“Forgotten Hollywood”- Jim Thorpe, All Pennsylvanian…

Posted on October 5, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe’s sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. Thorpe’s two surviving sons, and the Sac and Fox Nation have been seeking to bury Thorpe on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

1922_Jim_Thorpe_sketch   nav-logo

   The justices on Monday left in place a court ruling that ordered Thorpe’s body to remain in the Pennsylvania town that bears his name. His wife won the original agreement from two merging towns in Pennsylvania to build a memorial and name the new town after Thorpe. Police then seized Thorpe’s body during his funeral service in Oklahoma.

   Thorpe was a football, baseball, and track star who won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He died in 1953 at age 64. A motion picture was made that was considered a fictionalized biography of his well-documented  life. Burt Lancaster starred as the athlete.


—————————————————— jack lalanne

   ME-TV.com is featuring one of the small screen’s finest daytime live shows during its Golden Age. And, the star is none other than exercise guru – Jack LaLanne.

   The Godfather of Fitness opened America’s first health club in 1936. The Jack LaLanne Physical Culture Studio — a gym, juice bar, and health food store — kickstarted the modern health movement. In 1951, the charismatic health expert brought his winning workouts to television. Wearing his signature jumpsuit and slippers, The Jack LaLanne Show ran for 34 years. His dog Happy was there to help, too. Jack LaLanne lived to be 96.

   Here is a link to watch these classic programs:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

This entry was posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 12:06 am and is filed under Blog by Manny Pacheco. You can follow any comments to this post through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Bookmark this post:
Digg Del.icio.us Reddit Furl Google Bookmarks StumbleUpon Windows Live Technorati Yahoo MyWeb

Comments are closed.