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Stephen Sondheim writes good musicals. [Jul. 27th, 2005|08:15 pm]
[mood |headached - but not as bad as Lincoln.]
[music |Baseball Game.]

John Wilkes Booth was the greatest matinee idol of his era. Though history books ararely mention it, the man who shot Lincoln was beloved and familiar to thousands of theatre-gowers and was especially popular with women, from whom he received a hundred fan letters a week. In fact, it was Booth’s familiarity with the layout of Ford’s theatre - he had played there many times - and his friendliness with stagehands that allowed him to penetrate the security guard so easily the night of the shooting.

From: m_buggie
2005-07-28 02:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, John Wilkes Booth was actually a complex and intriguing character. Imagine what he would have gone to accomplish if he had thought twice and not shot the president.
This also reminds me of the episode of "South Park" where a giant Abraham Lincoln can only be stopped by a giant John Wilkes Booth.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-28 09:58 pm (UTC)
It's true. I wonder if he'd be revered in the same light as Sarah Bernhardt now.. just.. a masculine light. You know? ;)

And oh dear.. haven't seen that one. Gotta say after seeing Team America I lost any respect I had for those two.

And I don't mean Lincoln and Boothe. :)
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