighter fare by getting a role in Night and Day, a sugar coated and highly dubious version of a Cole Porters biopic. When Cary Grant play s a guy who looked more like Quasimodo than James Bond, you know just how over the top it really is. The Big Sleep, one of the best film noirs ever made, could have been the impulse Pat needed to enter a higher sphere in Hollywood. The role of the mysterious, seductive Mona Maris was perfect for Pats general looks and attitude (both were girls about town who seduce powerful men), but due to some executive meddling, her shots were deleted and she was replaced by Peggy Knudsen. Neither she nor Peggy went on to have great careers, but Peggy is much better remembered today and had a filmography several notches above Pat. One often wonders what could have been if Pats role was left intact Pat made only one more Hollywood movie, Cass Timberlane, basically a story about a mismatched couple played by Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner. He is a straight laces judge living his upper crust life, and she a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, spending her days playing baseball, a primarily masculine game. While not as deep and poignant as the book, the movie is still a study of marriage, class differences and societal pressure extorted on every man and woman. Pat was the typical girl around town when she arrived in Hollywood in 1943. News of her movie career were slim, but the news of her romantic escapades were rich and frequent. Pats first conquest was Luis Doc Shurr, a very influential agent who discovered Kim Novak among others. In June 1944, they were a solid altar bet, but he left her sometime after August 1944. In November 1944, as a gag she announced she would marry Ali Ipar, later the husband of the evanescent Virginia Bruce. Te newspaper blew it over and she had to deny it for weeks afterwards. In December 1944, she started going out with producer Bill Girard. he proved to be a more stable man in her life, but it was not a smooth road in February they had a very public tiffing accident. he went home and she spent time with other men. In April she was seen with the bon vivant Bill Holmes. but she was soon back with Girard, dating him all the way to mid 1945. In January 1946 she was seen with a war hero, Jeff Jones. Not long after, she landed in hospital with an unknown ailment, and as soon as she left the sick ward, snatched the prominent West coast socialite, Dick Brown. In 1947, she was beaued by Peter Shaw, who was to become Angela Lansburys husband. After Dick came Arnold Kunody, insurance man who also dated quite a few pretty actresses (Andrea Leeds being his most famous escort). In 1950 she was noted a Madrid twosome with Don Luis Dominguez. In December 1951 Pat finally wed, and wed well she did her husband became Rene Max Toriel, one of the richest living Egyptians at the time. He dabbled in the cotton business, and was in America for a good time. Little was written about their marriage, but it obviously failed spectacularly just months after the ceremony, as by 1953, Pat was still Mrs. Toriel but dating other men with an alarming frequency. In 1953, she was seen on oilman Bob Calhouns arm. She then made a minor scandal as she slapped a man at a bar who annoyed her. Ditching Calhoun, she took up with Richard Melvin, a so called Florida sportsman (in other words, a wealthy socialite with a hefty inheritance and no day job), who was inconveniently married to June Horne, the ex wife of Jackie Cooper (everybody is connected in Hollywood, one way or another). Pat was in the middle of a nasty feud between them, but did not give up and continued to date Melvin for some time after. Her next was Pierre Lamure, author of the Moulin Rouge book, but by Feburary 1954, they were in a middle of a huge quarrel that had the tongues wagging. In may 1955, her furs were stolen and she offered a large reward for their safe return, seeing them in a more nostalgic light than pure garments. In July 1955, Patricia almost died when she could not exit her apartment after an fire broke out. A broken key in one of four locks designed to keep out burglars was the culprit. Luckily, she survived and recovered quickly. In 1957 she dated Jimmy Donahue, wealthy heir. Pat continued to generate news in society columns for some time after (she was seen in Chicago in 1957, she was bared from the Mocambo club in 1958 along with a fellow socialite Marian Schaffer, flew to Los Anegels for two hours just to go for a gown fitting and so on.) That same year she finally divorced Rene Max Toriel in Putman, FLorida. There is no information to what happened to Pat after 1958. Can Manufacturers Institute Ad - December 1943
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