Daily Archives: December 18, 2009
Traitor Joe as a Sock Puppet? Nahhh… they have too much intelligence to be Lieberman. Don’t they?
Now: here’s a really short treat… Zappa’s commercial for Portland General Electric:
Hadn’t seen that one before. Now here’s another rare one… Dio Fa, which was originally an (unproduced) opera Frank was working on and which turned up posthumously in “Civilization Phase III” in 1994. The greatness of Zappa as a composer becomes clearer all the time:
Not many people think about Jennifer Jones today… although in the 50s she was a big deal. I remember first seeing her with Gregory Peck in “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit”, and, of course, she is probably best known for the lead in “The Song of Bernadette.”
She made 27 films, was married three or four times and had an up and down career, finally getting out of acting when she married Norton Simon, founder of the Norton Simon Museum where she was an emeritus board member.
The Washington Post as a nice obit on her HERE.