In October, John Cleese and Eric Idle toured in a sit-down talk show, "John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last ... For The Very First Time," with half of their 22 shows in Florida so that, they claimed, they could score a free vacation, as England is so dreary in October.
Frank Capra's forgotten masterpiece, this is the only film made by the director's production company and is a personal statement of the highest order. On the eve of the United States' entry into World War II, this tale of a possible fascist state taking hold in America, led by an innocent figurehead, struck a nerve and became a box-office success.
Funny how some things play out.
Consider the Virginia Theatre marquee.
Five years ago today, it was front-page news that members of the Champaign Park Board were starting to make decisions on the design of a new marquee for the historic theater in downtown Champaign.
Just two weeks earlier, the 1940s-era marquee had been removed from the building.
Selected events at local libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
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