Bob Mondello http://wnku.org en Peter O'Toole, Exuberant From 'Lawrence' To His Last Role http://wnku.org/post/peter-otoole-exuberant-lawrence-his-last-role Blond, blue-eyed and wearing blazing white robes in <em>Lawrence Of Arabia</em>, Peter O'Toole was handsome enough — many said beautiful enough — to carry off the scene in which director David Lean simultaneously made stars of both his title character and his leading man.<p>The scene: a wrecked train, blown up by Lawrence and surrounded by his Bedouin followers, one of whom has just smashed a news photographer's camera. O'Toole's Lawrence explains that the man thinks the camera will steal his soul. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:59:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 30422 at http://wnku.org Peter O'Toole, Exuberant From 'Lawrence' To His Last Role For Actress Ruby Keeler, Another Opening, Another Show http://wnku.org/post/actress-ruby-keeler-another-opening-another-show Ruby Keeler was an unknown actress when she starred in the 1933 production of Busby Berkeley's <em>42nd Street</em>.<p>But the movie was so popular she was able to land two more splashy musicals that same year — and seven more by the end of the decade. There was nothing extraordinary about her talents as a vocalist or as an actress, but audiences of the Depression era really bought into Keeler's "innocent" onstage persona. In fact, they craved it.<p>Her life story was also a source of optimism for many during bleak times. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:53:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 25152 at http://wnku.org For Actress Ruby Keeler, Another Opening, Another Show In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke http://wnku.org/post/argentina-coca-cola-tests-market-green-coke <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZaMOt8gQl4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o-z6JLugWE</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 25065 at http://wnku.org In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke In The Theater Of Politics, Staging Is Everything http://wnku.org/post/theater-politics-staging-everything During the next two weeks, the major political parties will assemble their faithful in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., to officially nominate their presidential tickets. These conventions were once places of high political drama. But over the decades, as the primary system has determined the candidates well in advance, conventions have become political theater. With that in mind, there's much to be said on staging in politics — not substance, but style.<p>In the theater, stars are stars at least partly because of the way they're presented — in brighter lighting, on higher platforms. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:16:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 14461 at http://wnku.org In The Theater Of Politics, Staging Is Everything