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Thank-you, KC, for this wonderful honor. April 20th is an interesting day in history. The birth of Adolph. The senseless killings at Columbine. It also happens to be, smoke a toke day.
These events have left an indelible image in our psyches, and on film. (Unless you smoke- then you might not recall a thing) But, I digress... I have decided to link to some interesting articles that might give more insight about people involved in the craft of illusion, who were born on this day.
Harold Lloyd was born on this day, waaaaay back in 1893. I found an unusual post (new to me) about his glasses. They were his signature prop, and a prop they were. -The Glasses
I don't recall ever hearing about Elena Verdugo, but she sure had some interesting parts in movies. Ghoulskool can tell you more.
I doubt Andy Warhol's movies will ever be considered classics, yet, he certainly was one creative individual. Edie Sedgwick was one of his 'factory' workers, and starred in several of his films. She Was Too Hip for the Room
And then we have, Adolph. Documentaries have always fascinated me. In the hands of the right person, we can learn so much. In the hands of someone blinded by an ideology that did not value human life, we are subjected to a distorted and dangerous viewpoint. I think many would agree, Leni Riefenstahl was good at what she did. Very, very good. Unfortunately, she used her great talent to panegyrize a madman. She was a unique and likable person. Almost. Roger Ebert reviewed the documentary, The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Reifenstahl.
Happy Birthday to Abigal Breslin and George Takei! Ooooooh my.
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