1974 Fascination

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“The Fascination, touted as a “Space Age Transportation Innovation” by its inventor, Paul M. Lewis, was produced by the Highway Aircraft Corporation of Sidney in 1974. The streamlined, functional design reflected a concern for efficiency and stability. In August 1974 Lewis predicted that fifty more vehicles would be completed by the spring of 1975. Unfortunately his prediction never came true. Lewis resigned as company president in September 1976 under pressure from his board of directors, who felt the company’s progress had been too slow. Only three Fascination prototypes were built.”

Happy Birthday Gary Owens 5-10-1936

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Via Radio Hall Of Fame:
“Gary Owens was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, on May 10, 1936, and began his radio career as a teenager reading the news on KORN/Mitchell. He became a seasoned traveler in the 1950s, mixing his offbeat humor with music at stations in Omaha, Denver, Dallas, St. Louis, San Antonio, New Orleans, Houston and Oakland.”
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Bubble On The Seine-Melvin Sokolsky-1963

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Melvin Sokolsky is one of the most creative advertising and commercial photographers of our time. He was born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and as a youth living in this neighborhood during the prewar era, he enjoyed reading books and visiting museums. This inspired him and he began imagining elaborate sets and images even before he had a camera to capture them.” ~Lynne Eodice

Dom DiMaggio R.I.P.

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BOSTON (AP)—Dominic DiMaggio, the bespectacled Boston Red Sox center fielder who made his own mark on the major leagues despite playing in the shadow of Hall of Fame brother Joe and teammate Ted Williams, died early Friday at his Massachusetts home. He was 92.
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Wizard Of Oz Munchkin Mickey Carroll R.I.P.

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(from associated press)
ST. LOUIS – Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 beloved film “The Wizard of Oz,” died Thursday. He was 89.

Carroll played the part of the Munchkinland “Town Crier,” marched as a “Munchkin Soldier” and was the candy-striped “Fiddler” who escorted the movie’s wide-eyed orphan, Dorothy Gale, played by Judy Garland, down the yellow brick road toward Emerald City.
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