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Tape?...Who Needs It?!!

One of the many pre-washing tasks before someone who conserves and restores old movie paper may perform, is that of tape removal.  I have learned in the last two years, that there are variety of tapes that have been used over the past 7+ decades to repair the rips, tears, holes and separations on folded movie posters. 368 more words

Restoration News

Liberating Cabanatuan

Tom Grace was part of an Army Ranger unit that liberated more than 500 prisoners from Cabanatuan, Philippines. (Photo used by permission of The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 1,053 more words

World War II

Joseph Wapner, judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ dies at 97

H/T The Washington Post.

R.I.P. Joseph Wapner, judge, World War II veteran and Bronze Star recipient.

Joseph A. Wapner, a retired California judge whose flinty-folksy style of resolving disputes on the show “The People’s Court” helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with no-nonsense jurists and often clueless litigants, died Feb. 1,485 more words


On the day that I finished reading this month’s second book, back at the start of February, it’s ironic  that Rolf Harris was cleared of three further historical sex abuse charges. 914 more words

Book Review

The Romance is Gone

The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) has little time for the childish delusions that its characters or its audience may hold on to. When Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton), a writer of simplistic and romantic westerns, arrives in post-war Vienna, his perceptions are almost immediately shattered as he learns of the death of his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). 1,025 more words


I'm Sorry, But…

Almost every writer who wants to be published will have to face rejection somewhere along the line. Perhaps it’s not what they’re looking for at that time; maybe they liked it, but other work was of a higher standard. 278 more words