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by moira finnie
November 22nd, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Replies: 33
Views: 3697

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 2017 Edition!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I am so grateful for my family, the bright & kind individuals in this group, classic film & this strangely beautiful world that we all cling to, despite everything. Cheers!
by moira finnie
November 5th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Lynn Zook on Vegas 1956-1973 on Nov. 4 & 5
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Lynn, one aspect of Las Vegas history that you address in the book that makes 21st century readers a bit uncomfortable is the now almost comical sounding rampant sexism that existed there. Still, your narrative describes some remarkable women, among them, your mother, casino executive Judy Bayley, a...
by moira finnie
November 5th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Lynn Zook on Vegas 1956-1973 on Nov. 4 & 5
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Lynn, this a little off-topic, but reading your e-books is an impressive multimedia experience blending words, images and video beautifully. Do you think this kind of creative work will become more common, particularly in books chronicling the entertainment business? Did you conduct many of the inte...
by moira finnie
November 4th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Lynn Zook on Vegas 1956-1973 on Nov. 4 & 5
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Thanks for the detailed responses, Lynn. I love the pictures and videos too, and got a kick out of the image of the pineapple top fountain from The Tropicana. Of the many movies that used Las Vegas as a setting, from about the time of Roy Rogers' Heldorado (1946) to The Hangover Part III (2013), are...
by moira finnie
November 4th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Lynn Zook on Vegas 1956-1973 on Nov. 4 & 5
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Good morning to all & welcome to our virtual tour of the desert city, Las Vegas between the years of 1956-1973 as chronicled by Lynn Zook in her new book. Lynn writes a more personal history in this volume as she focuses on the flesh and blood people, the innovative design, and the upheavals tha...
by moira finnie
November 3rd, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 74079

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

So glad you are running with the pack again, Bronxie!
by moira finnie
November 3rd, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Lynn Zook on Vegas 1956-1973 on Nov. 4 & 5
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 377

The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination ...
by moira finnie
November 3rd, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Upcoming Visitors To the Silver Screen Oasis
Topic: Return to Vegas History with Lynn Zook Q & A on 11-4 & 1-5
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Return to Vegas History with Lynn Zook Q & A on 11-4 & 1-5

The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination ...
by moira finnie
October 27th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 74079

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Ro! So nice seeing you visiting. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, but you are going above and beyond. I hear that the TCM forum is undergoing an upgrade. I hope that means we might all be able to meet at both spots again!
by moira finnie
October 16th, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 74079

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Happy birthday, Chris! Thanks for letting us know you online. Hope your year in this lifetime is full and sweet.
by moira finnie
October 15th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: CANDIDS II
Replies: 3471
Views: 211228

Re: CANDIDS II

Thanks, Joe. I think everyone is thinking of you & we appreciate your letting us know how you are.
by moira finnie
October 2nd, 2017, 7:51 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Joseph Calleia on fb
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Joseph Calleia on fb

Thank you for this invitation. Several of our members regard Joseph Calleia as one of the best character actors of the studio era. I hope to learn more about him too.
by moira finnie
October 2nd, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: CANDIDS II
Replies: 3471
Views: 211228

Re: CANDIDS II

Thanks for letting us know how you are faring lately. I am sure you will continue to share your beautiful and revelatory posts as long as possible but anytime you need any help posting, just let me know. You are such a great part of the online world of classic film fans. We love you, Joe!
by moira finnie
September 28th, 2017, 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 74079

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Ro, please forgive my tardiness, but I hope your birthday (and the coming year of your life) brims over with the kind of joy, good humor and good films you have always shared with us! Happy Birthday!
by moira finnie
September 11th, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 74079

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Dear Knitwit--Hope your birthday finds you with your feet up and a smile on your face. Thanks for your delightful presence!

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