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Archive for November, 2006

Protected: Other Memories of Early 1995

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

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Jane Russell

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

jane2.jpgI wrote to Jane Russell on May 23, 1985 – mostly because I had purchased a photo of her through Carl Ahlm’s photo catalog. I had purchased this particular photo because A) It was in color, and B) It showed two hot women, one of them being Marilyn Monroe. I had never seen a single movie with Jane Russell at that point, but knew who she was. A careful check of The Film Encyclopedia indicated some of the famous titles of films she was in: The Outlaw, The Paleface, and of course the film from which the photo below was taken: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Ms. Russell also was kind enough to send along the additional signed photo above – in addition to signing the one below. Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: More 1990 Prom Photos

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

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Protected: The Rest of Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27th, 2006

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I Meet Mickey

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

dis.jpgThe trip that I took with my family to Florida in 1975 is what I call a ‘lost trip’ – almost completely obliterated from my parents’ memory and photographic records. Each of the vacationers remember small bits and pieces, but no one can conjure up a clear picture of much about this trip. In fact, even the date of the trip comes into debate. If it weren’t for Bill and Dottie, I would have no photos from the trip at all. Despite the cloud of mystery, it remains a very important trip in my life as it was my first visit to Disney World, a theme park that I would become almost obsessed with over the years. This fascination was mostly based on the enthralling nostalgic memories of my first visits to the park. Read the rest of this entry »