it is a real shame if it can not be saved. Wish I had millions I could donate.
They only needed $140,000 at one time.
You'd think hollywood would snag the publicity from it.
From one of the articles linked:http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/a ... icleID=424
Among the 2,500 extras DeMille brought with him for three weeks of filming were 250 Orthodox Jews from Los Angeles. Most of them, immigrants from Eastern Europe, didn't speak English. Yet for them, the silent "Ten Commandments" was more than a movie.
"These Jews streamed out of the great gates with tears running down their cheeks, and then without prompting or rehearsal, they began singing in Hebrew the old chants of their race, which have been sung in synagogues for thousands of years," wrote Los Angeles Times reporter Hallett Abend.
According to syndicated Hollywood columnist Jack Jungmeyer, the Jews chanted "Father of Mercy" and "Hear O Israel." He heard one of the older Jews say to a crew member, "We know this script - our fathers studied it long before there were movies. This is the tale of our beginnings. It is deep in our hearts."
An elderly woman, overcome with emotion, fell to her knees and shook a fist at the gates of Pharaoh, weeping and casting sand on her head.
Percy Fawcett infohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Fawcetthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_City_of_Z_(book
There is a docko about his last expedition.
Some believe he never intended to return.
The consequences of these myths and stories are far reaching, profoundly affecting WWII and resulting in resolutions to preserve artifacts during wartime.
The book and film Lost Horizon is one of the most well known stories, but there are thousands, some true.
Green Mansions is probably related.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Horizon