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2011-07-04 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, JULY 5: FIRST FULL-LENGTH TALKING MOVIE Profile America -- Tuesday, July 5th.

2011-06-29 13:05:00

BLENHEIM, Ontario, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A celebrity Packard, purchased new by famed American entertainer Al Jolson, and a eye-catching Pontiac Plexiglas "Ghost Car", America's first full-size transparent car, are among star attractions set for the auction block in Plymouth, Michigan next month. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110629/NY28219) Headlining a magnificent roster of 70 collector cars for RM Auctions' St.

2008-09-25 15:00:34

From 1927 to 1951, some of Hollywood's top stars made up to an extra $5,000 per year -- $75,000 in today's dollars -- to endorse tobacco, researchers say.

2008-07-13 09:00:24

By ANITA GATES By Anita Gates The New York Times Evelyn Keyes, one of the last surviving co-stars of "Gone With the Wind" and a popular film actress in the 1940s, died July 4 at an assisted-living home in Montecito, Calif. She was 91.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.