Category: Children

March 1, 2013 /

My angels, this has been a whack-a-do year… And, I am going to take a short break from blogging to confer with the publishers of my… ro·man à clef   /rōˌmän ä ˈklā/ Noun A novel in which real people or events appear with invented names. If I were still young…

February 17, 2013 /

This exhibit is comprehensive, illuminating, beautiful – and on the way in you can stand in the funny linear yellow tube field with all the toddlers. Me and The Kid:

February 10, 2013 /

Married 51 years, she started as a contract player at MGM and became a noted comedienne – his breakthrough film role was in “Goodbye, Columbus” and he went on to direct. (A big aside: one of my favorite movies, “My Favorite Year”, watch it on Valentine’s!) . .

February 10, 2013 /

Married 57 years… They also owned most of Camarillo – the original place, the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation, is still there, and, I will not speak of the Kardashians here, or the outlet mall 🙁 OK, my beguiling beloved just stopped me, being both shopping and TV impaired…

January 27, 2013 /

Click on the picture and zoom in to read text: Bob Landry for LIFE Magazine, March 2, 1942

January 22, 2013 /

Zachary Scott; Eddie Bracken; Van Johnson; Margaret O’Brien; Diana Lynn; Angela Lansbury; Paul Henreid; Alexis Smith; Reginald Gardiner; unidentified woman on their way to FDR’s birthday, January 28th, 1946. Photographer: Abbie Rowe FDR’s Birthday 1945, who can you spot? 1944, there’s John Garfield and…

January 21, 2013 /

MR. OBAMA: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this…

January 21, 2013 /

I, for one, am feeling damn festive. Today at the beach… Surf is 1-2 ft… Although I can’t guarantee you’ll catch this fellow… – Or, these good companions… Cheers to elephants and donkeys alike!

January 12, 2013 /

Los Angeles College Swim Team winter practice at El Mirador in Palm Springs On the board at El Mirador.  The tower you see in the background was part of the resort hotel – now a hospital is on the site and they have reproduced that particularly beautiful feature.

January 10, 2013 /

The actor whose exploitation brought about the Coogan Laws governing earnings, education, hours, and trusts set aside (California Child Actor’s Bill)… Long and short, Coogan was screwed over by his mother and step-father. His mother’s response, “No promises were ever made to give Jackie anything. Every dollar a kid earns…