Another Mississippi Connection: Major Archibald Butt

Note: This story first appeared on “A Sense of Place”, the collections blog for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. I wrote it as part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Major Archibald Willingham Butt wasn’t a Mississippian, but he had Mississippi connections. The prominent Titanic victim had at least one … Continue reading Another Mississippi Connection: Major Archibald Butt

La Hantise (1912)

La Hantise (or Obsession, for those of us not well-versed in French), is a French silent film from 1912 that chronicles a woman’s obsessive fear for her husband’s safety after an encounter with a palm reader at a party. Plot At the beginning of the film, Jacques Trevoux receives a letter from his friend advising … Continue reading La Hantise (1912)