A railway! Our forefarthers knew far better than us; And then along came that idiot Dr Beeching (RIP)! What did he do? Shut down the best rail system we are ever likely to have. Every town and village were with in easy reach of a rail system. The city trams (yet another good idea from the past) of today could quite easily have used the rail tracks that were once laid out; But no! The car took over like a plague .
Hollywood’s sex kitten was leaving behind her broken marriage to baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio, her contract with Twentieth Century Fox, her agent, her acting coach, and a closet full of merry widow corsets that cinched in the waist and pushed up the breasts.She was chasing a dream to escape the Hollywood studio system and become a real actress.New York City and Milton Greene promised to fulfill the sought after dream with the creation of her own independent film company, Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP).Marilyn Monroe (pictured in March 1955 In New York) left Los Angeles in November 1954 in hopes of her own independent film company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, in New York City Look magazine photographer Milton Greene (left with Monroe in 1956) helped her get settled in New York Monroe fell in love with the city and it was her last chance to escape what was inevitable if she returned to Los Angeles: simply being a movie star.All the while she studied with the method acting master Lee Strasberg at his Actor’s Studio, surrounded by supportive friends.It was the first time in the actress’s life that she discovered personal fulfillment. Strasberg took her under his wing and coached her privately. ‘Far from Hollywood’s glitterati in a cold little [acting studio] room on West 46th Street, Marilyn had finally found her Shangri La.’Long walks throughout the city, visits to art galleries and theaters, and the close camaraderie of supportive friends, Monroe vowed never to return to Hollywood.When Monroe discovered Brooklyn with playwright, Arthur Miller, it became her Nirvana, ‘her true home’.’It’s my favorite place in the world,’ Monroe raved at the time.
A man shows a girl how to hold an airsoft gun during the NRA Youth Day at the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston, Texas on May 5, 2013. The National Rifle Association is showcasing women members and emphasizing that increasingly it not just men who own firearms and oppose gun control efforts. Female membership is up, the nation leading advocate for gun ownership says, and its revamped website features profiles of and fabulous women and describes how women are bringing energy to the NRA.