May 22, 2013 |
Did Daniel Day-Lewis leave you with the urge for more Abraham Lincoln? A new exhibition devoted to Lincoln -- featuring 250 historical artifacts, as well as sets and costumes from last year's Steven Spielberg movie starring Day-Lewis as the 16th president -- is scheduled to open next month at the Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley. "A. Lincoln: From Railsplitter to Rushmore" is set to run from June 1 to Sept. 30, and will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which Lincoln ordered into law in 1863. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview The Reagan Library said the exhibition will feature original documents, including Lincoln-signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
July 15, 2012 |
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln A Novel Stephen L. Carter Alfred A. Knopf: 517 pp., $26.95 What if Abraham Lincoln had lived? What would have happened? Stephen L. Carter's new novel suggests one answer. "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln" recasts tragedy as thriller with the living Lincoln on trial for his political life. A bestselling author ("The Emperor of Ocean Park," "Jericho's Fall"), Carter hews to the historical record more than the reader might expect.
November 11, 2012 |
Abraham Lincoln went from historical icon to film star when cinema was just in its infancy, in such long-forgotten silents as 1908's "The Life of Abraham Lincoln," 1909's "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" and 1915's "The Life of Abraham Lincoln. " Hollywood's love affair with the 16th president of the United States has continued unabated over the decades in countless films, from D.W. Griffith's 1915 "The Birth of a Nation" to Steven Spielberg's historical epic "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, which opened Friday to rave reviews.
January 7, 2013 |
The title of “Abraham Lincoln in Two Miles a Penny” refers to the legendary account of the 16th president of the United States walking six miles to return a three-cent overcharge to a customer. Writer-performer Ed Trotta's acclaimed one-man show about the Great Emancipator plies its modest wares to fairly engaging effect. After an aural prologue of historical events ending with a gun shot, Trotta enters from the lobby, looking eerily like Lincoln. His jovial greeting makes it immediately clear that this particular dead president knows the score: “I never thought I'd set foot in a theater again.” It turns out that Lincoln has received a dispensation “from belonging to the ages” to address 21st century audiences, primarily to dispel his “legend,” which “is sticking in my craw.” Opening at the Lincoln Memorial, Trotta's text merges biographical overview and self-assessment with the celebrated wit. Much of the material is familiar -- self-educated lawyer, his courtship of Mary Todd, the Cabinet of political rivals, Gettysburg, and so forth.
April 21, 1991 |
The Civil War may have ended nearly 126 years ago, but according to Jason Robards some Southerners are still fighting the War Between the States. And most of those Southerners still hate president Abraham Lincoln. They even hate the actors who play Honest Abe, Robards discovered. In Madison, Ga., where tonight's "The Perfect Tribute" on ABC, was filmed, the locals generally greeted him with contempt, said Robards, who plays Lincoln.
June 21, 2012 |
History remembers him as Honest Abe, Father Abraham, the Great Emancipator, even the Illinois Rail Splitter. But"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"? Who knew? Now, the secret life of the 16th president of the United States and his passion for ridding the world of "immortal blood sucking demons" is revealed for all to see. In 3-D, no less. It turns out that it wasn't just the lack of air-conditioning that made Lincoln miserable in the fetid air of 1860sWashington, D.C., it was all the undead he had to eradicate before the slaves could be freed and the Union made whole.