All hail feast days! Unmitigated abundance is fun for the whole family. If you love turkey AND yams AND cranberry sauce, you’ll probably also love a Ford with technology AND style AND storage. Now there’s something to be thankful for.
In 1713, Italian physician Bernardinus Ramazzini described in his De Morbis Artificum Diatriba a mysterious set of symptoms he was noticing among artists:
“Of the many painters I have known, almost all I found unhealthy … If we search for the cause of the cachectic and colorless appearance of the painters, as well as the melancholy feelings that they are so often victims of, we should look no further than the harmful nature of the pigments…”
He was one of the first to make the connection between paint and artists’ health, but it would take centuries for painters to switch to less-harmful materials, even as medicine gradually clued into the bodily havoc “saturnism” could wreak.
Happy Birthday William Henry Pratt aka Boris Karloff (23 November 1887 - 2 February 1969)
Certainly I was typed. But what is typing. It is a trademark, a means by which the public recognizes you. Actors work all their lives to achieve that. I got mine with just one picture. It was a blessing.
"Boris was a very charming and delightful person.[…]the sheer professionalism, the courage, the immense humour, and the kindness of the man— everybody adored him."- Christopher Lee