Herbie Turns Eighty-Five Years Young

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Meeting And Greeting (Page One)

Herb's 85th birthday at SAE

2012 - 85 = 1927 .... The Earth Was Still Hot!

Did You Know? -

Jan 5th - Fox Studios exhibits Movietone

Jan 7th - Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London

Feb 2nd - Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC

Feb 20th - Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath

May 14th - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie

May 18th - Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif

Jul 20th - Lindbergh begins NY flight (Spirit of St Louis)

Jul 29th - 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)

Nov 9th - Giant Panda discovered, China

Dec 10th - Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN

Dec 27th - Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

When Herbie Was A Child San Francisco Look Like....

P.S. We Photoshopped the dinosaurs out of each of the pictures...

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The Embassy Theater

Did You Know? - As the American Theatre, it was already under construction when the earthquake and fire of April 1906 hit San Francisco. It finally opened on January 21 1907, and, during the next decades, was known as the Rialto Theatre in 1910, the Rivoli Opera House in the 1920’s, and, finally, in 1927, the Embassy Theatre. It premiered ‘Vitaphone Talking Pictures’ in San Francisco and soon became known as the Warner Brothers Theatre, but reverted back to Embassy Theatre on August 31, 1933.

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Herbie's movie stars

Did You Know? - Her Wild Oat was a simple story (originally racier until rewritten by Neilan to play up the comic aspects), and could be shot entirely in California (even though it's set in the New York area... palm trees can be seen in the background of the resort supposedly on the east coast) and mostly on location and using existing sets. Colleen wrote in Silent Star that her husband, a heavy drinker, had decided to re-edit the film while Colleen was on vacation. She returned to find the tops of all the gags had been removed.

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Busy streets of San Francisco

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The SF Seals of 1927... Hats abound

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Around town

Let The Partee Begin

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It begins with golf

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Time to study the cards....

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Granddaughter Missy joined the partee

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From start to now in pictures

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Sue and Donna do some serious studying!

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When Herb was born cars had character

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Beard, no beard, hair, no hair - He always is morphing

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"Herbie The Horrible" was his moniker... A terror on and off the field

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Right in the middle of everything!

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Friends make the world go around

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Miles of smiles

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"Dang.... He never stands still for a single moment!"

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An "Oldy but Goody?"

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Father and son

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Vicky and Del look on

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Leon and Marcia

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Herb makes the rounds

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Colored pencils

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Family

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Oh oh... What is Leon up to???

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Sue enjoys all the frivolity

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Then and Now begins to warm up... Dance time is soon!

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Very Happy Birthday!!!

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Only $2,245 would have brought Herbie home form the hospital in style..... 85 years ago

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Friends came to join the fun

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Seems we are gathering for something to happen??

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Gislene is positioning the people for a picture

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"OK... We are all up and watching!"

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Someone is having a great time!!!

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Gislene is capturing the moment... We are capturing Gislene

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All smiles

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Herb with his two sons and daughter Ellen

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Ellen can't control herself.... Giggle time

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"M-m-m-m-m What should I do now??"

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"Ah... When in doubt, snuggle"

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Champagne toast... Herbie's favorite kind of toast

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