1939 – Hollywood’s Golden Year

Gone220Most of us know that the acclaimed Civil War classic “Gone With the Wind” opened in 1939.

But so did “The Wizard of Oz,” “Dark Victory” (Bette Davis), “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (Jimmy Stewart) and a startling number of other films now regarded as classics.

In an informative, lively PowerPoint presentation lasting about an hour and 15-minutes, Larry reveals what was so special about Hollywood’s magical year?

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email moviememories@verizon.net.

("Gone With the Wind" poster courtesy:  MGM)

 

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If I'm lion, you dirty rats are dyin'

Must-have items on today's shopping list:  Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream (half gallon now only $8.99!), a big ol' bag of Halloween candy and mountain lion urine.

What, you're shocked?

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Courtesy: wildlifecontrolsupplies.com

Me, too.  I can remember when a half gallon of Blue Bell was $2.99, or on sale for 3-for-$5.  That's at least a dollar less than what they're getting for a pint now.  If my math is right, there are four pints in a half gallon.  Shouldn't a pint be about $2.25?  Of course not.  That would make too much sense, and, apparently, way too little cents.

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What, that's not what shocked you?  Must be the Halloween candy.  The best bargain in town this week has to be leftover Halloween candy.  One of those giant gut-buster bags of bite-sized morsels such as BabyRuths, Whoppers, KitKats and Butterfingers, my personal favorite, are marked down to half-price now.  That means only 25 or 30 bucks a bag.

 

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