"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Girl of the Day - Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith turns 54 today.   Whenever I do these birthdays, it always astonishes me how old actresses are who I remember from movies I liked when they (and I) were much younger.   Griffith's first movie was when she was 17, the classic 1970s noir Night Moves, with Gene Hackman.   Needless to say, she looked a little different then:

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