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also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture.”
All year I’ve been writing and editing an original play, and this Friday it will get a staged reading. I can’t believe that less than a year ago, this piece of theater didn’t exist. It still needs more editing and work, but it’s a wonderful feeling that you’ve created something all your own.
This video of Gene Kelly in “Summer Stock” (1950) encapsulates everything I love about this era of movie. People seemed to dance because they just wanted to, and the perfect synchronicity seemed to fit. These are films full of joy.