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Movies of the past still hold magical powers of imagery and symbolism that resonate today.

If you appreciate the artistry and detail that goes into filmmaking and you would like to explore cinema’s rich and diverse history with a discerning eye, please join me on a journey of rediscovery. …

Right place, right time

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Born in Brooklyn in 1941, Ritchie Havens was the decedent of Blackfoot Native Americans on his father’s side, and British West Indies on his mother’s. His grandfather was a member of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

When he was twenty, Havens…


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1943 in Port Arthur, Texas is the place where a rock legend was born. But Janis Joplin’s childhood was far from legendary. In school, she was constantly bullied for being overweight and suffering from severe acne.

Janis’ parents ostracised her for hanging out with outsiders and listening to Black blues…

A Real Star

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The iconic lady we lost last month before he 100th birthday was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1922. Betty White insisted that Betty was her given name, and not shortened from Elizabeth.

Her earliest work in media began just before her high school graduation. Betty and her classmates sang…

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