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Marlene Dietrich is glam and beautiful in a slinky embroidered gown. She stands between two slicked-back men in tuxedoes who are staring intently at each other. All three are holding cocktail glasses in some kind of fancy mansion or hotel lobby.

Marlene Dietrich and Champagne: She Didn’t Quite Say That

Here’s a story about Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich, Champagne, and a bad quote. The actress liked her sparkles, that much is clear. A supposed Marlene Dietrich quote about Champagne is …..

A campaign poster reads "Vote Shirley CHISHOLM 1972. Unbought and Unbossed."

Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed

Shirley Chisholm, unbought and unbossed. Has there been a better political slogan this side of “I Like Ike“? No, there hasn’t. I had always thought the “unbought and unbossed” reference …..

People magazine's cover reads 'Betty White Turns 100!' along with a big cover photo of her

Betty White’s 100th Birthday People Magazine Cover

People magazine, getting ahead of the news, published this 100th birthday tribute to actress Betty White earlier this week. The issue date is January 10, 2022. Unfortunately, Betty White died …..

Betty White Joins the 99 Club, Alas

Betty White, the actress and entertainer whose working career spanned an astonishing nine decades, has died at age 99. She passed on Friday morning at her home in California; the …..

Side-by-side photos of bell hooks (a black woman in a classroom, holding a microphone and pen) and Evel Knievel (looking through the skeleton of a shark's jawbone)

bell hooks outlived Evel Knievel

Both were daredevils in their own way. Evel Knievel jumped over buses and fountains on a souped-up motorcycle. Dr. bell hooks jumped over sexists and racists with her deep thinking …..

Mickey Dolenz wears a hat and a big smile. He's an older gent but looks good in a cocked Sinatra-style fedora and open-collar shirt

Micky Dolenz is the Last Monkee Standing

  I’m heartbroken. I’ve lost a dear friend and partner. I’m so grateful that we could spend the last couple of months together doing what we loved best – singing, …..

Bob Dole Lost 70 Pounds of Pure Muscle After World War II

Bob Dole — Congressman, Senate majority leader, and three-time presidential candidate — was also once a muscular young man. Bob Dole died this morning at age 98 after a lifetime …..

Three sweaty Japanese women smile as they hold up their hands in horns with their second and fifth fingers

A “Punk” Christmas With Shonen Knife

Here’s Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife playing their song “Sweet Christmas.” It’s one of their two big holiday songs, the other being the more-famous “Space Christmas.” Are you in the …..

FDR is a gray-haired man in sensible suit with a striped tie. He has a slight smile on his face.

FDR Probably Got Polio at a Boy Scout Jamboree

You learn something new every day, and today we learned how future president Franklin D. Roosevelt got polio at age 39. Or how he probably got it: from the Boy …..

Will Robert Wadlow Always Be the World’s Tallest Man?

Will anyone ever be taller than Robert Wadlow? The small-town boy from Illinois was a whopping 8’11” tall — that’s right: eight feet, eleven inches — when he died in …..

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