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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The approaching hoofbeats of Robin of Locksley -that's Robin Hood to you

The original 1938 Robin Hood film,
The Adventures of Robin Hood,
starring
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland,
Claude Raines and Basil Rathbone,
remain one of my all-time favorite films,
one I've seen and enjoyed at least thirty
separate times.



The thing to consider when you see this film
is that
although Olivia de Havilland was
only 25 years-old when she filmed this,
and three
years younger than Vivian Leigh
with
whom she starred in Gone With the Wind
the following year, yet she was cast to play
Melanie, Scarlett's older sister, and was superb.

She is the only star of either film that's
still alive, and remains movie royalty.




Of the upcoming remake of the gritty swashbuckler,
due out in May, we now finally have a film trailer
to analyze
for great portent.

Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett,
William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Max von Sydow
and Oscar Isaac,
directed by Ridley Scott.
Opening May 14, 2010.




For film synopsis and images see:
http://www.robinhoodthemovie.com

For a historical perspective, see
Robin Hood and his Historical Context
By Dr Mike Ibeji
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/robin_01.shtml

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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