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1  General Category / All NOT Things Lincoln Assassination / Edwin Booth's Players Club is in Danger... on: April 27, 2012, 09:05:45 PM
http://www.dnainfo.com/20120426/murray-hill-gramercy/gramercy-parks-players-club-crumbling-under-2m-debt

Though I've never aspired to be a member, I don't like seeing places like this go downhill... Especially when it seems like mere mismanagement.

And I want to be able to see the Booth Room someday...
2  General Category / Classifieds/Want-Ads / Re: Period Booth CDVs? on: April 21, 2012, 03:43:07 PM
This is a bit embarrassing to admit, but I once bid on a photograph of a CDV of Edwin. I got a refund, but it was a hassle. I still keep an eye on the eBay listings, but I'd be wary about spending too much money. (Though I've been occasionally lucky.)
3  General Category / All NOT Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Adam Badeau Exhibit on: March 29, 2012, 07:46:58 AM
If you go, would you mind taking some pictures if you're allowed?
4  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Syphyllis on: January 30, 2012, 06:43:42 PM
The Charlie Rose interview with Nora Titone and Doris Kearns Goodwin is available online. Just click on the picture.

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11794


Thanks for the link!

I've heard of the MEN2B theory, but I wish the traits weren't so vague.
5  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Syphyllis on: January 26, 2012, 06:12:14 PM
What's the name of that documentary? I'd like to see it.

I hope someone will eventually publish a book with their letters... There's already one with the letters between William Winter and Edwin.
6  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Syphyllis on: January 25, 2012, 07:35:54 PM
Yes, it certainly wasn't pretty.  I believe Nora Titone covers this in her book "My Thoughts Be Bloody" in reference to Edwin.  Edwin admitted that he was a libertine while in California and that he had contratced "the glorious clap."  His words, not mine.  Titone also hypothesizes that the reason why his first wife died was because he had passed syphallis onto her.  Also that might have been what made his second wife so crazy.

I've never heard of Lincoln having it but I just say that none of these boys were saints and probably not virgins so there is a good chance that any one of them could have had it.  Remember Willie Jett died of it after going insane bc of it.

Aside from Betty's one word (which is really two  Wink ) I recall hearing about a hot rod placed somewhere very unpleasent for the mal population...

I think Titone stated that Edwin had gonorrhea, not syphilis. (Isn't "the clap" gonorrhea's nickname? I'm not really an STD expert, I'm relieved to say!) I believe what truly drove Mary McVicker mad was the loss of her infant son, Edgar, as well as jealousy over the memory of Mary Devlin.

Didn't JWB's actor acquaintance John McCullough die from it?
7  General Category / All NOT Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Being healthy is about to kill me on: January 06, 2012, 10:50:45 AM
It's Starbucks, of course the prices are going up. Wink I still keep going, though! But now I'm missing the gingerbread latte...
8  General Category / Steven G. Miller's "Just For the Record" / Re: Isn't it time for a really good actor to play Wilkes Booth? on: January 06, 2012, 10:49:56 AM
He does look like a rather dashing JWB! Such a shame his part was cut... When I have a lot of time one day, I'll try to watch the Director's Cut.

http://gcaggiano.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/interview-with-film-and-television-actor-chris-conner/

(If you can't tell, I go to Google for everything.)
9  General Category / Steven G. Miller's "Just For the Record" / Re: Isn't it time for a really good actor to play Wilkes Booth? on: January 05, 2012, 12:52:00 PM
This is the only thing I can find:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni12020796/

Still, June 2011 wasn't too far back. And I'd like if it is on HBO... Boardwalk Empire's a fascinating period drama, and I've heard they generally do a lot of researching to make sure it's accurate. The only thing I'd worry about is a dirty scene every few minutes, which is also prevalent in their shows. Don't let me down, Kevin Bacon! You already have an great last name!
10  General Category / All NOT Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Being healthy is about to kill me on: January 05, 2012, 12:26:02 PM
One of my favorites - and if you love garlic, you'll love like this - is leaf spinach sauteed in grape seed oil with a lot of fresh chopped garlic.

That sounds so delicious. I'm going to try it sometime! (One of my resolutions for this year is to "use the microwave less often"!)
11  General Category / Steven G. Miller's "Just For the Record" / Re: Isn't it time for a really good actor to play Wilkes Booth? on: January 05, 2012, 12:21:59 PM
I'm glad it's not just my wishful thinking!

I really wish there could be a film entirely centered around the Booth family someday. Well, I'd actually want a TV show to fit in all the details. But I'm not picky!
12  General Category / Steven G. Miller's "Just For the Record" / Re: Isn't it time for a really good actor to play Wilkes Booth? on: January 05, 2012, 11:17:12 AM
I've been a fan of the movies Thor (which is way better than you'd think, in my humble opinion... It's directed by Kenneth Branagh, who did a movie production of Hamlet in the '90s!). Midnight in Paris, and War Horse recently, and I think one of the actors, Tom Hiddleston, could totally play a Booth.





(I even posted on his Twitter that I wish he could portray Edwin someday. *Blush.*)

13  General Category / All NOT Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: The voice of a Booth on: January 05, 2012, 10:54:38 AM
http://www.archive.org/details/OthelloByEdwinBooth1890

Awful quality, but you get to hear a bit more lines.

If I remember correctly, he made two recordings : This one, and one from Hamlet, which I haven't been able to find online. He made them so his grandkids would be able to hear his voice when they were older.

(Thanks for bringing up this link! I've listened to him way too many times, I like talking about it, haha.)

14  General Category / All NOT Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Being healthy is about to kill me on: January 03, 2012, 10:11:43 PM
I had a really bad diet when I was a kid... Parents didn't have much money, couldn't cook very well, and cheap fast food is horrible for you, etc... And by the time I was thirteen, it was highly recommended that I change my eating style because I was pre-diabetic and had high cholesterol and such. Since then, I've been avoiding white bread, sugar, etc., and I even write down everything I eat. I really wish the unhealthy stuff wasn't so prevalent in our society!

It gets better over time, especially if you try different sorts of vegetables. For example, I hate most raw vegetables, but take me to Ruby Tuesday and I'm super excited about their spaghetti squash and broccoli. Wink It's also a good opportunity to try some foreign cuisine... Maybe not something like Mexican with its heavy emphasis on carbs, but possibly Japanese restaurants (ask for stuff without white rice) Indian, or Thai ones.

It takes a while to stop craving sugary fast food stuff, but now I'm glad I don't like it! I used to mainly eat Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, and was too "afraid" to try a lot of other foods that I now enjoy. I'm by far not the fittest person around still... I'm not running a marathon any time soon, but a lot of my health problems are gone.

I didn't mean to give you my life story, but I just want you to know you can still be optimistic. Smiley

15  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Recap of Spielberg's Lincoln on: December 09, 2011, 08:02:59 PM
I will let you know about my travel plans ASAP, then! Smiley
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