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Quote from: robinsonlibrary.comDouglas Fairbanks, "Everybody's hero" met "America's sweetheart" Mary Pickford in 1916, while the two were touring the country on a World War One Liberty Bond tour. The two began seeing each other romantically almost immediately, even though both were married (she to Owen Moore). Had the two not been so popular with the American public the adulterous relationship would have been considered scandalous and their respective studios would likely have nixed the romance immediately, but their popularity overshone the scandal and the general public thought it was a natural romance.
Quote from: Jackstar on January 02, 2016, 01:23:05 AMBritannic left Naples and arrived in the Kea Channel on November 21, 1916. The crew had settled down to routine duties aboard ship. The nurses were preparing the hospital wards before they were to take on the next group of wounded soldiers for the return home. They had opened the portholes to air the rooms out. Engineers, down below, were preparing to change shifts. To make the job go smoother they decided to leave the water-tight doors open. It was about 8:00am when the crew was sitting down for breakfast when something went terribly wrong.The Britannic was rocked by a major explosion to the port side of the ship. The ship had either come into contact with an underwater mine or was torpeoded by a German U-Boat. Water began to rush into the bow causing the ship to go down by the head. The captain gave to order to abandon the ship. Due to the fact that a majority of the portholes were opened as well as the watertight doors not being closed due to the shift change allowed the water to flood the ship at an acclerated rate. This meant that all of the safety measures added to the Britannic, as a result of the Titanic, were of no use.The Britannic began to go under at an alarming rate. She also began to list heavily to the starboard side. Meanwhile, as the crew were getting into the lifeboats, the Captian tried one, last, desperate act. He thought if he restarted the Britannic's engines that it might be possible to beach her on Kea Island. What Bartlett did not know was that the propellers were already breaking the surface of the water when they began to turn. This meant disaster for the first lifeboats lowered toward the stern of the ship. The propellers began to create a suction pulling the lifeboats into them. The first couple boats stood no chance. They were drawn in and shredded along with the crew members in them. Upon realizing this, Captain Bartlett shut the engines off for the last time. The starting of the engines would not have helped anyway because the front of the Britannic had already touched down into the mud below.James Cameron plans to use enhanced CGI to represent the propellers.
Quote from: pyewacket on January 02, 2016, 08:40:10 PMBilly Murray- Pretty Baby (1916)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMpOE_wMADI
Quote from: pyewacket on January 02, 2016, 08:40:10 PMBilly Murray- Pretty Baby (1916)
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 02, 2016, 08:44:10 PMSo that's where "every party has a pooper" came from! Hahaha never heard that before.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 02, 2016, 09:12:44 PMWhat a neat video, Pye. Just to show you how out of the loop I am with the past, I thought it was going to be the Ghost Busters actor singing an old song. Ha Ha. That was cool. Nice pictures and it really kicks into high gear when all that kissin' starts in. lol
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 02, 2016, 02:09:49 AMThey should have let Jack Johnson on board.
Quote from: Jackstar on January 03, 2016, 02:51:39 AMPassenger pugilists were banned after the OlympicTitanic scandal, whether by profession, or by preference.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 03, 2016, 03:01:50 AMWow, Jackstar...you've got me intrigued. So what was the scandal about?
Quote from: Jackstar on January 03, 2016, 03:07:41 AMHere's a good start, but you'll need to complete your research yourself to your own satisfaction.Also the sound in this video blows. If you find a good one, hook it up!
Quote from: Jackstar on January 03, 2016, 03:07:41 AMHere's a good start, but you'll need to complete your research yourself to your own satisfaction.
Quote from: wikipedia.orgLincoln Logs were invented in 1916 when John Lloyd Wright was working in Japan with his father. The mold for the toy was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the inventor's father. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking log beams, which made the structure "earthquake-proof".When he returned to the US, John organized The Red Square Toy Company (named after his father's famous symbol), and marketed the toy in 1918. Wright was issued U.S. patent 1,351,086 on August 31, 1920, for a "Toy-Cabin Construction". Soon after, he changed the name to J. L. Wright Manufacturing. The original Lincoln Log set came with instructions on how to build Uncle Tom's Cabin as well as Abraham Lincoln's cabin. Subsequent sets were larger and more elaborate. The toy was a hit, following as it did the Tinker Toys and Erector Sets introduced a few years before.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 03, 2016, 03:19:58 PMThis little drama played out in Seattle:http://portland.daveknows.org/2011/01/03/january-3-1916-robbery-in-seattle-followed-by-flight-to-portland/I wonder why today's thieving addicts don't get cool names like Diamond Tooth Casey.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 03, 2016, 03:59:23 PMI ran an image check on Trixie Anderson. Lots of hot babes but all in color. I wanted to see the original! lol
Quote from: coaster on January 03, 2016, 04:18:37 PMHoly shit, an interesting thread.