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Is the Social Experiment of Planet Earth Coming to an End?

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (1971) This post has been prompted by an article about the real life experiment that inspired this story. The parallels between rats and human society is uncanny. But it also hints at what … Continue reading

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Did My Love of History Develop Because of This Actor?

Richard Burton (as Henry VIII in “Anne of the Thousand Days”) 1969 Something tells me that I identify with the characters that Richard Burton portrayed in films, especially during the 1950’s and 1960’s. These historical lions from the past became … Continue reading

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Introducing the Winner of American Idol 2021:

Chayce Beckham (July 18, 1996) It seemed impossible to Chayce Beckham that he even made it to the auditions last year. Two weeks before the event, he wrote off his vehicle in a horrific crash. The accident ‘turned him around’ … Continue reading

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They Always Intended to Be Buried Together

But They Were Thwarted Sally, Richard’s last wife, decided to put up a headstone next to his, to prevent Elizabeth from being able to be by his side in death. Shortsighted, I’d say. The bodies don’t count in the end. … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

The Legacy of Liz and Dick While the world was focused on The King and Ann-Margret, I was enchanted by this couple. I had seen them in “Cleopatra” and I could tell, even at age 14 (when I saw the … Continue reading

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And What About Elvis’ “Other Woman”?

Priscilla Ann Beaulieu (May 24, 1945) When Elvis met her, while serving in the US Army in Germany, Priscilla was only 14 years old. Elvis was 10 years older. Cradle robbing? But we must remember that Elvis was his mother’s … Continue reading

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When The King Met “Thumper”

Ann-Margret Meets Elvis (July 9, 1963) Her nickname was “Thumper” which is a hint at the juvenile relationship between Elvis and Ann-Margret. Their first meeting was on-set, but most sources are vague when it comes to the date and time: … Continue reading

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Elvis’ One and Only True Co-Star

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941) They said to each other at the same time, when they were first introduced, “I’ve heard a lot about you.” Then they laughed. A good beginning of their 14 year friendship, and one year relationship. (As … Continue reading

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Did He Order a “Satanic Hit” on his Pregnant Wife?

Roman Polanski (August 18, 1933) It’s a delicate question, but one that I haven’t seen asked before. It’s true that Roman Polanski has a ‘spotted’ history of poor choices in his life, but has anyone thought that he would or … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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