Sunday, February 16, 2014

This Week in Tagging (February 16, 2014)

It has been a lot of fun over the years to see where all my flickr pictures end up.  I have my flickr pictures tagged with the Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).  This means the following:

Users who find my pictures are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
So if this is for non-commercial purposes, I am very happy if people use it.  I love to see my pictures used and they have been found a great deal these days.  Every week or so, I check to see if my pictures are being used.  Saw some some really interesting things today - so I thought I would come up with a weekly (or thereabouts) summary of what is going on in the use of my pictures.  

Why do I call it "This Week in Tagging?"  The reason these pictures are found is because of a simple fact - I tag my photos with descriptive terms.  I also used geotagging when practical.  This makes these pictures easy to find - and that makes them easy to use.  Even last week I worked on a picture from New Orleans that was being used by a company in Toronto - the power of tagging.

So this is what I have this week to share.

083/365 (September 2, 2008) - First Day of School

Used by Nashville Public Radio for an article on textbooks. This was from Jeremy's 1st day of 10th Grade in Saline, Michigan, way back in 2008.  This picture has been used on similar articles!

Hike to the Hollywood Sign & Mt. Lee (Los Angeles, California) - October 31, 2013
Used by Southern California Public Radio for an article on local hikes to take over the President's Day Weekend.  Here are all my pictures from that hike last year.

Mystery Assistant Under the Desk
 Workplace Bullying Is A Form Of Domestic Violence, Counsel Victims Accordingly from Dannielle Blumenthal's blog.  This is actually a picture of Chris under my desk at work - he was just goofing off one day when he came in with me in 2007.

Here is the last one - Compliments of the Ann Arbor News.  They had a photo caption contest for this squirrel picture taken this week.

244/365/2070 (February 10, 2014) - Squirrels on Winter Day at the University of Michigan (February 10, 2014)

Tag you pics everyone - fame awaits you!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Captain January - Shirley Temple on Old Time Radio

288/365 (March 26,2009) - Junior Theater Performance: Dear Edwina, Jr. (Saline Community Education, March 26, 2009)
Was the next Shirley Temple here? A picture from the Junior Theater (Saline, Michigan) production of Dear Edwina, Jr. on March 26, 2009.

Today we learned that the great Shirley Temple died last night in California at age 85.  It has been my practice to share with everyone some great resources about old time radio, especially understanding the shows available via the web and other sources.  A great list of Shirley Temple's programs is available at

One of the projects I have mapped out is a listing of lighthouse related radio programs.  I have been working on this for a few years, clearly very, very slowly.  But I did find a great piece that connects lighthouses, old time radio and Shirley Temple.

On January 27, 1941, Shirley Temple appeared on the Lux Radio Theater in a broadcast adaptation of the 1936 film Captain January.  The film also starred Shirley Temple and Guy Kibbee as Captain January (her adopted father).  Shirley Temple plays Star, a young orphan who is discovered in a storm by Captain January, who decides to raise her as her own.  Lux Radio Theater, like a few other programs including Screen Director's Playhouse and the Screen Guild Theater, presented radio adaptations of movies.  Given the fact that people only had the theaters as a venue to enjoy a movie back then, having another outlet was a greatly valued program.

From the RadioGOLDINdex, this is the cast that radio show:

The Lux Radio Theatre. January 27, 1941. CBS net. "Captain January". Sponsored by: Lux ("Gone With The Wind" brooch premium). A cute story about the little girl who was fished out of the ocean by two grizzled old sea captains. The story was produced subsequently on The Lux Radio Theatre on February 18, 1946 (see cat. #7247). Shirley Temple, Charles Winninger, Gene Lockhart, Cecil B. DeMille, Bob Burleson (doubles), Bobby Winkler, Charles Seel, Duane Thompson, Earle Ross, Griff Barnett, Lou Merrill (doubles), Louis Silvers (music director), Melville Ruick (announcer), Verna Felton, Sarah Selby (commercial spokesman), Lois Collier (commercial spokesman), Nancy Leach (commercial spokesman), Julie Bannon (commercial spokesman), Sam Hellman (screenwriter), Gladys Lehman (screenwriter), Harry Tugend (screenwriter), Laura E. Richards (author), Sanford Barnett (director), George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects).

I have found a number of partial versions of the show:

I will try to get a better version out there - but thought I would share this to honor Shirley Temple on the day after her passing.