Archive for 'Universal News Collection'
This week in 1966, Boeing introduced the world to the 747, the first jumbo jet. Today, production of the 747 is winding down, but when it first debuted with commercial airlines in 1970, the double-decker represented both scale of economy and the lap of luxury for those fortunate enough to travel in first class. Even […]
Although this year’s Oscars broadcast was a full two months ago, the ceremony honoring My Fair Lady, Julie Andrews, and Rex Harrison was held this week in 1965. If that seems late to you, consider that the very first Oscars were handed out May 16, 1929. From the release sheet: HOLLYWOOD’S NIGHT OF GLAMOUR: It’s […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on April 7, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
This week in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of providing secret information about atomic weapons technology to the USSR. The couple were sentenced to death on April 5, 1951 and were executed in June of 1953. From the release sheet: DEATH FOR ATOM SPIES! New York- It’s a verdict of death in […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on March 31, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
This week we’re featuring Professor I.M. Nuts, a gentleman who demonstrates his spectacular inventions in several Universal News stories. In this story, Prof. Nuts shows off a gadget that will prevent you from ruining your day while eating grapefruit. According to Nuts, “every home should have at least half a dozen”! Have you ever had […]
This week in Universal News, it’s “another great day for the Irish” at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. In attendance were Robert Kennedy, Mayor John Lindsay, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and James Farley, Postmaster General under Franklin D. Roosevelt and one of the first successful Irish Catholic politicians in the United States. From […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on March 17, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
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