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Lee Grant: As a filmmaker, she was groundbreaking at the time, but she looks at it with dignity and humility

“Twenty-four was I when I was blacklisted, thirty-six when it ended. My ingenue years were gone, and my leading years almost over. Facing forty, I was beginning again.” It’s one of the remarkable quotes Lee Grant wrote in her 2014 autobiography, “I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir” (Blue Rider Press), a very brave, honest, courageous and open-hearted account of her long life in and out of motion pictures. 3,461 more words

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What is considered "graphic content"?

Remember that in the 1950s, popular TV couple, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, slept in two different twin-sized beds on the show “I Love Lucy” even though they were a happily married couple? 500 more words


What is "television"?

For the past 50 years, when someone asked, “Want to watch some television?” a person immediately thought of sitting down on a couch, in front of box television set, and flipping through the channels until they found one that had a show they liked. 324 more words


Fritz Weaver Dies; Patrician Star Of Stage And Screen Was 90

Fritz Weaver, an actor who transmitted an air of patrician assurance in roles that took him from a regular presence in Golden Age television dramas to Broadway stardom, prominent characters in films including… 615 more words

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A fun photoshoot

Two of our grandchildren, Michael and Emmy, siblings as Emmy described them today, are home from college for the holiday weekend.  After our family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, I asked if they would be interested in visiting the Arboretum today for a little photoshoot. 347 more words


International Emmys: Dustin Hoffman, Christiane Paul & 'Deutschland 83' Take Prizes - Complete List

Germany’s Deutschland 83 was named Best Drama at the 44th International Emmy Awards gala in New York tonight, with Dustin Hoffman (Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot… 228 more words

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Transparent TV Series - Funny, Heartbreaking And One Of The Best Shows I've Seen

Transparent is one of the best TV shows I’ve seen in a long time and quite possibly, ever. It’s not new (season 3 came out recently) but it is so brilliant, funny, sad, thought and discussion provoking that I felt it was my duty to try and convince those of you who have not yet seen it, to watch it. 84 more words