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The Decades - 1940s

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White

Pictured above:  Margaret Bourke-White/Life Magazine

VAV!/April 11, 2014

... "in this experience of mine, there was one continuing marvel: the precision timing running through it all...by some special graciousness of fate I am deposited—as all good photographers like to be—in the right place at the right time". - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, war correspondent, author and photojournalist.

Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) took thousands of photographs in her career body of work. She captured iconic photographs of legendary individuals to include President Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Ghandi, Winston Churchill. Through her photographic genius, she brought the atrocities of war into American homes and shared history with the world at large. She captured the dawning of the industrial age, all the while she pioneered quality photojournalism and the photo essay.

Bourke-White was born on June 14th, 1904 in the Bronx, New York daughter of Joseph and Minnie Bourke-White. Her father was an engineer who was active in development of offset lithography and the rotary press. Her mother, a stenographer and avid homemaker who received her education at Pratt Institute.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 December 2014 05:34 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

 Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Pictured above:  Mickey Rooney

VAV!/April 7, 2014

Screen legend, Mickey Rooney, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his Hollywood home. He was 93.   Rooney is best remem...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:19 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Toomey, Casey Introduce Resolution Honoring “Wild Bill” Guarnere & Band Of Brothers

Toomey, Casey Introduce Resolution Honoring “Wild Bill” Guarnere & Band Of Brothers

Pictured above: Wild Bill Guarnere member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division/ Easy Company WebBase /Contributed by Scr...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:46 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Screen Tests For Gone With The Wind

Screen Tests For Gone With The Wind

Pictured above: "Image credit(s): Insomnia Cured Here/twm1340 via Flickr"/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/February 26, 2014

What went into the making of the epic Amer...

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The Decades - 1940s

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs The G.I. Bill Into Law.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs The G.I. Bill Into Law.

Pictured above: "FDR signs the historic GI Bill of Rights." n.d. Photograph. U.S. Government http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gibill.jpg.

VAV!/February 26, 2014

Presi...

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The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter VAV!/June 23, 2015 The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched during 1957 in Leominster, Massachusetts and was sold beginning in 1958. The omnipresent flamingo became a cultural American icon over the years,  the inspiration for films, such as the campy smash success, 1972's "Pink Flamingos," produced by John Waters, and in 2011,  Disney featured "Featherstone," a  plastic pink flamingo yard ornament in the film, "Gnomeo and Juliet." 

 

Top Locations to Celebrate the Fourth

VAV!/June 26, 2015 Are you ready to celebrate a little USA independence? Check out these top spots to Celebrate the Fourth.

 

Victory Mail

Pictured above: A sergeant compares two rolls of microfilm, together containing 3200 letters, to an equal number of traditional missives. National Archives (111-SC-142-170365-B). VAV!/June 22, 2015 Used during World War II by the military, V-Mail , difficult for the enemy to intercept, fast, and free, augmented standard mail delivery. Postal and military officials encouraged the use of V-Mail because it was specifically designed to reduce the weight and bulk of mail to and from overseas armed forces. This reduction of mail allowed space for movement of vital war supplies and still ensure the fellows overseas would receive their mail in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible. The actual process of V-Mail was the result of almost four years of planning. The U.S. followed Great Britain's Airgraph service (already partnered with the Eastman Kodak Company in 1941 to launch the Airgraph service) and  integrated microfilm technology into its wartime system.

 

Seriously Delicious Crepes

VAV!/June 20, 2015 Try this seriously delicious crepe recipe.  Absolutely perfect for a weekend brunch!

 

Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

VAV!/June 18, 2015 So, your beloved cat scratches, preens, jumps, and chews? All excellent signs of a happy, healthy cat. But, your home will likely be far more peaceful for both of you once you've discovered a mutually acceptable place where your cat can or can't scratch,  jump or chew. If you are going to stop your cat from scratching furniture or other household furnishings, you must provide things you want her to scratch, such as a scratching post.  These helpful hints from the Humane Society.org will help make sure your cat scratches only where appropriate.

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