Swackett salutes Pope Francis — the supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III (Born December 17)
Swackett salutes Home Alone; a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for Christmas vacation in France over the holiday season. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film also features John Heard and Catherine O’Hara as Kevin’s parents.
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh are Swackett’s Peeps of the Day!
Pictured here in Gone With the Wind — an epic historical romance film set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Gone With the Wind went on to win the Best Picture Oscar in 1940. (Released December 15, 1939)
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are Swackett’s Peeps of the Day!
Swackett spotlight on Saving Mr. Banks — a film about author P. L. Travers — has she reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins. (Released December 13, 2013)
This half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.
Swackett remembers Magnum, P.I. — an American television series that ran from 1980 to 1988 starring Tom Selleck. Tom played Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series was rebooted in 2018 with Jay Hernandez playing the lead role. (first original episode December 11th, 1980)
Swackett remembers John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE; an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music. (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
Swackett remembers A Christmas Story: an American Christmas comedy film classic directed by Bob Clark starring Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin —with Peter Billingsley as Ralphie (pictured here in peep form wearing the dreaded bunny costume from his Aunt Clara). #swackettapp #holidaypeep #PeterBillingsley #YouBeenPeeped
Peep Artist: Aaron Greer
Broadcast Date: December 5, 2018
Swackett salutes Jeffrey Leon “Jeff” Bridges, an American actor, singer, and producer. In 1998 he starred as what is arguably his most famous role, The Dude, in the Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski. (born December 4th) #swackettapp #JeffBridges #Lebowski #YouBeenPeeped
Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug
Broadcast Date: December4, 2018