Jane Russell, pin-up girl and Hollywood heartthrob, sadly passed away on Monday evening in her home. Signed to a seven-year contract by billionaire Howard Hughes, Jane Russell appeared in movies with Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. She details much of her life in her autobiography, Jane Russell: My Path & My Detours.
Did you hear about the babies' arrival? Do you remember spring at the zoo when you were young?
I have fond memories of visiting the Denver Zoo as a child and seeing all the spring babies. On January 18 & February 10, the Zoo welcomed palm cockatoo babies. As the weather warms and days lengthen more babies will arrive. We at the library can help satisfy the curious mind both young and older. We have books and DVDs about animals.
What are your top 10 films for Black History Month? In addition to films such as Ray and Ali, many excellent biographical films have been made about influential and extraordinary African Americans. Check out these films, presented in alphabetical order.
The event known as The Miracle on Ice occurred on February 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, New York. The United States Hockey Team defeated the Soviet Union Hockey Team by a score of 4 to 3, widely considered to be the biggest upset in sports history. This win did not secure the gold medal for the team, however, it was earned after defeating the team from Finland.
The Disney film, Miracle, starring Kurt Russell as Coach Brooks, portrayed this historic event to a new generation of sports fans. Paying excellent attention to historical details, the film not only delves into the minds and motivations of the players, but the national fervor that they were embodying.
What are your top ten films for Black History Month? After consulting numerous lists and sources, I have compiled a selection, in alphabetical order, of dramatic films for your viewing pleasure featuring strong African-Americans battling inequalities. Stay tuned for more lists featuring the Top Ten Biographical Films and the Top Ten Documentaries for Black History Month.