Adventures in Databasing: NYT Historical, Dec. 31, 1879

The following quotes are taken from a single page of the New York Times--page 5--on a single day in history. They were not "history" then, of course; they were simply "news." Under "AMUSEMENTS/MR. EICHBERG'S VIOLIN CONCERT": As a general rule, the performances of young violinists are of the most unsatisfactory character...Miss Chandler, a prepossessing young … Continue reading Adventures in Databasing: NYT Historical, Dec. 31, 1879

Repurposing Twain: We Need Another Film Version of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”

There are very few film versions of Mark Twain's works. Given the quality of the existing crop, we should probably consider that a blessing. Connecticut Yankee has been filmed a few times. There's a version from 1921, only 11 years after Twain's death, and a televised version from 1978, starring Richard Basehart, Bill Bixby, and … Continue reading Repurposing Twain: We Need Another Film Version of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”