Saturday, July 16, 2011
Actress on stage ,and in film and TV -- via the Guardian. A beautiful and wickedly intelligent performer, she can be seen in such classic films as "Dead of Night," "Night and the City," "Shine" and "The Lady Vanishes."
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Writer for radio and television comedy, TV producer, and creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" -- via the Los Angeles Daily News. For better or worse, his 60's sitcoms hugely influenced everyone, especially me. Schwartz started off writing for Bob Hope's radio show, then for Ozzie and Harriet and "The Alan Young Show." He moved to TV, writing for "I Married Joan" and Red Skelton. He created the hit series "Gilligan's Island," "The Brady Bunch" and a little-known, really bad show I really liked about time-traveling astronauts and cavemen called "It's About Time," with Imogene Coca, Joe E. Ross and Mike Mazurki. Schwatrz even helped write his show's theme songs! Schwartz always intended his shows to impart moral lessons . . . I learned that they never could get off the island.
Playwright and artistic director of the Abbey Theatre -- via the Guardian.
Monday, July 11, 2011
|The Haymarket Martyrs' Monument by Albert Weinert, in the German Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park. Ironically, the Haymarket affair resulted in advances for unionized labor.|
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Historian, historical novelist and pageant writer, naturalist -- via the Springfield News-Sun.
Cypherpunk, cryptographer,systems security specialist -- via cso.com.au.