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Tom Barnes

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Born
in Ft. Myers, Florida, The United States
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American founding fathers, Col. John West and history.

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October 2008

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I was born in Fort Myers, Florida and when I was five years old my family moved to Central Georgia, the land my great grandfather fought for in places like Gettysburg, Cold Harbor and Saylers Creek.
I grew up listening to Civil War stories and faithfully recorded them into my journal. I studied English literature at Middle Georgia College and drama at the Pasadena Playhouse.
My military service was spent in naval aviation where I became a member of an
elite group known as the Hurricane Hunters. Squadron 114 flew routine patrol flights out of Miami into the Caribbean and South Atlantic in search of Tropical Storms. Once a storm was located the path and growth was watched and charted. The information we gathered was then passed along the Wea
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This Week
Ninotchka
Political
Writers Notebook

Ninotchka background.

Ninotchka didn't start out as a political satire, MGM wanted to find comedy material for Greta Garbo and were searching around when Bernie Heymann an MGM executive producer while at the Hollywood Brown Derby asked Melchior Lengyel if he had a good comedy up his sleeve that they could use for Garbo. Lengyel said no he didn't but he... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 05, 2011 15:18 • 402 views • Tags: billy-wilder, ernst-lubitsch, greta-garbo, hollywood, melvyn-douglas, moscow, ninotchka
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message 16: by Tom

Tom Barnes John wrote: "Hey Tom,

I'll have to drop in and read your blogs. It just so happens that I write books myself.

John Foxjohn
www.johnfoxjohnhome.com"


John wrote: "Hey Tom,

I'll have to drop in and read your blogs. It just so happens that I write books myself.

John Foxjohn
www.johnfoxjohnhome.com"


Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, have been away from Goodreads for a while. I find it hard to navigate, but will give it another try.
We'll talk books.
Tom Barnes


message 15: by Tom

Tom Barnes Hi John,
Thanks and I'll be posting a bit later today.
Lets stay in touch.
Tom


message 14: by John

John Foxjohn Hey Tom,

I'll have to drop in and read your blogs. It just so happens that I write books myself.

John Foxjohn
www.johnfoxjohnhome.com


message 13: by Tom

Tom Barnes Hi Jessie,
Happy Tuesday to you too. Today I'm working on a feature for my Wednesday blog post at www.RocktheTower.com. Early 1937 Selznick was searching for actress to play Scarlett in Gone With the Wind. Check it out tomorrow.
Tom


message 12: by Jessie

Jessie Hey Tom, happy Tuesday


message 11: by Tom

Tom Barnes Hi Jeannie,
Thanks for the comment and I would appreciate it if you would follow my blog at www.RocktheTower.com and comment there also.
Tom


message 10: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Tom for adding me as a friend. Your bio was very interesting!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 9: by Tom

Tom Barnes Hi Elizabeth,
Or could it be Liz (easier)
In either case we'll talk about books and I'll have some things to say about writing and blogging.
Friend,
Tom


message 8: by E.A.

E.A. thanks for the friendship, Tom.


message 7: by Tom

Tom Barnes Hi Bradley,
Busy day putting some material together for a talk to writers group on Saturday.
I'm an old flyer and had an interest in US Air's miracle on the Hudson. Glad it turned out well.
For my take on the Oscars check out my blog at www.RocktheTower.com
Tom


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 5: by Tom

Tom Barnes Hi Lisette,
Thanks friend. And like they say in the song in South Pacific 'Getting to Know you' check out my blog for latest scoop on the Oscars at www.RocktheTower.com
Tom


Lisette Brodey Hi Tom:

So very nice to be in your friend space here. Thank you.

Lisette


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Roger Cottrell Hi Tom,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads,
ROGER


Robert Thanks Tom. Fantastic to meet you.


Stephany Spencer Tom, I'm glad I checked out this site. Thanks for sending it. It is sooo inspiring! Yes, the books listed as "Good Reads" -- all that I have read so far -- ARE among my fave reads! I may use this website down the line as time permits!

Thanks again and take care! Steph


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