Tag Archives: history

Broadway’s Best Remembered, RIP Phyllis McGuire & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: The theater community was ravaged this year. (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: Raul Esparza directs a solemn reminiscence of the Broadway luminaries we lost in 2020, including Diahann Carroll (who is pictured above in a shot by Carl Van Vechten). Truly an improvement on most of these things.…
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All 8 U.S. Presidents Who Have Died in Office

It is unprecedented for a sitting U.S. president to become seriously ill in the month before a national election. Changing of the guard (Image via New York Herald Tribune) Since Trump confirmed Friday, October 2, that he and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19, probably during a Rose Garden ceremony introducing his Supreme Court…
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JFK’s Flag Found, Moreno Honored, Quaid for Trump & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Is it the real deal? (Image via Antiques Roadshow) ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: In 2017, Antiques Roadshow declined to air an appraisal of a flag said to be from PT-109 because it was too difficult to determine provenance. If it's really from Kennedy's PT-109 — and the story is elaborate,…
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Al Green: ‘Who Did This?’ Plus: Lost ‘Parting Glances’ Q&A & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: TWITTER: The legendary Al Green, 74, lit up Twitter with this found image. https://youtu.be/VFaiShW6ki4 KENNETH IN THE (212): Director Bill Sherwood (1952-1990) of Parting Glances (1986) is interviewed at length about his groundbreaking gay film in 1986. Sadly, he would only live another several years, due to AIDS. (They reference this…
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New McNugget Flavor, Hurricane Laura Topples Confederate Statue & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: I live and die for BBQ — even if I've sworn off! (Image via McDonald's) WGN: For the first time since introducing the li'l devils in 1983, McDonald's is launching a new Chicken McNuggets flavor — Spicy! We could've guessed #1! (GIF via GIPHY) BILLBOARD: Top 100 music-video…
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The Real End of WWII, Anthony Michael Hall Loses It & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Blanche was smart not to sell that time!!! (Image via YouTube) DEADLINE: The house used on The Golden Girls (1985-1992) was on the market for $3 million — and sold for $4 million! Next time someone wants to shoot using your house, let 'em. Blood-red, white and blue…
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