Monthly Archives: April 2014

How Hitler Helped Create Allen’s Alley

The title of this should not be interpreted with any insinuation that Fred Allen may have been a Nazi. Like most Americans of his generation, the more Fred and the rest of the entertainment industry learned about Hitler and his … Continue reading

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Good Night, Mickey Rooney

Born Joseph Yule Jr. to a Vaudeville couple, Mickey Rooney had on of Hollywood’s longest and most successful careers. According to family legend Joe Jr. crawled onto the stage at the tender age of 14 months. His father swept him … Continue reading

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Stars for Defense: Cold War Era Music Show

Syndicated by the Office of Price Stabilization, later the Office Of Civilian and Defense Mobilization The Office of Price Stabilization (OPS) during the Korean War had the same functions as the WWII era Office of Price Administration. The Office had … Continue reading

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