Our prayers go out to my lineman's friend and colleague who lost his life this morning while getting power back on from yesterday's storm. May God shine your light down to watch over your fellow lineman brothers today, tomorrow, and years past. You were a blessing to us all, thank you.
Man of the House (2005). Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milan, Kelli Garner, Cedric the Entertainer, Anne Archer, Brian Van Holt, Paula Garces, Monica Keena, R. Lee Ermey, Paget Brewster, Shea Whigham, Shannon Marie Woodward and Vanessa Ferlito
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, this 1949 version of Flaubert’s classic novel stars Jennifer Jones, James Mason, and Van Heflin. Jones plays Emma, a provincial doctor’s wife who takes on lovers in a desperate search for love. The justifiably celebrated ball sequence is considered one of the greatest set pieces in movie history.
Finished. The improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny. At nearly 500 pages long, it's a book lovers dream. Fanny and Louis will be with me for a long time to come.
Unknown (2011). Stumbled upon this film while zapping on TV. Although there are many questionable coincidences and cliche dialogues, Unknown really shows us how Liam Neeson carries the movie with his supreme acting skills. Neeson is a true bankable action star.
The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940) Directed by Alexander Hall. Starring Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick, Edmund Gwenn, Frank Sully, Gordon Jones, Georges Metaxa, Charles Halton, Joseph Eggenton, Paul McAllister, Chester Clute, Hal K. Dawson, Edward Van Sloan. www.moviemem.com
vintage everyday: Rare Oscars Rehearsal Photos, 1958 Top row, from left: Shirley Jones, Van Johnson, Mae West, Rock Hudson, and husband-and-wife dancing team Marge and Gower Champion. Bottom: Janet Leigh, Rhonda Fleming, Bob Hope, and Shirley MacLaine.
Bandleader = Quincy Jones. Jeri = Jeri Caldwell, his first wife. Arrangement = for the Ray Charles album Genius + Soul = Jazz, at the Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs (NJ), on 26 and 27 December 1960. From a feature article in Ebony, March 1961. Photo prob. by Howard Morehead.