Hollywoodland

Feb

 

Happy Leap Year!!!

I’m not sure I’d want to visit Colombia in person, but a virtual trip to Bogota should be a piece of cake. Bogota is the largest city in the country. There are many historic buildings and landmarks. There are museums, art galleries, libraries, theaters, parks, and sports venues.

Today in history:

  • 1896 – Actor/director William A. Wellman was born. He directed the movie Wings which was the very first film to win an Academy Award.
  • 1904 – Bandleader Jimmy Dorsey was born.
  • 1916 – Singer/actress Dinah Shore was born.
  • 1936 โ€“ Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuted on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.
  • 1940 โ€“ Actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.
  • 1960 โ€“ The cartoon strip Family Circus made its debut.

Learned about an hour ago that the lead singer of The Monkees, Davy Jones passed away this morning at age 66. He’d apparently had a heart attack.

On TV tonight: Ghost Hunters International, Psych, and Top Guns

Reading: I’m reading a boys’ mystery/adventure from the 1950s called Smuggler’s Reef by John Blaine (the pseudonym of Hal Goodwin).

3 Comments

  1. See, now I have “someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah, someone’s in the kitchen I know, I know….. ” running through my head. Well, that and “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthing no babies”. I’m pretty sure the kids now think I”m nuts. *g*

    Hope you’re having a good day and feeling well!

    Comment by Brandy — February 29, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

  2. Too much happening down there to feel safe. I like your virtual aspect of visiting Bogota.

    Comment by Dru — February 29, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

  3. SO sad about Davy Jones … he was one of my first crushes … :(

    Comment by Marianne Arkins — March 1, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

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