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You must remember this…

From Paul Rogers on Drawger:  “Six drawings per movie, in sequence, no movie stars– Name that Movie.”

Consider, for example:

Though your correspondent doubts that it’s necessary, a hint:  (very) early Hitchcock…

See them all here.

As we celebrate celluloid splendor, we might buckle our swash, as it was for this date in 1825 that 23-year-old Alexandre Dumas arranged his first duel. His rival slept in and missed the appointed time, so it was slipped to the 6th

While he sustained no serious physical injury, his pride may have taken a dent when his pants fell down during the fight.   Perhaps compensatorily, he filled his novels of romantic adventure– The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo— with duels, battles, and daring escapades…  during which waistbands held firm.

Dumas in less dashing days

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