DCS: diahann carroll

I drew this picture to give to Diahann Carroll when I met her at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in 2018. She was among a group of celebrity guests that were attending the show to meet fans and sign autographs. I had been collecting autographed photos of “celebrities” for almost thirty years before stopping in 2017. …

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DCS: irwin jacobs

Irwin Jacobs was a shrewd investor. He had an uncanny ability to spot an opportunity to make money. In the middle 1970s, Irwin purchased the Grain Belt Brewing Company. He tried to make the failing brewery profitable, sinking nearly $200,000 a month into the company. After eight months, he called it quits, but sold the …

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DCS: eddie money

I knew a few Eddie Money songs, but I would not consider myself a fan. He was just another average, innocuous singer on the radio… like Huey Lewis or Bob Seger. Eddie Money was one of those singers that made me think “every singer is someone’s favorite singer.” I remember regularly hearing “Two Tickets to …

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DCS: carol lynley

Carol Lynley started off her career as a child model, eventually transitioning to actress in such films as the controversial Blue DenimĀ  with Brandon deWilde and Otto Preminger’s Bunny Lake is Missing. She is best remembered for her role as ingenue “Nonnie Parry” in The Poseidon Adventure, wherein she sang (actually lip-synched another actress’s voice) …

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DCS: curt lowens

Curt Lowens had a successful, fifty-plus year career in Hollywood, mostly portraying German officers in World War II pictures. He played a similar role for laughs in an episode of the TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes. Early in his career, he played the title role in the ill-conceived horror film Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory. Curt …

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