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Movie Heroes: Harold Lloyd

As a child I first became aware of Harold Lloyd during the school holidays when UK television showed his World of Comedy compilation programmes.  The catchy theme tune (“Hooray For Harold Lloyd”) has been stuck in my head for decades but it was only in the past few years that I really began to appreciate just how important Lloyd was to the world of cinema.  768 altre parole

DARE NOT BE A SCHMOCK!

This story about Italian fascism, herewith related mental arsonists in the 20th century and nowadays’s implications has at least a partial good end – for sure not self-evident in this time era of crucial nationalist leaders creating a deadly and hazardous world. 598 altre parole

Politics

Building My Movie Posters Puzzle: Another Fine Mess

In late June of last year I took advantage of some free days to visit my Mother in Virginia for her birthday. It was a fun long weekend that included meals out, a screening of Finding Dory, and an unexpected shared activity when I ran across a puzzle in the book store that was just too good to pass up. 1.534 altre parole
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John Connolly (www.johnconnollybooks.com)

Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk)

£16.99

In Santa Monica’s iconic Oceana Apartments, an old man lives out the last days of his life, reminiscing on the many years that brought him to this point. 955 altre parole

Fanboy Gushings

Week of July 21st, 1917

One hundred years ago this week, the first draft lottery for the Great War was held in Washington, D.C. and Grace Kingsley reported on how the news was received in Hollywood: 908 altre parole

Hellzapoppin'

I have one of those Mill Creek comedy collections, full of mostly completely forgotten comedies from the 30’s, 40’s and early 50’s, mostly B flicks, some lousy, some with moments, and some really funny. 553 altre parole

Movies

Butch from The Little Rascals, the Villain I Love to Hate

5-year-old Tommy Bond was walking down the street in Dallas, Texas with his mother and grandmother when a talent scout from Hal Roach Studios approached. “Your son has a great face,” the scout said to Mrs. 3.349 altre parole

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