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 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Hoppy Noo Yeer, Ron II Department:

 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Hoppy Noo Yeer, Ron II Department:

neotrinity: This slipped past me!!! Thanks! I may have taken one of those pictures -- the one with Sloan looking to the left, hand on head, with the bananas around her waist. She's used some of my pics for later publicity for her great one-woman show as Josephine. Can't believe I overlooked this!!!!!! (I just sent her a copy of this and asked her to try to find this site!!!)

 Posted:   Jun 12, 2014 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)


I sent your posting to my friend Sloan Robinson, and she was simply THRILLED!!! Thank you soooooooooooo much!

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

smile "You're more'n welcome" wink

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)


 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Ruby Royal - Part II Department:

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Love the shots of Ruby! Loved her! (My own mother, who is 92 and in failing health, is also named Ruby.)

Follow-Up: Earlier today (Sunday), while channel surfing, I spotted the unmistakeable Ms. Dee, and the camera pulled back for us to see Ossie Davis. It was Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing." I didn't watch much of it this time, but it was great to see both of 'em! We'll always have them!

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

smile smile

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)


 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

It always bemuses us no end most everyone can conjure up the name of every nubile whose ever flitted across small or big screens (and call themselves 'movie lovers') but can rarely recognize, let alone name and forget about have been exposed to endless actresses of color whose allure and accomplishment goes far beyond their terminally-arrested adolescent hormones. Such was Lee Chamberlin, who died of cancer this past May.

We first became aware of her when she starred in Penn State's 1970 spring production of "Medea", where her fiery intensity

and tangible intelligence rescued an otherwise underwhelming production.

Her established credits on stage echoed on teevee opposite Morgan Freeman's Easy Reader

along with Bill Cosby, who she later rejoined beaming aboard his mid-70s

with El Sid.

She also, among many other credits, played Cordelia opposite
James Earl Jones' "Lear".

No, you won't see her replicated endlessly as an object

but she will be remembered for her artistry ...

 Posted:   Aug 5, 2017 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

This thread was long overdue for an update, so until Gordo returns his attention to it, this excerpt from Ean Wood's biography on Josephine Baker will have to suffice:

Josephine Baker, Vienna 1928- Josephine takes a working sabbatical away from Paris to reinvent herslf on a tour of Austria.

 Posted:   Aug 5, 2017 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I fixed the Barbara McNair spotlight (from her MI episode) from earlier in this thread (as part of my broader fixing of threads I had Photobucket images in).

 Posted:   Aug 5, 2017 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Much Matrix Obliged, Phelpsie & HooRaq Department:

As we do mean to conclude this royal retrospective with a coupla final entries shortly as your

friendly neighborhood (if generally reviled razz razz razz) neo moves into his brilliantly-belated final phase of professionally-personal, um, “Revolutions” wink

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