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Roald Amundsen, Pioneer at the Ends of the Earth

It’s one hundred years this week* since Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, becoming the leader of the first expedition to reach this inhospitable point on the Earth (and beating British explorer Robert Scott by a month). But it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Coming Up Hedda

Film actress and notorious Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper nicknamed her Beverly Hills home ‘the house that Fear built.’ It’s hard to imagine she would have inspired the same kind of fear if she had stuck with her own birth name: Elda Furry. Continue reading

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