1950s

The Night Grace Kelly Surprised JFK in His Room

Posted on 11/19/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentJohn F. Kennedy, confined to bed after painful back surgery in the mid-1950s, had a surprise visitor one night. A young woman stumbled into his hospital room and introduced herself as the new night nurse. He didn’t believe her for a second. Although they’d never met, he instantly recognized Grace Kelly — not yet a princess, but already a movie star — who’d been put up to the prank by JFK’s wife, Jackie, and her sister, Lee. Kelly, who became …

Eydie Gormé: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pop Diva

Posted on 08/12/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyEydie Gormé was the sort of entertainer that you could imagine a young Don Draper taking his first wife Betty to see in some swank late-1950s nightclub — or better yet, curling up with her on the couch to watch on the Philco TV as Gormé  appeared with husband-to-be Steve Lawrence on The Tonight Show, where the musical couple were regulars during the Steve Allen era. Gormé, who died on Aug. 10 at age 84 in Las Vegas, was a superstar of the …