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The Alamo Movie With John Wayne

The Alamo with John Wayne Yesterday, I woke with a song running through my head, which then led to thoughts of the movie from which it came. “The Alamo,” filmed in 1960, starred John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Ken Curtis, Chill Wills and a cast of […]

Rita: A Goddess Came Down To Earth

Photo Credit All The Things A Movie Star Should Be When I was a kid, one of the most popular movie actresses was the glamorous Rita Hayworth. She was the epitome of the word “beautiful,” though there were many other  stars coming out of Hollywood at the time. But Rita had red hair. Of course, […]

Ray Bradbury: Supreme Storyteller

Photo Courtesy of Alan Light Ray Bradbury, Supreme Storyteller Ray Bradbury, author of numerous works of science-fiction,  was born on August 22nd 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. As a fascinating piece of his history, he was descended from Mary Bradbury, who was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. His […]

Why Is Maureen O’Hara Buried In Arlingto

Photo Credit Rest In Peace, Maureen O’Hara, 1920-2015 Maureen O’Hara, beautiful talented actress, passed away on October 24th, 2015. The news stated that her burial is to be in Arlington National Cemetery. Many people, including this author, wondered why she would be buried there, since she was not a veteran. First, let’s learn a bit […]

The Strange Death of Country Star Hank W...

Hank Williams was a country music star, greatly loved by millions.

  Photo Credit The Strange Death of Country Music Star Hank Williams On January 1, 1953, Hank Williams, Country Music Star and idol of millions, was found dead in the back seat of a chauffeured car on his way to a gig in West Virginia. Williams, at the tender age of 29, was at the […]

Disappearing Act

Photo Credit The Mystery Begins Jean Elizabeth Spangler, a young aspiring actress, dancer and model lived with her mother, a five year old daughter, her brother and sister-in-law on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Jean hadn’t made it in Hollywood yet, but it didn’t stop her from trying. She still pursued “the dream” American […]

Sam Cooke’s Mysterious Death

Photo Credit What Happened To The Great Sam Cooke? In the early 1960s, Sam Cooke’s smooth, golden voice is all over the radio. His  recordings are top hits and enjoyed by all races. At the pinnacle of success in his chosen field, he conquered the recording industry as singer, composer and entrepreneur. Then disaster struck….this […]

 
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