Daily Diversion #418: Rose Marie’s Dishes

The Chef and I did not need more dishes of any kind, but I couldn’t resist these small beauties.  Not only are they stunning… they belonged to the late, legendary entertainer Rose Marie.

Dishes

Dishes

I plan on using them as often as I can.

Rose Marie, 1970

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A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 3-The British Cinema Book

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? The British Cinema Book.

The British Cinema Book

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: THE BRITISH CINEMA BOOK
  • EDITOR: ROBERT MURPHY
  • YEAR PUBLISHED: 1997
  • BFI PUBLISHING
  • SHOUT-OUT TO COVERGIRLS JULIE CHRISTIE (PICTURED, ABOVE) AND DIANA DORS (NOT SHOWN)

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

This one is pretty straightforward–I collect film books, and this is, obviously, a film book. It also partially fills a glaring hole in said collection: aside from volumes about/by individual performers and filmmakers, my section on British cinema is sorely lacking. So, you could almost call this a necessity.

Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Epic of World Saga: Welcome to our universe. Please wipe your feet.

A quick update on what is happening with Epic of World Saga:

We have a website/blog!

The script for Episode 3 is being finalized. Stay tuned for big things, as it is our first 2-parter. Can you say cliffhanger?

EoWS is also on Twitter and Facebook. The relevant links are on the website. Which brings me to…

Our first real blog post.

Welcome to our universe. Please wipe your feet.

Thanks for reading!

Epic of World Saga: From Dust to Dust (Full Episode)

Hi all! Here’s the second episode of EoWS. It’s our first full-length offering. As such, it properly sets up the concept for what the series will offer going forward.

We’re not marketing the series until we have a few more episodes under our belts, so you’re in on the ground floor! Hopefully, that’s a good thing. 

Please enjoy!

What Are You Reading in May?

Since I didn’t write a What Are You Reading? entry last month, this post will cover April and May. Let’s get started!

Since 1st April, I’ve read:

  • Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s and 1930s by Jonathan Oates
  • Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die? by Tod Benoit
  • Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter
  • Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words by Wendy McNaughton

I’m currently reading:

  • The A to Z of African American Cinema by S. Torriano Berry and Venise T. Berry
  • Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife by Gioia Diliberto
  • Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco
  • Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose

What is your favorite book this month?

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading?

Please share in the comments!

Happy reading.