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Chasing History 

The title of this page comes from the classic film (starring) Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. The movie “His Girl Friday” is a romantic (screwball) comedy with a stellar cast. Overview From IMDB: A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. Deadline U.S.A is a 1950’s crime drama involving a newspaper editor trying to expose a ruthless gangster.

So, we have a crime drama and a romantic comedy.  And now we come to BBC America’s film series “The Hour,” starring Romola Garai, Dominic West and Ben Whishaw.

Season one of “The Hour” will remind you of “His Girl Friday and (Season Two) although it may not seem like it at first glance, the plot is analogous to Deadline U.S.A.

I want to take a moment to say, the writer of “The Hour” series is brilliant! The Cast is superb. It was a pleasure to watch the whole cast.

With so much rubbish on the air these days, it was a pleasure to witness a sparkling film series with the intoxicating mixture of simmering love triangles and marvelous acting from the entire cast. Bravo!

Now we come to the new blog that is part of this page. The blog is titled, Chasing History Gazette.

You might wonder, where I got the inspiration for the blog? In (season two) character Bel Rowley (Producer of The Hour) is having an intimate conversation with a potential suitor. Here’s a quote from the film. He said to Bel: There is more to Life than Chasing History, and she replies, No There Isn’t.

That is when I got an epiphany. By chasing history journalist become immortalized.  Of course,  it is also about wanting to write stories,  gathering information about an event and presenting it in an accurate and unbiased way. However, it is definitely about leaving a footprint in the history books too.

: o ) Anyway, the new blog will feature hard (U.S.A). news stories.

View the Chasing History Gazette!

Enjoy. Time waits for no one. Come back soon…

Love Shelley

“A  journalist makes himself the hero of the story. A reporter is only a witness”

“It’s not enough any more to give them just news. They want comics, contests, puzzles. They want to know how to bake a cake, win friends, and influence the future. Ergo, horoscopes, tips on the horses, interpretation of dreams so they can win on the numbers lottery. And, if they accidentally stumble on the first page… news”

“That’s the press, baby. The press! And there’s nothing you can do about it. Nothing.”

Those are Quotes from movie classic Deadline U.S.A., Starring Humphrey Bogart

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