July 8, 2015

Marry me and I'll never look at another horse!
Groucho Marx

[as Frank Burns is being taken away in a straight jacket by the MPs]" Now, fair's fair Henry. If I nail Hotlips and hit Hawkeye can I go home too?"
— Duke Forest (Tom Skerritt), M*A*S*H (1970)

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (part 1 of 11 )
  • As the film progresses, the set of the Kowalski apartment actually gets smaller to heighten the suggestion of Blanche's increasing claustrophobia.
  • Vivien Leigh, who suffered from bipolar disorder in real life, later had difficulties in distinguishing her real life from that of Blanche DuBois.
  • Mickey Kuhn plays the young sailor who helps Vivien Leigh onto the streetcar at the beginning of this film. He had previously appeared with her in Gone with the Wind (1939) as Beau Wilkes (the child of Olivia de Havilland's character Melanie) toward the end of that film when the character was age 5. When Mickey Kuhn mentioned this to someone else on the set of "A Streetcar Named Desire", word got back to her, and Miss Leigh called him into her dressing room for a half-hour chat. In an interview in his seventies, Kuhn stated that Leigh was extremely kind to him and "one of the loveliest ladies he had ever met."
  • Although Vivien Leigh initially thought Marlon Brando to be affected, and he thought her to be impossibly stuffy and prim, both soon became friends and the cast worked together smoothly.

  • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
    Jim Rohn

  • Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state.
  • Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
  • The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).
  • The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.
  • Britain’s shortest river is the Brun which runs through Burnley in Lancashire.

  • I can be short and sometimes hot. When displayed, I rarely impress. What am I?

    C program run. C program crash. C programmer quit.

    “Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.”

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