Category: Romance

Alice Taglioni in Paris-Manhattan

Paris-Manhattan

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 May   Peter Minuit buys Manhattan, 1626 On this day in 1626, the German-born Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan off native Americans for 60 guilders (somewhere around $1,000 at 2013 prices). He

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Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige

Submarine

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 May   USS Scorpion submarine sinks, 1968 On this day in 1968, a nuclear submarine called the USS Scorpion was lost at sea in mysterious circumstances with 99 crewmen on board. Scorpion had been

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 May   First same-sex marriage in US, 2004 On this day in 2004, Bostonians Tom Weikle, 53, and Joe Rogers, 55, became the first same sex couple to marry in the United States. They

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Bérénice Bejo and Malcolm McDowell in The Artist

The Artist

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 May   First Academy Awards, 1920 On this day in 1929, the first Academy Awards presentations were made, at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Louis B Meyer

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Ian Holm as Napoléon Bonaparte

The Emperor’s New Clothes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 May   Napoleon dies, 1821 On this day in 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte died, on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. He had been taken there by the British after defeat at

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Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan in the Triplets sequence

The Band Wagon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 May   Betty Comden born, 1917 On this day in 1917, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter Betty Comden was born, as Basya Cohen, in Brooklyn, New York. After finishing high school she studied drama at

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Eva Green and Ewan McGregor in Perfect Sense

Perfect Sense

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 May   England and Scotland become the United Kingdom, 1707 On this day in 1707, the countries of England and Scotland officially became united in “one kingdom by the name of Great Britain” (according

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Yuri Mgoyan in Ashik Kerib

Ashik Kerib

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 April   Tariq ibn-Ziyad invades Iberian peninsula, 711AD On this day in 711AD, the Muslim general Tariq ibn-Ziyad launched an attack on Spain – which was then operating under its Roman name of Hispania.

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Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 April   Anita Loos born, 1889 On this day in 1889, or possibly 1888, Corinne Anita Loos was born. Always cagey about her true age, Anita became best known for her comic novel Gentlemen

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Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 April   Petrarch first sees Laura, 1327 On this day in 1327, one of the most celebrated romantic sightings in literature happened, when Francesco Petrarca, the scholar, poet and former priest often credited with

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