#668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi


When Mei Lan-fang died in 1961, China mourned his passing.  s the passing of Mei Lan-fang.  Even  Premier Chou En-lai and other Party and government leaders were among those who visited him during his last illness and a 61-member funeral committee was setup.  Memorial meetings were held on August 10 1961 for the great opera … Continue reading #668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi

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#502 Charles A. Jayne Astrologer


  The Astrologer Charles Jayne was born on October 9, 1911 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a town north of Philadelphia and south of Abington.  He studied philosophy at Princeton University, electrical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and psychology at Columbia University. From 1961 – 1969, he was a technical analyst on Wall Street. Esoterically he studied … Continue reading #502 Charles A. Jayne Astrologer

#95 Annie Besant


“An imperious necessity forces me to speak the truth, as I see it, whether the speech please or displease, whether it bring praise or blame. That one loyalty to Truth I must keep stainless, whatever friendships fail me or human ties be broken.” – Annie Besant, An Autobiography Chapter XIV. Annie Besant ate  no meat and drank … Continue reading #95 Annie Besant

#130 Senator Styles Bridges of NH


Henry Styles Bridges was born Sept. 9, 1898 in West Pembroke, Maine about 20 miles from the Canadian border.   He was a graduate of the University of Maine and then Dartmouth College. He was an instructor after college at Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, Massachusetts and then became part of the extension staff of the University … Continue reading #130 Senator Styles Bridges of NH

#105 Jennie Elmina Bollenbacher


Mrs. Bollenbacher was born Jennie Elmina Whitcomb on September 7, 1864 at 6:40 PM in Peoria, Illinois.   She was an American professional astrologer  specializing in health and child guidance &  got interested in astrology in 1914 with the advent of World War I. Jennie served as President of the Columbus Theosophical Society in 1939, … Continue reading #105 Jennie Elmina Bollenbacher

Candy Clark + The Man who fell to Earth


Candy J. ClarkI  happened to catch this porn-sci fi the other night and I was struck that only two people put in good performances:  Rip Torn and Candy Clark.   I'm not alone in my opinion John Willis' 1974 Film Annual "Screen World" book thought she was one of the more "promising actors" on the horizon  -- … Continue reading Candy Clark + The Man who fell to Earth

Mapping Vivian Maier


Photographer Vivian Maier takes a lot of self-portraits, so much so that it is rather overwhelming while watching the cult movie “Finding Vivian Maier,” by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Maloof realized he found something good in 2007 when he bought the contents of Maier’s derelict storage locker at auction (for $380), and discovered 100,000 … Continue reading Mapping Vivian Maier