Hedy Lamarr – The Most Beautiful Woman in Films

Hedy Lamarr

With beauty and brains, Hedy Lamarr has it all. In the 1930s, she married a millionaire by the name of Fritz Mandl. His business was the weapon manufacturing industry. For her, she was young and naive from Vienna, Austria. He wanted her to be a housewife. With beauty and brains, Hedy Lamarr has it all. In the 1930s, she married a millionaire by the name of Fritz Mandl. His business was the weapon manufacturing industry. For her, she was young and naive from Vienna, Austria. He wanted her to be his housewife, and she was bored. She wanted to know more about his business.  Mandl didn’t want his wife to be involved in the industry. Mandl orders his maidservant to keep an eye on her whatever she does. Since the maid looked precisely like her, she put her plan in action. She drugged the maid and took her clothes and walked out of the house. Even though Mandl has guards posted in every corner, the guards did not even notice that was Hedy Lamarr escaped, and no one knew where she had gone. 

When she escaped, she wanted to be an actress, her original name was Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, but when she moved to Hollywood, she changed to Hedy Lamarr. Her big blockbuster movie was Ecstasy in which it grossed over a million dollars in sales and rentals on DVD. She was the first to do non-pornographic films and the first to fake an orgasm on film. This was before Harry met Sally (1989). She swam nude in a lake, and a horse took off her clothes. The horse came back with a young man, and she did it to him. 

The head of MGM Louis B. Mayer signed her a movie contract, and she worked with leading actors such as Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, and Jimmy Steward. Movies such as John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat (1942), White Cargo (1942) Cecil B DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949) and the last movie she did was The Female Animal (1958) 

The inventor

She already has the beauty, but she was brilliant too. She met George Antheil, composer and piano player. If a piano can play itself while hopping one note at a time. What about frequencies. The frequencies between transmitter and receivers can be steer, but it will be difficult to detect by enemies. If the enemy wants to fire at us, their signal will be blocked and exploded in the middle of the ocean with another torpedo. This was a new invention by Hedy Lamarr. She accidentally discovered GPS and Wifi, that is widely used today.

If Hollywood made a movie about her, this would be interesting to watch. 

Check out the video below

All in the Family and The Jefferson LIVE

Live in front of the audience was LIVE, but when Jamie Foxx, Oscar winner, acting as George Jefferson in the All in The Family, even his co-star Anthony Anderson and the rest of the cast either giggle or laugh, flubbed his lines. Jamie Foxx handles it like a professional. Woody, who played Archie Bunker, could not control his laughter, he turned around to hide his laughter, that’s what happened when you do live performance in front of millions of people either with the studio audience and TV audience. There was another one when George walks on Bently’s back the boom mic appears in the frame.

The only actors who were believable were Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, and Jamie Foxx.  Other actors Ellie Kemper, Ike Barninholtz, Anthony Anderson, Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, Mara Gibbs, Jennifer Hudson, Will Ferrell, Amber Steven West, Stephen Tobolosky, Sean Hayes, Jackee Harry, and Kerry Washington. They did a tremendous job in performing their roles. if this show gets an Emmy Nomination, these actors deserve it.  

Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei sang the opening song “Those were the days” it was perfect. The episode they did was “Henry’s Farewell”, which aired in October 1973. In which they meet the Jefferson at the party say farewell to Henry Jefferson, George’s brother

The script was written by Norman Lear himself, a fantastic comedy writer.  If people wanted to be a scriptwriter for television, they should learn from the best from Norman Lear writings and his shows.

The name mention in conversation was Shirley Chisholm,  Democratic in 1968 she became the first black woman elected to the United State Congress. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

In The Jefferson pilot, “A friend in Need,” premiere in January 1975, George demands that Louise hire a maid. However, the couple ends up hiring a sassy maid.

In the LIVE version show in 2019  and the IMDB mention someone else, which was a decoy. We did not know who will play the maid until Marla Gibbs appeared in the doorway of the Jefferson apartment. She was the original maid in the series. The studio audience and the TV audience was surprised to see, and she still knew her lines, and she did not flub her lines at all, she was a fantastic performer.

In the original show in the 1970s family hour was considered to be the 8 pm hour, Norman Lear and the executives pushed the FCC to show the program around the 8 pm slot, not 9 pm or later, of course, there were lawsuits back in those days, and so Norman won the case. The N-word was used on the show, live in front of the studio audience and the TV audience that shocked America, and it made news back in the 1970’s.

The point of these two iconic shows tells the relationship between black and white and how they were treated differently and the language they used back in the 1970s. We could learn a lot about the relationship back then, today too much chaos. They are still showing the classic of All in the Family and The Jefferson on syndication.

There are few shows, such as The Goldbergs on ABC they used foul language too, but it is bleeped out, which is considered to be in the story content.

The same thing with Norman Lear shows on the story content and how it was used on the air. Especially during a family hour at the 8 pm slot.

If you missed the episode either catch it on demand or they may repeat it, during the Memorial Day weekend.

Why Don’t People Return Their Shopping Carts?

shopping cart

Have you ever gone to a mall, shopping center or a grocery store and there’s an empty parking space between two vehicles before you turn into that space, you see a shopping cart!

What to do? Do you wish people can return a simple shopping cart to the right place even though the place is half a mile to the store!

They have a cart receptacle in the parking place, and still, there are far away too. Or people have a child, and they don’t want to leave a child unattended for three seconds, it’s the holidays, and people are in a rush.

Shopping cart grass

They leave a shopping cart near a tree on a grassy hill or let it roll away to pond where the ducks are eating a hamburger on the road. Don’t give a duck a CPR, if it is choking on a hamburger, that would be dangerous. Just let it go. Walk away. You have not committed a crime. It will survive. One quack it will fly out of the duck’s mouth. I have seen it. I got hit by one, the other day. It wasn’t that good. Luckily, I got insurance by Aflac!

If you park next to cart receptacle, then it is good. You can unload the items in your car and put the cart in the receptacle. If you hear a baby crying, when you walk away then you forgot one item. Don’t do that.

Please return the shopping carts to the receptacle.

It’s the holidays. We are always in a rush and traffic is getting worst. Accidents may occur when getting home. If you ever get stuck in traffic, just be patience. Call ahead and tell them there’s an accident and will be home soon. The first responders are doing their best to remove what’s on the road quickly, and you will be home soon.

The Last Jedi

the last Jedi 12 17 2017

I am not going to give spoilers about this movie, but the visuals and graphics are absolutely stunning. You will definitely want to see it. If you are not a fan, then it is not the end of the world. Star Wars is one of the great Franchise movies ever made an epic tale of Good and Evil.  The same thing with the politicians they were good once and they turn evil? The total of all the Star Wars made over a billion for the past 40 years.

I like the cinematography in this movie because it’s absolutely breathtaking especially the action scenes they put together.  Since I am a photographer, I like the way it is put together.  Each frame tells a story.

Billie Lourd - The last jedi

Since Carrie Fisher died over a year ago, it is good to remember that this movie will be dedicated to Carrie Fisher and the next episode of the Star Wars Franchise movie should have an epic funeral of her instead of bringing her back alive. Did you know Carrie Fisher helped writing the screenplay for the Last Jedi? There was an epic scene in the movie or was it a premonition she had before she died.  And did anyone know that Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher daughter was in the movie?

So far, the number is rising, the box office reports over 250 million surpassing the budget of this movie, that means the actors will be paid. Then the IRS will be after them.

rey jedi

One of the biggest clues in the movie is who is Rey? What’s her relationship with the characters in the movie? Who is related too? We don’t know. And why did she have the powers of the Jedi?  Is Kylo Ren and Rey related somehow? Did Yoda conceive her when Yoda did it with human female many years ago in a galaxy far far away?  Should they make a movie about Rey? People want an answer, and it would be great.  I am going to write a screenplay and see if they like it. It would take time to write it.

Go See it.

Notes:

https://screenrant.com/star-wars-last-jedi-worst-most-disappointing/?utm_source=SR-FB-P&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=SR-FB-P&view=list  

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rian-johnson-last-jedi-star-wars-easter-egg_us_5a343517e4b01d429cc8bd59

 

http://www.justjared.com/2017/12/15/20-easter-eggs-you-probably-missed-in-star-wars-the-last-jedi/16/

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/12/16/whats-going-kylo-ren-and-rey-last-jedi/956289001/

 

Haunted Universities

The sound of footsteps, door slamming, and children laughing are the creepiest sound that you might hear in the dead of night when you are fast asleep in your dorm room and be awakened in the middle of the night.  Most of the universities are haunted, but they are the most popular universities to go and they have an excellent curriculum.

Montcalri State University

Montclair State University in New Jersey is said to be one of the most haunted colleges in America.  For years there have been reports of doors and windows slamming, lights flickering on and off, constant cold, and even a ghost who hovers over the beds of the students.

Montclair is built on top of Indian burial grounds, and alumni say it’s a very scary school. So scary, that many refuse to go in the woods after sundown. There have been many reports of figures believed to be Native Americans spotted in the forests.

Students reported appliances and lights turned on and off, bedroom and bathroom doors would have opened and the sound of a little girl laughing in the hallway.  Door knobs would rattle too.

A female resident woke up in the middle of the night to find a man dressed in 19th-century clothing standing over her bed with a loving facial expression. She thought that it was her roommate’s boyfriend and told him that he had the wrong bed. After saying this, she watched the man suddenly vanish into thin air.

Cal State University

Cal State University Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA)

It is never a good idea to build a university on the grounds of an old insane asylum it was closed in 1997, and it was used as a film location for Halloween (1978).  Since it was abandoned for several years, in 2002, they opened Cal State, and students have reported seeing the universities old residents wandering the grounds, halls, and streets of Cal State. Inmates are seen entering rooms which are empty upon investigation. Another inmate dances in a parking lot at night, only to fade as he approaches the streetlights. Scarier still are the violent ghosts who have thrown objects, knocked students over, and vandalized locked classrooms.

Fordam

Fordham University

Fordham’s Bronx campus is creepy looking enough to have been featured in The Exorcist (the campus was used in the filming of The Exorcist), and its plethora of ghost stories stand up to its frightening feel: the school, which dates back to 1841, was built atop of old hospitals and morgues and it is haunted by every kind of ghost, from children to priests.

More will come …

Boo… What’s that behind you!

 

Notes

Top 10 Most Haunted Colleges

https://www.collegemagazine.com/cms-top-10-haunted-colleges/

 

Montclair State University

http://943thepoint.com/montclair-university-haunted-2016/

 

Haunted MSU: Hawks Crossings

https://vimeo.com/93512239

 

Top 10 Haunted US College Campuses

http://listverse.com/2010/12/01/top-10-haunted-us-college-campuses/

 

50 haunted Colleges Campus

http://www.onlineschoolscenter.com/50-haunted-colleges-campuses/

 

9 Most Haunted Colleges

http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/A7245B0A/9-Most-Haunted-Colleges/

 

Dude Where’s my Classes?

Class pic

When your child enters a college or university, it will be so different than high school, no more bell sounds, the students will be all over in the hallways bumping into you, and they have to carry fifteen pounds of books on their back! I hope they have medical insurance for a chiropractor! It will be a different world when they enter.

First, they need a map of the campus to find all of the buildings they need to go for their classes. Most of the time they will spend their lives in the library, that’s the place to do homework. The dorm room is a place to sleep and do more homework.

Classes may be in different buildings or the other side of the campus. I hope they have the gym shoes, it’s time for the shoes to do some walking and it is the best time to do some cardio too.

Here’s a tip, try to have your classes nearby to other buildings, so you don’t have to rush or run to classes, and be late.  A possible a hand-written excuse from your professors to give? No. Don’t be late to classes.

Back in high school, they used to get up early for their eight o’clock classes or earlier for activities before classes.

Try to arrange your classes between 10:00 am through 2:30 pm, that means you still have to get up in the morning. Do you really want to get up five o’clock in the morning or before sunrise or see an apparition in your room that wasn’t supposed to be there? Your room is haunted!  You are up anyway, might as well get ready and finished that homework assignment. And eat breakfast.  And try to schedule any activities in the afternoon or evenings.  If a class is overbooked in the morning, don’t worry you won’t be dragged across the floor just schedule another time when it is available, if they have a midnight class, take it.

If you have a gap between classes don’t just sit there and do nothing or meditate, you might fall asleep on the couch or someone’s lap – that would be awkward if she’s attractive get her phone number.

Highlight the materials or rewrite your notes, in cursive to get a better understanding and prepared for the next class. Um, you all know that cursive is required in writing notes in class. Do you? Oh well.

Organize your backpack, have your notebook and books in order of class schedule times. Don’t leave your cell phone out; there’s a clock in the room, remember there is no class bell only your professor will excuse you.

Make sure you have the University app on your phone, this will alert you if there’s an emergency that the school has to close down due to weather.  Check your campus email. Check your assignment online too; there’s no excuse that your assignment will be late anymore. All of the assignments will be scan and monitor through online – that’s right your papers will be scanned for plagiarisms, even I don’t like it. I write well. However, the professor doesn’t read the papers anymore.

 

Notes

http://www.collegeview.com/articles/article/class-scheduling-dos-and-don-ts-for-first-year-students

 

America Got Talent: Call Backs 2

Puddles the Ckown

For the second week, 20 acts will perform, and 7 will move on, that leaves 13 acts to leave the competition, but will leave with their dignity that they made it through this round. They should do the same thing when American Idol comes back in the Spring of 2018. They should have new rules of how to select the best talent.

One example would be Jokgu the piano playing chicken gave the crowd a huge response when he auditions for the first time. However, when it was time for the callbacks for a second-time audition and played with another chicken. Both chickens got stage fright and one poop out an egg, I guess they were out. And I had fried chicken for supper.

For the guest judge, they brought recording artist DJ Khaled to help identify real talent for the evening.

It was no surprised that Khaled had a soft spot for one of the singers, they were other singers who were also great, but he had to pick one of the acts. I think they should change the golden buzzer rules watch all the acts first and then pick one to go to the live shows. Evidently, Khaled chooses Chase Goehring. He was trying to push the button again for Evie Clair, but it did not work, only act for each week, bummer.

Evie Clair 1

One of my favorites was Puddles Pity Party the Clown, Simon worst nightmare but this clown was special, the clown can sing. Sad clown with a fantastic voice. If this clown was on The Voice, the judges would not know who it is.  He sang a Celine Dion power ballad “All By Myself” to a huge ovation from the crowd and the judges. I bet the clown will be in the Top 5.

In the end, the judges had to choose which acts will go through the next round. I like this version of American Got Talent when the acts have to perform again for the audience and a guest judge. And the guest judge has to choose one of the acts to go through.

In this round, seven acts are saved, and they are Chase Goehring, Puddles the Sad Clown, Mirror Image, Junior and Emily, Colin Cloud, Yoli Mayor and Evie Clair.

Last week, they had Chris Hardwick, comedian and the host of The Wall a game show on NBC, gave his Golden Buzzer to 9-year-old singer Angelica Hale.

Advancing to the next round along with The Masqueraders, Sara and Hero, Singing Donald Trump, (My Favorite – don’t ask me he’s entertaining), Just Jerk, Demian Aditya, and Eric Jones

They’ll all perform at the Dolby Theater in the live rounds.

Who are your favorites?

Be sure to tune in every  Tuesday Night at 8 pm on NBC! Tuesday Night is Family Night!

Notes:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/07/25/americas-got-talent-recap-dj-khaled-helps-judges-make-some-hard-cuts.html 

http://people.com/tv/dj-khaled-agt-golden-buzzer-to-chase-goehring/

https://www.mjsbigblog.com/americas-got-talent-2017-judge-cuts-1-recap-live-blog-and-videos.htm