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Saturday, June 19, 2010
Here's Czech singer Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers with "Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar."
Here's Fred Astaire (with Fred Clark) in "Daddy Long Legs." Nice furniture!
James Brown... Papa's Got a Brand New Bag! From Shindig!
Beat Me Daddy, another way. Here's Maurice Rocco. The dancer is Mandy Lee.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Babs, can ya hear me? That lipstick isn't working! I mean, I can forgive the spackled base, but please!
That's how Streisand looked on the red carpet last night for stepson Josh Brolin's "Jonah Hex" movie premiere.
And it's time to cut that hair. Thanks, and have a great weekend! Tune in tomorrow for Chexy's Saturday Matinee!
The endlessly fabulous Ruta Lee (left) embraces grandmother of gossip Rona Barrett (allegedly 73) at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, which staged a tribute to Barrett, who now mostly attends to her business of growing lavender on her ranch near Santa Barbara for products that benefit charity.
Her 1974 autobiography, "Miss Rona," began with this sentence:
"Just an inch, Miss Rona, just let me put it in an inch!"
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First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy manages to find the camera as she and her Napoleon-sized husband Nicolas and Prince Chuck find their way to a statue of Charles de Gaulle in London, where they laid a wreath to commemorate de Gaulle's broadcast to Nazi occupied France on June 17, 1940, in which he declared himself the leader of the "Free French," which went on play a key role in defeating the Germans.
The full text of de Gaulle's speech is inscribed in a plaque on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris:
France was occupied by the Germans for over four years. Paris was liberated August 25, 1944.
- "The leaders who, for many years, have been at the head of the French armies have formed a government. This government, alleging the defeat of our armies, has made contact with the enemy in order to stop the fighting. It is true, we were, we are, overwhelmed by the mechanical, ground and air forces of the enemy. Infinitely more than their number, it is the tanks, the airplanes, the tactics of the Germans which are causing us to retreat. It was the tanks, the airplanes, the tactics of the Germans that surprised our leaders to the point of bringing them to where they are today.
- But has the last word been said? Must hope disappear? Is defeat final? No!
- Believe me, I who am speaking to you with full knowledge of the facts, and who tell you that nothing is lost for France. The same means that overcame us can bring us victory one day. For France is not alone! She is not alone! She is not alone! She has a vast Empire behind her. She can align with the British Empire that holds the sea and continues the fight. She can, like England, use without limit the immense industry of the United States.
- This war is not limited to the unfortunate territory of our country. This war is not over as a result of the Battle of France. This war is a worldwide war. All the mistakes, all the delays, all the suffering, do not alter the fact that there are, in the world, all the means necessary to crush our enemies one day. Vanquished today by mechanical force, in the future we will be able to overcome by a superior mechanical force. The fate of the world depends on it.
- I, General de Gaulle, currently in London, invite the officers and the French soldiers who are located in British territory or who might end up here, with their weapons or without their weapons, I invite the engineers and the specialized workers of the armament industries who are located in British territory or who might end up here, to put themselves in contact with me.
- Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished. Tomorrow, as today, I will speak on the radio from London."
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