I had meant to post this on Read Across America Day, but was a little date-challenged in setting up the posting date.
However, seeing as how June 1st is Marilyn Monroe’s birthday (and she would have been 88 today… yikes!), I get to make a “make up” post!
Happy Birthday Marilyn!
And everyone else should follow Marilyn’s lead and get out to your favorite bookstore or local library and pick out a book!
This photo of Joan Crawford sitting on a plastic covered couch in her Hollywood apartment is amazing in ways I can’t possibly convey! But I’ll try…
Yes, there’s an Oscar on the table next to… a bottle of Pepsi? Plus some other libation. The payoff, though, is the original Margaret Keane portrait hanging on the wall behind Joan. Apparently, Tim Burton has a Margaret Keane biopic in the works titled “Big Eyes” and THAT may be amazing!
March 19, 1953: The Academy Awards is televised for the first time. Shown on NBC, the ceremony takes place at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California and is hosted by Bob Hope. Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth wins Best Picture.