Words That Matter After Death

Posted on January 31st, 2019
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Those wry words from Groucho Marx resonate on many levels.  In his typical incorporation of humor and wisdom, Marx strikes a contemporary universal chord — sometimes the power of the written word and the devoted love […]

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Carol Channing and Her Dying Wish

Posted on January 24th, 2019
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Outside the venerable St. James Theater in New York City on the night of January 16, 1964, the temperature plunged into the mid-20’s. Inside, the atmospherics were considerably warmer. A genuine, five alarm, red hot triumph, “Hello, Dolly,” was blazing through its Broadway debut. The most revered theater critic of his time, perhaps all time, […]

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Guessing About John Wayne and The Bomb

Posted on January 8th, 2019
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Two time Academy Award winning screenwriter, William Goldman, passed away in November of 2018. He left behind a notable body of work and an immortal quote about the biggest secret in Hollywood. “Nobody knows anything,” Goldman said. “Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what is going to work.  […]

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Glory Is Fleeting, Ask Howard Hughes

Posted on December 31st, 2018
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The late General George Patton liked to tell a story about the ancient Roman conquerors victoriously returning home from battle.  Parades were held, the conquerors rode in triumphant chariots, the world at their feet.  At one such event, a slave, about to place a golden crown on the head of the hero, whispered in his […]

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Living to Be 100

Posted on December 14th, 2018
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    Esteemed film producer Sam Goldwyn called Dorothy Parker into his office one day to complain about her screenplays. The savagely witty Parker, whose erudite writings had not only been published to high praise, but had also earned two Academy Award nominations, was apparently not the least bit intimidated. Goldwyn groused about the way […]

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