Nothing is Written

It was on 15 May, 1961, that principle photography on the motion picture ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ began.  Lawrence of Arabia was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963; it won seven …

Poet of Optimism

Samad Vurgun was born in 1906, and saw his first published poems in 1925, in the journal, ‘New Thought’. In 1929 he entered the Literature School at Moscow University. A proud advocate of his Azerbaijan …

After Hours

It was on 27 June, in 1949, that the American artist Edward Hopper, sold his painting ‘Office at Night’ (seen above) to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for $1,500. The painting depicts two …

Rosebud

It was on 1 May, 1941, that the film ‘CITIZEN KANE’ had its premiere. The film was directed by Kenosha, Wisconsin native, Orson Welles, and would prove to be his most celebrated work in what …

Apocalypse When?

1 March marks the day in 1976 that director Francis Ford Coppola would arrive in Manila, The Philippines, to begin filming ‘Apocalypse Now’, a Vietnam War film about a US Army Captain assigned a secret …

Songs of the Earth

31 January marks the birthday of Alan Lomax in 1915. Lomax was a pioneer in cataloging and preserving folk songs and folklore, not only from America, but also from around the world. He began taking …