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75th Anniversary of Casablanca, Part II

January 11, 2017

This is a continuation of the blog that appeared on January 4th, which kicked off the 75th Anniversary of this marvelous movie. All the excerpts quoted here are from the book Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca – Bogart, Bergman and World War II by Aljean Harmetz.

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75th Anniversary of Casablanca, Part 1

January 04, 2017

A couple of months ago I was looking for a movie to watch on TV and decided to check the Free On-Demand offerings that appear on Channel 508.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when Casablanca popped up. And then I said to myself, “You’ve seen this movie at least ten times – why bother?”


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Fashion Films - Ones to Watch

December 30, 2016

As the days and nights get colder, it's that perfect weather to cuddle up on the couch, sip a hot cup of coffee (or hot chocolate or something else just as satisfying), curl up in a cozy blanket and watch some movies.

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A Non-Caucasian Model Breaks Through

December 28, 2016

In early October I was skimming through my favorite rag sheet, the New York Post when I spotted a paragraph that really caught my eye. It said, “China Machado [pronounced Cheena] – the first non-Caucasian model to appear on the cover of a major American fashion magazine (Harper’s Bazaar in 1959) has loaned 75 pieces from her collection for an exhibit titled Inspiration: A Muse Among Friends: The Personal Collection of China Machado that is opening on October 3rd at the National Arts Club.”

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