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This just in from Mike Quigley:
Kino Lorber is having a huge sale on Man of the West. DVDs are $7.98, and BluRays are $10.48.
The distributor of classic film is also offering many other DVDs and Blu Rays for as much as 70% off retail. Mike said to be aware that shipping charges are high for small purchases, yet free for purchases in excess of $50.00.
Kino Lorber is located in New York City and ships only to the US and Canada.
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Germantown, New York: It’s Not Just a Farming Community, Anymore
Jack’s grandparents O’Brien owned an apple orchard and farm out from Germantown, New York. There, Jack learned to ride horses and, presumably, pick apples. There, he spent his summers in the years before he began going out to sea to help support his family during the Depression of the 1930s.
In those days, Germantown was just a sleepy, dusty Hudson Valley town. Today, it is rapidly becoming the latest Yuppie stronghold in that valley. This article sheds a bit of light on the town’s changing identity, even as the photographs show what it was like when Jack knew it.
Neilson, Laura. A Vibrant Upstate New York Town, Set Against a Quaint Backdrop. New York Times Style Magazine. October 26, 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/t-magazine/travel/germantown-hudson-valley-new-york-guide.html
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Hawaii Five-0 is not on ME-TV's summer schedule, but don't despair.
Steve, Danno, Kono, and Chin Ho air day and night on CBS All Access.
Photograph taken by webmaster
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Fed up with his upscale life in California, Leon Leogothetis sets out on his yellow vintage motorcycle (with sidecar) for a journey around the world. The kicker: He has no money, no food, no place to sleep, and no gasoline. He relies on the kindness of strangers to keep going.
Along the way, he is allowed to share the hospitality of a homeless man in Pittsburgh. He sleeps in the doorway of a mission and shares his food. In return, he and his production team give the man an apartment and the cost of a certification program to help him begin his life anew, able to care for himself.
He even finds a captain of a merchant ship who agrees to let him work his (and his motorcyle's) way to Europe. The captain and his crew teach Leon the basic skills needed to run a ship, from swabbing the deck to maintaining the engines. He and another member of the crew talk about the highs and the lows of being a merchant mariner.
He is invited to stay at a financially strapped orphanage in Calcutta. Through the years, they have cared for more than 50,000 children. They give Leon a place to sleep, meals to eat, and gas for his motorbike. In return, he gives them sports equipment for the children, two filtering systems for their fresh water supply, and a new library with 1000 books.
The list goes on as Leon proves, time after time -- and after having to leave wealthy towns for a lack of generous people -- that the most generous people are those who have the least.
"The Kindness Diaries"
(1 season, 13 episodes)
Available on Netflix
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The Charles Montague Cooke house, which still stands at 2859 Manoa Road, appeared in the opening scene of "Highest Castle, Deepest Grave" (Season 4) as the home of Mondrago (Herbert Lom) and in "Ring of Fire" (Season 7) as the Kashmiri ambassador's residence. Today, it is on the list of historical Hawaiian places.
Read more about and see pictures of the Charles Montague Cooke house.
See Historic Hawaii's picture of the house:
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This just in from Honu:
Our May made ME-TV's quiz.
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What do you think about when you see a picture of an old Victrola? You know. One of the old record players with a horn for a speaker system. Well, it seems that Facebook has a new background for posts that shows an old Victrola Gramophone. Guess what popped into my mind:
"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"
"The Bells Toll at Noon"
"...a man named Cagney"
Of course, it is one of the best episodes in the entire series.
"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" has quite an interesting history, which spans 100 years, this year! Read about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Forever_Blowing_Bubbles
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Remember the episode “Ring of Life” (Season 7) in which a region in India was trying to recover antique Kashmiri dolls taken from an archaeological dig? Well, a similar case has been solved involving 3,800 artifacts taken from Iraq.
The antiquities include a collection of cuneiform tablets dating back to 2100 BC, clay seals dating back to the late second century BC, and a pair of cylindrical clay cones featuring royal inscriptions dating back to the middle of the third millennium BC. Yes, they have been returned.
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In 1942, Helen Hayes appeared with Gary Cooper in the film A Farewell to Arms. The movie was based on Ernest Hemingway's novel of the same name. Almost certainly, neither Mr. Cooper nor Miss Hayes thought they both would one day appear on screen with then-merchant mariner John Ryan, later to become known as actor Jack Lord.
Mr. Cooper appeared with Jack in The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) and Man of the West (1958 ) after they became friends while discussing a Duesenberg automobile that sat on the showroom floor of the Cadillac dealership where Jack sold cars while breaking into acting.
Miss Hayes appeared on an episode of Hawaii Five-0 entitled "Retire in Sunny Hawaii . . . Forever" (Season 8 ) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance.
Almost certainly, Miss Hayes' son, Jamie MacArthur, never dreamed that, one day, he would appear with Jack on one of television's most successful series, Hawaii Five-0.
It is, indeed, a small, small world.
A Farewell to Arms was remade in 1958, starring Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones.
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This just in from Honu:
I thought you’d enjoy seeing this link. The house in which James MacArthur grew up, "Pretty Penny," is now back on the market. It has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 6000 square feet. There are 48 photos to scroll through on this site and in a couple of them, you can see the cherub wall with the family names “Helen,” “Charlie,” “Mary” and “Jamie” inscribed on the wall. Enjoy!
Here's another treasure I found yesterday - an interview with Helen Hayes in her home, showing off her family photos! She reminds me of my own grandmother, but then she was the same vintage.
Editor's Note: I think I once read that the MacArthurs named their home "Pretty Penny," because it cost them a pretty penny to buy. Can anyone confirm this? Near the end of the listing photographs is a painting of the original house. It is easy to see that quite a bit has been added through the years.
Read more about the history of the house in Questions & Answers / James G. MacArthur Award / MacArthur Residence.