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James Stewart looked to old at 51

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James Stewart was interested in starring in North by north west, begging Director Alfred Hitchcock to let him play the Thornhill character. Hitchcock claimed that Vertigo’s (1958) lack of financial success was because Stewart looked to old.
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Film studio offended Orson Welles

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When director Orson Welles stayed in South America in 1942, film studio RKO edited down his movie The magnificent Ambersons from 131 minutes to 88. The studio hoped the film would appeal to a wider public than Citizen Kane which failed at the box office.
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Laurel and Hardy’s piefight

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This week in 1927 Stan and Ollie filmed the pie fight for The battle of the century. Producer Roach purchased a day`s output from the Los Angeles Pie Company. More than 3,000 pies were thrown.
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This week 11 years ago (October 8, 2003) Arnold became governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before his term was due to end.
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Clark Gable’s wife died

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73 years ago (January 16, 1942) Gable’s wife Carole Lombard was on a tour to sell war bonds when the airplane she was traveling in crashed into a mountain near Las Vegas (USA), killing all aboard including Lombard's mother. Clark was devastated by the tragedy and would never recover.
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Edith Wharton was born

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153 years ago Edith Wharton, US novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning author was born. Her work was mostly set in New York society. It includes The House of Mirth (1905), the rural Ethan Frome (1911), The Custom of the Country (1913), and The Age of Innocence (1921).
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Lucky was not so lucky

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53 years ago (January 26, 1962), Charles Lucky Luciano died of a heart attack at Naples (Italy) International Airport. Writer Mario Puzo based Don Corleone loosely on this inventor of modern crime. Luciano, just like Corleone, emigrated in 1906, settling in New York City, where he almost immediately embarked on a life of crime.
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