Here’s something that may violate the old motto “Better late than never…” Headline from nypost.com: “Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop confirmed in New York Times report.” The paper of record.
Let’s beat a dead horse. NYP headline: “Two men killed in separate NYC stabbings.” It’s not just guns! There’s a sickness that has infected a significant part of the population.
Good news, headline from newsmax.com: “Prominent Black Lives Matter Activist, Husband Indicted on Fraud Charges.”
Let’s hope we see more of this, headline from foxnews.com: “Putin reportedly detains, fires top general in crackdown on disloyalty.” Here are a couple of eye-opening aspects of the war I’ve picked up from talk radio host Mark Simone. The Russian army does not have smart bombs or night vision visors. It is relying on brute strength. For decades a lot of people around the world engaged in wishful thinking regarding Putin, ex-KGB. What a rude awakening for them.
Fodder for cynics, headline from FN: “Disney employees among 108 arrested in Florida human trafficking sting: police.” Four dirtbags.
Last night Movies!, channel 5–2 on OTA in NYC, ran Untamed (1955), starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward and Richard Egan. It’s basically cowboys and indians in Africa. Since it started at 9:45, there was little chance I’d stay awake through all of it. In researching the film at IMDb, I found info that warrants mention. Among the stellar supporting cast, Agnes Moorehead, Rita Moreno, Hope Emerson, Brad Dexter, is Gertrude Astor, whose career spanned 1915-’66, her last appearance on My Mother the Car. There are 339 titles under her name, many listed as “Uncredited.” Remarkably, all are one-shots. Once she turned to TV she never made more than a single appearance on any show. She did Our Gang shorts and worked with Laurel and Hardy and The Stooges. Born outside Cleveland, she did stock theater, minstrel shows and vaudeville before turning to Hollywood. Here are classics in which she appeared, in which she may not have had anything but incidental dialogue away from the action: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1927), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), San Francisco (1936), How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Wolf Man (1941), Sunset Blvd. (1950), All About Eve (1950), Harvey (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), A Star Is Born (1954), High Society (1955), The Searchers (1956) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). Never married, she passed away on her 90th birthday in 1977. Here she is, the blonde, with Stan & Ollie and, I believe, Linda Loredo, in Come Clean (1931), a short. She was five-eleven, which cost her a role opposite Rudolph Valentino.
The floating book shop was rained out today.
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