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What American television show did the Beatles make their iconic appearance on in 1964, in front of an estimated 73 million viewers?

Laugh-In

The Lawrence Welk Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Dean Martin Show

The Ed Sullivan Show
When Ed Sullivan saw the Beatles being greeted by their fans at Heathrow Airport in London, he had a gut feeling and requested them to appear on one of his shows for top cash.

What adolescent boy hasn’t fantasized about having this American classic in his garage? What is the vehicle depicted?

Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder

Dodge Coronet

Bentley T1

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird
With over 100,000 units sold, largely in the 1970s, the Pontiac Firebird was one of the most popular muscle cars of the twentieth century.

This was the most successful film of the 1990s.

Forrest Gump

Jurrasic Park

Independence Day

Titanic

Titanic
“Titanic” was the highest-grossing film of the 1990s, with $659.33 million (and second of all time).

When her private investigator boss calls for her help, the feisty Girl Friday in the 1946 film noir The Dark Corner becomes embroiled in his dangerous troubles. Who is the actress who plays the vivacious secretary?

Lucille Ball

Sally Field

Jane Fonda

Vivien Leigh

Lucille Ball
Despite her humorous reputation, Lucille Ball gives a strong performance in this dark film noir.

This former WWE wrestler acted in a film in 2017 in which he played a youngster stuck in a man’s body and then trapped inside a video game.

Rick Flair

Dwayne Johnson

Danny Sowold

Shawn Michaels

Dwayne Johnson
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was the year’s biggest surprise hit, grossing $962,261,836. This relaunch starred Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as the WWE’s Rock, alongside Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas.

In The Petrified Forest, a 1936 film noir, a wealthy Englishman, an American criminal, and a passionate waitress who values beauty stars. The waitress is played by which famous Hollywood actress?

Hedy Lamarr

Angela Lansbury

Bette Davis

Joan Blondell

Bette Davis
Bette Davis played Gabrielle again in the film adaptation of The Petrified Forest, which also included Humphrey Bogart in his first big screen role.

Hilo Surfboard Company

Pepsi

Virgin Airlines

Coca-Cola

Pepsi
The Pepsi Globe first became the symbol of this popular soft drink in the 1940s, and it has changed over the years.

Pikachu frequently appears in which non-Pokémon game series?

Legend of Zelda

Ice Climber

Sonic the Hedgehog

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros.
Because Pikachu is the face of the Pokémon franchise, it’s only natural that he would square up against other classic video game characters in the Super Smash Bros. series.

What is the make and model of this beautiful split-window American sports car?

1969 Mercury Cyclone

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

1967 Dodge Coronet 6/7 426 Hemi Convertible

1969 Ford Torino

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
The beautiful 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, often known as the C2, has a unique appearance. This vehicle remains an American favorite thanks to its unusual divided back window and strong performance.

Can you recognize this singer and actress who is a true “Funny Girl” who knows when “A Star Is Born?”

Barbra Streisand

Melanie Griffith

Madeline Kahn

Susan Anton

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand belongs to a select group of performers who have received accolades in a variety of professions.

In 2005, which hurricane-ravaged New Orleans?

Andrew

Gloria

Katrina

Oscar

Katrina
Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Florida as a weak Category 1 hurricane, but after entering the Gulf of Mexico, it strengthened to Category 5.

Which actor plays a hopeless race car racer turned ambulance jockey in the black and white film noir Angel Face from 1953?

Woody Allen

Robert Mitchum

Bing Crosby

John Wayne

Robert Mitchum
In Angel Face, Robert Mitchum is more than a handsome presence. He worked hard to build the character of Frank, a man who has fallen on hard things following WWII and is engaged to a trustworthy woman but falls for a wealthy femme fatale.

Notorious, a famous film noir from 1946, is both a romance and a thriller. A US agent commissions a woman with a shady past to spy on a bunch of Nazis in South America. Who is this mysterious agent?

Cary Grant

Sidney Poitier

James Stewart

Willem Dafoe

Cary Grant
Cary Grant, an Englishman by origin, rose to fame as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors in classic films.

This young actor rose to prominence swiftly before sadly dying in a vehicle accident after only three films: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant.

James Dean

Tyrone Power

Montgomery Clift

Ronald Colman

James Dean benefited from his youth and attractive looks. His first acting role was in a Pepsi Cola commercial. Before being discovered in a theatrical performance called The Immoralist, he had few minor roles and appeared on television shows. His other films were still in post-production when he died suddenly, thus he never got to see them released.
James Dean benefited from his youth and attractive looks. His first acting role was in a Pepsi Cola commercial. Before being discovered in a theatrical performance called The Immoralist, he had few minor roles and appeared on television shows. His other films were still in post-production when he died suddenly, thus he never got to see them released.

Which of these NFL players has the most games in their career?

Brett Favre

Jerry Rice

George Blanda

Dan Marino

George Blanda
George Blanda is the most experienced of the four, having appeared in 340 games. Despite being predominantly a kicker, he holds the record for quarterbacks in this area.

This 27 Club member sang blues and soul music and was one of the most well-known female rock artists.

Janis Joplin

Aretha Franklin

Celine Dion

Billie Holiday

Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin is who you’re looking at. Her career began with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Walkie Talkie

VCR

Walkman

Radio

Radio
The Golden Age of Radio is sometimes referred to as the 1930s and 1940s. Until the 1950s, when television surpassed its popularity, this broadcast medium was extremely popular.

The Killers, a 1946 film noir hailed as a true classic, had a 23-year-old actor in a performance that would make him instant fame. Which legendary actor played a dreamy, thoughtful Swede who was threatened by various plots?

Charlie Chaplin

Burt Lancaster

James Earl Jones

Klaus Kinski

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster was paid $20,000 for his lead part in The Killers, but it was this film that made him famous. His wholesomeness paired with his cool detachment gave him an otherworldly aura that viewers still adore.

What was one of the initial five teams in the NFL when it was created on August 20, 1920, in Canton, Ohio?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detroit Lions

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are one of the original five teams in the National Football League.

The Big Heat, a noir film released in 1953, tells the story of an ordinary police officer who is targeted by the mob because he wants to stop criminal operations. Who is this sympathetic cop played by?

Clark Gable

Danny Glover

Glenn Ford

William Hurt

Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford was a Hollywood celebrity, and his hiring in the lead male role of Dave Bannion sparked immediate interest in the film, ensuring its success.

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