Oline H. Cogdill, Associated Press Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 Two women in coal country in the 1920s Two women in coal country in the 1920s Photo: Getty Images, Contributor / Getty Images Photo: Getty Images, Contributor / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Two women in coal country in the 1920s Two women in coal country in the 1920s Photo: Getty Images, Contributor / Getty Images ‘The Widows’ is intriguing debut by Jess Montgomery 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The atmosphere of an old-fashioned Western permeates this intriguing debut that mixes workers’ rights, corruption, Prohibition and women’s rights set in the harshly … [Read more...] about ‘The Widows’ is intriguing debut by Jess Montgomery
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Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post Published 1:16 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Mary Carlisle, a Hollywood actress who enjoyed popularity in the 1930s as a wholesome ingenue in musical comedies opposite singer Bing Crosby, died Aug. 1 at a retirement community for actors in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. Her son, James Blakeley III, confirmed the death but did not provide an immediate cause. She was believed to be 104 but never confirmed her real age, even to her family. As a centenarian, she was known to tell visitors that her true age was "none of your business." With her blond hair, blue eyes and alabaster skin, Carlisle had the delicate beauty of an all-American porcelain doll. "This girl has the most angelic face I ever saw," Universal studio production chief Carl Laemmle Jr. reportedly declared upon spotting the unknown Carlisle at the company's canteen. "I've got to make a test of her right away." A prolific if little-heralded actress, Carlisle … [Read more...] about Mary Carlisle, a perpetual ingenue in dozens of 1930s films, dies at 104
Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players -- from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to up-and-comers including California Sen. Kamala Harris -- don't necessarily put it that way. But the potential 2020 candidates are making the rounds, raising and distributing campaign cash among fellow Democrats, endorsing candidates and meeting political activists. Their movements reflect competing strategies for establishing their reputations and shaping a party that lacks a clear leader and consistent message in the Trump era. For senators trying to get better known, a primary goal is proving fundraising strength and party loyalty, without necessarily taking sides in the larger fight between the left and moderates who split on the minimum wage, health insurance and other issues. "I just want … [Read more...] about 2018 Midterms: A Test Run for Harris 2020 Presidential Bid?
SEARED into our national consciousness is the unforgettable image of a 12-year-old boy following his mother’s coffin. Grief-stricken but dry-eyed, he walked in the company of his big brother, his father and his grandfather. And if you saw Prince Harry walk behind his mother’s coffin, then it stayed with you for ever. And so this was more than another royal wedding. We have watched Harry make his mistakes. But we have also watched him grow up. He is no longer the pampered prince surrounded by chinless sycophants, who got it horribly wrong at fancy dress parties and Las Vegas swimming pools. He has grown into an Afghan war veteran, a doer of genuinely good works that make a real difference to lives that have been shattered by combat. He has grown into the son that Princess Diana would have been incredibly proud of. Twenty years on from the death of Diana, this country desperately wants Harry’s life to have a happy ending. A wedding — even a royal wedding — … [Read more...] about After losing his mother at 12, Prince Harry finally gets his happy ever after with his wife Meghan Markle
A FULL-time working member of the Royal Family, The Countess of Wessex splits her time between her work in support of The Queen and visits to a large number of her own charities and organisations. A passionate patron of over 70 charities and organisations for young people and people with disabilities, here's the lowdown on Sophie Rhys Jones, Countess of Wessex. Who is the Countess of Wessex? Sophie, Countess of Wessex was born Sophie Helen Rhys Jones on January 20, 1965 in Oxford to parents Christopher Bournes Rhys Jones and Mary. Touchingly, Sophie - who has an older brother David - was named after her father's sister Helen who died in a riding accident five years before her birth. She was raised in a four bed 17th-century farmhouse in Brenchley, Kent and began her education at Dulwich Preparatory School, before moving on to Kent College, Pembury. It was while at Kent College where she became friends with Sarah Sienesi, with whom she shared a flat in Fulham and who later became … [Read more...] about Who is the Countess of Wessex, when was Sophie Rhys Jones and Prince Edward’s wedding and who are her children?