#62 Tallulah Bankhead


                "My father warned me about men and alcohol; he said nothing about women and cocaine."  ...................... Tallulah Bankhead There was always some suspicion about Ms. Bankhead's sexual preference, but with her Ascendant of 21 Virgo opposite Pallas in Pisces on the seventh house cusp, we have do…

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Mashing it up with Alan Alda


Alan Alda is Irish-Italian and the son of actor Robert Alda and Josephine Browne, who was the New York state beauty-pageant winner.  He was their only child born  Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo on January 28, 1936 in Brooklyn.   Robert and Josephine (Joan) were married 31 December 1932 and divorced in 1948 because of her unstable…

#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…

Why Labor Day?


History: Peter J. McGuire, the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first person to suggest that special day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold, " sometime between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. …