Monthly Archives: August 2011

You Don’t Know Jack – A Second Take on Jack Pickford – Part III

Here is Part III of You Don’t Know Jack, my take on the much misunderstood and much maligned Jack Pickford. Parts I and II may be found by clicking on their links. This post is much longer than I intended … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Jack – A Second Take on Jack Pickford – Part II

And now Part II of You Don’t Know Jack. Part I may be found here. Why always the blustering hero? Why not make him more human? …Why not have him lose out lots of times – make him ridiculous, sometimes, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Magazine Art – The Architectural Forum – 1939 World Fairs Issue

One of the most stunning issues ever produced by this venerable publication was its famous 1939 World Fairs issue, which featured literally hundreds of beautiful images of both the 1939 World Fair in New York and the World Fair at … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Jack – A Second Take on Jack Pickford – Part I

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of one John Charles Smith better known to the world as Mr. Jack Pickford. If this news suddenly fills you with the mad desire to run out and wildly celebrate till the wee … Continue reading

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Shangri-La has been found! It’s in Denver!

It was James Hilton’s best-selling 1933 novel Lost Horizon that first brought us the term “Shangri-La,” but it was Frank Capra who immortalized it with his epochal 1937 film version of the story starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Sam Jaffe … Continue reading

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