Four Academy Awards, plus sixteen nominations. More than 1,500 published songs. Johnny Mercer founded a record company and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Sometimes singer, sometimes composer, always wordsmith. He had a way with making the simple things sound fantastical and making unlikely phrases roll of the tongue. His smooth Southern drawl and his ability to capture a phrase made him one of the most sought-after songwriters in Hollywood.
As a small child, I would beg to stay up Sunday nights to watch Murder, She Wrote. I can remember being about seven and actually solving one of the crimes before mystery writer/amateur detective Jessica Fletcher revealed the answer (the bad guy had a red carnation in his buttonhole while everyone else had a white one). It wasn’t until I was much older that I learned about Dame Angela Lansbury’s extensive career far beyond the shores of Cabot Cove.
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard : [briefing all the sheriffs, deputies, police officers, and law enforcement officials surrounding him] “All right, listen up, ladies and gentlemen, our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground, barring injuries, is 4 miles per hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghou...
The immortal characters of Nick and Nora Charles first met in the backseat of a car. William Powell and Myrna Loy were on set for Manhattan Melodrama, a gangster flick with heart. The director hadn’t had a chance to introduce the two before cameras started rolling.
If Savannah is good at one thing, it’s finding a way to raise a glass while raising some money. The third annual Hops of Habitat will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Coastal Empire Beer Co.. For the price of admission, guests receive three Coastal Empire beer tickets, unlimited Big Bon pizza and all-you-can-handle entertainment from local band Soap.
All the funds raised support Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.
How do you obtain information about someone who has no fixed address? Someone who doesn’t get mail delivery or have reliable access to the internet? Obtaining an accurate count of the homeless/unsheltered population in Savannah is going to be one of the central challenges for our community in the upcoming 2020 Census.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is loved around the world. With “Unmarriageable,” author Soniah Kamal brings Austen’s beloved classic “Pride and Prejudice” to modern Pakistan. The five Binat sisters are courted by Bungles, Wickhaam and Darsee as they navigate the narrow path of social expectations and personal ambitions.
The Shaggy Dog, released in theaters in 1959, was Disney Studios first live-action comedy. It was a departure from their popular animated films. The gambit paid off – it was a huge hit and it launched a slew of wholesome, funny, adventuresome movies from the studio. These goofball comedies, light-hearted family fare, and suspenseful mysteries became the cornerstone for Disney and raised a generation of young viewers. Make some popcorn, get a blanket, and revisit these childhood classics.
The moon. Its influence is unavoidable. For thousands of years, its cycle marked the passage of time for our ancestors. Its gravity pulls the tides from 234,000 miles away. It’s on coats of arms, influenced kings, marked planting seasons, and governed zodiacs. It even inspired the term “lunacy.” Fifty years ago, humans finally touched down on the silvery, glowing orb that inspired thousands of poets, musicians, lovers, painters, and wanderers.
When Audrey Hepburn made it to the set of Roman Holiday (1953), her first major screen role, Gregory Peck told the studio to put her name above the title, alongside his own, because he knew she was going to be a star. Audiences were immediately taken by her, but for someone who made grace and charm seem effortless, there was a deeper, darker side.
Many cities, Savannah included, claim to be America’s most haunted.
It’s probably not a title that can ever be proved, but The Haunting experience is aiming to get some more examples on the books, according to organizer Caitlin Gray. A limited number of guests can attend a guided experience through the largely unused spaces at Moon River Brewing in downtown Savannah.
Long before it was a popular restaurant and brewery, the building was the City Hotel....
By Meaghan Walsh Gerard / For Do Savannah
This Sunday afternoon, a group of talented local writers will share their latest work in the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home parlor. The collective meets regularly at the home on East Charlton Street to hash out a scene or phrase in their own writing projects and get input from others.
Baseball commissioner, philosopher and literature professor A. Bartlett Giamatti (yes, he was Paul’s father) wrote: “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.