June 11, 2013
It’s not just a news show, it’s a party.
My name is Joe Dan Gorman, and you can blame me for Intellectual Froglegs. I created it, I write & produce it…and I host it. So, it’s pretty much my fault.
In case you haven’t seen it yet— the ‘basis’ of Froglegs is to be covertly educational with humor, wicked cool graphics and classic tunage.
And we’re not following the media narrative…or chasing the ‘media-driven outrage of the day”—- but we will talk about things that matter, from the historical to the hysterical.
I have no allegiance to a political party…my allegience is to God, truth and freedom…. Oh, and funny stuff. LOL
The best part…I get to ridicule liberals, atheists and other assorted anti-American jackasses. How fun.
Intellectual Froglegs Facebook page.
Intellectual Froglegs website.
May 21, 2013
The Frank and Friends Internet Radio Show is a variety show where we talk about everything under the sun and then some! Join us!
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Frank and Friends Internet Radio Show.
April 16, 2013
Chuck Connors (1921-1992) is most remembered as Lucas McCain, The Rifleman. However, there are many more chapters to his story. Chuck was not only a fine actor, but a wonderful athlete and a generous man who organized or participated in multiple charitable events. He had a larger-than-life personality, outgoing and outspoken, but also compassionate and loyal to his friends.
Chuck ‘s career included playing professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs and the Montreal Royals as well as the Los Angeles Angels. He was also a Boston Celtic in the first year of the Professional Basketball Association and had the dubious distinction of being the first player to shatter a glass backboard.
Although The Rifleman brought Chuck fame, he had already started building a solid career in the entertainment industry. He played bad guys and good guys, cowards and heroes with equal ease. He worked with many Hollywood legends and he rode tall in the saddle in many westerns and fought in the trenches in many war movies. From his childhood in Brooklyn, New York, to his careers in both basketball and baseball, to his entry into Hollywood, Chuck used his natural talents to carve out a life story worth telling. This site is dedicated to that life story. We invite you to join us a we look at Chuck’s history and celebrate his legacy.
Our Chuck Connors.
April 4, 2013
For almost two decades, Monica Lewis was a certified pop music and pop culture phenomenon — the rhapsodic vocal essence of the Jazz Age. She was the idealized, wholesomely sexy sound and image of apple-pie America, lending a melodious voice of hope to thousands of U.S. troops through two of the 20th century’s greatest wars.
She was the magazine cover girl with the mile-wide smile and the ad world’s Most Wanted with the million-dollar legs. On the screen, she supported legendary Hollywood actors with her sass, brass, song and dance while posing a blonde, bodacious threat to fellow MGM Studios performer Lana Turner. On the airwaves, she was a Top Banana — singing her way into TV and radio history as the oh-so-a-peelin’ cartoon persona of the venerable Chiquita Banana brand.
Monica’s course toward classic song styling was set as a child. She was the youngest of three children born to musical parents: her father, Leon, was a symphonic composer and pianist, and her mother, Jessica, sang with the Chicago Opera Company. After the Great Depression forced the Lewis clan to relocate from Chicago to New York City, there was no shortage of sibling rivalry: Monica’s sister, Bobbe, established herself as an accomplished concert pianist, while her brother, Marlo, co-created Ed Sullivan’s landmark television show, TOAST OF THE TOWN (later renamed THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW).
Having studied voice with her mother since a mere toddler, Monica quit junior college at 17 to work as a vocalist on THE GLOOM DODGERS, a popular radio wake-up program on New York’s WHN. This and other early airwaves successes led to her debut at Manhattan’s legendary Stork Club and subsequent discovery by the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman, whose imprimatur hastened her ascent as a vocalist/co-host on nationally broadcast programs including BEAT THE BAND, THE CHESTERFIELD HOUR: MUSIC THAT SATISFIES and THE REVERE CAMERA SHOW.
Monica Lewis website.
March 18, 2013
In an industry for which a skew of actors and actress remain infamous for their untimely deaths, Lombard may be the rare exception. Rather than being remembered as the rebel, bombshell, sex goddess, or tragedy of unfortunate events, Lombard’s legacy comes from her compassionate character. A character who brought laughter in a period of Depression, morale in times of war, and who consistently delivers unity to the generations watching her films across the globe today.
Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters on October 6, 1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Oscar nominated actress was the daughter of Frederick C. Peters and Elizabeth Knight. Lombard grew up the youngest of three children in a two-story home at 704 Rockhill Street in Fort Wayne. In 1914, her parents separated and Carole moved with her mother and siblings, Frederick and Stuart, to Los Angeles where she would attend Virgil Mary Middle School and Fairfax High School. In 1924, Carole was crowned “May Queen,” and though she quit school to pursue acting, Carole was still able to graduate from Fairfax in 1927.
Carole made her first film at the age of twelve after having been “discovered” by director Alan Dwan while playing baseball out in the streets. He cast her as Monte Blue’s little sister in 1921’s A Perfect Crime. In 1925 she signed a contract with Fox and became “Carole Lombard.” Over the next few years Carole made several low-budget westerns with Buck Jones and comedy shorts when she signed a contract with Mack Sennett in 1927.
By 1929 Hollywood was beginning to take notice of the up and coming Lombard who was now leading lady in a string of successes starting with High Voltage that year. In 1930, she began working for Paramount Pictures where she would go on to make a majority of her most memorable comedies. It was her performance in 1934’s Twentieth Century that really established her as a bon-a-fide star, earning her praise from fans and film critics alike. One critic wrote “Lombard is like no other Lombard you’ve seen before. When you see her, you’ll forget the rather stilted Lombard of old. You’ll see a star blaze out of this scene, high spots Carole never dreamed of hitting.” Upon completion of filming Twentieth Century her co-star, John Barrymore, presented her an autographed portrait in scripted with “To the finest actress I have worked with, bar none.”
Carole Lombard Website.
March 11, 2013
Taking place in Washington, D.C. each year, and now in regions across the country, CPAC educates, brings together and energizes thousands of attendees and all of the leading conservative organizations and speakers who impact conservative thought in the nation. From Presidents of the United States to college students, CPACs have become the place to find our nation’s current and future leaders and sets the conservative agenda each year.
In 1973, a small group of conservative activists met in Washington to discuss the future of the conservative movement.
This meeting, convened by the American Conservative Union, resolved that an annual event was needed to rally conservatives, share strategies and promulgate and crystallize the best of the conservative thought in America. This meeting was thus the birth of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
In 1974, then-Governor Ronald Reagan was the featured speaker at the first CPAC Presidential Banquet. President Reagan’s 1974 speech set a strong, uncompromisingly pro-freedom agenda for the conservatives, building upon the foundation established by Senator Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign a decade earlier.
This speech and this CPAC were to become the catalysts for building a grassroots movement which has now, after 40 years, culminated in conservatism emerging as the dominant American political philosophy.
CPAC 2013 Conference.
Conservative Political Action Conference website.
March 4, 2013
Who, with 17 films to her credit, became one of the top singing & dancing motion picture stars of all time? Who conquered television with 9 show-stopping spectaculars garnering 17 Emmy® nominations and blockbuster ratings? Whose dazzling triple-threat talents made her arguably the top female nightclub and concert attraction of the era? The answer to all these questions is simply Miss Mitzi Gaynor.
The road that led Mitzi Gaynor to international superstardom began in her native Chicago where she was virtually born into the theater. Her mother was a talented dancer and her father a virtuoso musician. Family members and teachers alike were quick to notice and nurture the natural born performing talent of young Mitzi who relished the hours of dance & performance training she was receiving. Her instructor, the acclaimed ballerina Madame Kathryn Etienne, knew from an early age that the young performer was destined for stardom and encouraged the child’s family to seek that stardom in Hollywood.
The family moved west on a dream, and 12 year old Mitzi was soon discovered by legendary theatrical producer Edwin Lester who selected her for the corps de ballet of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. Mitzi honed her craft in countless productions in Los Angeles & San Francisco including Roberta, Naughty Marietta, The Louisiana Purchase, Song Without Words, The Fortune Teller, The Great Waltz and debuted on Broadway with The Gypsy Lady. Mitzi’s vibrant performances were capturing the attention of composers including Cole Porter and Irving Berlin when noted film director Henry Koster and producers Sol Siegel and George Jessel arranged a screen test that resulted in a contract at 20th Century Fox.
Mitzi Gaynor – The Official Site.
February 25, 2013
The mission of the Museum of the American Revolution is to engage the public in the history and significance of the American Revolution. The Museum will be built just steps from Independence Hall in the historic area of Philadelphia and display a distinguished collection of historical objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works.
What is the Museum of the American Revolution?
The Museum of the American Revolution is a non-profit, cultural organization dedicated to engaging the public in the history and significance of the American Revolution and its enduring legacy. It will be built in the historic area of Philadelphia, just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, and will be the nation’s first museum to tell the complete story of the American Revolution.
The Museum is documenting, preserving, researching and exhibiting its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the American Revolution and is actively collaborating with other institutions and organizations in the United States and around the world to explore and promote the American Revolution.
What is in the collection?
Over the course of a century, the Museum of the American Revolution and its predecessor, the Valley Forge Historical Society, assembled a rich collection of objects, art, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the American Revolution. The collection began with the 1909 purchase of General George Washington’s marquee (sleeping tent and office) from Martha Washington’s great-great-granddaughter, Mary Custis Lee.
Museum of the American Revolution.
February 18, 2013
The Museum illuminates Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he worked tirelessly to enhance the art of animation.
The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney—the creator of Mickey Mouse, and whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America—has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in The Presidio of San Francisco. The Museum illuminates Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he worked tirelessly to enhance the art of animation. The creator of Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disneyland and much more, he was a risk-taker who influenced popular culture through animated and live-action films, television programs, theme parks and new technologies. Co-founded by Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, and grandson, Walter E.D. Miller, the Museum is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation.
Located in a historic brick building, once a barracks, on the main post of San Francisco’s Presidio, the 40,000 square foot Museum features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a 14-foot model of Disneyland and much more. The Museum tells the story of the man behind the myth in Disney’s own voice and in contemporary exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies, listening stations, and more than 200 video screens. Visitors can also enjoy the Museum store, and the 114 seat, Fantasia-themed theater, which shows Disney classics six days a week.
The Walt Disney Family Museum.
February 4, 2013
The image of Maureen O’Hara began in Hollywood in 1939 in the classic film “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and now embodies a career that has spanned over 60 years. Maureen’s dynamic Irish beauty and persona of womanly strength has made her a role model for women and produced a legacy of all-time classic films. Maureen O’Hara is still beautiful and enjoying her retirement. More importantly, she is representative of all fine actors of her era. I have always joked that to keep up with this energetic lady you need plenty of frequent flyer miles and twice the stamina. Maureen O’Hara indeed remains a much needed heroine of “all” times – a gifted performer “then and now” – a woman for all seasons – truly a Woman of the Century!”
THE DUKE AND HIS LADY
A walk down memory lane – 1976 – TV Fund Raiser Party “Allstar Tribute to John Wayne” produced by the late Paul Keyes. Maureen serenades Duke with “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Face” Note: The clip is fuzzy, but we are lucky to have even this considering the technology back then. (click on image below and white arrow at link for video clip of the event courtesy of “Romy”) Those of you who enjoy this clip may also enjoy my interview with the producer of the All Start Tribute – Paul Keyes. It took place in 1993 and Paul was an absolute delight. He was good friends with Duke and Frank Sinatra and shared many great stories.
Maureen O’Hara Magazine.