The Helen Mirren Files – ‘Age of Consent’

Age of Consent remains a fascinating film of contradictions. The 1969 film, based on the autobiography of the Austrailian painter Norman Lindsay, starred James Mason as painter Bradley Morahan. The Australian painter has lost his muse. On a sparsely inhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef, he finds in a beautiful young girl named Cora,…

LBJBR’s Actor Chronicles – Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren has had a long and varied acting career. She has played characters that range from Elizabeth II to a young girl living in the outback in Austrailia with her grandmother, who poses nude for a painter, who awakens her sexuality. She is one of the most versatile actresses in cinema history Born Helen…

Ford Mustang: The Forgotten About Cultural Icon – Part 1

Car Mania struck the United States in the latter 1940s. World War II had ended and, for the most part, everyone’s attention turned homeward bound. Young men were coming home to resume the lives they lived and the activities they liked to pursue. One of the most popular of those activities is the car. Of…

LBJBR’s Acting Profile -Steve McQueen

What can one say about Steve McQueen that the phrase “Steve McQueen: King of Cool” doesn’t already cover? Not much. Granted, much like James Dean and Kurt Cobain,  McQueen’s legend has passed into mythology and, more than likely, far surpassed the actual, but so what? He’s Steve – freaking – McQueen. Born in Beech Grove…

Ex-Presidents Meet to Celebrate Donald Trump

(Editors’ note) It’s not often that you get former US Presidents all together all in one room at the same time. Working out schedules, linguistics and security, not to costs to taxpayers themselves make the massive undertaking near impossible. Factor in the fact that the said group is Herbert Hoover, Warren Harding, Franklin Pierce, James…