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#107481 - 04/14/09 03:30 AM Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
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What a night this was back in 1969! All the egos and glamour of Hollywood were gathered together in one place for the annual Academy Awards presentation. All in the theatre and those watching the extravaganza on television could feel the electricity in the air as the envelope, announcing the Best Actress Award, was opened.

It was the 11th nomination for Katharine Hepburn, an academy record! And, the Oscar goes to ...

For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, a tie resulted in two stars sharing the Best Actress Oscar. Barbra Streisand for her performance in Funny Girl had reached the top, only to share the honor with the ‘First Lady of the American Screen’, Katharine Hepburn for her starring role in The Lion in Winter.

Hepburn also broke the record that night as the only actress to win three Best Actress Oscars. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner awarded the previous year and Morning Glory [1932-33] were the other films. She was also only the third person to win two years in a row. Hepburn added a twelfth nomination and a fourth Oscar in 1981 for her performance in On Golden Pond with co-star Henry Fonda. She earned three of these awards after her sixtieth birthday.

There’s an old saying that goes something like this, “He who laughs last, laughs best.” Not all of Katharine Hepburn’s peers were admirers. After completing her first film (A Bill of Divorcement) in 1932, she told her lecherous, co-star John Barrymore that she would never act with him again. His reply, “Really, my dear? I didn’t know you ever had.” Hepburn, who had made her stage debut on Broadway in 1928, was reviewed by columnist Dorothy Parker for a 1933 performance as “running the gamut of emotions from A to B.” And, in 1938 she was labeled “box-office poison.” Obviously Hepburn has had the last laugh.

Her most memorable performances include Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story opposite Cary Grant; Woman of the Year, Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike with co-star and significant other, Spencer Tracy; The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Suddenly Last Summer opposite Montgomery Clift. Long Day’s Journey into Night earned her a 1962 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award.

From Broadway to Hollywood to television ... 1975 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in her ABC Theatre performance, opposite Laurence Olivier, in Love Among the Ruins ... to literature ... two best-sellers, The Making of "The African Queen" or How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind and her autobiography, Me, Katharine Hepburn remains a star, the idol of independent, talented young women in their search for fame and fortune.




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Today In History~


1865 - John Wilkes Booth, a well-known actor, was permitted upstairs at Ford’s Theatre. Thus, he gained access to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s private theatre box as Lincoln watched the performance of Our American Cousin. It was just after 10 p.m. when Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, shot Lincoln in the head. After shooting the President, Booth leaped to the stage below, shouting, “Sic semper tyrannis!” (“Thus always to tyrants!”, the state motto of Virginia.) He broke his leg in the fall but managed to escape the theatre (which was in Washington, D.C.), mount a horse, and flee to Virginia. Booth was hunted down and shot as he hid in a barn near Port Royal, Virginia. Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. the next day.

1894 - The kinetoscope was demonstrated by its inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, in New York City. A viewer that held 50 feet of film -- about 13 seconds worth -- showed images of Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill. The demonstration was actually called the first peep show, as one had to peep into the device to see what was on the film. Movies were not projected on a screen at that time.

1902 - J.C. (James Cash) Penney opened his first store -- in Kemmerer Wyoming. In partnership with Thomas M. Callahan and William Guy Johnson, Penney named the store Golden Rule. The dry goods and clothing store had a first-year profit of $8,514.36 on sales of $28,898.11.

1910 - The Philadelphia Athletics, under manager Connie Mack, played the Washington Senators in what became a most historic game. This game was not only the season opener; but also, the first time a United States President had thrown out the first ball. The president was William Howard Taft. The game was held in Washington, DC and appropriately, The Senators won 3-0. And so began a baseball tradition. Play ball!

1912 - “Up in the crows nest, Frederick Fleet was staring into the darkness. It was around 11:30 p.m. on a very odd calm moonless night when he noticed a black object immediately in their path, he knew it was ice!” The Royal Mail Steamship Titanic of the White Star Line struck an iceberg at approximately 11:40 p.m. The great ship, on its maiden voyage, sank just under three hours later. 1,517 passengers were lost at sea. (See TWtD, April 15.)

1912 - Frederick Rodman Law was a stunt man and became the first man to intentionally jump from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York without intending to take his own life. He was OK after the leap.

1935 - Babe Ruth played his first game for the National League in Fenway Park in Boston, MA. This time, he was playing for the Boston Braves, not his old Red Sox. Ruth was in his last year of pro ball in the major leagues. In this, his last season, Ruth played only 28 games, getting 13 hits and six home runs, before hanging up his spikes for good.

1941 - Hildegarde recorded the standard Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup on Decca Records. Hildegarde was the elegant singer with the long white gloves who was accompanied by the Harry Sosnik Orchestra. It took another 14 years, but Nat ‘King’ Cole turned the song into an even bigger hit, landing at number 7 on the pop music charts.

1956 - Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA demonstrated the first commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound and picture. The videotape machine had a price tag of $75,000. These early Ampex units were too large to fit in a small room. That’s back when bigger was better.

1958 - Pianist Van Cliburn was presented on national TV for the first time on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jack Paar.

1958 - Laurie London reached the top spot on the music charts with He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, knocking Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star down a peg or two.

1960 - The musical Bye Bye Birdie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. Chita Rivera and Dick Van Dyke starred in the Broadway show which ran for 607 performances.

1967 - Herman’s Hermits, featuring lead singer Peter Noone, went gold with the single, There’s a Kind of Hush. It was a two-sided hit, with the flip-side, No Milk Today, also receiving considerable play. Hush, however, was a top-five song, while the ‘B’ side just made it into the top 40 at number 35.

1968 - Bob Goalby won the Masters Golf Tournament after Roberto DeVicenzo signed an incorrect scorecard. DeVicenzo signed for a score higher than his actual score on the 17th hole (a par 4 when he actually made a birdie 3). The rules say that you have to stick to the higher score, once you sign for it. The lower score would have pitted DeVicenzo against Goalby in a playoff match and who knows what might have happened? Ouch! On top of this, it was DeVicenzo’s 45th birthday, as well!

1969 - This was a night of firsts at the 41st Annual Academy Awards ceremony. For the first time, the happenings at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles were beamed to TV audiences worldwide. Appropriately, a foreign (British) film was honored as Best Picture: Oliver! (John Woolf, producer), which also won for Best Director (Carol Reed); Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston); Best Sound (Shepperton SSD); Best Music/Score of a Musical Picture/Original or Adaptation (Johnny Green). And, for the first time, there was a tie for Best Actress. Barbra Streisand picked up her statuette for her starring role in Funny Girl, and for the second year in a row, Katharine Hepburn was honored as Best Actress, this time for her performance in The Lion in Winter. Other veteran actors received their first Oscars this night: Cliff Robertson for his Best Actor role in Charly; Jack Albertson for his Best Supporting Actor role in The Subject Was Roses and Ruth Gordon for her Best Supporting Actress role in Rosemary’s Baby. Even the Best Music/Song award was presented for the first time to Michel Legrand (music) and Alan and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the The Thomas Crown Affair. Other great 1968 films that were Oscar-winners or nominees: 2001: A Space Odyssey; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; For Love of Ivy; Planet of the Apes; Bullitt; The Odd Couple; Romeo and Juliet; The Producers; Rachel, Rachel.

1980 - Stan Mikita retired after 21 years with the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL. His #21 jersey became the first Blackhawks number to be retired.

1980 - Kramer vs. Norma, Apocalypse vs. Jazz. That’s how the honors were divided at the 52nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Johnny Carson was hosting quite a contest! But the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role went to Melvyn Douglas for his performance in Being There. Was it going to be an upset? Being There was a long shot to win Best Picture and this was its first award all evening. All That Jazz had already won four of the golden statuettes and Apocalypse Now, two. Next, it was Meryl Streep who picked up the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor, for their roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, making it a trio of Oscars for Kramer, so far. Then Norma Rae picked up two awards: Best Music/Song, It Goes like It Goes, David Shire (music), Norman Gimbel (lyrics) and Best Actress, Sally Field. But it was in the cards for Kramer vs. Kramer as it won for Best Director (Robert Benton), and then, Best Picture (Stanley R. Jaffe, producer). Going into the evening, All That Jazz and Kramer vs. Kramer each had nine Oscar nominations, Apocalypse Now had eight, and Norma Rae, four.

1985 - Bernhard Langer shot a 282 and won the Masters golf tournament. It was the West German’s first official year as a member of the PGA Tour.


Music For The Day~



Click on the picture! Kenny Loggins-Footloose


Picture For The Day~



White Mountains Nat'l Park, New Hampshire
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#107482 - 04/14/09 03:31 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Don't forget that tomorrow your tax forms are due-must be postmarked before midnight! \:o
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#107498 - 04/14/09 10:34 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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You ruin a wonderful opening with that morbid follow?
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#107499 - 04/14/09 10:35 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Oh, Scout.

Miss Hepburn has been my hero since I was a child. I hadn't seen this interview and it actually brought me to tears at a couple of points -- when she talked about old age, and when she talked about not going to the awards ceremony.

What a strong person she was, and what a worker. And certainly had her share of honesty.

Thanks for starting my day this way.
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#107502 - 04/14/09 10:58 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Morning all. I'm home today doing...school work.

We are having an inordinate amount of rain. Just when they were saying the flood waters were receding, the skies opened up again. But apparently our water deficit is over, for now.

I loved Katherine Hepburn...saw "Woman of the Year" recently.

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#107505 - 04/14/09 11:34 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: EmmaG]
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our water deficit is over, for now.

Skies are gray here but the water deficit here is pretty alarming. Islands are appearing in the lakes and the creek behind my house is dry. About ten years ago we had what they called a "200 year drought" with water levels lower than ever recorded. We are almost there again. Maybe we'll get some rain today.
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#107506 - 04/14/09 12:16 PM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Greger]
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I'm conflicted about Miss Hepburn. I think she was a great actress, but there was a certain something lacking in her character(as was with Spencer Tracy's). I have a hard time admiring someone who broke up a family, and was pretty cavalier about it. She was the "other woman".

I understand that both she and Spencer Tracy have equal responsibility in this. I would say the same about him.
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#107508 - 04/14/09 12:31 PM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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That's sure a gorgeous photo, but I'm having trouble identifying the lake...I've been to New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest (not National Park! ) on several occasions, and have done extensive travel, hiking, and trail maintenance work throughout the region. There's just something about that picture that doesn't click. For one thing, the size of the lake is way bigger than anything I remember seeing; also, the topography just looks wrong. If there are any New Englanders on the forum that are more familiar with the geography, let me know if you recognize the lake.

Other than that, I hope you're all having a great day. We're in the middle of a typical April rain spell here in PA...cool, damp, and drippy...but it's good for all the veggies I planted over the weekend.
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#107509 - 04/14/09 12:38 PM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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1894 - The kinetoscope was demonstrated by its inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, in New York City. A viewer that held 50 feet of film -- about 13 seconds worth -- showed images of Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill.

2009 - Ivory Soap girl and porn star Marilyn Chambers dies

COINCIDENCE? I think NOT!

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“That's all religion is -- some principle you believe in ... man has accomplished far more miracles than the God he invented. What a tragedy it is to invent a God and then suffer to keep him King.”
-- -- Rod Steiger


FROM THE CHURCH OF INEFFABLE STUPIDITY:

a) Sunday School killer also a rapist
This horrible story gets worse. Melissa Huckaby, the 29 yr old teacher who killed one of her students, also raped the girl before murdering her.

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b) Tea Buggers
What a waste for a good drink, not to mention the GOP's cluelessness regarding the street meaning of their "protest."
Well, the man behind this "grass roots" (ahem) movement is none other than Dick Armey, who together with Fox News, has been underwriting and funding this ludicrous event. His group, freedom watch, still doesn't have an idea about what it stands for, but will protest nevertheless.
http://www.freedomworks.org/petition/iamwithrick/index.html

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c) Norm Coleman
Three GOP senators promised to blow up the senate, (figuratively?), if Coleman lost this election. Well, guys, we are waiting. Still waiting.

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d) Iowa
An openly gay state senator, Matt McCoy, learned first hand about how tolerant, loving and "christian" ultraconservative christians can be. He received a death threat by phone. He's not the only one.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-senatorthreatened,0,2602181.story
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#107517 - 04/14/09 01:45 PM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 [Re: Scoutgal]
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 Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
I'm conflicted about Miss Hepburn. I think she was a great actress, but there was a certain something lacking in her character(as was with Spencer Tracy's). I have a hard time admiring someone who broke up a family, and was pretty cavalier about it. She was the "other woman".

I understand that both she and Spencer Tracy have equal responsibility in this. I would say the same about him.


Scout, I have always felt the same way about people who break up a marriage. But - in some cases I think the marriage is permanently broken before that third person ever shows up. Hard to know unless we're right there in the house, isn't it.

A marriage held together only by the Church's opposition to divorce is, to my mind, pretty much busted already.
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