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Annals of Music

“Watching The Wheels”

1980-1981

John Lennon sings about
his family life & time away
from the music biz.

Film & Technology

“Talkie Terror”

Late 1920s

Silent film stars & all of Hollywood faced the perils
of a new technology.

Baseball Book

“The Babe Ruth Story

Book & Film: 1948

The story behind the
book & film made during
the Babe’s final days.

1960s Dance

“Jackie & The Twist”

First Lady History

Jackie Kennedy helped
bring the new dance to
White House & nation.

 Music for The Ages

“Let The River Run”

1988-1989

Carly Simon’s rousing song
for film Working Girl
is fan favorite.

Ladies of Rock

“Motown’s Heat Wave”

1963-1967

Martha & The Vandellas’
dance tune captures teens
& boosts Motown.

Annals of Music

“Harlem Nocturne”

1939-1980s

Sultry saxophone tune
from the 1930s rises anew
in the 1960s & 1980s.

Annals of Sport

“Pitcher Perfect”

1963-1966

Brooklyn’s Sandy Koufax
becomes baseball standout;
wins three Triple Crowns.

In Memorium

“Candle in the Wind”

1973 & 1997

Elton John honors the
memory of Marilyn Monroe
and Princess Diana.

Film Celebrity

“Anna Q. Nilsson”

1920

The story behind a 1920
Photoplay cover girl
& silent film star.

Annals of Music

“Early Beach Boys”

1962-1966

The five guys who
created “Sunshine Pop”
and a lot more.

Annals of Music

“Early Beach Boys”

Pt. 2: Six Songs

Gorgeous harmonies &
imaginative composition
sampled here with history.

Publishing, Politics, Art

“FDR & Vanity Fair”

1930s

Magazine cover art &
caricature during Franklin
Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Politics & Celebrity

“1968 Presidential Race”

Democrats

Paul Newman & friends
jump into the political
fray of 1968.

Football Passing Record

“Dutchman’s Big Day”

September 1951

Norm Van Brocklin,
Los Angeles Rams QB,
sets single-game record.

Football History

“Bednarik-Gifford Lore”

1950s-1960s

The All-Pro careers & historic
clash of Chuck Bednarik
and Frank Gifford.

Money & Musicals

“The Sound of Money”

2009

A Dutch pension fund &
media company buy up
Rodgers & Hammerstein.

The Political Box Office

“The Frost-Nixon Biz”

1977-2009

The multi-media cottage
industry that followed
the Frost/Nixon interviews.

Political Icons

“JFK’s Texas Statue”

Ft. Worth: 2012

A Texas tribute site
honors a memorable visit
of a much-loved President.

Art & Civil Rights

“Rockwell & Race”

1963-1968

Norman Rockwell’s art
went well beyond The
Saturday Evening Post
.

Music Censorship

“Rumble Riles Censors”

1958-1959

Link Wray’s guitar song
prompts some radio
managers to ban its airing.

Music Controversy

“Elvis Riles Florida”

1955-1956

Elvis Presley’s music
& dancing on stage
brings judicial threat.

Feisty Film Goddess 

“Ava Gardner”

1940s-1950s

North Carolina country
beauty becomes Hollywood
box office gold.

Supermodel Stardom

“The Most Beautiful Girl”

1993-2012

Gisele Bündchen becomes
modeling sensation;
earns $33 million in 2006.

Music & Politics

“Barracuda Politics”

2008

Sarah Palin campaign music
at Republican convention
riles rock group, Heart.

Determined Performer

“Rocker Supreme”

1958-2008

The tough times, amazing
comeback, and true grit
of Tina Turner.

Silent Film Star

“Pearl White”

1910s-1920s

A daredevil heroine
of the silent screen
becomes a big star.

The First Film Star

“A Star Is Born”

1910s

Early film studios create
the first movie star,
Florence Lawrence.

Beach Boys History

“Love & Mercy”

Brian Wilson Film

New film on famous
Beach Boy captures
his genius & his demons.

Rocky Film Music

“Philadelphia Morning”

1976-1977

Underrated & poignant
songs in “Rocky” film
played key role.

Ladies of Rock

“Joplin’s Shooting Star”

1966-1970

Janis Joplin’s last
five years; her music,
life, and legacy.

Music & Advertising

“Selling Janis Joplin”

1995

How Mercedes-Benz
used a Janis Joplin tune to
pitch baby boomers.