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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 Screen Grab©.

VAV!/WASHINGTON, D.C./Thursday, Mar 27

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced today they have introduced a resolution to honor the life and heroism of William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and the members of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Wild Bill passed away on March 8, 2014.

Formed during World War II, Easy Company initially included 140 members, 12 of whom were Pennsylvanians. The courageous deeds of Easy Company during World War II were later immortalized in the "Band of Brothers" book and mini-series.

"Easy Company parachuted into Normandy, held fast in Bastogne, and liberated Dachau," said Sen. Toomey. "The unit has become a symbol of the incredible American effort in Europe and of the individuals who fought there. Philly's William "Wild Bill" Guarnere was one of the last of this Band of Brothers. He came home without a leg, eschewed the term hero and served as an advocate for veterans once they returned from the war. All Americans can be proud of this magnificent unit, which counted 12 original members from Pennsylvania."

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

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1970s

Stephen Stills' "Manassas": "Both of Us (Bound to Lose)" (1972)

 Stephen Stills'

Pictured above: Stephen Still's Band and Manassas cover

VAV!/March 27, 2014/Contributed by Field Reporter,  Paco Malo

In the spring of 1972 perspective, Stephen Stills'...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:25 )

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Arts and Crafts

Fannie Farmer And The Fannie Farmer CookBook

Fannie Farmer And The Fannie Farmer CookBook

Pictured above: Schrafft's, Madison Ave. and 58th St., New York City. Cakes in bakery/Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer/1948 Jan. 30

VAV!/March 24, 2014

"I always was...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:25 )

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Arts and Crafts

Delmonico's Restaurant - Culinary History And Dining Perfection

Delmonico's Restaurant - Culinary History And Dining Perfection

Pictured above: Delmonico's, New York/Detroit Publishing Co./c1903/LOC.

VAV!/April 4, 2014

Delmonico's Restaurant, America's First Restaurant,  located in the heart...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:34 )

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Victorian

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) Duty • Honor • Country

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA)   Duty • Honor • Country

 

Pictured above: Cadets on Parade, West Point/Bain News Service, publisher/between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915/LOC

VAV!/March 16, 2014

On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Je...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:40 )

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Art Deco

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Pictured above: Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Wash...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:39 )

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Art Deco

The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

Pictured above:  Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Was...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 05:16 )

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1950s

The Stroll

The Stroll

Pictured above:  An impromptue version of The Stroll/By Screen Grab©

VAV!/March 3, 2013/Storyline contributed by Shelley Weiner Flannery

One of the biggest dance craze...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 May 2014 02:44 )

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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...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:02 )

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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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1940s

Walter Ehlers - Medal of Honor Recipient

Walter Ehlers - Medal of Honor Recipient

Pictured above: U.S. Medal of Honor recipient and D-Day veteran Walter Ehlers tells about his experience on D-Day at the 63rd Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, Ju...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 February 2014 07:44 )

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'Hercules' Opens In Theaters Nationwide'

Pictured above: Dwayne Johnson as HERCULES/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/July 25, 2014 'Hercules' opens in theaters nationwide on July 25, 2014. Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in Director Brett Ratner's gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages.

 

Librarian of Congress Names Billy Joel Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

VAV!/July 23, 2014 "A Storyteller of the Highest Order" Will Receive Gershwin Prize in November  Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that Billy Joel is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. {play}images/audio/BillyJoel (2).mp3{/play} Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. His piano-fueled narratives take listeners into the relatable and deeply personal moments of life, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that "meant something during the time in which I lived ... and transcended that time." "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," "The Entertainer," "Piano Man," "Big Shot," "New York State of Mind," "You May Be Right," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Allentown," "Uptown Girl" and "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" are among many other classics in a rich and deep catalog of songs that have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people.

 

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

VAV!/July 23, 2014 The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations. In making the selection for the prize, the Librarian of Congress consulted leading members of the music and entertainment communities, as well as curators from the Library's Music Division, its American Folklife Center and its Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. The Gershwin name is used in connection with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song courtesy of the families of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. GERSHWIN® is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises.

 

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

VAV!/July 23, 2014 The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations. In making the selection for the prize, the Librarian of Congress consulted leading members of the music and entertainment communities, as well as curators from the Library's Music Division, its American Folklife Center and its Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. The Gershwin name is used in connection with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song courtesy of the families of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. GERSHWIN® is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises.

 

Comic-Con International

Pictured above: Comic-Con, the Comic-Con logo, and the WonderCon logo are registered trademarks of San Diego Comic Convention VAV!/July 23, 2014/San Diego Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27.  2014 marks the 45th year for the show, making it the country's longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

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