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1. Allies Invade Sicily

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - July 10!

2. Amazing Adventure

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents The Amazing Adventure - starring Cary Grany and Mary Brian. Grant is wealthy via inheritance, and feeling bored and guilty, sets out to earn an honest living. (from the novel - “The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss“ by E. Phillips Openheim).

3. Ballet Mecanique

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents Fernand Leger's remarkable 1924 short film Ballet Mechanique. Fernand Leger was one of the greatest French Cubist painters (do a google image search of his name) and a contemporary of Pablo Picasso. In the early days of film as an artform, Leger created this masterpiece - which is landmark film in the development of montage, a cinematic tool that juxtiposes two or more images to infer related ideas or events. The best known example is Sergei Eisenstein's scene from Battleship Potemkin - the Odessa Steps segment with the baby carriage rolling down the steps and the mother's eyeglasses - made a year after this film.

4. Beverly Hillbillies - Duke Steals a Wife

Description: LikeTelevision™ Fans - this episode - Duke Steals a Wife - features Jed and Duke getting lucky with some out of towners of france. Mrs Drysdale hires a pedigree poodle from france to fly in just to marry Claude - her poodle. The wedding is set - but the French poodle has a thing for Duke. And her owner, Mlle. Denise (Narda Onyx) is the object of Jed's affection. Highly recommended!

5. Boudu Saved From Drowning

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel proudly presents an enchanting 1932 Jean Renoir film called Boudu sauve des eaux, or in English - Boudu Saved from Drowning. A poor homeless man named Boudu tries to drown himself in the Seine River, but is saved by the wealthy book store owner, Edouard Lestingois who was watching Boudu from his window. Boudu moves in with the family and has quite an impact on each of their lives. Priape Boudu is played by Michel Simon, who was a major star in france. Basically - he was like the French Charlie Chaplin or Jerry Lewis. Kind of like a national treasure. Also of note, this film caused a major scandal when it was released. Not because of the kissing or extramarital affairs (hey, they're French)... but people took major exception to, of all things - the filthy side of being homeless. Boudu's table manners, especially eating the food with his fingers. Totally taboo! The Police came and shut down theaters. It was a very serious matter at the time. In addition, Boudu doesn't seem particularly grateful to Monsieur Lestingois' generosity. Folks were infuriated by this as well.

6. Carnival of Souls

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents a Sci-Fi Horror classic - Carnival of Souls starring Candace Hilligoss as Mary Henry, a woman who is the only survivor in a car with three girls who decided to drag race when challenged. The 1962 film was directed by Herk Harvey and remains one of the greatest low budget movies ever made. It is scary, not because of a lot of blood and guts or anything gross - but the whole ethereal feel of the film is just plain creepy. Who the heck is the phantom guy, and why does he keep popping in to scare Mary? The ending is just excellent - sorry, no spoilers here..

7. Chagall's Ceiling Is Unveiled

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - September 23!

8. Chamberlain Signs Peace Treaty With Hitler

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - September 30!

9. Charles de Gaulle Elected Leader Of France

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - December 21!

10. Charles Lindbergh Lands At Le Bourget Airfield, France

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - May 21!

11. Concorde Takes Off

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 21!

12. Construction Begins On The White House

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - October 13!

13. Cyrano de Bergerac w/ Jose Ferrer

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Jose Ferrer as Cyrano in the screen adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic play. Jose Ferrer is nothing short of brilliant in his portrayal as the Cyrano - a gifted poet, wordsmith, swordsman, and a man with a beautiful and tender heart. But with all these gifts - he was also given a monster sized nose, that reminds one of the proboscis monkey - it is huge and hideous, a perfect foil for the lavish gifts he has been given. Cyrano loves a beautiful woman named Roxane, who happens to be a distant cousin, but he is afraid to tell her how he feels about her, because he is afraid of rejection.

14. Debbie Reynolds Marries Eddie Fisher

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - September 26!

15. Diaboliques, Les

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents -Diabolique, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzo. This 1955 film remains one of the greatest murder mystery, suspense thrillers ever created. It won a special Edgar award in 1956 as well as honors for Best Foreign Film from the New York Critics Circle in 1955. Simone Signoret's performance is nothing short of amazing. My favorite comment on the movie - it is the greatest movie Hitchcock never made - and one can easily see the Sir Alfred style of suspense at work and perhaps Hitchcock got a few good ideas from this film as well.

16. Dr. Albert Schweitzer Denounces Atomic Pollution

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 25!

17. Dunkirk Is Evacuated

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 4!

18. European Common Market Is Born

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - March 25!

19. First Boy Scout Organization Formed In Great Britain

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 24!

20. First Winter Olympics Held In Chamonix, France

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 25!

21. Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits)

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel presents a terrific 1952 classic called Jeux interdits, which roughly translates into Forbidden Games, the English title. The movie is set in france at the start of World War II. Brigitte Fossey plays the young Paulette, a 5 year old orphan who loses her parents as the family flees from the Nazis who are attacking Paris. They get killed by a Messerschmitt that strafes a bridge filled with civilians. Paulette get adopted by a sweet peasant family, the Dolles and she becomes good friends with their young boy about 7 or 8 named Michel Dolle (Georges Poujouly). The film tells an amazing story of the war as seen through the eyes of some beautiful children who are paying a dear price for the troubles of the world. We highly recommend this movie. Two thumbs up.

22. Frances Starring Jessica Lange Is Released

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - December 2!

23. Happy Birthday Brigitte Bardot

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - September 28!

24. Happy Birthday Charles Boyer

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - August 28!

25. Happy Birthday Claudette Colbert

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - September 13!

26. Happy Birthday Dinah Shore

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel presents - This Day in Hollywood - Febuary 29th!

27. Happy Birthday Dinah Shore

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel presents - This Day in Hollywood - March 1st!

28. Happy Birthday Jean Seberg

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - November 13!

29. Happy Birthday Jean-Luc Godard

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - December 3!

30. Happy Birthday Jean-Paul Belmondo

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - April 9th!

31. Happy Birthday Lana Turner

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - February 8!

32. Happy Birthday Sarah Bernhardt

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - October 25!

33. Hitler Invades Poland

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - September 1!

34. Hitler Unveils His New Air Force

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 26!

35. Judy Garland Dies

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - June 22th!

36. Karl Marx Publishes The Communist Manifesto

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 21!

37. Laurel and Hardy in Flying Deuces

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - a classic Laurel and Hardy movie called Flying Deuces. Ollie and Stan are in Paris france, the city of love - when Ollie falls in love with a beautiful women. Trouble is - it turns out she is married to a soldier. Heartbroken - the boys decide to join the French Foreign Legion. They quickly tire of the military routine and decide to quit. The trouble is - you are not allowed to quit, and they AWOL. And yes, as you might expect, they get into all kinds of trouble and create all varieties of comedy routines in the process.

38. League Of Nations Formed

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 10!

39. Little Princess

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - The Little Princess - with Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, and Cesar Romero. Based on the novel by frances Hodgeson Burnett. See the movie that several other renditions of the classic tale - The Little Princess.

40. Mainstring Theater - Granny and The Dog

Description: This short marionette play features a cheeky dog and his master, a little old lady. Presented by Mainstring Theater, the world renowned experts of Marionette Performance Arts. This is COOL -where else can you see the GREATEST marionette operators on the planet? After about 2 minutes, you could tell that their legendary status as World's Greatest was right on. WHOA! On my, whoa - how is this possible? Check it out and see if you don't agree. Thank you - Bruno and Darlene Frascone, and all the characters of Mainstring Theater - thank you for bringing some joy to the neighborhood!

41. Mainstring Theater - Learn More About Mainstring

Description: Learn more about Mainstring Theater - the World's Greatest Marionette Travelling Show! They call france home and tour extensively throughout Europe - but tonight, we got to see them in Charlotte, NC. It felt so wonderful to be in the audience and delight in magic of Bruno and Darlene Frascone, the world renowned experts of Marionette Performance Arts. After about 2 minutes, you could tell that their World's Greatest label was right on. WHOA! On my, whoa - how is this possible? Check it out and see if you don't agree. Thank you - Bruno and Darlene Frascone, and all the characters of Mainstring Theater - thank you for bringing some joy to the neighborhood!

42. Mainstring Theater - The Broom Lady

Description: This short marionette play features a funny old lady and her broom. Very funny! Presented by Mainstring Theater, the world renowned experts of Marionette Performance Arts. Check it out and see if you don't agree that Mainstring Theater is the coolest. Thank you - Bruno and Darlene Frascone, and all the characters of Mainstring Theater - thank you for bringing some joy to the neighborhood!

43. Mainstring Theater - The Girl and The Clown

Description: This short marionette play features a girl who is sick and a clown that makes her happy. A beautiful performance by some very intricate marionettes. Presented by Mainstring Theater, the world renowned experts of Marionette Performance Arts. Thank you - Bruno and Darlene Frascone, and all the characters of Mainstring Theater - thank you for bringing some joy to the neighborhood!

44. Mainstring Theater - The Snowman

Description: This short marionette play features a snowman that comes out of the cold air and warms himself by a stove. Have you ever seen a puppet melt before your eyes? Presented by Mainstring Theater, the world renowned experts of Marionette Performance Arts. Thank you - Bruno and Darlene Frascone, and all the characters of Mainstring Theater - thank you for bringing some joy to the neighborhood!

45. Meeting at Midnight

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - Meeting at Midnight - with Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan as the famous Honolulu detective with 14 children. Charlie's daughter is at a seance when a man is murdered - and she is arrested. The police persuade him to take the case... and they'll release his daughter.

46. Music Videos from WWII

Description: This video is compiled from assorted WWII USO shows and assorted period film from World War II. The movie includes: Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, and Judy Garland. Some great music with the top entertainers of the day “hoofin' it“ for Uncle Sam.

47. Napoleon's Waterloo

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 18!

48. Nuremburg Trial Begins

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - November 20!

49. Nureyev Performs In Paris As A Free Man

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - September 29!

50. One Step Beyond - Darkroom

Description: This is another great One Step Beyond episode. It stars the remarkable Cloris Leachman - as a young magazine photographer in france who is looking to capture some photos of the soul of france. Leachman is quite young in this episode and very attractive, though she always has a headache. Anyway - she gets a pensive visitor to photograph, played by Marcel Dalio. (you might recognize Dalio from Grand Illusion, where he played the French Officer, Rosenthal). In the end, the mysterious visitor attacks Leachman, and accuses her of infidelity. As it turns out - this guy murdered his wife in the same house many years ago, and has long since died. And - guess what, all the photos that Leachman took of this odd visitor turned out. Because he isn't in the picture... just empty chairs or walls. In another twist of synchronicity - this episode has an assistant director named Erich Von Stroheim, jr., whose dad also starred in La Grande Illusion. woooo... spooky!

51. Open City (Roma, citta aperta)

Description: Working behind barred door and cellars, a group of Italians created this movie about the horrors of the Nazi occupation in Rome during WWII. They had volunteers for actors, often using equipment stolen from Germans, with scraps of film, no studio lights, intermittent electricity - this was the first film released after the Allies freed Rome.

52. Police Report Assault

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents Police Report! Assault - also known as Uberfall, or Accident. Directed by Erno Metzner in 1928 - this 21 minute film is a fast paced story about a coin that seems to bring nothing but bad luck to whoever holds it. I don't want to do anything to spoil the story - so you'll just have to check it out. Highly entertaining and good for many chuckles.

53. Public Rail Service Opens In England

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - September 28!

54. Scarlet Pimpernel, The

Description: LikeTelevision™ presents - The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Leslie Howard as Sir Percy Blakeney, Merle Oberon as Lady Marguerite, Nigel Bruce as the Prince of Wales, and Raymond Massey as the evil Chauvelin. Based on the classic literary work by Baroness Orczy - the movie is delightful screen adaptation of the story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a foppish fool in the English aristocracy who is secretly a courageous hero that saves some French aristocrats from Reign of Terror. Using guile, wit and an endless array of cunning disguises - the Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy) becomes an unlikely hero who is hunted by the dastardly Chauvelin (Raymond Massey), who wants to introduce the Pimpernel to the Guillotine.

55. Shoot The Piano Player

Description: Francois Truffaut's gangster film from 1960 - Shoot the Piano Player (or in French - Tirez Sur le Pianiste) is terrific! Starring Charles Aznavour as local pub pianist Charlie Kohler and Marie Dubois as his love interest, Lena. Years ago, Charlie used to be reknowned concert pianist Edouard Saroyan, till he had a falling out with his wife, who fell out a window. Edouard dropped out and became Charlie Kohler, pub pianist. The fact that Charlie's brothers are gangsters complicates life a bit, lots of great dialogue too. PLUS, Boby Lapointe is featured in a cool singing waiter cameo and does a live rendition of catchy tune called Framboise.

56. Student Activists Take Over The Sorbonne In France

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - May 16!

57. Telstar Broadcasts First Global TV Signal

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - July 11!

58. The Battle Of Marne Begins

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - September 5!

59. The Chunnel Is Announced

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 20!

60. The Double Eagle Balloon Crosses The Atlantic

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 19!

61. The First Davis Cup Is Played

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 9!

62. The French End Their 7 Year War With Algeria

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - March 18!

63. The Modern Olympic Games Begin

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 6!

64. The Statue Of Liberty Is Dedicated In NYC

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - October 28!

65. The U.S. Civil War Begins

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 19!

66. The World's First Movie Theatre Opens In Paris

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - December 28!

67. World War One Ends

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - November 11!

68. You Asked For It - Episode nine

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents You Asked For It!, Television's Greatest Request Show. This episode features a hindu man named DOS who lays down on a bed of nails, a very early bulletproof vest, a guy who explains the tricks used to take your money in carnival games, a funny musical clown from france, a tribute to the Lou Gehrig - by the Yankee who replaced Lou at first base.


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