Daily Diversion #375: Sirens & Sinners

The newest member of my silent movie book library:

Sirens & Sinners

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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. 

"Sunrise"

“Sunrise”

You won’t find better silent film audiences anywhere.

Program

Program

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.

Goodbye, Lewis Carroll!

Lewis Carroll died on 14 January 1898. He was 65 years old.

Alice in Wonderland Poster, 1915

Alice in Wonderland Movie Poster, 1915

E. Gertrude Thomson Cover Illustration for the Nursery Alice by Lewis Carroll, 1890

E. Gertrude Thomson’s Cover Illustration for the Nursery “Alice” by Lewis Carroll, 1890

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[Alternative Muses] Two for the Road: Erich Maria Remarque/Mary Astor Mashup

“Life is a disease, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying-a little shove toward the end.”-Erich Maria Remarque (died on 25 September 1970)

Mary Astor, Stars of the Photoplay, 1924

Stars of the Photoplay, 1924: Mary Astor (died on 25 September 1987)

I’m Sensing a Trend

This post originally appeared on my birthday in 2012. I liked it so much I thought I’d use it again this year.

A Small Press Life

I’m lucky enough to share a birthday with one of my favourite actors (John Gilbert), one of my favourite writers (Marcel Proust) and the possessor of one of the most brilliant (recorded) minds in history (Nikola Tesla). What else do they have in common? Hmmm, let’s see.

I’ve found that frivolous observations are best made on serious days. I’m off to celebrate with the husband at the newest contemporary Indian restaurant/bar in town. Toodles.

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