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Mary Mary

My latest Silent but deadly column for the Guardian is on the divine, but often misunderstood, Mary Pickford. Truly a pleasure to write about this woman. 18 more words


Quote of the day

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down… 9 more words

April 8 in history

217  Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

1093 The new Winchester Cathedral was dedicated by Walkelin. 764 more words


Picturing Eugene O'Brien

I am occasionally inspired to buy multiple images of the same person, although more often I acquire assorted photos of, say, Marion Davies over time. In the case of Eugene O’Brien, I bought the three images shown here in one afternoon – the effect was a bit like looking at a portrait bust in three dimensions. 314 more words


Photoplay July-Dec. 1920

In the second half of 1920, exotic hats are the rage!

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Martha Mansfield,  Mae Murray, Constance Talmdage, Mary Pickford, Anna Q.
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OSCAR 2016

The countdown for Oscar 2016 is on. One hundred eighty five people nominated plus the twenty in the Actor/Actress categories. Twenty nine diverse countries represented with nominees differing in age and years of experience to newbies on the cutting edge of their film making careers. 33 more words

Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences