Good article on historiography, presenting a book - better, set of books - containing every edit made to a single Wikipedia article, The Iraq War, during the five years between the article’s inception in December 2004 and November 2009: a total of 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages. “Everything should have a history button.”
Oh my Gauche, everything’s so … new!
On March 24 1958, Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas. After training at Fort Hood, Presley joined the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany, on October 1. He donated his Army pay to charity, purchased TV sets for the base, and bought an extra set of fatigues for everyone in his outfit. While in Friedberg, Presley met 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu. They would eventually marry after a seven-and-a-half-year courtship. In her autobiography, Priscilla says that despite his worries that it would ruin his career, his manager Tom Parker convinced Presley that to gain popular respect, he should serve his country as a regular soldier rather than in Special Services, where he would have been able to give some musical performances and remain in touch with the public. Media reports echoed Presley’s concerns about his career, but RCA producer Steve Sholes and Freddy Bienstock of Hill and Range had carefully prepared for his two-year hiatus. Armed with a substantial amount of unreleased material, they kept up a regular stream of successful releases. Between his induction and discharge, Presley had ten Top 40 hits, including “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck”, the best-selling “Hard Headed Woman”, and “One Night” in 1958, and “A Fool Such as I” and the number one “A Big Hunk o’ Love” in 1959.
(Information Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley)
Amanda and her Cousin Amy (Valdene, North Carolina, 1990) Photo: Mary Ellen Mark
StewRat’s track Disagreements fused with sections of Luc Besson’s film Angel-A (2005)
God bless the system.
One of Anna Held’s Fencing Girls (c) Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia, 1902
She so classy.