Meeting And Greeting (Page One)
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...
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.
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.
Busy streets of San Francisco
The SF Seals of 1927... Hats abound
Let The Partee Begin
It begins with golf
Time to study the cards....
Granddaughter Missy joined the partee
From start to now in pictures
Sue and Donna do some serious studying!
When Herb was born cars had character
Beard, no beard, hair, no hair - He always is morphing
"Herbie The Horrible" was his moniker... A terror on and off the field
Right in the middle of everything!
Friends make the world go around
Miles of smiles
"Dang.... He never stands still for a single moment!"
An "Oldy but Goody?"
Father and son
Vicky and Del look on
Leon and Marcia
Herb makes the rounds
Oh oh... What is Leon up to???
Sue enjoys all the frivolity
Then and Now begins to warm up... Dance time is soon!
Very Happy Birthday!!!
Only $2,245 would have brought Herbie home form the hospital in style..... 85 years ago
Friends came to join the fun
Seems we are gathering for something to happen??
Gislene is positioning the people for a picture
"OK... We are all up and watching!"
Someone is having a great time!!!
Gislene is capturing the moment... We are capturing Gislene
Herb with his two sons and daughter Ellen
Ellen can't control herself.... Giggle time
"M-m-m-m-m What should I do now??"
"Ah... When in doubt, snuggle"
Champagne toast... Herbie's favorite kind of toast
Why yes you do - Go to Page Two