Tuesday, March 31, 2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "It Happened in Brooklyn"


It Happened in Brooklyn, an MGM musical/romantic comedy, filmed in black and white, opened at the Capitol Theater in New York City on March 13, 1947.  Frank Sinatra received top billing as Danny Miller, a veteran returning home to Brooklyn.  Also appearing are Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante, Peter Lawford, and Gloria Grahame.



New York Times critic Bosley Crowther gave the movie a middling review.
  • ...slow in the narrative stretches.
  • ...humor is not too good.
  • .,..Durante's contribution is a bit on the parsimonious side
But he commended Sinatra for a performance of considerable casual charm.

My paternal grandparents have a Brooklyn connection.  After traveling to the U.S. from Sweden in the mid-1890s, they lived there for a short time before moving to Rockford, Illinois.

Here they are in 1947 during a summer visit with my parents in Washington.  (Mom took the picture.)   I suspect they're in the vicinity of Mt. Rainier.


Other Frank Sinatra 100 posts:
"Our Love".  (2/14/2015)
"I'll Never Smile Again".  (2/15/2015)
"Fools Rush In".  (2/16/2015)
"Dolores".  (2/17/2015)
"Oh Look At Me Now".  (2/18/2015)
"This Love of Mine".  (2/20/2015)
"There Are Such Things."  (2/24/2015)
"Night and Day".  (2/26/2015)
"The Night We Called It a Day".  (2/27/2015)
Paramount Theater, December 30, 1942.  (3/2/2015)
Reveille with Beverly.  (3/4/2015)
"You'll Never Know".  (3/7/2015)
Higher and Higher.  (3/8/2015)
"People Will Say We're in Love".  (3/10/2015)
The Shining Future.  (3/17/2015)
"I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night".  (3/19/2015)
Step Lively.  (3/20/2015) .
"Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)".  (3/21/2015)
"You'll Never Walk Alone".  (3/23/2015)
"Oh What It Seemed to Be".  (3/24/2015)
Anchors Aweigh.  (3/26/2015)
"Day by Day".  3/27/2015)
Till the Clouds Roll By.  (3/29/2015)
"Always".  (3/30/2015)

Happy Pastime might have one last fixture for sale


Photo by Retiring Guy


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New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary voters are having trouble making up their minds



Listed in order of individual candidate's peak percentage, starting with most recent:
  1. Ted Cruz
  2. Jeb Bush
  3. Rand Paul
  4. Chris Christie
  5. Scott Walker
  6. Mike Huckabee

Related posts:
Another day, another New Hampshire Presidential primary poll.  (3/28/2015)
Bush, Rubio not exactly wowing the home-state voters.  (3/27/2014)
Scott Walker tied for 2nd with 'Dunno' in latest CNN/ORC poll. (3/19/2015)
Bush-Walker-Dunno in a 3-way tie for Connecticut Presidential primary preferences.  (3/15/2015)
Don't know/no answer/somebody else/won't vote leads latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/6/2015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest Florida Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest South Carolina Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)
It's Walker, Bush, Unsure in 1st Nevada Presidential primary poll of the year.  (3/2/2015)
Quinnipiac poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party favorite among likely caucus-goers in Iowa.  (2/26/2015)
Texas Poll: Scott Walker takes it to a couple of Texans on their home turf.  (2/25/2015)
Someone else/no one, Ben Carson have best 1-2 punch in Public Policy poll.  (2/24/2015)
'Undecided' leads, Scott Walker 2nd, in year's first California Republican Presidential primary poll.  (2/20/2015)
On the merry-go-round: Mike Huckabee takes the lead in the latest Republican Presidential preference poll.  (2/18/2015)
Give it up: "Favorite Son" Lindsey Graham ekes out an anemic 17% in South Carolina poll.  (2/17/2015)
New Hampshire: Jeb Bush holds slim lead among crowded GOP pack in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)
Mike Huckabee retakes Iowa lead, Walker falls to 3rd in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)
Another New Hampshire poll.  (2/8/2015)
How's Scott Walker doin' in New Hampshire? It depends upon what poll you read.  (2/8/2015)
One year before primary, New Hampshire, one of our whitest states, shows a preference for Scott Walker.  (2/5/2015)
Adding up 1st and 2nd choices, we find that Scott Walker is tied with "Don't Know" in latest Fox News poll.  (1/30/2015)
Jeb Bush starts to break away from the pack in latest CNN/ORC poll.  (12/30/2014)
Jeb Bush on top with 14% in latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  (12/19/2014) 
McClatchy-Marist poll of 1,140 national adults (December 3-9, 2014).  (12/16/2014) 

Jeb Bush and Scott Walker: 2 Different Paths to the White House


Bush and Walker Point G.O.P. to Contrary Paths.  (The New York Times, 3/29/2015)

Photo credit:  Greg Skidmore (via Wikipedia
Text source:  The New York Times

Photo credit:  Wisconsin Office of the Governor
Text source:  The New York Times

"More tea, please!" Scott Walker requests.



Doris Stevenson Barirde (1925-2014) Warren High School Class of 1943


Warren Times Observer

1943 Dragon yearbook

1983 Warren City Directory
'Doris'.  A very popular names in the 1920s and 1930s.  Quickly faded from view after the 1960s.



Other members of the class of '43:
Mildred Kahle Glotz.  (9/13/2014)
Robert Dietsch.  (9/8/2014)
Anna Mae Olson Howe.  (9/2/2014)
Lois Bogart6 Niederer.  (5/3/2014)
Verna Mack Swanson.  (12/22/2013)