"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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Girl of the Day - Margaret Sullavan

It's Margaret Sullavan's birthday.   She led a hard life, and died too young at 50; her family life was screwed up enough that her daughter ended up writing a memoir about it called Haywire.   And she starred in only a handful of movies.   But one of them was the classic The Shop Around the Corner with Jimmy Stewart, and that is what we remember.   Ars longa, vita brevis.

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