#44 British Actor George Arliss


George Arliss, original name Augustus George Andrews, (born April 10, 1868, London, Eng.—died Feb. 5, 1946, London from chronic bronchitis age 77). He portrayed many historic personages in motion pictures. He began his acting career in 1887 but found success when he appeared with Mrs. Patrick Campbell in London during the 1900–01 season. In 1902 he played in The Second Mrs. Tanqueray in New York City, and … Continue reading #44 British Actor George Arliss

#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 Wilde’s first visit to America via the SS Arizona in … Continue reading #51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin

The Part of Spirit and Karen Carpenter


The Part of Spirit is calculated from the natal ascendant, plus the sun, minus the moon.  According to ancient Greek astrologers, the Part of Spirit (Greek: daimon) literally means that which distributes, or that which is distributed. Daimones were the ancestral spirits who watched over their descendants, the UNIX Operating System took that idea for long-running background processes  that answers  service requests and called them daemons. … Continue reading The Part of Spirit and Karen Carpenter

#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 —  but she had retired from pictures long before then. … Continue reading #32 The prettier half – May Allison

Planetary Influences by Gauquelin


Michel Gauquelin (November 13, 1928 – May 20, 1991) was a French psychologist and statistician who, along with his first wife Françoise Schneider-Gauquelin (born June 19, 1929), conducted very important statistical research on astrology, from the beginning of the 1950s.  After their divorce they each continued their work separately. Gauquelin said he had a lifelong interest in astrology, but was critical of the idea that … Continue reading Planetary Influences by Gauquelin

Reeling in the Years, Walter Becker


by Music Critic JON PARELES  Walter Becker, the man on the left, and guitarist and songwriter in slippery jazz harmonies and verbal enigmas for Steely Dan, in partnership with Donald Fagen, (the dude on the right) died on Sunday. He was 67. download the chart of walter becker 18 sag His death was announced on his official website,  with a memorial by his daughter. He lived in Maui, … Continue reading Reeling in the Years, Walter Becker

#545 The tale of Henri Landru, a modern day Bluebeard


The Fairy Tale: “Bluebeard” (French: Barbe Bleue) is a French folktale, it’s origin is unknown. The most famous version of Bluebeard was written by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin Press of n 1697 in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé.” You can read the 1895 version  here on Gutenberg. The French fairy tales preced the German Grimm Brothers stories by several centuries. The … Continue reading #545 The tale of Henri Landru, a modern day Bluebeard

Lent & Padre Pio


Biograph Francesco Forgione was born in a small town called Pietrelcina, near Benevento outside of Naples in Southern Italy, He was fifth of eight children. At an early age, he had celestial visions &  spoke with Jesus and the Virgin Mother.  He was also tormented by the devil to turn away from the Heavenly visions. Francesco helped his family looking after livestock until he was … Continue reading Lent & Padre Pio