It was a heck of a thing.
For some reason I was just thinkin about Rita Hayworth.
May their next quake and fire be even better!
And 96 years later, the tremors from that quake brought down a lying scumbag. Gun grabbers everywhere were wetting their pants with joy over the 2000 publication of “Arming America”, by Emory University historian Michael A Bellesiles. This scholarly tome purported to prove that gun ownership was rare in colonial and frontier America and that the whole notion of gun culture was concocted by the NRA after the Civil War. Sharp-eyed skeptics noticed that Bellesiles claimed to have consulted wills and legal records from nineteenth century San Francisco that had actually been destroyed in the Great Quake and fire, and that “Arming America” was full of other frauds and fabrications from start to finish:
So good did come of it.
The loss of San Francisco records had the negative consequence of creating a local phenomenon known as “paper sons” — illegal alien Chinese who claimed their proof of ancestry was burned up in the big fire.
cool post BM
Thanks. Rita gets most of the credit.
‘When asked what held up her dress during the scene, Hayworth’s reply: “Two things.”’
It’s actually a pretty interesting piece if you make it past the race-obsessed whining. (I bet you didn’t know Hayworth was an oppressed and victimized latina.) http://thehairpin.com/2011/12/scandals-of-classic-hollywood-rita-hayworth-tragic-princess/
I’ve known for years what her real name is. She was one hot muchacha.
Great link. Who would have imagined it? I thought she was pure Anglo American. Great dancer.
A classic movie scene.
Wacthing this video right after the feminist cringe compilation video I can’t, Help but think I was born 30 years too late.