Category Archives: The Arts

Most Important Person Who Never Lived

In 2013, Time Books published “The 100 Most Influencial  People Who Never Lived.”  Guess what: Donald Trump, George Clooney, and Billie Jean King are not among them.  Of course not.  The point is: the most important people in an event … Continue reading

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Women Meet Monsters

Actress Julie Adams died on 2/3/19 at age 92.  She had 149 film credits from her work in movies and television and was busy from 1949 into the 21stcentury. She worked with many stars (eg, Jimmy Stewart, Rock Hudson , Elvis Presley).  … Continue reading

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TCM in February**

    Turner Classic Movies helps you focus on the coming Oscars with its month long festival of films shown on its TV channel.  Every night from  February 1 to March 3, it will show films for your enjoyment by … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, 2018

Many famous people died in 2018.  Among them were: Roger Bannister, Anthony Bourdain, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Roy Clark, Vic Damone, Aretha Franklin, Billy Graham, Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, John McCain, Burt Reynolds, Philip Roth, Neil Simon, Tom … Continue reading

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Best Car Chase on Film

Sam: Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.  That’s the first thing they teach you. Vincent: Who taught you? Sam: I don’t remember. That’s the second thing they teach you.   That’s a bit of dialogue between Sam (Robert DeNiro) … Continue reading

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Gromit Never Speaks

As I began to write this article, it dawned on me that readers may not know who Wallace and Gromit are.  Oh dear. How is that possible?  They have appeared in a full-length film and 4 shorts (approximately 30 minutes each) … Continue reading

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Paul Simon’s Finest

In 2007, Paul Simon was the first winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. ******************************************************************************** I heard of Simon and Garfunkel when I was in college.  Their first hit was “The Sounds of Silence” which arrived … Continue reading

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