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For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

The sweater. The twisted pose. The cigarette. Her plain hair. The look in her eyes. The wrinkle of consternation in her brow. I could look at this photo forever and never quite be done with it.

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Memos from David O. Selznick

Excerpts from the addictive Memo from David O. Selznick : The Creation of “Gone with the Wind” and Other Motion Picture Classics, as Revealed in the Producer’s Private Letters, Telegrams, Memorandums, and Autobiographical Remarks, part of the Modern Library “The … Continue reading

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Archie Leach day: Cary Grant’s streetcar

Cary Grant and Peter Bogdanovich were very good friends, despite the age difference, and also their wildly different ways of handling celebrity status. Cary Grant kept as low a profile as he possibly could, and did his best to avoid … Continue reading

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