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April 20, 2007 Friday
April 20th, 2007

Just one more excuse to post one of Dean Yeagle's terrific Mandy drawings. Check out his website

Had a fun evening at the Van Eaton Gallery last night signing copies of Drawing the Line. Nancy Beiman was in from New York signing, and Dean Yeagle, Jeff Snow, Nik Ranieri, Toby Bluth, Jerry Beck, Steve Silver and more were signing books. Thanks to Mike and Jeanine Van Eaton, and Tina Price of CTN for the wonderful party.

Birthdays: Harold Lloyd, Juan Miro', Adolph Hitler, Tito Puente, Nina Foch, Gregroy Ratoff, Ryan O'Neal, Daniel Day Lewis, Jessica Lange, Luther Vandross, Crispin Glover, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, George Takei, Carmen Electra is 35, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, Andy Serkis the Gollum, Animation Director Bob Kurtz

Happy Birthday Bob!

1814- Napoleon sent to Elba, a little island off the coast of France. He quoted the famous palindrome "Able was I ere I saw Elba." he had been learning English.

1859- " It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times..." Charles Dicken's novel "A Tale of Two Cities" began to be published in magazine form.

1909- Mary Pickford, the first Movie Star, goes in front of a camera for the first time.

1914- Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs opened. Commuters on the “El” could see how their cubbies were doing by looking for the W or L flag flying.

1925-The Warner Bros. Moving Picture company bought Vitagraph Studios from early animation pioneer James Stuart Blackton.

1935- Radio program “Your Hit Parade” premiered.

1938- On Hitler’s birthday was the Berlin premiere of Leni Reifenstahl’s film Olympia, about the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

1939- RCA president David Sarnoff dedicates RCA pavilion at World's Fair. First U.S. news event filmed on television (the Nazis televised the Berlin Olympics in 1936) Sarnoff predicted that one day everyone would have a television in their home!

1942- The' Bataan Death March' ended at the prison camps at Butan and Palayu. Half the captive 16,000 Phillipino and 10,000 American troops died from exhaustion and starvation.(there was two animators there who I later worked with at Filmation- Don Schloat and Len Rogers..)

1968- Pierre Elliot Trudeau sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada. Trudeau became one of Canada’s more colorful leaders with his flower-child wife Margaret.

1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings releases "Band on the Run"

1976 - George Harrison sings the Lumberjack Song with the Monty Python comedy troop.

1977- Woody Allen and Diane Keaton starred in his award winning film “Annie Hall”.