3/5 Owls to The Selection & my book talk on The Elite! @kieracass
Obit of the Day; “The Baroness”
Eleanor Parker’s film career began in 1941 when she was not yet 20. Over the next fifty years she would appear in myriad films and television shows and would earn three Oscar nods and Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work. In 1980, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But for millions of fans she will be forever known as “Baroness Elsa Schraeder” the fiancé of Captain Georg Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) who is eventually replaced by the young nursemaid, Maria (Julie Andrews) in the 1962 musical The Sound of Music.
A decade earlier, Ms. Parker was one of the premiere actresses in Hollywood. She earned three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performances in Caged (1950, the Oscar was awarded to Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday), Detective Story (1951, Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire), and Interrupted Melody (1955, Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo).
Discovered while sitting in the audience of the Pasadena Playhouse at the age of 18, Ms. Parker’s first film appearance was delayed after her scenes in They Died With Their Boots On (1941) ended up on the cutting room floor. But she would appear in dozens of films and shows, until her retirement in 1991. Along the way she earned an Emmy nomination for best actress in a single performance for an episode of the 1963 show The Eleventh Hour and a Golden Globe nod for her performance as Sylvia Caldwell in the short-lived show Bracken’s World (1969-1970).
Eleanor Parker died on December 9, 2013 at the age of 91.
Sources: Variety and IMDB.com
(Image of Ms. Parker in a wardrobe photo for Sound of Music, circa 1961 is copyright 20th Century Fox and courtesy of webring.org)
Happy Dewey Decimal Day!
December 10, 1851 is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.
Mildred C. Crabtree, a civilian librarian, selects books in the library for distribution to the wards at Kenner Army Hospital, 07/07/1976
I’ve been seeing rain animations around and I really wanted to draw one, too uvu
This sexy sexy man is Vaslav Nijinsky, known as the best ballet dancer in the history of ballet. And the sexiest.
what is the boy falling out of
Hahaha no, it’s not a parade but that would be awesome
Hahahaha that’s awesome, Sam!
are you taking your books for a walk
what is happening
i need to know
^ yeah, what’s going on??? is there a parade for bookworms to showcase their mini libraries -omg, should I go pack my books too!?
It’s YALLFest, which is a super amazing book festival. There are a ton of authors signing so I needed something to lug around my books all day.
LOOOOOOOL a book parade would be really awesome though
New Catching Fire still!