Lincoln Tops 2013 Golden Globe Nominations

This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. As usual, they did it bright and early -- 5 a.m. on the West Coast or a more respectable 8 a.m. on the East Coast. And they didn't take all day either, like the New York Film Critics Circle. We like the speedy nominations....more

Hale to the Chief: Proclaim a day of Thanksgiving

I just watched "Lincoln," the movie, a few days ago and loved it.  Then I read an article in the paper today that gives Lincoln credit for proclaiming a national day of Thanksgiving for all Americans.I did a bit of research to confirm that it wasn't really Squanto calling for the feasting, and I found instead that a woman was behind the movement. Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor for Godey's Lady's book and a prolific writer, wrote many editorials campaigning for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday. ...more

Lincoln: The Movie, The Man, The Politics

Speaking about the essence of his newest movie Lincoln, Spielberg said “I did not want to make a movie about a monument. I wanted the audience to get into the working process of the president.” ...more

Ophelia--A New York Deb and her Artwork

(The story behind the photo) (Please click on my blog "A Rolling Crone" below to see the daguerreotype and the art work by Ophelia Merle.) Collectors of antique photographs take special pride in finding an identified antique portrait, taken before 1900, and then unearthing something that belonged to the subject—for instance, inheriting great-grandmother’s portrait as well as the brooch she was wearing when the photo was taken. ...more

I clicked over -- very cool!!! I think you're right, she'd be pleased that the two were ...more