Friday, May 11, 2007

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Bobby Driscoll was Disney's Peter Pan.

Since Peter Pan was an animated film it of course meant Bobby was the voice of Peter, but before that Bobby Driscoll also played in Disney's version of Treasure Island making him a child film star in Hollywood.

As he reached adolescence the studio's interest in him faded and he also contracted a severe case of acne. He no longer received any offers for major parts in movies and at the same time began using heroin. After years of drug abuse he was found dead in a New York tenement in 1968. A fingerprint match made by the NYPD established the identity of the otherwise forgotten actor.

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What's up at YouTube: Treasure Island (1950)
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Retro babe
Panzer Panther Ausf D
One of the rare command versions of the Panther with the extra star shaped antenna, note also the command Panzer III in the foreground, the marking "R01" would identify it as a the regimental commander's vehicle (although panzer commanders usually led their troops from the less conspicuous Sdkfz 251 half tracks which also enabled them to move more quickly on the battlefield)
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Not my people
Not my war

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