Scope & Horror: The Entertainers

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The Entertainers

Highlights from the week of July 22-July 29

Director and actor James Whale (b. July 22, 1888). He made Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) among other classics.  Publicity still of James Whale with the model of Frankenstein’s monster, Copyright Universal Studios, 1935Silent film actress Aileen Pringle (b. July 23, 1895). Pringle in 1952, photographed by Carl Van Vechten.

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek (b. July 22, 1940). The handprints of Alex Trebek in front of Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Trebek is contracted to continue hosting Jeopardy through 2020, and he is in the Guinness Book of World Records for most game shows hosted. Golden Girl Estelle Getty (b. July 22, 1923-d.July 25, 2008).  Photo: AFP / GETTY

Growing up, my friend Kristina started a delightful trend of starting any story with “Picture it, Sicily, 1922…”

For today: finish the story. And then turn that story into a Jeopardy question.

Now do that for everything you speak for the rest of the week. People will find it clever and refreshing I promise.

 

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