Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Martha Graham and L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard was 13 when he was made an Eagle Scout on April Fool's Day in 1924. He went on to become a science fiction novelist and theologian. The two careers dovetailed in an interesting way in 1949, an anecdote which appears on page 141 of A Book of Ages.

Dancer and choreographer Martha Graham died on this day in 1991. She was 96 and busy choreographing a dance for the Barcelona Olympics. She also appears in A Book of Ages at 42 and 76, when she finally retired from dancing.

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