LA Times – “Over the last 41 years, film historian and author Marc Wanamaker has acquired some 200,000 photographs chronicling the history of film production in North America from 1909 until the present day. Many of these photographs are one of a kind. Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received more than 70,000 of these photographs from Wanamaker’s Bison Archives, which was named after the old Bison Film Company. “It is one of my favorite companies because they made films about Sioux Indians from a Sioux point of view in 1909,” Wanamaker said.”
Boston Globe – “They gathered at the AMC Boston Common multiplex hours early, hundreds of Harry Potter fans, some dressed like Hogwarts students in black cloaks and rep ties, others in peaked wizard caps and woolly beards. Besides an abiding love for the J.K. Rowling book series that has enchanted their generation, the churning throng of fans had another thing in common: precious tickets to the sold-out midnight premiere of the final movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.’’
NYT – “Long thought to have been burned the way the North set fire to the cotton at Tara, the final typescript of the last four chapters of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” has turned up in the Pequot Library in this Yankee seaport town. If not quite a spoil of war, the manuscript is a relic of some publishing skirmishes, and it will go on exhibit starting on Saturday, before traveling to Atlanta, Mitchell’s hometown, in time for the 75th anniversary of the novel’s publication in June.”
Ann Althouse – “I don’t see why people want to spend their precious time together doing something that involves so little interaction with each other”
That’s exactly the reason why Barbie and I don’t go to movies on our date night (which is once a month for us). We rarely get to sit down and just….talk without getting interrupted. We enjoy a nice dinner together once a month, at a nice restaurant, engrossed in adult conversation.