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A Louise Brooks Haiku

Mary Louise Brooks
Graceful curves, enchanted eyes
In my dreams always

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Charlie Chaplin in CITY LIGHTS (1931) - That Tramp just can’t catch a break, can he?

Most of the time, Chaplin’s Tramp appeals to me because he manages to hold his own in a world that couldn’t care less about him. Paradoxically, City Lights works so beautifully because in it, the harder the Tramp tries, the harder he gets knocked down. 638 more words

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Lynn, in John Knowles’ novel Indian Summer,  is a young adult but not too old to run away  —  away from a family and a place that are stifling her.  317 more words


REPOST: William Gillette: Five ways he transformed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks

The unearthing of a 1916 silver screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes sparks curiosity among moviegoers and fans of the world-famous fictional sleuth. The silent film, which is scheduled to be reshown in Paris per this BBC… 1,644 more words


Strongheart: The World’s First Movie Star Dog, written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
published in 2014 by Henry Holt and Company

Three dogs have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 227 more words

Picture Books

Laurel & Hardy in LEAVE 'EM LAUGHING (1928) - A dental visit was never so funny

From Charlie Chaplin in Laughing Gas (1914) to Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors (1986), for decades movie comedians have known that you can’t go wrong exploiting comedy from people’s fear of dentists. 270 more words

Laurel & Hardy

Movie Review: The General (1926)

A guy gets the girl and helps score a battle win for the Confederates in 80 minutes. Don’t you just love the movies? The “guy” I’m referring to, Buster Keaton, plays both charmer and accidental daredevil in the Civil War silent comedy The General from 1926. 388 more words