#758 Eugene Gladstone O’Neill playwright


The Prelude: Eugene O'Neill was a famous American playwright and father in law to Charlie Chaplin via the latter's last wife Oona O'Neill. His father was a famous stage actor, James O'Neill, who met his mother, Mary Ellen (Ella) Quinlan, while travelling on tour through Ohio, though they had resettled there from New London, Connecticut … Continue reading #758 Eugene Gladstone O’Neill playwright

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#520 Stalin Prize Winner: Rockwell Kent


Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York the same year as  fellow artist, Edward Hopper.  The Tappan Zee Bridge now separates the two counties, back then it was a ferry service.  Their art, unsurprisingly, is quite similar, desolate landscapes with few people and the two took similar methods, if only by their … Continue reading #520 Stalin Prize Winner: Rockwell Kent

#599 A bundle of James Russell Lowell


That James Russell Lowell is part of the Jones 1000 makes sense; Jones considered himself a minor poet and wrote esoteric verse whenever he could much like Aleister Crowley, his contemporary, did. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL was a diplomatist, was born at Elmwood, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the 22nd of February 1819.  He was the son of … Continue reading #599 A bundle of James Russell Lowell

#347 Sigmund Freud & the Piano Keys


We mentioned previously that Elbert Hubbard was the first horoscope in How to Learn Astrology with a full complement of astrological symbology.  Sigmund Freud is part of the earlier lessons where Marc Jones uses his "piano key" to highlight what the student should focus on.  In a B&W publishing word, the piano keys were a … Continue reading #347 Sigmund Freud & the Piano Keys

#710 Grasping Mussolini


Benito Mussolini  was named for Benito Juarez of Mexico, because his socialist father felt it would give his son character.  Strong willed, and intelligent, when his father was told by the nuns that his son had academic promise, Signore Mussolini told his son to beat his teacher up, lest she encourage the boy to be … Continue reading #710 Grasping Mussolini

#51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin


She was born Mary Warren Anglin on april 3rd, 1876 in Ottawa, Ontario, & was the youngest of nine children of newspaper editor and politician Timothy Warren Anglin (1822–1896) by his second wife, Ellen MacTavish. She remembers being held by Oscar Wilde, a guest of her father, when she was six years old,  probably during … Continue reading #51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin

#32 The prettier half – May Allison


Marc Jones in his list of nativities, places Miss May Allison #32.  The data he gives is Riding Farm, Georgia  June 14, 1897 at 11.29 am.  Checking that we discovered that the real data should be Rising Fawn, Georgia June 14, 1890.  She died March 27, 1989 at Bratenahl, Ohio -- her second husband's hometown … Continue reading #32 The prettier half – May Allison

#968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile


Biograph Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born October 15, 1854 in Dublin, and  was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his  wit, flamboyant style and ultimately imprisonment for homosexuality. because of his liaison with Lord Douglas.  Our header image is the portrait of the two married men. He graduated  from Oxford University, he … Continue reading #968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile

#125 Dame Lilian Braithwaite


Biograph: She was born Florence Lilian Braithwaite, the daughter of an Anglican minister and dean of Croydon,  but was professionally known as Lilian (one L) on March 9, 1872, Ramsgate, England.  She was married once to fellow Shakespearian Gerald Lawrence with whom she had her only daughter Joyce Carey, on March 30, 1898.  Her marriage … Continue reading #125 Dame Lilian Braithwaite

#118 The IT Girl, Clara Bow


Clara Bow was born in Brooklyn, New York City on July 29, 1905 to Robert and Sarah (nee Gordon)  Bow.   She was the third child born to them, at her uncle's, a Methodist minister, house at 697 Bergen Street; their  first two girls, Alene and Emily, dying shortly after birth.  The parents expected the same … Continue reading #118 The IT Girl, Clara Bow