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DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

St.Ignatz

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Uhm..... 1917??? It started a lot earlier than that! ;) I presume this is a US campaign medal (hence 'AEF'), so 1917 dates to the US entry into the Great War... Interesting it's marked "World War". I had the impression that "World War" came much later, along with the "First World War" and "World War One" appellations; clearly not in the US. I wonder, then, did this terminology enter English English as an Americanism?
My guess is that this dates from the early 1930's. Phila. Badge Co. was very active making buttons for the C.C.C., N.R.A. and RCA among others.
Tom D.
 

K.D. Lightner

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Jane Russell was a favorite actress of mine when I was a kid, I like her sense of humor and playful spirit. RIP, Jane, and thanks for all the fun pictures you made.

RIP Frank Buckles, the last Doughboy from the Great War.

karol
 

dhermann1

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Danny Stiles

I just saw a Facebook post that Danny Stiles had passed away today. I don't know how well known he was outside the New York Metro area, but he was known as the Vicar of Vintage to many. He had a radio program for many many years where he played the kind of oldies that are now becoming popular on many internet radio stations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Stiles
http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2011/mar/11/danny-stiles-longtime-radio-host-dead/
He was one of the last living connections to the Golden Age of Radio.
 
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K.D. Lightner

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While I know not one single person, I feel sorrow today for those who lost their lives in that devastating earthquake/tsunami in Japan.

I send out my blessing to those who are suffering and those who are gone.

kdl
 

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A little late, but....


Georgia Carroll
(November 18, 1919 – January 14, 2011)

Model, Actress, and Singer.

I must admit I didn't know who she was until about a week ago when I was watching some Kay Kyser videos on youtube. When she stood up to sing, I went "wow, who's the blonde?!" After some quick googling I discovered that as well as being a singer for Kay's Orchestra, she also married him, and that she had just passed away barely 2 months ago.

Her face was also the model for the "Spirit of the Cenntenial" Statue that stands infront of what is now the Women's Museum inside Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
 

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A Merry Little Christmas Songwriter Is Dead at 96
Hugh Martin wrote the classic for the movie 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

(Newser) – The man who wrote the holiday classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is dead at 96. Hugh Martin gets a nice sendoff from Richard Corliss at Time, who recounts how the song—written in the 1940s for the film Meet Me in St. Louis—originally had more somber lyrics: "Have yourself a merry little Christmas. It may be your last. Next year we may all be living in the past ... "
http://www.newser.com/story/113995/hugh-martin-obituary-author-of-have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas-is-dead.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=inbox&utm_campaign=newser
 

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Georgia Carroll
(November 18, 1919 – January 14, 2011)

Model, Actress, and Singer.

I must admit I didn't know who she was until about a week ago when I was watching some Kay Kyser videos on youtube. When she stood up to sing, I went "wow, who's the blonde?!" After some quick googling I discovered that as well as being a singer for Kay's Orchestra, she also married him, and that she had just passed away barely 2 months ago.

Her face was also the model for the "Spirit of the Cenntenial" Statue that stands infront of what is now the Women's Museum inside Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

Jane and now Georgia.
Two of my husband's women gone :(
 

Widebrim

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"World War" was being used as early as 1919 -- Francis March's "History Of The World War" was published that year, and was the most common one-volume book on the war to be found in Golden Era homes. So the term was certainly used and recognized in the US very early on.

Of course, but my point was simply that we originally used the term "Great War," too.
 

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A Merry Little Christmas Songwriter Is Dead at 96
Hugh Martin wrote the classic for the movie 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

(Newser) – The man who wrote the holiday classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is dead at 96. Hugh Martin gets a nice sendoff from Richard Corliss at Time, who recounts how the song—written in the 1940s for the film Meet Me in St. Louis—originally had more somber lyrics: "Have yourself a merry little Christmas. It may be your last. Next year we may all be living in the past ... "
http://www.newser.com/story/113995/hugh-martin-obituary-author-of-have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas-is-dead.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=inbox&utm_campaign=newser

In the end there were four sets of lyrics to the song. I did a post about the song at Cladrite Radio last year.
 

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Kahuna

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Ferlin Husky just died at 85. There's very few of the 50's & 60's era country singers left. R.I.P. Ferlin
http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/17/country-music-hall-of-famer-ferlin-husky-dies-at-85/
ferlinhusky1964-1024x820Quicke-mailview.jpg

(this is the most psychedelic acoustic guitar I've ever seen - looks like it should belong to Blue Cheer or some other San Francisco band)
 
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Oh, this is so sad. May he rest in peace. Ferlin always makes me think of my mother, she has always been a big Ferlin Husky fan all my life. My sister even plans, if she has twins, to name them Ferlin and Faron (after Ferlin Husky and Faron Young)

Ferlin Husky just died at 85. There's very few of the 50's & 60's era country singers left. R.I.P. Ferlin
http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/17/country-music-hall-of-famer-ferlin-husky-dies-at-85/
ferlinhusky1964-1024x820Quicke-mailview.jpg

(this is the most psychedelic acoustic guitar I've ever seen - looks like it should belong to Blue Cheer or some other San Francisco band)
 

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