Monthly Archives: July 2010

In the John Forbes Kerry spirit

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Lefty Leid, Portland Green Sox, 1925

Via Maine Memory:

Lefty Leid, going for the fly ball, which he caught.

Fops, fools, nitwits, cowards

A clip for Bastille Day at TCM:

Daring British infiltrator Percy (Leslie Howard) shifts from steely hero with his crew to play full twit for Col. Winterbottom (Edmund Breon) in Alexander Korda’s The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1935.

“A Friend to Alexander”

A 1940s radio presentation of the James Thurber short story: Just the thing on this anniversary of poor Alexander Hamilton’s demise following a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804.

Bobbi Shaw & Buster Keaton

~ In Pajama Party (1964)

Happy 4th of July!

James Cagney, “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, from Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)