TODAY IN TWEE

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An eventful day in Twee history.   President Lyndon B. Johnson officially signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964.   A half century ago, this legislation made all discrimination based on race, sex and religion or nationality illegal.   Twee is about nothing if not tolerance and kindness in the face of thick-headed bullies so this was a good one, even if it took 50 years to sort of work in practice (sometimes) and of course we are still striving for Civil Rights based on sexual preference. On this day in 1953, children’s favorite Roald Dahl (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda) married the actress Patricia Neal at New York City’s Trinity Church which has stood in one form or another since the late 1600s. Eight years later, Neal, a June bride, would play a key supporting role in the Twee classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

 

 

 

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