Long Beach controls the Queen Mary, may have to deal with derelict submarine too — Orange County Register

A federal bankruptcy court judge officially returned control of the Queen Mary to Long Beach on Wednesday, July 7, and allowed the vessel’s now-former leaseholder to abandon any property left on site, potentially saddling the city with a flooded Russian submarine owned by an unknown party.

Long Beach controls the Queen Mary, but it may have to deal with a derelict submarine too — Orange County Register

California’s 1,230-mile coastal trail 70% complete, according to new online map — Orange County Register

California’s decades-old dream of building a coastal trail that covers all 1,230 miles from Mexico to Oregon is about 70% complete, but that accomplishment comes with good news and bad news.

California’s 1,230-mile coastal trail 70% complete, according to new online map — Orange County Register

Man charged with setting fire to historic San Gabriel Mission — Orange County Register

A 57-year-old man has been charged with setting a four-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to the historic San Gabriel Mission last July, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. John David Corey, aka “Joker,” is charged with two felony counts of arson of an inhabited structure and one count each of arson…

Man charged with setting fire to historic San Gabriel Mission — Orange County Register

Sacheen Littlefeather Claims She Was Blacklisted By Hollywood After Her Part In Brando Oscars Snub — Deadline

Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress who stunningly rejected Marlon Brando’s Best Actor award for The Godfather in 1973, claims the move ended her Hollywood career A new documentary, Sacheen: Breaking The Silence, details the memorable political stunt, which was a protest by Brando on the depiction of Native Americans by the film industry…

Sacheen Littlefeather Claims She Was Blacklisted By Hollywood After Her Part In Brando Oscars Snub — Deadline

President Trump, in Recorded Call, Urged Georgia Election Official to ‘Find’ Votes to Overturn Biden’s Win — TIME

(ATLANTA) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count, according to a recording of the conversation…

President Trump, in Recorded Call, Urged Georgia Election Official to ‘Find’ Votes to Overturn Biden’s Win — TIME

Global Cinema Industry Set to Lose $32 Billion in 2020, Says Omdia Report — Variety

The global cinema industry is set to lose $32 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a 71.5% reduction in box office revenue compared to 2019, according to a recent report by media and tech research firm Omdia…

Global Cinema Industry Set to Lose $32 Billion in 2020, Says Omdia Report — Variety

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Go see the film “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” written and directed by Toronto filmmaker Alison Reid. It traces the history of Anne Innis Dagg, who went to Africa in 1956 to study giraffes. One of our favorite places to photograph giraffes in the States is The Living Desert near Palm Springs. Click on the link below to see more photos.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes — Dan Stiel Fotografie

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.

Go see the film “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” written and directed by Toronto filmmaker Alison Reid. It traces the history of Anne Innis Dagg, who went to Africa in 1956 to study giraffes. One of my favorite places to photograph giraffes in the States is The Living Desert near Palm Springs.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes — Dan Stiel Fotografie

Daniel Craig Pays Tribute to Sean Connery: ‘One of the True Greats of Cinema’ — Variety

Daniel Craig paid tribute to Sean Connery, calling his fellow 007, “one of the true greats of cinema.” Connery died overnight in his sleep. He was 90. In a decades-long career, Connery won an Oscar for “The Untouchables” and appeared in such hits as “The Rock,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “Time Bandits” and many others …

Daniel Craig Pays Tribute to Sean Connery: ‘One of the True Greats of Cinema’ — Variety

“Only Did What Poetry Told Us To Do:” A Portrait of Sylvia Plath On Honeymoon With Ted Hughes — TIME

Sylvia Plath was one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. In 1956, while on a Fulbright Fellowship at Cambridge University, she married the British poet Ted Hughes after a whirlwind courtship. They were both ambitious, and hoped to become the leading poets of their generation…

“Only Did What Poetry Told Us To Do:” A Portrait of Sylvia Plath On Honeymoon With Ted Hughes — TIME