"Santa" Pays New Year's Visit to Bowery.
New York -- Former fighter Joe Bonavito, Brooklyn saloon keeper who gave away $1500 on the Bowery on Christmas Day, returned with $3500 in New Year's presents on December 31st. No longer skeptical, Bowery bums mobbed the self-styled Santa Claus, attracting the attention of police, who took Bonavito into custody. Bonavito is shown as he passed out some of his crisp, new bills to Bowery habituees. (1946)
Today's Adventure: On the set of Angel director Ernst Lubitsch attempts to show Herbert Marshall (back to camera) how he should hug his costar, Marlene Dietrich (1937)
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Hollywood -- You'll be seeing quite a bit of Janet Leigh in Columbia's forthcoming motion picture, Bye Bye, Birdie. Not only is she one of the stars, but she sports an eye-catching wardrobe that includes this short shortie nightie. All of which goes to prove that nothing else need be said. This is the type of picture to be worth the 10,000 words. (1963)
4/26/1955-Washington, DC- An advance look at the world of tomorrow, which American industry expects to help create, is contained in "People, Products and Progress: 1975," a slide film feature prepared by leading U.S. trade associations. When milady goes food shopping in 1975, there'll be no lengthy waiting at a check-out counter. The improvement, pictured here, will be an automatic computer that will price all the items as they pass under an electronic eye.
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It's still too early for a proper obit, but reliable sources say exploitation movie mogul and First Amendment champion David F. Friedman has passed away, leaving behind a legacy that includes producing the early films of Herschell Gordon Lewis and helping to lay the foundation for the grindhouse cinema circuit with titles like She Freak, Thar She Blows and The Head Mistress as well as his own Pussycat Theatres chain.
I hope they let him smoke his Havana cigars in the big balcony upstairs.
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