A Mississippi Connection to Titanic

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. Just about everyone knows the story of the Titanic, the large, luxurious ocean liner that sank in the early … Continue reading A Mississippi Connection to Titanic

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)