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Welcome to my website!  If you are interested in anything about Orphan Annie - this is the place to look!  I have been researching Mary Alice Smith - the real Orphan Annie and the Little Orphant Annie character in all her permutations since 2005.  My goal is to eventually write a book about this research.  However, I thought that people might be interested in finding out what I find out as my research progresses.  So I try to post to this site on a weekly basis - usually at the beginning of the week.  You can also follow me on Facebook! 


If you have some information that you feel can help me on my research - be sure to send me a message on my Tip Line in the About section. Thanks for visiting!

In researching the character, "Little Orphan Annie,"  I run across obscure sources that are not found on the web, and are not easily located in a library or an archival instutitution.  

I have been researching this topic in my "free time" - which isn't so free...

So this one is an interesting twist.  And, I happened to run across this by accident...

I was recently watching the 2001 movie "Pearl Harbor," which features Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett.  In the scene where the Army pilots with the Doolittle Raid are on the aircraft c...

February 3, 2018

Hello Again!  Long Time No See - - 

Yes it has been quite a while since I last posted to this site, and there is a very good reason for that.  There have been many changes in my life, and my focus has been elsewhere this past year or so.  

To bring you up...

Very early silent movies were all filmed on a cellulose nitrate film base or celluloid - which is a compound of nitrocellulose and camphor.  In fact, all movies made before the 1950's and the invention of "safety film" were photographed on this type of media.  This inc...

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