Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22nd

Detail from the These Amazing Shadows Amazon page. The "This Item" is These Amazing Shadows.
November 22, 2011: (today!) These Amazing Shadows (TAS) released on DVD and Blu-ray by PBS Video. A great holiday gift, you can find it at Shop PBS and Amazon.

November 22, 2010: We received a phone call from the Sundance Film Festival informing us that These Amazing Shadows was selected.

(clockwise from lower left) My Grandmother Lauraine, my Mother Audree, my Great-Grandmother Allie and my sister Nikki.
November 22, 1909: My Grandmother Lauraine (we called her Ama) born. She was a major influence in my life.

November 22, 1899: Hoagy Carmichael born. American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for writing "Stardust", "Georgia On My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul", four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. He appeared in To Have and Have Not (seen above) and The Best Years of Our Lives (selected to the National Film Registry 1989) among other films.

Jacqueline and John Kennedy
November 22, 1963: John Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) in Toy Story.
November 22, 1995: Toy Story released in 2,281 theaters and remained in wide release for 13 weeks. Toy Story was selected to the National Film Registry in 2005.

Scarlett Johansson with Woody Allen.
November 22, 1984: Actress Scarlett Johansson born. Best known for Lost in Translation, Match Point, Girl with the Pearl Earring and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978).
November 22, 1958: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis born. Best known for Halloween (selected to the National Film Registry in 2006), Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda and True Lies.

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