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Captain Rick: I bid a fond farewell to Casey Kasem, 82. I shall always remember his dynamic voice on the radio back in the 70’s as he counted down the top hit songs and his famous closing words “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars”.

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Casey’s closing words held extra meaning for me back in the 70s. Though we live in a much more complex world today when ‘reaching for the stars’ is out of reach for most…those closing words still give us something important to think about.

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Captain Rick: Enjoy photos of famous stars with their classic cars from the early 1900’s. Part 2 of this series includes photos of Joan Crawford, Al Jolson, Jean Harlow, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Buck Jones, Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power with their classic cars including Duesenbergs and others.

image  Joan Crawford and her 1930 Cadillac Fleetwood – Joan was an American dancer and stage chorine, who later became a noted, Oscar-winning film and television actress

image  Al Jolson with his Mercedes – Al was a Jewish Lithuanian-born American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed “The World’s Greatest Entertainer”.

image  Jean Harlow with her Cadillac – Jean was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s

image  William Powell admires Gary Cooper’s Duesenberg – Gary, sitting on the driver seat back, was an American film actor who found success in a number of film genres, including westerns, crime, comedy and drama. William, with foot on the running board, was an American actor.

image  Buck Jones with his 1933 Packard Special – Buck was an American motion picture star of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, known for his work starring in many popular western movies

image  Errol Flynn in his Auburn Roadster – Errol was an Australian actor who was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1942.

image  Tyrone Power with his Duesenberg – Tyrone was an American film and stage actor who appeared in dozens of films from 1930s to the 1950s, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads.

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Captain Rick: Enjoy photos of famous stars with their classic cars from the early 1900’s. Part I of this series includes photos of Joan Crawford, Lillian Harvey, Johnny Weissmuller, Clark Gable and a 1919 Pierce Arrow, 1926 Auburn Roadster, 1929 Ford Town Car, 1932 Packard, 1932 Chevrolet and several other stars and classic cars.

image  Fatty Arbuckle and his 1919 Pierce Arrow – “Fatty” was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter

image  Erich Von Stroheim and his Cadillac – Erich was an Austrian director, actor and producer, most notable as being a film star of the silent era, subsequently noted as an auteur for his directorial work

image  Harold Lloyd and wife Mildred Davis with their Buick – Harold was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies

image  Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, AKA Stepin Fetchit, with his Cadillac Phaeton – he was an American comedian and film actor

image  Joan Crawford with her 1929 Ford Town Car – Joan was an American dancer and stage chorine, who later became a noted, Oscar-winning film and television actress

image  Babe Ruth receiving a 1926 Auburn Roadster as a gift – “Babe”, nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat”, was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1914 to 1935

image  Lillian Harvey and her Mercedes – Lilian was a British-born actress and singer, long-based in Germany, where she is best known for her role as Christel Weinzinger in Erik Charell’s 1931 film Der Kongreß tanzt

image  Johnny Weissmuller with his 1932 Chevrolet – Johnny Weissmuller was an Austro-Hungarian-American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s

image  Laurel and Hardy in their 1930 Buick Phaeton – Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema

image  Clark Gable with his 1932 Packard – Clark was an American film actor, often regarded as The King of Hollywood or just simply as The King. Gable was arguably best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the epic Gone with the Wind (1939), for which he received his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Captain Rick: I remember this image during a missile test at Cape Canaveral in 1962. I recognize President John Kennedy at center, Vice President Lyndon Johnson to the left with his head resting on his fist and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to the right with fingers on his chin. Check out the cool guy in glasses, holding a smoke behind Kennedy. It was the fashion in that day. How about that huge black phone to the left. I used to make calls on one of them. Gaze up and check out those awesome state-of-the-art black and white TV monitors. Last but not least…how about those tables in front of all. They had those great swing-up wings to extend table space. I remember sitting behind them in some high school classrooms.

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Special thanks to my friend June of Tennessee for sending this photo to me.