I've seen things you people wouldn't believe: Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time – like tears in rain... Time to die.
On September 19, 1989, The Learning Tree (written and directed by Gordon Parks and released in 1969) was named to the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It was the first major studio film to be directed by an African American, and is based on Parks' semi-autobiographical novel of the same name published in 1964. #TodayInBlackHistory
Pearl Fay White (March 4, 1889 – August 4, 1938) was an American film actress. White began her career on the stage at the age of six. She later moved on to silent film appearing in a number of popular serials. Dubbed the "Queen of the serials", White was noted for doing the majority of her own stunts in several film serials, most notably in The Perils of Pauline. White was raised in Springfield, Missouri.