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Betty White Filmed Special Message for Fans 10 Days Before Her Death — Report

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Filmmaker Steve Boettcher said that Betty White’s message, recorded before the actress passed away on Dec. 31, will be shown in the movie special that’s airing on her 100th birthday.

Betty White did one final deed for her loyal fans before her incredible life came to an end on Dec. 31, 2021. The iconic TV actress apparently recorded a message for her countless admirers that will appear in the upcoming film event, Betty White: A Celebration, debuting in select theaters on her milestone 100th birthday on January 17. “She did a short little video for us… it was kind of a tribute to her fans that were going to be with her at the event,” Steve Boettcher, who created the special alongside Mike Trinklein, told Entertainment Tonight on Jan. 3. “It’s kind of a shout-out to her fans that she did 10 days before she passed away,” he added.

Betty White at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

“She looked amazing, she loved getting ‘glammed up,’ as she calls it, in her hair, makeup, she was just striking and beautiful,” Steve said about The First Lady of Television, who passed peacefully in her home just over a week after recording the video. “She was smiling and really she wanted to thank her fans sincerely, from the bottom of her heart, for all the support over the years,” Steve added to ET.

In addition to the personal video message, Betty White: A Celebration will include behind-the-scenes footage from some of her most beloved projects. It will also offer a look into Betty’s personal life, including her relationship with her office staff and efforts as an animal advocate. “I think just that she was happy and the eternal optimist,” Steve said about the late icon. “You’ll see that in the movie coming out on the 17th of January, that she has this unbelievable look at life and view of life and that it just rains through her entire career and her personal life. [She was] just the eternal optimist.”

Betty White at the 2012 Hero Dog Awards (Photo: Ryan Miller/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Betty White: A Celebration will screen in 900 movie theaters nationwide, but only on Betty’s birthday. The special will also feature appearances from her celebrity pals like Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel- Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and more. When the event was announced, Betty said in a statement, “Who doesn’t love a party?!? This one is gonna be GREAT!”

Sadly, Betty died mere weeks before her 100th birthday. Her pal Vicki Lawrence told Page Six that, according to a text conversation with Carol Burnett, Betty’s final word before she passed was “‘Allen” — as in her late husband Allen Ludden, who passed away in 1981 at the age of 72 from stomach cancer.

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Choose Some Disney Tunes and I’ll Give You an “Encanto” Quote for Inspiration

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“Even in our darkest moments, there’s light where you least expect it.”

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Temperature Textiles Translate Climate Crisis Data Into Colorful, Graphic Knits

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Temperature Textiles Translate Climate Crisis Data into Colorful, Graphic Knits

January 21, 2022

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Creating tangible records of weather patterns has been a long-running practice for crafters and designers interested in visually documenting the effects of the climate crisis over time. Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach, of the Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based studio Raw Color, join this endeavor with their new collection of knitted goods that embed data about temperature changes, the sea’s rising levels, and emissions directly within their products’ patterns.

In each design, the duo translates data from the IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, into colorful, line graphics that represent four possible outcomes for the world through the year 2100. The titular Temperature Textiles rely on warm shades, sea level uses cool blues, purples, and greens, and emissions a combination of the two to visualize the changes.

Raw Color shares more specifics about the data behind Temperature Textiles on its site, where you can also shop the collection of flat and double knits. Follow the studio on Instagram to keep up with its latest designs. (via Design Milk)

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An Annual ‘Giant Letter’ Installation Displays a Heartfelt Note From a 100-Foot-Tall Boy Named Bobby

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An Annual ‘Giant Letter’ Installation Displays a Heartfelt Note from a 100-Foot-Tall Boy Named Bobby

January 21, 2022

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2020 in Austin. All images (C) Giant Letter, shared with permission

Every year on December 12, a handwritten letter on oversized lined paper appears on a residential lawn in Chicago or Austin. The massive constructions, which stand between 8- and 12-feet high, are part of an ongoing project that shares heartfelt messages between an imaginary 100-foot-tall boy named Bobby and those who matter most in his life (aka his mother Lucinda, cat Mr. McFluffins, and Santa).

Chicago-based artists Caro D’Offay and Laura Gilmore began Giant Letter back in 2012 as a way to connect with their community following the tragic killings at Sandy Hook Elementary. Marj Wormald joined the pair a few years later, and together, they’ve installed 10 iterations. “We’re trying to create an atmosphere,” D’Offay said in an interview. “The person standing there can in a way feel very small but also have big emotions. It can be transformative for someone, and they’re just walking their dog.”

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During its decade-long run, Giant Letter displays have included microscopes and astronomy books, huge pencils and cups of tea, and of course, chocolate chip cookies and milk. Every piece also sets a “Bobby box” nearby that encourages visitors to drop in messages they’d like to share with the child. In the most recent version installed at the intersection of Glenwood and Albion avenues in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, a 35-foot tool stretches alongside a letter from Bobby’s mother detailing her cancer diagnosis. “I know this is a much bigger tape measure than you probably need but I want you to dream big and make giant magic!” it reads.

Organizers say the 2021 installation will stay in its current spot indefinitely, although they’re hoping to transfer the project to a museum or gallery in the future. You can follow their progress on Instagram.

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