Category 20th century films

Five days ago, in December 1901 in a Berlin suburb, a girl named Marie was born

It was on Friday 27th December 1901 in Schoneberg, a suburb of Berlin, that one Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born – the product of a privileged and conservative family, and a fact that she seemingly failed to acknowledge throughout her life. One indication of this starts early as her name ‘changes. It is now Marlene […]

A memory of Groucho Marx

It was on Friday 19th August 1977 that Groucho Marx passed away.  I would have loved to have seen him and/or heard him in real life but that was not to be.  He – and his brothers – remain a source of great fun.  For incidence here are three ‘comments’ that still make me laugh: […]