#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…

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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  --…

#101 Dr. Alexis Carrel & the Dakin Solution


Before Dr. Alexander Fleming invented penicillin, Dr. Carrel developed the Dakin Solution, a type of hypochlorite solution made from bleach that is diluted and then treated to decrease skin irritation. Chlorine, the active ingredient in Dakin's solution, is a potent antiseptic that kills most forms of bacteria and viruses. This simple solution saved many men…