Category Archives: Movies & Television

Tickled Pink By A Movie Modiste With Blue-Lensed Glasses

Hollywood star Norma Shearer was tickled pink when a modiste from Akron, Ohio introduced her to color psychology. But it was more than just a fascination with how certain hues determine human behavior. With the perfect blend of feminine sophistication … Continue reading

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Pauli May Not Have A Movie, But He Has My Highest Regard

Remember Eddie the Eagle? Now that’s a name from the past. Michael (Eddie) Edwards dreamed of competing in the Olympics. In 1988, he was the United Kingdom’s only athlete to compete in ski jumping at the Winter Olympic Games in … Continue reading

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Take a Closer Look Inside the “Magnificent Old Electric Pleasure Dome” on State Street

If you’re a CAPA Summer Movie Series regular like me, you’ve heard organist Clark Wilson invite you to “settle back in your seat in the perfumed twilight of this magnificent old Electric Pleasure Dome.” Pretend you’re doing just that as … Continue reading

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Edith Head’s Hollywood Costumes Will Show You How to Dress for Success

Chevron maxi skirts may be the rage for summer fashion, but I prefer clothes like those that Grace Kelly wore when she played Lisa Fremont in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window. If you fancy her gown with a fitted … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Georgian Piles, Portraits and Prose Filled Five July Days at Washington and Lee

A dreary January Saturday brightened considerably when my mailman delivered the brochure describing Washington and Lee University’s Alumni College and W&L Traveller programs for 2013. Organized and managed by W&L’s Office of Special Programs, these educational travel opportunities have been … Continue reading

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Mary Pickford Really Was “A Living Doll”

One of my grandfather’s favorite lines was something that he heard when he and his best friend, Paul, took their famous trip to California during the winter of 1927-1928. As they were seeing the sights in Hollywood, they spotted Mary … Continue reading

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“Mad Men” Inspired Both My Summer Reading and My Next Published Article

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote about those reading lists that kept me busy during summer vacations from CSG. With school about to start again, it’s time to report on what I read this summer. While CSG girls … Continue reading

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