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05 May 2010

Happy birthday, Tyrone Power!

Today is the birthday of startlingly handsome Hollywood star Tyrone Power (1914-1958). He may have been all-American, but he sure loved European ladies (he was married to both French Annabella and half-Dutch Linda Christian). He is interred at the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever). There is the annual memorial for 'Ty' where a group of true fans get together to commemorate one of the great romantic film stars. Happy Birthday, Mr. Power!

Tyrone Power
German postcard by Wilhelm Schulze-Witteborg Grafischer Betrieb, Wanne-Eickel. Photo: 20th Century Fox.

Happy Birthday Tyrone Power!
French postcard by Editions P.I., Paris, no. 915, 1950. Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).

Annabella, Tyrone Power
With Annabella. British postcard by Real Photograph, London, no. FS 177. Photo: 20th Century Fox. Publicity still for Suez (Allan Dwan, 1938), a highly fictionalised biographical account of the builder of the Suez canal, Ferdinand de Lesseps.

For rchrdjerome.

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