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To be a true American Icon, something (or someone) must have origins within the American culture. That first spark might have occurred abroad, but Americans embraced it and made it uniquely their own. So many have tried to emulate them, but these American icons are totally unique.

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Lucille Ball

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For more than 50 years, she played on both big and small screens. From humble beginnings—once not being able to afford pencils for school—Lucille Ball eventually took America by storm as one of our most well-loved and funny actresses. Born August 6, 1911, the star of I Love Lucy left an imprint on the entertainment industry.

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It’s Gone—And You Can Tell That one Good-bye!

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Remember Little League? I sure do. Played six seasons before turning fourteen and focusing on hockey, the game for which I’d developed an all-encompassing passion. And, I remember my first baseball bat. A Louisville Slugger. Pure wood. Junior size. I remember proudly carrying that bat—my own bat—to every little league game I played until I

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“Four Stooges” Offers a Rare Treat

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The Three Stooges have a rather complicated history, yet we all know the names Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp. The original stooges were Moe Howard, Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. The trio stemmed from a 1925 vaudeville act, and their first film was 1930’s Soup to Nuts. Shemp’s initial stooge membership, however, was short-lived. Fed

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Harley-Davidson Advertising

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Harley-Davidson® Advertising Through the Years One of the most striking characteristics of Harley-Davidson® advertising is the company’s adaptability to the times. Because of this, Harley-Davidson® advertising has always been reflective of the time in which it was created. In effect, Harley advertising serves as a type of timeline of the values and interests of the

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