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102 y/o Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time
Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, The Zanzibar Club, and on Broadway—with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia had been lost over the years. After years of searching we found three "Soundies" Alice appeared in and were finally able to show them to her — she had never seen herself in motion in her life! Alice passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. She spent the last day of her life in good spirits, enjoying listening to music and having her mail read to her. Thank you to all the thousands of fans who sent in cards, flowers, and art. You truly gave her deep joy and meaning in the last years of her life! You can learn more about Alice at the little website we've set up for her: http://www.alicebarkernotbaker.com/ All of Alice's films from this video are collected here: https://youtu.be/rpg5D0AAA2w For more info about the dancers of the Harlem Renaissance, we recommend the lovely documentary "Been Rich All My Life" —several of the women in the film danced with Alice back in the day! A little more about the who's who here: "We" are friends of Alice who searched for the films and made this video. I'm David Shuff, a volunteer who visits the home with my therapy dog Katie, and have known Alice for 8 years. The woman in the video is Gail Campbell, a recreation therapist (and an amazing one at that!). She never gave up on finding Alice's films, and uncovered the first piece of the puzzle that lead to us finding them — which was Alicia Thompson; a historian of black female performers who had been looking for Alice for years (her site is http://forclassicmovieloversonly.trip... and her YouTube channel is "MusicandDancing4Ever"). She told us that Alice was in films called 'soundies'. Using that clue I found jazz historian Mark Cantor of http://jazz-on-film.com and he was able to send us three of Alice's soundies from his collection. Shortly afterwards Alicia got us a few more films. This video was filmed on cellphones (and almost as an afterthought!) by my friends Darin Tatum and Tom Hunt.





Behind Closed Doors: A Look Inside Insane Asylums of the 19th Century
By "The Heretics" for the 2015 HistoryHackathon - http://sites.duke.edu/HistoryHackathon Authors: Likhitha Butchireddygari, Christine Kinyua, Jules Frost, Meagan Stanley





The Most Popular Song of Each Year [1940-2016]
Which song was the most popular the year you were born? Find out! PrettyFamous.com made a list of the most popular songs between 1940-2016. ** The song that was Billboard's #1 single in America for the most consecutive weeks was deemed the most popular. ** If you're wondering why a certain song wasn't included, it's probably because the song didn't spend the most weeks at #1 that year -- even though it may have sold more copies in the long run. This also provides an interesting look at the history and evolution of pop music over the past 76 years. Special thanks to Natalie Morin for compiling this list! By the way, if you're a young man aged 16-25 with a massive drinking problem, I highly recommend reading this book: http://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Red-Shawn-Sutherland-ebook/dp/B00O94GYAS/ref=t mm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=





Marilyn Monroe - I wanna be Loved by you
Marilyn Monroe cantando ( sing ), I wanna be loved by you de la película Some Like It Hot ( Una Eva y dos Adanes ) película del año 1959. Curiosidades : -Se rumorea que, durante el rodaje, Marilyn Monroe tuvo problemas para recordar el texto. Tanto fue así, que la actriz tuvo que ir colocando el guion en distintos lugares del set de rodaje. -Marilyn Monroe tuvo que faltar a varias sesiones del rodaje debido a su embarazo. -Al parecer, Tony Curtis comentó que «besar a Marilyn Monroe es peor que besar a Hitler». En 2001, algo más de cuarenta años después, negó haberlo dicho. -La película contiene homenajes a las películas de gángsters de los años 30, así como ciertas ironías sobre los Estados Unidos de 1929: divorcios de famosos, la seguridad de la bolsa (que ese mismo año se derrumbó e inició una crisis económica) o la muerte de Rodolfo Valentino. -Marilyn Monroe canta I Wanna Be Loved By You, canción que hizo mundialmente famosa.




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