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  1. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 6F under overcast skies with -6F wind chill. Chance of light snow. Accumulation less than one inch. Winds out of the NW at 5-10 MPH. High of 12F.
  2. Kodak Ad - January 1943 1941: Compulsory fire watching duty introduced in Great Britain. 1941: With Hitler's tacit support, Marshal Antonescu suppresses a rebellion by the Iron Guard in Romania. 1941: Emperor Haile Selassie crosses the Abyssinian border at Um Idla. *Julie Adams 1942: In the Wannsee suburb of Berlin, the formal adoption of the 'Final Solution to the Jewish Problem' takes place. In practice this meant that all Jews in occupied Europe were to be transported to the east. The able bodied were worked until they died, while the remainder were put to death. 1942: British troops capture Benghazi. 1942: The Japanese 55th Division crosses the Thai-Burmese border from Raheng. They quickly threaten Moulmein in Burma, using the same tactics as in Malaya of outflanking British forces through the Jungle. Julie Adams 1943: Daylight raid by the Luftwaffe hits a school in London, killing 44 children and one teacher. 1943: Russian progress continues in the Caucasus. U.S. Army Air Force Recruitment Ad - January 1944 1944: The RAF makes its heaviest raid on Berlin, with 700 bombers dropping more than 2,300 tons during the 11th raid of the 'Battle of Berlin'. 1944: Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder is appointed Deputy Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force. 1944: Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino. 1944: The Red Army recaptures Novgorod. Julie Adams 1945: The French First Army under de Lattre attacks against the Colmar Pocket in Alsace. 1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term. 1945: The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians. Julie Adams *Julie Adams was born Betty May Adams on October 17, 1926 in Waterloo, Iowa. Although born in the Hawkeye State, Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel". Deciding to become an actress, she moved to California, where she worked three days a week as a secretary (to support herself) and spent the remainder of her time taking speech lessons and making the rounds at the various studios' casting departments. Her first movie role was playing a starlet, appropriately enough, in Paramount's "Red, Hot and Blue" (1949), followed by a leading role in the Lippert Western "The Dalton Gang" (1949). Over a period of five weeks, she appeared in six more quickie Lippert Westerns. Adams' first big show biz break was at Universal, when she appeared in a screen test opposite All-American footballer Leon Hart, a Detroit Lions end. It was Hart who was being considered by the studio, but the gridiron star flopped while Universal execs flipped over Adams. The studio changed her first name from Betty to Julia (and later to Julie). Adams was featured as the bathing beauty Kay Lawrence in 1954's "Creature from the Black Lagoon". In fact, she has been cast in many leading roles in other good films, notably "Bend in the River" (1952), "The Private War of Major Benson" (1955), "The Mississippi Gambler" (1953), "Bright Victory" (1951) and "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1957). Miss Adams feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such wonderful co-stars as Jimmy Stewart, Tyrone Power, Arthur Kennedy, Rock Hudson, Charlton Heston, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Glen Ford, and Van Heflin. If she had to pick a favorite leading man, it would be her co-star in "Bend in the River", Jimmy Stewart. She just loved the job playing his wife on his TV show "The Jimmy Stewart Show" years later. "Going to work with Jimmy Stewart every day," she said, "Was my idea of heaven." She really feels blessed to have been able to work as an actress in such an interesting variety of roles and with such talented people. Julie Adams Julie Adams was at one time married to actor/director Ray Danton. Adams and husband Ray Danton worked together a number of times in film and on television. In addition to being in the films "The Looters" (1955) and "Tarawa Beachhead" (1958), Adams and Danton guest starred on a January 1972 episode of "Rod Serling's Night Gallery" entitled "The Miracle at Camafeo", and Ray Danton directed his wife in the 1975 horror flick "Psychic Killer". Later in her career, she played guest starring roles for television, including "Maverick", "The Man and the Challenge", "The Rifleman", "Bonanza", "The Gallant Men", "77 Sunset Strip", "12 O'Clock High", and as real estate agent "Eve Simpson" on "Murder, She Wrote". Julie Adams was married to screenwriter Leonard Stern from 1951 to 1953. She then married actor/director Ray Danton from 1954 until 1981; they had two sons: Steven Danton, an assistant director, and Mitchell Danton, an editor. Adams died on February 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, aged 92. TRIVIA: Measurements: 35-25-36 (source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m) Universal publicity in the '50s claimed that her legs won an award as "the most perfectly symmetrical in the world" and that they were insured for $125,000. Kodak Ad - January 1945
  3. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. -4F under clear skies with -29F wind chill. Mostly sunny. Wind chills -10 to -20 MPH. Winds out of the NW at 15-30 MPH. High of 4F.
  4. Packard Ad - January 1943 1941: Hitler and Mussolini meet at Berchtesgaden, with Mussolini accepting German military help in North Africa, but not Albania. 1941: British launch counteroffensive in East Africa, attacking Eritrea and Ethiopia from Sudan. *Piper Laurie 1942: Two Axis transports, the Mongevino and Ankara land 45 German tanks at Benghazi as reinforcement, while axis forces evacuate the city. 1942: General Wavell warns Churchill that Singapore cannot be held as little had been done to prepare the landward facing defenses. Churchill replies that Singapore must be defended and that 'no question of surrender be entertained until after protracted fighting among the ruins of Singapore city'. General Wavell orders General Percival to prepare Singapore Island for a siege. Japanese troop capture Tavoy as their advance continues in Burma. 1942: The Japanese have now secured all of British North Borneo. Piper Laurie 1943: Russians claim further victories during a 75-mile advance towards Kharkov on the Voronezh front, with the Russians claiming 52,000 axis prisoners on this front alone. 1943: The Eighth Army captures Homs and Tarhuna, near Tripoli. Piper Laurie 1944: The Eire government announces the arrest of two 'Quisling' Irishmen, parachuted into County Clare by German planes. 1944: Germans forces are surrounded in Novgorod, 100 miles to the South of Leningrad, but manage to break out. Piper Laurie 1945: Hitler orders that all divisional sized and larger attacks, or retreats must have his approval. 1945: The Russians cross 1939 Poland-Silesia frontier taking Kracow. East Prussia is also entered from south by Russian troops. Red Army forces capture Lodz. 1945: USAAF B29 bombers destroy the Kawasaki aircraft works near Kobe, in Japan. Piper Laurie *Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, the daughter of a Polish immigrant and his Russian-American wife. Her father was a furniture dealer who moved his family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old. Rosetta was a pretty red-haired little girl, but very shy, so her parents sent her to weekly elocution lessons. In addition to her lessons in Hebrew school, she studied acting at a local acting school, and this eventually led to work at Universal Studios. Universal had signed her as a contract player when she was only 17-years-old, and changed her screen name to Piper Laurie. She was cast in the movie "Louisa" (1950), and became very close friends with her costar, Ronald Reagan. She was then cast in "Francis Goes to the Races" (1951) with Donald O'Connor, "Son of Ali Baba" (1952) with Tony Curtis, and "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1955) with Rory Calhoun. The studio tried to enhance her image as an ingenue with press releases stating that she took milk baths and ate gardenia petals for lunch. Although she was making $2,000 per week, her lack of any substantial roles discouraged her so much that by 1955 when she received another script for a Western and "another silly part in a silly movie", she dropped the script in the fireplace, called her agent and told him she didn't care if they fired her, jailed her or sued her. Piper Laurie From there, she went to New York City to study acting, and worked in live television, starring in The Hallmark Hall of Fame version of "Twelfth Night" (1957), "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1958) with Cliff Robertson, which debuted on Playhouse 90 on October 2, and as Kirsten in the Playhouse 90 version of "Winterset" (1959). In 1961, she got the part of Paul Newman's crippled girlfriend in the classic film, "The Hustler" (1961). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for that role of Sarah Packard. That same year, she was interviewed by a writer/reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, Joe Morgenstern. She liked his casual dress and lifestyle, and 9 months later, they were married. When she did not receive any substantial acting offers after "The Hustler", she retreated with her husband to Woodstock, New York, where she pursued domestic activities such as baking (her grandfather's trade) and raising her only daughter, Anne, born in 1971. In 1976, she accepted the role of Margaret White, the eccentric religious zealot mother of a shy young psychic girl named "Carrie" (1976), played by Sissy Spacek. Piper received her second supporting Oscar nomination for this role. She and her husband divorced in 1981, she moved to Southern California and obtained many film and television roles. She got a third Oscar nomination for her role as Mrs. Norman in "Children of a Lesser God" (1986), and won an Emmy that same year for her acting in "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise" (1986), a television movie with James Garner and James Woods. She has appeared in more than 60 films, from 1950 to the present. Ms. Laurie has appeared in many outstanding television shows from "The Best of Broadway" in 1954, to roles on "Playhouse 90" in 1956, roles on "St. Elsewhere" (1982), "Murder, She Wrote" (1984), "Matlock" (1986), "Beauty and the Beast" (1987), "ER" (1994), "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) and "Frasier" (1993). Her daughter, Anne Grace, has made her a grandmother, and though she lives in Southern California, she frequently visits her daughter in New York. TRIVIA: Measurements: 36-25-36 (in 1953), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Height: 5' 4 1/2" (1.64 m) De Soto Ad - January 1944
  5. Donster

    Saturday

    Consider it down? WTF does that mean Stove Pipe? You taking care of your so called Emperor on your knees maybe? Taking care of his 'Schwartz'?
  6. Donster

    Saturday

    Careful Itchie. You might want to invest in a backwards chastity belt.
  7. Donster

    Wednesday

    Or Fick's 'Care Bears' adult sized baby bib.
  8. Donster

    Saturday

    Itchie isn't very bright. Massive loss of active brain cells caused by breathing to much smoke from his burning aircraft time after time after time. Itchie holds the records to 1) How many times shot down. Not including the massive shoot downs in bars and pubs across the world. 2) How much of his body that doesn't have burn scars. Apparently there is 1/8 inch of unburned skin on his left ear lobe.
  9. Donster

    Saturday

    Morning all. 31F under overcast skies. Roads in bad shape from snow, sleet and freezing rain that started at noon yesterday. Still under the Winter Storm Warning. Many roads and highways 100% snow or ice covered. Tow bans in most counties, including Linn, where I live. Snow ends early. Windy with falling temperatures. Wind chills below zero in the afternoon. Winds out of the NW at 20-40 MPH with higher gusts. We are as warm as we are going to get already this morning, forecast high of 31F. Down to -7F tonight.
  10. Chevrolet Ad - January 1943 1942: German-Japanese-Italian military agreement signed in Berlin. 1942: The Red Army encircles several German divisions of the German II Corps at Demyansk near Lake Ilmen. German troops of Army Group B recapture Feodosiya and seal off the Soviet bridgehead at Kerch in the Crimea. 1942: General MacArthur repels the Japanese in Bataan. *Margie Stewart 1943: A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the United States - aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts - went into effect. 1943: The Russians break through the German stranglehold on Leningrad to relieve the city from the East. In the Caucasus, the Russian advance continues. Cherkessk is captured by the Red Army, who are now less than 250 miles south east of Rostov. Margie Stewart 1943: The Germans counter attack in Tunisia. They gain ground against the Free French, but are repulsed by British forces. 1943: Australian troops capture Cape Killerton and Wye Point in Papua, New Guinea. Margie Stewart 1944: German forces of Army Group Centre repel repeated Red Army attacks in the area of Vitebsk. 1945: British Empire casualties to November 1944 are announced as 282,162 killed, 80,580 missing, 386,374 wounded and 294,438 captured. Margie Stewart (View other "Margie Posters" HERE) 1945: German troops evacuate Kracow. A German offensive begins from Lake Balaton, with the aim of lifting the Red Army's siege of Budapest. Margie Stewart *Margie Stewart is born Stewart Margery in Wabash, Indiana on 14 December 1919. Attends Indiana University for one year and is chosen Freshman Princess. She moves to Chicago and does commercial photography and models at the Charles A. Stevens Department Store. In January 1941 she moves to Los Angeles. Models at Bullock's on Wilshire Boulevard. Then in 1942 signs a contract with RKO Pictures. She is asked by the US government to be the official Army poster girl. She poses for George Hurrell for the first three posters, which carry the following message below her photo: "Please get there and back. Be careful what you say or write." Eleanor Roosevelt tries to stop any further posters; she thinks they will make the soldiers too homesick. However, the soldiers request more posters and want to know who the pretty girl is. As a result, nine more posters are ordered. This time, the message, on the right side of the poster and in the form of a letter, asks the GIs to buy war bonds and save their money for their dream homes, etc. In June 1945 she gives up her RKO contract. Spends 2-1/2 months visiting the GIs in France, England, Belgium, and Germany, which she visits twice. Margie made 20 films in a very short period of time, but her experiences in Europe towards the end of the war led her to relinquishing her film career. A few of her films include "Here We Go Again" (1942), "The Falcon Strikes Back" (1943), "Bombardier" (1943) and "The Falcon and the Co-eds" (1943). Margie Stewart After the war, Margie would marry Jerry Johnson and spend her life involved in the music industry and Jerry and Margie produced many great shows at the famous Hollywood Bowl including The Beatles, Barbara Streisand and The Beach Boys. Margie Stewart, the mahogany-haired ingenue who graced millions of morale-boosting posters during World War II as the U.S. military's official pinup, died of pneumonia on April 26th, 2012, at a hospital in Burbank, Calif. She was 92. Nash-Kelvinator Ad - January 1945
  11. Donster

    Wednesday

    I'm not so sure DH actually takes a bath or a shower.
  12. Donster

    Friday

    Morning all. 9F under clear skies with -3F wind chill. Snow becomes likely, mainly in the afternoon through evening. Turning windy. Winds out of the SE at 15-25 MPH. High of 28F. Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon today until 6 PM tomorrow. Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph producing near whiteout conditions at times. We will see if the weather shaman in right about this storm. He missed badly the last so called storm was supposed to hit.
  13. General Electric Ad - January 1943 1939: The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists. *Joan Vohs 1941: During the night, the Italians evacuate Kassala and Gallalabat in the Sudan. Joan Vohs 1942: The last German garrison at Halfaya in Cyrenaica surrenders, with about 5,500 prisoners taken. 1944: First attack toward Cassino, Italy. Joan Vohs 1945: Russians forces cross the Warthe and advance 100-miles on a 160-mile front forcing the Germans to evacuate Warsaw, which falls that same day. The German defenders encircled at Budapest withdraw to Buda on the western bank of the Danube. The Red Army captures Czenstochova. 1945: Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody. 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. 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." Joan Vohs 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. General Electric Ad - January 1944
  14. Donster

    Wednesday

    Bite me Prune Face. I have a straight jacket with a matching TNT filled suicide bomber corduroy slacks waiting for you to wear to replace that monks robe you wear.
  15. Donster

    Thursday

    Morning all. -1F under clear skies with a -18F wind chill. Sunny and cold. Wind chills below zero in the morning. Winds out of the NW at 10-20 MPH. High of 12F. Winter Storm Watch in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 MPH.
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