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  • Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul (1942-2018)

    Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul (1942-2018)

    Aretha Franklin, legendary Queen of Soul most famous for her recording of Otis Redding’s “Respect,” died today at age 76. In 1992, Franklin memorably opened the Democratic National Convention by singing the national anthem. This footage was preserved by Media Burn with support from the Save America’s Treasures program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. It is part of The 90’s Election Specials collection of more than 120 hours of footage documenting … Continue reading

  • Remembering Tab Hunter (1931 – 2018)

    Remembering Tab Hunter (1931 – 2018)

    Tab Hunter, iconic 1950s American actor, television host, pop singer, and film producer, passed away on July 8, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 86. Tab Hunter is remembered for his starring roles in feature films such as Battle Cry (1955) and Damn Yankees (1958). Hunter’s stardom expanded with roles in other popular films including two Westerns, The Burning Hills (1956) and The Girl He Left Behind (1956), both played alongside a young Natalie Wood. As a product of the star system in … Continue reading


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