Great moments in history and popular culture happen every day, and ON THIS DAY will share a few of them with you. We’ll also point you to related resources in our collection, helping you to discover classic films, musical favorites, and historical tidbits. The primary focus will be on our e-material – e-books, e-audio, and downloadable and streamable music and film – but physical books and DVDs will also be part of the fun.
|On this day in 1931, Carroll Baker was born. Baker was an Academy Award nominee for her first starring role, in the 1956 film Baby Doll. Over the next decade, she would struggle against the studios, who usually cast her in sex-symbol roles rather than the more serious work she wanted to do. She eventually left Hollywood for a decade, working mostly in Italian thrillers and horror films. Baker returned to the United States in the late 1970s, and spent the rest of her career playing supporting roles in films as diverse as Ironweed and Kindergarten Cop. A Quiet Place to Kill, one of Baker's Italian films, is the story of a man whose current and former wives plot to murder him; it's available for streaming at Hoopla.|
|On this day in 1945, John Fogerty was born. Fogerty's career began as the lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revival ("Proud Mary," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Fortunate Son"). When CCR disbanded in 1972, Fogerty went on to a solo career; his biggest commercial success was the 1985 album Centerfield. Fogerty continues to be a popular concert act, and records a new album every few years. Several of Fogerty's albums are available for streaming at Hoopla.|
|And today is National Hamburger Day, a chance to celebrate the all-American sandwich. In Wicked Good Burgers, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart offer a range of new techniques and ingredients to bring some variety to your next burger feast. Wicked Good Burgers is available as an e-book at OverDrive|