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Helen Walker was a beautiful and bright actress whose career never reached its full potential, in spite of her evident talent. She was a successful actress on Broadway, and in 1942 her performance in the play “Jason” was so impressive that she was signed up to act in films. She immediately earned good notice and received star billing in her film debut, Lucky Jordan (1942), starring Alan Ladd. During the mid-1940s she had continued success with strong performances in offbeat but entertaining and successful films like The Man in Half Moon Street (1945), the satirical Brewster’s Millions (1945), and the murder spoof Murder, He Says (1945), which starred Fred MacMurray. Achieving both artistic and box office success, she was clearly on the brink of major stardom. She won the starring role in the prestigious film Heaven Only Knows (1947). But all that changed on New Year’s Eve of 1946 when she picked up three hitchhiking World War II veterans while driving to Los Angeles from Palm Springs, where she had been vacationing. She had a terrible accident, hitting a divider and wrecking the car, which flipped several times. One of the soldiers died and the other two were severely injured. Walker herself was seriously injured, including a broken pelvis. But her career suffered even greater and longer-lasting damage. The survivors of the accident accused her of driving drunk and speeding, and she was brought to trial. She suffered bad press and faced a public that was grateful to World War II veterans for having won the war, and was replaced in Heaven Only Knows (1947). Although she was acquitted of criminal charges, many fans turned against her and major studios were hesitant to hire her. She tried to adapt by portraying ruthless and manipulative women in dark murder mysteries, in which she again showed great talent. She performed with great aplomb in Nightmare Alley (1947), the gritty urban police drama Call Northside 777 (1948), and Impact (1949), an unconventional murder drama that featured a fatal automobile accident her character helped cause. But she could not overcome the stigma of the veteran’s death. By the 1950s, she was reduced to low-budget films that received little notice. After winning a minor role in the Cornel Wilde police drama The Big Combo (1955), her film career ended and she only appeared in a few television shows. In 1960, she made her last television appearance, and that same year her house burned down. Some remaining friends from show business helped her, with some fellow actresses staging a benefit for her, which touched her deeply. She faded from the public view and during the 1960s she experienced health problems. In 1968, she died of cancer. She was 47 years old. —IMDb
If the film is an adaptation, I believe you usually include under ‘SCR’ the author of the original source, in addition to the scriptwriter(s)? If so, the author of the novel is of course Yasunari Kawabata.
“My father was a poet and protege of Longfellow. Victor Herbert was a family friend and frequent guest in our home, and it was through him that I first went on the stage.”
Doris Kenyon (September 5, 1897 – September 1, 1979) was an American popular actress of motion pictures and television.
She grew up in Syracuse, New York, where her family had a home at 1805 Harrison Street. Her father, Dr. James B. Kenyon, was a Methodist Episcopal Church minister at University Church. Kenyon studied at Packer College Institute and later at Columbia University. She sang in the choirs of Grace Presbyterian and Bushwick Methodist Churches in Brooklyn, New York.
Her voice attracted the attention of Broadway theatrical scouts who enticed her to become a performer on the stage. She first appeared in the Victor Herbert operetta The Princess Pat.
In 1915 she made her first film, The Rack, with World Film Company of Fort Lee, New Jersey. One of the most remembered films of her early career is Monsieur Beaucaire (1924). In this production she starred opposite Rudolph Valentino.
She was with Paramount Pictures for the studio’s first dramatic, all-talking movie, Intereference, in 1928.
Kenyon was cast opposite actor George Arliss in two films. These are Alexander Hamilton (1931) and Voltaire (1933). She participated in Counsellor at Law (1933) with John Barrymore. In the autumn of 1935 Doris appeared with Ramon Navarro in the play, A Royal Miscarriage, in London, England.
After sixty movies, Kenyon’s picture career ended with a cameo in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939).
Kenyon continued her acting career in television in the 1950s. She was cast in episodes of The Secret Storm (1954), Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, All Our Yesterdays (1958), and 77 Sunset Strip.
Following her film career she launched a singing career which she had first pursued as a girl. She gave this up to live in semi-retirement in Beverly Hills, California.
Kenyon was married a number of times. Her first husband was the actor Milton Sills. He wed Kenyon in 1926. She was widowed in 1930. She had one son with Sills named Kenyon. She married prosperous New York real estate broker, Arthur Hopkins, in 1933. The two divorced the following year, citing incompatibility. In 1938 Doris married Albert D. Lasker, owner of Lord & Thomas, a prosperous advertising agency. They divorced in 1939. Her final marriage was to Bronislaw Mlynarski. He was the son of composer Emil Młynarski and the brother-in-law of Arthur Rubenstein.
Doris Kenyon died in 1979 at her Beverly Hills home, of cardiac arrest, four days before her 82nd birthday.—Wikiepedia
“What a fool cannot learn he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy.”
Marie Corelli (1 May 1855 – 21 April 1924) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli’s novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as “the favourite of the common multitude.”
Mary Mackay was born in London, the illegitimate daughter of Scottish poet and songwriter Dr. Charles Mackay and his servant, Elizabeth Mills. In 1866, 11-year-old Mary was sent to a Parisian convent to further her education. She returned to Britain 4 years later in 1870.
Mackay began her career as a musician, adopting the name Marie Corelli for her billing. Eventually she turned to writing and published her first novel, A Romance of Two Worlds, in 1886. In her time, she was the most widely-read author of fiction. Her works were collected by Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill, and members of the British Royal Family, among others.
Mackay faced criticism from the literary elite for her overly melodramatic writing. In The Spectator, Grant Allen called her “a woman of deplorable talent who imagined that she was a genius, and was accepted as a genius by a public to whose commonplace sentimentalities and prejudices she gave a glamorous setting.” 3James Agate represented her as combining “the imagination of a Poe with the style of an Ouida and the mentality of a nursemaid.”
A recurring theme in Corelli’s books is her attempt to reconcile Christianity with reincarnation, astral projection, and other mystical ideas. Her books were a part of the foundation of today’s New Age religion. Her portrait was painted by Helen Donald-Smith.
Corelli spent her final years in Stratford-upon-Avon. There, she fought hard for the preservation of Stratford’s 17th-century buildings, and donated money to help their owners remove the plaster or brickwork that often covered their original timber framed facades. Novelist Barbara Comyns Carr mentions Corelli’s guest appearance at an exhibition of Anglo Saxon items found at Bidford-on-Avon in 1923.
Corelli’s eccentricity became well-known. She would boat on the Avon in a gondola, complete with a gondolier that she had brought over from Venice. In his autobiography, Mark Twain, who had a deep dislike of Corelli, describes visiting her in Stratford and how the meeting changed his perception. She died in Stratford and is buried there in the Evesham Road cemetery. Her house, Mason Croft, still stands on Church Street and is now the home of the Shakespeare Institute.
For over 40 years, Corelli lived with her companion, Bertha Vyver; when she died she left everything to her friend. Although she didn’t self-identify as a lesbian, biographers and critics have noted the erotic descriptions of female beauty that appear regularly in Corelli’s novels. Descriptions of the deep love between the two women by their contemporaries have added to the speculation that their relationship may have been romantic. Following Corelli’s death, Sidney Walton reminisced in the Yorkshire Evening News:
One of the great friendships of modern times knit together the hearts and minds of Miss Marie Corelli and Miss Bertha Vyver… Her own heart was the hearth of her comrade, and thought and love of ‘Marie’ thrilled through Miss Vyver’s veins… In loneliness of soul, Miss Vyver mourns the loss of one who was nearer and tenderer to her than a sister… Over the fireplace in the fine, old spacious lounge at Mason Croft the initials M. C. and B. V. were carven into one symbol. And it was the symbol of life.
Corelli also expressed a passion for the artist Arthur Severn, to whom she wrote daily letters from 1906 to 1917. Severn was the son of Joseph Severn and close friend to John Ruskin. In 1910, Arthur Severn and Corelli collaborated on The Devil’s Motor with Severn providing illustrations for Corelli’s story. Her love for the long-married painter, her only known romantic attachment to a man, remained unrequited and, in fact, Severn often belittled Corelli’s success.
Corelli is generally accepted to have been the inspiration for at least two of E. F. Benson’s characters in his Lucia series of six novels and a short story. The main character, Emmeline “Lucia” Lucas, is a vain and snobbish woman of the upper middle class with an obsessive desire to be the leading light of her community, to associate with the nobility, to see her name reported in the social columns, and a comical pretension to education and musical talent, neither of which she possesses. She also pretends to be able to speak Italian, something Corelli was known to have done. The character of Miss Susan Leg is an author of highly successful but pulpish romance novels who writes under the name of Rudolph da Vinci and first appears in Benson’s work a few years after Marie Corelli’s death in 1924.
It is also most probable that Corelli was the inspiration for “Rita’s” (Eliza Margaret Jane Humphreys. 1850-1938) main character in Diana of the Ephesians; which was published a year before E. F. Benson’s first Lucia novel, and had been rejected by Hutchinson, who later published the “Lucia” Lucas novels.
In 2007, the British film Angel, based on a book by Elizabeth Taylor, was released as a thinly-veiled biography of Corelli. The film starred Romola Garai in the Corelli role and also starred Sam Neill and Charlotte Rampling. It was directed by François Ozon, who stated “the character of Angel was inspired by Marie Corelli, a contemporary of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria’s favourite writer. Corelli was one of the first writers to become a star, writing best-sellers for an adoring public. Today she has been totally forgotten, even in England.”—Wikipedia
“There is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped.”
One day in Sherwood Anderson’s life, Nov. 28, 1912, has assumed mythic proportions in the story of American literature. This was the day he “left business for literature,” simply walking out of his office as president of the Anderson Manufacturing Co. (Home of “Roof-Fix Cure for Roof Troubles”) in Elyria, Ohio, not only giving up a dream of becoming rich in American business, but also abandoning his responsibilities as a middle-class citizen, including a wife and three small children.
Although this account oversimplifies a process that took several messy, frequently unhappy years, it is nevertheless true in spirit, making Anderson the best-known archetype of the gifted American caught between the pull of riches, success, respectability, and family responsibility on the one hand and the call of creativity, probably to be accompanied only by penury and disappointment, on the other.
Anderson was born into a poor family in Camden, Ohio, on Sept. 13, 1876, but spent his formative years in the town of Clyde, Ohio, which inspired the setting of many of his stories. He worked in Chicago as a laborer in 1896-1898, then served in the Spanish-American War. He attended Wittenberg Academy in Springfield, Ohio, in 1900, then went to Chicago, where he soon gained some success as an advertising writer.
In 1904, he married Cornelia Lane of Toledo, fathered two sons and a daughter during the next several years, and displayed unusual talent for success in the mail-order paint business. Following a difficult period of marital and business problems, he suffered a psychological crisis, which led to his leaving this business and his family and returning to Chicago to pursue a writing career.
In 1916, Anderson divorced Cornelia and married Tennessee Mitchell. He also published his first novel that year, Windy McPherson’s Son. Then he gained wide recognition with the publication in 1919 of Winesburg, Ohio. This book made Anderson a revolutionary force in both the form and subject matter of the American short story. During this time, he also published Marching Men (1917). Among the other notable books published by Anderson at the height of his reputation in the early 1920s were the novel Poor White (1920), the story collections The Triumph of the Egg (1921), and Horses and Men (1923), and the autobiographical A Story Teller’s Story (1924).
His marriage to Tennessee was not a success, and in 1922 he left Chicago for New York, then Reno, Nev. After his divorce in 1924, he married Elizabeth Prall, and they moved to New Orleans. During this period he wrote Many Marriages (1923) and Dark Laughter (1925).
In the summer of 1925, the Andersons vacationed in Troutdale, Va. He liked the Grayson County area so much that he bought farmland beside Ripshin Creek, about four miles out of Troutdale, and built a house that he called Ripshin. In the fall of 1927, he purchased the Marion Publishing Company, in Marion, Va., 22 miles to the northwest, and became editor and publisher of two weekly newspapers, articles from which were collected in a 1929 book, Hello Towns. He and Elizabeth separated in late 1928 and in 1933 he married Eleanor Copenhaver, a Marion native and national YWCA official. Under her influence, he traveled throughout the South, touring factories and studying labor conditions. Their marriage proved to be a happy one.
In the 1930s, Anderson began to write about labor conditions in the South. Among his publications in the 1930s are Beyond Desire (1932), Death in the Woods and Other Stories (1933); Puzzled America, a book of essays based upon his extensive travels throughout the United States (1935); and Kit Brandon, a novel (1936).
During this time, Anderson spent summers at Ripshin. He and Eleanor usually traveled extensively the rest of the year. They were en route to South America when he died of peritonitis in Colon, Panama, on March 8, 1941.Anderson’s children saw him only occasionally during his busy life. And his grandchildren saw him even less when they were very young. Grandson Michael M. Spear wrote about one of these brief encounters.
Anderson never lost his zest for life, and his epitaph in Marion’s Round Hill Cemetery proclaims, as he directed, that “Life, Not Death, Is the Great Adventure.” The unusual gravemarker was designed by artist Wharton Esherick.
Sherwood Anderson was a major influence on a younger generation of important writers, including Faulkner, Hemingway, Wolfe, Steinbeck, and others, both through his writings and his acts of personal kindness. It was through his influence, for example, that first books of both Faulkner and Hemingway were published.—sherwoodandersonfoundation.com
Okay, how about now. Properly cropped etc. And still better quality than the current still!!
And an alternative still for Tromeo and Juliet:
“I would just never appear in public without looking like Dovima, who was to me an image of myself.”
Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba (December 11, 1927 – May 3, 1990), later known as Dorothy Horan, and best known as Dovima, was an American model during the 1950s.
Born in New York City, Dovima was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the following day. She worked closely with Richard Avedon, whose photograph of her in a floor-length black evening gown with circus elephants—"Dovima with the Elephants"—taken at the Cirque d’hiver, Paris, in August 1955, has become an icon. The gown was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent.
Dovima was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time. She had a cameo role as an aristocratic-looking, but empty-headed, fashion model with a Jackson Heights whine: Marion in Funny Face (Paramount, 1957).
Dovima gave birth to a daughter named Alison on July 14, 1958, in Manhattan. Alison’s father is Dovima’s second husband, Alan Murray.
She died of liver cancer on May 3, 1990 at the age of 62.—Wikipedia
Anita Strindberg (mubi.com/cast_members/35051) and Ray Lovelock (mubi.com/cast_members/106751) are missing from the cast list of Umberto Lenzi’s Almost Human (mubi.com/films/almost-human).
Possible summary for the film (currently there isn’t one):
Guilio Sacchi (Tomas Milian) is a small-time hood disillusioned with the crime syndicate for which he works. Looking to make some big money fast, he and some friends kidnap the beautiful Marilù (Laura Belli), the daughter of a billionaire and demand 500 million Lira as ransom. However, hot on his heels is Inspector Grandi (Henry Silva) a hardened cop who only becomes more hell-bent on catching Guilio and his gang with each corpse he finds. Director Lenzi reflects on the “Years of Lead” in Italy, a time when terrorists caused chaos and police action was judged as deficient. —Shameless Screen Entertainment (www.shameless-films.com/titles/almost-human/)
Executive producer: Ritchard Findlay
Producer: Ritchard Findlay, Marc Stephenson
Screenplay: Terrance Odette
Cinematography: Arthur E. Cooper
Editor: David Wharnsby
Music: Neil Clark
Theodore “Ted”/“Half Ted” Raimi (born December 14, 1965) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Lieutenant Tim O’Neill in seaQuest DSV and Joxer the Mighty in Xena: Warrior Princess/Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Raimi is the younger brother of Evil Dead & Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, who directed him in Xena and Hercules, as well as in the Spider-Man movies.
Theodore Raimi was born in Detroit, Michigan, as a son of Celia Barbara (née Abrams), a lingerie store proprietor, and Leonard Ronald Raimi, a furniture store proprietor. When he was young, Bruce Campbell was his babysitter. Raimi attended University of Michigan, New York University, then finally University of Detroit before graduating. He began acting as an extra in his elder brother, director Sam Raimi’s Super 8 films. His eldest brother, Ivan Raimi, a doctor, is also involved in the film industry as a screenwriter and occasional contributor to Sam’s movies. Ted also has an older sister, Andrea Raimi Rubin, who is currently a court reporter.
Raimi’s motion picture credits include most of his brother Sam’s films, including The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Darkman and the Spider-Man series, as well as roles in such features as Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Lunatics: A Love Story, Skinner, Shocker, Born Yesterday and Stuart Saves his Family. He is known for his roles as the communication officer Lt. Tim O’Neill on the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (later seaQuest 2032) and the warrior wannabe Joxer on Xena: Warrior Princess. He also provided the voice of the character “Invader Skoodge” in the animated series Invader Zim. His character on seaQuest DSV, Lt. Tim O’Neill, was originally named “Mack O’Neill”. Several early promo photos still have the original name visible on his costume.
Raimi wrote the original “Joxer the Mighty” song in Xena. –Wikipedia
I do not attempt to orchestrate my career. I let God do that. I like horror movies. To me, they are a very legitimate place for an actor to work. It’s a great arena for me to experiment, to play a range of different funky characters. I like what I’m doing and I hope it shows on the screen. Acting is a great gig. It pays well, I get to meet some nice people and it allows me to play a lot of golf. I’m a real lucky guy.
Clinton “Clint” Howard (born April 20, 1959) is an American film and television actor. He is a character actor with numerous brief appearances on television and films. He has played many bit parts in movies directed by his brother, actor-turned-director Ron Howard. He is also the uncle of actress Bryce Dallas Howard. His sister-in-law Cheryl Howard is also an actress. –Wikipedia
Melody TimeUnited States
DIR Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske
PROD: Walt Disney
SCR: John Walbridge, Jesse Marsh, Art Scott, Winston Hibler, Erdman Penner, Ken Anderson, Harry Reeves, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, Joe Rinaldi, William Cottrell, Bob Moore, Hardie Gramatky
DP: Winston C. Hoch
CAST: Buddy Clark, Dennis Day, Roy Rogers, The Andrews Sisters, Fred Waring, Ethel Smith, Frances Langford, Bob Nolan
ED: Donald Halliday, Thomas Scott
ANIM: Ward Kimball, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Les Clark, Rudy Larriva, Hal King, Ken O’Brien, Cliff Nordberg, Robert Cannon, Hal Ambro, John Sibley, Marvin Woodward
MUSIC: Freddy Martin, Joyce Kilmer, Ray Gilbert, Eliot Daniel, Johnny Lange, Walter Kent, Bobby Worth, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
SOUND: Robert O. Cook, C.O. Slyfield, Harold J. Steck
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Michele Monique Reis (Chinese: 李嘉欣; born 20 June 1970) was a Hong Kong actress.
Reis was born in Macau which was then a Portuguese colony. Reis is of mixed ancestry as her father is Portuguese and her mother is Cantonese. So, she can be considered as a macanese. Reis attended Maryknoll Convent School, and matriculated from St. Paul’s Secondary School.
Reis started modelling at the age of 14. She first came to fame when she won the 1988 Miss Hong Kong Pageant at the age of 18. Reis was also the first Miss Chinese International in the same year. Following her Miss Chinese International crowning, she went on to participate in the Miss World 1988 pageant, where she promoted the image of Hong Kong. She was then supposed to compete in the Miss Universe 1989 pageant but withdrew due to health problems.
Reis started to build a career within the entertainment industry in the 1990s. She starred in commercials eventually leading to movies. She has also appeared in music videos and TVB television episodes.
Previously Reis had a well-known and long-term relationship with tycoon Joseph Lau,and it’s said that she led to Lau’s divorce. Reis married business tycoon Julian Hui on 23 November 2008, following a very public two-year courtship. Julian was formerly married to Pansy Ho, the daughter of Macau casino businessman Stanley Ho.
Reis gave birth to a baby boy, Jayden Max Hui, on 8 February 2011 via Caesarean section at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. At birth, Jadyen weighed 2.93 kilograms and measured 49 cm long. –Wikipedia
Kandyse McClure (born March 22, 1980) is an actress, best known for playing Anastasia Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel’s television program Battlestar Galactica. –Wikipedia
Meagan Monique Good was born in 8 August 1981 in Panorama, California, USA. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like “The Parent ’Hood” (1995), “Touched by an Angel” (1994), “Moesha” (1996), “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996) and “The Division” (2001). She also starred in “Raising Dad” (2001) with Bob Saget. (IMDb)
Still for Never a Dull Moment
Isabella Rossellini should really be listed as a cast member, not as a filmmaker/director.
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Please, add this picture for http://mubi.com/films/beauty-remains
+ http://mubi.com/cast_members/213024 and http://mubi.com/cast_members/37747 are the same actress. Please remove Xun Zhou page and add films from Xun ZHou page to Zhou Xun page.
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English title: The Hungry Stones
Colour: Black and White
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