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One of my favorite novels and movies is “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The movie featured Paul Newman (Brick) and Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie). They were the most famous and greatest entertainers of their time and they starred in “Cat” at the height of their respective careers. 287 more words

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Classic Cinema Tuesday: Our Man in Havana

In the fifties, Cuba was a radically different place. Sporting a corrupt government with ties to both the United States and Britain, it was a pleasure ground for the very rich to vacation in an exotic locale and a terrible place for the poor to have any sort of employment at all. 538 more words


My Grandfather’s Favorite Song

A slightly different version of this story ran on Facebook on August 7, 2014.

In the spring of 1965, my grandparents—on my mother’s side—sold their farm just outside of Vevay, Indiana and bought a house on the outskirts of East Enterprise, Indiana. 186 more words


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

“What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?” – Big Daddy Pollitt (Burl Ives) 546 more words


Desire Under the Elms (1958)

“There’s something dark in the corners of this house prowling.”

So says Burl Ives.

Burl plays a stern taskmaster here with little room in his heart for his three sons. 467 more words

Daily Take

Journal Entry: LSAT Questions

Journal entry, 7/23/14: Because of his legal expertise, Justice Minotaur is often asked to help draft questions for either the national bar admission exam or for the LSAT, the latter of which is administered both nationally and internationally to persons applying for admission to law school. 581 more words

Journal Entries

July 23rd in Gennett History, 1929: Burl Ives Recorded "Behind the Clouds" in Richmond

July 23rd in Gennett History, 1929:
Burl Ives recorded “Behind the Clouds” in Richmond. While Ives went on to a very successful music career, Gennett did not see it that way and rejected his recording. 7 more words