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Ternaugh last won the day on July 26 2018

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  1. The numbers are probably accurate. GwtW ran as a road show presentation from December 1939 to July 1940, with premium advanced-ticket seating selling for "upwards of $1 per ticket", after which it then reduced ticket prices in half for the remainder of the road show presentation period until its general release with "normal" ticket prices in 1941. In 1942, MGM bought the outstanding shares of the production and became the full owner, and promptly re-released it. 1947 saw another re-release, and again in 1954--this time cropped to widescreen. It was re-released in 1961, 1967, 1971, 1989 (with audio and video restoration for the 50th anniversary), and 1998. There have been a few more special event screenings since then, but no more wide releases. Exclusive road show presentations in major cities used to be fairly common for big-budget productions, and would usually have advance-ticket, reserved seat sales at a much higher ticket price than general admission theaters. Most road show releases had a limited number of showings per day (usually one or two). Many films getting the road show treatment were 3 hours or more, and almost always had a 15-minute intermission between the first and second acts. Much like a Broadway play, there were frequently souvenir programs available in the lobby. A typical road show engagement lasted anywhere from a few months to a year or more, before the film moved to a general admission theater. The films were frequently cut down to a shorter running time when moving to a general admission theater to allow more showings per day. As an example, here's an article for the Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor version of Cleopatra, which ran in a road show format for 72 weeks in LA and 64 weeks in New York. https://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy--showmanship/cleopatra-roadshow-engagements
  2. "Missed my vital spots!"
  3. For Love of Mother-Not--One of Alan Dean Foster's Pip and Flinx books, it's a good read that fills in some of their early history.
  4. Star Wars is basically a 1930s science fiction serial, like Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. Heck, they even took the crawl from the 1939 Flash Gordon serial for the opening of each episode. Any similarity to real science is purely coincidental.
  5. NBC News website had a story about it this morning. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-k-officials-scramble-top-diplomat-u-s-blasts-trump-n1027286
  6. Brazilian musician João Gilberto has passed. He was known for developing bossa nova music, including the hit, "The Girl from Ipanema" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/brazilian-musician-jo-o-gilberto-founder-bossa-nova-dies-rio-n1027136
  7. Loma Prieta in 1989 was a magnitude 6.9, but that was in a highly-populated area. That's the one that collapsed part of the double-decker freeway in Oakland. Northridge in 1994 was a magnitude 6.7, but was actually in Los Angeles County, so it did a lot of damage. The shaking here in Las Vegas from that one woke us up.
  8. Okay, that one felt like it rolled for about a minute, and I'm on the ground floor in Las Vegas. USGS is saying that it's a 7.1 near Ridgecrest, CA Edit: They're now revising it to a 6.9
  9. Cinderella: Disney's take on the Charles Perrault version of the fairy tale, which shows the importance of accessorizing when trying to meet a prince. (Blu-ray) Sleeping Beauty: Disney's take on the Charles Perrault version of the fairy tale, which shows how your entire day can be ruined by a little prick. (Netflix Blu-ray)
  10. They mostly fall into the category of Highlander 2 for me, but I did enjoy the new version of the Jungle Book.
  11. They're owned by AT&T/Warner/DC. Ask Martha how many times they've done Batman's origin story.
  12. I felt it in Las Vegas. My office is on the second floor, and it's a little easier to feel ground waves on higher floors.
  13. Not for me. But it is double-pay, and the Employee Dining Room might have decent food for lunch.
  14. There's a bit of Cruella de Vil to him, as well.
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