FILM FANS REJOICE
A museum worker in Buenos Aires, while cleaning out an old storeroom, came across a COMPLETE film copy of Fritz Lang's classic 1927 "Metropolis." Many scenes were cut from the film prior to its release and this is believed to be the best conditioned print ever discovered.
GIVE MONEY A CHANCE
In 1969, 16-year-old Gail Renard journeyed to the Queens Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal in the hopes of meeting her favorite Beatle, John Lennon. It was during the infamous "Bed In For Peace" and Lennon had just scribbled down the lyrics for a new song, "Give Peace A Chance." While at the hotel, Renard met Lennon and asked him for the handwritten lyrics of the song. Lennon obliged her and this week, almost 30 years later, those lyrics were auctioned off at Christies for more then $800,000. Nice work if you can get it!
Actress Evelyn Keyes, best known for playing Suellen O' Hara in "Gone With The Wind," died this past week at the age of 91. Cause of death was given as uterine cancer. Among her other popular films: "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" and "The Jolson Story." In her 1977 autobiography, "Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister," she recounted her four marriages,including husbands King Vidor, John Huston and Artie Shaw.
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