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    lagatta
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    She was also an exile from the Nazis, in Switzerland. Her husband was Jewish, and she was anti-Nazi herself.

    A long life, but a very short career. I suspect the film studios were even creepier to young women back then, when women had so few rights. She hated being type-cast as a “Vamp”.

    I love the photo of her with the cat! I saw another one of her, older, with an old-fashioned Siamese cat. Unfortunately I was unable to copy it for some reason.

    #845210

    Jeankit
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    Born on March 21
    1685 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer.
    bach bach bach turkeys
    LOL
    1869 Florenz Ziegfeld, producer, creator of Ziegfeld Follies.
    pin up cat ๐Ÿ˜‰
    zigfield follies girls as cats
    Meowvelous!

    #845211

    katzenjammer
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    3rd pic is timely – as per usual I’m dressing up as a kitty as this Thursday is Purim which is a holiday for masquerading! And yes, I’m going to spin class in my get-up. Make-up? check! Kit ears? check! Claws? Nope – difficult to hold on to handlebars. *wink*

    #845246

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Birthday to:
    1923 Marcel Marceau, French mime.

    marcel marceau
    1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber, British composer (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats)
    andrew lloyd weber cats

    Along with TDK Meowmy Joan it’s also:
    wheaten
    Wheaten’s purrday – TDK Karen H is Meowmy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    #845249

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy birthday to Chico (Leonard) Marx today too!

    #845328

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today in History 3/24:
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    1955: Cat on Hot Tin Roof opens!
    movie poster
    or purry version:
    feline cat on hot tin roof LOL
    LOL

    #845352

    Jeankit
    Participant

    03-25-16 Happy Birthday to:
    1934 Gloria Steinem, political activist, editor.
    gloria w accordion
    gloria & cat
    1942 Aretha Franklin, American singer, the โ€œQueen of Soul.โ€
    queen of soul

    aretha franklin
    ๐Ÿ˜€

    R-e-s-p-c-t lalala

    #845447

    Jeankit
    Participant

    3/28/16:
    Happy Birthday to:
    Gloria Swanson
    โ€œI’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille,โ€

    #845488

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today’s Purrday Artist:
    Born in 1864 artist and author Paul Ranson.
    Below: “The Sorceress and the Cat (La Sorciรจre au Noir)” 1893.
    Sorceress & the cat

    with
    Bonus: Ranson’s “Tiger in the Jungle(Tigre dans les jungles)”.
    tiger
    ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy

    #845518

    Jeankit
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    Today’s History Lesson: Unicorns!
    Yes, Unicorns were real ๐Ÿ™‚

    vs
    unicorn glorified

    Fossils of a prehistoric creature called the Siberian Unicorn, or Elasmotherium sibiricum, have been found in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan. Most depictions of this animal show it looking kind of like a cross between a rhinoceros and a donkey rather than a noble horse

    #845530

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Irish Rovers earworm *Sigh*
    You all know that only a virgin can tame a unicorn – well now you all know. *wink*

    #845567

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today’s History Lesson:
    Lalalala
    45 turn table

    On March 31, 1949, RCA Victor introduced the 45rpm single record, which had been in development since 1940. The 7-inch disc was designed to compete with the Long Playing record introduced by Columbia a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78rpm record that was currently in use. Advertisements for new record players boasted that with 45rpm records, the listener could hear up to ten records with speedy, silent, hardly noticeable changes.

    #845687

    Jeankit
    Participant

    In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King today:
    Dr ML King funeral

    Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at theLorraine Motelin Memphis, Tennessee.

    #845760

    Jeankit
    Participant

    04-06-16
    Happy Purrday Artist Today:
    Born today in 1867 illustrator Helen Stratton.

    Below: Stratton illustration for Hans Christian Andersen’s “Rudy and Babette Or, Capture of The Eagle’s Nest”.

    Hellen Stratton

    #845831

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Purrday Artist of Day:
    Born today in 1901 painter Christopher “Kit” Wood.
    Below: Wood portrait of Jean Bourgoint, โ€œBoy with a Catโ€ (1926)
    Christopher Kit Wood

    #845897

    lagatta
    Participant

    That Siamese is just tolerating the young man holding her (or him, but cat looks more female).

    #845913

    Jeankit
    Participant

    April 11, 2016
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-exiled-to-elba?cmpid=Social_Facebook_SiteShare

    NAPOLEON
    1814 Napoleon exiled to Elba

    1970 Apollo 13 launched to moon

    1988 Cher wins Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck

    1931 Dorothy Parker resigns as drama critic for The New Yorker

    1961 Bob Dylan plays his first major gig in New York City

    #845917

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    “Able was I ere I saw Elba” (hint read it backwards!)
    Well from that pic looks like Napoleon didn’t do “hard time” – note the lady, the pup, the servant. Unless you factor in rumour that he was actually poisoned at some point, thus putting an end to any plans of escape.

    #845922

    CatWScotia
    Participant

    To be fair, I heard that he wasn’t deliberately poisoned. It was the green wallpaper that was poisonous, but fashionable at the time. He wasn’t the only victim of fashion, either, I believe.

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    #845925

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    I stand corrected CWS. ๐Ÿ™‚

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