November 30

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born: November 30, 1835, Florida, Missouri, U.S.—died April 21, 1910, Redding, Connecticut

American novelist, humorist and journalist who acquired international fame for his adventure stories of boyhood - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) and for his travel narratives, especially The Innocents Abroad (1869), Roughing It (1872), and Life on the Mississippi (1883).

A distinctive humorist and irascible moralist, he transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become one of America’s best and most beloved writers.

Autobiography of Mark Twain

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November 19

Calvin Klein, in full Calvin Richard Klein, born: November 19, 1942, Bronx, New York, New York, U.S.

American fashion designer noted for his womenswear, menswear, jeans, cosmetics and perfumes, bed and bath linens, and other collections.

He described his design philosophy as the making of “simple, comfortable but stylish clothes—but with nothing overscale or extreme.”

Calvin Klein

by Calvin Klein

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Monet The Triumph of Impressionism

Self Portrait



The Beach at Trouville

November 14

Claude Monet, in full Oscar-Claude Monet, born: November 14, 1840, Paris, France—died December 5, 1926, Giverny

French painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. In his mature works, Monet developed his method of producing repeated studies of the same motif in series, changing canvases with the light or as his interest shifted. These series were frequently exhibited in groups—for example, his images of haystacks (1890/91) and the Rouen cathedral (1894). At his home in Giverny, Monet created the water-lily pond that served as inspiration for his last series of paintings.

His popularity soared in the second half of the 20th century, when his works traveled the world in museum exhibitions that attracted record-breaking crowds and marketed popular commercial items featuring imagery from his art.

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The Beach at Trouville, Claude Monet Art Reproduction - Amazon

November 12

Grace Kelly, original name in full Grace Patricia Kelly, also called Princess Grace of Monaco, born: November 12, 1929, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died September 14, 1982, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Golden Globe and Oscar winning American actress of films and television, known for her stately beauty and reserve. She starred in 11 motion pictures before abandoning a Hollywood career to marry Rainier III, prince de Monaco, in 1956.

High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly by Donald Spoto

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November 8

Margaret Mitchell, in full Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell Marsh, born: November 8, 1900, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died August 16, 1949, Atlanta

American author of the enormously popular novel Gone With the Wind (1936). The novel earned Mitchell a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and it was the source of the classic film of the same name released in 1939.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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November 5

Bryan Adams, in full Bryan Guy Adams, born: November 5, 1959, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Canadian rock singer-songwriter, photographer, and social activist whose hit albums Cuts Like a Knife (1983) and Reckless (1984) made him one of the most popular and successful recording artists of the 1980s.

Reckless and (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, best-selling singles.

Bryan Adams: A Fretted Biography - The First Six Albums by Mark Duffett

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Music: Wembley Live 1996 [2 CD]

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November 4

Matthew McConaughey, in full Matthew David McConaughey, born: November 4, 1969, Uvalde, Texas, U.S.

American actor whose virile good looks and Southern charm established him as a romantic leading man since 2010. The change came in 2011 when McConaughey began to appear in more dramatic roles which earned him widespread praise and numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor (2014).


by Matthew McConaughey

October 20, 2020

It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

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