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Friday 24 December 1948

1948-12-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Wake of the Red Witch, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Force of Evil

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor

Country: United States

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Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Act of Violence

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Johns Hopkins Science Review

Starring: Lynn Poole, Joel Chaseman

Country: United States

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Morey Amsterdam Show

Starring: Morey Amsterdam, Art Carney, Johnny Guarnieri, Don Russell

Country: United States

Who Said That?

Starring: John Daly, Walter Kiernan, June Lockhart, Bob Considine

Country: United States

Talent Scouts

Starring: Arthur Godfrey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1948 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st US house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover, Massachusetts)
  • First US house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover, Massachusetts).
  • Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1948?

  • Life: Teenagers
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Olivia de Havilland -- Dec. 20, 1948
  • Life: Dwight Eisenhower

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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The Naked and the Dead

By: Norman Mailer

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.

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Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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The Bishop's Mantle

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Hilary Laurens, a young Episcopal priest about 1939, has recently returned to his hometown, somewhere in the American heartland. Upon receiving sudden word that his grandfather, the Bishop of that diocese and the only father he's known, has suddenly taken ...

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