Read not the Times. Read the Eternities. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, August 5, 2012
August 5 is the birthdate of film director and actor John Huston. Born in Nevada, Missouri, he wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are classics, including: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Red Badge of Courage (1951), Moby Dick (1956), The Misfits (1961), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975). He acted in at least 28 films, memorably as the corrupt Noah Cross (pictured) in Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” (1974).