Entries Categorized as 'Movies'

A Thousand Marilyns

November 2, 2011

Wow. It’s been a long time, no? I have a thousand reasons why I’ve been away for so long, each one more elaborate than the other. Let’s just say it’s been several months of change, good and bad. But I’m ready to start again, and what better way to start than with a new publication! […]

Summer Trips

May 19, 2011

I have just one more day of giving final exams– next Wednesday– and then my summer begins. Summer, for me, equals: finishing current draft of novel (updates to come) reading (my book list to come) movies (what’s a summer without movies?) making stuff (did I mention I’m going to take a class on how to […]

42

May 1, 2011

Turned 42 on Friday (April 29th). Ooof. 42. What does that even mean? My dad called me and left this message: Hey Bobby. Just called to wish you a happy birthday. Gosh, how old are you now? Let’s see, you were born in 69. 1969, 79, 89, 99, 2009, 2011. Are you 42 years old? […]

Sal Mineo

April 11, 2011

I’ve been wanting to post more about my recent fascination with Zines and about how I’d like to produce some in the near future. Here’s a cool Zine I found online a couple of months ago and then it took me a while to order it and now it’s finally come! The publisher is Elk […]

Gold Everywhere

March 22, 2011

Here are some quick updates of this past week. Finished Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. I loved the information about Egypt and Cleo and Mark Antony, but I was missing dialogue (the book is serious nonfiction). Still, Schiff impressed me with her knowledge and Cleo impressed me with her sheer tenacity. My office at home is […]

Devouring the Future

January 20, 2011

Did you happen to read the piece in the January 3rd NewYorker on Joan Crawford? It was called “Escape Artist: The Case for Joan Crawford” and was written by David Denby. I like how the subtitle in the table of contents said: The Joan Crawford Problem. The piece is mostly a review of Donald Spoto’s […]

One-liners: Cleopatra

January 17, 2011

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? I’m a sucker for awards shows, though I don’t watch all of them, mostly, of course, the Oscars, the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys (and sometimes MTV Music Awards). I thought that Ricky Gervais started sort of slow but then he picked up momentum with some REALLY […]

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl–vintage paperback

January 2, 2011

Latest addition to my vintage paperback book collection: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl— with the 1959 George Stevens movie tie-in (the book features actress Millie Perkins on the cover). My other vintage paperbacks are here. And here. And here. (click on the link on the sidebar for vintage books to see others […]

Happy New Year! (can I get a woot woot for 2011?)

December 31, 2010

I was thinking that putting a picture from The Poseidon Adventure on my New Year’s blog entry might be too foreboding but what the hell! I love the movie– you know, massive tidal wave flips over a cruise ship and survivors, including Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, and Pamela Sue Martin, have to climb their way […]

Cleopatterer

December 29, 2010

So I’ve decided to read Cleopatra: A Life, a biography of the queen of eyeliner (of the Nile, I mean) by Stacy Schiff before I read the other book.  Ted’s aunt gave it to me for Christmas and I’m very excited about it. I was obsessed with Egypt as a kid. This was during the […]