My Week with Marilyn was based on a couple non-fiction book first published in the late 1990s. The Wife and I saw the film last Saturday at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, NY.
In 1956, Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) is directing and starring in the movie ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’ in London. He hires American film icon Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) to costar with him. The 30-year-old MM, accompanied by new, third husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), is a sensation to the crowds in England. But Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: My Week With Marilyn
Jeez, Louise. I started this thing on May 6. I posted Day 29 on November 14. 30 days? HA!
This picture of my wife and daughter is from April of 2008 in Virginia, probably Jamestown or Norfolk, some place near Williamsburg.
Oh, my niece Rebecca, who had one of those Kickstarter things to raise the $3000 to put together a music album Continue reading 30 Day Challenge – Day 30: Whomever You Find Most Attractive In This World
My daughter is drawing all of the time. This is a piece she did several months ago, which is the one that currently hangs in my cubicle at work. While red, white and blue, please notice the green G, for Green. She did a similar one for my wife, and since she’s seen mine in my office, she now insists that Carol likewise take hers to HER office.
Continue reading 30-Day Challenge: Day 28-A Drawing
A picture? I did a whole blogpost about my hometown of Binghamton, NY last year, and much more recently, a partial blogpost about Albany, NY, where I’ve been the last 30 years.
Well, all right:
When I was growing up, this was the post office in Binghamton. Now it’s the federal building.
Continue reading 30-Day Challenge: Day 27-A Picture Of Where You’re From
Hey, nothing in the instructions said it had to be a picture of me!
Above is a picture of Alex Trebek , host of a game show called High Rollers, which I would occasionally watch 30+ years ago. But more to the point, he has been the host of the game show JEOPARDY! since 1984.
To be honest, I’m not sure if that picture of him is from the day I was on JEOPARDY! But it WAS from one of the programs that was filmed in Boston, and the two weeks of programming in Boston was filmed over a two-day period, five shows per day, so I have a 50% chance of it being from the day I was taping, though not necessarily the episodes. Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Day 26-A Picture From One Of The Greatest Days Of Your Life
I have developed, over the years, almost an antipathy for “prized possessions”, if by that one means something of great monetary value. This is not a function of getting all Mother Teresa, but rather of pragmatism. When you have STUFF, and especially if it’s expensive STUFF, it starts to own you as much as you own it. Someone once told me that the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it.
I remember being appalled at hearing about someone buying a painting for $100 million for his private collection. If you have something that goes for nine figures, you have to have security, insurance et al worthy of the piece in case it gets stolen or damaged.
Even, at a much smaller scale Continue reading 30-Day Challenge: Day 25-One Of Your Most Prized Possessions
Nothing. Damn, this could have been a REALLY short post. But…
OK, there may be dirty clothes on the floor at times, or maybe the bed’s unmade. But embarrassing?
I have a stuffed bear in my room named Gunther and a monkey named Oscar. Sometimes they talk to me. Am I embarrassed? I am not. Continue reading 30-Day Challenge: Day 24-Something Embarrassing In Your Room