Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Testimony: Lewis Barnavelt: Friend for Life

by Jay Cook (2003)
(Originally published at the compleatbellairs.com)

When I was in elementary school in rural Indiana, I spent a rainy Saturday afternoon watching cartoons and drawing while eating my way through a plate of cookies. Soon Vincent Price's mug appeared and began narrating a series of short films based on scary children's books. I continued to draw and munch on cookies, and occasionally looked up at the rather poor acting and special effects being shown on the television.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Dirda On Bellairs

The following excerpts from Michael Dirda in the Washington Post were passed along to us recently. He has a few facts mixed up - and weren't not at all clear on the second half when Bellairs chimes - but it's nice to see the attention:

Thursday, September 18, 2003

2003 Living History Portrayal Walk

Oakridge Cemetery is once again host to A Living History Portrayal on Saturday, October 11. This is a guided, walking tour of Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall, during which actors portray significant persons from the past at each of those individuals' grave sites. The actors, impersonating each individual, will provide factual information about each personage, but in the tradition of the theater - the Marshall Civic Players is one of the sponsors along with the Marshall Historical Society - the evening will be high drama!

We tried sending Walter to this last year to summon up spirits from a Greek-lettered mausoleum. This year he plans to dress up in a cloak with a hood over his face and silently follow the crowd around when they aren't looking at him. Whatever.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

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