Friday, September 30, 2016

Enid, Oklahoma's Own

Here's another glamour shot of screen actress Glenda Farrell.

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Here's a glamour shot of 1930s-1960s screen actress Glenda Farrell.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Timbers Upend Dragon On Road To Stay Alive In CONCACAF Champions League

At San Salvador, El Salvador:

Goals courtesy of Fanendo Adi (79) and Darlington Nagbe (90') enabled the Portland Timbers on Tuesday to do something they have yet to do in Major League Soccer play this season----win on the road---by knocking off CD Dragon 2-1 in Group B action in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Kevin Melara scored for the Salvadorian club in the 54th minute as their Champions League campaign came to a close.

The Timbers will host Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica in the group-stage finale for both clubs (with a berth in the quarterfinal round going to the winner) on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Facebook, live; Galavision, same-day tape at 9:30 PM Pacific Time).

Portland's next MLS match is on Saturday at Commerce City, Colorado against the Colorado Rapids at 6:00 PM Pacific Time (Timbers broadcast television network via KPDX-TV, Portland-Vancouver).

Monday, September 26, 2016

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez, R.I.P.

Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins' star pitcher, passed away on Sunday in a boating accident near Miami Beach at age 24.

Bayou Bengals Can Coach, OC

Defensive line coach (and ex-Ole Miss head coach) Ed Orgeron will serve as LSU's interim coach for the rest of the season.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Seahawks Too Much For Niners

At Seattle:

Before leaving the game with a sprained knee, quarterback Russell Wilson completed 15 of 23 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks (2-1) coasted to a 37-18 National Football League Sunday home victory over the San Francisco 49ers (1-2). Running back Christine Michael, Jr. carried the ball 20 times for 106 yards and two scores for the hosts.

Arnold Palmer, Iconic Golf Legend And Winner Of Seven Majors (Including Four Masters), R.I.P.

Arnold Palmer, the iconic legend who, in the 1950s and 1960s, was the undisputed face of golf and who became one of sport's all-time legends, passed away in a Pittsburgh hospital on Sunday at age 87.

Mr. Palmer, who was nicknamed "The King," passed away on the eve of his scheduled heart operation.

Arnold won seven major golf championships (including four Masters) between the ages of 28 and 34.

He won 62 PGA titles, with the last coming in 1973.

Perhaps the most famous tournament that involved Arnie was the 1960 US Open (he had won the Masters earlier that year).  This was the year that his loyal die-hard fan base, known as "Arnie's Army" was born.  

It was at Cherry Hills that Arnie came back from a seven-stroke deficit at the start of the final round by shooting 30 on the front nine and a 65 for the round as he overtook a young amateur by two to win the title.  The amateur's name was Jack Nicklaus.

Before the Golden Bear, and certainly before Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer was the man who made golf cool.

T2 Close Out Season With Fifth Straight Victory

At Portland, Oregon:

Villyan Bijev scored twice (35', 45') and assisted once (on Augustine Williams' tally in the 27th minute) as Portland Timbers 2 closed out their United Soccer League regular-season campaign with a 3-2 home win over Arizona United.

Despite their club-record fifth straight win, T2 narrowly missed out on a USL playoff berth as Orange County demolished Colorado Springs 4-0 to capture the final Western Conference playoff berth due to a better goal differential.

Ducks' Support In AP Poll Evaporates; Still Existent In Coaches Poll

In the wake of Saturday's conference-play-opening home defeat at the hands of Colorado, what support the Oregon Ducks had in the Associated Press college football poll evaporated.

Support for the Ducks still lingered in the USA Today/Amway Coaches poll, where they would be ranked #44.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Late Heroics Lift Riders Past TiCats

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

In the final night game at Mosaic Stadium, Tyler Crapigna kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-10) to a 20-18 Saturday Canadian Football League victory over the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-7).

Timbers Fall To Dynamo At Houston, Remain Winless On Road

At Houston:

Mauro Manotas produced a hat trick (PK-34', 73', 85') as the Houston Dynamo defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 3-1 in Saturday Major League Soccer action.  The Timbers are still winless on the road.

Diego Valeri scored the Timbers' lone goal in the 52nd minute.

Portland's next match is in Group B action of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday as they travel to El Salvador to take on already-eliminated CD Dragon (7:00 PM Pacific Time, Univision Deportes Network [in Spanish].

The Timbers' next MLS contest is next Saturday night at Commerce City, Colorado against the Colorado Rapids (6:00 PM Pacific Time, Timbers broadcast television network, via KPDX-TV, Portland-Vancouver).

Buffaloes Upend Ducks In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Quarterback Steven Montez threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, including the controversial game-winner to Bryce Bobo in the fourth quarter as the Colorado Buffaloes (3-1 overall) upset the home-standing Oregon Ducks (2-2 overall) 41-38 in Saturday's Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

Buffaloes' defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon intercepted Ducks' quarterback Dakota Prukop's pass in the end zone in the final minute of play to preserve the Colorado victory.

Broncos Buck Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Jeremy McNichols ran for 208 yards and scored four first-half touchdowns as the Boise State Broncos (3-0 for the first time in five years) held off the Oregon State Beavers (1-2) 38-24 on the road on Saturday.

Friday, September 23, 2016

More Madeleine

Here's another glamour shot of Madeleine Carroll, this time on the cover of the December, 1939 issue of Hollywood Screen Life magazine.


Here's another glamour photo of 1930s and 1940s English-born screen actress Madeleine Carroll.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Still More Madge!

Here's another glamour photo of 1930s (and former child) screen actress Madge Evans.

More Madge

Here's another glamour shot of 1930s screen actress Madge Evans.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Where Are The Guns They're Shot From?

1941 magazine ad for Quaker's Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice (which were called "Sparkies" at the time).


Here's a glamour shot of 1930s screen actress (and former model) Madge Evans.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Chalk Up Another Win For T2

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

In their final United Soccer League regular-season road contest, Portland Timbers 2, with Nico Brett (13') and Villyan Bijev (43') each scoring once, registered a 2-0 blanking of Vancouver Whitecaps 2.

T2, now riding a four-game winning streak, will close out their USL campaign this coming Saturday at home against Arizona United at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

After Tough Setback At Nebraska, Ducks Fall Off Both Polls

Following their Saturday defeat at Nebraska, the Oregon Ducks fell out of both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches football polls.  The Ducks still got support in both polls and would be ranked #34 and #31 respectively. 

Riders Knock Off Eskimos In OT, End Losing Skid

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Darian Durant ran six yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime on Sunday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-10) snapped a seven-game losing skid by knocking off the visiting Edmonton Eskimos (5-7) 26-23 in Canadian Football League action.

Niners Fall To Panthers In Charlotte

At Charlotte, North Carolina:

Quarterback Cam Newton completed 24 of 40 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns (two to Kelvin Jefferson and one each to Greg Olsen and David Funchess) on Sunday as the Carolina Panthers (1-1) downed the visiting San Francisco 49ers (1-1) 46-27.

The former Heisman Trophy winner has now thrown a franchise-record 122 career TD passes.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beavers Devour Bengals, Snap Losing Skid

At Corvallis, Oregon:

The Oregon State Beavers (1-1) ended their ten-game losing streak on Saturday with their 37-7 home demolition of Idaho State (1-2).  Victor Bolden ran for 111 yards on three carries (92 yards on one for a touchdown) while Treston Decoud ran back an interception 75 yards for another score.

Timbers Outlast Philly In Big Win

At Portland:

Darren Mattocks assisted on goals by Diego Valeri (46') and Fanendo Adi (53') on Saturday as the Portland Timbers defeated the visiting Philadelphia Union 2-1 in Major League Soccer action.

Chris Pontius scored in the 47th minute for the visitors.

The Timbers, who climbed up (for the time being) to fifth place in the Western Conference standings following their fourth successive home triumph, will visit the Dynamo in Houston next Saturday at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, to be broadcast on the Timbers' television network, via KPDX-TV of Portland-Vancouver.

Huskers Score Late, Upend Visiting Ducks

At Lincoln, Nebraska:

Quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr. ran 34 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 2:29 remaining on Saturday as the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-0) came from behind to overtake the visiting Oregon Ducks (2-1; #22 in the Associated Press poll, #21 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches rankings) 35-32.

Yes, Folks! Aunt Jemima's In Town!

Here's a magazine ad for Aunt Jemima's Pancake Mix as it appeared in the March 12, 1945 issue of Life magazine.

More Marlene

Another superb glamour shot of Marlene Dietrich.

Magic Marlene

Here's a fabulous glamour shot of screen legend Marlene Dietrich.

Edward Albee, Playwright Who Wrote "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf," R.I.P.

Edward Albee, the playwright whose 1962 Broadway debut "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" was adapted into the 1966 motion pictured that starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, passed away on Friday at his Montauk, New York home after a short illness at age 88. 

Friday, September 16, 2016


Here's a 1941 photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

More Claire

Another glamour shot of 1930s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

T2 Knock Off Arizona United On Road

At Peoria, Arizona:

Augustine Williams (59') and Neco Brett (90') each scored a goal on Tuesday as Portland Timbers 2 was able to do what their parent club still hasn't done this season---win on the road---as they knocked off Arizona United 2-1 in United Soccer League play.

The next match for T2 is on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Timbers Fall To Saprissa In Costa Rica In CCL Action

At Tibas, Costa Rica:

Marvin Angulo converted two penalty kicks (45', 74') as Deportivo Saprissa doubled up the visiting Portland Timbers 4-2 in Wednesday Group B action from the CONCACAF Champions League.

Jermaine Taylor (OG-34') and Fabrizio Ronchetti (60') also scored for the "S."

Diego Valeri (6') and Fanendo Adi (68') delivered the Timbers' goals.

The Timbers will return to Major League Soccer action on Saturday at 3:00 PM Pacific Time as they will host the Philadelphia Union (ROOT Sports Northwest).

The next Champions League match for the Timbers will take place in San Salvador, El Salvador against CD Dragon on September 27 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Univision Deportes Network).

'60 Lark

Here's a magazine ad for the 1960 Studebaker Lark, with the convertible shown here.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Niners Make Lamb Chops Out Of Rams In Season Opener

At Santa Clara, California:

In the final contest of the opening weekend of the National Football League's 97th regular season, running back Carlos Hyde ran for 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns while quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 22 of 35 passes for 170 yards and another score on Monday night as the San Francisco 49ers, in Chip Kelly's first game as their new head coach,  smothered the Los Angeles (formerly St. Louis, formerly Los Angeles, formerly Cleveland) Rams 28-0 at home.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ducks Climb Up Two Spots In Both Polls

Following their Saturday victory at home over Virginia, the Oregon Ducks climbed up two spots in both the Associated Press (to #22) and USA Today/Amway Coaches (to #21) polls that were released on Sunday.

T2 Knock Off Toros On Road

At Edinburg, Texas:

Brent Richards scored the only goal of the match in the 61st minute on Saturday as Portland Timbers 2 defeated Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 1-0 on the road in a United Soccer League contest.

With the Portland Timbers' USL affiliate's second straight victory now in their proverbial hip pocket, T2 will pay a visit on Arizona United at Peoria, Arizona this coming Tuesday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Ducks Cruise Past Cavs, Start Season 2-0

At Eugene, Oregon:

Quarterback Dakota Prukop threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns while Royce Freeman ran for 207 yards and two more scores on Saturday night as the Oregon Ducks (2-0; #24 in the Associated Press poll, #23 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches rankings) defeated the visiting Virginia Cavaliers (0-2) 44-26.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fanendomania Reigns As Timbers Dump RSL At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Fanendo Adi scored the game's lone goal in the 12th minute as the Portland Timbers defeated visiting Real Salt Lake 1-0 in Saturday Major League Soccer action.

On Wednesday, the Timbers will travel to Tibas, Costa Rica for a CONCACAF Champions League Group B match with Deportivo Saprissa (7:00 PM Pacific Time, Univision Deportes Network).

Portland will host the Philadelphia Union in their next MLS contest next Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

Broken Record: Riders Lose Again, This Time In Banjo Bowl In Winnipeg

At Winnipeg, Manitoba:

Quarterback Matt Nichols completed 21 of 32 passes for 247 yards while running for two touchdowns on Saturday as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-4) stretched their Canadian Football League winning streak to six games, their longest since 2001, with their 17-10 Banjo Bowl victory over the hapless, visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-10), who have now dropped seven straight contests.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Still More Madeleine

Here's another glamour shot of Madeleine Carroll (the English-born 1930s and 1940s film actress).

THAT's what I call a Back with More Stuff!

More Madeleine

From circa 1936, here's another glamour shot of English-born screen actress Madeleine Carroll.


Here's a glamour photo of screen actress (1930s, 1940s) Madeleine Carroll.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

This Makes One Feel Old

Here's a mid-1960s box of Kellogg's Pop Tarts.

Still More Claire

Here's another glamour photo of 1930s and 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Where's The Postman?

Here's a circa-1957 box of Post Alpha Bits.

Well, I Do De-Claire

Here's another wonder glamour shot of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Dark City (Paramount-1950)

From Paramount Pictures in 1950, we present "Dark City."  In this one, when a crooked card game turns deadly, the remaining gamblers are the subject of a plot for vengeance.


This motion picture starred Charlton Heston, Dean Jagger, and Lizabeth Scott.  Jack Webb was also in the cast.

"Dark City" was produced by Hal B. Wallis, written by John M. Lucas, and directed by William Dieterle.


Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Ducks Stay Where They Were In AP Poll, Drop A Spot In Coaches' Rankings

After their season-opening home win over UC-Davis of the FCS, the Oregon Ducks stayed at #24 in the new Associated Press poll that was released on Tuesday.  The Ducks dropped a notch to #23 in the USA Toady-Amway/Coaches poll.

Was Esther Included?

Here's a late-1950s box of General Mills' Wheaties which included a contest for an Esther Williams swimming pool.

More Claire

Another glamour shot of 1930s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Hugh O'Brian, TV's Wyatt Earp, R.I.P.

Hugh O'Brian, the actor best remembered for his portrayal in the title role on the ABC-TV Network's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, a pioneering television adult Western, passed away on Monday at age 91.

Mr. O'Brian---who was at his Beverly Hills, California home at the time of his passing---played Marshal Earp on TV from 1955 to 1961.

Hugh's show debut in the fall of 1955, around the same time that Gunsmoke premiered on CBS.

T2 Shut Off Energy In Rout

At Portland, Oregon:

Villyan Bijev scored twice (PK-35', 46') as Portland Timbers 2 demolished the visiting Oklahoma City Energy 4-0 in Sunday United Soccer League action.

The next match for the Portland Timbers' owned-and-operated USL affiliate is on the road against the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Saturday at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Tough Home Defeat For Riders; Saskatchewan Now 1-9

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Justin Medlock kicked a game-winning 42-yards field goal as time expired on Sunday to carry the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-4) to a 28-25 Canadian Football League road victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-9).

The Bombers have now won five straight games while the Riders have now dropped six in a row.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Hoops Too Much For Timbers

At Frisco, Texas:

Mauro Diaz (PK-14'), Victor Ulloa (45'), and Walker Zimmerman (53') each scored once on Saturday as FC Dallas overpowered the visiting Portland Timbers 3-1 in Major League Soccer action.  Diego Valeri averted the shutout for Portland with his 87th-minute tally.

The Timbers, still winless on the road in league play this season, will return home to the friendly confines of Portland's Providence Park for a contest next Saturday against Real Salt Lake (7:30 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Ducks Coast Past UC-Davis In Season Opener

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dakota Prukop completed 21 of 30 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns while Royce Freeman ran for 87 yards and two scores himself on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (#24 in the Associated Press poll; #22 in the Coaches' rankings) coasted to a season-opening 53-28 home win over the Aggies from UC-Davis.


Here's a glamour shot of screen actress Claire Dodd, whose peak years came during the 1930s.

Claire Dodd

Remember---That Was Still A War Going On

Here are the front and back of a 1944 Wheaties box.

Wow! A Ready-to-Eat Oat Cereal!!!

From circa 1945, here's the front and side panel from a box of General Mills' Cheerios.


Here's a glamour shot of 1930s and 1940s era screen actress Sally Eilers.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Beavers Drop Season Opener To Gophers In Battle Of Rodents

At Minneapolis:

Rodney Smith ran for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Thursday night as the Minnesota Golden Gophers, despite losing three defensive players to ejections over targeting,  overcame the visiting Oregon State Beavers 30-23 in the regular-season opener for both college football programs.

Darrell Garretson threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns for the Beavers, who have now dropped ten successive contests dating back to last season.

Where's Tennessee Tuxedo?

From what looks like the mid-1960s, here's a box of General Mills' Frosty Os, with Chumley the Walrus, a sidekick on the old Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales television show on the front.