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LBJ Gall Bladder Operation – October 8, 1965

LBJ Shows his scar

LBJ Shows his scar

LBJ Gall Bladder Operation – October 8, 1965

On October 20, 1965 in one of the most famous photographs of his presidency, LBJ revealed his scar to the press.

The following year in a cartoon that became almost as famous as Johnson’s scar-revealing photo, caricaturist David Levine depicted Johnson showing off his scar, which was in the shape of a map of Vietnam.

LBJ Scar cartoon

LBJ Scar cartoon

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Sharon Tate Letter to Grandmother – September 23, 1965

Four years before she was murdered by the Manson Family, Sharon Tate was working on her film debut in the movie “Eye of the Devil,” which premiered in 1966.

This video shows the contents of a letter she wrote on September 23, 1965, to her grandmother, Grace Tate, in Houston, Texas. The letter is written on hotel stationery (in beautiful handwriting, with just a few grammatical mistakes) from the Chateau de Castel-Novel in the Southwest of France. In the letter she tells “Nannie” how excited she is about her press coverage in a few London Newspapers. But then she tells her grandmother how boring it all is, and how she really can’t wait to come home.

Sharon Tate Eye of the Devil Mini Poster click to see on eBay

Sharon Tate Eye of the Devil Mini Poster click to see on eBay

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Court Says Judy Garland Nevada Divorce Not Legit November 9, 1962


A California Superior Court Judge ruled that Judy Garland was in fact a resident of that state. The judge’s ruling was in response to the actress/singer’s effort to have a Nevada court ruling recognized in California. Garland’s attorney said that he planned to go ahead with the
Nevada proceeding “as if the rulings of the California court did not exist.”

Judy Garland did eventually succeed in getting divorced from Sid Luft, who was her third husband. Prior to Luft she was married to composer and orchestra leader, David Rose. They were divorced in 1944. Next up was movie director Vincent Minelli. She divorced him in 1951. In 1966 she broke up with actor Mark Herron. after only having been married for sixth months. Judy Garland married night club owner Mickey Deans in March of 1969, and in June of that year, she died.

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