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Don’t Ignore In-Between Business Anniversaries

Many companies celebrate milestone business anniversaries – those ending in 0 or 5 – yet ignore the in-between years. That’s a big mistake. Each business anniversary is an opportunity to showcase products and services, engage customers and prospects and drive … Continue reading

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Celebrating 7th Anniversary of National Record Store Day

If, like me, you are a vinyl record enthusiast, today is our day to celebrate the 7th anniversary of National Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com). The official commemoration began in 2007 as a way to acknowledge the unique culture of independently owned record … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: The Script Saga, Part 3

David O. Selznick and Victor Fleming arrived at Ben Hecht’s house early one morning. They spirited Hecht away in Selznick’s car, and on the way to the studio they came to terms: Selznick would pay Hecht $15,000 for one week’s … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: The Script Saga, Part 2

Since screen writer and playwright Sidney Howard’s original effort, Gone With the Wind‘s script had been changed by numerous pens. David O. Selznick had resorted to printing revised pages on different shades of colored paper in an effort to keep track … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Death Strikes the Cast!

On February 25, 1939, Robert Gleckler, the actor playing Tara’s overseer Jonas Wilkerson, died of uremic poisoning at the age of 52. His death stunned Gone With the Wind‘s cast and crew. The previous month, George Cukor had directed Gleckler … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: The Script Saga, Part 1

To replace George Cukor, David O. Selznick approached Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract director Victor Fleming. Fleming was not interested in taking over the directorial reins of the troubled Gone With the Wind. At the time, he was manic with Munchkins on the … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Ashley’s Farewell

Following the February 13, 1939 joint statement that George Cukor was leaving the production and that David O. Selznick was seeking a new director for Gone With the Wind, some on-set loose ends remained. Three scenes were in the midst of production: Rhett’s … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Gable Waltzes With Leigh on His 38th Birthday

On February 1, 1939, Clark Gable celebrated his 38th birthday by filming the Atlanta Bazaar sequence along with Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Harry Davenport (Dr. Meade) and others under the direction of George Cukor. Unfortunately, most of the filming done that Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Second Jinxed Scene

On January 28, 1939, George Cukor directed the sequence of Ellen O’Hara’s return to Tara. This turned out to be Gone With the Wind‘s second jinxed scene. In the scene, Barbara O’Neil as Mrs. O’Hara informs Robert Gleckler, who was playing overseer Jonas … Continue reading

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100th Business Anniversary for Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise: Spread the Word!

German immigrant Richard Hellmann opened a deli in New York City in 1905, selling meats, cheeses, salads and two types of his wife’s homemade mayonnaise. To differentiate between the two, Hellmann tied blue ribbons around the small jars that contained … Continue reading

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