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Wow, I didn't expect him to be right. For some reason I assumed that the encounters with the Presidents happened while they were Presidents. But now it makes more sense, because Brady would have been a toddler when JQ Adams was President!

I also had no idea about the green house glass. Fascinating. And to think that those photos were so devalued.

Great pick.

I'm busy today, so someone else feel free to jump in.
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Good one, Slowkneenuh! I didn't have a clue.

1. I was born in London, England in 1902.

2. I was a stage entertainer during the 1930s and 1940s.

3. I even wrote a book about my techniques in 1936.
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4. A 1937 Pathé film about my life depicted me as looking very dapper.

5. When the Second World War broke out, I joined the Royal Engineers and was trained at Farnham Castle in 1940.
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6. I created small devices intended to assist captured soldiers, for example tools hidden in cricket bats and saw blades inside combs.

7. When it became clear that my contributions were not successful, I was reassigned to entertain soldiers.
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8. My autobiographical book about my war-time exploits was published in 1949.

9. Critics wrote that my nature was to “perpetuate the myth of his own inventive genius.”
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10. A later study proved that many of my claims were false, and that my role in the war was marginal.

11. A very colorful account of my war-time experiences was given in a book published in 1983. However, one memorable review claimed that upon reading the book, “one might think he won the war single-handedly.”
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12. In 2003 the film director Peter Weir and actor Tom Cruise were working on a film based on the book mentioned above. When it became apparent that the stories were without factual basis, the film project was dropped after large sums of money had been spent in pre-production.
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No clue, but I am impressed by this guy.
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13. In 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch was reported as signing on to play me in a movie, provided a director could be found.
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14. I received no official recognition for my war-time efforts. For a vain man, this was intolerable and I died an embittered drunk.
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It's one of the Maskelynes, but I'm not sure which one. I think Nevil?
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Jasper Maskelyne it is!

15. A much more factual account of my role (and the incredible real contribution of others) can be found in the book The Phantom Army of Alamein by Rick Stroud.

16. Both my father and grandfather were stage magicians, like me.

Landmark, you got the surname, but Mark nailed which Maskelyne it was.

I’ll leave it up to you guys as to who goes next … Just don't keep the rest of us waiting for too long.
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Here's some fun filler while waiting:

1) I attended a seminary to become a priest

2) I used to raise money through robbery, extortion and kidnapping

3) My granddaughter is a Buddhist

4) I was a big fan of cowboy films

5) My first job was as a weatherman

6) I was a poet

7) I was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize

8) Johnny Cash reported my death

ENJOY! Answer available within 24 hours or after 3 wrong guesses.
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No idea, but I'm ready to have a drink with whoever it is.
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Since it was a fun thing and I doubt anyone would get it, I'll reveal now ( you may change your mind about a drinking companion),

Joseph Stalin

Note:Johnny Cash was an Air Force radio operator in Germany and intercepted the Siviet broadcasts and was the first American to report Stalin's death.
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Another good one, Slowkneenuih ... and well disguised! Here's another one:

1. I was an American singer, actor, and comedian.

2. I made multiple feature films and recorded more than a thousand different songs.

3. My singing style influenced many male singers who followed me, including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
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Bing Cosby?
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That's correct, Animated! Once again you knew the answer after just 3 clues!

4. In 1948, American polls declared me the "most admired man alive,” ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII.

5. I was the first of six actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character (in two different movies).

6. I am one of 33 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

7. I influenced the development of the postwar recording industry.

8. I invested $50,000 in a California electronics company to build copies of a German broadcast quality reel-to-reel tape recorder. I then convinced ABC to allow me to tape my shows.

9. I became the first performer to pre-record my radio shows and master my commercial recordings onto magnetic tape.

10. I constructed my radio programs with the same directorial tools and craftsmanship (editing, retaking, rehearsal, time shifting) used in motion picture production, a practice that became an industry standard.

11. In addition to my work with early audio tape recording, I helped to finance the development of videotape, bought television stations, bred racehorses, and co-owned the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

12. I was also known for my collaborations with longtime friend Bob Hope, starring in the Road to... films from 1940 to 1962.

OK, what have you got for us?
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