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To Brooklyn, on her 100th birthday

“My life has been about surviving. Along the way, I also became an artist.” Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was destined for stardom. In The Hornes: An American Family, an inspiring record of family history and achievement, Lena’s daughter Gail Buckley maintained that Lena inherited her star potential. The Hornes were already stars. They weren’t athletes…… Continue reading To Brooklyn, on her 100th birthday

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Revisit: Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

I read a blog post about Two Girls and the Sailor, where the author was underwhelmed by the film and disappointed that he had nothing to write about. It was just two hours of filler that he couldn’t adequately review. But for me, writing about this film doesn’t pose any problems at all. I love…… Continue reading Revisit: Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

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Happy 100th birthday to Olivia de Havilland!

On July 1st, 1916, Olivia Mary de Havilland was born. She marks 100 years on planet Earth, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I know she’s aware that people who’ve never even met her are celebrating the glorious occasion of her birth. She has been here for a century. How privileged are we for…… Continue reading Happy 100th birthday to Olivia de Havilland!