Davy and Michael read, get the funniest looks from everyone they meet.
Doris Day reads.
Day was famously ditzy.
“Sometimes when we’d go to the Farmer’s Market for breakfast, Doris would wear her big sunglasses and a big hat so that she wouldn’t be recognized. And nobody would notice us, until suddenly, she would start humming ‘Que Sera, Sera’.”
Judge reads to the jury at the Scopes trial.
This image, from the NYPL Digital Collection , shows Judge John Raulston speaking to the jury during the trial of The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes. Also known as The Scopes Monkey Trial, the trial began on this day in 1925 after the high school science teacher, Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act which made it illegal to to teach human evolution in state-funded schools. Scopes was found guilty and fined $100, however the verdict was later overturned on a technicality. To find out more about this controversial case visit your local NYPL branch!
Octavia Butler reads.
Octavia Butler: "I’m comfortably asocial — a hermit in the middle of a large city, a pessimist if I’m not careful, a feminist, a Black, a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty and drive."
Rock Hudson reads, eschews shirts.