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Jerry Lewis was Able to Act and Direct for the Bellboy by Inventing a System of Multiple Cameras and Monitors

A film director oversees a film’s creative and dramatic qualities. They also visualize the screenplay to ensure that the film comes out the way the production team intended. But did you know that one of the directors in the 1960 film cast himself as the lead and devised a multi-camera system so he could be …

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Mabel Fairbanks

Why Was Mabel Fairbanks Banned from the Rinks as a Child?

Mabel Fairbanks made her mark in the figure skating industry and was a coach to some well-known ice skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi, the 2012 Olympic champion. With Fairbanks’s remarkable skill in her chosen industry, why was Mabel Fairbanks banned from the rinks as a child? Fairbanks’ Native American ancestry and being African American caused her …

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Why Did Dean Martin Refuse to Attend JFK’s Inauguration?

Dean Martin was part of the group of American entertainers known as the Rat Pack, alongside showbiz giants like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. They were the hippest group in the fifties. But did you know why Dean Martin declined JFK’s invitation for his inauguration as president? In John F. …

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