Baby Huey: Quack-A-Doodle-Doo, a film by Famous Studios, 1950

Baby Huey: Quack a doodle doo, 1950

Baby Huey: Quack-A-Doodle-Doo, 1950

A film by Famous Studios

“Baby Huey is disliked by all the other ducklings because of his large size and super strength. His strength has caused problems in the past, but ends up saving the day when a fox comes around looking for something to eat.” (The Public Domain Movie Database)

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Assignment: Terror (aka Dracula vs. Frankenstein), Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, et al., 1970

Assignment: Terror (aka Dracula vs. Frankenstein), Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, et al., 1970

Assignment: Terror (aka Dracula vs. Frankenstein, 1970

A film by Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmend, Eberhard Meichsner

“Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer earth by praying on man’s superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists (Michael Rennie and Karin Dor) back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various earth monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky, Frankenstein’s monster (both played by Jacinto Molina), the mummy Tao-Tet, and the vampire Count de Meirhoff.” (IMDB)

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Toonerville Picnic, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Toonerville Picnic, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Toonerville Picnic, 1936

An animated short by Burt Gillett

“The doctor prescribes rest and relaxation at the beach for the hot-tempered Mr. Bang, who ends up suffering a crowded trolley, a hiccuping dog, an uncooperative beach chair and a goofy octopus…” (IMDB)

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Sherlock Holmes The Woman in Green, starring Basil Rathbone, 1946

Sherlock Holmes The Woman in Green, 1945

A film by Roy William Neill

“Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.” (IMDB)
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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Face Activities extends a Happy Mother’s Day Greeting to all our members and their mothers, around the world! Millions of us will gather with our families to celebrate the most important person in the world–Mom!

There are as many ways to celebrate the day as there are mothers, of course. Traditionally a nice breakfast, or brunch, is followed by a card, along with a cake, flowers and gifts, and fun activities and outings throughout the day. And for many, religious observances are part of the celebration. There have been many celebrations of mothers and motherhood throughout human history, dating back to the ancient world, but the modern holiday of Mother’s day is a relatively new tradition.

The holiday now has a strong commercial side, but the original founder, Anna Jarvis, strongly rejected the growing commercialization around Mother’s Day that she observed in her lifetime. A peace activist during the American Civil War, she had campaigned for a holiday to honor and celebrate mothers since 1905, following the death of her own mother.

Jarvis celebrated the first Mother’s Day in 1908, as a memorial to her own mother, in West Virginia. Thanks to her efforts, by 1910 West Virginia had adopted the day as a state holiday, and by 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation, setting the date for the national holiday we know today. The holiday eventually went international and is now celebrated all over the world.

As the holiday gained popularity, Jarvis maintained that hand written notes to mothers, rather than store bought greeting cards, expressed the proper holiday sentiment, and she organized protests and boycotts against greeting card companies, called for law suits, and even went as far as protesting a candy convention and a meeting of a War Mother’s group, where she was arrested for disturbing the peace. She was most definitely passionate about the holiday she founded, perhaps to the point of extremism.

Learn more about Mother’s Day (Wikipedia)

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