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The Muse

Something writers talk about is “the muse”.¬† What is a muse? Good question.

A muse is:

Classical Mythology.

  1. any of a number of sister goddesses, originally given as Aoede (song), Melete (meditation), and Mneme (memory), but latterly and more commonly as the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (religious music), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy); identified by the Romans with the Camenae.
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The Lady From Shanghai: Welles' nightmare-infused filmmaking riddle

The story of The Lady from Shanghai (1947) starts with a favour. Orson Welles, who had already achieved global success with Citizen Kane, released before his 25th birthday, had swapped his attention to the stage. 962 more words

Screen Goddess

Splashing Around

Occasionally one misses the glaringly obvious. How, during the middle of summer, could I have not done a post featuring swimwear?! Apologises dear readers, I shall remedy this problem. 239 more words


MoMA Mia: Blood and Ribbons

In which we continue to sift through Hollywood history through the good graces of the Museum of Modern Art…

Friday, July 3, 1:30pm: “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945), John M. 1,285 more words


Classic Sweethearts

Against the backdrop of war, death, displacement and destruction. A distraction was needed; a slice of home, something ideal yet familiar. A new glorified art form was born. 191 more words


A busy summer 2015

Summer is my favourite season of the year, even in San Diego where the sun shines pretty much all year around. This summer looks particularly busy and exciting for me and my fellow Dames. 411 more words


Stars and Cars Gallery

Though I make my living in the auto industry I am by no means any kind of expert on the history of cars. My ego won’t allow me to say the same when it comes to the history of film stars. 87 more words