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Good to Go show

Posted in Current events with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by Mj Rains

…a mishmash of performance art including stand-up sketches, comedy, gripping drama, and burlesque-type choreography, all at the Bowery Poetry Club, where artists in the making still find their home.

More at Notes From the Underground


The body Alicia…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by Mj Rains

Alicia Sacramone is gorgeous…

The White Shadow

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Mj Rains

The lost Alfred Hitchcock film, “The White Shadow”, was found in New Zealand by the National Film Preservation Foundation. It’s the earliest known feature film to Hitchcock’s credit. One wonders, was some foundation intern putzing around the archives and just happened to see this old dusty film and wondered, Hey, what the fuck is this? Then played it for himself in some quiet dusty room with a bottle of select wine…and then out of his drunken stupor thought, “I better tell someone.” ?

In any case, the silent melodrama stars Betty Compson in a dual role as twin sisters, one quite the lovely charmer, the other touted as “without a soul”.
Annette Melville, Foundation director, says: “At the time, people said the plot was improbable. I’m putting a polite spin on it. Many siad it was ridiculous. It’s a totally crazy, zany plot with soul migration back and forth and all these improbable meetings.”

The restored print of the movie will be shown September 22 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. More here.

Maison Laduree

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2011 by Mj Rains

I know Theresa Duncan would have been happy to see this, as per her invitation before she left this world…Laduree is finally opening in New York in September. This promises to be a beautiful and delicious place I’m sure, on 864 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of NY.

I would have loved to join her there…


Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by Mj Rains

We are presently getting an engulfing amount of much needed rain today…it has been thundering and pouring since approx. 9 a.m. …. Nice change….anything’s better than that heat…

Writing and reading and working on updating this blog…The new sidebar features new links and a section on what I’m currently reading, among some other things… Great inspiring book for young and old alike…check sidebar for link and more info.

Note to Just Under the Surface: Finally, finally, found a good read (from the library)…click book in sidebar for link to site.


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