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The Albany Journal publishes “Vintage Albany” photos, many of which can be found on Facebook, weekly. Pictured is 10-year-old actor Billy Lee autographing the first ball and throwing out the first pitch at Albany’s professional baseball stadium in 1940 while promoting “The Biscuit Eater”, a Paramount Pictures movie filmed on location Albany. Lee starred as Lonnie, who along with his best friend Text (Cordell Hickman), who is black, trained an unwanted dog into a champion bird hunter. Lee, whose first role was in “Our Gang”, retire from acting four years later. He died in 1989 at the age of 60.


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  1. Schaloam says:

    I did not grow up in Albany but lived there for a while. These are great for the natives and informative for the newcomers.

  2. Shalom says:

    These are great… keep up the good work.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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