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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Like classic movies?

How many stars do you remember?

A couple of weeks ago appeared a post on Awakenings for an opportunity to Guess the Celebrity. This offering followed the posting This Day in History, July 6, 1946, the day which marks the introduction of the bikini.

Since very view (in fact, only two) have been identified let's add a little trivia to help you decide. Here are the names and focus on the decades from 1920s through 1960s. Keep in mind the names or pictures are in NO particular order.

See how many of these past fabulous 'babes' you can match correctly.

 And the celebrities are. . .

Lana Turner, Mary Thurman, Barbie, Virginia Mayo, Tina Louise, Ann Miller, Susan Hayward, Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Grable, Gloria DeHaven

Click HERE to revisit the picture of each 'babe'.

Below is a little extra trivia about each one.

Babe #1 . . .
Began her career in Vaudeville and became an American film actress

Babe #2 . . .
Discovered and signed to a film contract by MGM at the age of 16

Babe #3 . . .
American actress, singer, and author best known in her role as Ginger Grant

Babe #4 . . .
Acclaimed and awarded actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood

Babe #5 . . .
Began with roles in comedies as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties.

Babe #6 . . .
Celebrated for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood

Babe #7 . . .
Remembered for her work in Hollywood musical films

Babe #8 . . .
Appeared as a regular in the television series and soap opera As the World Turns

Babe #9 . . .
This babe was identified on the first round: Elizabeth Taylor

Babe #10 . . .
This babe was identified on the first round: Barbie

This is for fun! No grades will be given in the end!

Guesses that missed the mark but well worth mentioning:
Ester Williams, Rosalind Russell, Clara Bow

Ester Williams born August 8, 1921
Made a series of films in the 1940s and early 1950s
known as "aquamusicals"

Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976)
American actress of stage and screen
Won all 5 Golden Globes for which she was nominated

Clara Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965)
American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s

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