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Celebrate with Jackie Cooper, Clark Gable, and others in “The Christmas Party” (1931)

How does child actor, Jackie Cooper, host a Christmas party for all his football buddies when his house is too small?

Well, with a handy connection to MGM and some sweet-talkin’ to Norma Shearer, Hollywood stars of the 1930’s come out to help celebrate in “The Christmas Party” (1931)!

You’ll see a young Clark Gable serving chow and chatter to the team.

Handsome Ramon Novarro is hailed on the fly to bring tea and napkins.

Santa visits the children in the form of comedian “The Schnoz” Jimmy Durante.

Lionel Barrymore makes the rounds with warm biscuits for all the “whippersnappers.”

Join MGM’s party to catch even more Hollywood stars celebrating Christmas with Jackie!

Source: Visit rlosangeleskings on YouTube for more Christmas videos.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Movie, Short Subject, Video

 

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Man! I hate when that happens!

“October 1938. ‘Mother and children with popcorn, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana.’ Valuable practice for the Popcorn Festival. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.”

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Food, Photos

 

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Separate & Together!

CREDIT: Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer. “Hilda Kassell, E. 53rd St., New York City. Father reading newspaper, two children viewing television,” 1950. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-G613-T01-57609.

Now, why didn’t I think of that! Resourceful “partition” of family time. 

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Books, Photos, TV

 

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It is still reading.

It's still reading...

1948 London

As a kid who devoured Archie, Superman, and Classic Illustrated comics, I didn’t like it very much when adults criticized me for reading them. I’m joyful when any child reads, whether it be books or comics, instead of watching TV. It is still reading.

When my sister and I were young, my mother would bribe us with fresh new comics to keep us engaged while getting her hair done. I couldn’t wait to open up mine and magically be anywhere else but in that hair salon! It led to a lifetime of literature.

I’m so grateful to J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter novels; novels that were responsible for more children, especially boys, discovering the rapture of reading. And, for those who say children could read better books than Harry Potter…just be thankful they are still reading. 

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Books

 

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