November 15, 2017 ~ As much as I love classic movies, I am surprised I never discovered “The Hollywood Collection” YouTube channel until today. I later learned that the channel was produced by Janson Media, a company offering rights to broadcast this collection and more through VOD, cable television, events, etc. Follow this link to learn about the collection and acquisition rights.
There are two playlists, one in English and one in Spanish.  It’s going to take me a while to watch all the ones of interest to me but I’m sure looking forward to it over the winter months ahead. The first 10 of 28 videos on the English playlist as of November 15, 2017 are:

  1. Clint Eastwood: The Man From Malpaso
    58:42 min.
  2. Alan Ladd: The True Quiet Man
    58:43 min.
  3. Burt Lancaster: Daring To Reach
    56:39 min.
  4. Audrey Hepburn: Remembered
    48:27 min.
  5. Anthony Quinn: An Original
    1:06:26 min.
  6. Cary Grant: The Leading Man
    58:43 min.
  7. Charlton Heston: For All Seasons
    59:46 min.
  8. Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down The Line
    47:55 min.
  9. Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
    54:28 min.
  10. Grace Kelly: The American Princess
    50:16 min.

This is a big morning in my life! As the person who hand-coded the HTML pages for the first web presence for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta back in 1994, nothing brings me greater joy than to be able to share this event with the world online and to be able to see it happening LIVE on the Internet is a dream come true! 



Unable to attend the event in person this year I was feeling pretty maudlin when I awoke this morning to phone notifications that today’s #BalloonFiesta activities had started. Because I had caught the first live stream from yesterday evening in time to watch the Balloon Glow, I decided to check right away today to see if they were able to get the live stream up. It was up and the announcers were already chatting away. I quickly snagged a screenshot and created an image to share with our Balloon Talk group members on Facebook


“Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.”
by Zig Ziglar

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