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It Happened Today: March 30

Catherine Lundoff (born March 30):

Catherine Lundoff is an author and editor, with 5 books currently in print/available as ebooks. She writes in multiple genres including science fiction and fantasy, erotica and romance. Hellebore and Rue co-edited with JoSelle Vanderhooft won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Sci-fi/Fantasy, 3rd place: the essence of fantasy is magic and the folklore of women has often dwelt on the innumerable powers they possess. Magic that heals, magic that destroys, magic that saves their community.

Hollis Frampton (March 11, 1936 – March 30, 1984):

Hollis Frampton was an American avant-garde filmmaker, photographer, writer/theoretician, and pioneer of digital art. His most significant work is arguably Zorns Lemma, a film which drastically altered perceptions towards experimental film at the time. He was seen as a structural filmmaker, a style that focused on the nature of film itself. In an interview with Robert Gardner he stated a discomfort with that term because it was too broad and didn't accurately reflect the nature of his work.

Michael Jeter & Sean Blue:

Michael Jeter was a Tony– and Emmy-winning American actor of film, stage, and television. He his best known as Herman Stiles on the sitcom Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and for playing Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle on Elmo's World from 2000 until 2003. His film roles include Zelig, Waterworld, Air Bud, The Green Mile, Jurassic Park III and The Polar Express. He died on March 30, 2003. Although he had HIV, he had been in good health for many years. His partner since 1995 was Sean Blue.

Nella Larsen (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964):

Constrained by the social conventions of the time, the bisexual African-American novelist Nella Larsen was covert in her treatment of lesbianism. In the late 1920s, she published two major novels: Quicksand (1928), for which she received the Harmon Foundation Bronze Award, and Passing (1929). She was accused of plagiarism in her short story "Sanctuary." During the final thirty years of her life, forgotten by the literary world, she was found dead in her apartment in 1964.

Nick Enright (December 22, 1950 - March 30, 2003):

Nick Enright (22 December 1950 - 30 March 2003) was an Australian playwright. He wrote the book of the original version of The Boy from Oz. He edited Holding the Man, a memoir by his former NIDA student, Timothy Conigrave, and, following Conigrave's death, saw it to publication by Penguin Books. n June 2004 he was posthumously made a Member of the Order of Australia for 'service to the performing arts, particularly as a playwright, teacher, actor, director, and as a mentor of emerging talent'.

Paul Verlaine & Arthur Rimbaud:

Arthur Rimbaud sent Paul Verlaine two letters containing several of his poems. Verlaine, who was intrigued by Rimbaud, sent a reply that stated, "Come, dear great soul. We await you; we desire you." Rimbaud arrived in late September 1871. Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short and torrid affair. On the morning of 10 July 1873, Verlaine bought a revolver. That afternoon Verlaine fired two shots at Rimbaud, wounding him. Rimbaud and Verlaine met for the last time in March 1875, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Susan Juby (born March 30, 1969):

"I was a lunatic for horses when I was younger. I owned horses and I became obsessed with an equestrian sport called dressage. I quit riding when I left home for college, but part of me always thought I could have been a "contender". (In retrospect, I'm not sure why I would have thought that.) The story was initially about two girls, but soon I fell in love with a secondary character, a boy named Alex, and the book became mainly about him. That is my most recent book, Another Kind of Cowboy."

Suzy Solidor & Tamara de Lempicka:

Suzy Solidor was a French singer and actress, appearing in films such as La Garçonne. Solidor met Tamara de Lempicka sometime in the early 1930s and Suzy asked the artist to paint her. Tamara agreed, but only if she could paint Solidor in the nude. Solidor agreed and the painting was finished in 1933. In 1941 she recorded the song "Lili Marleen" with French words by Henri Lemarchand and was popular with German officers. After the war she was convicted by the Épuration légale as a collaborator.

Wade Rouse (born March 30):

We all dream it. Wade Rouse actually did it. In At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream, Wade and his partner, Gary, leave culture, cable, and consumerism behind and strike out for rural Michigan–a place with fewer people than in their former spinning class. There, Wade discovers the simple life isn’t so simple. Battling blizzards, bloodthirsty critters, and nosy neighbors equipped with night-vision goggles, Wade is sorely tested with humorous and humiliating frequency.

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