French Icon Jeanne Moreau Passes

Moreau The Night Antonioni.jpgJeanne Moreau, one of the most well known French actresses of all time alongside Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot, has passed away.  

Louie Malle made Moreau a big star in his 1958 film, Elevator To The Gallows, and she went on to superstardom afterwards.  

Moreau starred in movies with all the great directors of the era including Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles, Jacques Demy, Luis Bunuel and Francois Truffaut.  

My favorites Moreau films were Bay of Angels (Jacques Demy), 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut) and The Night (Michelangelo Antonioni), among so many others.

Moreau also starred in The Train (1964, John Frankenheimer) with Burt Lancaster, another all-time favorite of mine, and she performed the haunting voice over in The Lover (1992, Jean Jacque Annaud).


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Take Kids on Vacay

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USA Today published an article on benefits of taking kids on vacation.

Having done a couple trips with kids, it sure ain’t easy at first but once you figure out what works – and what doesn’t – it’s a fun experience discovering new places together.

For me, the hardest part was finding the right activity/experience that both kids and adults can enjoy at the same time.  It’s harder than it sounds.  

Bringing along an iPad for kids to entertain themselves on road trips to and from – just like at home – certainly helps, too.