Many of us are familiar with the legend of Davy Crockett. Disney did a great job in the 1950s and 1960s of making him a household name. However, the truth is often a far cry from the story that is told. To quote one of my favorite movies, the John Wayne/James Stewart classic, Who Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962): 'When the legend becomes fact, print the legend'. So it goes with the legend of Davy Crockett. While we hear about this heroic man who helped to tame the west, is it truth? Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the legend of Davy Crockett, but the man may make you take a second look. Read more...
Who doesn't love a good mystery? When the answer to the mystery is gone forever because the person who had the secret locked in their brain and never revealed the source, it becomes fascinating to us. I've had a life long love for finding out about these bits of information. The answers to these questions are long gone from our base of knowledge and all we have left to do is speculate. Here are five of the world's greatest mysteries that disappeared with their creators. Read more...
Massacres are the brutal slaying of a group of people. They happen in every country and in every age. Typically, a "massacre" is termed by the press and results in public emotions being swayed against the transgressors. In the United States, this can be proven with the attacks on Pearl Harbor(1941) and 9-11 on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers (2001). In both of these cases, and the ones listed below, public opinion was swayed enough to cause results. Find out more below: Read more...
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Swiss Family Robinson* ($20 million) Family
Psycho* ($11 million) Horror, Thriller
Starring: Anthony Perkins
Spartacus ($11 million) Action-Adventure
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis
Exodus ($8 million) Family
Starring: Paul Newman
The Alamo ($7 million) Action-Adventure
Starring: John Wayne
*After Theatrical Re-Releases
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