Sammy Davis performing live on The Ed Sullivan Show, c. 1963.
"Chicago, Illinois-Mechanical aids to new habits of drinking are demonstrated by pretty misses in costumes especially designed for the cocktail hour. The scene at the end of the clip shows a woman wearing a dress with the names of different liquors, or literally a cocktail dress.”
This short newsreel definitely captures the fun, carefree nature of the Roaring 20s & 30s!
National Archives Identifier: 100520
More on this “refreshing” newsreel at: The Unwritten Record » This Week in Universal News: New Cocktail Gadgets, 1935
A History of Rock and Roll in 27 minutes:
A WLS tradition during the thirty years they played popular music was to end the year with a montage of hits from that year. And as each year passed the montage was expanded to include the new additions. Originally the montage was like a minute. By the end it had grown to almost a half hour.
The Orioles are welcoming back 23 Orioles Hall of Famers tonight to take part in a spectacular post-game event in celebration of the team’s 60th anniversary in Baltimore. Let’s take a look at some early lesser-known O’s history to celebrate!
Bob Boyd was the first black player to sign with the Chicago White Sox and then the first player in the modern history of the Baltimore Orioles to hit over .300 in a season (during his 5-season Orioles tenure, Boyd hit .301). In a pre-game event on September 24th, 1957, the city and team presented Bob Boyd and his wife several gifts ‘for his “baseball skill” and for his conduct “on and off the field”’, as Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro’s office stated (Afro-American (1893-1988); Sep 28, 1957). Please enjoy this silent footage of “Bob Boyd Night” at Memorial Stadium.