“Forgotten Hollywood”- Post Office to Honor Screen Goddess

Posted on June 28, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Several members of California’s congressional delegation are pushing to name a new post office after the actress Marilyn Monroe (below). Democratic Representative Tony Cardenas says he introduced legislation that would name a post office in Van Nuys, CA, after Monroe. She attended Van Nuys High School in the 1940s and once referred to her time living in the community as the happiest in her life.

Marilyn_Monroe_in_The_Asphalt_Jungle_trailer   Van Nuys HighTitle

   Cardenas said the facility’s name would be a reminder for San Fernando Valley students what they can reach by working hard. Eighteen California lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation.

   Like yours truly, Norma Jean Baker went to the same high school as Robert Redford, Tom Selleck, Stacy Keach, Don Drysdale, Jane Powell, and Vincent Van Patten.


Frank_Sinatra_in_Take_Me_Out_to_the_Ball_Game_trailer   Frank Sinatra’s first New Jersey driver’s license has sold for over $15,000 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, including a typo, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big break in the music industry. His eyes, of course, are recorded as blue. His weight was 130 pounds.


   The auction deal also included a 1940 letter to the state Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from the lawyer of a man who’d been involved in a car crash with Sinatra, insisting Sinatra’s driving privileges be revoked until he pays up.

   Boston-based RR Auction didn’t disclose the buyer.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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