Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 28, 2012 Tues.

Birthdays: Goethe, Leo Tolstoy,Donald O'Connor, Charles Boyer, Ben Gazzara, Marvel cartoonist Jack "King" Kirby, Janet Evans, Jason Preistley, Daniel Stern, Shania Twain, animation historian Charles Solomon, Jack Black is 44 1922- The first broadcast commercial. It was for a real estate firm Queensboro Realty lasting ten minutes and cost $100 dollars. The firm selling suburban homes in Queens NY immediately did $100,000 worth of business. The Business world took note of the new method of advertising. 1928- Galloping Gaucho, the second Mickey Mouse cartoon, and the last silent cartoon before SteamBoat Willie , was completed. 1963- Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the climax of the first ' Poor People's March 'on Washington”. Organizer A. Phillip Randolph conceived a poor people’s march taking weeks not unlike the Bonus Marchers of 1929. The sympathetic John F. Kennedy administration prevailed upon them to keep it to one day to reduce the chance of violence and maximize media exposure. They had planned for 100,000 but they got 400,000. Movie stars like Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, even Charlton Heston attended.

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