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  • Today in history

    10/20/2015 3:13:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Updated: Oct 20, 2015 1:20 AM PDT | Associated Press
    Today is Tuesday, October 20, the 293rd day of 2015. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On October 20, 1965, in one of the more colorful moments of his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson, recovering from gall bladder surgery at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, pulled up his shirt and jacket to show off his abdominal scar to reporters and photographers. (Although critics were appalled by the display, Johnson later said he was trying to dispel rumors that he'd actually been operated on for cancer.) On this date: In 1714, the coronation of Britain's King George...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • Manhattan's historic Tin Pan Alley is up for sale

    10/14/2008 11:28:16 AM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 446+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Thu Oct 9, 9:32 AM ET | no byline
    Tin Pan Alley, the home of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and other great American songwriters, is up for sale. Five buildings on West 28th Street in Manhattan's Chelsea district are being offered as a group for $44 million. A listing on real estate Web site Loopnet recommends that the buildings be torn down and a high-rise take their place. Preservationists and tenants aren't happy... Tin Pan Alley housed a concentration of music publishers and songwriters from the 1890s to the 1950s.
  • Always: A singer’s journey through the life of Irving Berlin

    08/08/2006 2:53:50 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 273+ views
    American Heritage ^ | November 1998 | SUSANNA McCORKLE
    Always: A singer’s journey through the life of Irving Berlin American Heritage Magazine November 1998 Volume 49, Issue 7 BY SUSANNA McCORKLE Like most baby boomers, I grew up hearing his songs and taking them for granted. I never gave a thought to who Irving Berlin was or how he had come to write the music that flowed through our lives. In the 1970s I saw a newspaper photograph of him singing “God Bless America” in the Nixon White House during Watergate and immediately consigned both him and the song to the “wrong” side. When I became a singer...
  • Music: The Greatest Generation's Secret Weapon

    05/25/2005 9:27:32 PM PDT · by SamuraiScot · 18 replies · 726+ views
    The Fact ^ | 5/25/05 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    Splashed across the top in block letters were the words "This Is the Army." It was an original cast recording of a Broadway musical revue produced in 1942, America's first full year of World War II, produced by Irving Berlin to raise money for the war effort. The cast members were all soldiers. … I was awestruck, looking through this window to the heroic times my parents' generation had known.… Today, their optimism seems quite logical, because we know who won the war. But America wasn't winning then… After the slaughter at Pearl Harbor in late 1941 had come the...
  • Irving Berlin's Gift To Americas Youth

    01/04/2005 10:17:48 AM PST · by zarf · 6 replies · 389+ views
    Rogers and Hammerstein Organization ^ | 1/4/05 | R&H News Letter
    Almost as soon as his song "God Bless America" began generating revenue, Irving Berlin established The God Bless America Fund, to benefit America's youth. Over $6,000,000 has been distributed to date, primarily to two youth organizations with which Mr. and Mrs. Berlin were personally involved: The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, and the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America. These councils do not discriminate on any basis and are committed to serving all segments of New York City's diverse youth population. In recent years the Fund has distributed about $200,000 annually, though the figures...