james stewart

Rear Window

James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 January     François Grimaldi takes Monaco, 1297 On this day in 1297, dressed as a monk, François Grimaldi (more properly Francesco, since he was Italian) was admitted to the castle at Monaco. Known as Il Malizia, “the cunning”, …

Rear Window Read More »

The Shop Around the Corner

Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart in a publicity shot for The Shop Around the Corner

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 September     CompuServe launches first consumer internet service, 1979 On this day in 1979, after ten years of supplying dial-up computer timesharing to businesses, CompuServe (originally Compu-Serve) started to offer something similar to the great unwashed. The service …

The Shop Around the Corner Read More »