November 26, 1789 -
The first national Thanksgiving Day was observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress on this date.
November 26, 1942 -
One of the classic films of the 40s, Casablanca, premiered in NYC on this date.
Ingrid Bergman's line "Victor Laszlo is my husband, and was, even when I knew you in Paris" was almost cut from the film because during that time it was deemed inappropriate for a film to depict or suggest a woman romancing with another man if she were already married. However, it was pointed out that later in the film she explains that she had thought Laszlo was dead at the time, and the censors allowed the line to stay in.
November 26, 1952 -
In Thrilling Color!
The first modern 3-D movie Bwana Devil, viewed with special glasses, premiered in Hollywood (remember to have your 3D glasses available to watch the preview.)
Arch Oboler, the director, traveled to Africa in 1948 to make audio recordings of native peoples. While in Africa, Oboler met William D. Snyder, a 16mm cameraman with his own industrial filmmaking company in Fargo, North Dakota. During their travels throughout Africa, Mr. Snyder shot the African footage that appears in Bwana Devil.
November 26, 1953 -
MGM released the first musical in 3-D, Kiss Me Kate on this date.
Even though Hermes Pan is the credited choreographer on the film, the steamy duet between Bob Fosse and Carol Haney in "From This Moment On" (which includes Fosse doing a complete back-flip) was choreographed by Fosse himself, and lasts only 66 seconds. But it is the sequence that made critics take notice of the future award-winning choreographer and director.
Today in History:
November 26, 1865 -
Oxford Don and nude child photographer, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, sends the manuscript for the psychedelic novel Alice in Wonderland to his 12 year old special friend Alice Liddell as an early Christmas present.
For some reason her parents did not notify the authorities.
November 26, 1965 –
Arlo Guthrie was arrested in Stockbridge, Mass., for dumping some trash following a Thanksgiving feast at a run by Alice Brock, on this date.
He wrote a song about the event that became a folk classic and was turned into a movie in 1969.
Yes kids, it really happened.
November 26, 1976 -
Anarchy in the UK, (as a single) by the Sex Pistols is released.
The song later appeared on Never Mind the Bollocks.
And so it goes
Thanksgiving is tomorrow
There are 29 days until Christmas.
Kids, sorry to tell you but, you have to eat your vegetables.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
I've posted an entire menu (it's basically here for my family but you're welcome to check it out.)