Princess of Tap

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    Tap dancing, The Beach Boys, Paris and Agatha Christie

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  1. Actor/Movie Association Game

    Slightly Honorable

    However, for the executive branch to attack the work and the credibility of the FBI in general does not help in any way improve the effectiveness of the FBI. Also firing the head of the FBI for no good reason only hurts the morale of the entire agency. We read every day about officers in the Bureau quitting because they won't any longer put up with unfair political attacks from the executive branch. If the executive branch chooses to weaken the FBI by continuing these attacks, it is only hurting the effectiveness of the Bureau to ensure our National Security.
  3. Retro Trivia

    It was Jean Hagen and Make Room for Daddy AKA The Danny Thomas Show. He disliked her so much he actually killed her off-- in the TV show. LOL Jean was an outstanding supporting actress in Singin' in the Rain and The Asphalt Jungle.
  4. America's Gun Culture...

    You're absolutely right-- ROTC type programs are in many high schools including programs also for the Air Force and the Marines. It's simply that they were discussing all the aspects of the crime and letting the public know all the details about what has been going on in the past concerning this particular 19 year- old man who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. I can recall after President Kennedy's assassination that Life Magazine ran a front-page article on Lee Harvey Oswald learning how to shoot military rifles in the Marine Corps. I don't think that anybody thought that that made the Marine Corps necessarily look bad or that anybody was necessarily criticizing the Marine Corps at that time.
  5. Who deserves next AFI Award?

    Fred Astaire received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1981. He was honored by Gene Kelly, Baryshnikov, James Cagney, Eleanor Powell, Bob Fosse, Audrey Hepburn, and Cyd Charisse. The host was one of his best friends David Niven. Ginger Rogers did not attend but sent her regrets in a letter.
  6. Trivia game

    Star is still up--
  7. Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Anthony Quinn tried to kill Sandra Dee in Portrait in Black.

    Shutoo-- Can you give any hints?
  9. Actor/Movie Association Game

    Jean Dixon

    He's going to crack like an egg.
  11. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    In the next few days you'll see more and more of this Titanic Defense-- a lot of things may have been wrong with the Titanic but it's the iceberg that sunk her.
  12. Movie Mysteries

    Backlash - - this is 1915 they didn't report those kind of things in the white Mainstream newspapers of the day. The only backlash was in some black newspapers that were only read by black people. Actually black people had no voice in the mainstream public sphere in 1915, except for some token recognition of a personality like Booker T Washington by Teddy Roosevelt. The main result of the film was that black people were lynched. The NAACP was created as a result of these lynchings to promote civil rights and justice for African Americans. I doubt that most white people who went to see this film even knew that black newspapers were protesting it and in the big cities if they knew it --I'm sure they didn't give a damn anyway. LOL It was the first film shown in the White House and Woodrow Wilson viewed it many times, especially after his stroke. *Wilson said it was " Like writing history with lightning. My only regret is that it is all so terribly true."* Woodrow Wilson was a progressive except where it came to civil rights for black people-- there he was a confederate, born in Virginia he was a staunch Jefferson Davis supporter.
  13. Is everyone a fan of Fred and Ginger? smoking?

    Sun-- We would get along just great because they say opposites attract. LOL Roberta is the one that I really don't like because for me the excitement is the Chase and all of the misunderstandings that the writers came up with in these movies to keep the two lovebirds apart. That's one of the reasons Top Hat is my favorite Astaire and Rogers movie because of the lengths they go to to keep these two people confused about the other-- all right up to the last scene.
  14. Is everyone a fan of Fred and Ginger? smoking?

    I first saw Swing Time in Paris one summer when I was in college. There was no VHS, there was no DVD, there was no TCM, there was no streaming --they were just Revival Theaters. People would come to this Latin Quarter movie theater off the Boule' Mich bringing their video cameras to the theater to record the dances. There was no other way of having them unless you had a 8mm copy of the film, which would be difficult and probably against the law. When I went back to school, the University was showing Swing Time at the Student Union. I took some friends and they had never seen Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers before. They went not going exactly because they were interested, but maybe for a lark or a joke. When it got to the part where Astaire danced with Ginger and sang the song " Never Gonna Dance" -- subsequently she is leaving him to marry another man and walks away from the dance. At that point one of my friends screamed: "Stop Her!" And nobody in the theater laughed or thought he was crazy because everyone was enthralled and totally involved in this 1936 movie. When somebody says you have a universal classic they mean that people all over the world at different times and different places will love it. And that's the way people feel about the films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They will never go out of style because they have created their own style.
  15. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Talk about low self-esteem-- he doesn't even have enough sense to know how to hide it. Desperate and totally out of control as a person-- a total failure as a leader... #SAVE US!

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