Author Archives: Rik Schneider

About Rik Schneider

Blogger/writer on a lot of different subjects.

C-SPAN: Molly Worthen- Lectures in History: 20 Century Fundamentalism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat According to Wikipedia: A fundamentalist, “is a person who believes in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture in a religion.” That could cover any religion anywhere in the world but … Continue reading

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Bloodletters and Badmen: Virginia Hill- Mistress To The Mob

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat If you watch the movie Bugsy from 1991 with Warren Beatty playing Ben Siegel with Annette Being playing Siegel’s mistress Virginia Hill, the movie portrays Virginia as much more than … Continue reading

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Mob Video Vault: Mobsters- Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat One of my favorite quotes about Ben Siegel was about his friendship with actor George Raft. The quote being that Ben Siegel was a mobster who wanted to be an … Continue reading

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Eyes on Cinema: Michael Parkinson Show- John Wayne: On The Hollywood Blacklist, The American Way of Life & High Noon

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I sort of see John Wayne as the original 20th Century Tea Party leader and defender of what he and people who thought like him of American values and their American … Continue reading

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Foundation Interviews: Betty Garrett- On Her Meeting With Senator Joseph McCarthy

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat That must have been a meeting where you would want to have a camera and video rolling so you always have that memory with you and can always remember it accurately … Continue reading

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BCP Theater: Featuring Marsha Mason and The Cast of Chapter Two!

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Not saying Chapter Two is one of my favorite movies, at least not yet. Maybe after I’ve seen it another 10-20 times which will probably happen, then maybe it will become … Continue reading

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A Spoon Full of Interview: Intimate Interview With Marsha Mason

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat When I think of Marsha Mason I think of that smile and laugh. She’s so freakin cute and silly, reminds me of Dyan Cannon at least in that sense. So, if … Continue reading

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