Set your DVRs: the story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s will air on Friday September 4 at 9pm on PBS. Althea Gibson is an icon, one of the great athletes of our time, and an american hero. She grew up in Harlem, the daughter of a sharecropper who migrated north, and became the first African American tennis player (not woman, but player) to play and...
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Easily one of the best style documentaries I've ever seen. [Thanks Katherine]
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Flights are such a great opportunity to sit and watch classic films. When else do you have a chunk of time to sit still with no distractions? I had seen Breathless in college, and again a few years ago, but I re-watched it a few days ago; it's one of those films you could watch once a year. There's always even more to it than the time before. I found myself not wanting to descend.
Photo of Virginia McKenna portraying Joy Adamson in the 1966 film Born Free via Operarex.
After portraying a naturalist and wild animal advocate as an actress, Virginia McKenna went on to become one in her real life, founding the Born Free Foundation which helps keep wildlife in the wild.
Thanks to Julia of Big Shot Movie Club for the idea.
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