LA Times Crossword Answers 28 Jun 16, Tuesday




LA Times Crossword Solution 28 Jun 16 - 125%







Constructed by: Jeffrey Wechsler & Jason M. Chapnick

Edited by: Rich Norris

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Theme: Mel Brooks

In honor of his 90th birthday, today’s themed answers are titles of movies made by Mel Brooks. Happy birthday, Mr. Brooks!

  • 35D…Born 6/28/1926, director of the answers to starred clues..MEL BROOKS
  • 17A…*1977 Hitchcock parody..HIGH ANXIETY
  • 60A…*1976 parody of pre-talkies..SILENT MOVIE
  • 3D…*With “The,” 1968 parody of dishonest Broadway financiers..PRODUCERS
  • 23D…*With 25-Down, 1974 Western parody..BLAZING …
    25D…See 23-Down.. …SADDLES

Bill’s time: 7m 02s

Bill’s errors: 0




Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies

Across

1…Official on a baseline..UMP

Back in the 15th century, “an umpire” was referred to as “a noumpere”, which was misheard and hence causing the dropping of the initial letter N. The term “noumpere” came for Old French “nonper” meaning “not even, odd number”. The idea was that the original umpire was a third person called on to arbitrate between two, providing that “odd number” needed to decide the dispute.

4…”Cheers” mixologist..WOODY

Woody Boyd is the lovable and naive bartender on several seasons of the sitcom “Cheers”. Woody is portrayed by Woody Harrelson. The Woody character replaced the bartender called Coach, when actor Nicholas Colasanto passed away.

9…Warehouse club with 652 locations..SAM’S

Sam’s Club is owned and operated by Walmart and is named after the company’s founder, Sam Walton.

13…”Cheers” location..BAR

The wonderful sitcom “Cheers” ran for eleven seasons on NBC, from 1982 to 1993. “Cheers” spawned an equally successful spin-off show called “Frasier”, which also ran for eleven seasons and often featured guest appearances of characters from the original “Cheers”. The Cheers bar was styled on the Bull & Finch Pub in Boston (in which I’ve had a pint of Guinness two!). The owner of the Bill & Finch cleverly agreed to the initial interior and exterior shots, charging only one dollar. Since then he has made millions from selling “Cheers” memorabilia, and also from increased trade.

17…*1977 Hitchcock parody..HIGH ANXIETY

“High Anxiety” is a Mel Brooks film released in 1977 that parodies suspense films, particularly Alfred Hitchcock’s “Spellbound”, “Vertigo” and “The Birds”. In fact, Hitchcock actually helped Brooks with the movie’s screenplay. He also sent Brooks a case of wine after viewing the film with a note that read “A small token of my pleasure, have no anxiety about this.”

21…Smooth transitions..SEGUES

A “segue” is a transition from one topic to the next. “Segue” is an Italian word that literally means “now follows”. It was first used in musical scores directing the performer to play into the next movement without a break.

22…Laptop port letters..USB

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard dealing with how computers and electronic devices connect and communicate, and deal with electrical power through those connections.

23…Air gun shot..BBS

A BB gun is an air pistol or rifle that shoots birdshot known as BBs. Birdshot comes in a number of different sizes, from size 9 (0.080″ in diameter) to size FF (.23″). 0.180″ diameter birdshot is size BB, which gives the airgun its name.

27…Muslim holy city..MECCA

Mecca is in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia and is the holiest city in Islam. Every year several million Muslims perform the Hajj, a holy pilgrimage to Mecca.

32…Tanzania neighbor..RWANDA

Rwanda is a sovereign nation in central Africa that is populated by three groups: the Hutu, Tutsi (aka “Watutsi”) and Twa. The Tutsi are the second largest population of people in Rwanda, with the Hutu being the largest group. The bloody conflict that has existed between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples dates back to about 1880 when Catholic missionaries arrived in the region. The missionaries found that they had more success converting the Hutus than the Tutsi, and when the Germans occupied the area during WWI they confiscated Tutsi land and gave it to Hutu tribes in order to reward religious conversion. This injustice fuels fighting to this very day.

When the African countries of Zanzibar and Tanganyika merged in 1964, the resulting state was named the United Republic of Tanzania, with “Tanzania” being a portmanteau of “Zanzibar” and “Tanganyika”.

41…Ambient music pioneer Brian..ENO

Brian Eno was one of the pioneers of the “ambient” genre of music. Eno composed an album in 1978 called “Ambient 1: Music for Airports”, the first in a series of four albums with an ambient theme. Eno named the tracks somewhat inventively: 1/1, 1/2, 2/1 and 2/2.

42…Suburb of Phoenix..MESA

The city of Mesa, Arizona is in effect a suburb of Phoenix. The original settlement of non-Native Americans was founded by Daniel Webster Jones who led a Mormon group from St. George, Utah. The settlement was first called Jonesville, then Fort Utah and eventually Lehi. A second group of Mormons arrived and formed a settlement on top of a nearby mesa. It was this use of a mesa that eventually gave the city its current name.

44…Remington 700s, e.g…RIFLES

Remington Arms Company was founded way back, in 1816. That makes Remington the oldest continuously operating manufacturer of any product here in North America.

45…British “Inc.”..LTD

In Britain and Ireland the most common type of business (my perception anyway) is one that has private shareholders whose liability is limited to the value of their investment. Such a company is known as a private limited company, and has the letters “Ltd” after the name. If the shares are publicly traded, then the company is a public limited company, and has the letters “plc” after the name.

A company that has incorporated uses the abbreviation “Inc.” after its name. By incorporating, a company forms a corporation, which is a legal entity that has legal rights similar to those of an individual. For example, a corporation can sue another corporation or individual. However, a corporation does not have all the rights of citizens. A corporation does not have the Fifth Amendment right of protections against self-incrimination, for example. It is perhaps understandable that the concept of “corporations as persons” is a frequent subject for debate.

46…Journalist Chung..CONNIE

Connie Chung has been a news anchor and reporter for many of the television networks over the years. Chung is married to talk show host Maury Povich.

48…Boxcar stowaways..HOBOS

No one seems to know for sure how the term “hobo” originated, although there are lots of colorful theories. My favorite is that “hobo” comes from the first letters in the words “ho-meward bo-und”, but it doesn’t seem very plausible. A kind blog reader tells me that according to Click and Clack from PBS’s “Car Talk” (a great source!), “hobo” comes from “hoe boy”. Hoe boys were young men with hoes looking for work after the Civil War. Hobos differed from “tramps” and “bums”, in that “bums” refused to work, “tramps” worked when they had to, while “hobos” traveled in search of work.

A “boxcar” is a basic railroad car used to carry freight. It’s the car shaped like a big box, with large doors at each side.

53…Fast sports cars..GTS

GT stands for “Grand Touring” (English) or “Gran Turismo” (Italian).

54…Incoming flight info: Abbr…ARR

Arrival (arr.)

55…Hams it up..EMOTES

The word “ham”, describing a performer who overacts, is apparently a shortened form of “hamfatter” and dates back to the late 1800s. “Hamfatter” comes from a song in old minstrel shows called “The Ham-Fat Man”. It seems that a poorly performing actor was deemed to have the “acting” qualities of a minstrel made up in blackface.

57…Green Giant’s “Little Green” buddy..SPROUT

The Jolly Green Giant was introduced by Minnesota Valley Canning in 1925 to help sell the company’s peas. He was named after one of the varieties of pea that the company sold, the “Green Giant”. The Jolly Green Giant first appeared in a television commercial in 1953, walking through a valley with young boys running around at his feet. That first commercial proved to be so scary for younger viewers that it was immediately pulled off the air. In 1972, the Jolly Green Giant was given an apprentice called the Little Green Sprout.

60…*1976 parody of pre-talkies..SILENT MOVIE

The 1976 Mel Brooks film “Silent Movie” is a parody of the films of the silent era. There is only one word spoken in the whole film, and that’s “non” (French for “no”), which is uttered by celebrated French mime artist “Marcel Marceau”.

65…Slanted type: Abbr…ITAL

Italic type leans to the right. The style is known as “italic” because the stylized calligraphic form of writing originated in Italy, probably in the Vatican.

67…Kipling’s young spy..KIM

“Kim” is a novel by Rudyard Kipling that was first published in serial form, from 1900 to 1901. The title character is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier who lives like a vagabond in India during the days of the British Raj. The boy grows up to become a spy working for the British.

68…The Big Apple, in addresses..NY, NY

Apparently the first published use of the term “Big Apple” to describe New York City dates back to 1909. Edward Martin wrote the following in his book “The Wayfarer in New York”:

Kansas is apt to see in New York a greedy city. . . . It inclines to think that the big apple gets a disproportionate share of the national sap.

Over ten years later, the term “big apple” was used as a nickname for racetracks in and around New York City. However, the concerted effort to “brand” the city as the Big Apple had to wait until the seventies and was the work of the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau.

70…Gas additive brand..STP

STP is a brand name for automotive lubricants and additives. The name STP comes from “Scientifically Treated Petroleum”.

Down

1…Transportation network app..UBER

Uber is a ridesharing service that was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco. The service is somewhat controversial and has been described as an illegal taxicab operation. Central to Uber’s service is the company’s mobile app, which can use the client’s GPS location to help find the nearest available ride. Uber’s main competitor is Lyft. Personally, I love the service and have only had good experiences …

2…Ancient sorcerer..MAGE

Mage is an archaic word for a magician.

3…*With “The,” 1968 parody of dishonest Broadway financiers..PRODUCERS

“The Producers” is a 1968 satirical movie written and directed by Mel Brooks, the first film he ever directed. Brooks adapted the movie into a hugely successful Broadway musical that won a record 12 Tony Awards. The original leads in the stage show were, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, who then appeared in a 2005 movie adaptation of the musical version of the original film!

5…Email suffix..ORG

The .org domain was one of the six original generic top-level domains specified. The complete original list is:

  • .com (commercial enterprise)
  • .net (entity involved in network infrastructure e.g. an ISP)
  • .mil (US military)
  • .org (not-for-profit organization)
  • .gov (US federal government entity)
  • .edu (college-level educational institution)

7…Paternity suit evidence, briefly..DNA

I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that the DNA of living things is so very similar across different species. Human DNA is almost exactly the same for every individual (to the degree of 99.9%). However, those small differences are sufficient to distinguish one individual from another, and to determine whether or not individuals are close family relations.

8…Longings..YENS

The word “yen”, meaning “urge”, has been around in English since the very early 1900s. It comes from the earlier word “yin” imported from Chinese, which was used in English to describe an intense craving for opium!

9…Cask outlets..SPIGOTS

Back in the 15th century, a spigot was specifically a plug to stop a hole in a cask. Somewhere along the way, a spigot had a valve added for variable control of flow.

10…Alaskan native..ALEUT

The Aleuts live on the Aleutian Islands of the North Pacific, and on the Commander Islands at the western end of the same island chain. The Aleutian Islands are part of the United States, and the Commander Islands are in Russia.

11…Allots, with “out”..METES

To “mete out” is to distribute by allotments. The verb comes from the Old English word “metan” meaning “to measure”, which is also believed to be the root of our word “meter”.

14…Shakespearean nickname..THE BARD

William Shakespeare is known as the Bard of Avon as he was born and raised in the lovely town of Stratford-upon-Avon in the English midlands.

18…TV princess played by Lucy Lawless..XENA

The Xena character, played by New Zealander Lucy Lawless, was introduced in a made-for-TV movie called “Hercules and the Amazon Women”. Lawless reprised the role in a series called “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”. Xena became so popular that a series was built around her character, with Lawless retained for the title role. The fictional Xena supposedly came from the “non-fictional” Greek city of Amphipolis.

23…*With 25-Down, 1974 Western parody..BLAZING …

25…See 23-Down….. SADDLES

“Blazing Saddles” is a 1974 Mel Brooks movie that has become a modern-day classic. I really only enjoy one Mel Brooks film, and “Blazing Saddles” isn’t it. Just in case you’re interested, I very much enjoy “Young Frankenstein” …

28…Buffalo’s county and lake..ERIE

Buffalo is the second most-populous city in the state of New York. The city takes its name from Buffalo Creek that runs through the metropolis (although the waterway is called Buffalo River within the city). The source of the name Buffalo Creek is the subject of much speculation, but one thing is clear, there were never any bison in the area.

35…Born 6/28/1926, director of the answers to starred clues..MEL BROOKS

Mel Brooks’ real name is Melvin Kaminsky. Brooks is one of very few entertainers (there are only ten) who has won the “Showbiz Award Grand Slam” i.e. an Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy. He is in good company, as the list also includes the likes of Richard Rogers, Sir John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch and Audrey Hepburn.

36…Golden rule word..UNTO

The Golden Rule is also known as the ethic of reciprocity, and is a basis for the concept of human rights. A version of the rule used in the Christian tradition is attributed to Jesus: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

37…Saturn and Mars..GODS

Saturn was a Roman deity, the god of agriculture and harvest. Both the planet Saturn and the day of the week Saturday are named after Saturn the god.

Mars was the god of war in Ancient Rome. Mars was viewed as the father of the Roman people, and the father of Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers who founded Rome according to Roman mythology..

49…Hockey great Bobby..ORR

Bobby Orr is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. By the time he retired in 1978 he had undergone over a dozen knee surgeries. At 31 years of age, he concluded that he just couldn’t skate anymore. Reportedly, he was even having trouble walking.

50…Pine secretion..RESIN

Bobby Orr is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. By the time he retired in 1978 he had undergone over a dozen knee surgeries. At 31 years of age, he concluded that he just couldn’t skate anymore. Reportedly, he was even having trouble walking …

51…Island in “Jaws”..AMITY

“Jaws” is a thrilling 1975 movie directed by Steven Spielberg that is based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. The film has a powerful cast, led by Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. “Jaws” was perhaps the first “summer blockbuster” with the highest box office take in history, a record that stood until “Star Wars” was released two years later.

52…Strikeout king Ryan..NOLAN

Nolan Ryan is famous for having more career strikeouts that any other baseball pitcher. However, he also holds the record for the most career walks and wild pitches. Another record that Ryan holds is the most no-hitters, a total of seven over his career.

59…Weather Channel stat..TEMP

The Weather Channel opened for business in 1982 and has been broadcasting weather forecasts and weather-related news stories 24 hours a day since then.

61…Juilliard deg…MFA

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Juilliard School, now located in the Lincoln Center in New York City, was founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art. The school was named in honor of Augustus D. Juillard, a successful textile merchant who left a substantial amount of money for the purpose of advancing music in the US. The immense popularity of the school is perhaps illustrated by its acceptance rate. In 2007 the school had 2,138 applications, and only 162 students were admitted. That’s an acceptance rate of well under 10%.

63…Boxer fixer..VET

The boxer breed of dog (one of my favorites!) originated in Germany. My first dog was a boxer/Labrador mix, a beautiful animal. Our current family dog is a boxer/pug mix, another gorgeous creature.

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Complete List of Clues and Answers

Across

1…Official on a baseline..UMP

4…”Cheers” mixologist..WOODY

9…Warehouse club with 652 locations..SAM’S

13…”Cheers” location..BAR

14…Place for a queen..THRONE

15…Request..PLEA

16…Alter __..EGO

17…*1977 Hitchcock parody..HIGH ANXIETY

19…Turn in for cash..REDEEM

21…Smooth transitions..SEGUES

22…Laptop port letters..USB

23…Air gun shot..BBS

26…”Wrong!”..NOT SO!

27…Muslim holy city..MECCA

29…Go for eagerly, as a chance..LEAP AT

31…”All bets __ off”..ARE

32…Tanzania neighbor..RWANDA

34…Self-satisfied..SMUG

38…Broadcast..AIR

39…As if in shock..DAZEDLY

41…Ambient music pioneer Brian..ENO

42…Suburb of Phoenix..MESA

44…Remington 700s, e.g…RIFLES

45…British “Inc.”..LTD

46…Journalist Chung..CONNIE

48…Boxcar stowaways..HOBOS

50…Amassed, as debts..RAN UP

53…Fast sports cars..GTS

54…Incoming flight info: Abbr…ARR

55…Hams it up..EMOTES

57…Green Giant’s “Little Green” buddy..SPROUT

60…*1976 parody of pre-talkies..SILENT MOVIE

64…Tip jar bill..ONE

65…Slanted type: Abbr…ITAL

66…Insult..OFFEND

67…Kipling’s young spy..KIM

68…The Big Apple, in addresses..NY, NY

69…Rides the breeze..WAFTS

70…Gas additive brand..STP

Down

1…Transportation network app..UBER

2…Ancient sorcerer..MAGE

3…*With “The,” 1968 parody of dishonest Broadway financiers..PRODUCERS

4…Caprice..WHIM

5…Email suffix..ORG

6…”Awesome!”..OOH!

7…Paternity suit evidence, briefly..DNA

8…Longings..YENS

9…Cask outlets..SPIGOTS

10…Alaskan native..ALEUT

11…Allots, with “out”..METES

12…Authority..SAY-SO

14…Shakespearean nickname..THE BARD

18…TV princess played by Lucy Lawless..XENA

20…PC “oops” key..ESC

23…*With 25-Down, 1974 Western parody..BLAZING …

24…Dental coverage, e.g…BENEFIT

25…See 23-Down….. SADDLES

27…Address to a lady..MA’AM

28…Buffalo’s county and lake..ERIE

30…Washed-out..PALE

33…Alert..WARN

35…Born 6/28/1926, director of the answers to starred clues..MEL BROOKS

36…Golden rule word..UNTO

37…Saturn and Mars..GODS

40…Like a fork in the road..Y-SHAPED

43…With keen perception..ACUTELY

47…Welcoming store window sign..OPEN

49…Hockey great Bobby..ORR

50…Pine secretion..RESIN

51…Island in “Jaws”..AMITY

52…Strikeout king Ryan..NOLAN

56…Put in a hold..STOW

57…Transgressions..SINS

58…Mile or minute..UNIT

59…Weather Channel stat..TEMP

61…Juilliard deg…MFA

62…Inaccurate..OFF

63…Boxer fixer..VET




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20 thoughts on “LA Times Crossword Answers 28 Jun 16, Tuesday”

  1. A small but significant ( for me, that is – ) housekeeping omission. The co-constructor is Mr. Jason Chapnick, also known as Lemonade714 on another blog. My small claim to fame is that I have actually communicated with him, by email, and he shares my exact birth date. In his words, ‘twin from another mother’.

  2. I had a very nice time with the puzzle and enjoyed it. The theme, which I suspected, was also an original and timely. I read Bill’s blog with great intensity and read all about Mel Brooks, whom I had heard of before, and reaquainted myself with his noteworthy movies. I really should watch the movies again. Humor and comedy are two qualities, which I believe are truly god given, either you have it or you dont. I cannot but also think of poor Mr. Robin Williams.

    Have a nice day, all.

  3. The Wechsler name on this one gave me pause as did a few clues, but overall a pretty typical Tuesday. Do I have to be the one to bring up DAZEDLY? Really? I don’t think I’ve ever used the word or even heard it used. Most commonly the adjective form would be maintained – e.g. “The man got up in a dazed and confused fashion” rather than the adverb – “The man got up DAZEDLY”. I’ll admit there’s nothing wrong with it. Just awkward.

    Interesting derivation of the word “umpire”. Yet another item on a long list of things I didn’t know.

    I watched my St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series while having a beer at Cheers in Boston. That was the last time I was there too.

    Best –

  4. Well, guess what was on TV as I was writing in The PRODUCERS?
    Happy Birthday Mel Brooks!
    Fun puzzle. And yes, Jeff, I really had trouble writing in DAZEDLY.
    Ugh.
    Bill, how could you not like a movie that has
    COUNT BASIE in it? 🙂
    Have a wonderful vacation and Happy Anniversary!

  5. Mel Brooks…I played his baby grand piano in his house in Santa Monica a long time ago, when his wife, Anne Bancroft, Mrs. Robinson, of The Graduate fame, was still alive. It was a beautiful, huge house. Nice memory.

  6. Got around late today, because I got a certain MLB-related opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

    LAT: 9:40, 1 dumb error (computer). Very tough grid for a Tuesday (about Thurs level), having to get crosses on just about all of the Mel Brooks related topics, for an obvious reason which I’ll spare readers here from hearing. Seriously though, I know of the person, but that’s about it for what was in this grid. As for the grid itself, surprisingly little junk fill for having to fit in the things that were there.

    WSJ: 6:07, zero errors (computer). I don’t know what it was precisely, but this almost went too frighteningly quick compared to what I’m used to. Or I’m getting too used to Zhouqin for seeing her by-line so much. Or I’m starting to hit a right stride for this. Not for sure.

  7. I have a Sprout doll.

    Mel Brooks was Married to Anne Bancroft, the older woman in The Graduate. She died in 62. Love Mel Brooks. We also have his recordings of the 2000 Year Old Man with Carl Reiner as his interviewer.

    I have a problem with UMP not indicating it’s am abbrev.

  8. @Sfungi – no, she died in 2005 at age 73 of uterine cancer. She was very much alive when I was in their home.

  9. Hey Bill. Glad you are enjoying some vacation time. Noticed 2 small typos in case you want to correct so you’ll have a “clean copy” for future cutting and pasting purposes. Your blog entry for 41A– re: Brian Eno– should probably say ” 1/1, 2/1, 1/2 and 2/2″. And on 17A re: High Anxiety– in the blurb the movie release date is 1977 not 1877 (which would have made it a technological phenomena too).

    1. Thanks, Blurbie. I really welcome folks finding typos and other errata for me. It’s extremely helpful as proofreading one’s own work is always the poor man’s option. All fixed now.

  10. @RestMyCase
    “The Graduate” came out in 1967…further confirming your theory of Anne Bancroft being alive beyond 1962 🙂 (Sfingi – just teasing)

    How neat to have dinner w/ Mel Brooks et al. I saw him on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson a few times and he was always going a mile a minute. Kind of Robin Williams-ish in terms of energy level.

    I don’t know if you saw it, but ESPN came out with a riveting 5-part series (10-hours) on OJ Simpson. Obviously the trial was a major focus. Thought of you when I noticed that Robert Shapiro was shown in a much better light than in the dramatized version of events. Indeed he was portrayed far more positively than the rest of the defense team. It’s a magnificent series if you can sit through all 5 parts.

    Best

  11. @Jeff – he still mourns the death of his son, Brent. He started the Brent Shapiro Foundation to educate young kids about the importance of drug avoidance. That is how he has channeled his grief.

  12. So, Jeff, what happens in the end of the 10 hours of ESPN on O J Simpson ?
    So, do they a) let him off, as in real life ?

    or b) do they convict him ?

    or c) do they throw him to the alligators ?

    Anxious minds await with baited, yes, baited breath.

  13. @Amy Reynolds
    Welcome to the blog! I know you’re joking, but most people forget that the actual answer is b) he was convicted….both in civil court for wrongful death and subsequently for robbery and kidnapping that carried a 33 year sentence. He’s still in prison and is eligible for parole next year…I think.

    The documentary is on OJ Simpson and his entire life. The first episode is all about his growing up and his footbal career. The trial itself encompassed perhaps only 1 and a half of the 5 parts. Not enough room here to give a complete book report, but it is indeed a compelling documentary regardless of where one’s personal feelings are about him and/or the trial.

    Best –

  14. Buzzed through this one in :11 on paper.

    Well add DAZEDLY to the long list of crossword words never used in conversation. Interesting that I’ve only seen “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein”; I’ll have to check the others out. My favorite parody Western is “Lust in the Dust”, albeit by John Waters.

    @Carrie Yeah, the Iceland announcer is a riot isn’t he? He erupted again after the victory over England. His poor vocal chords. I didn’t realize that Iceland’s population is only 330K, with about 30K in France for the Euro 2016.

  15. Fuzzle!! This went quickly, as I knew the themed answers. High Anxiety!! Loved that movie — that’s one I hope to catch again; I haven’t actually seen it since its release, while I’ve seen the Hitchcock films a jillion times.
    The Graduate — THERE’S one I’ve seen many times, most recently just last week. Anne Bancroft was just so great in that role.
    It’s ever so humid here in LA. I sure haven’t felt like doing much.
    Be well~~?

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