RIP Julie Adams
1926 - 2019
Julie co-starred in some major films during the 1950s including: Bend of the River (1952) and The Mississippi Gambler (1953).
However, she is probably best remembered for her starring role in the archetypal '50s monster movie "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954)
@fitheach Petition for a united Ireland created.
However, I need 5 signatures to get it formally published so please share/boost/Like/troll as necessary 🙂
My previous post highlighting the petition wanting Ireland to rejoin the UK reminded me of this graphic.
A map of the world showing all the countries who have achieved their independence from the British Empire.
Note: not one country has *ever* wanted to be a colony again.
This is a tree without a trunk! It's salix arctica, the arctic willow. As far North as you can still find land, you can find these trees creeping across the tundra.
Technically, it's a shrub and not a tree at all, but it's a close relative of the willow trees that grow all across the northern hemisphere.
Regular trees can't grow so far north, because of the lack of moisture and severe cold. Salix arctica manages by creeping along the ground, and it can grow as wide as true trees are tall.
Hattie McDaniel was a singer-songwriter, comedian, TV and film star.
She came to prominence in the film Judge Priest (1934) and cemented her stardom by appearing in Show Boat (1936).
It is probably fair to say her proudest moment was winning a best supporting actress Oscar for the part of Mammy in "Gone with the Wind" (1939).
She died quite young (59) due to breast cancer. Her dying wish to be buried in the Hollywood Cemetery was refused.
Because she was an African American.
The quoted lyrics in the previous post comes from the song "These Are My Mountains". I'm not sure if this is traditional song or written by the Alexander Brothers.
Here is a cracking version of the song by Kevin McKidd (The Speyside Sessions). You'll probably know Kevin better from film & TV like "Rome", "Trainspotting" & "Grey's Anatomy".
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