[Alternative Muses] Going and Coming: Alfred, Lord Tennyson/Carole Lombard Mashup

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”-Alfred, Lord Tennyson (died 6 October 1892)

Carole Lombard, circa 1932

Circa 1932: Carole Lombard (born 6 October 1908)

[Book Nerd News] Long-Lost Silent Sherlock Holmes Movie is Found

Long-Lost Silent Sherlock Holmes Movie is Found [courtesy The Hollywood Reporter]

This is terribly exciting news for fans of literature, theatre, and silent cinema.

William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes, 1916

An advert for William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes, 1916

O CANADA BLOGATHON TEASER GALLERY #2

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I’ll be writing about the lovely Fay Wray.

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The O Canada blogathon countdown continues, all week we’ll be teasing with images of the films and people that will be covered, Read all about the blogathon roster here, and check out the giveaway DVD that one of the participants will receive. If you see your subject featured, say hi & help us spread the word.

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Off Topic Post: Happy Birthday, Maureen O’Hara!

Today is the talented, gracious, lovely Maureen O’Hara’s 94th birthday. Her fabulous memoir, ‘Tis Herself, was published in 2004. (See–this is sort of book-related.) It is a must-read for any fans of Classic Hollywood.

Maureen O'Hara, 1940s

Maureen O’Hara, 1940s. She never gave a bad or false performance.

Maureen O'Hara in The Black Swan

Enchanting Irish actress Maureen O’Hara in The Black Swan, 1942.

“Being an Irishwoman means many things to me. An Irishwoman is strong and feisty. She has guts and stands up for what she believes in. She believes she is the best at whatever she does and proceeds through life with that knowledge. She can face any hazard that life throws her way and stay with it until she wins. She is loyal to her kinsmen and accepting of others. She’s not above a sock in the jaw if you have it coming. She is only on her knees before God. Yes, I am most definitely an Irishwoman.”-Maureen O’Hara, ‘Tis Herself