100 Years Ago
From the Woodbine social column:
"Miss Mary Roth returned to the neighborhood after spending the summer with relatives in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mrs. John M. DeLashautt and daughter, Miss Mildred DeLashmutt, have returned from their apartments in Baltimore after spending the summer near hear."
Today, it's usually "snowbirds" who avoid the harsh winter weather of the north by flocking to Florida for a few months. But in non-airconditioned 1911 those who could, would escape the heat of the city to spend summers in the cooler countryside.
75 Years Ago
Starlet makes demands
In the Hollywood news section of the Times was this brief:
"Those in the 'know' say that if
Bette Davis was one of the actors bucking the studio system in the 1930s trying to get better roles for herself. The studios had major control over most aspects of the movie industry from the 1920s into the 1960s, including the actors.
That year, in 1936, she won a Best Actress Oscar for "Dangerous." She'd also win a second Oscar for "Jezebel," in 1938.
But a few years later, in addition to movie work, she received a different type of award. For her bond drive work during
This Hollywood legend also has her picture on a U.S. commemorative postage stamp. It's a nice picture from the movie
In 1942 she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination as Charlotte Vale in "Now Voyager," but she lost that year to
Davis had quite an interesting cache of sayings including:
"If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it."
"If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent."
50 Years Ago
Kaisers, generals and Ellicotts
From the Scaggsville-Fulton social column:
"Recent overnight guests of LuAnn and Joe Archer were Johnny Clark of Glenelg and Miss Marilyn Steward of Scaggsville.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kaiser and son, Brent, of High Ridge and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gaither of
In the United States,