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john belushi locations

Posted on April 16, 2013 by peter bell

John Belushi was born in Chicago on January 24, 1949, the son of first and second generation Albanian immigrants.  While attending Wheaton Central High School in Illinois, Belushi became involved in theater and improv.  He began performing at the Shawnee Summer Theater, attended events at the Second City improv theater (where he eventually became a […]

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Jim Morrison and The Doors locations

Posted on July 9, 2012 by peter bell

Forty-one years ago today, Jim Morrison was lowered into a Paris burial plot (on July 9, 1971). The Doors frontman would have been 68 years old if he were alive today, but instead died of a heroin overdose at the tender age of 27. Where once the Lizard King slithered across the country, spitting his […]

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chris farley: life and locations

Posted on March 15, 2012 by peter bell

From the time Chris Farley entered the limelight on Saturday Night Live to the time he overdosed in his Chicago apartment was a period of only seven years. But in that time, Farley gave audiences a series of memorable performances, hilarious characters, and a mixture of physical comedy and comedic pathos that is still missed. […]

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The Life and Locations of Nikola Tesla

Posted on February 24, 2012 by peter bell

Nikola Tesla was a genius who spoke eight languages, had over 300 patents, and whose work fundamentally changed the nature of technological society.  He also died alone and penniless in a New York hotel room.  While this blog post can’t possibly explain how his story ended up this way, we can take a brief look […]

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Diane Arbus: Life, Photos, Locations

Posted on February 8, 2012 by peter bell

Few photographers have created as much controversy, or as many iconic images, as the American photographer Diane Arbus.  During her life, her work challenged preconceptions of photography.  Her work had many approaches, but she often focused on marginalized or peripheral roles in society (circus performers, drag queens, nudists, the developmentally disabled).  After her death, the […]

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