Thursday, October 16, 2014

"War Comes to America"

Chapter VII of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, begins by celebrating the American values of liberty and freedom that are threatened by the aggressive forces of Germany and Japan. The early years of the war are seen from the perspective of the United States, with particular focus on the reluctance of the American people to get involved in a European or Asian conflict. As the German army rolls across Europe, Nazi organizations spring up across the United States. The film attributes the rise of such groups to Hitler's policy of softening up future targets with political sympathizers, and shows one surreal Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden, where paintings of George Washington hang alongside the swastika. Eventually the American government realizes that war is inevitable and cranks up the production of weapons and drafts the largest army in its history. The film ends with the war's beginning for the United States, the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

YTV-Classic Cars and Trucks


 I know,I was just a kid....
but it sure does seem like.... just yesterday!
YTV-1957 Ford

This Yesterday Television commercial has Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz giving us the low down on a 1957 Ford Convertible Hard Top.

Posted by Yesterday Television on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Friday, June 13, 2014

BOXING

Muhammad Ali vs Floyd Patterson (2nd meeting). Sep. 20, 1972. Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

You Bet Your Life

This episode is from February 9, 1956. Yes.... Groucho from The Marx Brothers fame of the movies from a decade or two before....hosted a honest to goodness game show in the 50s.

"You Bet Your Life" Starring Groucho Marx....was a well loved program where Groucho would show off his wit and charm, trying to get the contestants to say the word of the day.

The first contestant to play 'You bet your life' on this showing, is a Mrs. Helen Schwartz, the mother of movie star Tony Curtis. The word for the day for this program was....door.

Friday, March 7, 2014