Famous people who have worn a Bulova

I'll start off with this gem.

Elvis presely - Accutron Space View

Elvis Presely Accutron Spaceview

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bobbee
Posted February 7, 2013 - 11:55am

Major Richard Bong, U.S.A.'s top World War Two Fighter ace.

Major Bong downed 40 enemy planes, and amassed over 500 hours of combat flight.

Among many military awards he was given the Congressional Medal Of Honour, and the Australian Distinguished Flying Cross.

He is seen here wearing a Bulova Type A-11, as can be seen by it's Chemin de Fer chapter ring, the only milwatch to use this during WW2.

 

This shows the watch in close-up.

Pics and info courtesy of Billy at Mil-spectime.com.

 

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alien Ant
Posted June 22, 2013 - 4:45pm

Cool fighter pilot cool watch.

Time Bandit
Posted March 9, 2013 - 9:58pm

                                          Mr. & Mrs. Hoagy Carmichael

mybulova_admin
Posted March 9, 2013 - 11:52pm

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Academy awards His and Hers. Excuse my ignorance...but who are they?

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DarHin
Posted March 10, 2013 - 1:06am

Hoagy was a songwriter way back. While I can't name any songs off the top of my head I'm sure that we all know quite a few.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 10, 2013 - 6:11am

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"Georgia on my Mind" is one that comes to mind....

Time Bandit
Posted March 10, 2013 - 12:56pm

More than a "songwriter" was in films along with having many famous connections, and many awards including the "AA"s".

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bobbee
Posted March 10, 2013 - 6:34am

"Smack my bitch up" is one I like....

Time Bandit
Posted March 10, 2013 - 6:52am

"Google"

bobee, I think that tune was Hoagy's not so well know son, "Ruben" ....

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bobbee
Posted March 10, 2013 - 6:56am

Ha Ha!

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2013 - 7:20pm

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There were many characatures of Hoagy, usually showing a cleft chin and large nose.  There were similar characatures of both Hoagy and Jimmy Durante.   The phrase "aha cha cha" comes to mind, but I think that is associated with Durante.  The Hanna-Barbarra cartoon "The Flintstones" (c 1963?) had "Hoagy" featured in a couple episodes.  He often had his hat almost on the back of his head rather than on top, a cigar hanging from his lip, doing some jazzy word play that was similar to "scat/jazz singing" like King Louie (Louie Prima) did in the Disney "Jungle Book" cartoon.

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timerestoration
Posted June 25, 2013 - 12:45pm

FYI - the guy on the left above is Charles Krauthammer... not Hoagy Charmichael.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2013 - 7:36pm

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IMO, one of the true measures of fame and success for this period is a star appearing in the Flintstones, or the Beverly Hillbillys/Pettie Coat Junction/Green Acres.... Sorry Stephen....but if you aren't up on these things, your missing quite a snapshot of 1950/60's America.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 22, 2013 - 7:55pm

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I know them all and spent many an hour sitting in front of the TV as a kid.

The good old golden days of television. So back to the watches :-)

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 11:40am

totally missed this thread http://www.mybulova.com/node/5737

 

Broderick Crawford (1911 - 1986) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broderick_Crawford

Crawford won the Oscar for best Actor in the 1949 Movie All the Kings Men.

 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 18, 2013 - 8:44am

Playwright, Actor, Director, Composer, Singer:

Sir Noel Peirce Coward (1899 - 1973)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%C3%ABl_Coward