Sir Hannibal Anthony Lecter Hopkins

On 31 December, 1937 in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales was born a kid who became a sir: Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins best known as the actor Anthony Hopkins.

This Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, is considered as one of the greatest living actors.  Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, its sequel Hannibal and the prequel Red Dragon. But his movies have spanned a wide variety of genres, from family films to horror.

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Retaining his British citizenship, he became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000. As well as his Academy Award, Hopkins has also won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards and the Cecil DeMille Golden Globe Award.

The son of Muriel Anne (née Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins that he was a baker was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for services to the arts. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

It’s really hard to tell just couple of things about this actor…

Enjoy the paper memorabilia with his scary and his soothing face.

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Hit the Ball Tiger!

On December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California was born a kid that was going to win 74 official PGA Tour events including 14 majors titles in …GOLF! This guy is known as “Tiger” Woods!

This American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time he is the highest-paid athlete in the world according to Forbes for several years.

Woods turned professional in 1996, and by April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance. He first reached the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997. Through the 2000s, Woods was the dominant force in golf.

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After some problems in his personal life he lost form, and his ranking gradually fell to a low of No. 58 in November 2011. But “Tiger” was born a golfer! He is coming back and as of November 25, 2012, he is ranked No. 3!

Woods has broken numerous golf records. He has been world number one for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any other golfer

He is the synonym of golf nowadays and we love to see more…

Happy Birthday Tiger!

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Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate

On December 20, in 1967 an American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols debuts:  The Graduate

This film it is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The screenplay was by Buck Henry, who makes a cameo appearance as a hotel clerk, and Calder Willingham. The film tells the story of Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman), a recent university graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (played by Anne Bancroft), and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

In 1996, The Graduate was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Initially, the film was placed at #7 on AFI’ s 100 Years… 100 Movies list in 1998. When AFI revised the list in 2007, the film was moved to #17.

Adjusted for inflation, the film is #21 on the list of highest-grossing films in the United States and Canada.

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The film boosted the profile of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Originally, Nichols and O’ Steen used their existing songs like “The Sound of Silence” merely as a pacing device for the editing until Nichols decided that substituting original music would not be effective and decided to include them on the soundtrack, an unusual move at that time.

On the strength of the hit single “Mrs. Robinson”, the soundtrack album rose to the top of the charts in 1968 (knocking off The Beatles’ White Album).

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence…………………………

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Red, green, yellow! Who cares about traffic lights?

First traffic lights were installed on 10 December 1868.

We use them every day in our contemporary life. We stop every day in one of them! It’s a routine that we get used to it. No one cares about their history anymore. But everything we see in our everyday existence has one…

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That happened outside the British Houses of Parliament in London, by the railway engineer J. P. Knight. They looked a lot like railway signals of the time, with semaphore arms and red and green gas lamps for night use. The gas lantern was turned with a lever at its base so that the appropriate light faced traffic. It exploded on 2 January 1869, injuring or killing –we don’t exactly know the policeman who was operating it!

The modern electric traffic light is an American invention. As early as 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah, policeman Lester Wire invented the first red-green electric traffic lights. On 5 August 1914, the American Traffic Signal Company installed a traffic signal system on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.  It had two colors, red and green, and a buzzer, based on the design of James Hoge, to provide a warning for color changes.

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The first interconnected traffic signal system was installed in Salt Lake City in 1917, with six connected intersections controlled simultaneously from a manual switch. Automatic control of interconnected traffic lights was introduced March 1922 in Houston, Texas.  Toronto was the first city to computerize its entire traffic signal system, which it accomplished in 1963.

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Jim Morrison “opens” the DOORS!

A well know poet and a DOOR member Jim Morrison was born as today December 8, in 1943.

With his real name, James Douglas “Jim” Morrison, was born in Melbourne, Florida, to future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Clara Morrison. He was of Irish and Scottish descent.

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Recognized as an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band The Doors. Following The Doors’ explosive rise to fame in 1967, Morrison developed a severe alcohol and drug dependency that culminated in his death at the age of 27 in Paris. He is alleged to have died of a heroin overdose, but as no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of his death is still disputed. doors_2Morrison was well known for improvising spoken word poetry passages that he was often performed while the band played live. Due to his wild personality and performances, he is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen of a group in rock music history. Morrison was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”, and number 22 on Classic Rock Magazine’s “50 Greatest Singers In Rock”!

He is a legend in Rock n Roll era. Everyone will remember Jim. Though paper memorabilia or not…

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Walt’s birthday. An epic day for comics and animation!

This day has to be dedicated in comics & animation!

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born as today on 5 December, 1901.

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This immense American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon,and philanthropist, well-known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century, along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions. One of the best-known motion picture producers in the world.

Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme

park design. He and his staff created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice.

During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations! Actually he made a record in one year that he gained 4, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. This enormous cartoonist and film maker also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to five theme parks around the world!

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Amazing Walter!

We’re really supporting comics, cartooning, comic strips and animation! We support them for the great art they are..

We already have mention three times comic stories on this blog: Paper stories and Eric Castel, Steamboat Mickey! and Woody Woodpecker first appearance in Knock Knock ! Enjoy…

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Duke in Cotton Club Premiere!

In 1927, a band started to perform at Harlem’s Cotton Club. With a weekly radio broadcast, famous white clientele nightly poured in to see them. The Band belonged to young Duke Ellington and the first night at Cotton Club was on December 4, 1927!

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, this American composer, pianist, and big-band leader wrote over 1,000 compositions. According to Bob Blumenthal’ s of The Boston Globe opinion, “In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington.” A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington’ s music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical.

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In Cotton Club period “Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra” grew to a ten-piece organization; they developed their own sound by displaying the non-traditional expression of Ellington’ s provisions, the street rhythms of Harlem, and the exotic-sounding trombone snarls, high-squealing trumpets, and muggy saxophone blues licks of the band members.

Amazing Duke!

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