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Summer Nights

Dear Friends,

Today we are sending you information to while away your summer.
Every night we turn the television channel to Turner Classic Movies, and each night there is always a wonderful old movie to watch.

So far this summer we have watched over 60 movies, including the wonderful classics such as:

It Happened One Night
Three Coins in the Fountain
Jezebel
Holiday Inn
A Room With a View
Some Like It Hot
Laura
Two For The Road
The Blue Angel
Funny Face
The Dirty Dozen
Follow The Fleet
Cabaret
Chorus Line
The Scarlet Pimpernel
All The King’s Men
For Me and My Gal
Gaslight

And such great stars as:
Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, John Cassavetes, Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, Eva Gabor, Tyrone Power, and Ian McKellen—to name a few!

In this day and age where nothing good seems to be on (and almost never any good news), it’s always nice to know that you can find a great classic movie right on your television set to pass the evening!

Best,
Philip & Marilyn

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Where Theatre Can Flourish

Theatre can flourish everywhere: at sea, in a desert, or under an apple tree—wherever imagination flourishes.  —Margo Jones

Lately we have reading about a theatre on the Lower East Side of New York called Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company. We love this idea and feel it is important because it represents a great truth about theatre—theatre can be anywhere!

And it also brings to mind a great proponent of this theatre: Margo Jones.

Margo was a very successful Broadway director.  She co-directed the original Broadway production of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie.  She also directed the first Broadway production of Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke and Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Lorraine.  At that point she was able to create her dream of running a reparatory theatre in Dallas called Theatre 47.

This was America’s first modern non-profit professional resident theatre—and one of Margo’s greatest visions!  She set the stage for off-Broadway productions to flourish, be it under an apple tree or in a parking lot!

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