06 August 2022

Lucille Ball

 Spectacled Birthday

Lucille Ball fearlessly personally bankrolled the show when no one else would, on the condition that women and diverse actors be portrayed as scientists, doctors, and officers, thus giving the world Lieutenant Uhura, a linguistics and cryptography specialist.

05 August 2022

Robert Taylor


Actor, singer Robert Taylor (Spangler Arlington Brugh) b.5 August 1911 in Nebraska. Died 1969 aged 57. Johnny Eager, Undercurrent, High Wall, The Bribe, Conspirator, Rogue Cop, Party Girl etc. So many great films across so many film genre.

03 August 2022

La Otra

 Spectacled Birthday

La Otra (1946, Mexico) a tasty psychological MexiNoir starring the radiant Dolores Del Rio as twin sisters, one recently widowed and a $5M beneficiary and the other is a spectacled spinster struggling to survive who decides to replace her now rich sister. Things do not go smoothly.