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Dear George: Presenting Himself, Expert on Everything and Advice…

Dear George: Presenting Himself, Expert on Everything and Advice Columnist Extraordinary, John Keasler, 1962

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W. C. Fields was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. He started on the vaudeville circuit, becoming internationally famous as a silent juggler. He slowly became a (talking) comedian, and starred in his first play on Broadway in 1923, appearing in a long list of plays and eventually movies afterwards. Fields first became famous during Prohibition. And though he lived and worked after alcohol became legal again, he never forgot:

Harpo Marx visited W. C. Fields once and the latter showed him his attic. It was filled with hundreds of cases of liquor.

”Bill,” said Harpo, “what’s with all the booze?”

”Never can be sure Prohibition won’t come back, my boy,” explained Fields.

From “Hollywood Anecdotes” by Paul Boller and Ronald Davis

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Steve McQueen turned down leading roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Apocalypse Now, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dirty Harry, The French Connection, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Daily Independent Journal, San Rafael, California, April 1,…

Daily Independent Journal, San Rafael, California, April 1, 1955

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Actress Colleen Moore, a flapper and film star from 1917 until the early 1930s, said a flapper is a woman who “likes her freedom, and she likes to be a bit daring, and snap her cunning, little manicured fingers in the face of the world.”

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An unusual Hollywood star made his debut at the age of three in 1922. He was Rin Tin Tin, the dashing dog! He made a total of 27 screen appearances until his death, in 1932.

He won the popular vote for the first Best Actor Oscar, but got it snatched away by uptight suits who didn’t want their fancy new awards show associated with animal actors. But we know the truth now.

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An unusual Hollywood star made his debut at the age of three in 1922. He was Rin Tin Tin, the dashing dog! He made a total of 27 screen appearances until his death, in 1932.

Famous classic album covers mashed up with Star Wars characters.

Famous classic album covers mashed up with Star Wars characters.

The Culver Citizen, Indiana, December 19, 1934

The Culver Citizen, Indiana, December 19, 1934

Washington Citizen, Missouri, May 23, 1924

Washington Citizen, Missouri, May 23, 1924