Archive for the ‘Childhood Homes: Then & Now’ Category

Richard Dix’s Childhood Home

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

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..1208 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a private residence–DO NOT DISTURB THE OCCUPANTS.

Richard Dix as a boy

The St. Paul house still stands. Dix inspected it in the summer of 1929 when he spent a week in St. Paul. The apple tree in the yard was bearing fruit, but it was a taller tree than when Dix last plucked a green apple from it.

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Clara Bow’s birthday

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Clara Bow (July 29, 1905, Brooklyn, New York)

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Clara Bow’s childhood home: 857 73rd Street, Brooklyn, New York

On the second floor of this unpretentious Brooklyn house, lived Clara Bows family in 1922. Clara Bow was then a school girl. Her father worked in Coney Island. Her mother was a bed-ridden invalid. The little red-head mailed a cheap postcard picture of herself to several motion picture magazines then conducting a contest. The winner was to be given a screen opportunity. Clara Bow won.

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Rudy Vallee’s birthday

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901, Island Pond, Vermont)

 

Rudy Vallee’s childhood home in Westbrook, Maine–Then and Now (click on image to enlarge)

The Vallee home in Westbrook, Maine. Mrs. Vallee, Rudy’s mother, posed in front of the residence with Barney, his dog. Rudy’s room was kept ready, awaiting his home visits.

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