august 1965

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I’ve had to sink my teeth into a role that was probably a fried-chicken dinner and make it into a filet mignon.

               Happy Birthday Queen Viola Davis! (11 August 1965)

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“On stage you never watch yourself. You just experience it, and then you go home, and you feel pretty good if you gave a pretty good performance or crappy if you didn’t. But in TV and film, you actually have to experience it while you’re doing it, and then you have to watch it. And then when you’re watching it, you watch it with a different sensibility than how you experienced it.”

Happy 52nd birthday, Viola Davis! (August 11th, 1965)

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The Beatles fourth and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 14th August, 1965. The top three photos are from the rehearsal on the same day and the bottom three from the performance. The Beatles played a dress rehearsal performance in the afternoon to an audience of 700 and then the actual show was recorded at 8:30pm that evening. 

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Landmark mall in Alexandria Virginia. Opened on August 4, 1965. It was the first DC area mall to have 3 anchor stores, Macys (Hecht Co.),  Woodward & Lothrop (later JCPenney, then Lord & Taylor, now vacant), and Sears (Still open). The mall, like many, had fallen on hard times and became another dying mall and on January 31, 2017, the tenants were notified to pack up and leave. Howard Hughes Corp plans to turn Landmark mall into an outdoor walkable, mixed-used urban village will bring approximately 317,000 square feet of modern shops and restaurants along with up to 400 new residential units and an updated parking structure.

These are my images, taken by me, when a friend and I found a backdoor entrance to this place. We only left our footprints (and also leaving a small slim shady poster on top of a mall directory sign)