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Reminisce Extra September 2018

Get even more "time capsules" of life from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's filled with reader-written stories, pictures from the past, embarrassing moments, ads from the Old Days and much more!    Relax, Laugh and Remember.   Reminisce EXTRA is delivered in between your issues of Reminisce.  

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tell us your story!

TALENT SHOWS These days, America’s Got Talent picks the next big star, but in the past, local church, school or community center talent shows were all the rage. Did you participate? What was your talent? Did you play an amazing rendition of “Amazing Grace”? Did you win? Label your story “Talent Shows.” SKATING & SLEDDING Snowfall calls our inner child outside to build igloos, throw snowballs, lace up skates or grab a saucer sled. Did cold weather find you skating on a pond or at the park rink? Did you fly downhill on a sled or toboggan? Label your story “Skating & Sledding.” GI BILL OF RIGHTS Legislation in 1944 changed working-class America and the postwar economy by providing free education and low-interest home loans for vets. How did it affect you and your family?…

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your favorite decade

Picking a favorite decade seems to hinge on having lived through at least part of it. For instance, I can say I love the fashionable ’40s—glamorous gowns, cascading curls—but I wasn’t born then, so when I choose my personal favorite, the 1940s can’t compete. My criteria would start with knowing something about the era—its highs and lows, its movers and shakers. Next, I’d determine whether I felt a connection to the times. And finally, I’d consider what my experiences had taught me. If you were one of the millions of baby boomers born at or near the start of the 1950s, you were a preteen or teen by the decade’s close. Surely those years strike a chord for you. I was 4 at the end of the ’50s, so I caught…

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1938 prelude to war

Two decades after World War I, the world tensed as Nazi Germany ramped up toward war by persecuting Jews and invading Austria and Czechoslovakia. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt reined in New Deal policies and sought respite from the effects of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Still, there were reasons to cheer. U.S. boxer Joe Louis KO’d Germany’s Max Schmeling in the world heavyweight championship. Benny Goodman legitimized swing music with a concert at Carnegie Hall. And Superman and an early version of Bugs Bunny debuted through the magic of cartoons. JAN. 3 To combat the polio epidemic, FDR funds the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (later the March of Dimes). FEB. 4 Walt Disney’s first full-length animated feature—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs— is released nationwide. APRIL 6 Teflon, the nonstick…

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far beyond mortal men

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! This strange visitor from another planet first appeared in Action Comics No. 1, published in 1938 by DC Comics. See what you remember about the Man of Steel. 1 What were Superman’s birth name and home planet? 2 What was his secret identity on Earth? 3 Name his adoptive parents and hometown. 4 As an adult, where does Superman live and work? 5 Who is Superman’s love interest? 6 Who voiced the superhero on the 1940s radio show The Adventures of Superman? 7 Who were the newspaper editor and cub reporter introduced on that radio show? 8 What substance lethal only to Superman was introduced on the show? 9 Who played the lead role in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman? 10 What Julliard-trained actor starred…

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you want to record what?

Ella Fitzgerald was giddy and danced during a 1938 interview with New York Post columnist Earl Wilson about her breakthrough hit, saying, “They’re swingin’ everything else, why not nursery rhymes?” Nursery rhymes indeed. “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” was based on an 1879 children’s singing game called Drop the Glove. Decca Records honchos flinched at Ella’s choice of material, but she and her bandleader Chick Webb were adamant that this catchy, Latin-tinged ditty contained a groove that would guarantee the jazz singer mainstream success. And did it ever! The strain topped the Billboard pop chart for 10 weeks in a row and became Fitzgerald’s signature tune. In contrast, Ella’s early years couldn’t have been more grim. Orphaned at 15, she lived briefly with an aunt in Harlem, left school and ran numbers for the Mafia. At 17,…

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1938 tops in entertainment

RADIO SHOWS 1. Chase & Sanborn Hour (with Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, opposite) 2. The Jell-O Program (starring Jack Benny) 3. The Lux Radio Theatre (Cecil B. DeMille, host) 4. The Kraft Music Hall (Bing Crosby, host) 5. Good News of 1938 (with Fanny Brice) ~ ACADEMY AWARDS ~ BEST MOTION PICTURE The Life of Emile Zola ~ PULITZER PRIZE/DRAMA ~ Our Town Thornton Wilder SONGS 1. “Begin the Beguine” Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 2. “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon” The Andrews Sisters 3. “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” Ella Fitzgerald 4. “Thanks for the Memory” Bob Hope and Shirley Ross 5. “Wabash Cannonball” Roy Acuff ~ SPORTS ~ WORLD SERIES New York Yankees over Chicago Cubs (4-0) WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION Joe Louis…