James Joyce

The future writer typically fails to show up in one scene of the 'Rising' chapter in the second book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga. But some of the characters in the story visit the Volta cinema he is running; and his friend Oliver St John Gogarty, who was a striking Dublin figure, plays a part in the tale.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first MGM Lion was Irish. The iconic MGM lion, which appears before every MGM film since the studio’s birth, has been a number of different lions since the early 20th century, but the very first MGM Lion was a Dubliner! Slats, born in the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was used on every black and white MGM film between 1924 and 1928. To this day, he is the only MGM lion not to roar, though reportedly he could growl on cue.




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