n The 1958-61 TV series “Peter Gunn” is remembered for its innovative use of jazz music, at a time when most TV music was rather less inspired. The “Peter Gunn” composer and conductor was Henry Mancini, hired by producer Blake Edwards. Mancini and Edwards would work together for the next 35 years on nearly 30 films. By the way, at the piano in Mancini’s “Peter Gunn” orchestra was future “Star Wars” composer John Williams.

In the Jonathan Swift book “Gulliver’s Travels,” the ship on which the title character serves as a physician is wrecked near what island?

A) Tasmania

B) Bermuda

C) Madagascar

D) Sicily

Monday’s answer: According to the Tolkien Society of England, “TOLL-KEEN” is the correct pronunciation of “Tolkien,” with equal stress on both syllables.


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