Tom Mix in his 1921 Cord

Monday, 24th of October, 2005 @ 2:00pm

Silent film star Tom Mix was killed in a freak auto accident on 12 October 1940. Famous for his high-living ways—including his love of fast cars—Mix was speeding across Arizona in his 1921 yellow Cord when he unexpectedly encountered a bridge under construction. Braking and swerving sharply, Mix dislodged a heavy suitcase from the luggage rack behind him. The suitcase crashed forward into Mix’s head, killing him.imageimage

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Keith Harris

Monday, 10th of October, 2005 @ 6:54am


In the 1980s, a ventriloquist named Keith Harris was a nationally known name in Britain. He had his own TV show, largely aimed at children, on which he co-starred with his two ‘talking’ soft toy creations, Orville and Cuddles. Eventually, his career began to wane, and he fell back on live appearances. But nothing could bring him back to his former glories, desperate remedies were required. Harris finally joined a touring bill of look-alikes. The twist was that Harris went on stage as a look-alike of himself.

From ‘Fame – Stripping Celebrities Bare by David Gritten’ 2002

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Tinsletown Studio

Wednesday, 5th of October, 2005 @ 3:59am

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Tinseltown studio is a unique form of dinner-theatre, simulating a night at a glitzy Hollywood awards show, in which you are the star!

At Tinseltown you’ll be the center of attention as you make your grand entrance up the red carpet to enter this faux awards show. Searchlights scan the skies overhead. You’ll be swarmed by paparazzi flashing your picture, reporters asking you questions about your next movie, and mobs of crazed fans swooning at the sight of your “famous” face.

Inside, you’ll be part of the scene. After schmoozing in the bar with your fellow actors, you’ll be seated at a table with white linen. Even the waiters may want your autograph as the 2 1/2 hour “awards show” begins, complete with Hollywood tunes and dancing.

You’re part of the show here. And so are the waiters and reporters, who break into song & dance. You’ll even get to watch the arrival scene on videotape as covered by “Entertainment Access.”

An extra-lucky few will be selected as “nominees,” and given the chance to appear on stage in computer-generated movie clips. The winner receives the treasured “Oggie” statuette, and gets a chance to deliver an acceptance speech on stage.

The show costs $44.50 per person including three-course meal.’

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Loaf Me Tender & Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

Monday, 3rd of October, 2005 @ 2:00pm

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Sliced bread tribute to Elvis

“ELVIS Presley fans are about to get all shook up over news that The King has risen.
For bakers Kingsmill is creating bread shaped in the singer’s image to celebrate his 70th birthday. Thousands of limited edition white loaves with each slice a side profile of his famous quiff, aquiline nose and jaw will be on the shelves soon.”

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Elvis’s favourite sandwich:
Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 slices of white bread
1 banana, mashed
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Makes 1 sandwich.

Mix soft peanut butter and mashed banana together. Toast bread lightly. Spread peanut butter and mashed banana on toast. Fry the sandwich in melted butter until each side is golden brown.

Recipe from

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