"Judy Garland performs a classic, 18-minute sequence, opening and closing it with ‘Born in a Trunk.’ It is one of the finest and most distinctive musical film sequences ever made. It is presented as a career success story, a vaudeville performer’s rise to stardom, and an exquisitely-staged musical ‘biography’ of Vicki Lester’s character. (It is also a near-autobiographical account of actress Judy Garland’s own show business career). In between the opening and closing song, she comments on being a ‘ten-year-overnight sensation,’ singing such classics as ‘I’ll Get By,’ ‘You Took Advantage of Me,’ ‘My Melancholy Baby,’ and ‘Swanee’ (in a minstrel-like performance, wearing a man’s hat and suit)."
-Tim Dirks

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 1 of → ∞ book scenes that I wish could have been fully included in the show.

As Diana Gabaldon herself wisely said: ” …wonderful as the show is—and it _is_ wonderful, not the slightest doubt of that—they only have 16 hours of screen time. They can and do capture the essence of the characters and the shape of the story, but there’s no conceivable way that the show can encompass everything in sixteen hours that I did in 305,000 words.So I thought we might have fun—especially those of you who haven’t yet read the book(s)—looking at a few of the Missing Pieces”

#So no criticism intended with this gif-series.#Yeah, I know the book is the book, the show is the show #Still, there are so many beautiful pieces of dialogue between Jamie and Claire that  obviously give a whole different complexity and depth to their relationship # and even if the show has been great so far, and pretty faithful to the original plot # so much was cut off especially in ep 7/8  # So my point simply is: let’s celebrate and talk about the differences between book & tvshow without feeling overprotective about both # and READ.THE.BOOKS. # seriously guys, you think the show is great? do yourself a favour. read. the books. you’ll not gonna regret it, i promise.


Pocahontas and John Smith DFDC


when you go to a friends house and their pet sits next you 


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our savior


our savior

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Peace in the woods

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It’s that time of year! Support your local bookstores and spread the creepy cheer of neil-gaiman​’s All Hallow’s Read!


It’s that time of year! Support your local bookstores and spread the creepy cheer of neil-gaiman

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe

Dana, 27, asexual, Midwest, part time reference librarian, part time book seller. Feel free to ask for recommendations!
Outside of reading, I am also a hopeless romantic who loves classic Hollywood, The Daily Show/Colbert Report, The Princess and the Frog, Monk, Outlander, feminism and vintage things.