Happy 116th Birthday, Frank Capra (May 18, 1897 - September 3, 1991)
“Maybe there really wasn’t an America, maybe it was only Frank Capra.” - John Cassavetes
“When I see a crowd, I see a collection of free individuals: each a unique person; each a king or a queen; each a story that would fill a book; each an island of human dignity.”
“Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film. “
Oakland, CA April 26, 1939 - Lee Ya-Ching arrives at the Oakland Airport aboard her red and yellow “Spirit of New China” plane on her campaign to raise funds for China’s 30 million war refugees. She was greeted by China’s vice-consul to San Francisco Patrick Sun.
Lee studied and earned her license at the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935.