E is for Earhart, Entwistle, Escher, Einstein, Eurythmics and Ephron #atozchallenge

E is for Evergreen


“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.”

Amelia Earhart [1898-1937] Courage

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.

Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists, who split up in 1980; Eurythmics were formed that year in London.

yousruf karsh einsteinAlbert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein’s work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

Peg entwistleMillicent Lilian “Peg” Entwistle was a Welsh-born English stage and screen actress. Entwistle began her stage career in 1925, appearing in several Broadway productions. It is her ghost that is said to haunt the area around the Hollywood sign, as she killed herself by jumping from it.

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.


Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. She once said (or wrote) “Reading makes me feel I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. … Reading is bliss.”

I am taking part in the April A to Z Blog Challenge. Every day in the month of April, I will post a blog entry related to a letter of the alphabet. I gave it some thought and wanted to keep it in line with what I write about here on Waldina.com and came up with famous quotes, people that inspire and music that resonates with me.

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  1. Nora Ephron was such a great writer. Very interesting about the ghost at the Hollywood sign, I had never heard that.


  2. I’ve written about both Nora Ephron and Peg Entwistle at http://www.underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com
    There’s also my ebook “Peg Entwistle and The Hollywood Sign,” available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Entwistle-Hollywood-Sign-Hope-Anderson-ebook/dp/B00FSOGCV4/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405712489&sr=1-2&keywords=peg+entwistle and all ebook sellers.
    For more about Peg Entwistle, purchase my two short films (a documentary and short feature) “Peg Entwistle: The Life and Death of An Actress” http://hopeandersonproductions.com/?page_id=3361
    “Peg Entwistle: The Life and Death of An Actress” is also available for rent at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/17445/100467934


  3. That’s so sad about Peg Entwistle! To be remembered for something like that…and she was very young. As for haunting the sign, the only thing that should be haunting people is how to prevent more suicide. Whatever spreads awareness I suppose…

    And yes, thanks for Eurythmics. Nothing like getting up dancing for 3 minutes. 😀


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