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★ Vivien Leigh as 'Anna Karenina' (1948)

★ Beautiful actress Vivien Leigh and co-star Mary Kerridge in a publicity still from the 1948 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, ‘Anna Karenina’. I finally found the time to sit down and actually watch this film (it has long been on my ‘must see’ list), and I have to say, it was every bit as good as I’d hoped. 176 more words

20th Century

Quiz Show (1994)

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It’s 1958. Twenty One is ABC’s most popular quiz show, and Herb Stempel, a volatile nerd, is the reigning champion. 626 more words

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Changeling (2009)

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On March 10, 1928, Christine Collins came home from work, and found that her son, Walter, was not in the house. 617 more words

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The Keeping Room

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“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” This quote from William Tecumsah Sherman is what opens… 577 more words

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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, The Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel - Deborah Hopkinson

Life for Eel is difficult as he tries to survive the streets of London as an orphan, doing odd jobs and being a “mudlark” who searches along the River Themes for trinkets to sell.   201 more words

Mystery

Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys

There aren’t a lot of books that the night I finish reading it, I wake and in my groggy state think back to the heartbreaking parts or dialogue.   384 more words

14 And Over

A Mad Wicked Folly - Sharon Biggs Waller

1909, high society London, women only being seen as wives and mothers with their only purpose of keeping house and children in high society….. and then there’s Victoria (Vicky), the independent 17 year old attending art school in Paris who one day poses nude for the men in her class.   374 more words