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Daily Diversion #336: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
There’s nothing quite like watching a silent film in an ornate, old picture-palace, with accompaniment by the world’s best organist playing on the theatre’s original instrument.
You won’t find better silent film audiences anywhere.
The CAPA Summer Movie Series is the longest-running classic film series in the United States and, as far as the powers-that-be know, the world.
We’re blessed to have such an incredible, on-going cultural experience here.
#ReelInfatuation Blogathon Round-Up: Days 3-5
#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 2
Some more fantastic choices! My posts about Dean Jagger are included in this round-up.
What an exciting day here at the Reel Infaturation Blogathon! We have some terrific entries for your enjoyment – guaranteed.
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Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.
Here are today’s fab entries!
Scare Me on Fridays reveals the Data (Brent Spiner) we never knew on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94).
Font and Frock counts the ways General Thomas Waverly (Dean Jagger) is crush-worthy in White Christmas (1954): Waverly the Dream Man, Waverly the Businessman and Waverly the Stylish Man.
The Flapper Dame discovers three of the most desirable screen detectives: Nick Charles, Mark McPherson and Jack Robinson.
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[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)
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.
“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
Enjoy This Photo of Janet Gaynor! I Will Be Back Tomorrow…
Off Topic Post: Goodbye, Mabel!
Mabel Normand died on 23 February 1930.