Jul 25, 2014
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misstanwyck:

When they were in Indianapolis shooting To Please a Lady, Barbara’s business manager called her to ask what type of accommodation she would require. She told him she needed a bedroom and bath for herself, and the same for Harriet (her personal maid and friend), with a sitting room between. The business manager explained that Gable had requested that they stay in the best hotel in town, where blacks were not welcome. Barbara remained adamant. She wanted Harriet near her and requested that the business manager make the necessary arrangements. Later that day the director of the film, Clarence Brown, called Barbara to ensure her that Harriet would stay in the best “coloured” hotel in Indianapolis. The ever determined Barbara told him, “I’ll tell you what you can do to solve the whole thing. You make a reservation at the best coloured hotel in Indianapolis for two bedrooms and baths and a sitting room between, and that is where I’ll stay with Harriet. “Oh, Barbara, you can’t do that,” Brown protested. “The hell I can’t,” she said forcefully and hung up. As far as she was concerned the subject was closed. When they reached Indianapolis, she and Harriet both stayed at the best hotel in the city with Gable and the rest of the cast. 

misstanwyck:

When they were in Indianapolis shooting To Please a Lady, Barbara’s business manager called her to ask what type of accommodation she would require. She told him she needed a bedroom and bath for herself, and the same for Harriet (her personal maid and friend), with a sitting room between. The business manager explained that Gable had requested that they stay in the best hotel in town, where blacks were not welcome. Barbara remained adamant. She wanted Harriet near her and requested that the business manager make the necessary arrangements. Later that day the director of the film, Clarence Brown, called Barbara to ensure her that Harriet would stay in the best “coloured” hotel in Indianapolis. The ever determined Barbara told him, “I’ll tell you what you can do to solve the whole thing. You make a reservation at the best coloured hotel in Indianapolis for two bedrooms and baths and a sitting room between, and that is where I’ll stay with Harriet. “Oh, Barbara, you can’t do that,” Brown protested. “The hell I can’t,” she said forcefully and hung up. As far as she was concerned the subject was closed. When they reached Indianapolis, she and Harriet both stayed at the best hotel in the city with Gable and the rest of the cast. 

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Jul 25, 2014
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mexicanest:

reading the first question on a test
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Jul 25, 2014
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mapsontheweb:

The insanely complex border between Slovenia and Croatia

mapsontheweb:

The insanely complex border between Slovenia and Croatia

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ackcity:

This…. house… when can I move in

ackcity:

This…. house… when can I move in

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Jul 24, 2014
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sopwithsloth:

Two soldiers from the 5th Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment pose by a gun at Fort Macaulay - Esquimalt, Canada. August 4, 1914.

sopwithsloth:

Two soldiers from the 5th Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment pose by a gun at Fort Macaulay - Esquimalt, Canada. August 4, 1914.

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Jul 24, 2014
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acharlestonstateofmind:

Back on my dash I see

acharlestonstateofmind:

Back on my dash I see

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Jul 24, 2014
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bionicniall:

aswintheantifeminist:

bionicniall:

so who’s gonna tell all the white people that are against immigration how they got to America

We’re fully aware of how we got here. Most people here are just against illegal and mass immigration, not all immigration.

who’s gonna tell this person

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Jul 24, 2014
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Moving forward consists of what it’s always been here — to build a winning football team, be a strong pillar in the community, be a team that our fans will be proud of. That’s what we’re here for.

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Jul 24, 2014
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shortflamingo:

hyperheartz:

i wish i was thinner but i also wish that i didn’t wish I was thinner

I never knew it could be said so accurately 

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Jul 23, 2014
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