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Vintage Munster… Yvonne De Carlo…

Posted in Television, Vintage with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2014 by Mj Rains


As Lily Munster, 1964. TV show, The Munsters


Vintage beauty… Yvonne De Carlo, 1940


Clearly Sherlocked….

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by Mj Rains

clearly sherlockedYes, I am Clearly Sherlocked.  So ready for Season 3 premier of BBC’s Sherlock series tonight on PBS… 9:58 pm baby!

I must confess, I watched the first episode of new season online, but that will not hinder the Sherlock party plans. Plus, if you are a fan of this show you already know, you have to watch at least a second time to catch all the cleaver dialogue that leaves this man’s mouth.  Oh, and of course, he faked the fall…and you find out how. Don’t miss the first few minutes. Mind blowing and fun.

Check out my Clearly Sherlocked Pinterest Board and follow! 😉


Missing Mad Men…

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by Mj Rains


mad men bettyMissing Mad Men, my favorite show on TV. Found this incredible painting which reminded me…(click for artist link).

Mad Men Returns

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by Mj Rains

Tonight the best show on TV returns after a year off due to contract disputes…I expect large and fascinating things to happen…Mad Men is by far the best written, best filmed, best set designed and best dressed show around (well, other than The Walking Dead 🙂

Get your liquor glasses and smokes ready for the 2 hour premier episode of the new season on AMC at 9 p.m. EST.

Mad Men returns…let’s get to work!

Rula’s View

Posted in Books, Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by Mj Rains

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz

In the spring of 2007, Rula Jebreal, a prominent political journalist and TV anchorwoman in Rome, was lunching with her friend Walter Veltroni, the city’s mayor. He told her that a man wearing pajamas had come to his office that morning and asked him to turn off the lights—to improve the view of the Roman ruins outside the window. “Who was that nut?” she inquired. “He’s an artist, an interesting guy,” Veltroni said. “His name is Julian Schnabel, and he’s having a show at the Palazzo Venezia tonight—you should go.”
Rula did go to the Schnabel opening and stayed for the festive dinner afterward. Toward the end of it, the artist made his way down the long table, exchanging pleasantries with some of the 300 guests. He stopped when he got to Rula and introduced himself.

“Are you Indian?” he asked.

“No, I’m Israeli.”

“So you’re Jewish?”

“No. I am Palestinian.” (Pause.) “What’s wrong? Are you scared?”
“Should I be?” Schnabel wasn’t scared. He was dazzled—by her dark-skinned beauty, her intelligence, and her reputation as a writer, which he had already heard about. “He had a charming smile,” she remembers. “Very innocent, like a child.” He asked if he could see something she had written.

She sent him her first book, Miral, in a rough English translation. Published in Italy in 2003, it is an autobiographical novel about three generations of Palestinian women, told through the eyes of a girl growing up in Jerusalem during the first intifada—the Palestinian uprising that began in 1987 against the Israeli occupation. The book, surprisingly, is not anti-Israel; it recognizes the conflict as an ongoing tragedy for both sides. “I found the story was very important, heartbreaking,” Julian tells me. “It was a learning experience for me, as a Jewish person, like taking a walk in somebody else’s shoes. I also thought, This is a movie—it’s actually written like a movie.” More here.

Article: Vogue magazine by Dodie Kazanjian

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