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The Colt From the Dark Forest by Anna Belle Loken

Posted by Sherry on 4/17/2017 in 1959, Children's Fiction, General, Norway |

Horse books are not quite as popular these days as they were when I was a child growing up in West Texas. I certainly knew a lot of girls when I was in junior high school who were obsessed with horses and horse stories. They were all planning to become veterinarians or to raise horses […]

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1959: Events and Inventions

Posted by Sherry on 2/7/2012 in 1959, 20th Century History Project, General, History |

January 2, 1959. President Fulgencio Batista of Cuba flees the country to take refuge in the Dominican Republic, as rebels take over the government of Cuba in a coup. The new president of Cuba is Dr. manuel Urrutia, but rebel leader Fidel Castro holds the power in the new government in his position as premier. […]

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100 Movies of Summer: North by Northwest (1959)

Posted by Sherry on 7/14/2010 in -100 Movies 2010, 1959, 20th Century History Project, General, Movies, Projects |

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writer: Ernest Lehman Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, and Martin Landau. Karate Kid says: The movie had a fairly interesting plot, but I didn’t like it that much because it didn’t confuse me. I thought it was predictable. Betsy-Bee says: The movie wasn’t really scary, but it got my […]

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100 Movies of Summer: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Posted by Sherry on 7/8/2010 in -100 Movies 2010, 1959, 20th Century History Project, Movies, Projects |

Director: Otto Preminger Writer: Screenplay adapted by Wendell Mayes from the novel by John D. Voelker Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, Arthur O’Connell, George C. Scott Mom says: The actors in this movie were of particular interest: Jimmy Stewart is always good. The unassuming, but brilliant, country lawyer who outsmarts the […]

Carol Kendall and Else Holmelund Minarik

Posted by Sherry on 9/13/2004 in --September, 1959, 20th Century History Project, Birthdays |

The Gammage Cup was published in 1959. The story of five non-conformist Minnipins who become unlikely heroes probably hit a nerve in the non-conformist sixties, but it’s still a great story. The Periods, stodgy old conservatives with names such as Etc. and Geo., are wonderful parodies of those who are still caught up in the […]

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