① memo 20181207 ~ Scuba Skills Update ~ I have been diving since 1991 (starting in Gozo, Malta) but my last dive was 12 years ago (dive #57 in Bonaire) so I got a Scuba Refresher last month from Diane Lundy from the Looe Key Dive Center in Ramrod Key ( http://www.diveflakeys.com
) in their pool in the morning before diving in the ocean in the afternoon on the Looe Key Reef, Florida Keys
① memo 20181206 ~ Shorebirds ~ Birds on the shore of Bahia Honda Key last month, Florida Keys
① memo 20181205 ~ Blackface ~ One of Al Jolson’s blackface acts performed by the dutch variety show artist Heintje Davids as shown in dutch movie theaters in 1930 in the ‘Polygoon’ cinema news. The blackfaced Al Jolson starred in the very first feature length ‘talkie’ (sound film) The Jazz Singer in 1927 – with a synchronized recorded music, singing and speech. In France , right after the liberation, Robert Clary was known as L’Al Jolson français.
Footage thanks to the Open Images (openbeelden.nl). audiovisual archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
① memo 20181204 ~ Holocaust Centers Monitors Show Robert Clary Story ~ Following the Nov 13th world premiere at the 33rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival of ‘From Buchenwald to Hollywood: The Robert Clary Story’ , filmmaker Richard Bloom has sent out all the requested film copies to be shown on computer monitors of the holocaust centers Yad Vashem, USHMM Steven Spielberg Division, Simon Wiesenthal Center , the USC Shoah Foundation and more …
① memo 20181203 ~ Lights ~ December 2012, Austria
① memo 20181202 ~ Waterfront Florida Keys ~ Waterfront of Parmer’s Resort on Little Torch Key, last month, with a view across the South Pine Channel on Big Pine Key and to the right the Overseas Highway.
① memo 20181201 ~ Key Deer ~ Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) the endangered smallest North American deer on Big Torch Key last month, Florida Keys