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Bellevue Film Festival, 1967-1981

The Bellevue Film Festival (1967-1981) was born in 1967, under the leadership of longtime Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair volunteers Carol Duke and Mary Jo Malone. Most of the handful of U.S. film fes...

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Bickford, Bruce (1947-2019)

From his home workshop/film studio in SeaTac, famously reclusive and idiosyncratic Pacific Northwest animation artist Bruce Bickford for three decades produced undeniably visionary art films. Although...

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Britten, Patsy (1923-2013)

An overnight star on the Seattle radio airwaves in the 1920s, sweet little Patsy Britten was promoted as a "baby 'blues singer,'" a "baby radio star," "a child wonder," and then the "Sweetheart of KOL...

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Century 21: Seattle's September Days with Elvis Presley, 1962

Countless celebrities, from astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016) to Walt Disney (1901-1966) visited Seattle between April 21 and October 21, 1962, to attend the 1962 Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's...

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Coleman, Nancy (1912-2000)

Radio, stage, and screen actress Nancy Coleman, who grew up in Everett in Snohomish County north of Seattle, had a successful career that spanned nearly four decades. Beginning in radio drama in 1936,...

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Danz, Fredric A. (1918-2009)

Some may have been born into show business, but for Fredric Danz, it's more accurate to say that he was born into the business of shows. The son of pioneer Seattle film exhibitor John Danz (d. 1961),...

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Downtown Historic Theatre District (Seattle) Tour

This is a tour of Seattle's Downtown Historic Theatre District as it existed at the time of its designation on December 6, 2011. The Downtown Historic Theatre District was created to support the prese...

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Farmer, Frances (1913-1970)

Seattle-born actress Frances Farmer, a rising star in the 1930s, is remembered today more for her unfortunate life story than for her once promising career. Talented and beautiful, Farmer was also wil...

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Filmography in Seattle

Since the 1933 debut of Tugboat Annie, Seattle has been featured in more than 100 motion pictures and television features. Generations of Hollywood producers have used Seattle-area scenery and archite...

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Finley, Randy (b. 1942)

Randy Finley -- who became known to a generation of Seattle moviegoers for his long black beard, a habit of wearing an army jacket with his name sewn on it, and his innate ability to generate hype -- ...

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Fox (Music Hall) Theatre (Seattle)

When it opened on April 19, 1929, Seattle's Fox Theatre was described as being "fairy-like in appearance," but that luster would fade pretty quickly in the years following its debut. Known variously a...

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Fox Theater (Spokane)

Spokane's Fox Theater, today called the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, is a 1931 Art Deco movie theater turned modern concert hall. Located on Monroe Street between Sprague and 1st avenues, it is ...

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God Dies: An Essay by Frances Farmer

Film star Frances Farmer (1913-1970) was a senior at West Seattle High School in April 1931 when she gained her first taste of national notoriety, with this award-winning essay, titled "God Dies." The...

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Green Lake Theater: A Seattle Reminiscence by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence of Seattle's Green Lake Theater was written by Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011). Her family moved to the Green Lake neighborhood around 1919. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was...

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Hanley, Bridget (b. 1941)

Stage and screen actress Bridget Hanley grew up in the small Snohomish County shoreline city of Edmonds some 15 miles north of Seattle. She is best known for her role as Candy Pruitt on Here Come the ...

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Haunted Email from Rose Red

This essay contains selected email queries received by HistoryLink concerning Rose Red, an ABC-TV mini-series which aired in January 2002 and was based on a story concept by Stephen King and a related...

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Jacobs, Frank (1881-1979)

A pioneer in the field of photojournalism, Frank Jacobs covered events big and small throughout the Pacific Northwest, but specialized in transportation disasters such as ship and train wrecks. Althou...

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (Seattle)

For more than 40 years, a community center named for Harlem Renaissance luminary Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and housed under the dome of a former synagogue has played a major role in the artistic, cu...

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Lee, Bruce -- Television and Filmography

Former Seattle resident Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor in film and television, starred in many Hong Kong movie productions as a child before he came to worldwide fame with his role as Kato in tel...

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Lee, Bruce (1940-1973)

Bruce Lee popularized Kung Fu and other Asian martial arts disciplines during a brief but influential career as an instructor and as an actor on television and in feature films. Born in San Francisco ...

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Lewis, "Texas" Jim (1909-1990): Seattle's pioneering 1950s kiddie-TV show host

One of America's original cowboy stars, James "Texas Jim" Lewis had (as a showbiz veteran) seemingly done it all by the time he moved to Seattle in 1950. Having played live country music over the radi...

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Masked Robbers Trammel Train in Ballard

Romantic tales of bank heists, train robberies, and hold ups were favorites of American newspapers, large and small, in the early part of the twentieth century. Among these is a story set in Ballard, ...

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McCune, Don (1918-1993)

Don McCune was renowned as TV's Captain Puget. In this People's History, Garry Christenson and "Captain Puget's" wife. Linda McCune recall his life.

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Moore Theatre (Seattle)

The Moore Theatre, Seattle's oldest existing entertainment venue, stood as one of the finest houses on all the West Coast when it opened in December 1907. Located on 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street, th...

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