Dec. 3, 1996
Waving at Trains
Today's Reading:"Waving at Trains" by Roger McGough from WAVING AT TRAINS, published by Cape Press.
Tonight in New York City they'll be lighting the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center -- a 90 foot, 9 ton, Norway Spruce, decorated with 26,000 bulbs on five miles of wire.
It's the birthday of French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (BREATHLESS; WEEKEND) born in Paris in 1930.
Opera soprano Maria Callas was born in New York City on this day in 1923.
Ingemar Bergman's cinematographer Sven Nykvist was born on this day in Moheda, Sweden, in 1922.
Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund Freud and a leading advocate of child psychoanalysis, was born on this day in Vienna, 1895.
Novelist Joseph Conrad ("Heart of Darkness") was born on this day in Berdichev, Poland, 1857. He said, "A belief in the supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
American painter Gilbert Charles Stuart, best known for his unfinished portrait of George Washington, was born on this day in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1755.
In 1660 actress Margaret Hughes played the part of Desdamona in THE MOOR OF VENICE at London's Vere Street Theatre; the first time a professional actress ever appeared on the British stage.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®