“Forgotten Hollywood”- Here’s Two Stories…

Posted on July 18, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch is for sale for $1.885 million. The agent says the home attracts 30 to 50 visitors a day.


                           THE BRADY BUNCH

“`George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000. A rock-wall fireplace, wood-paneled walls and floral wallpaper are vintage touches of what homes looked like in the 1970s.

“`The house has been updated and upgraded, but the interior layout does not resemble what was shown on the show, which ran from 1969 to 1974. Interior scenes were shot in a studio.

“`The owners died, and their children are selling the property.


“`A new PBS American Masters documentary explores the life of baseball legend Ted Williams and his volatile relationships with family and the press. Ted kept his Mexican-American heritage a secret at the time when no black players were allowed in the major leagues and the Red Sox were owned by Tom Yawkey, a controversial person, who was the final owner to integrate a major league baseball team.                                      TED WILLIAMS –>

“`He was born to Samuel Stuart Williams and May Venzor, a Mexican-American Salvation Army devotee who often volunteered in Tijuana, Mexico. Ted’s Mexican family ended up in San Diego as tensions simmered before the 1910 Mexican Revolution.  For decades, Williams shunned his ethnic heritage. As Ted campaigned on behalf on the inclusion of black ballplayers to the Major Leagues, he chose to reveal his connections to Mexican-American Southern California family.

“`Williams, called by some, the greatest hitter who ever lived, was followed by sports writers thanks to his superb slugging skills and John Wayne-esque persona as a foul-mouth outdoors man. But the future Hall of Famer regularly clashed with journalists and had public spats with his numerous wives. The slugger also lost prime years because of service in World War II and the Korean War — something that angered him.

“`The San Diego-born Williams played nineteen years as a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox where Ted won two American League Most Valuable Player Awards, and twice took the Triple Crown. He finished his career with a .344 batting average and 521 home runs, both of which rank among the top in baseball history. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as he became eligible.

“`American Masters Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived will air on most PBS stations on Monday.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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