Thursday, February 7, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for Feb 7, 2013

Birthdays: St. Thomas Moore, Eubie Blake, Sinclair Lewis, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Laura Ingalls Wilder writer of Little House on the Prairie, Gay Talese, James Spader is 53, Chris Rock is 48, Eddie Izzard is 51, Ashton Kutcher is 36 1910- The Town of Hollywood annexed into the City of Los Angeles. 1939, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep was published. Chandler was a 51 year old ex-oil company executive who had taken up writing at the age of forty-five, after being fired for alcohol-soaked absenteeism. Over the previous five years he had published enough crime stories in the pulp magazines to survive, but this was his first novel, the first of seven featuring the inimitable Philip Marlowe. 1940- Disney's classic "Pinocchio" opened nationwide. 1964- The GI Joe action figure born. In 1974 it got the Kung-Fu Grip.

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