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Superman Was Once a Puny Daily Comic Strip

On January 16, 1939, the year after the first comic books featured The Man of Steel, Superman appeared to everyday Earthlings in newspaper daily comic…

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Vuln!! Path it now!!

Vuln!! Path it now!! Vuln!! Path it now!!

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How A 27 Year Old Once Turned CBS Into a National Broadcaster

  When William Samuel Paley’s family purchased a small, arguably insignificant radio network in 1927, Paley had designs on leveraging the acquisition for promoting…

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The Very First Televised Howdy Doody Show Didn’t Have Doody

When the cameras turned on to air the first televised version of Bob Smith’s new show, it was December 27, 1947. It was to…

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How the Childhood of Walt Disney Shaped the Whole Disney Brand

Most fans know Walt Disney for the man he became, for the result of his life’s work. Few know about the impressionable, artistic boy…

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The Tragic Romance of Lucy and Desi

One of Hollywood’s most famous romances remains that of Lucille Ball and Design Arnaz. The pair wed on November 30, 1940. Lucy, 28 at…

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Dumbo Was the Surprise Hit America Needed in 1941 and Still Wants Today

It’s been only a few months since Tim Burton announced that Disney greenlit his live-action production of Dumbo. In case you’ve been in a…

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Hi-Yo Silver; The Lasting Effect of the First Ride of the Lone Ranger

  It was on ABC, Thursday, September 15, 1949, when the Lone Ranger first premiered on television. It was before many homes had a…

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American Icon; The Wizard of Oz Was a Flop at First

Few movies will ever achieve as much lore as “The Wizard of Oz.” For every inch of celluloid, there are ten stories about the…

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Candid Camera Has Been on the Air Way Longer Than the Simpsons

Ask folks which TV series is the longest running of all time and they will always say “The Simpsons.” It’s true, the Simpson’s have…

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