This is Mary (Handy) Evans who was married to George Evans.
Beautiful thoroughbred racehorse Paul Jones w/ jockey Ted Rice after winning the 46th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in 1920. The winner received a purse of $30,375. Tomorrow at the 140th running, it's estimated that the winner will receive approx $1.2 million.
Unknown photo, possibly taken in Almaden California, found in the Kunde estate collection.
If you recognize this location or home please contact me and let me know!
Russell David Johnson (shown here in a promotional shot for the television show Black Saddle) is an American actor best known for his role as "The Professor" on the sitcom Gilligan's Island.
Russell Johnson also had roles in the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, The Invaders, Lassie and many other movies and television shows.
Annette Joanne Funicello, born October 22nd, 1942 in New York, made famous initially for her role in Disney's Mickey Mouse Club died today April 8th, 2013 in Bakersfield California after battling Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years.
Annette Funicello was the last original Mouseketeer (selected by Walt Disney himself!) during the 1950's, was the star of multiple teen Beach Party movies during the 1960's with co-star Frankie Avalon, the singer of pop songs Tall Paul and Pineapple Princess, and of course played Mary Contrary in the 1961 film Babes in Toyland.
Roger Joseph Ebert, born June 18th 1942 in Urbana Illinois, died today April 4th 2013 at the age of 70. Best known as a film critic, Roger was also a journalist and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1975.
Roger Ebert began his film reviews in the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, and his fame grew quickly when he co-hosted At the Movies with Gene Siskel in the early 1980s. Ebert's career also includes a collection of over 20 books, co-writing various screenplays (including the 1970 Russ Meyer film cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls), guest lecturer at the University of Chicago, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Shown here is Roger Ebert with Russ Meyer taken in 1970.
RIP Roger Ebert . . . I give you two thumbs up. Thank you for all of your contributions.
Publicity portrait photo of the famous Groucho Marx.
An aerial view of Bellarmine College Preparatory located in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California taken in 1949.
Boy how this Jesuit high school has changed over the last 60+ years!
Larry King, the famous television host, earlier in his career. Larry King was born Lawrence Leibel Harvey Zeiger on November 19th, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City. Larry began his media career as an entry level support staff of a small station in Miami Beach, and got his first broadcast opportunity on May 1st, 1957.
A little known fact is that Larry King credits Jackie Gleason for much of his career. Jackie, who at that time was filming his television show in Miami Beach, took a liking to Larry and honed Larry's media skills.
Larry King went to national radio in 1978, and began hosting the famous CNN show "Larry King Live" in June 1985 which lasted until his retirement on December 16th, 2010.
The first televised United States presidential debate was held in Chicago on September 26th, 1960 between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. There were a total of four televised debates between these two candidates however the first debate gathered the most attention with upwards of 70 million viewers.
Most Americans believed that Kennedy had won the first presidential debate. Nixon did not prepare well for the televised event. He had campaigned until a few hours before the debate, refused makeup, and was still recovering from a hospital stay, resulting in his appearing ill. In contrast, Kennedy was well rested, prepared and appeared confident and healthy.
While the Kennedy / Nixon presidential debate was the first televised debate, there were previous political debates, most notably the 1858 Senate debates between Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen A. Douglas.