Rowling & Gilbert

Amazing website TED. Here are two talks from TED, by two amazing, inspiring female authors, and favorites of mine. JK Rowling and Elizabeth Gilbert.

JK Rowling at Harvard Commencement.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author Eat Pray Love.

 

Dr. Who Versus Wagner

Can I watch Dr. Who and write a paper on Richard Wagner simultaneously? This is the question. I was just commenting that I had lost touch since the new doctor came on board, and I moved from Los Angeles to Louisiana. Then low and behold BBCA is airing the last two seasons 2010 and 2011. I now have over 20 Dr. Who’s to watch. 🙂 Want to anyway.

I have spent the day researching Wagner for a paper I have to write for my Theater Directing class. Ik new a little about Wagner and The Ring Cycle but not much. Since I am a visual person, instead of writing the paper, I made a Power Point presentation. very cool, I like to keep those skills in tact. We are to give an oral presentation of the paper so the pictures and video clips aught enhance the paper.

So after this I have to write the paper, can I watch Dr. Who and write about Wagner???

Here is an awesome clip from the documentary Wagner’s Dream.

Wagner and The Doctor?

Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever Cemetery was a nice place to visit though you don’t want to live there. (lol) Bad joke.

I always enjoyed going there, except for my best friends funeral, but it couldn’t have been a nicer or more beautiful and appropriate setting. He loved film, the Business and Hollywood, like me, we shared that. We shared that,  our wacky out there ideas regarding existence, and vampires. Anyway this post isn’t about that relationship, that is for another time. Had I gotten to work here, like I wanted to do, I might still be in Los Angeles but…it was not meant to be.

This is one of the mausoleums. I don’t know why but I think they are beautiful. I am a energy sensitive person and I never felt creeped out her but peaceful.

Douglas Fairbanks Memorial

The Johnny Ramone Memorial Statue

Hollywood Forever has lots of fun and interesting events. In the summer they show films. In the movie Valentines Day they  Shirley MacLain and Hector Elizondo attended a screening.

They have a celebration on the Latino holiday Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.

 Photo by Christopher Victorio

If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area you most likely know about it. If you are visiting go.

Here are some links:

http://www.hollywoodforever.com/

Cinespia Calender

http://www.cinespia.org/calendar

Adorable Ghost

“Topper”

 Cary Grant and Constance Bennett – 1937

This is another of my favorite classic films. Like everything else…yes, it has been blogged before.

Roland Young as Cosmo Topper. I love that name. His wife in the movie, Billie Burke, aka Glenda the Good Witch. is not so sweet as Clara Topper, all she does is nag Cosmo the inflexible, conservative banker, that is until he buys the car that George and Marion Kerby crashed and died in. If you haven’t seen it, do. Carey Grant and Constance Bennett at their comic best.

The fashion is off the hook.

This is the pivotal scene.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029682/