Enter to Win a ‘Little Women’ Movie Prize Pack

A new re-telling of Little Women comes to theaters on September 28, 2018 and you can win tickets and other goodies from Writer of Pop. ENTER HERE!

Sisters—and dreams—are unique in their ability to inspire, encourage and change the world. For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family. Coming to theaters for the first time, a modern retelling of Little Women brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters and friends.
From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—are committed to always supporting each other. Yet, growing up sometimes means growing apart. An aspiring writer, Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more interesting—her family. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts he…

This Day in Pop Culture for July 7

Sliced bread became a thing on July 7, 1928.

The Next Best Thing Since...You Know

What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread? On this day in 1928, Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri produced “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped” – sliced bread. Kleen Maid Sliced Bread was an instant success thanks to Otto Frederick Rohwedder bread-slicing invention. (We would have had sliced bread sooner, but Rohwedder’s proto type was lost in a fire in 1912.) Battle Creek, Michigan likes to boast that they were the first to sell the sliced bread, but apparently, there is no proof to back up this claim.

The song, "The Stripper," became a #1 Hit, David Rose

An Unplanned David Rose Song Becomes a #1 Hit

Ironically, just about everyone and their grandma is familiar with a song that is related to stripteases. How is this so? David Rose was a composer and arranger for television from the 1950s to the 1980s. One show that he worked on, Burlesque, was short lived, but one piece of music from the show lives on in infamy. It turns out that Rose worked on a short dressing room scene with music playing softly in the background, as if it were being played on stage. He didn’t think too much about it, but on a whim, he used a few spare minutes of studio time to have the brass and other instruments record a one minute, 55-second version that he pressed on vinyl and gave out as novelty gifts. However, four years later, MGM Records pulled the recording from their archives and put it on the “B” side of Rose’s version of “Ebb Tide.” A L.A. disc jockey thought that the flip side song for so funny, that he played it over and over again during his show. Soon, the song, “The Stripper,” became a regional and then national #1 hit on this day in 1962.

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