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DUKE ELLINGTON’S THE QUEEN’S SUITE PART 2 

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, JAZZMAN Duke Ellington flirted ever so gently with Queen Elizabeth II at the 1958 West Yorkshire Centenary Festival of the Arts. Today we see how this … Continue reading

September 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

DUKE ELLINGTON’S THE QUEEN’S SUITE PART 1 

AT THE CENTENARY MUSIC FESTIVAL 1958 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, perhaps not surprisingly a duke encountered a queen. Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are tidbits … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

A REAL LULU OF A SILENT FLICK PART 2

SILENT FILMS LACK NOTHING in entertainment value. Today in Part 2, we continue with movie treatment of Die Büchse der Pandora, Pandora’s Box, 1929. Lulu’s Cinema Career.  Frank Wedekind’s theatrical … Continue reading

September 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

A REAL LULU OF A SILENT FLICK PART 1

I HAVE LONG BEEN an aficionado of silent films, no less entertaining than those of the chit-chat variety. Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are recollections of … Continue reading

September 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

SO WHAT’S THE FARE?

BEING A BORN-AGAIN CALIFORNIAN, I hardly ever ride in a taxicab. However, I have enjoyed sharing tidbits about them here at SimanaitisSays and recently came upon another interesting facet: Namely, … Continue reading

August 30, 2022 · 13 Comments

THE  BARD’S FLICKS    PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE SHARED DETAILS of Henry V, Titus Andronicus, and Hamlet. Today in Part 2, Chimes at Midnight and A Midsummer’s Night Dream complete my top five, and I discover … Continue reading

August 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

THE BARD’S FLICKS PART 1

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE of cinematic treatment of Shakespeare’s plays. Indeed, Wikipedia observes that “The Guinness Book of Records lists 410 feature-length film and TV versions of William Shakespeare’s plays, … Continue reading

August 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

APHRODITE AND HER EROTES

THESE ANALYSES OF LOVE are gleaned from Stephen Fry’s fascinating Mythos: The Greek Myths Reimagined.  “Aphrodite, the supreme goddess of love and of beauty,” Fry says, “was attended by a … Continue reading

August 19, 2022 · 1 Comment

OLD MOVIE TIDBITS

AS AN AFICIONADO of old-time movies, I sure accumulate scads of trivia. Several tidbits shared here touch on Greta Garbo’s legs, Maureen O’Sullivan’s entire body (sorta), Johnny Weissmuller’s yell, and … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · Leave a comment