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‘Andy Griffith’-inspired movie to be shot in central Indiana

DANVILLE, Ind. — “The Andy Griffith Show” ended in 1968. The characters, however, never have. Actors who impersonate the ever-vigilant Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife, sideburn-challenged barber Floyd Lawson, earnest goofball Gomer Pyle and others have kept the show’s world in orbit. They reappear annually at festivals such as Mayberry Days …

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Madame Sul-Te-Wan’s Forgotten Brilliant Career

Madame Sul-Te-Wan's Forgotten Brilliant Career

No one knows where the name Madame Sul-Te-Wan came from. It belonged to Nellie Wan, a black vaudeville actress from Louisville who adopted the moniker when she transitioned to film in the mid-1910s. But the origins of her stage name have always been murky. NYU film professor Donald Bogle believes …

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Barbados Tourism had Solid 2018 performance with Strategic Marketing

Barbados Tourism had Solid 2018 performance with Strategic Marketing

Strategic marketing initiatives and increased airlift led to 2.7% growth in arrivals in Barbados Tourism BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7% increase in stay-over arrivals last year, compared to the corresponding period in 2017. During …

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Mary Pickford: The woman who shaped Hollywood

Mary Pickford: The woman who shaped Hollywood

In 1911, William deMille made the most boneheaded prediction in the history of acting. A theatre kid he’d known was quitting the stage for the moving-picture screen. “She can’t be more than 17,” he tut-tutted in a letter, “and now she’s throwing her whole career in the ashcan and burying …

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