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Mommie, uh, Maggie Dearest?

I haven’t yet seen the film, but this clip from “The Iron Lady” with Meryl Streep couldn’t help but make me think of  Faye Dunaway in “Mommie Dearest”….

I’m going to have to force myself to see this movie.  I can’t imagine 2 more hours of Margaret Thatcher after we had to deal with her for 11 years in power….

I just hope  I’ll be pleasantly surprised and “The Iron Lady” is at least half as entertaining as “Mommie Dearest”- even if I’m sure it’s not as campy….

At least Faye delivers the message more succinctly, if less elegantly….

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June 22nd- A Day of Big Entrances and Big Exits

I was just checking the internet because I knew of one important event that happened yesterday.

I actually found many interesting things happened on June 22nd.  It’s kind of a Red Letter Day in Gay History and the Arts…

On June 22nd:

  1. In 1527 Machiavelli died.
  2. In 1906, Billy Wilder was born.
  3. In 1909, producer Mike Todd, one of Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands, was born.  He later died in a famous plane crash.
  4. In 1921, Joseph Papp, founder of the Public Theatre, was born.
  5. In 1921, actor, dancer and Broadway director Gower Champion was also born on this day.
  6. In 1922, Designer Bill Blass was born.
  7. In 1933, Diane Feinstein, former mayor of San Francisco and current US Senator was born.  She was the one who announced Harvey Milk and Frank Mosconni’s assassinations.
  8. In 1936, Kris Kristofferson was born.
  9. In 1941, journalist Ed Bradley was born.
  10. In 1947, Don Henley was born.
  11. In 1948, Todd Rundgren was born.
  12. In 1949, Meryl Streep was born.
  13. In 1953, Cyndi Lauper was born.
  14. In 1961, Jimmy Summerville, of Bronski Beat and the Communards, was born.
  15. In 1964, author Dan Brown was born.
  16. In 1965, David O Selznick, the famous Hollywood producer of “Gone With the Wind” and many other classics died.
  17. In 1966, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” opened.
  18. In 1969, Judy Garland died at age 47.
  19. In 1972 “Man of LaMancha” opened on Broadway.
  20. In 1976, “Godspell” opened on Broadway.
  21. In 1977, Jai Rodriguez, actor and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” regular, was born.
  22. In 1987, Fred Astaire died.
  23. In 2002, Ann Landers died.
  24. In 2008, George Carlin died.

A lot of big entrances and exits on this day.  Kind of makes you think…

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